Torchwood: Miracle Day

Season 1 Episode 9

The Gathering

Aired Friday 10:00 PM Sep 02, 2011 on Starz



  • Trivia

    • Rex looked into the file of John Forester who had died shortly before the Miracle at the age of 76 and that he was in the cellar when Jack was constantly being killed as seen on Immortal Sins.

      As the Miracle took place in 2011 there is no way that Forester could have witnessed Jack being murdered multiple times. Having died at the age of 76 in 2011 this means that he was born in 1935, seven years after Jack's aforementioned murders in 1928.

  • Quotes

    • Rhys: Oh, and Iris Price called by. She was looking for painkillers.
      Gwen: She gets a bloody headache and expects to go to the top of the list. Tell her she can have them if she pays double.
      Rhys: That's the same policy as PhiCorp.
      Gwen: Thanks for that. Thanks a lot.

    • Esther: The infection is almost gone.
      Jack: Yeah, the gunshot didn't kill me. But I think you will.

    • Rex: Sir, I should tell you that smoking is still illegal inside.
      Allen Shapiro: It can't kill you. Not anymore.
      Rex: But they still haven't changed the building's insurance.
      Allen Shapiro: Insurance companies went bust along with half the Western world. Oh, did I tell you? Gas allowances have been halved. You are way over limit.

    • Rex: Look, someone is leaking information. You know that's got to be true. Maybe not from here, but from somewhere down the chain. For the past two months, every move we make we get blocked.
      Allen Shapiro: Yeah well, I wish it were me. Then you could shoot me and I could sleep.
      Rex: Yeah, I'd like that very much, sir.

    • Allen Shapiro: The latest from the White House is that they're gonna stop all immigration. China closed its borders, now we're gonna do the same. Every passing day we are taking one step closer to a dictatorship. And we don't even know who the real dictators are.

    • Gwen: At your trial you said about that girl, "She should have run faster." Did you really say that?
      Oswald: Yes, I did.
      Gwen: Right, okay. 'Cause let me tell you, Oswald, I used to be a policewoman and I worked with pedophiles and murderers, and God help me, I saw men so alone and damned and wretched. But that's not you. That's nothing like you. Because for the first time in my life I've met a monster. Is that clear?
      Oswald: I feel very special. And well said.

    • Esther: It's in Shanghai.
      Jack: The Blessing's in Shanghai.
      Gwen: How the hell do we get to Shanghai?
      Rhys: Oh, for God's sake. You're not serious.
      Gwen: They hid the word "blessing," Rhys.
      Rhys: It wasn't hidden from the bloody Chinese. They saw it and there's enough of them.

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • Esther: This guy should win the Darwin Award.

      The Darwin Award is an annual award given posthumously to the person who has managed to end their life in the most idiotic manner possible.