Two months after death ends on a widespread scale, the global economy crashes hard. Rex has returned to the CIA, but Esther and Jack are hiding out in Scotland, while Gwen hides her father – still a category 1 who would normally be on the brink of death – from the authorities and resorts to drugstore smash-and-grabs to obtain the drugs needed to keep him comfortable. But Rex has his suspicions that someone within the CIA is sabotaging his attempts to trace the source of the miracle, or find any sign of the three families. Having shaken off his Phi-Corp PR handler, Oswald Danes unexpectedly turns up in Wales, claiming to know the name of the man who caused the miracle. Jack and Esther join Gwen in Wales to hear Danes’ information, only to find that it’s not the useful piece of information they expected – and yet it may reveal more than they think. Esther alerts Rex to their findings, and the team splits up: Jack and Gwen, reluctantly bringing Oswald Danes with them (mainly so Rhys won’t kill him), follow a lead to Shanghai, while Rex and Esther follow a lead to Buenos Ares. Still wounded from being shot escaping from Angelo Colasanto’s mansion, Jack is bleeding – and his blood is leading Torchwood to the source of the miracle.
written by John Fay
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), Lauren Ambrose (Jilly Kitzinger), Sharon Morgan (Mary Cooper), William Thomas (Geraint Cooper), Marina Benedict (Charlotte Willis), John de Lancie (Shapiro), Paul James (Noah Vickers), Teddy Sears (Blue Eyed Man), Frances Fisher (The Mother), Ian Hughes (Finch), Adam Silver (The Young Man), Willis Chung (Chinese Man), Danny Szam (Surveillance Guy), Jesse Wang (Chinese Worker), Gilbert Wynne (Old Man)
LogBook entry by Earl Green