Escape to LA
Series 4 Episode 4
The fight against PhiCorp takes the Torchwood team to California, where a trap is waiting, while Oswald and Jilly find themselves with an enemy of their own.
Memorable Quotes
  • Rex: Ugh, 27,000 miles. Man, am I sick of your ugly faces!
  • Gwen: Wow, look at that horizon! We've reached the edge of America!
    Jack: Decades since I saw the Pacific. Must be about 70 years.
    Esther: Are you kidding when you say things like that?
    Jack: Oh-ho-ho! I wonder...
  • Gwen: Can't we stay here, by the sea? Not some stinking, dirty pit for once, Jack! Please?
  • Jack: We're travelling circus folk.
    Rex: (About Jack) Yeah, and he's the clown.
    Gwen: I'm the bearded woman, but I shaved.
    Jack: Yeah, you missed a bit.
  • Jack: Our greatest problem is that what's happened to the world is invisible. But quite by chance, Oswald's found himself right at the heart of it. George Eliot wrote this chapter in Middlemarch. She said that if you take a piece of metal with random scratches all over it and hold a flame up to the metal, the scratches look like they're forming patterns, circling around the light. And that's Oswald. He's blazing away and patterns are starting to revolve around him. And all we have to do is keep watching.
  • Jilly: (To Oswald) It is not my job to like you. I will find your coffee, I will accompany you to the studio, recommend whether Diane Sawyer is better than Piers Morgan. All that and more. But between me and you, it's your hands. I can't look at your hands without thinking about what they did.
  • Jack: (To Gwen) You are so never doing that accent again.
    Gwen: I am mortified. I am absolutely mortified!
  • Oswald: (To Jilly) The moment I lose my platform, I get thrown back to the mob, and I'm not doing that. Do you hear me? I am never going back.
  • Oswald: You've been abandoned, all of you. You're the unwanted, and there are people out there who are preaching all sorts of dangerous lies about you. And who is out there talking on your behalf? Hmm? I'm here to tell you, I will. I promise, I will. Because you need help. You need food, and you need security. And I swear to you, I will not rest until those things are given to you. And I will help you.
  • Rhys: Gwen, it's too late.
    Gwen: They've got my dad, Jack. They've got my dad.