Torchwood: Miracle Day

Season 1 Episode 3

Dead Of Night

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Aired Friday 10:00 PM Jul 22, 2011 on Starz
8.1
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Torchwood and their new members Esther and Rex find a lead to their pursuers that takes them to PhiCorp, an international pharmaceutical company. Meanwhile, Oswald Danes' media presence catches Jack's attention who leaves to face Oswald.

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  • Dead Of Night

    8.0
    Dead Of Night was a great episode of Torchwood: Miracle Day and I really enjoyed watching this episode because the new Torchwood Team was finally working together and they discovered some very interesting information leading them to a major drug company who may have known ahead of time that the Miracle was going to occur. This series doesn't hold back and both Rex and Jack both got some hot action in this episode. It was great to watch Gwen on a mission with here technologically advanced contacts. The story is really starting to come together. I really look forward to watching the next episode of Torchwood: Miracle Day to see what happens next!!!!moreless
  • Well at least we might be finding the power behind this.

    6.5
    All right. Torchwood seems to be up and running, though it's somewhat difficult with only two of them, one of whom (Jack) seems to have turned into a moany wimp.



    Don't see how Jack could justify knocking off the hunt to knock off the gay barman. Rex also is sidetracked into having sex with the doctor. The only ones not getting any are the two girls - but then Gwen wouldn't. What she does get however are the camera contacts- yeah!



    Does the American audience need to have English terms explained? We Brits are quite onversant with Americanisms such as cell phone, ATM and even the emergency number 911. This comes from the wealth of US shows on British TV especially satellite.



    Still room for improvement.moreless
John Barrowman

John Barrowman

Captain Jack Harkness

Eve Myles

Eve Myles

Gwen Cooper

Mekhi Phifer

Mekhi Phifer

CIA Agent Rex Matheson

Alexa Havins

Alexa Havins

Esther Drummond

Bill Pullman

Bill Pullman

Oswald Danes

Kai Owen

Kai Owen

Rhys Williams

Wayne Knight

Wayne Knight

Brian Friedkin

Guest Star

Dillon Casey

Dillon Casey

Brad

Guest Star

Richard Gilliland

Richard Gilliland

Congressman Morganthall

Guest Star

Arlene Tur

Arlene Tur

Vera Juarez

Recurring Role

Lauren Ambrose

Lauren Ambrose

Jilly Kitzinger

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (2)

    • When Gwen asks Rex to say something to demonstrate the functionality of the I-5s and lip-reading software, he gives his full name and adds that he is representing the Central Intelligence Agency. However, the software replaces "representing" with "resenting."

    • Jack comments that the warehouse is "bigger on the inside than the outside," referring to the TARDIS, the time/space vehicle piloted by the Doctor. Jack met the Doctor in World War II and traveled with him for a while, and gained immortality as a result of his travels.

  • QUOTES (11)

    • 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 panic buying, so I had to go to the petrol station and all they had was crisps.
      Esther
      : Oh, I think you meant "gas station" and "chips." Crisps are called "chips" over here.
      Gwen
      : Thank you, Miss. Translation.
      Esther: Oh, and a mobile's a cellphone, and by cashpoint, I think you mean ATM.
      Gwen: Don't ever leave my side, okay?

    • 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.

    • (as Gwen knocks out a guard)
      Esther: You've done that before.
      Gwen: So many times.

    • Jilly: 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: 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: 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 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 U.K. And flat in the U.S.
      Gwen: Hm, just about sums it up.

    • 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 is 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.

    • Dr. Murphy: No baby is a mistake.
      Dr. Juarez: What hospital are you from?
      Dr. Murphy: Providence. Dr. Carey Murphy.
      Dr. 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.

    • 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.

  • NOTES (2)

  • ALLUSIONS (3)

    • Captain Jack Harkness: Bigger on the inside than the outside.
      Jack is referencing the show Doctor Who (of which Torchwood is a spinoff), and the time machine the TARDIS, which is described as being "bigger on the inside than the outside."

    • Esther: There's a poem. "I have been one acquainted with the night. I have walked out in rain and back in rain."
      Esther is quoting from Robert Frost's 1928 poem Acquainted with the Night, which is typically read as the author's feelings of depression and isolation.

    • Esther: "Miles to go before we sleep."
      Quoting Robert Frost's Stopped by Woods on a Snowy Evening (1922), and published in 1923 in his New Hampshire volume.

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