The Best Episodes of Torchwood

Children of Earth, Day Four

#1 - Children of Earth, Day Four 8.64

Season 3 - Episode 4

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
Children of Earth, Day Five

#2 - Children of Earth, Day Five 8.64

Season 3 - Episode 5

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
The Blood Line

#3 - The Blood Line 8.58

Season 4 - Episode 10

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
Children of Earth, Day Three

#4 - Children of Earth, Day Three 8.54

Season 3 - Episode 3

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
Children of Earth, Day Two

#5 - Children of Earth, Day Two 8.52

Season 3 - Episode 2

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
Children of Earth, Day One

#6 - Children of Earth, Day One 8.47

Season 3 - Episode 1

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
The Categories of Life

#7 - The Categories of Life 8.44

Season 4 - Episode 5

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
Exit Wounds

#8 - Exit Wounds 8.43

Season 2 - Episode 13

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

#9 - Fragments 8.36

Season 2 - Episode 12

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

Directors: Jonathan Fox Bassett
End of Days

#10 - End of Days 8.28

Season 1 - Episode 13

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
Captain Jack Harkness

#11 - Captain Jack Harkness 8.28

Season 1 - Episode 12

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
The Gathering

#12 - The Gathering 8.27

Season 4 - Episode 9

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

Directors: Guy Ferland

#13 - Rendition 8.24

Season 4 - Episode 2

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

#14 - Reset 8.20

Season 2 - Episode 6

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
End of the Road

#15 - End of the Road 8.13

Season 4 - Episode 8

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

Directors: Gwyneth Horder-Payton
Dead Man Walking

#16 - Dead Man Walking 8.13

Season 2 - Episode 7

Captain Jack resurrects Owen with a resurrection glove, only to find out that the new glove isn't quite what they'd bargained for. Owen, in an undead state, helps the team figure out why he's still around.

Directors: Andy Goddard

#17 - Adrift 8.13

Season 2 - Episode 11

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
The New World

#18 - The New World 8.12

Season 4 - Episode 1

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
To the Last Man

#19 - To the Last Man 8.10

Season 2 - Episode 3

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
Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang

#20 - Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang 8.10

Season 2 - Episode 1

Captain Jack returns, as the Torchwood team reunite to fight a rogue Time Agent. The mysterious Captain John Hart is determined to wreak havoc, and needs to find something hidden on Earth. But with Gwen's life in danger, and cluster bombs scattered across the city, whose side is Jack on?

Directors: Ashley Way
Escape to L.A.

#21 - Escape to L.A. 8.09

Season 4 - Episode 4

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
Something Borrowed

#22 - Something Borrowed 8.05

Season 2 - Episode 9

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
Immortal Sins

#23 - Immortal Sins 8.01

Season 4 - Episode 7

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.

Directors: Gwyneth Horder-Payton
A Day in the Death

#24 - A Day in the Death 8.00

Season 2 - Episode 8

A victim of his newfound circumstances, Owen Harper believes he needs absolution. Will the lonely girl on the rooftop help him, or will it be a mission to the retrieve an alien device that is proving more lethal by the second? And how far will Toshiko go to help him?

Directors: Andy Goddard
Random Shoes

#25 - Random Shoes 7.97

Season 1 - Episode 9

Eugene Jones wakes up, finding himself lying on the middle of a road. He then discovers that he has been the victim of a hit-and-run incident, and is, now, not only dead, but invisible. Eugene recalls events leading up to his death, involving a mysterious alien eye. Simultaneously, Gwen investigates the suspicious circumstances around his fatality.

Directors: James Eskrine