The Middle Men
Armed with video of the death of Dr. Vera Juarez in one of the “modules” that have been mandated by law in every overflow camp, Rex now has to escape the camp to get that evidence to the outside world. Having learned of the purpose of the modules, Gwen is taking more aggressive steps to rescue her father from the overflow camp in Wales. Jack, trying to find out who’s pulling the strings at Phi-Corp, pays a surprise visit to one of the company’s top executives, only to discover that Phi-Corp itself is just a pawn in a much larger game. With their cover blown, Rex and Esther find that they can’t escape the overflow camp without shedding blood – either their own or someone else’s – and now that death is back on the table, the stakes have just gotten higher. Even if Torchwood exposes the modules’ ability to kill, the Phi-Corp juggernaut – and whoever is behind it – remains unscathed in the public’s eyes.
written by John Shiban
directed by Guy Ferland
music by Murray Gold and Stu Kennedy
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), William Thomas (Geraint Cooper), Ernie Hudson (Stuart Owens), Fred Koehler (Ralph), Marc Vann (Colin Maloney), Jason Brooks (Press Secretary), Ciera Payton (Janet), Jonathan Spencer (Tony), Eric Steinberg (Zheng Yibao), Alexis Delarosa (Young Guard), Brittnee Garza (Worker), Brendan Hughes (Pidgeon), Liz Jenkins (Rachel), Lena Kaur (Dr. Patel), Janice Kent (Female Psychiatrist), Isaac Stephen Montgomery (Stern Soldier), William Patrick Riley (Hat Check Boy), Marty Ryan (Older Guard), Inger Tudor (Mrs. Owens)
Notes: Ernie Hudson is a favorite with genre audiences for his portrayal of Winston Zeddimore III, the fourth man to sign up for ghost-busting duty, in Ghostbusters and Ghostbusters II. Marc Vann, who plays the inept but ambitious head of the San Pedro overflow camp, is a regular on CSI; he also appeared in several episodes of Lost as an unnamed doctor, so his characters have abundant experience in dealing with people who aren’t in the habit of staying dead.
LogBook entry by Earl Green