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Captain Jack Harkness
Goof: When Jack and Gwen are talking to Beth in the cell, you can see the shadow of someone's hand off screen move across Jack's back.
Beth's frozen body is placed in vault 007, whilst this could be a reference to the secret agent nature in relation to "James Bond" more than likely it is simply because that was the next available vault. Since Jack was to be interred in the same one after he killed Abaddon, and Suzie is interred in the one next to it, 006.
The cardiac monitor next to the hospitalised burglar sends out an alert signal as he goes into cardiac arrest, but his blood pressure stays fixed at 139/81 which is generally considered just a little towards the high end of healthy.
Police Officer: In my opinion, the husband did it. He was looking for trouble, expecting to be burgled.
Captain Jack: Really?
Police Officer: Yeah, look. No other reason I can think of for keeping sports equipment in the basement.
Captain Jack: Oh, you should come around to my house for a game of hockey sometime.
Gwen: Do you feel human?
Gwen: Yes, well, then you are. What makes us human? Is it our minds or our bodies?
Owen: Well how do you know all that?
Ianto: I know everything! And it says so on the bottom of the screen.
Toshiko: (Hacking into a military database) Come on, guys, that wasn't even difficult. You disappoint me.
Ianto: It's almost obscene what you do to security systems.
Toshiko: You said we weren't allowed to use that again.
Jack: It's just a mind probe.
Ianto: You remember what happened last time you used it?
Jack: That was different and that species has extremely high blood pressure.
Ianto: Oh, right. Their heads must explode all the time.
Gwen: Jack, you can't do this. What if you're wrong? If she is human, it'll kill her.
Jack: I'm not wrong. We have to find out what she is.
Toshiko: Take it easy, Jack. Stop at the first sign of trouble.
Ianto: Or the first sign of exploding.
Ianto: "Just us and this room for as long as it takes." Terrifying.
Ianto: Absolutely. Shivers down my spine.
Jack: You don't look scared.
Ianto: Oh, it passed.
(Jack growls at him)
Jack: We left a key under the doormat. Just walk straight in.
Gwen: It's just like going to sleep...
Owen: Except a lot colder.
Beth: (To Jack) Will it hurt?
Captain Jack: Yeah.
Beth: Your bedside manner's rubbish.
Gwen: You should see his manners in bed. They're atrocious. Apparently, so I've heard.
Ianto: Oh, they are. I remember...
(Jack clears his throat forcefully)
Ianto: Mobiles, landlines, tin cans with bits of string, everything! Absolutely everything! No phones! Phones all broken. (Mimics telephone) Hello, anyone there? (Normal) No, 'cause the phones aren't working!
Captain Jack: (To the gang) Come on, with a dashing hero like me on the case, how can we fail?
Ianto: (To Owen/Toshiko) He is dashing, you have to give him that.
Captain Jack: Stop wasting our time. We know you're an alien.
Beth: (Disbelieving Jack) There's no such thing as aliens.
Mike: I don't remember the doctor saying anything about resting my mouth.
Beth: Actually he did. He was very specific. No talking for a whole week.
Mike: Lies, lies, why so many lies?
Ianto: It's all over.
Owen: Let's all have sex.
Ianto: And I thought the end of the world couldn't get any worse.
Ianto: We don't sniff the sub etheric resonator.
In the intro, the quote is made "the 21st century is when everything changes, and you've got to be ready". Starting with this episode, it changes to "the 21st century is when everything changes, and Torchwood is ready".
International air dates:
United States: February 2, 2008
Sweden: July 13, 2008
Canada: August 8, 2008
According to the Declassified for this episode due to the 2007 Glasgow International Airport attack on 30th June, the explosion at the switching station that was scheduled to be filmed on the next day, was announced on local radio.
Kai Owen is listed in the episode's credits, though his character Rhys Williams does not appear.
The metal arm on Beth is almost exactly like the metal arm Replicator Carter had in episode "Gemini" of the TV series "Stargate SG-1". Replicator Carter could turn her arm into a sword whenever she wanted to.
Gwen is called Jessica Fletcher by Owen. Fletcher was the talented amateur detective who was the central character in the hugely popular and successful American television show "Murder, She Wrote" (1984-1996).
The plot loosely follows a 1953 Phillip K. Dick story called Imposter, in which an alien sleeper agent (and walking time-bomb) is convinced that they are human despite being hunted by an organisation that thinks otherwise. It was subsequently made into a film in 2002.
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