5 November 2006
John Barrowman (Captain Jack), Eve Myles (Gwen), Burn Gorman (Owen), Naoko Mori (Toshiko), Gareth David-Lloyd (Ianto), Kai Owen (Rhys Williams), Caroline Chikezie (Lisa), Togo Igawa (Dr Tanizaki), Bethan Walker (Annie)
|Written by||Chris Chibnell|
|Directed by||James Strong|
|Produced by||Richard Stokes|
The Torchwood Three team, sans Ianto Jones (who remains behind), go out for a drink. Alone in the hub, Ianto brings in Japanese cybernetics expert Dr. Tanizaki (Togo Igawa) down to a basement deep inside, home to Lisa Hallett, Ianto’s girlfriend. They both worked in Torchwood One during the events of Doctor Who”Doomsday”, when Cybermen partially converted Lisa before the invasion ended.
This causes a power flicker in the Hub; Ianto makes an excuse to look into it himself and finds Tanizaki’s body. As he leaves Lisa to hide the body, she drains even more power by re-entering the conversion unit. Believing the Hub is under attack, team leader Jack Harkness (John Barrowman) sends Gwen Cooper (Eve Myles) and Owen Harper (Burn Gorman) to the basement where they find the abandoned conversion unit. Jack runs down to find Owen unconscious and Gwen about to be converted.
Ianto approaches Lisa to reason with her, only to end up being knocked unconscious. Jack buys technical expert Toshiko Sato (Naoko Mori) time to go to the surface to recharge the emergency power cells by allowing himself to be “deleted” (death from electrocution by a Cyberman’s touch) twice by Lisa, though he would survive due to his immortality.