The New World
Series 4 Episode 1
Agent Rex Matheson is impaled in a car crash and miraculously survives, while his analyst, Esther Drummond, sets out to discover what Torchwood is. Far away, in Wales, Gwen Cooper lives in hiding with her husband Rhys and daughter Anwen - she's the last surviving Torchwood member and is determined to stay hidden. In Kentucky, convicted murderer Oswald Danes survives his own execution. And when Esther meets the mysterious Captain Jack Harkness, assassins are activated to kill them all...
Memorable Quotes
  • Esther: Did you ever hear of Torchwood?
  • Rhys: You ok?
    Gwen: Yeah. Yeah. Dunno, just... bad dream.
    Rhys: What about?
    Gwen: Oh. Oh, what do you think? Torchwood.
  • Esther: (About Rex) The paramedics, they said he didn't stand a chance.
    Vera: Well, looks like someone changed the rules. Miracles got... easy.
  • Oswald: On the contrary, I would maintain, and my lawyers would maintain, my sentence was carried out successfully. Nothing went wrong. Absolutely nothing. The fact that life, and the laws of life on this earth, have changed is hardly my fault.
  • Rex: Do I get better? Do I heal? Or do I just hurt for the rest of my life? Because if this thing keeps going, the rest of my life is forever, right?
  • Rex: It's like someone cast a spell over the whole world. But what happens when it stops, huh? What happens to me then?
  • Jack: Come with me.
  • Esther: Is he going to die?
    Jack: Don't worry about it. No one dies these days.
  • Jack: (To Esther) Anyway, Captain Jack Harkness. Nice to meet you.
  • Esther: So what is Torchwood?
    Jack: Torchwood no longer exists.
    Esther: Then what was it?
  • Jack: The Torchwood Institute was set up by the British Royal Family in 1879 to defend the realm of Great Britain by investigating the unusual, the strange, and the alien.
    Esther: I'm kind of guessing "alien" doesn't mean foreign.
    Jack: Alien as in extraterrestrial.
    Esther: Oh my God...
  • Andy: (To Gwen) Long time no see!
  • Mary: (About Anwen) Look at her though. She's huge!
    Gwen: She's perfectly normal, Mum.
    Mary: Thought you were being fugal. What are you feeding her? Lard?
    Gwen: Yes, Mum, I'm feeding her lard. Keep telling her that and by the time she's 13, she'll have a complete psychological complex.
  • Rhys: See, the thing is, right, if you think Miracle Day is like a Torchwood case, others are going to think the same, aren't they? They're going to come looking for you, with guns, like they did in the old days!
  • Rex: What the hell is this bridge? The Severn Bridge?
    Esther: It connects England to Wales.
    Rex: What, you mean Wales is separate? It's like the British equivalent of New Jersey!
  • Gwen: So much for tying him up...
    Rhys: I've never tied up a person!
    Gwen: Men are good at knots. How many times have you told me that?
    Rhys: Yeah, at Christmas!
  • Jack: (To Gwen) Can't leave you alone for a minute!
  • Rex: Wales is insane!
  • Rex: Who the hell are you people!?
    Gwen: Torchwood.