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Torchwood: Immortal Sins

Gwen is forced to abduct Jack to ensure the safety of her family. As she takes him in, Jack remembers meeting a young Italian immigrant in 1927 and taking him as a lover.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 4x7
Airdate: Thursday August 25th, 2011

Alternate Airdates:

US (starz) Aug 19, 2011 (Premiere!)
CA (SPACE) Aug 20, 2011
AU (Eleven) Sep 15, 2014

Guest Stars
Sharon MorganSharon Morgan
As Mary Cooper
Nana VisitorNana Visitor
As Olivia Colasanto
Tom PriceTom Price
As PC Andy
Daniele FavilliDaniele Favilli
As Angelo Colasanto

Co-Guest Stars
Pat AsantiPat Asanti
As Inspector
Michael ChomiakMichael Chomiak
As SWAT Member
Cris DCris D'Annunzio
As Salvatore Maranzano
Will GreenWill Green
As Young Priest
Paul Hayes (1)Paul Hayes (1)
As Costerdane
Everton LawrenceEverton Lawrence
As Ablemarch
Griffin MatthewsGriffin Matthews
As Young Man
Frank MedranoFrank Medrano
As Mr. Giordano
Angelica MontesanoAngelica Montesano
As Girl in Crowd
Shawn ParsonsShawn Parsons
As Frines
Vanna SalviatiVanna Salviati
As Elderly Woman
Jayne TainiJayne Taini
As Mrs. Giardano
Main Cast
John BarrowmanJohn Barrowman
As Captain Jack Harkness
Eve MylesEve Myles
As Gwen Cooper
Mekhi PhiferMekhi Phifer
As Rex Matheson
Alexa HavinsAlexa Havins
As Esther Drummond
Kai OwenKai Owen
As Rhys Williams


Ellis Island, New York: 1927..

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Episode Quotes
Jack: You should save your money, Angelo Colasanto. Next couple of years, earn as much as you can. Save it all up. Because you're going to need it, bad times ahead.
Angelo Colasanto: Why? What's going to happen?
Jack: Oh. So many things. Don't worry, it gets better. Then it gets worse again.
Angelo Colasanto: You talk funny.
Jack: I'm a very funny man.

Jack: What are you looking for? I mean, in America.
Angelo Colasanto: Speed. Change. New things. People moving so fast they're not looking at me, so I can move faster on my own. Faster than anyone.
Jack: Spoken like a true American.

Angelo Colasanto: Where are you from? American visa, British passport.
Jack: A magical island called Torchwood.
Angelo Colasanto: What does that mean? You keep saying things that don't make sense.
Jack: You'll learn to love it. Makes me more interesting.

Jack: Forgive me, Father, for I have sinned. So many times. And that's just today. It's been about, oh, 700 years since my last confession. Where do I start? How about the triplets? Or the naked circus? Or that Sapphic leapfrog jamboree?

Young Priest: The Volstead Act makes an exception for sacramental wine. And the brothers upstate produce more than we can use.
Jack: The extra income feeds a lot of widows and orphans, I'm sure.
Young Priest: Yes. We're doing this entirely for charity. Every last cent.
Angelo Colasanto: It's not very good.
Jack: It's the blood of Christ, Angelo. I'm sure it's good enough.

Gwen: I don't remember. Just east.
Jack: Did they say get on the Ten going east? Or on the eastbound 10 Freeway? Or what? If they said highway, they could be from back east. If their grammar was wrong, it could mean that English is not their first language.
Gwen: I didn't notice anything wrong with it.
Jack: You're Welsh, you wouldn't notice if the vowels were missing.
Gwen: Button it!

Gwen: That's what I'm saying, have you got what I'm saying to you, Jack? What I'm saying is "no more." Because I know exactly what you're thinking, Jack Harkness. I know it. "She won't do this, not really. Not my Gwen. Oh Gwen, she can't hurt me. Gwen loves me, she'd never hand me in." Well this is about my daughter, and I swear, for her sake, I will see you killed like a dog right in front of me if it means her back in my arms. Understood?
Jack: Understood. And let me tell you, now that I'm mortal, I'm going to hang on to this with everything that I've got. I love you, Gwen Cooper, but I will rip your skin from your skull before I let you take this away from me. Understood?

Angelo Colasanto: Besides, I always hoped... if God is love, maybe He loves me, too.
Jack: That's blasphemy.
Angelo Colasanto: That's Christianity.

Jack: It's a species of brain spawn treated as vermin on more than one hundred and fifty planets that I know of. And valued as dinner one other. they taste like oysters.
Angelo Colasanto: You did not.
Jack: I had to be polite.

Jack: I came back, Angelo. I came back for you. Believe me, I have never done that before. I--I even got us that same old room.
Angelo Colasanto: You came back for me?
Jack: Yes. Yes I did. You don't know whether to hit me or to kiss me, do you? Come on, you can try both.

Gwen: What's the most beautiful thing you've ever seen? Not just on Earth.
Jack: I'm not doing this, I'm not giving final speeches.
Gwen: Understand me, anywhere in the universe.
Jack: I saw a firebird once. A tiny little thing, even smaller than a humming bird. Literally made of fire. It only lives for a minute. It blazes different colors. It sings. It gets so bright you have to close your eyes. And when you open them, it's gone. But the image stays behind your eyelids for longer than it was alive.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorRussell T. Davies
Executive ProducerJane Tranter  |  Russell T. Davies  |  Julie Gardner
Co-Executive ProducerJane Espenson  |  Vlad Wolynetz
ProducerKelly A. Manners
Associate ProducerSkip Schoolnik
Production DesignerGregory Melton
EditorHunter M. Via
CastingMelanie Burgess  |  John Levey
Unit Production ManagerRobert D. Nellans
First Assistant DirectorJefferson Kibbee
Second Assistant DirectorMatt Buckler
Music EditorTom Trafalski
Costume DesignerShawna Trpcic
Key GripIsaac Chee
Camera OperatorJeff Greeley
Set DesignerArthur Chadwick
Set DecoratorNatalie Pope
Location ManagerBrad Bemis
Transportation CoordinatorHeath Culp
Property MasterEric Bates
Construction CoordinatorChris Forster
Production Sound MixerJulian Howarth
Script SupervisorAnne Melville
Assistant EditorYoshie Ishiguro
Post Production SupervisorPeter Tassler
Supervising Sound EditorWalter Newman  |  Ken Young (1)
Re-Recording MixerGary D. Rogers  |  Dan Hiland
Director of PhotographyNathaniel Goodman
Key Makeup ArtistTodd McIntosh
Visual Effects SupervisorMichael D. Leone
Production AccountantVince Robinette
Chief Lighting TechnicianDon Mosley
Key HairstylistSusan Boyd (1)
Production ExecutiveShelley Stevens
Special Effects Make-upGreg Nicotero  |  Howard Berger
Science AdvisorJohn Sotos
Assistant ComposerStu Kennedy
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