2009 • BBC America
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Season 4 episodes (12)

1 Miracle Day: The New World
When everyone in the world stops dying, the CIA is alerted by a single word: Torchwood. Agent Rex Matheson is impaled in a car crash, and miraculously survives, while his Analyst, Esther Drummond, sets out to discover what Torchwood is. Far away, in Wales, Gwen Cooper lives in hiding with her husband Rhys and daughter Anwen - she's the last surviving Torchwood member and is determined to stay hidden. In Kentucky, convicted murderer Oswald Danes survives his own execution. And when Esther meets the mysterious Captain Jack Harkness, assassins are activated to kill them all...
2 Miracle Day: Rendition
Rex takes the Torchwood team back to the USA. But when Esther reveals to her Section Chief, Brian Friedkin, that she's part of Rex's rendition, she finds the CIA turning against her, and has to go on the run. Oswald tries to enjoy his newfound freedom, and meets the mysterious Jilly Kitzinger. Rex's surgeon, Dr Vera Juarez, joins the Washington D.C. medical panels, to investigate the Miracle, where the scientists discover that mankind is immortal but still ageing. And on the plane, Captain Jack is poisoned - it's a life or death struggle to save him, but who can be trusted?
3 Miracle Day: Dead of Night
The new Torchwood team of Jack, Gwen, Rex and Esther swings into action - and they discover that an international pharmaceutical company called PhiCorp had advance warning of the Miracle. But when the team splits up in acrimony, Rex turns to Vera for solace, while Gwen finds out more about Esther's family history. Oswald succumbs to Jilly's charms and is taken in to meet the PhiCorp executives - at the same time as Gwen enters the building on a secret mission. And Jack's focus on Oswald precipitates him towards a deadly meeting...
4 Miracle Day: Escape to L.A.
The Torchwood team arrives in California, to plan a major raid on PhiCorp headquarters. But a lethal stranger known only as the Gentleman is following them. Oswald finds his freedom threatened by a new media rival, as Ellis Hartley Monroe's 'Dead Is Dead' campaign gains strength. But when Esther's intervention in her sister's life spirals out of control, she sets in motion a chain of events which threatens to expose Torchwood, and puts Jack and Gwen's lives in danger, as the Gentleman takes immediate and violent action...
5 Miracle Day: The Categories of Life
Vera travels to Los Angeles to join the Torchwood team, as governments across the world swing into action with the new Category System. Gwen flies home to the UK, to save her father and infiltrate the UK healthcare camp, while Rex, Vera and Esther go undercover at the San Pedro Facility. But a deadly trap is closing around them all - while Jack tries desperately to make Oswald Danes change his message to the world, the other members of Torchwood discover the awful truth behind the Category System. But are they too late..?
6 Miracle Day: The Middle Men
Gwen is trapped inside the UK Overflow Camp, with her father's existence hanging in the balance. And across the Atlantic, Rex is determined to get his secret out - but when Colin Maloney's men capture him, only Esther can save him from a fate worse than death. When Jack tracks down and confronts PhiCorp's Chief Executive, he discovers that the conspiracy is more vast and complicated than he ever imagined.
7 Miracle Day: Immortal Sins
Gwen is faced with a terrible decision - she must choose between her family and Jack. When the assassins strike in the UK, to hold Rhys and baby Anwen hostage, their demand is simple: Bring us Jack. Gwen has no choice but to deceive Rex and Esther, and make Jack her prisoner. She then travels through the night with him, on a long, dark journey of the soul, during which both have to face terrible truths about themselves. But if the key to these events depends on Jack's history, then what part of the Captain's long life holds the key..?
8 Miracle Day: End of the Road
In a mansion in Montana, the Torchwood team makes an amazing discovery. But as Olivia Colasanto explains her family history, and the origin of the Miracle, the CIA is closing in - with Brian Friedkin determined to stop Rex before he can expose Brian's corruption. In Texas, Oswald Danes finds that his media empire is short-lived as Jilly activates Category Zero. And the Montana mansion swiftly becomes a trap - when Section Chief Shapiro arrives, Gwen finds herself thrown out of the USA, leaving Jack alone and in terrible danger.
9 Miracle Day: The Gathering
As the stock markets collapse, the world is plunged into recession, and the Torchwood team is splintered, defeated and scattered across the world. In Wales, Gwen must take fierce action to fight for her father's survival, while far away, Jack and Esther stay in hiding, to prepare their last, desperate weapon. Rex uses the might of the CIA to fight the Three Families, but the team soon realizes that Oswald Danes holds all the cards. A terrible alliance begins, which will send them all on a final mission to save the world.
10 Miracle Day: The Blood Line
The battle lines are drawn. As Torchwood take their places in a final attempt to find the mysterious Blessing, the enemy is waiting for them. Traitors take action at the CIA to leave Rex stranded and alone, while Jack and Gwen must strike a bargain with the devil himself in order to survive. But as Jilly Kitzinger rises in the ranks of the Three Families to discover the truth behind Miracle Day, it seems that the Torchwood team will have to make a terrible sacrifice for the sake of the entire human race...
11 Web of Lies: part 1
In the first part of the Web Comic Extra, young conspiracy theorist, Miles Mokri, is shot in Los Angeles, but he doesn't die - this is Miracle Day. When it's revealed that he knew the Miracle was coming, his sister, Holly Mokri, is determined to figure out what he knew and why he was silenced. And back in 2007, Gwen Cooper saw Jack Harkness abducted in front of her - what happened to him and how is it tied to the events in LA four years later?
12 Web of Lies: part 2
In the second part of the Web Comic Extra, while following the clues Miles left behind, Holly has a eureka moment but the answers she finds only makes things more complicated. In 2007, Jack's abductor gets serious and Gwen is on the chase to save him before it's too late. Holly continues to unravel the mystery but, faced with tough decisions, will she discover the ultimate key she is after?

About this show

Part CSI, part X-Files, Torchwood is the team we'd all love to be part of, where excitement comes before morality and the rules are made as you go along…The 21st Century is when it all changes and you've got to be ready. Separate from the government, outside the police, beyond the United Nations: Torchwood sets its own rules. Led by the enigmatic Captain Jack Harkness, the Torchwood team delves into the unknown and fights the impossible.

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477 reviews
A Google user
February 2, 2014
The first two seasons are definitely worth watching and show what Torchwood is all about. The third season is pretty decent, but the show begins to decline and the fourth season isn't worth watching at all (unless you're one of those people who have to watch everything). The fourth season was ruined when they brought it away from Cardiff, Wales, UK and put it in California, USA. It is nothing like the previous three seasons and it follows tired American tropes.
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Giorgos Angelis
April 8, 2014
I really liked the 1st and the 2nd seasons, I didn't quite like season 3 and although a lot of people say season 4 isn't worth watching I belive that it was good but it didn't feel like quite as I hoped it would
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