Day Five
Series 3 Episode 5
Torchwood is defenceless and Gwen Cooper stands alone, as the final sanction begins. But as violence erupts and the world descends into anarchy, an ordinary housing estate becomes a battleground, where the future of the human race will be decided.
  • This is the first episode of Torchwood not to feature Gareth David-Lloyd (Ianto Jones).
  • This episode was intended to show how the human race reacted to the alien threat rather than the alien threat itself. In the pre-series press interview, creator Russell T Davies said: "...the way we sit in the West and watch footage of atrocities in different countries and imagine it's all so far away, and so impossible here - which is a nice, comfy lie we tell ourselves. That was the heart of it."
Memorable Quotes
  • Gwen: (On phone to Rhys) It's too late, sweetheart. They've killed him. Not just Clem, they've... they've killed Ianto.
  • PC Andy: Bloody hell fire!
  • Gwen: You cannot run away.
    Jack: Oh yes I can. Just watch me!
  • Gwen: That's what Torchwood does you see. It ruins your life.
    Rhys: How's it ruined?
    Gwen: Do you want to have kids in a world like this, Rhys?
    Rhys: You're not getting rid of it.
    Gwen: Is that right?
  • Gwen: It wasn't your fault.
    Jack: I think it was.
    Gwen: No.
    Jack: Steven and Ianto and Owen and Tosh and Suzie and... All of them. Because of me.
  • Jack: I have lived so many lives. It's time to find another one.