Torchwood

The BEST episodes of Torchwood

Every episode of Torchwood ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Torchwood!

Captain Jack Harkness is a man from the 51st century trapped in the past who leads the last remnants of the Torchwood Institute, a top secret British agency outside the government whose job it is to investigate alien goings on in the world, act in mankind's best interest, and, if needed, be the Earth's last line of defense.

Last Updated: 7/23/2022Network: BBC Three
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The Blood Line
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8.33
1435 votes

#1 - The Blood Line

Season 4 - Episode 10 - Aired 9/9/2011

As the Torchwood team launch a final, desperate mission against the seemingly undefeatable Three Families, they realize it may come down to the ultimate sacrifice.

Directors: Billy Gierhart
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Day Four
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8.15
1328 votes

#2 - Day Four

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired 7/9/2009

Torchwood finally learns the truth about the events of 1965. But Britain is in danger of becoming a rogue state, and everything now pivots around John Frobisher, as the Ambassador of the 456 destroys its old allegiances and reveals its true intent.

Directors: Euros Lyn
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Day Five
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8.12
1485 votes

#3 - Day Five

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired 7/10/2009

Torchwood is defenceless, and Gwen Cooper stands alone, as the final sanction begins. As violence erupts and the world descends into anarchy, an ordinary council estate becomes a battleground where the future of the human race will be decided.

Directors: Euros Lyn
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Day One
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8.07
1697 votes

#4 - Day One

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired 7/6/2009

At 8.45am, every child in the world suddenly stops, chanting the words "we are coming" again and again. Whilst investigating, the remaining Torchwood team face greater personal and professional challenges than ever before, having to work with their numbers depleted.

Directors: Euros Lyn
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The Categories of Life
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8.04
2191 votes

#5 - The Categories of Life

Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired 8/5/2011

Torchwood goes undercover and discovers the terrible truth behind the Miracle. The enemy is closing in, and death is about to make a shocking return.

Directors: Guy Ferland
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Day Two
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8.01
1396 votes

#6 - Day Two

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired 7/7/2009

Torchwood are forced underground, as the government takes swift and brutal action. With members of the team being hunted down, only Lois holds the key to Torchwood's salvation - but she is helpless as her superiors make plans for the mysterious Floor 13.

Directors: Euros Lyn
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End of Days
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7.93
1508 votes

#7 - End of Days

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired 1/1/2007

With the Rift having been opened, people and objects throughout time are falling through it, and being spread across the world. "The thing in the darkness" has finally come, and Jack realises that he is the only one who can save planet Earth from the destruction that "the son of the Beast" will cause.

Directors: Ashley Way
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Exit Wounds
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7.92
1202 votes

#8 - Exit Wounds

Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired 4/4/2008

Captain John Hart returns to wreak havoc upon Jack's world, who ends up getting captured. It is up to the Torchwood team to rescue him and save the city.

Directors: Ashley Way
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Day Three
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7.92
1427 votes

#9 - Day Three

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired 7/8/2009

The eyes of the world turn to Britain, as the 456 announce, 'We are here'. As a pillar of fire descends upon London, the members of Torchwood must battle to protect their own families, as the fight gets personal. But will Clem's memories destroy everything?

Directors: Euros Lyn
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The Gathering
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7.86
2003 votes

#10 - The Gathering

Season 4 - Episode 9 - Aired 9/2/2011

With the whole world in recession, a defeated Torchwood team take their last chance and make a deal with the devil.

Directors: Guy Ferland
Watch Now:Amazon
End of the Road
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7.74
2137 votes

#11 - End of the Road

Season 4 - Episode 8 - Aired 8/26/2011

Jack faces a showdown with a man he thought was long since dead, while Rex takes extreme action to prevent the collapse of society.

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Immortal Sins
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7.74
2024 votes

#12 - Immortal Sins

Season 4 - Episode 7 - Aired 8/19/2011

Gwen must fight to protect her family and takes a terrifying journey, covering both miles and decades, as the long history of the Miracle is revealed.

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Rendition
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7.67
2326 votes

#13 - Rendition

Season 4 - Episode 2 - Aired 7/15/2011

As the Torchwood team is reunited, Jack realizes he's the most vulnerable man on Earth. A flight to the United States turns into a desperate battle for survival.

Directors: Billy Gierhart
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Fragments
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7.67
1172 votes

#14 - Fragments

Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired 3/28/2008

As the team are knocked unconscious we find out how Jack, Toshiko, Ianto and Owen were initiated into Torchwood.

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The New World
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7.66
2558 votes

#15 - The New World

Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired 7/8/2011

Convicted child killer Oswald Danes is executed for his crimes and when he miraculously survives his fate a series of events is set in place that forces CIA Agent Rex Matheson to investigate a global event. His investigation leads him from America to Wales and an old defunct British Institute - Torchwood.

Directors: Bharat Nalluri
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Escape to L.A.
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7.65
2317 votes

#16 - Escape to L.A.

Season 4 - Episode 4 - Aired 7/29/2011

Torchwood relocates to LA to sneak into PhiCorp's headquarters to find some useful information, unaware that their mission has been compromised. Elsewhere, Oswald and Jilly face a new adversary in Ellis Hartley Monroe, who is using the Miracle Day for her own agenda.

Directors: Billy Gierhart
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Captain Jack Harkness
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7.64
1658 votes

#17 - Captain Jack Harkness

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired 1/1/2007

Whilst investigating an old, derelict dance hall, Jack and Tosh are transported back to the 1940s, during the Blitz. Owen, Ianto, and Gwen realise, in modern day, that this has happened, and go in search of clues Tosh may have left. Meanwhile, back in the forties, Jack meets a very interesting man. One with the name Captain Jack Harkness...

Directors: Ashley Way
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To the Last Man
star
7.58
1339 votes

#18 - To the Last Man

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired 1/30/2008

Toshiko falls for a handsome soldier, trapped out of his time, who unwittingly holds the key to saving the world. With an old hospital haunted by ghosts from 1918, a crisis foreseen by Torchwood 90 years ago is about to reach its climax. Time zones are colliding and with life and death decisions to be made, will Torchwood be able to stop an explosive end for Cardiff?

Directors: Andy Goddard
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They Keep Killing Suzie
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7.56
1666 votes

#19 - They Keep Killing Suzie

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 12/3/2006

Using the Resurrection Gauntlet that former Torchwood member Suzie Costello originally had, the team are able to bring a number of murder victims back to life. However, these all have a link with the now-deceased Suzie, and the group have no choice but to bring her back. After the process goes wrong, and permanently keeps her alive, Suzie manipulates the naïve Gwen into taking her to see her father.

Directors: James Strong
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Adam
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7.56
1310 votes

#20 - Adam

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired 2/13/2008

A memory thief gets in to the minds of the Torchwood team, and uncovers long forgotten secrets.

Directors: Andy Goddard
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The Middle Men
star
7.55
2153 votes

#21 - The Middle Men

Season 4 - Episode 6 - Aired 8/12/2011

With Gwen, Rex and Esther trapped on both sides of the Atlantic, it's a race against time as Jack goes straight to the heart of the conspiracy.

Directors: Guy Ferland
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Reset
star
7.54
1373 votes

#22 - Reset

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired 2/20/2008

Jack calls in an old friend for a favour, none other than Martha Jones, as they attempt to stop a pharmaceutical facility that uses aliens in the hope of discovering a cure for all diseases.

Directors: Ashley May
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Adrift
star
7.51
1192 votes

#23 - Adrift

Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired 3/21/2008

Gwen finds the darker side of Torchwood when a teenager disappears, investigating why hundreds of people have vanished without a trace. Jack is obstructing attempts to find them, and the answer appears to lie in the Rift.

Directors: Mark Everest
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Something Borrowed
star
7.50
1210 votes

#24 - Something Borrowed

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired 3/12/2008

Gwen awakes on her wedding day to find she has been impregnated by a shape-shifting alien male. With it's life-partner eager to retrieve it's mate at the cost of Gwen's life, the team race to intercept her as Gwen decides to go through with her marriage at a secluded location with all of her family present

Directors: Ashley Way
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Meat
star
7.49
1229 votes

#25 - Meat

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired 2/6/2008

When Rhys discovers the truth about Torchwood, he helps the gang to find the source of an unusual alien meat supply.

Directors: Colin Teague
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes

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