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Torchwood: Dead of Night

As the Soulless cult takes to the streets, the new Torchwood team goes undercover to discover what Friedkin is hiding and who he works for. Meanwhile, PhiCorp recruits Oswald Danes as their spokesman to promote their new plan for the world.

Episode Info

Episode number: 4x3
Airdate: Thursday July 28th, 2011

Director: Bill Gierhart
Writer: Jane Espenson

Alternate Airdates:

US (starz) Jul 22, 2011 (Premiere!)
CA (SPACE) Jul 23, 2011
AU (Eleven) Aug 18, 2014

  • Currently 8.2/10
8.2/10 (11 Votes cast)
Special Guest Stars
Lauren Ambrose
As Jilly Kitzinger
Arlene Tur
As Dr. Vera Juarez

Guest Stars
Wayne Knight
As Brian Friedkin
Richard Gilliland
As Congressman Morganthall

Co-Guest Stars
Richard Augustine
As George Sayer
Randa Walker
As Candice Perlmutter
Tasha Ames
As Carla
Thea Andrews
As Local Reporter
Daryl Crittenden
As Young Man
Mitchell Edmonds
As Senior TV Anchor
Matt Eyde
As Atlanta Cop
Mary Garripoli
As Woman Tourist
Ted Mattison
As Phi-Corp Rep
Jason Medwin
As Sunroof Screamer
George Murdock
As Preacher
Brian Treitler
As Dr. Murphy (Dr. Carey Murphy)
Maurice Webster
As Cop (Officer Wood)
David Youse
As Dr. Rosenbloom
Main Cast
John Barrowman
As Captain Jack Harkness
Eve Myles
As Gwen Cooper
Mekhi Phifer
As Rex Matheson
Alexa Havins
As Esther Drummond
Kai Owen
As Rhys Williams
Bill Pullman
As Oswald Danes


Oswald gives an interview about what happened to himself and everyone else on Miracle Day. He insists that he’s no expert, but he admits that he’s a free man and that no one else is speaking out on subjects such as the fact that drug companies are profiting from the increased usage of painkillers and antibiotics...

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Episode Quotes
Rex: We both know I can't "kill" you. But you see, the beauty of this miracle is, if I shoot you just right, maybe you'll live in agony for, who knows how long, maybe a thousand years? Now you think about that. Because I've always wondered what part of the brain is memories, or personality, or... what lets you control your own bladder.

Gwen: And food, everybody is panicked by. So I had to go to the petrol station and all they had was crisps.
Esther: Oh, I think you mean "gas station" and "chips." Crisps are called "chips" over here.
Gwen: Thank you, Mrs. Translation.

Jack: You should be in the hospital.
Gwen: Hey, less of the sympathy. He can keep working, the bastard.
Rex: You're gonna keep just going on and on about your kid, huh? Do you want her here with us? Hmm? Maybe she can go play in that corner where the lead paint chips look, uh, extra tasty.

Gwen: And this lemonade--this lemonade is flat.
Esther: It's lemonade, it's supposed to be flat.
Gwen: What, fizzy fizzy lemonade?
Esther: It's fizzy in the UK and flat in the U.S.
Gwen: Hmm, just about sums it up.

Rex: All right, so we've got a mission. First thing we need to do is steal a new car.
Jack: Uh, hm-mm. So who's giving the orders?
Rex: Okay, Torchwood. What do you say?
Jack: We need to steal a new car.

Rex: There's somebody's dry-cleaning back here. And it's my size. I'm taking these. My clothes are stinking. Ladies, avert your eyes. That includes you, World War II.
Jack: See, these new phones aren't bad. The camera's good quality, too.
Rex: I know you didn't just take a picture of me changing my pants.
Gwen: You're changing your pants?
Esther: Pants mean trousers.

Esther: (seeing Gwen knock out a guard) You've done that before.
Gwen: So many times.

Dr. Murphy: No baby is a mistake.
Dr. Vera Juarez: What hospital are you from?
Dr. Murphy: Providence. Dr. Carey Murphy.
Dr. Vera Juarez: Yeah, I was a Catholic too once. I got better.

Jack: My arm is itching.
Gwen: Poor baby.
Jack: I think it's infected.
Gwen: You know you're worse than Rhys. It's itching because it's healing. Now stop it, Jack.

Jilly Kitzinger: Now we have a very important meeting to go to. So you can get cleaned up on the plane to Dulles.
Oswald: Dulles, why?
Jilly Kitzinger: These are the times that make men, Oswald. So it's your choice. Stay where you are, or stand up tall and stride across the skin of the world. Which is it?

Jack: I'm loving this hangover. I knew mortality would make life more intense. Ow!
Rex: Hey, don't touch my pills. I need that for legitimate pain.
Jack: I need them too.
Rex: You weren't impaled.
Jack: You should have seen the other guy. Oh, that face. Rex doesn't like his jokes too gay.
Rex: No, Rex doesn't like men in their 40s acting like they're 20.
Gwen: Oh, we've got a winner. Now hush.

Cultural References
Esther: There's a poem. "I have been one acquainted with the night. I have walked out in rain and back in rain."

Esther quotes from Robert Frost's 1928 poem "Acquainted with the Night."

Esther: "Miles to go before we sleep."

Esther quotes from Robert Frost's 1922 poem "Stopped by Woods on a Snowy Evening."

Other Episode Crew

CreatorRussell T. Davies
Executive ProducerJulie Gardner  |  Russell T. Davies  |  Jane Tranter
Co-Executive ProducerJane Espenson  |  Vlad Wolynetz
ProducerKelly A. Manners
Associate ProducerSkip Schoolnik
Production DesignerGregory Melton
EditorMichael N. Knue
CastingJohn Levey  |  Melanie Burgess
Unit Production ManagerRobert D. Nellans
First Assistant DirectorJefferson Kibbee
Second Assistant DirectorCarla Bowen
Music EditorTom Trafalski
Costume DesignerShawna Trpcic
Key GripIsaac Chee
Camera OperatorJeff Greeley
Set DesignerArthur Chadwick
Set DecoratorNatalie Pope
Location ManagerJoe Akerman
Transportation CoordinatorHeath Culp
Property MasterEric Bates
Construction CoordinatorChris Forster
Production Sound MixerJulian Howarth
Script SupervisorPaula Hunziker
Assistant EditorSara Mineo
Post Production SupervisorKenneth Requa
Supervising Sound EditorKen Young (1)
Re-Recording MixerGary D. Rogers  |  Dan Hiland
Director of PhotographyChristopher Faloona
Key Makeup ArtistTodd McIntosh
Visual Effects SupervisorMichael D. Leone
Production AccountantVince Robinette
Chief Lighting TechnicianDon Mosley
ScoreMurray Gold
Key HairstylistSusan Boyd (1)
Production ExecutiveShelley Stevens
Special Effects Make-upGregory Nicotero  |  Howard Berger
Science AdvisorJohn Sotos
Assistant ComposerStu Kennedy
Warning: Torchwood season 4 episode 3 guide may contain spoilers
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