[SPOILERS!] Ep 4 'Day Four'

Administrator - Posted on 09 July 2009

For those that have seen episode 4 - Day Four of Torchwood: Children of Earth, discuss it here. Beware there may be spoilers in this thread.


Idiom's picture

Well you can't knock RTD for this one. So far...

tarashnat's picture

Because John Fay wrote it?

Have we done the crash of the Byzantium yet?

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Idiom's picture

Was the series not co-written by RTD?

Danny aka CyberColin's picture

Wow, just wow.  When I think this mini-series can't can't any better - it does!  I've been well and truly stunned by the quality of this series.  It makes me wonder why they couldn't have produced something like this for series 1 and 2.

Great acting, great SFX, if this doesn't win any awards then it's the biggest injustice since Doctor Who series 2 was voted the 'best drama' over Life on Mars. 

It was nice to see Nick 'voice of the Daleks and Mr Big Finish' Briggs playing a cabinet member (Rick Yates) too!

Before I sign off - I'll bet anyone a tenner that Romana II shed a 'tear or two' at a certain 'death scene', even I was speechless at it, it was that good.

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Louis Trapani's picture

It was nice to see Nick 'voice of the Daleks and Mr Big Finish' Briggs playing a cabinet member (Rick Yates) too!

Yes, I was delighted to see Nick Briggs as well. Good to see him on screen, speaking with his own voice.


daveac's picture

Back from the pub - so watched the midnight showing on BBC HD.


This was even better - 11 out of 10.


Top notch SF - no if's, but's or maybes about it.


Cheers, daveac

Louis Trapani's picture

Wow. Yet another triumphant episode of Torchwood: Children of Earth! Day Four puts you back on the edge of your seat, I position I was last in with Day Two.

Unfortunately, I had to remove myself from the Twitter stream until I saw it because of spoilers on the loose. Even those tweeting about spoilers on Twitter are just as bad as those doing the spoiling in the first place!

So I knew something was up for one particular character ahead of time. Not the nitty gritty details, but enough to guess what was coming.

Be that as it may, it was still a thrilling episode. So far the whole mini-series is very theatrical.

My only real problem with this episode was the Government giving in too quickly. I know that was the point in painting them to be weak self-serving no-back-bone politicians, but it would had been nice to see at least a few wanting to fight the threat before giving in so quickly. What did Zod say in Superman II? Ah yes, "No one who leads so many could possibly kneel so quickly." I felt they all did kneel too quickly here.

Still, a fantastic episode in the story. It all concludes tomorrow, with Day Five. Looking forward to it.


P.S. What became of the Weevils? Did they all perish in their holding cells when the Torchwood hub exploded? They are still some roaming the streets I suppose. Not that I am missing them by any means.

romana_II's picture

True that... and what happened to Myfanwy? (the Dinosaur)

I'll be sad if she died too T_T

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Wow is all I have to say. I can't believe this one ended the way it did. I know I had a few tears. No matter what people say about RTD's writing with the last couple of seasons of Doctor Who this proves he still has high quality stuff in him. Hopefully he keeps it up for the end of his Doctor Who tenure. With the way things have gone I really hope this isn't the end of Torchwood, I know I'm itching for more now than the five episodes they are giving us this year.

Remki's picture

I want to say great episode, because it was, but at the moment (writing quite literally five minutes after I finished the episode) I'm still in shock and haven't quite recovered yet. RTD's got a thing about breaking our hearts, I think he likes it. What did I say about the universe making me a liar? I know, don't say it. I'm just going to go sob in a corner for the next three years now. See you at the 12/12 apocalypse.

carriertone's picture

I actually felt that this was the weakest episode so far, at least the first half hour. But, having said that, I can't wait until tomorrow!

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romana_II's picture

Not made by me.... this pretty much sums up what most of the young female Torchwood fan community is saying right now.

Yes I know he didn't write this particular episode, but the decision would of been his to make.

This is the first time ever I've ever cried watching anything, actual physical, vocal, painful, crying.


I recorded myself watching this episode, in case anything like this happened, so if you want to hear what a fangirl's heart breaking sounds like RTD, allow me to send it too you.

I can't think, I don't know what I throught of this episode, a part of me wants to give this a 1, simply because of killing Ianto but any story that moves me so much deserves a 5.

I have nothing to say about this episode... I simply can't and don't want to think about it anymore, my heart has broken.

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Tardis-Knight's picture

This has just been a sensational 4 days so far!

I think Torchwood really got going in series 2 - but this is step up again.

I love the way we're being introduced to a dark issue in Jack's past. And on the subject of Jack, whatever I may feel about him when he's not on Torchwood or Doctor Who (I find John Barrowman quite irritating), Captain Jack is one of the best characters in the whole history of Who.

Also (& I've not been here for a while, so I've no idea if anyone has mentioned something similar yet) I wouldnt be surprised if there was very special surprise guest in edisode 5.


Fantastic wonderful stuff.

I hope it's ending matches it's build-up.....

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P.S. What became of the Weevils? Did they all perish in their holding cells when the Torchwood hub exploded? They are still some roaming the streets I suppose. Not that I am missing them by any means.

It would appear after the destruction of the Hub that all the weevels are being effectively contained in the 'Poll' Section of the Gallifreyan Embassy. Laughing



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