Episode 9 Torchwood


Episode 9

Sci-fi drama. As the Three Families plunge the world into recession, the Torchwood team - defeated, powerless, and hunted - must strike a bargain with the devil himself.


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The story says that it started with three men...

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Ablemarch, Costerdane and Frines. They formed an alliance.

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Oswald, I...

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Run as fast as you can!

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You've got the most famous face on the planet. Where are you gonna hide?

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Torchwood is defunct.

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You will be removed from American soil immediately and God help Great Britain.

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Hey, stop. I said stop.

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Jack!

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Day 61 of the Great Depression.

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The government has announced that all medical Overflow Camps will now stay open.

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Under the new emergency laws, Category one patients must be taken for disposal.

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Campaigners have called this institutional murder.

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Go now or I will put a hole in your head.

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-Can you spare me some of those metanec things?

-What?

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Metanec. Just a couple of boxes.

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My wife's suffering something wicked with the arthritis.

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She's scared to go to the doctors because of the rumours.

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They say Huw Jenkins has gone up in smoke

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and all he had was a bad back.

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Help yourself. Hurry up, we haven't got long.

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-Go, get out of here.

-Oh, thank you.

-Go.

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OK, relax. She's back.

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She's only been for pizza.

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Hey.

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Oh, beautiful. Nice one. Right.

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That's for the Reynolds and the Llewellyns.

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Oh, and Iris Price called by. She was looking for painkillers.

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She gets a headache and expects to go to the top of the list.

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Tell her she can have them if she pays double.

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-That's the same policy as Phicorp.

-Thanks for that. Thanks a lot.

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Here we are. Careful now. Make yourself useful, you big lump.

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So what'd you get?

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-Diamorphine.

-That'll do the trick. Come on.

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OK?

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This won't last a week the way he's going through it.

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Don't worry. I'll get some more.

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You OK, dad? You'll be happy as Larry in a minute now.

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Smiling away.

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Poor sod. He's missing his bed.

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It's too risky upstairs.

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I know.

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But whenever we went away, the first night back he always used to say

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you can't beat your own bed.

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Well, we can't be too careful, mam.

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Yesterday there was a raid. They took two people away for the ovens.

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I used to arrest people for selling that stuff. It's practically heroin.

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Strange days, sweetheart.

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It's much better.

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The infection is almost gone.

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Yeah, the gunshot didn't kill me. But I think you will.

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I'll go into the village tomorrow, see if I can buy a steak,

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get you some iron.

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As long as they don't ask questions again. That last guy creeped me out.

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If he's still there, I think we should move on.

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-We're in Scotland. We can't go much further north.

-Yes, we can.

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Keep running for as long as it takes.

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I remember when you were too scared to leave home.

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Yeah, a long time ago.

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You were the strong one standing tall. Look at you now.

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And now you're a vampire.

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More like a gunsmith. Closest thing to a weapon we've got.

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Esther, my blood isn't magic.

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It didn't make me immortal.

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They can't have cloned it or copied it.

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All the same, Jack, they took your blood and they keep trying to spill your blood.

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Someone wants you dead for a reason.

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And I think this stuff is the only hope we've got.

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The answer's got to be here somewhere.

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The Blessing, page 56 of 12 million. God, I need Esther.

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I've had a job offer

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driving for Matty Sheldon.

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Oh.

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That's good, isn't it?

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He's got the contract for the Overflow Camps.

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I'd be driving Category Ones.

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Well, it's not your fault. We need money.

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-I won't take them to the ovens, just to the camps.

-I know, yeah.

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It's funny, isn't it?

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When they first opened the camps we all protested.

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Second time we're all too busy looking after ourselves.

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Aye. All part of the plan...

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-..to wear us down.

-Yeah, but what is the plan?

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What's it all for, Rhys?

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Oh, great.

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That's just what I needed. That's...

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bollocks.

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You know, there was

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power cuts in the '70s.

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Nine months later there was a baby boom...

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..cos people took advantage of the dark. Oh, yeah.

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Here, this could be the one piece of paper that we need.

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Come on, focus, people. Let's go, come on. Let's go.

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Hey, you been here all night? Don't you have a home to go to?

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Not any more. She left me, remember?

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Oh, shit.

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-Yeah, sorry.

-Cos of the hours which you imposed.

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I know. I forgot.

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If you're gonna be here, why don't you clean this place up?

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Empty out some trash bins.

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Really?

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Sir, I should tell you that smoking is still illegal inside.

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It can't kill you. Not any more.

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But they still haven't changed the building's insurance.

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Insurance companies went bust along with half the western world.

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Gas allowances have been halved. You are way over limit.

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What do you expect me to do, walk to work?

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Hey, don't complain to me.

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Recession became depression.

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We're all being rationed, even the CIA.

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Since you're too busy housekeeping then you won't be interested in this.

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What is it?

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A lead.

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It's 1928. There's a guy hanging in the cellar of the Giordano butcher

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and they're selling tickets for 2.

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You can watch him get killed and come back to life again.

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So who knows, if it's a miracle or he's Harry Houdini?

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Either way, it's news. So plenty of people wrote about it.

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Yeah, but that's where the records disappear. Ablemarch, Costerdane and Frines...

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they went through the archives. They scrubbed them clean.

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Look at this place, Rex. We have tried.

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According to the census in 1930 the population of Manhattan was 1,867,000.

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That's more people than now. Allow for an average of two children

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per family across three generations by 2011 we're looking at a potential six million descendants.

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That's six million suspects. We have to find and interview six million people.

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So do you see? That proves my point. You're looking too close at the facts.

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-What else should we be looking at?

-Fiction.

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I'll trade you six million people for one short story.

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Because the London office, they found a story.

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It was published in 1935...

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"The Devil Within." Now it's just pulp fiction...

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it's all blood and Satan and that kinda shit...

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but it contains five points of reference identical

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to the Harkness case, which is more than a coincidence.

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Now I believe the author was in that cellar.

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He saw Jack Harkness die, decided to write about it. And his name was

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Victor Podesta.

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Then we follow the Podesta family.

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Oh, sir, this is where it gets interesting.

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The Podestas owned a grocery store about ten blocks east

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of the butcher shop and they had connections to organized crime.

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The youngest son John was stabbed to death back in '27.

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Unsolved, mob related. But check this out, now we jump to 1938.

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The whole family just disappears. I mean all of them...

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mom, pop, Victor, daughter Emmeline.

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Just all gone. Look, maybe the Podestas changed their name.

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Who knows? Maybe Emmeline married into the three families.

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We could look for a marriage license.

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And where would we check that?

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-The Manhattan Central Repository?

-Damn it, every time.

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The most effective thing they did was burn that place down.

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Yeah, and that was 1965.

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Everywhere we turn this conspiracy spans the whole of the 20th century.

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People, come on. This is me you're talking to, remember?

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You're forgetting about the younger brother,

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the murder of John Podesta, unsolved. This is where we got lucky.

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The case was bagged, tagged and locked away

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just sitting on a shelf collecting dust for almost 90 years.

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We still have the murder weapon.

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With blood on it? Is that blood?

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We have blood.

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We have DNA.

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-We can trace the family.

-All right, everybody.

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Let's make a DNA profile and start looking for matches.

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Come on, let's go. Let's go!

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Group up, start working.

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-Uh hey, Rex.

-Yeah?

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I've got Jordan and Carlyle. They were exceptional with the O'Grady DNA. And they're fast.

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-Want me to use them on this?

-Sure thing. Do what you've got to do.

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Thank you for coming.

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This is not the promotion I expected, sitting in a nondescript office distributing for Harry Bosco.

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I thought you needed me.

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This is for you.

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-You've been invited to Shanghai.

-Well, that's impossible.

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Don't you watch the news? First sign of the meltdown, China closed its borders.

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Not to us.

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This says Lucy Statten Meredith.

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You'll be travelling under that name.

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In fact, that is your name from now on.

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But the families want to meet you in person.

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-It's one way?

-Yes, yes, it is.

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I'm rather jealous.

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They're taking you to the Blessing.

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Thank you.

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We won't meet again.

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KNOCKING AT DOOR >

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It's them.

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They're here. Remember, just do what we said.

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Take it upstairs and flush it.

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Yes, I'm coming!

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If you don't open the door, we're legally empowered to knock it down.

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-Mrs. Cooper?

-Mm-hmm.

-You must be Gwen Cooper.

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Ralph Finch. Can we come in?

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-Not without a warrant, no.

-Not necessary, I'm afraid.

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I have reason to suspect you may be illegally harbouring an unsupported Category one deceased person.

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According to the Emergency Powers Act, reasonable suspicion is all I need.

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You keep an eye on the front. Gentlemen, we're in.

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Oh, I'm gonna complain. I'm gonna take this to the top. I used to be with the police.

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Very much in the past tense as I understand it.

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Up you go, boys. Check the rooms upstairs.

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My father is dead. He's gone.

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We never said goodbye. No funeral. No chance to mourn him.

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For all I know he was just thrown into a furnace still alive.

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I can't even have a bit of peace in my own bathroom.

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-You allowed to barge in like this anyway?

-Husband, Rhys Williams.

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You never shared his surname, which says a lot. We're still missing one person.

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So where's Mary, Gwen? What's keeping your mother so busy?

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Shopping.

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-No lights?

-Uh, no.

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Whole house needs rewiring.

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No worries. We've got torches.

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Boys, torches down here.

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Lend us that, Joe.

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All that's down there is rats, so you make yourself at home.

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(QUIETLY) Shut up.

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VERMIN SQUEAK

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It's mice, not rats.

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I'd recommend putting down traps.

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We'll get rid of the vermin as fast as we can.

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Out.

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Your father is still unregistered. And I can't leave you alone until I know what happened to him.

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So you take care now.

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Seriously, your whole family,

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you'd better take a great deal of care.

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God, that was close.

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Never mind. I told you this thing would work.

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I had to... to pin him down.

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It took all my strength.

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It's OK, mom.

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It's OK. They've gone.

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They've gone.

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Bad news. The DNA trace, it came out negative. No leads, nothing.

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There's no bloodline from John Podesta on file. I tried everything.

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-Shit.

-Son of a bitch.

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Sorry. I'll keep looking, but...

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Hey, Charlotte...

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The Podesta Short Story, we have that on digital format?

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-Yeah, I think so. Why?

-Great, can you send it to me?

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It's not worth reading. Like you said, pulp fiction.

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I know, but just send it to me.

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-You have an idea?

-No, no, no. Just send it, OK?

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Sure.

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It's the shopping. Take it through to the kitchen, will you?

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-Hey.

-All right, mate?

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Oh, you're early.

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-Just put it by the fridge.

-It is posh getting deliveries, mind.

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It's my mother's latest scheme.

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She's starting to cook for the club, raising money charging two quid a cake.

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Oh, isn't she pretty?

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Are you eating that food, honey, or are you wearing it?

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Mm, sweet.

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So sweet your child.

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I realize this might be something of a surprise...

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What's going on?

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I've been told that you have certain information that I need.

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I apologize for the subterfuge, but I do happen to have the most recognizable face on the planet.

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Not any more!

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-What the hell are you doing?

-Look at him, for God's sake! Look at him!

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-It's Oswald Danes in our house.

-Oh, my god!

-You touch my daughter again and I will kill you.

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Take her out of here, mom, now. I don't want her to see her mother...

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Stop it! Stop, stop, stop.

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Stop right there. Hush now. Come on.

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-We don't want you arrested for murder.

-Thank you, sir.

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They can arrest me for that.

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Now you tell me. Tell me quickly, you bastard.

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You murdering bastard!

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Come on. Tell me before I get the boys round.

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Before I shout your name out and fetch the bloody mob,

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tell me what do you want?

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Jack Harkness.

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The men who smuggled me into this country,

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they brought Harkness in seven weeks ago and they brought him to you.

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And then you in turn found him a haven.

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Now I paid good money for your name, Gwen Cooper.

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So I really need to see Jack.

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And you will do exactly

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what I ask.

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Why should I?

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Because I have a name.

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I have the name of a man.

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I have the name of the man who created the miracle.

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Someone is leaking information - that's got to be true.

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Maybe not from here, but from somewhere down the chain.

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For the past two months, every move we make, we get blocked.

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I wish it were me. Then you could shoot me and I could sleep.

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-Yeah, I'd like that very much, sir.

-So what did you find?

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Victor Podesta. Anyone who writes pulp fiction

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is gonna want to keep on writing even if it's under a different name.

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So I ran the short story through the pattern recognition software

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-identifying key points of similarity in prose styles.

-Did you find him?

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I found 320. See, it's more difficult with that sort of fiction

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because everyone writes the same. And that's only the ones in the database.

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Out of that there's around 46 with pronounced similarities scattered all across the world.

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22 in the US, nine in the UK, one in Sweden.

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We've got Argentina, Germany, Japan. I've got to check them all out.

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Well, I think you'd better get started.

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Yes, sir. But listen, can we keep this between you and me?

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I mean this has to be mine and mine alone. OK?

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The latest from the White House is that they're gonna stop all immigration.

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China closed its borders, now we're gonna do the same.

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Every passing day we are taking one step closer to a dictatorship.

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And we don't even know who the real dictators are.

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PHONE RINGS

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-Hello?

-Can you see my car keys? I can't find them anywhere.

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Uh, how did you get this number?

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Whoever you're working for, it's Jack Harkness they're after.

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He wouldn't turn up here in a month of Sundays.

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So why not just take the night off?

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-Do you think we're stupid?

-Yeah.

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Now drink this.

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It won't harm you. You've had it before.

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It's true. I made you drink it.

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I need you to have no memory of seeing me, so I can leave you with nowhere to put your hat,

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or you can drink it. Option two is better.

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Oh, my god.

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Oh, my god.

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-Oh, my god.

-I know. Oh!

-Sorry. I thought you were better.

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I'm fine. I am, don't worry.

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-Thank you for looking after him.

-It's so good to see you.

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Oh, God, I missed you. I have so missed you. He's through there.

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Jack. I was told the correct form of address is captain.

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You once asked me for help.

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So you can remember that, the rest of you, the captain invited me in.

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I want to ask one thing first.

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At your trial you said about that girl, "She should have run faster. "

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Did you really say that?

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Yes, I did.

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Right. OK.

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Let me tell you, Oswald, I used to be a policewoman and I worked with paedophiles and murderers,

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and God help me, I saw men so alone and damned and wretched. But that's not you.

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That's nothing like you.

0:26:040:26:08

Because for the first time in my life

0:26:080:26:11

I've met a monster. Is that clear?

0:26:110:26:14

I feel very special. And well said.

0:26:150:26:18

-I'm gonna kill him.

-Leave it.

0:26:180:26:20

OK, everyone, all we need is information.

0:26:200:26:24

Tell us what you know.

0:26:240:26:26

And what happens to me after that?

0:26:260:26:28

Well, then we kill you. There's no murder any more.

0:26:280:26:32

So I can make you Category one forever, pal.

0:26:320:26:34

I haven't agreed to anything. So you just tell me what you know or we are calling the police now.

0:26:340:26:40

You're keeping a few secrets yourself, Gwen.

0:26:400:26:42

You had me tied up here all day, and all those whispers, all those looks towards that cellar.

0:26:420:26:50

Are you hiding something down there by any chance?

0:26:500:26:55

Excuse me. You were gonna call the police.

0:26:550:26:58

OK, there may be deals to be made. There may not.

0:26:580:27:02

But before we can decide anything, there needs to be a full and fair exchange of information.

0:27:020:27:09

Mr Danes, there's no going back. You need to tell us what you know.

0:27:090:27:13

I'll say this, Phicorp gave me an assistant, a woman called Jillian Kitzinger.

0:27:150:27:23

And in my crate over there I have Miss Kitzinger's laptop.

0:27:230:27:27

God's sake, is that it? We raided her file way back.

0:27:270:27:31

Wait a minute. As soon as I'd stolen the laptop, good little Jilly did exactly the right things.

0:27:310:27:37

She changed the passwords, opened new accounts, deleted the old ones.

0:27:370:27:41

But I was watching.

0:27:410:27:43

And I know my way around online better than most.

0:27:430:27:48

I know how to keep myself hidden.

0:27:480:27:49

So I shadowed her, and I've been following Miss Kitzinger these past two months.

0:27:490:27:55

Here's a funny thing.

0:27:550:27:57

Yesterday at 12:00 midday she disappeared.

0:27:570:28:02

Her entire profile online vanished.

0:28:020:28:06

Jilly Kitzinger ceased to exist.

0:28:060:28:09

You said you had the name of a man.

0:28:200:28:23

Soon as I say this, I'll be at your mercy.

0:28:230:28:25

-Yes.

-Tell us his name.

0:28:250:28:28

I'll have to trust you.

0:28:280:28:31

Remember that. I'm trusting you.

0:28:310:28:33

One man's name keeps reoccurring.

0:28:330:28:36

Kitzinger was employed to send him information.

0:28:360:28:40

And his name's Harry Bosco.

0:28:400:28:43

Harry Bosco?

0:28:430:28:45

His name, over and over again.

0:28:450:28:49

Esther, Harry Bosco.

0:28:490:28:50

-Sorry.

-Can't you search him?

0:28:520:28:54

You think you're clever, Oswald?

0:28:580:29:00

Is that really all you had?

0:29:000:29:02

It's a name.

0:29:020:29:04

Harry Bosco isn't a man.

0:29:040:29:07

Harry Bosco is a process.

0:29:070:29:09

It goes back to Vietnam.

0:29:120:29:15

It was the first war to be televised,

0:29:150:29:17

and the government didn't want US networks taking feed directly from the Vietnamese

0:29:170:29:21

cos for the first time, information was beyond their control.

0:29:210:29:25

So they put agents in every newsroom,

0:29:250:29:27

every major TV network, filtering the output for the public.

0:29:270:29:30

Cleverest of them all was a man called...

0:29:300:29:34

Harry Bosco.

0:29:340:29:35

-What did he do?

-He'd alter information.

0:29:360:29:39

It was subtle. He did it by mistranslation.

0:29:390:29:42

He couldn't censor or change, but he could manipulate the English translation.

0:29:420:29:46

Change one word, change the entire meaning.

0:29:460:29:48

If you say "victims" instead of "bodies", you influence public opinion.

0:29:480:29:52

All the channels Harry Bosco these days.

0:29:520:29:55

So that's it? Dead end? Done?

0:29:550:29:59

-You finished with him? Can I have him now?

-Could you keep your dog on its leash?

0:29:590:30:02

-Watch it, pal.

-My point still stands.

0:30:020:30:06

The name's still important because Kitzinger works in PR.

0:30:060:30:11

Why would she be handling this Harry Bosco process?

0:30:110:30:15

To be fair, it's a good question.

0:30:180:30:19

Why would the families hire Jilly to do all this in the first place?

0:30:190:30:23

-What's she translating?

-What's she mistranslating?

0:30:230:30:26

Cos the three families changed their name, now Jilly's changing words?

0:30:260:30:30

Maybe they're connected.

0:30:300:30:32

Chicken and chips. Didn't have any fish. Too expensive.

0:30:340:30:38

-World gone mad.

-And I've got the beers.

0:30:380:30:40

-Can I have mine?

-Oh, sure.

0:30:400:30:43

RHYS LAUGHS

0:30:460:30:47

Hey, they've been going great guns, this lot.

0:30:470:30:51

-You know, going through someone's email is like reading their diaries.

-So what did we find?

0:30:510:30:56

Another problem.

0:30:560:30:57

Jilly processed this clip from a local news station in Shanghai.

0:30:570:31:00

It's got three layers of language.

0:31:000:31:02

It's in the local Wu dialect dubbed into Mandarin and then she sent it out for English subtitles.

0:31:020:31:07

-How are we supposed to know what's wrong or right?

-Nobody speaks Chinese?

-Shut it!

0:31:070:31:12

What do we do? I can't go down to the takeaway and ask Kenny.

0:31:120:31:15

Esther?

0:31:170:31:18

Yeah, I know.

0:31:200:31:22

PHONE RINGS

0:31:260:31:29

What?

0:31:300:31:31

'Rex. It's me. It's Esther.

0:31:310:31:34

'Don't tell anyone,

0:31:340:31:36

'but I need your help. I'm sorry there's no-one else I can turn to,

0:31:360:31:41

'but I've got a lead.'

0:31:410:31:43

All right, I need this room. Top priority. Come on, clear the room. Let's go.

0:31:430:31:47

Where are you?

0:31:580:32:00

Can't say, so don't make me.

0:32:000:32:03

We're safe. We're fine. We're OK.

0:32:030:32:05

-'If that's the plural, I take it World War II didn't die.'

-It's going to take more than that!

0:32:050:32:10

-I've been trying to kill the silly sod for years.

-OK, so that's Gwen, which means you're in Wales.

0:32:100:32:15

'So much for undercover work. You know, you're idiots. I didn't even have to trace you.'

0:32:150:32:20

-Except you're not tracing us anyway, are you?

-No, I'm not.

0:32:200:32:24

We need help, Rex. We need the CIA. We need translations specifically.

0:32:240:32:30

Oh, shit. Um, OK, I'll try.

0:32:300:32:34

-Can't tell them why.

-Oh, I know, believe me. This place isn't safe. What's the language?

0:32:340:32:38

Mandarin. We think there's something in Shanghai.

0:32:380:32:41

Morning. Guess you're my breakfast meeting.

0:32:550:32:59

I'm Jilly Kitzinger.

0:32:590:33:00

No, you're Lucy Statten Meredith.

0:33:000:33:02

Congratulations, you failed the test.

0:33:020:33:04

OK, I keep wondering, why me?

0:33:190:33:22

You're a storyteller.

0:33:220:33:24

-Thank you.

-Look at you.

0:33:250:33:27

The nails, the coat, the lipstick.

0:33:270:33:29

From the moment you walk through the door, you tell a story.

0:33:290:33:33

You might have noticed we're kind of good at keeping quiet. So we need you.

0:33:330:33:37

We need experts.

0:33:370:33:38

So what's your story?

0:33:420:33:43

I'm the latest chapter in an epic.

0:33:460:33:48

Once upon a time, there were three wise families.

0:33:500:33:53

Then they went out into the world.

0:33:530:33:55

One family took politics, one family took finance and one family took media.

0:33:550:34:00

But that's all in the past.

0:34:020:34:04

The stories yet to come, they're the best.

0:34:040:34:07

So does that mean there's a story about to break? With the miracle?

0:34:070:34:11

Not for me to say.

0:34:110:34:12

You want me to what? Prepare a statement? Mount a campaign?

0:34:140:34:19

That's kind of small, don't you think?

0:34:190:34:21

Then what?

0:34:230:34:25

We need you to write history.

0:34:260:34:28

I can do that.

0:34:360:34:38

Good.

0:34:380:34:40

Nice recovery.

0:34:420:34:44

Your hair is a work of art.

0:34:440:34:46

If you ever come here at night,

0:34:460:34:48

try the mitten crab. It's a local delicacy.

0:34:480:34:50

So what do you want me to do next?

0:34:500:34:53

Stay in your hotel and wait.

0:34:530:34:56

When we're ready, you'll be taken to the Blessing.

0:34:560:34:59

-I hope you survive.

-I'm sorry, what do you mean by that?

0:34:590:35:03

Well, some people die.

0:35:030:35:06

The Blessing, it kills them.

0:35:060:35:08

Good luck. You won't see me again.

0:35:100:35:12

MAN WAILS

0:35:180:35:21

This is pre-miracle.

0:35:290:35:31

He died two days later. But he went crazy, burned down a hospital, got caught in his own fire.

0:35:310:35:36

-This guy should win the Darwin Award.

-"Godsend", you got that, Rex?

0:35:360:35:39

Yeah, yeah. I saw it first.

0:35:390:35:41

I knew it. The English isn't "godsend".

0:35:410:35:43

The actual phrase is "It's a blessing my life was saved."

0:35:430:35:47

"Blessing."

0:35:470:35:48

It doesn't mean anything. We'd all say that. He survived a fire.

0:35:480:35:52

'Hold on, hold on. Would somebody shut the husband up, please?'

0:35:520:35:55

That's the Mandarin. But the original Wu dialect is different. Are you ready for this?

0:35:550:35:59

He didn't say, "It's a blessing my life was saved." He said, "The Blessing saved my life."

0:35:590:36:04

They mistranslated it on purpose. "The Blessing saved my life."

0:36:040:36:08

-It's in Shanghai.

-The Blessing's in Shanghai.

-How do we get to Shanghai?

0:36:090:36:12

Oh, for God's sake. You're not serious!

0:36:120:36:15

They hid the word Blessing, Rhys.

0:36:150:36:18

It wasn't hidden from the Chinese! They saw it and there's enough of them!

0:36:180:36:21

It was only transmitted once then scrubbed off the record.

0:36:210:36:25

Just cos he said "Blessing" doesn't mean it's in Shanghai! I could say "Jesus", but I'm not in Jerusalem.

0:36:250:36:30

Why did they hide that clip? Hush, OK? Just a minute. Getting into Shanghai is going to be impossible.

0:36:300:36:36

They've closed the borders, withdrawn from the UN. The whole of China is a no-go area.

0:36:360:36:40

No way I can get in without posting it as a mission. And that's going to leak.

0:36:400:36:44

-By the time we'd get there they'd be gone.

-You could take a slow boat.

-Shut it!

0:36:440:36:48

-Wait a minute, who was that? Who else is there?

-Just...

0:36:480:36:51

just Rhys. Never mind.

0:36:510:36:53

Esther, is there anything within mainland China?

0:36:550:36:58

Any open ports? Anything?

0:36:580:37:00

No, but...wait.

0:37:000:37:02

I knew a man once, way back, worked out of Hunan Province.

0:37:020:37:06

Wait, wait, wait, just listen.

0:37:060:37:08

OK, think about it.

0:37:080:37:10

Who burns down a hospital? Who does that? Why would he do that?

0:37:100:37:13

Turns out we've got another mistranslation.

0:37:130:37:16

The Mandarin says "medical facility",

0:37:160:37:19

but I looked up the address. It was a blood bank.

0:37:190:37:23

-Blood again.

-It's always about blood. Why is that?

-Wait, wait.

0:37:230:37:27

OK. Run a check on that, but reference it with Kitzinger.

0:37:270:37:30

'She has a second clip in Spanish.'

0:37:300:37:33

There's a second blood bank in Buenos Aires.

0:37:330:37:35

A blood bank destroyed by fire 24 hours before Shanghai, five days before the miracle.

0:37:350:37:40

Wait a minute. Wait a minute.

0:37:400:37:43

I had Argentina. Right there.

0:37:430:37:45

John Forester, died age 76 in La Boca. I think he was in the cellar with Jack.

0:37:450:37:49

-But that man said "miracle in Shanghai", yes?

-And why'd they burn down a blood bank in Buenos Aires?

0:37:490:37:54

Why burn down a blood bank at all? We don't even know what the Blessing is.

0:37:540:37:57

Maybe it's some sort of ritual. Maybe it happens in both cities at once.

0:37:570:38:01

Whoa, hang on a minute.

0:38:010:38:04

SHOUTING

0:38:040:38:06

Rhys, my dad!

0:38:060:38:08

SHOUTING CONTINUES

0:38:100:38:12

-< Come on!

-Copy that!

0:38:130:38:17

-All clear! All clear!

-Hello?

0:38:200:38:22

-Hello there, Gwen.

-Hello.

0:38:300:38:33

Got company?

0:38:330:38:35

Yeah, we're just visiting from London.

0:38:350:38:38

Don't worry. Anyone who can leave the house under their own steam is of no interest to me.

0:38:380:38:43

What's going on?

0:38:460:38:48

Been busy down there, Rhys?

0:38:480:38:50

No.

0:38:500:38:52

Well, you won't mind if I take a look, then.

0:38:530:38:56

In the old days, to find a dead body you'd use a sniffer dog. But they've gone the way of the miner's budgie.

0:38:560:39:02

HE CHUCKLES

0:39:020:39:03

Brand new app... Thermal imaging.

0:39:030:39:06

Brilliant, it is.

0:39:060:39:09

-Sorry, hold up there.

-This is my house.

0:39:160:39:18

My name is Mary Cooper and I live here.

0:39:180:39:22

For God's sake, let me in!

0:39:220:39:24

This is good. I'm the most wanted man on the face of the earth, but they want someone else.

0:39:290:39:34

-One more word out of you and I'm handing you over.

-But you can't.

0:39:340:39:39

Because then they'll wonder who you are.

0:39:390:39:42

We've got him!

0:39:530:39:55

Over there, boys. Behind the wall.

0:39:580:40:00

Pull it down.

0:40:000:40:02

He's not dead!

0:40:230:40:24

He's not dead. Feel him, he's still warm. He's...he's warm. Feel him.

0:40:250:40:29

Not as warm as he's going to be.

0:40:290:40:31

Oh, you bastard!

0:40:310:40:34

Please don't, OK? Please don't!

0:40:340:40:36

-This man is Category One.

-Please!

-It is my duty to take him from this place

0:40:360:40:40

and deliver him into safe keeping until such time

0:40:400:40:43

as he can be disposed of according to the laws of the land.

0:40:430:40:47

(Please don't.)

0:40:490:40:51

I'm sorry for your loss.

0:41:050:41:07

Goodbye, my love.

0:41:240:41:26

-What do you want to do?

-Go to Shanghai.

0:41:490:41:52

I don't care if we have to walk.

0:41:520:41:54

I will travel the whole bloody world to put this right, Jack.

0:41:540:41:58

I need your permission to go off grid, sir.

0:42:050:42:08

Failing permission, I'm going anyway. And I need to go now.

0:42:080:42:12

OK. What if you need backup?

0:42:130:42:15

Well, then and only then will I contact you, sir.

0:42:150:42:18

Minimum notice. Because if we've got a mole, I can't risk anyone finding this out.

0:42:180:42:22

But this could be it, sir. This could be the Blessing.

0:42:220:42:27

Good luck.

0:42:270:42:28

I think I can get us in. Back in the old days, Torchwood tracked down a black market trade

0:42:300:42:34

in alien artifacts coming out of China. Skullion metal and coins, things like that.

0:42:340:42:39

We closed it down but the route stayed open...for arms dealing.

0:42:390:42:42

-We're going to trust arms dealers?

-I don't care. I'll do it.

0:42:420:42:45

OK, OK, wait. What about Buenos Aires?

0:42:450:42:48

I don't know. Which city is it?

0:42:480:42:51

It's both, you bunch of...nuts.

0:42:510:42:54

You can't see for looking, can you?

0:42:540:42:57

Here, look.

0:42:570:42:59

Right, Shanghai...

0:42:590:43:01

Buenos Aires.

0:43:010:43:04

Buenos Aires...

0:43:040:43:06

Shanghai.

0:43:060:43:07

Opposite sides of the world.

0:43:070:43:09

Quite literally, opposite sides of the earth, yeah?

0:43:090:43:12

So whatever's going on, there's got to be something connecting them.

0:43:120:43:18

Are you kidding me? Is that right?

0:43:180:43:20

They're antipodes. They're the antipodes of each other.

0:43:200:43:23

Two massive population centres balanced on either side of the planet.

0:43:230:43:27

As the old saying goes, "Count your blessings," cos it turns out there's two of them.

0:43:270:43:31

-But what does it mean?

-Look at the Phicorp logo.

0:43:310:43:34

The letter Phi, a circle with a line through it. It's been staring us in the face all this time.

0:43:340:43:38

A line through the world?

0:43:380:43:40

The Blessing. The miracle.

0:43:400:43:42

-Mm-hmm.

-But what is it?

0:43:420:43:44

We need to find out.

0:43:440:43:45

We can get into Argentina, no problem.

0:43:450:43:47

Maybe we need to get into both, Jack.

0:43:470:43:50

-Maybe you should go one way.

-And you the other.

0:43:500:43:52

-Buenos Aires.

-Shanghai.

0:43:540:43:55

So this is what we're doing? A mission on both sides of the world?

0:43:550:44:00

-Biggest mission yet.

-Suppose it is, yeah.

-And you're taking me with you.

0:44:000:44:04

-No way.

-No, no, no. I've got better plans for you, bub.

0:44:040:44:08

And that's your problem, isn't it, Gwen? You can't let me walk free.

0:44:080:44:12

Not a man with my desires.

0:44:120:44:13

And you can't have me arrested.

0:44:130:44:16

Not now that I know all about your little plans.

0:44:160:44:19

-They can leave you here with me.

-That's just it, you joyous man.

0:44:200:44:24

You've just trapped your wife completely.

0:44:240:44:27

Leave me here with him and I actually think he would. Your husband would kill me.

0:44:270:44:31

He'd make me Category One with his own bare hands.

0:44:310:44:35

You would kill me, wouldn't you?

0:44:350:44:38

Is that what you want?

0:44:380:44:40

No. I'm coming with you.

0:44:400:44:43

There's no choice.

0:44:430:44:45

There's not a choice in the whole of the world.

0:44:450:44:49

Over here!

0:45:110:45:12

Hurry up!

0:45:160:45:19

Hup! Let's go.

0:45:190:45:20

-It made it.

-Yeah.

0:45:500:45:51

The only way to get this stuff through was in the diplomatic bag.

0:45:510:45:55

-Oh, man. Don't start with that hugging shit.

-Shut up.

0:45:550:45:59

Come on. Look, the only problem is I had to sign for the case.

0:45:590:46:03

Now, I'm running this thing undercover, but if anyone checks the embassy notifications, we're screwed.

0:46:030:46:09

You must feel terrible.

0:48:060:48:08

No, I'm fine.

0:48:100:48:11

No, I mean you really must.

0:48:110:48:14

That's what the Blessing does to you, the closer you get.

0:48:140:48:18

You're scared. Am I right?

0:48:180:48:20

Your skin's a little too tight.

0:48:200:48:22

There's something just out of the corner of your eye you can't quite see.

0:48:220:48:27

Hmm?

0:48:270:48:28

Yes.

0:48:290:48:31

You never get used to it.

0:48:310:48:32

Come this way, Miss Kitzinger.

0:48:320:48:34

It's Miss Meredith.

0:48:350:48:38

I don't really care.

0:48:380:48:40

The men enjoy those sorts of games.

0:48:410:48:43

But the feeling, it started as soon as we dug deep enough.

0:48:450:48:49

I think it's the Blessing's attempt to communicate.

0:48:490:48:52

Then it's a living thing?

0:48:570:48:59

Oh, we have no idea.

0:48:590:49:01

But certainly the Blessing sends some sort of impact back at the onlooker.

0:49:010:49:05

We have a theory.

0:49:100:49:12

We say the Blessing shows you to yourself.

0:49:120:49:15

I've seen people look upon the Blessing and end their lives.

0:49:350:49:39

There's a brilliant truth about that,

0:49:390:49:42

because each and every time, that person was hiding something vile.

0:49:420:49:46

Isn't that wonderful?

0:49:460:49:48

It's exhilarating, the damage it does.

0:49:480:49:52

I wonder what you'll see.

0:49:540:49:56

What can you see?

0:50:330:50:35

What does the Blessing tell you about yourself?

0:50:350:50:38

That I'm right.

0:50:450:50:47

How far down does it go?

0:50:590:51:01

All the way to the other side of the world.

0:51:020:51:05

PHONE RINGS

0:51:170:51:19

Hey. Guess what.

0:51:210:51:23

Same old glamour here. We're in some kind of warehouse.

0:51:230:51:26

Well, I'm stuck in a hovel owned by gun runners, with Oswald Danes as a roommate.

0:51:260:51:32

-Not the best day in my life, I'll tell you.

-Still, it's a good phone line.

0:51:320:51:35

Yeah, considering the distance, it is.

0:51:350:51:38

Just started looking for that Blessing. God help us. We're in two of the biggest cities on earth.

0:51:380:51:43

Try starting with the family of that arsonist.

0:51:430:51:46

-'I'm going to go to local libraries.'

-Look after that weapon. Jack's blood's got to be important.

0:51:460:51:51

-It's safe. Got it here.

-'Find anything, call me.'

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You too.

0:51:540:51:56

Good luck.

0:51:560:51:57

Bye.

0:51:570:51:59

Ooh!

0:52:010:52:03

Idiot.

0:52:030:52:04

-You idiot. You told me that was healed. You're not better at all, are you? Let me see.

-Sorry.

-It's OK.

0:52:040:52:09

I got you. OK, I got you. I got you.

0:52:090:52:12

Argh! I'm so sorry.

0:52:120:52:15

It's all right. Don't be sorry. I've got you.

0:52:150:52:20

Let me take a look.

0:52:200:52:21

Oh, honestly!

0:52:210:52:24

Oh, God.

0:52:270:52:28

-Gwen.

-If I had known it was this bad, Jack,

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you'd never have come.

0:52:320:52:34

It got worse when we arrived.

0:52:340:52:36

-Ah!

-I'm sorry. I'm sorry.

0:52:360:52:39

Fine place to die, in old Shanghai.

0:52:470:52:50

You're not dying. Don't say that.

0:52:500:52:53

I'm tired, Gwen.

0:52:530:52:55

This mortal life,

0:52:570:53:00

it hurts so much.

0:53:000:53:01

Well, now.

0:53:030:53:04

Can't say I've been to China before, so I'm not well versed in their customs.

0:53:040:53:08

But I've got to say...

0:53:100:53:12

I never knew about that.

0:53:170:53:20

Whoa.

0:53:350:53:36

Whoa, whoa, whoa.

0:53:380:53:40

It's your blood. No wonder it's killing you. I think...

0:53:460:53:49

I think it's showing us the way!

0:53:500:53:52

It's the Blessing.

0:53:570:53:58

It's somewhere over there.

0:53:580:54:01

And I think whatever it is, it's calling you, Jack.

0:54:010:54:05

We've changed the whole of the world.

0:54:120:54:14

-This is just Phase One.

-These are the days of the miracle.

0:54:140:54:18

It's like they broke the world.

0:54:180:54:21

-Why would you want this?

-We tear down in order to rebuild.

0:54:210:54:25

Somebody betrayed us.

0:54:250:54:27

The world's been turning for over four billion years.

0:54:270:54:31

-I'll see you.

-So much buried under its skin.

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What the hell is that thing?

0:54:360:54:39

-You're about to meet the creator.

-Who are you?

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I come from the future.

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Then you must know.

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Do we make it through this day?

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