Torchwood: Miracle Day

Season 1 Episode 5

The Categories Of Life

Aired Friday 10:00 PM Aug 05, 2011 on Starz



  • Trivia

    • While Rex Matheson is recording, we get to see through the viewer the battery and time left to record. When he starts, the battery is at 54 minutes and the tape is 1 hour 23 minutes. After he goes outside and continues to record for awhile, we again see the timers again and they are still the same (54 minutes battery and 1 hour 23 minutes on the tape). Yet, more than a minute has passed.

  • Quotes

    • Andy: It might be chaos but at least it works.
      : Andy, don't be so thick.
      : Well, it's nice to have you back.

    • Maloney: This is my first tour but I think we might Dr. Vera Juarez: get some important people wanting to visit, you know?
      : Hmm.
      : I've got a line on Hilary I'm feeling really good about.
      : Hilary Clinton?
      : Nah, Hilary Duff.

    • Maloney: Ah, look at you. You're thin as a twig. Bet you'd snap easily.
      Vera: I'm getting there, yeah.

    • Gwen: Who's with Anwen?
      Rhys: No one. I left her with petrol and a cigarette lighter.

    • Gwen: I need to move a patient. It's urgent.
      Lieutenant: Then you really need to speak to one of the care workers over there. They can tell you how to process your claim.
      Gwen: It's not a claim. I haven't bumped my car. We're talking about my father.

    • Gwen: Bloody categories. All the things I fought with Torchwood and what stops me? Red tape.
      Rhys: We'll find another way, Gwen.
      Gwen: Yes, and I'll tell you what it is. We're gonna break in here, we're going to find my father, and we're going to get him out. Tonight.

    • Vera: So this name, Torchwood. You're like investigators?
      Jack: More like freedom fighters.
      Vera: That makes you sound like terrorists.

    • Rex: Look, Torchwood's gone, okay? It's just a name these days. Just kind of works as a codeword to connect us, that's all.
      Vera: So am I Torchwood now?
      Jack: Welcome aboard.
      Vera: Not sure if that's good or bad.

    • Jack: All I get is a kiss?
      Esther: You look after yourself. You're unique. You're category Jack. So don't you go getting into trouble.

  • Notes

    • Lauren Ambrose and Arlene Tur are billed as Special Guest Stars.

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Canada: August 6, 2011 on SPACE
      United Kingdom: August 11, 2011 on BBC One
      Germany: August 18, 2012 on RTL II

  • Allusions