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Torchwood: End of the Road

Jack is taken to see an old friend and discovers that he is at the heart of the conspiracy. Meanwhile, the CIA takes control and Oswald Danes learns that he's been classified as Category Zero.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 4x8
Airdate: Thursday September 01st, 2011

Alternate Airdates:

US (starz) Aug 26, 2011 (Premiere!)
CA (SPACE) Aug 27, 2011
AU (Eleven) Sep 22, 2014

Special Guest Stars
Lauren AmbroseLauren Ambrose
As Jilly Kitzinger

Guest Stars
Candace BrownCandace Brown
As Sarah
Sharon MorganSharon Morgan
As Mary Cooper
Marina BenedictMarina Benedict
As Charlotte Wills
John de LancieJohn de Lancie
As Allen Shapiro
Wayne KnightWayne Knight
As Brian Friedkin
Paul James (1)Paul James (1)
As Noah Vickers
Teddy SearsTeddy Sears
As Blue Eyed Man
Nana VisitorNana Visitor
As Olivia Colasanto
Megan DuffyMegan Duffy
As Claire
Constance WuConstance Wu
As Shawnie (Shawnie Yamaguchi)

Co-Guest Stars
David DeSantosDavid DeSantos
As Agent Baylor
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
Bill PullmanBill Pullman
As Oswald Danes


Olivia Colasanto drives Jack and the others to the Colasanto estate in Nevada. Esther stays outside and keeps an open relay to their computer as insurance while Jack, Rex, and Gwen go inside. Angela explains that once her grandfather Angelo learned that Jack was immortal, he spent the rest of the life trying to duplicate immortality. As they go into Angelo’s room and see that he’s an elderly man, Olivia explains that immortality came too late for her grandfather. As they talk, they watch monitors showing that the stock market is crashing as a result of Miracle Day. Olivia explains that she has been under her grandfather’s orders to keep Jack safe, and that Angelo has been watching Jack for years since their encounter in the 1920s. They figure that Jack is somehow important to learning the secret of Miracle Day, but other than that, Olivia doesn’t care for him...

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Episode Quotes
Olivia Colasanto: He talked about you all the time, Jack. His immortal man in old New York. He never forgot.
Rex: You telling me the whole world got screwed because two gay guys had a hissy fit?
Gwen: Rex, get back in your cave.

Olivia Colasanto: You inspired him. You proved immortality was possible, and he devoted the rest of his life to finding out how to live forever.
Jack: And he did it. He's still alive, he's still young?
Olivia Colasanto: Oh yes, he's still alive. Angelo Colasanto is still alive. But he's not young. My grandfather waited all this time to live forever. And his wish came true. Too late.

Olivia Colasanto: You must be horrified.
Jack: Why would you say that?
Olivia Colasanto: He's grown so old.
Jack: That's how I see the whole world. He's still young compared to me.

Allen Shapiro: People seem to be talking over me, which is fascinating and rare. And forbidden. I'll come back to you.

Allen Shapiro: So these are the Torchwood clowns?
Gwen: Torchwood did more to piece this together than the entire C.I.A.
Allen Shapiro: You're that English girl, Cooper. Have I got that right?
Gwen: No, I'm not English and I'm not a girl.

Rex: Sir, sir, with all due respect, Gwen Cooper has proven herself to be extremely useful. I think it's worth keeping her on our side.
Allen Shapiro: Did you sleep with her?
Gwen: Pardon me?!?
Rex: No sir, I did not.
Allen Shapiro: Because most women that bitter, you slept with.

Allen Shapiro: (to Jack) And what is it with you, Red Baron? Is Snoopy up your ass? (everyone snickers)
Gwen: That's funny.

Rex: Well, Brian Friedkin's a Category 1, the economy's going into a freefall, and one man died. So, how was your day?
Noah Vickers: Welcome back, Rex. Things were kind of quiet without you.

Allen Shapiro: You making a personal call, Drummond?
Esther: No. Sorry, sir.
Charlotte Wills: Is that Mr. Shapiro? You tell him, "Yes, it's personal. Yes, it's important. And yes his wife called. And I sent her flowers on his behalf."
Allen Shapiro: Charlotte Wills. Bane of my life.

Jilly Kitzinger: First I'm trying to set up a joint appearance for you with Madison Wheatley. She's the Bisected Bride. You know, car accident sheared off everything below the bikini line. Got married a week later, propped up on a box. Basically she's made up of positive thinking and colostomy bags.

Jilly Kitzinger: Shawnie Yamaguchi.
Shawnie: That is correct.
Jilly Kitzinger: Go get me a sandwich. Tomato and Swiss on sourdough. And see how well you cope with that. Then you can find me a prostitute.
Shawnie: I'm sorry?
Jilly Kitzinger: Start with the sandwich.

Allen Shapiro: This is a hell of a lot better than nicotine gum, let me tell you. You know what the rumor is from Washington? If cancer cells are immortal, well, then the Miracle switched them around and made them just plain mortal. They're keeping it quiet in case there's an outbreak of spontaneous joy. I mean we can't have that. But it means we've got nothing to worry about. We can smoke our way into the next Great Depression.

Allen Shapiro: Well, I'm sorry, Miss Cooper, but from this moment on, Torchwood is defunct. You will be removed from American soil immediately, and God help Great Britain.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorRussell T. Davies
Executive ProducerJulie Gardner  |  Russell T. Davies  |  Jane Tranter
Co-Executive ProducerVlad Wolynetz  |  Jane Espenson
Associate ProducerSkip Schoolnik
Production DesignerGregory Melton
EditorSara Mineo
CastingJohn Levey  |  Melanie Burgess
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 EditorMatt Woolley
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
ScoreMurray Gold
Key HairstylistSusan Boyd (1)
Production ExecutiveShelley Stevens
Special Effects Make-upHoward Berger  |  Greg Nicotero
Science AdvisorJohn Sotos
First Assistant AccountantBethany Andriuzzo
Assistant ComposerStu Kennedy
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