Sci-fi drama. The Torchwood team travels across the world on a final, desperate mission - but the Three Families are unstoppable, unless a terrible sacrifice is made...
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'I wonder what you'll see?'
-How far down does it go?
-All the way to the other side of the world.
-A mission on both sides of the world?
And you're taking me with you.
I never knew about that.
I think it's showing us the way. It's the Blessing.
It's somewhere over there, and I think it's calling you, Jack.
When I was about five or six...
..my dad came home from work early.
I knew there was something wrong.
I could hear voices from the kitchen.
So I looked through the door and...
I could see him crying.
It turns out money had gone missing from work
and he'd got the blame.
So I went to get all my pocket money and I put it in his hand.
It must've been about £2.50.
And he looked at me and he said, "It's not about the money."
He said, "I can't stand anyone thinking I'm not an honest man."
And I will always remember that.
That was the first time in my life anybody had spoken to me
like an adult.
And then we went to the back garden and we played till dark.
So that's my dad.
Geraint Wyn Cooper, the nicest man in the world.
And today's the day that I kill him.
Oh, my God.
Right, that's it. I'm done.
I've seen some crazy shit with Torchwood,
but now I'm at the limit.
So we've got blood heading north-west.
15 degrees, 38 minutes, 39 seconds north. What have you got?
It's heading south-east
-23 degrees, six minutes, four seconds south.
-You keep that blood safe.
They've destroyed blood banks in both cities. That's important.
I've got it. It's safe.
-Ah! Damn it!
-Who was that?
Is that World War II? What's wrong?
Feels like the blood inside me is trying to get out,
-Tell me about it.
Why? What's wrong with you?
You're not the only one affected by the Miracle.
It saved Rex's life and we don't know what happens next
if we stop this thing.
-Maybe death catches up with him.
-Enough of the superstition, back to the mission,
-If both cities are connected, it's like a pole.
-A secondary pole.
The magnetic pole goes north to south,
and now this, from Buenos Aires to Shanghai.
What is it?
SHE SPEAKS CHINESE
Forgive me, but according to our contacts,
there are forces moving in, so we're advancing the plan.
Midnight, after we're gone, we're blowing this thing sky high.
Won't that stop the Miracle?
On the contrary. It'll become never-ending.
The Blessing won't be hurt, just buried
so that no-one can ever change it again.
I'm going to follow.
If I keep going 15 degrees, 38 minutes north, I'll find it.
Wait for my call. And Rex, Esther? You take care, OK?
-We might meet in the middle.
-I guess there's a first time for everything.
-Hey, you take care.
Don't do those stupid, lame-ass Torchwood things.
-Be professional for once.
-Like you taught me, yeah?
-That's right, like I taught you.
-See you soon.
When all this is over.
Speaking as a man who's walked to his death,
-can I say I did it with a lot less sentiment?
-Just you wait.
If this goes right, murder's coming back.
Jack, listen to me. I've no choice now.
I need to bring in the CIA for backup.
If we find this place, we'll to have to move in and take it fast and hard.
-Don't give away our location. Keep Torchwood a secret. Promise?
Hey, let's meet up for drinks afterwards.
You always wanted to be a part of clandestine, didn't you?
Well, you just got promoted.
PHONE DIALS AND RINGS
Yeah, this is Rex Matheson.
Ladies and gentlemen,
as of this moment, clandestine is running this room.
I am declaring special ops, station one,
as designated by field agent Rex Matheson.
Adam, secure linkup.
Charlotte, we need translation.
-Yes, sir. What language?
-We need experts in Rioplatense Spanish.
Now listen up, everybody. It's 11:09am in DC,
12:09pm in Buenos Aires.
To confirm, this operation is active in Buenos Aires.
Buenos Aires, this is Shanghai.
We're setting detonation at 12 midnight.
Confirm 1pm your location. Over.
One hour post meridian confirmed.
What a beautiful day. Over.
HE SPEAKS SPANISH
Buenos Aires and Shanghai - perfect antipodes,
give or take 100 miles or so.
There's a slight deviation, because the Earth's not a perfect sphere.
-Are you getting all this?
-Oh, yes. Every word.
If that runs right through the centre of the Earth,
why isn't this thing a volcano?
Again, no idea. Isn't that wonderful?
The laws of the Blessing are beyond us.
That's why it took so long to work out what it can do.
How did you even find it?
Well, we had to wait until the world grew up,
until the information age
became fast enough, so we could crunch numbers on a massive scale.
Facts became visible that were never visible before,
such as a tiny little statistic,
hidden in the heart of Shanghai Old Town.
The average life expectancy of those living within a two-mile radius
of this point was exactly equal
to the average life expectancy of the world.
And it always had been.
Say in 1998, the average life expectancy
from birth on this planet was 66 years, five months
and 33 days.
In this area in Shanghai, it was 66 years, five months
and 33 days exactly.
Try going back 100 years to 1898.
The average life expectancy was 49 years.
nine months and five days.
Shanghai - 49 years, nine months, five days.
It was as if something on this spot was calibrating a matrix,
subsisting alongside humankind in harmony.
-The Chinese didn't know about it?
-We pay them to look the other way.
It does make you seem kind of colonial.
Well, is that such a bad word?
Besides, we changed the whole of the world
and this is just phase one.
Mr Shapiro, sir.
This is Sandra Lopez. She's handling translation.
HE SPEAKS SPANISH
He said, "Good morning," sir.
Listen, Rex. Confirming your request for armed support. Your liaison
is going to be Captain Federico Santos.
He'll need strict ratification. The Argentinean army isn't allowed
to get involved in civil conflicts on their own soil.
These are the three Families, sir. Classify it as a North American incursion.
Oh, and by the way, Esther needs help.
-She's with me.
-If you mean Esther Drummond,
-can I point out she's officially on the run from the CIA?
-I knew it!
She'd follow him anywhere.
Drummond, remind me to arrest you when this is over.
Yes, sir. Now I need a check on all properties,
residences and businesses
falling in the path of this line. Sending it to you now.
But that's one of the densest populations on Earth.
With a backwards economy, half that information won't be recorded.
Excuse me, but foreign investment's still rare in Argentina.
We've been tracking contract intensive money since 1980.
The information's on file, just waiting to be filtered.
Excellent. Good call. Thank you.
Might be a good time to start that trace.
In the middle of this? It's not tested.
It could bring down the whole system.
I want that line passed through...
Hey, so what's the trace?
Uh, it's new software from the DIA.
So the three Families, they use that vine technology
to piggyback their calls on 50,000 different lines.
But the trace runs backwards,
so it detects vine activity and then follows it back to the source.
If there's a mole in this department, we can find him.
Excellent. Good news.
WOMAN SHOUTS IN CHINESE
Yeah, I know. I'm sorry. I've got to keep going 15 degrees north
and your shop is in the way. So tough, really.
THUMPS ON DOOR
I need to get out. Can I get out?
If you open it, you get rid of me, OK? So door, gone, me bye-bye.
-No door? Why no door?
Bad place. Many ghost.
OK. Listen, if you open that door,
I will give you all the money in the world.
Very bad, yes?
Very, very bad.
I think I found it.
Oswald, we're moving.
Esther, this is Captain Santos.
Fourth manoeuvre unit, second brigade.
I think they found it.
There's been no paperwork around this site since 2001.
Access is via an alley between South Pacheco Street and Rivadavia.
-What's the alley's name?
-That's the point.
It's not designated. It hasn't got a name.
Just like the Families. It's wiped off the map.
All right, that's it. Rex, prepare to mobilise.
Anything you don't need, leave behind.
We're coming back, though, isn't that right?
We're coming back?
I don't know. Are we?
Ah, so much for your death fetish.
When it all gets too real, huh?
Still, that victim of yours, Susie Cabina.
How much choice did she have?
Who are you?
Captain Jack Harkness.
I spent a long time in prison,
and I know the smile of a man who's done terrible things.
And your friends.
I've been watching them.
Sometimes they like you, sometimes they love you
just once or twice, glittering away in those tiny little gaps...
they fear you.
I'm from the future.
I come from the future.
Then you must know.
Do we make it through this day?
The future can change.
It's being written right now.
But one thing I do know.
I've seen the stars.
I have seen the universe.
I have seen the human race become vast, magnificent and endless.
And I wish you could see it, Oswald.
I wish you could see that too.
Cos then you'd know how small you've made your life.
PHONE DIALS AND RINGS
It's me. Still alive.
You'd better be or there'll be trouble. Anwen says hello.
No, she doesn't. She's tiny.
-She hasn't a clue.
-All right, OK!
-Yeah, we can get into the camp.
Andy's worked it out. He's here now.
He's got me this police visa.
-That should get me in.
-Torchwood calls and here I am.
Tell him thanks.
-She says thanks.
-She'll be the death of me.
The trouble is there's only the one visa,
so we can't get your mum in.
I wouldn't go, not to that godforsaken place.
Andy's checked the list and your dad, he's still there.
Category One. He's in one of the wards.
They haven't sent him...
They haven't sent him off yet.
Is there anything you want me to say to him, Gwen?
I feel like I'm killing him.
If this goes right, the Miracle ends, my father dies.
Well, you know what? Let him die.
I mean, bless the poor bugger. He's had his time.
You just come back alive. You got that?
-She'd better. Tell her for me.
-Yeah, you come back
or I will be furious.
All right, will do. Got to go.
Yes, I am.
Yes, that's me. Thank you. Cheers.
..if that happens, the regrouping will go through me.
We'll have to ratify that with Washington...
-I help you, yes? Give it to me.
-Here you go.
-We take care. American goods.
Someone help me up?
-Are you all right?
-You OK? What's wrong?
He was injured.
No, it's nothing.
It's just an old war wound.
It's getting worse.
SHE SPEAKS SPANISH
HE PRAYS IN SPANISH
HE SPEAKS SPANISH
No, no, no, no!
We're dead! Don't you get it? We're dead!
We were in that explosion. Come on, let's go. Get up.
Sir...we've lost radio contact. The link with the army just cut dead.
Can't have, get hold of them.
(SPEAKS IN SPANISH)
-That's an explosion.
-That's special ops station two, sir. That's Rex and Esther.
All my men.
Captain, snap out of it. On your feet. Now listen to me.
I need you to go to that base, OK?
But I want you to tell them that WE died. Understand that?
Now look, you can try to get another squad, but do not tell them Esther and I are running.
-What are you going to do?
-They think that we're already dead.
So now's the perfect time and I'm going in...on my own.
I'm coming with you.
All right, yeah, whatever. Come here.
But you've only got handguns. There's two of you, you need more than that!
-Our special weapon went up in smoke.
-We had the blood.
-The only mortal blood in the world and it's on that truck.
Don't answer it. Everyone needs to think that we're dead, OK?
Now come on, let's go. Let's move!
Somebody betrayed us.
They had information inside the directorate.
Miller, run that trace.
-I need clearance from...
-I don't care about the protocols.
I don't care if it brings down the whole pissing system.
Run the trace and find the bastard.
Now let's go!
OK, if there's a vine, this should track it right down to the handset.
I hope you catch that traitor.
-Oh, hey, Sandra. I think Mr Shapiro wanted to see you.
-You wanted to see me, sir?
-No. What for?
I don't know. The analyst said...
I'm sorry, what's her name?
What's going on? What was that?
Was that a bomb?
SHE SHOUTS IN CHINESE
OK, what have we got?
Sublink said there was an explosion in Buenos Aires. Special ops.
It's Esther and Rex.
-What do you care? Why don't you just shut it?!
-I'm sorry, but we can't do this, not now.
-This is about you, Jack.
If the Miracle is connected to your blood, then God help them,
but they had the only reserve. The only blood we have now is in you.
-Then I'd better be careful.
-(But you could die.)
-That's the game.
How do we get down there?
I'm looking, I'm looking. There's got to be stairs somewhere.
You know, you could stay up here if you want.
Oh, I was kinda hoping you wouldn't say that.
I got you in a whole lot of trouble, huh?
-I did that all on my own.
-I never did thank you, did I?
-No, you didn't.
-Yeah, well, don't expect it now.
There...stairs. West block, hallway.
Right here, come on.
There's going to be guards all the way in.
-You can't keep doing this, they'll find us.
-Of all the bastards to bring!
-You condemn me?
-You Category One men with your bare hands...
-Keep your voice d...
He's got a point. He's got a point. We're just like bandits.
We're just on the perimeter here. How are we meant to get deep inside? PHONE BUZZES
It's Rhys, he's found my dad.
the useless article.
I brought you a message.
Gwen sends her love...
Mary sends her love...
We all do.
All of us.
He's the lucky one.
See that girl over there?
She was brought in as Category One.
She must be 15, 16.
No-one's tried to claim her.
We don't even know her name.
Anyway, you've got till the end of the shift and then we're moving this lot.
-They're going to the furnace.
I want to spend more time with him, please.
Make the most of it then.
Can't we delay the transport?
This place runs like clockwork now.
You've got ten minutes, then they're gone.
But they're still alive. And you're going to burn them?
Yeah, all clear.
Wait a minute.
I was in China for the Boxer Rebellion,
and I know what that lettering means.
Oswald, I've changed my mind.
I'm so glad you're here.
-I knew it.
You're about to meet the Creator.
It's that soldier.
He's with Oswald?
WOMAN SPEAKS CHINESE
Captain Jack Harkness.
No, no, no, no, this isn't about Jack. No, ma'am.
Excuse me, but it's not at all.
My name is Oswald Danes.
Good evening, Miss Kitzinger.
You've been promoted. And this is the new empire you're servicing?
My, my, my, my, my, my, my.
With all due respect, Mr Danes, you're a by-product of the Miracle.
Not really relevant at all.
That's what the Captain said.
He tried to tell me that my life has become a very small thing.
And yet right here, right now, at the very end
I would describe myself differently.
I would call myself...
Madam, you're a fine woman.
You should be careful now, very careful indeed.
It seems like you've been planning some kind of an explosion,
but I'd love to make sure you're still inside.
'Well, I'm afraid we have a major disagreement here in Buenos Aires.'
I'd say advantage Families.
Say hello to your friends.
'What's that supposed to mean?'
-He means us.
Oh, my God. And Esther?
I'm here. They caught us.
Just glad to hear you're alive.
I'll swap your standoff for my standoff.
Don't you do it.
SAFETY CATCHES CLICK
But nobody dies.
'She'll keep on living -'
Threaten me, you coward, not her.
Rex. Hey, I'm OK.
If you hurt her, we've got explosives here ready to go.
And don't imagine I won't! Whatever happens here tonight,
there's no place on Earth that I can go,
and I wasn't planning on coming out of here alive!
So, who's going to lose their nerve first?
The thing is, we don't need explosives,
or guns or threats,
cos I've got the most powerful thing of all.
It wants me...
The only one in the whole world.
So I suggest you're very careful with me, OK?
If you fail to take the Captain's advice, you can certainly come to oblivion with me.
Jack, you're the future man.
You've seen wonders beyond this world,
so tell us of these Blessings and Miracles.
GWEN: What the hell is that thing?
Can you feel it?
Oh, yeah. God, I can... OK. God.
-Oh, my God.
-It is said that it reflects your own self back at you.
What can you see?
Enough guilt to last me a lifetime.
But that's OK. I'm a working mother.
I don't need the Blessing to tell me that.
And you, Jack?
I've lived so many lives.
And now I can see them all.
Hey. Not so bad.
Well, you might want to question your choice of weapon, soldier.
Let's see. You brought the world's biggest bastard,
wired him up to a bomb then showed him his soul.
Hmm, that's good work. You know, I feel really safe right now.
Don't lose it.
-The Blessing feels like sin.
I need you.
I guess I'm accustomed to sin.
I still don't get it.
What are we looking at? The Blessing - is it the rock
or is it the edge? What?
It's the gap in between, the nothingness.
It's like they broke the world.
You're the expert.
-What is it?
-The world's been turning for
over four billion years.
There's so much buried under its skin.
The Doctor used to say there's Silurian mythology,
Huon particles, Racnoss energy,
an expansion of their hibernation matrix, maybe...
-You don't bloody know, do you?
It's been here since the Earth began?
Oh, it has. I can feel it.
We're so used to these things being extraterrestrial,
but this might be the most terrestrial thing of them all. Wow.
So, you found the Blessing and you worked out this morphic field.
The Blessing exists in a symbiotic relationship with the human race.
It transmits a morphic field around the planet, binding us together
-like magnetism, like sunlight.
-But finding it wasn't enough.
You had to experiment on it.
Oh, we fed it.
We fed it the blood of an immortal.
We had one remarkable artefact.
We found a second remarkable artefact.
The combination was inevitable.
So the Blessing absorbed the blood, copied it like a new template.
So the system changed its setting.
You know why it did that?
I think you hurt it.
It was being attacked, so it took the blood pattern and made it a gift.
It's exerting itself to sustain every person on the planet.
This whole Miracle...
it's trying to be kind.
You've seen immortality.
I'm living it. Why would you want this?
This is only stage one.
But you ruined the world out there!
The Miracle shocked the economy. The economy collapsed.
We tear down in order to rebuild.
And now it's almost within sight...
the new world.
With no room for the poor, the weak or the ones that don't fit in.
That's the way the world works now. We're just making it official.
The Families have just been waiting.
Now we can step in to control the banks. The banks control government.
The government controls people.
Soon we'll be able to decide who lives, how long, where and why.
It's about time!
Oh, great, the world according to Kitzinger, is it?
Listen, you can bleed your liberal heart all over the place,
but are you really going to tell me the world was working before?
Cos I have worked for the rich, and the powerful, and the obese.
I have stared into the high end of Western society and let me tell you,
it is like shovelling an open sewer.
These Families... they want to make the world fitter, more compact, more disciplined.
And I like the sound of that.
That sounds like salvation.
But before you launched this brave new world, you had to deal with one more thing.
So as soon as the Miracle happened, you sent the Torchwood email.
His blood endangers the plan.
-We had to draw him out into the open.
-Well, you failed.
I got to Shanghai.
I've got the only mortal blood on the planet.
If it gets into the Blessing,
life switches back.
I can make the whole world mortal.
-He's not listening.
-He doesn't seem to get it.
No, no, no.
-Polar dynamics, Jack.
-Everything on this axis operates
in a polar-dynamic field.
You COULD reset the Blessing,
your blood COULD make the whole world mortal again,
but only by introducing it to both cities at once.
Blood in Buenos Aires...
Blood in Shanghai...
Entering the Blessing simultaneously.
-That's how we fed it.
-That's how we made the world immortal.
And for you... I'm sorry, it's impossible.
You did very well, almost worked it out, but all that spare blood
-of yours went up in flames.
-So we're just going to have to kill you.
SHE SPEAKS CHINESE
Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa!
Jack, I know how your mind works.
Even now, you're ferociously calculating
how you can get your blood to the other side of the world.
-But I can't allow that. Absolutely not.
-Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh.
-I'm warning you... I'll do it.
-Then I'll die.
And that's a shame,
cos you can blast his blood into that wall
and it won't make any difference at all.
Listen to me, don't do it.
I'll do it! I'll do it!
Wait a minute. If you need the blood of Jack Harkness
on the other side of the world, then...
-I'll do it!
-'Just listen to me! Jack!'
As I was saying, if you need Jack's blood,
how about this?
-What was that? What happened?
-Rex, what did you do?
That's impossible. No way. There's nothing special about you.
Oh, but there is, when I've got Jack's blood flowing through my veins.
It's inside me.
-Oh, my God.
We knew this blood was important, so as soon as we arrived...
We transfused it into Rex.
We exchanged his blood for Jack's.
On most days it might've killed me.
But we're all living on Miracle Day.
Everyone thought the blood was gone, so no-one suspected. All we did was keep one final bag,
filled the rest with Rex's blood and Jack's mortal blood...
Just walked right in. Hey, Oswald, you want to be a walking bomb?
Get him out of there!
Well, try this. Shoot me! Shoot me! Come on! Shoot me!
-Don't! Don't! Don't!
-Pull that trigger! Splatter my blood!
-Get him out! Get him out!
-Nobody move! Huh?
Wow, Rex, you're a genius!
You just shut the hell up.
All right? This shit hurts.
We've got blood on both sides of the world, but...
But they will die. Is that what you want? The Blessing
will take every last drop. You'll both die, gentlemen.
You'll both kill yourselves.
You will die in a pit in Shanghai.
Is that what you want?
I think I've lived long enough.
-You ready, Rex?
-Oh, you know I wish I'd never met you,
you World War II idiot.
Good times, huh?
I'll see you.
Just one last thing, Jack.
What is it?
You're never going to be a suicide.
This is it, Rex.
Nothing's going to stop me.
I think this might.
-What was that?!
-Rex, what was that?
You bastard! You son of a bitch!
-Esther, come here. Oh, God.
-These are the days of the Miracle, Mr Matheson.
She can't die, and we have infinite resources.
We can help her. We can make her better.
'If the Miracle ends, she dies.'
Is that what you want?
All of you with your fine and noble deaths, do you really want to bring about hers?
Jack, what do I do?
-I don't know.
-Oh, God, what do I do?
What do I do?
I'll tell you what you do, Rex - you carry on.
Keep going. Back to the plan.
-We'll kill her.
This is Esther we're talking about.
Yes, I know it's Esther, and it's my dad
and it's everyone who's ever going to die.
But, Rex, we've got to do this, and I'm going to tell you why.
Because I'm standing here and I'm staring at Oswald Danes.
And he chose when that girl lived and he chose when that girl died.
And no-one should have that power. Not the rich,
-not the mad, not anyone.
-You're choosing now.
-Yeah, you watch me.
-You'll kill Jack and Rex and that girl Esther...
all of your Torchwood team? You'd kill them all?
Oh, you are magnificent.
-I'm so sorry.
-Don't do it!
Don't! Don't do it!
You'll kill her!
GWEN: And that's what I did.
In a pit in Old Shanghai,
I brought death back to the world.
They said it was like a breath...
the breath that went around the whole wide world.
The last breath.
And then no more.
We said goodbye to them then...
the dads and the mums,
the sick and the old,
the friends and the neighbours.
And the people we once met,
and the people whose names we never knew.
We said goodbye to them all
on the day that death came back.
Jesus Christ Almighty!
I'm giving you this one chance.
I'll give you estates! I'll give you places to hunt!
Hold that lift!
Guess what...death came back.
He changed back! He's immortal again!
At last! A Miracle!
How much bloody lipstick can you wear?
Better run, Torchwood!
I'm taking this thing with me! The whole thing!
Please! For God's sake, help me! Help me!
Oh, soon I'll see her!
You won't see anybody! You're going to hell, Danes!
But that's where they go!
All the bad little girls, they run straight to hell, and I'm following!
Susie, keep running!
I'm coming to get you!
Get 'em out!
Get 'em out!
Get them out!
Esther and Rex, did I just kill them?
CHURCH ORGAN PLAYS
# The day Thou gavest, Lord, is ended
# The darkness falls at Thy behest
# To Thee our mourning hymns ascended
# Thy praise shall sanctify our rest
# We thank Thee that Thy church unsleeping
# While Earth rolls onward into light
# Through all the world her watch is keeping
# And rest not now by day nor night
# As o'er each continent and island... #
We meet again.
I have been coming here every day for weeks,
waiting for you.
We tend not to repeat patterns of behaviour.
But...just this once.
I've got nothing.
What the hell am I supposed to do?
I had to buy my way out of that godforsaken country.
I had to sell my own jewellery!
I can't go home. I've got the CIA watching out for me,
the FBI, everyone.
What do I do now?
You start again.
Why would I do that,
after everything you have put me through?
Because we very nearly succeeded.
As trial runs go,
it was good.
Trial runs for what?
I'm sorry, Rex. She was more than a colleague. I'd like to think she was a friend.
Thanks. Appreciate it.
Lucky she got a full service.
There's ten funerals every hour these days...
-catching up with the backlog.
-Well, that's made us all feel better.
You think if that Blessing was so kind,
it could've shown some sort of...grace.
Esther died right in front of it.
That morphic field could've reached out and saved one last life. Why not?
We'll never know.
UNIT's sealed those sites up forever.
-Let that thing stay buried.
What about you two, this Torchwood team? You reunited or what?
Say no, please.
Dunno. You staying?
-You want me to stay?
-Please say no.
Oh, boy. Whoa, whoa, whoa.
It's about Noah. You know, the analyst who died with Shapiro?
They just retrieved his software from the explosion.
He told me his password because it's the same place
I used to go for doughnuts.
His last job was to look for that leak.
What is it? What's it say?
-Get help! Clear the area! There might be more!
Come on. No, no, not after everything he's gone through. No!
There's nothing we can do. I'm...
I'm sorry, Gwen.
I am so sorry.
What the hell?
You, World War II,
what the hell did you do to me?
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