Season 3 Episode 2

Children of Earth: Day Two

Aired Wednesday 9:00 PM Jul 07, 2009 on BBC Two



  • Trivia

    • At the end of the episode, when Mr. Dekker leans forward and breaths on the enclosure of the 456, there are several smudges at the same height indicative of earlier takes.

    • If the Torchwood Hub is destroyed with the Rift Manipulator held within, surely the Rift would be messed up too?

    • This episode features the first shot of full frontal nudity when Captain Jack Harkness is shown on the CCTV image shackled to a table.

  • Quotes

    • Soldier: We're looking for Ianto Jones!
      Johnny Davies: You're not going to find him in my bed, will you? I'm a married man.

    • Frobisher: Sir, sir. I just, um, I just, um, wanted to say how grateful I am, sir.
      Brian Green: What for?
      Frobisher: Well, I know that I'm something of a middle man in these affairs, but I just wanted to thank you for trusting me with the responsibility.
      Brian Green: All I've done is put you on the front line. That's what the front line's for, John. First to fall.

    • Gwen: You sure he's going to London?
      Rhys: I don't question how you defend the world against extraterrestrial infiltration, don't you question my knowledge of the hauling industry, right?

    • Rhys: How are you, love?
      Gwen: My best friend's belly had a bomb go off in it last night. Someone's been trying to kill us ever since. I'm travelling at 70 miles an hour on top of a bed of potatoes and I think I'm going to be sick.

    • Rhiannon: Seriously, how'd you get in that state?
      Ianto: A bomb. It was meant for me and the people I work with.
      Rhiannon: My God, why?
      Ianto: I don't know.
      Rhiannon: What sort of civil servants are you?
      Ianto: Unappreciated ones.

    • Colonel Camara: (Regarding Gwen) You don't look like an undertaker. If more undertakers looked like you, there'd be more of a demand for bereavement.

    • Johnson: (Regarding Gwen) Now do you believe she's a terrorist?
      Andy: She shot your wheels. What kind of terrorist shoots your wheels?
      Johnson: A clever one.

    • PC Andy Davidson: If she's anti-terrorist, I would not mind being Uncle Terrorist.

  • Notes

    • International Air Dates:
      United States: July 21, 2009
      Germany: September 23, 2009 on RTL II
      Sweden: February 19, 2010 on TV4

  • Allusions