Rex extradites Jack and Gwen to the United States, leaving Rhys – who was never officially a member of Torchwood – in Wales with Anwen, Rhys’ and Gwen’s baby. Rex is mystified when one of his CIA superiors shows up unexpectedly in Wales to escort everyone back to Washington. On the flight back over the Atlantic, Jack falls deathly ill: someone else on the plane has poisoned him, and Rex quickly figures out that the hit has been carried out under orders, but probably not CIA orders. In Washington, Esther Drummond discovers that she and Rex have been set up, framed for something that they know nothing about, and tries to warn Rex that he can trust nobody once the plane lands on American soil. But unless Rex and Gwen can find out how Jack was poisoned, and find an antidote, half of Torchwood will already be gone before the plane lands.
written by Doris Egan
directed by Billy Gierhart
music by Murray Gold
Cast: John Barrowman (Captain Jack Harkness), Eve Myles (Gwen Cooper), Mekhi Phifer (Rex Matheson), Alexa Havins (Esther Drummond), Kai Owen (Rhys Williams), Bill Pullman (Oswald Danes), Lauren Ambrose (Jilly Kitzinger), Arlene Tur (Dr. Vera Juarez), Dichen Lachman (Lyn Peterfield), Marina Benedict (Charlotte Willis), Paul James (Noah Vickers), Tom Price (Sgt. Andy Davidson), Wayne Knight (Brian Friedkin), Tug Coker (Geoff Reed), Halley Feiffer (Lianna), Finn Witrock (Danny), Richard Augustine (George Sayer), Amy Benedict (Bridget Howe), Sedly Bloomfield (Man #2), Antonio D. Charity (Airport Security Cop), Erin Chenoweth (Greta), Ewan Chung (Yu-King So), Rachel Leah Cohen (Laurie), Joseph Eid (Man #1), Chrissie Marie Fit (Assistant), Bari Hochwald (ER Nurse), Scott Hoxby (Paul Goldstein), Ronobir Lahiri (Simran Baidwan), Don Luce (Gate Guard), David O’Donnell (Dr. Mandell), Jeffery Self (James Percey), Kristi Swensson (Woman), Luke White (EMT), A.J. Tannen (Government Clerk), Glenn Taranto (Security Chief), Richard Wharton (Dr. Paul Bell)
Notes: Wayne Knight unleashed forces he couldn’t control in Jurassic Park (1993), as well as uselessly unleashing Newman’s fury toward Jerry and gang throughout the series run of Seinfeld. Bari Hochwald is another Star Trek frequent flyer now appearching on Torchwood; she appeared as Dr. Bashir’s academic nemesis in Deep Space Nine, fell victim to a radioactive Federation space probe in one of Voyager’s final episodes, and appeared in an early, Klingon-centric episode of Enterprise. This episode’s mention that Oprah Winfrey is trying to land an interview with Oswald Danes would seem to either date Miracle Day prior to Oprah’s talk show going off the air in May 2011, or implies that Oprah’s show is still in production in whatever alternate timeline Torchwood takes place in. Miracle Day was already in production at around the time Winfrey announced her retirement from ongoing daytime TV.
LogBook entry by Earl Green