Episode Synopses... and a little about each character!



Episode one:  Everything Changes

When Gwen Cooper, a cop, witnesses the resurrection of a murder victim, it begins her journey into a dangerous underworld of savage monsters and alien hunters.  Her chance encounter with the enigmatic Captain Jack Harkness and the Torchwood team will change her life forever.

Premieres Saturday, September 8 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT.


Episode two:  Day One

An alien addicted to sex is let loose on Cardiff ’s nightlife, leaving a trail of gruesome deaths in its wake.  Captain Jack and Torchwood must track down the creature’s new host and in doing so, confront a violent new form of love in the 21st Century.

Premieres Saturday, September 15 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT.


Episode three:  Ghost Machine

When Gwen retrieves an alien object from a fleeing thug, she’s haunted by a vision of a lonely young boy. As the team track down the object’s elusive owner, Owen experiences an even more terrifying vision and a long buried crime resurfaces.

Premieres Saturday, September 22 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT.


Episode four:  Cyberwoman

In the basement of the Torchwood building, Ianto Jones hides a terrible secret. As a Japanese doctor attempts to rescue the soul of a half-Cybernised woman (Caroline Chikezie, Footballers Wive$, Brothers and Sisters), a quiet day in Torchwood quickly becomes a living nightmare. Has Ianto unleashed a force that will destroy his colleagues?

Premieres Saturday, September 29 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT.


Episode five:  Small Worlds

Supernatural forces stalk the suburbs of Cardiff : but are they friendly or malevolent?  And what do they want with the seemingly normal Pierce family? As nightmares of his past haunt Jack, can his old friend Estelle Cole (Eve Pearce) help him prevent the tragedy brewing in a suburban household?

Premieres Saturday, October 6 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT.


Episode six:  Countrycide

Concerned that the space-time rift is spreading, Torchwood investigates a series of gruesome deaths in the village of Brynblaidd in the picturesque Welsh Brecon Beacons. What sort of creature could cause such shocking injuries? Stranded without communications or equipment, and isolated from one another, the team confronts a terrifying enemy.

Premieres Saturday, October 13 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT.


Episode seven: Greeks Bearing Gifts

Toshiko is given an alien pendant which enables her to hear other people’s thoughts.  As the rest of the Torchwood team puzzle over a centuries-old skeleton, the pendant forces Toshiko to question her commitment to Torchwood: is her new-found ability a blessing or a curse?

Premieres Saturday, October 20 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT.


Episode eight:  They Keep Killing Suzie

Torchwood is linked to a series of brutal murders around the city.  As Jack and the team investigate further, it becomes clear somebody wants their attention. What is Pilgrim? And how is it connected to a figure from Torchwood’s past? The resurrection days are far from over.

Premieres Saturday, October 27 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT.


Episode nine:  Random Shoes

When Eugene (Paul Chequer, Sinchronicity) wakes to find himself (a) dead and (b) invisible to the rest of the world, he knows something has gone wrong.   Eugene knows there is one person he can rely on to discover the truth behind his death: Gwen Cooper.

Premieres Saturday, November 3 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT.


Episode ten:  Out of Time

When a plane from 1953 makes an unexpected landing in present-day Cardiff , its three passengers are shocked to learn they can never go back to their own time. Torchwood helps them to settle into contemporary society, but this simple task has painful emotional consequences.

Premieres Saturday, November 10 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT.


Episode eleven:  Combat

Savage aliens are being kidnapped from the streets of Cardiff and Torchwood wants to know why.  Owen is sent undercover to find out who is behind it and soon befriends the charismatic Mark Lynch (Alex Hassell).  Beneath the veneer of normal city life, Owen discovers a shocking subculture.  Can he avoid being sucked in?

Premieres Saturday, November 17 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT.


Episode twelve:  Captain Jack Harkness

While investigating reports of ghostly music, Jack and Toshiko find themselves stranded in a packed dance hall – in 1941. As Gwen, Owen and Ianto work to rescue their colleagues, Jack and Toshiko meet a handsome young American squadron leader by the name of… Captain Jack Harkness.

Premieres Saturday, November 24 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT.


Episode thirteen: End of Days

The rift has been opened, and time is splintering all over the world. As events spiral out of control, the Torchwood team members are faced with fragments of their pasts – and terrifying visions of their futures. Can Captain Jack save the world?

Premieres Saturday, December 1 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT.




Captain Jack Harkness

A man with an enigmatic past, Jack leads his team through danger and temptation. The team know very little about this mysterious figure: only that someone with that name disappeared in the middle of the Second World War – but that couldn’t be him, could it? Looks late 30s, but probably much, much older, Jack is from the far future but, for undisclosed reasons, has chosen to head up Torchwood. The heart and soul of the team, Jack is pragmatic and practical – if sacrificing a life to save many is the only option, he’ll take it.  Ambivalent to sexual boundaries, Jack’s life remains private.


Suzie Costello

Second-in-charge and an expert in alien hardware, Suzie is conscientious and hard-working.  Her focus is to catalog and understand the devices that come into Torchwood’s possession and her enthusiasm borders on an obsession. To Suzie, there is no better job than working for Torchwood – in fact, there is no other job for her.

    Gwen Cooper

Gwen’s daily routine as a cop and devoted girlfriend to Rhys is turned upside-down when she encounters Torchwood.  Intrigued by her resourcefulness, they make her part of the team.  Passionate and driven, Gwen is the first (sometimes only) Torchwood member to see the human side to their work, but will she be able to maintain her ordinary life as she becomes more drawn into Torchwood’s world?


Owen Harper

Owen Harper is Torchwood’s scientist and medic.  He’s brilliant, but unfortunately knows it, and is too arrogant to have much consideration for the rules.  Owen is charming but also thoughtless and insolent, which sometimes leads him into confrontations with other members of the team.


Toshiko Sato

Quite simply, Tosh is a genius.  She specializes in all things technical – from her computer terminal in the Torchwood hub, she can make it look like you never existed. Her love of technology means she is rarely parted from it.  This has consequences for her private life, which she ensures remains exactly that – private.  Tosh is the least outgoing of the team.


Ianto Jones

Ruthlessly efficient, Ianto holds Torchwood together with his polite and calm exterior, ensuring the rest of the team has everything it needs.  And let’s not forget he looks good in a suit.  No one could be that restrained all the time, could they?



Gwen’s boyfriend is a transport manager. He’s caring and in love with Gwen, but has no knowledge of what her job at Torchwood involves.


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