Anexo:Personajes de Torchwood
Torchwood es una serie de televisión de ciencia ficción británica emitida originalmente en el Reino Unido en el canal BBC Three, pero que debido a su gran audiencia pasó a BBC Two en su segunda temporada y a BBC One desde la tercera. Esta es una lista de los personajes que han aparecido en el programa.
- 1 Personajes principales
- 2 Personajes secundarios introducidos por temporadas
- 2.1 Temporada 1 (2006-2007)
- 2.2 Temporada 2 (2008)
- 2.2.1 Capitán John Hart
- 2.2.2 Beth Halloran
- 2.2.3 Tommy Brockless
- 2.2.4 Gerald Carter y Harriet Derbyshire
- 2.2.5 Adam Smith
- 2.2.6 Gray
- 2.2.7 Martha Jones
- 2.2.8 Aaron Copley
- 2.2.9 Little Girl
- 2.2.10 Henry Parker
- 2.2.11 Geraint Cooper
- 2.2.12 Mary Cooper
- 2.2.13 Nikki Bevan
- 2.2.14 Alex Hopkins
- 2.2.15 Alice Guppy
- 2.3 Torchwood: Los niños de la Tierra (2009)
- 2.4 Torchwood: El día del milagro (2011)
- 2.4.1 Vera Juarez
- 2.4.2 Noah Vickers
- 2.4.3 Charlotte Wills
- 2.4.4 Anwen Williams
- 2.4.5 Jilly Kitzinger
- 2.4.6 Lyn Peterfield
- 2.4.7 Brian Friedkin
- 2.4.8 Brad
- 2.4.9 Sarah Drummond
- 2.4.10 Ellis Hartley Monroe
- 2.4.11 The Cousin
- 2.4.12 Colin Maloney
- 2.4.13 Blue-eyed Man
- 2.4.14 Angelo Colasanto
- 2.4.15 Olivia Colasanto
- 2.4.16 Allen Shapiro
- 2.4.17 The Mother
- 3 Ver también
- 4 Referencias
Jack Harkness, interpretado por el actor británico John Barrowman es un ex agente temporal nacido en el siglo LI y el líder de Torchwood Tres cuya sede es Cardiff. Luego de abandonar la agencia (nunca se aclara a qué se dedican dichos agentes) le son borrados dos años de sus recuerdos, por lo que posteriormente se convierte en un estafador que opera con mercancía del siglo XX. Le roba el nombre al verdadero Capitán Jack Harkness, un solado británico de inicios de la Segunda Guerra Mundial; su nombre real es desconocido. Luego de toparse con el Doctor en su novena regeneración (en El niño vacío) decide dejar las estafas y se vuelve acompañante de éste hasta que, luego de ser exterminado por un dalek, Rose Tyler lo devuelve a la vida con la facultad de la inmortalidad. Es abandonado por el Doctor y al intentar escapar en un salto temporal termina atascado en el siglo XIX. Se incorpora al Instituto Torchwood donde a inicios del siglo XXI se convierte en su líder. A lo largo de su extensa vida ha tenido que sufrir la pérdida de su hermano Gray y su nieto Stephen, igual que ha sostenido sinnúmero de relaciones con hombres, mujeres y aliens. Luego de los hechos de la primera temporada de Torchwood, Jack se reencuentra con el décimo Doctor en el episodio Utopía. Tras la destrucción de la base en Cardiff y los hechos de Torchwood: Los niños de la Tierra, Jack deja la Tierra aunque luego vuelve para los eventos en Torchwood: El día del milagro. Si bien oficialmente no se ha confirmado, en Doctor Who se deja abierta la posibilidad de que Jack pudiera ser el longevo Rostro de Boe.
Gwen Cooper, interpretada por la actriz galesa Eve Myles, fue reclutada en Torchwood Tres durante el primer eposodio de la serie, Todo cambia. Antes de unirse al equipo solía ser una policía junto a su compañero Andy. Gwen se convierte en la segunda al mando del equipo luego de los hechos de la segunda temporada aunque también sirve de líder en la base durante la ausencia de Jack (en el episodio El último de los Señores del Tiempo). A pesar de que su relación con su novio Rhys está probada por la falta de honradez de Gwen, sentimientos por Jack y una relación tempestuosa con Owen, Gwen y Rhys finalmente se casan y tienen una hija. Luego de la destrucción de Torchwood Tres y la partida de Jack, Gwen, Rhys y su hija Anwen se esconden en una zona rural del norte de Gran Bretaña. Luego del Día del Milagro, Gwen se ve en conflicto entre sus deberes con Torchwood y la responsabilidad de su hija y su padre gravemente enfermo.
Su familia ha vivido en Gales durante generaciones, tanto así que el Décimo Doctor y Rose Tyler sugieren que debido a la multiplicidad genética espacial, Gwen podría estar relacionada con Gwyneth (también interpretada por Eva Myles), una sirvienta que aparece en el episodio Los muertos inquietos la cual vivió en el Cardiff de 1869.
El Doctor Owen Harper, interpretado por el actor estadounidense de origen inglés Burn Gorman, es el médico de Torchwood Tres. Luego de haber perdido a su novia a causa de un alíen parásito (lo cual lo lleva a toparse con el equipo Torchwood), el carácter y la determinación de Owen son reconocidas por el Capitán Jack por lo que éste decide reclutarlo para trabajar en el Instituto. Owen solía tener muchas relaciones (de índole meramente sexual) de corta duración con mujeres, entre ellas Suzie Costello y Gwen Cooper, aunque hasta el final se mantuvo en gran medida indiferente a los afectos de su colega colega Toshiko Sato. Luego de que en la segunda temporada de la serie fuera asesinado por Aaron Copley, Owen es resucitado usando tecnología extraterrestre y queda suspendido en un estado de muerte en vida; esto permanece así hasta los hechos del final de dicha temporada (Heridas abiertas), donde Owen es desintegrado en ácido luego de un cierre de seguridad en la planta nuclear de Cardiff por aumento de radiación.
Toshiko Sato (llamada por sus compañeros de eqipo Tosh), interpretada por la actriz japonesa Naoko Mori, es la experta técnica y especialista en informática de Torchwood Tres. El personaje apareció por primera vez en el episodio de Doctor Who, Alienígenas en Londres, aunque esta experiencia no fue mencionada en Torchwood sino hasta su aparición final en Heridas abiertas, donde se reveló que ella estaba cubriendo para el equipo médico de Owen. La personalidad de Toshiko destaca por ser tranquila, reservada y profesional. Es una fantástica genio que fue reclutada en Torchwood Tres luego de ser capturada por UNIT, ya que ella robó los planos de diseño de un "modulador acústico" para que liberaran a su madre, la cual había sido secuestrada. Ya trabajando en Torchwood, Toshiko perfeccionó el llamado "manipulador de la grita". A lo largo de la serie, se ve cómo Toshiko se siente atraída por Owen, confesando estos sentimientos ya en su lecho de muerte (Gray le disparó), luego de que Owen, encerrado en la central nuclear a punto de desintegrarse, se lamenta por no haberla llevado nunca a una cita que le prometió.
Ianto Jones, interpretado por el actor galés Gareth David-Lloyd, es el "hombre de apoyo" de Torchwood Tres. Después de la destrucción de Torchwood Uno, ubicado en Londres (en El día del Juicio Final), Ianto insiste a Jack para que lo deje trabajar en Torchwood tres, logrando que éste lo incorpore al equipo. El trabajo de Ianto inicialmente consistía en las distintas labores de limpieza de la base subterránea y, de igual forma, actividades varias concernientes a Torchwood (cuidar la entrada camuflada con la tienda, llevar café o té, etc), aunque su papel más tarde se expande para acompañar al equipo en misiones de campo. Lo que el equipo no sabía era que su verdadera motivación era albergar y mantener con vida a su novia parcialmente cyber-convertida, Lisa Hallett, que más tarde se enfrentará con el equipo y será llamada "Cyberwoman". Luego de esto y un largo luto por parte de Ianto, él entabla una relación meramente sexual con Jack (incluso siendo llamado "polvo de medio tiempo de Jack" por Owen) aunque con el tiempo esto va más allá, tanto así que se empiezan a ver a sí mismos con una pareja. Ianto fue asesinado por un virus letal liberado por los 456 en el día cuarto de los hechos de Torchwood: Los niños de la Tierra.
Rhys Alun Williams, interpretado por el actor galés Kai Owen, es un personaje recurrente en las dos primeras temporadas y un personaje principal a partir de la tercera. Rhys inicialmente se presentó como el novio con el que vivía Gwen, el cual desconocía su labor en Torchwood, pero a medida que la serie avanza él se percata de la existencia de vida extraterrestre y la verdadera naturaleza del trabajo de Gwen. Los dos se casan en el episodio Algo prestado y proclaman una relación basada en la verdad. Cuando el gobierno intenta asesinar a los miembros del equipo en Torchwood: Los niños de la Tierra, Rhys se da a la fuga con Gwen, de la que se entera que está embarazada. Aunque él preferiría vivir una vida doméstica y normal con Gwen y su hija Anwen, durante la serie se puede ver cómo deja esto a un lado, todo con tal de ayudar a su esposa.
Rex Matheson, interpretado por el actor Mekhi Phifer, es un agente de campo de la CIA. Durante el primer episodio de Torchwood: El día del milagro, Rex sufre un grave accidente de auto, pero debido al evento sobrenatural que impide que los seres humanos mueran (conocido como el Milagro), logra sobrevivir. Su investigación sobre un correo que menciona a Torchwood lo lleva a unirse a la organización después de ser traicionado por la CIA. Al haber sido tan bien entrenado en la CIA, Rex usualmente se siente frustrado por la actitud despreocupada y poco profesional de Jack y Gwen frente al trabajo de campo, al igual que por la inexperiencia de Esther. Mantiene un romance con la Doctora Vera Juarez, hasta que esta muere. A medida que la trama de la serie avanza, se nota sustancialmente cómo Rex se ablanda con sus compañeros de equipo, particularmente con Esther, que aunque nunca lo acepta, resultan evidentes sus sentimientos amorosos hacia Rex. Luego de que el Milagro parara y todos volvieran a ser mortales, Rex sufre un impacto mortal de bala pero resucita a los instantes de la misma forma que lo hace Jack, dando a entender que ahora también es inmortal.
Esther Drummond, interpretada por la actriz americana Alexa Havins, es una analista que trabaja para la CIA, junto a Rex Matheson, cuyo estilo de vida como agente de campo envidia, además de sentirse atraída por él. Después de que la CIA la acusara falsamente de traición por investigar sobre Torchwood (igual que a Rex), se une al equipo de Torchwood. Aunque es una novata en el campo, sirve al equipo como asistente técnica y hacker para ayudarlos a investigar el llamado Milagro que ha convertido a todos los humanos en inmortales. A medida que la serie avanza, Esther se hace más experta en el trabajo de campo, las operaciones encubiertas, tanto así que dura dos meses a la fuga con Jack en Escocia. Finalmente ella es herida de muerte en Buenos Aires como medida persuasiva para que Rex no revierta el Milagro y ella como mortal de nuevo, muera.
Oswald Danes, interpretado por el actor americano Bill Pullman, es un ex maestro de escuela; en 2006, fue declarado culpable y condenado a muerte en Kentucky por violar y asesinar a una niña de 12 años llamada Susie Cabina. Su única defensa por el crimen fue que "ella debería haber corrido más rápido". Él es ejecutado por inyección letal en un penitenciario de Kentucky; aunque la ejecución se lleva a cabo con éxito, Danes no muere gracias al Día del Milagro. Como un asesino y volador de niños, Danes es dejado en libertas (pues técnicamente si cumplió con su pena), y aunque al principio es atacado por todos, las opiniones sobre él empiezan a cambiar cuando en una entrevista televisada revela entre lágrimas que siente remordimiento por el crimen. Luego de que Jilly Kitzingerle ofrece protección, Danes se pone bajo el cobijo de la empresa farmacéutica PhiCorp, saltando así al éxito televisivo. Finalmente, Danes se suicida con una bomba junto a La Madre en las instalaciones de Shanghai en "La Bendición".
Personajes secundarios introducidos por temporadas[editar]
Temporada 1 (2006-2007)[editar]
Suzie Costello, interpretada por Indira Varma, es un personaje principal del primer episodio Todo cambia. Siendo la segunda al mando en Torchwood Tres, es decir, la base en Cardiff del Instituto Torchwood, es la encargada de estudiar una pieza de tecnología extraterrestre, un guante que tiene la habilidad de resucitar criaturas que han muerto recientemente, pero sólo por un corto periodo de tiempo. En dicho episodio se descubre que ella ha estado asesinando gente con tal de conseguir sujetos de prueba para el guante, luego de haber obsesionado con tratar de hacer que funcionase de forma permanente. Mientras confiesa sus crímenes a Gwen, se prepara para disparárle y así encubrir sus crímenes, pero Jack llega. Suzie le dispara a Jack en la cabeza, pero él se logra levantar de nuevo gracias a su inmortalidad, por lo que ella decide suicidarse disparándose en la cabeza desde debajo de la barbilla. En Volver a matar a Suzie, el equipo de Torchwood la trae de vuelta a la vida usando otro guante resurrector (usado por Gwen) y el cuchillo de la vida ya que la necesitan para resolver un caso. Sin que el equipo lo supiera, todo formaba parte de un plan ideado por Suzie meses antes de que fuera descubierta y se suicidara. Ella parece resucitada permanentemente y sin posibilidades de ser asesinada. Sin embargo, esto es debido a que el guante continúa transfiriendo energía vital a ella desde Gwen. Suzie se siente inferior y resentida con Gwen debido a que la "sustituyó" en todas las áreas, incluyendo el tener una relación con Owen. Cuando le preguntan sobre su experiencia luego de la muerte, ella inicialmente dice que no recuerda nada más que oscuridad, pero luego le dice a Jack que sintió cómo algo en la oscuridad se acercaba para él. Suzie manipula a Gwen para que la libere de la base y, posteriormente, asesina a su propio padre. Expresando su pesar por la muerte inminente de Gwen, pero aun así dispuesta a sacrificarla con tal de mantenerse con vida, Suzie continúa drenando energía vital de Gwen y permanece viva incluso luego de que Jack le disparara varias veces, hasta que Toshiko destruye el guante, deteniendo la transferencia de energía y finalmente, matando a Suzie una vez más. Jack le dice a Ianto que grabe en el sistema las múltiples muertes como "Muerte por Torchwood".
Andy Davidson, interpretado por Tom Price, es un oficial de policía de la Policía del Sur de Gales, en Cardiff, que solía ser el acompañante de Gwen antes de que ella se incorporara a Torchwood Tres. Price es acreditado como estrella invitada en las 4 temporadas. Andy aparece por primera vez en el episodio estreno de Torchwood, Todo cambia, y reaparece de forma regular en los episodios subsecuentes. Andy se sentía atraído por Gwen cuando trabajaban juntos y aún tiene sentimientos por ella, a pesar de la relación entre ella y Rhys. Aunque él nunca entiende del todo la función del Instituto Torchwood del todo, es consciente de que el trabajo de Gwen con Torchwood es "espeluznante" e implica situaciones extraterrestres, por lo que se limita a confiar en ella. En Torchwood: Los niños de la Tierra su lealtad es puesta a prueba cuando tiene que decidirse entre si ayudar a Gwen o seguir los procedimientos dictados por el gobierno. En Torchwood: El día del milagro, Andy ya es un sargento y una de las pocas personas que tienen los datos de contacto de Gwen, la cual vive en la clandestinidad. Más tarde se ve obligado a ayudar a la CIA con la rendición de Torchwood frente a Estados Unidos.
Lisa Hallett, interpretada por Caroline Chikezie, es introducida en Cyberwoman como una ex empleada de Trochwood Uno en Londres y ex novia de Ianto. Durante la invasión Cybermen en el episodio de Doctor Who, El día del Juicio Final, los Cyberman necesitan más soldados para la llamada "Batalla de Canary Wharf" por lo que convierten directamente a las personas en lugar de trasplantar sus cerebros a armaduras Cyberman. Lisa se encuentra en medio del proceso de conversión cuando Ianto la logra salvar. Luego de conseguir el trabajo con Jack, Ianto la lleva a uno de los sótanos de Torchwood Tres donde la mantiene con vida con la esperanza de poder revertir el proceso. Una vez se ha liberado de su unidad, la personalidad Cyberman toma el control sobre Lisa, con la intención de usar la base de Torchwood Tres como el lugar apropiado para construir un nuevo ejército de Cybermen. Viendo cuán lejos Ianto ha llegado con tal de protegerla, ella trasplanta su cerebro en el cuerpo de una chica repartidora de pizzas para que puedan estar juntos, aunque su nuevo cuerpo es abaleado por el resto del equipo Torchwood. Lo que parece ser el espíritu de Lisa aparece en El fin del mundo, instando a Ianto para que abra la grieta.
Evan, Helen y su sobrino Huw Sherman, interpretados por Owen Teale, Maxine Evans, and Rhys ap Trefor respectivamente, son residentes de un pueblo con una extraña tradición en el episodio Countrycide: una vez cada diez años los aldeanos se comen a todos los viajeros que pasan por su aldea. El equipo Torchwood viaja a las cercanías de la aldea con el fin de investigar desapariciones en la zona, pensando que podrían tener relación con la grieta de Cardiff, pero caen en una trampa armada por los habitantes del pueblo, descubriendo así el secreto detrás de estas inusuales desapariciones. Cuando la aparente cabecilla del grupo, Evan, es capturada e interrogada la única explicación que da para la tradición es "me hace feliz".
Mary (o María) interpretada por Daniela Denby-Ashe aparece en Regalo envenenado como una prostituta del siglo XIX. Después de huir de un soldado que la acecha, Mary se topa con un extraterrestre (que más tarde se descubriría como un arcateeniano) en el bosque. El extraterrestre asesina a Mary y usa su cuerpo para vivir el resto de los siglos XIX y XX. Ya en el siglo XXI, el arcateeniano seduce a Toshiko y le entrega un dispositivo capaz de leer las mentes de otras personas, todo esto como parte de un plan para conseguir un artefacto en poder de Torchwood que la puede sacar de la Tierra.
Diane Holmes, interpretada por Louise Delamere, aparece por primera vez en Perdidos en el tiempo. Es una piloto y de las primeras feministas de 1953 que se queda varada durante un viaje en avión en 2007 debido a la grieta de Cardiff. Mientras el equipo de Torchwood intenta acostumbrarla a ella y a sus acompañantes en la vida moderna, Owen se enamora de ella y comienzan una relación. Después de estar un corto periodo de tiempo con Owen, e incluso admitir su amor por él, Diane se despide, pues se dispone a volar el avión para atravesar la grieta de nuevo y poder ir a un nuevo lugar. Diane es vista en flashbacks en El combate, Capitán Jack Harkness, y Un día en la muerte. Además, reaparece brevemente en una visión creada por Bilis a Owen en El fin del mundo insistiendo en que haga lo que pueda para salvarla, todo esto como una táctica persuasiva para que él abra la grieta.
Eugene Jones, interpretado por Paul Chequer, aparece en Zapatos de desconocidos. Cuando él apenas era un niño, su maestro de ciencias le regaló un supuesto ojo de extraterrestre. A medida que fue creciendo, comenzó a sentirse atraído por el tema de los extraterrestres, aproximándose así al Instituto Torchwood varias veces. A pesar de esto, nadie le prestó atención alguna a él, por lo que fue descrito como un perdedor, fracasado y geek.
Ya en el presente, muere atropellado por un auto que huyó de la escena. Él se da cuenta que a pesar de estar muerto, todavía es consciente de lo que pasa alrededor (aunque nadie más lo nota a él), por lo que decide quedarse con el equipo, en especial con Gwen, mientras ellos investigan su vida, siendo la única pista una foto de zapatos debajo de una mesa tomada desde el celular de Eugene. Aunque él no puede comunicarse directamente con Gwen, ella siente como si algo la indujera a seguir investigando, que es en realidad Eugene tratando de recordar su pasado. Así, él recuerda cómo un día trató de vender el ojo en eBay. La subasta voló hasta £15,005.50, lo cual lo convenció de que esta oferta sería seguramente del extraterrestre que quería su ojo de vuelta, pero a la hora de reunirse con el comprador, descubre que son dos de su compañeros que le tendieron una broma. Aun así, ellos le dicen que la oferta más alta luego de ésta, era sólo 50 centavos inferior, por lo que Eugene piensa que esa sí podría ser la oferta del verdadero extraterrestre. Cuando él sale de la tienda donde se había reunido con su comprador, es decir, sus dos compañeros, es cuando sufre el accidente de auto. Finalmente, Gwen logra descubrir todo esto por su propia cuenta, extrayendo finalmente el ojo del cuerpo de Eugene, mientras éste se hace por un instante visible a los ojos de Gwen y desaparece en un haz de luz.
Capitán Jack Harkness[editar]
El Capitán Jack Harkness, RAF, interpretado por Matt Rippy, aparece en el episodio Capitán Jack Harkness. Cuando Jack y Toshiko visitan un teatro que en la actualidad está abandonado, viajan accidentalmente en el tiempo a 1941, donde dicho sitio albergaba una fiesta. Allí es donde Jack encuentra al verdadero Capitán Jack Harkness, ya que éste no es su verdadero nombre, sino uno que robó en la Segunda Guerra Mundial para poder trabajar como estafador, antes de los hechos de El niño vacío.
El Capitán Harkness es un joven americano sirviendo como capitán de grupo en la RAF, en el Escuadrón Águila, estacionado en Cardiff. A pesar de estar en una relación heterosexual, a través del episodio se puede ver que se siente atraído por el Jack de Torchwood. Durante el tiempo que está con Jack y Toshiko, él se muestra como un hombre compasivo, respaldando a Jack con su historia (Jack se presenta como capitán y a Tosh como decodificadora protegida por el gobierno) y defendiendo a Toshiko de los prejuicios de la época contra los de origen japonés. El capitán está angustiado ante la idea de que la mujer con la cuál él sale, y que en ese momento está también Cardiff, está enamorada de él y quiere llevar la relación a un plano más serio. Luego de algunas indecisiones por parte del Capitán y de que el Jack de Torchwood le confesara que morirá pronto en batalla, el Capitán se arma con el valor suficiente para bailar con Jack, incluso frente a un grupo de militares y sus invitados. Antes de que Jack vuelva a la actualidad, los dos se besan apasionadamente. Al día siguiente, efectivamente el Capitán muere luchando contra los cazas alemanes. Ya en la actualidad, Toshiko consuela a Jack dicíendole que el Capitán estaría orgulloso de que él hubiese tomado su nombre y lo usara para salvar al mundo.
Bilis Manger, interpretado por Murray Melvin, es el principal antagonista de la primera temporada. Tiene la capacidad de viajar a través del tiempo y teletransportarse a voluntad. En Capitán Jack Harkness aparece como el gerente del salón de baile en 1941, y el en presente sigue siendo su cuidador (algo obviamente imposible para un humano común) y aparentemente coopera con Gwen cuando ésta visita el lugar ahora en ruinas buscando a Jack y a Toshiko. Sin embargo, estropea los planes de Toshiko para enviar al futuro instrucciones con la fórmula para hacer que puedan pasar de nuevo por la grieta hacia el futuro. A pesar de esto, gracias a las fotos, tomadas por el mismo Bilis, los miembros del equipo en el futuro logran enterarse de su paradero, para posteriormente salvarlos. En El fin del mundo reaparece primeramente como una visión a Gwen, en una tienda de relojes llamada "A Stitch in Time", donde él le revela que es capaz de viajar a voluntad en el tiempo. A continuación se infiltra en la base de Torchwood y apuñala a Rhys, estimulando a Gwen para que abra la grita una vez más y salve la vida de todos, aunque así libera a Abadón. Momentos después, Bilis se encuentra fuera con los miembros del equipo revelándoles que desde el inicio liberar al demonio era su plan, ya que "había sido encadenado debajo de la grieta". Luego desaparece de nuevo.
El personaje vuelve a aparecer de nuevo en la novela spin-off titulada The Twilight Streets, por Gary Russell. Durante esta historia, se revela que él no sólo es parte del personal de Torchwood (a pesar de que carece de cualquier información laboral y que no hay constancia de su empleo o función específica en el Instituto, la impresión dactilar de su mano le concede acceso a todas las bases de Torchwood como a cualquier otro empleado), sino que también su plan para liberal a Abadón era fundamentalmente benévolo, pues el demonio era necesario para detener unas "partículas sensibles" llamadas La Oscuridad ('the Dark') que podían corromper al equipo de Torchwood y llevarlo a ponerse en contra de Jack con tal de usar la grieta para acceder a tecnología avanzada. Con la ayuda del equipo, Bilis logra derrotar La Oscuridad, y es visto por última vez yéndose en un tren con lo que al parecer serían cajas con las cenizas de Abadón.
Temporada 2 (2008)[editar]
Capitán John Hart[editar]
El Capitán John Hart, interpretado por James Marsters, aparece por primera vez en el episodio Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang como un pícaro agente temporal y ex compañero de Jack, tanto a nivel profesional como sexual. Él ha estado en rehabilitación para la bebida, las drogas, el sexo y el asesinato. El Capitán John Hart aparece a través de la grita de Cardiff usando un manipulador del Vórtice con el fin de buscar la ayuda de Jack. En Heridas abiertas, John revela que ha rescatado a Gray, el hermano de Jack, de sus antiguos captores, sólo para descubrir demasiado tarde que Gray se había vuelto loco durante sus años de cautiverio. Al final John se rinde y ayuda al equipo Torchwood, para luego irse, al parecer, por siempre.
Beth Halloran, interpretada por Nikki Amuka-Bird, aparece en La célula dormida. Ella es uno de los cuatro alienígenas "dormidos" en Cardiff pertenecientes a la célula 144, aunque ignora totalmente este hecho. Ella y otras tres personas fueron creadas y dotados de vidas y recuerdos humanos para que así pudieran camuflase y aprender todo lo que pudieran sobre los humanos antes de que dicha raza de extraterrestres ataque la Tierra. Después de ayudar al equipo a localizar el agente final, ella finge tener la intención de matar a Gwen para provocar que el equipo de Torchwood la asesine y así no permitir que la conciencia alienígena tome su conciencia humana. Al igual que los otros durmientes, el brazo de Beth se puede transformar en una arma de hoja y puede generar artefactos explosivos. Además de esto, posee un campo de fuerza impenetrable (que proyecta signos vitales humanoides falsos) y una fuerza sobrehumana. De acuerdo con el sitio web de Torchwood, su cuerpo está almacenado en el área de criogenia.
Tommy Brockless, interpretado por Anthony Lewis, aparece en Hasta que no quede nadie en pie. Es un soldado nacido en 1894 que ingresa al hospital debido a un shock del combate durante la Primera Guerra Mundial. Tommy es puesto bajo custodia en 1918 de Torchwood tres y criopreservado después de que su yo futuro les diera instrucciones a través de una grieta en el tiempo. Tommy es usado como instrumento para detener esta fragmentación temporal, por lo que una vez al año Torchwood lo despierta para comprobar si se encuentra en buen estado y si es necesaria su presencia, dándole de paso un día libre fuera de la cámara de criogenia. Desde que Toshiko se unió al Instituto, este día libre de Tommy lo aprovecha saliendo en una cita con él.
Es 2008 cuando estos fragmentos del tiempo comienzan a chocar. Por lo tanto, Tommy debe ser enviado de vuelta a su propio tiempo como una metafórica "patada al tiempo" lanzando todo de vuelta a 1918, donde pertenece. Sin embargo, durante su último día, Tommy se siente más atraído por Toshiko que nunca, por lo que su decisión de tener que cruzar la grieta se hace sumamente difícil. Finalmente Toshiko lo convence de hacerlo llamándolo "valiente y guapo héroe" (citando las propias palabras que Tommy le había dicho a ella). Ella no le revela, a pesar de saberlo de antemano, que él será uno de los cientos de soldados que sufrían la llamada fatiga de combate y serían ejecutados por supuesta cobardía.
Gerald Carter y Harriet Derbyshire[editar]
Gerald Carter (Roderic Culver) y Harriet Derbyshire (Siobhan Hewlett) aparecen en las secuencias de flashback de Hasta que no quede nadie en pie investigando el caso de Brockless en 1918. Formado en inteligencia militar, Carter más tarde se convertiría en el líder de Torchwood Tres, en Cardiff. Derbyshire fue reclutada a Torchwood Tres directamente de la Universidad de Oxford, donde veía clases de física. Durante el episodio se revela que Harriet murió a la poca edad de 26 años.
De acuerdo con el sitio web de Torchwood, Carter habría sido un ferviente partidario en los inicios de la "Teoría de la Grieta" y, después de la polémica decisión de nombrarlo líder del equipo en 1907, logró grandes avances en el campo. Sin embargo, tras la muerte de Harriet, Carter se sintió responsable y se retiró a una posición de consultoría, hasta su muerte en 1942. De acuerdo con el sitio web, Harriet es una de los empleados más notables del Instituto Torchwood, cuyos cuerpos se almacenan en el área de criogenia.
"Adam Smith", an alien who feeds and survives off memories, appears in "Adam", played by Bryan Dick. Previously trapped in an extradimensional Void, Adam is drawn to the Torchwood team due to their unique memories and escapes the Void through the Rift. In less than 48 hours he is able to plant false memories in the team, posing as a member of Torchwood. It is this belief in him that allows him to survive. Accompanying the survival instinct, Adam shows a tendency to use his powers recreationally and maliciously. He provides a drastic role-reversal for both Toshiko, now a promiscuous extrovert who shares a passionate relationship with Adam, and Owen, now a shy geek with unrequited feelings for Toshiko. Adam also provides Jack with a resurgence of the repressed memories of the last pleasant memories of his family before his father's death and his brother's disappearance. Side effects of an increase in memories, however, forces others out, leading Gwen to totally forget Rhys. When Adam is found out after Ianto looks over his diary for and discovers no reference to Adam, he attempts to escape by torturing Ianto with false memories of being a serial killer lifestyle, only for Jack to see through the lie thanks to his knowledge of Ianto's personality. Although Adam tries to threaten Jack by altering his few happy memories of his childhood, Jack nevertheless deals with Adam's existence by giving everyone in the team 48 hour amnesia pills. Forgetting Adam causes his death and leaves the team puzzling the loss of the last 48 hours.
Gray, portrayed by Ethan Brooke as a child and by Lachlan Nieboer as an adult, is Captain Jack's younger brother and a main antagonist of the second series. Gray is first alluded to in the series two premiere "Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang", when Jack's former partner John Hart states that he "found Gray". In "Adam", Jack's memories of his brother are brought to the surface by an alien who meddles with his memories. Jack recalls letting go of his brother's hand and losing him during an alien invasion in their homeland of the Boeshane Peninsula, an action he regards as the worst thing he ever did. Young Jack (Jack Montgomery) searches for Gray but is unable to find him. When the alien is defeated, he taunts Jack that he will lose these memories of his brother.
In "Fragments", Captain John shows Jack a hologram of Gray. Appearing in "Exit Wounds", Gray is a damaged character who has endured a lifetime of torture; having learnt cruelty from his captors, Gray is a vengeful sadist. Gray returns to Jack only to reveal that he blames him for the torture he has endured over the course of his life. Seeking to punish his brother, Gray buries Jack alive in Cardiff in the year AD 27, placing him in a permanent cycle of death and resurrection. In present day, Gray wreaks havoc across Cardiff, and murders Torchwood member Toshiko Sato, who had been attempting to prevent a nuclear explosion which Gray had triggered. Jack re-emerges from stasis and forgives Gray, and asks that his brother do the same. Gray refuses to absolve Jack, who sorrowfully chloroforms his younger brother. Jack places Gray inside a cryogenic chamber, knowing he may never awaken.
Dr Martha Jones, played by Freema Agyeman, is a returning Doctor Who character who first appears on-screen in Torchwood in the episode "Reset". The TARDIS containing Martha and the Tenth Doctor, however, is heard arriving in the last seconds of the Series 1 finale, "End of Days". Martha's cousin, Adeola Oshodi (also portrayed by Freema Agyeman), was a co-worker of Ianto Jones and Lisa Hallett at Torchwood One and was killed at the Battle of Canary Wharf. A friend of Jack's, Martha is likewise a companion of the Tenth Doctor, the two having served as such together in "Utopia" (which picks up immediately from the end of "End of Days"), "The Sound of Drums", and "Last of the Time Lords". Since preventing the end of the world alongside Jack she has become a Doctor of Medicine and a medical officer for the extraterrestrial response agency UNIT. Martha helps Torchwood solve a series of mysterious deaths around Cardiff. Later, she becomes involved in assisting the team following the death and resurrection of Torchwood's medic Owen Harper in the episodes "Dead Man Walking" and "A Day in the Death". Once satisfied Owen is fit to return to active duty, she returns to UNIT. She collaborates with Jack, Gwen and Ianto again in the Doctor Who serial "The Stolen Earth"/"Journey's End" and the Torchwood radio play "Lost Souls". The creative team had originally intended for the character to appear in Children of Earth but Agyeman was unavailable. Martha is stated as being on honeymoon during the serial; it is revealed at the end of "The End of Time" that she married Mickey Smith, another former companion of the Doctor, whom Jack Harkness had also tried to recruit into Torchwood at the end of "Journey's End".
Aaron Copley, portrayed by Alan Dale, is the leader of experimental medical facility "The Pharm" and features in "Reset". When his facility claims to have developed a miracle substance able to cure medically incurable diseases such as diabetes and cancer, the Torchwood team investigate. Martha Jones is sent in by Captain Jack, allowing Torchwood to gain access to Copley's files. It is discovered that he has captured alien specimens (including a giant mayfly and a weevil) and used their bodily fluids to develop the "Reset" cure. When Copley discovers that Martha knows this, and has herself actually travelled in time and space, he begins to carry out intrusive tests on her, believing that time travel may have altered her cells making her more likely to survive the treatment. After Martha is eventually saved by the team, and the Pharm's computer records are wiped and the aliens euthanased, Copley follows them outside and pulls a gun on her. Whilst trying to calm Copley down, Owen Harper is shot dead. In an act of revenge, Jack shoots Copley in the head, instantly killing him.
Skye Bennett plays a mysterious fortune teller who is a psychic, ageless tarot card reader, credited only as Little Girl. Outwardly a little girl, she is seen in both the 19th and 21st centuries as appearing roughly the same age. In her first appearance, "Dead Man Walking", she sends Jack to the disused St. Mary's parish church, the location of the second Resurrection Gauntlet, but promises it will bring further complications. Appearing for a second time in a 19th-century flashback, in the episode "Fragments", she approaches Jack to read his cards and tells him he will have to wait a century before meeting The Doctor once again.
Henry Parker, played by Richard Briers, is an elderly collector of alien artifacts in the episode "A Day in the Death". Following his wife's death he became intensely reclusive, guarding his house with hired security personnel. Torchwood describe him as "mostly harmless" and compare him to Howard Hughes. By 2008 Parker is dying from a failing heart, having suffered from three heart attacks, and a failed bypass. Terrified of death, he activated the Pulse, an artefact, taking it into his bed believing it to be a healing device. Because this device was giving off strange energy readings, Torchwood send in the technically deceased Owen Harper to bypass Parker's security and intervene. During a discussion with Harper, Parker revealed knowledge of the Torchwood Three team, and mentioned his own fear of death. Soon after Owen deactivated the pulse, Parker died of natural causes; Harper attempted artificial respiration to keep the man alive, but was unable to produce breath to do so.
Digital Spy's Ben Rawson-Jones praised Brier's "emotive portrayal" of Parker and found his death scene particularly moving. He also comments that his performance in this episode compensated for his "bizarrely over the top" performance in the Doctor Who serial Paradise Towers. Airlock Alpha's Alan Stanley Blair remarked that Parker's death "wonderfully pulled all the threads for the arc into one conclusive ending" whilst SFX's Richard Edwards felt that the character was "worthy of more screen time". 
Geraint Cooper, played by William Thomas, is Gwen's father, who first appears in "Something Borrowed". He is married to Gwen's mother Mary and lives in Swansea. Present at Gwen's wedding to Rhys he is alarmed to see her pregnant and more so when she tells him the true nature of her job. He attempts to phone the police when the shape shifting alien Nostrovite first attacks; but is prevented from doing so as Torchwood have jammed the phone lines. Despite Gwen and Rhys proclaiming that they will not keep secrets from each other in their marriage; Geraint's memories of the day are erased by Jack Harkness. Geraint subsequently forgets about the alien pregnancy, the wedding fiasco and the nature of Gwen's job; which his daughter feels to be "for the best".
Between Children of Earth and Miracle Day Geraint becomes a grandfather to baby Anwen, and is properly told about Gwen's work for Torchwood. In "The New World", the first episode of series four (2011) he is the victim of a heart attack, yet does not die because of the "miracle" affecting the human population. Gwen returns from exile to visit him in hospital and experiences conflicting emotions about his predicament. In "Escape to L.A." Rhys unwittingly sends Geraint to a government run overflow camp. In "The Categories of Life", he and Gwen break into the camp to rescue Geraint, but their first attempt triggers another cardiac arrest, upgrading his government-appointed status from Category Two (conscious and living) to Category One (unconscious and due to be incinerated). Gwen and Rhys successfully rescue Geraint in "The Middle Men". Two months later, Gwen and Mary attempt to conceal Geraint from government officers in their basement, but he is recaptured in "The Gathering", and taken back to the overflow camp to be incinerated.  In "The Blood Line", Gwen recounts a childhood memory of her father where he had received blame for money going from his work. Eager to help, Gwen had got together her pocket money but her father confided in her that what had bothered him was the fact that people thought him dishonest. Gwen remembered this as the first time anybody had spoken to her as an adult. Later, with aid from Andy, Rhys gains access to the overflow camp and sits at Geraint's side as the Miracle is finally negated, allowing Mary to say goodbye to her husband by telephone.
Mary Cooper, played by Sharon Morgan, is the mother of Gwen Cooper and is introduced in "Something Borrowed". Prior to her first appearance, Gwen’s mother was first referenced in "Ghost Machine" when Gwen relives a memory of Rhys and herself preparing to leave for Mary's sixtieth birthday party. In "Something Borrowed" Mary acts fastidious and difficult; she is persistent in nagging her husband Geraint and in scoring points against Rhys' Mum, Brenda. Like Geraint she is happy at the prospect of a grandchild from Gwen, because she believes the pregnancy will shock Brenda. Although Mary does not know the nature of Gwen's job she is caught up in the adventure when she is threatened by the Nostrovite; who has assumed Brenda's appearance. Despite Gwen and Rhys proclaiming they will not keep secrets from each other; Mary's memories—like those of the other wedding guests—are erased by Jack Harkness. Mary forgets about the events of the wedding day, including her daughter's alien pregnancy, which Gwen feels to be "for the best". Mary was referenced in the Doctor Who story "The Stolen Earth"—in which Gwen instructs Rhys to tell her mother to "take her pills and go to sleep" during the Dalek invasion.
In "The New World", the first episode of Torchwood: Miracle Day Mary accompanies her husband to hospital after he has a heart attack, and meets her granddaughter Anwen for the first time. With Gwen in hiding, Mary now knows the full workings of her daughter's former occupation and asks her for information about the miracle. When Gwen is renditioned to the United States, Rhys and Anwen move in with Mary and Geraint. After Geraint is taken to an overflow camp, Mary encourages Gwen's rescue mission. She is later kidnapped and held hostage in an attempt to force Gwen to hand in Jack Harkness. However, the family is rescued by a South Wales attack team, led by sergeant Andy Davidson, Gwen's ex-colleague. Mary’s life threatening experience results in her telling Gwen not to give up, and to "go and get the bastards" responsible. In "The Gathering", set two months later, Mary is seen hiding her category one husband from the authorities. When the house is initially searched, Mary breaks down in tears after having been forced to pin down and stifle her husband to silence him. When the house is searched a second time, Mary is refused entry and reluctantly signs forms releasing her dead husband, who is taken back to the overflow camp in preparation for incineration. After Rhys gains an emergency police visa to visit the camp, and Gwen helps end the "Miracle", Mary gets a final chance to say goodbye to Geraint.
Series writer Jane Espenson draws an analogy between the series four plot of Gwen and Mary hiding Geraint in the basement to the living situation described by Anne Frank in "The Diary of Anne Frank". Although the eventual goodbye scene between Mary and Geraint did not feature heard dialogue, the content of her conversation was part of the initial script for the episode. Writing for the entertainment section of AOL's website Brad Trechak notes that he was highly amused by "the extremely British snark" exhibited by Mary in the episode "Something Borrowed". AfterElton's Steven Frank compares the character to "a tightly wound Helen Mirren" and also praises the "cattish behaviour" displayed in her interactions with Brenda. The Radio Times' Patrick Mulkern praised the storyline of the Cooper family in "The Gathering" describing the scenes with Mary and Gwen hiding Geraint in the cellar as "tense" and "touching".
Nikki Bevan, played by Ruth Jones, appears in Adrift as the single mother of a missing teenager, Jonah Bevan. During the police investigation she is befriended by Andy, who takes a personal interest in the case and refers Jonah's disappearance to Gwen Cooper. Unable to let her son go, Nikki spends her time obsessively looking through VHS tapes of crowd footage at major events trying to see her son. She sets up a self-help group called Searchlight for families of lost people in Cardiff, which alerts Gwen to the fact that the disappearances are widespread. Gwen eventually locates Jonah, aged and deformed in a secret hospital for those who had been taken by the rift and then returned. Nikki at first denies the fact that this man is Jonah but after he mentions childhood experiences the two have a heart-felt reunion. However, due to off-world torture Jonah is insane and spends twenty hours a day howling incessantly. Nikki is devastated that she cannot take her son home for a conventional relationship and blames Gwen, before giving up and throwing out Jonah's belongings.
TV Squad's Jason Hughes praised the emotional scenes of Nikki being brought to see Jonah by Gwen and the "tragic emotional impact" of her telling Gwen to not do the same to any other families. He felt her role in the narrative worked as "an ambiguous moral about knowing versus not knowing" and praised the writer for not providing an easy answer.
Alex Hopkins, portrayed by Julian Lewis Jones, is a former Torchwood Three leader, whose term ended on New Year's Eve, 1999 when he murdered his entire team and committed suicide. Before killing himself, he made freelance agent Jack Harkness the head of Torchwood Three, rewarding him for a century of loyal service. Having been shown an image of the future, Alex felt his team was grossly unprepared to deal with what was to come. His last words prophesied that the world was not ready for the changes the 21st century was to undergo. According to the Torchwood website, he is one of the notable employees whose bodies are stored in the cryogenics area, along with his entire team. The website also credits him in a letter with designing the Torchwood SUV; it had been his idea to have "TORCHWOOD" written across the side of it, despite concerns it would "compromise [Torchwood's] status as a clandestine quasi-governmental organisation."
Alice Guppy, played by Amy Manson, was an employee of Torchwood Three during the end of the 19th and early 20th centuries. She appears in flashback sequences in “Fragments” and “Exit Wounds”, in 1899 and 1901 respectively, both from Jack’s point of view. She holds the aggressive attitudes of Torchwood at the time, killing a Blowfish in cold blood in “Fragments”, her moral justification being that it was “a threat to the Empire”. In "Exit Wounds" she and fellow Torchwood employee Charles Gaskell (Cornelius Macarthy) discover Jack Harkness buried in Cardiff, and freeze him in the cryogenic area of the Hub. According to the Torchwood website, she is one of the notable employees whose bodies are stored in the cryogenics area. A diary extract on the website also expands on Guppy's backstory: recruited by later partner Emily Holroyd, she had been put in jail for attacking another woman in a laundry room. Holroyd explained that Guppy had been selected because "the skills [she] had demonstrated as a thief would be put to better use in espionage; not only [her] stealth, but [her] attitude towards violence."
Torchwood: Los niños de la Tierra (2009)[editar]
Alice Carter (née Melissa Moretti; previously Sangster), played by Lucy Cohu, is the daughter of Jack Harkness. Alice's birth name was Melissa Moretti, but she was placed under deep cover in 1997. Her precise history is unclear, but her mother died in 2006 and she is aware of her father's immortality, which she has not inherited. Her son, Steven Carter (Bear McCausland) is unaware that Jack is his grandfather instead believing Jack to be his uncle. Although their relationship appears affectionate to a degree, Jack and Alice rarely have contact as Alice dislikes his work and the reminder that he will outlive her. When Jack attempts to use Steven for his Torchwood investigation, Alice refuses. After she and Steven are used as hostages to prevent Jack interfering, she convinces the black ops team holding her prisoner to break Jack out of prison to enlist his aid in defeating the 456. Jack uses Steven to kill the 456 by using him to transmit a resonance frequency that disrupts the wavelength-based 456. Jack knew that Steven would die but had no other option; Alice's relationship with her father completely disintegrates.
Rhiannon Davies, portrayed by Katy Wix, is the sister of Ianto Jones, who lives with her husband Johnny (Rhodri Lewis) and children Mica and David. Rhiannon and Ianto became distant after the death of their father, although Ianto visits her in an attempt to gain access to Mica so he can analyse the cause of the synchronised chanting affecting the world's children. Rhiannon refuses to let Mica go out of parental concern and sidetracks Ianto by taking an interest in his romantic relationship with Jack Harkness. Rhiannon's house is put under surveillance after the government attempt to assassinate the Torchwood team, although Rhiannon later sneaks out of her house and supplies Ianto with Johnny's car and a laptop so that he can rescue Captain Jack. Once the schools are closed on the third day of the crisis she starts looking after neighbourhood children, with husband Johnny charging "ten quid a kid". Ianto contacts her before facing the 456 and tells her that the government cannot be trusted. After Ianto dies, Rhiannon is visited in person by Gwen Cooper who explains Ianto's demise to her. Rhiannon is distraught but follows Ianto's final instructions and with the help of Gwen and Rhys takes the neighbourhood children on the run from the army.
Mr. Dekker, played by Ian Gelder, appears as an engineer and head of Technology for MI5 who has researched transmissions from "the 456" since they were first received. In the first episode, he identifies with John Frobisher as "the cockroaches of government," non-elected civil servants, who remain despite the fickleness of electoral tastes. When asked by Frobisher if he has any family, Dekker says he's always been too preoccupied with work. Dekker survives the gas attack in the Thames Building (which kills many members of MI5) by pulling on a biohazard suit in the nick of time, a success facilitated in part by the fact that he makes no attempt to save others. When his survival is pointed out by Colonel Oduya (Charles Abomeli), Dekker states that he managed it by simply standing back—"a strategy that's worked all my life."
He is abducted from his lab in the Thames Building by Agent Johnson's mutinying forces, along with Jack, and brought to a temporary HQ, where he halfheartedly assists Jack in assembling the transmission equipment necessary to combat the 456. He is shot in the leg by Agent Johnson in a presumed moment of frustration in response to his immediate pessimism about opposing the 456. Dekker shows greater willingness to assist actively with the project upon being reminded of the most recent and unprecedented transmission from the 456—the squeal that killed Clement MacDonald, which Jack presumes can be played back against them. He and Jack realize simultaneously that the only way to transmit this will be through a child—killing it in the process. Dekker, not aware that the only child available to them is Jack's own grandson, Steven, at first seems excited by this prospect—"Centrular resonance—that child's gonna fry!" but looks disgusted upon witnessing the event.
John Frobisher, played by Peter Capaldi, is introduced as Permanent Secretary to the Home Office and the civil servant placed in charge of the 456 incident. Frobisher has a wife, Anna and two school-aged daughters, Holly and Lily, who are subconsciously delivering the 456's message among the rest of the world's children. He is assisted by Bridget Spears and Lois Habiba. After telling Bridget about the 456, he hands her a file of a blank piece of paper. Spears knows what this means and types up the names of four people to be killed; the quartet had coordinated the surrender of twelve orphans to the 456 in the year 1965, and include Jack Harkness. His job becomes increasingly difficult when all around him, including Prime Minister Brian Green, begin to shirk any responsibility for the disaster that is unfolding. He is the representative chosen to meet with the 456 and negotiate their demands, which are revealed to be a share of the world's child population. 
Frobisher is ordered by the Prime Minister to publicly send his daughters off for inoculation (the cover for turning over children to the 456), to allow the government to appear just as much of a victim as the rest of the world and 'save face'. Leaving Number 10, he directs Bridget to sign for "Requisition 31" and bring it to him. The metal box contains a sidearm and a loaded magazine with which he kills his family, and himself—believing he is saving his daughters from the worse fate of being used as drugs by the 456.
Bridget Spears, played by Susan Brown, appears in Children of Earth and is the personal assistant to Home Office Permanent Secretary John Frobisher and immensely devoted to him - having worked together for thirty years. She gives Lois Habiba her username and password, so Lois can assist with the overwhelming number of people calling in, but Lois uses it to find out about the Torchwood Institute and Jack Harkness. After Frobisher tells Bridget about the 456, he hands her a file of a blank piece of paper. Bridget understands what this means and types up the names of four people to be killed, one of whom is the immortal Jack Harkness. Unbeknownst to Bridget, Lois sees this email and questions her own loyalties. After Frobisher's troubling meeting with the Prime Minister, Frobisher directs Bridget to sign for "Requisition 31" and bring it to him; the metal box contains a sidearm and a loaded magazine. At the same time, Bridget signs for the Torchwood contact lenses confiscated from Lois when the latter is arrested for working with Torchwood. Bridget pays Lois a visit in her police custody cell to tell her that John Frobisher was a good man and that this should be remembered in the aftermath of what is about to happen. Later, after the 456 are defeated and the Prime Minister is ready to blame the Americans for the whole incident, Bridget reveals that Lois had told her how the Torchwood contact lenses worked, and that she had recorded everything the Prime Minister had said. Disgusted by his assertion that they were lucky to have someone else to blame for the incident, Bridget informs the Prime Minister that she is ready to reveal his involvement to the public. It is implied that this will be used to force Green from office.
Brian Green, played by Nicholas Farrell, is the British Prime Minister in Children of Earth. It is not known if he followed Harold Saxon (i.e., The Master) directly, or if there was an interim between their respective governments. Using Home Office Permanent Secretary John Frobisher as a scapegoat, Green initially denies any previous British involvement with the 456 in 1965, to ensure plausible security. However during negotiations, the 456 discloses that the reason it choose the UK to land was 'off the record', exposing to the Americans, et al., that the British Government are trying to hide the previous encounter in 1965 where 12 children were given to the 456 as a 'gift' in exchange for an antivirus to a current virulent strain. In Day Four Green, instead of counteracting the 4-5-6, employs his cabinet to decide how to select the 10% of children demanded by the 456.
On Day Five, he informs John Frobisher that, for plausible deniability reasons, his children should be included in the 'gift' to the 456, which results in Mr Frobisher killing his family and himself to prevent the forced sacrifice of his children. After Captain Jack defeats the 456, Green still tries to protect his political ambitions, trying to blame American interference on Government policy. However Bridget Spears, using the same Torchwood contact lenses used by Lois Habiba previously, threatens to expose the truth to the British public. Denise Riley, the Home Secretary, implies she is in a position to challenge Green's premiership following this.
Lois Habiba, played by Cush Jumbo, is a junior PA and assistant to Bridget Spears, who starts work at the Home Office, in John Frobisher's office, on the day the 456 make contact. Bridget Spears gives Lois her username and password, but out of curiosity Lois uses it to find out about the Torchwood Institute and Captain Jack Harkness after she receives a phone call from him. Spears types an email of the names of four people to be killed, one of which is Jack Harkness. Unbeknownst to her, Lois sees this email and starts to question her own loyalties. Lois decides to help Torchwood and after receiving a phone call from the fugitive Gwen Cooper, she decides to meet her. Although worried about committing treason on her second day, she gives Gwen and Rhys a way to access the prison facility where Jack is being held, and is pleased when Gwen offers her a job in the future. She also, after initially refusing, agrees to act as a spy for Torchwood, using contact lenses with integrated wireless cameras, as the seriousness of the situation has dawned on her. At this meeting she witnesses contact between Earth and the 456 and transcribes the 456's speech so Torchwood can cover the whole meeting.
She is present when the 456 demand 10 percent of the Earth's children and at a later cabinet meeting where she witnesses self-interested views from the cabinet over the criteria of which children should be taken by the 456 following a failed attempt at negotiation. Working on Gwen's orders, she agrees to confront the cabinet by announcing that Torchwood have recordings of everything in order to force them not to comply with the demands of the 456. She was arrested in Day Five for espionage. From prison, she helps Bridget Spears use the Torchwood contact lenses to take down PM Brian Green's administration, and it is later said she will be released from prison.
Lois' character was created by Russell T Davies to replace Martha Jones (Freema Agyeman) when they could not get her for the third series. He describes her as "kind of a Martha figure", but one who lacks Martha's experiences and is "out of her depth." Director Euros Lyn characterises Lois as an "everygirl" and a "reluctant hero" who is conflicted between helping Torchwood and obeying the government. Lyn also compared her role in the narrative to being similar to that of Rose Tyler and Gwen Cooper, used respectively as audience surrogates on Doctor Who and Torchwood.
Johnson, portrayed by Liz May Brice, is the leader of a team of enforcers for the Government, assigned by John Frobisher to the job of dealing with Torchwood at the start of the 456 crisis. Ruthless and efficient, she has little time for social niceties and is determined to see her job done efficiently and successfully. After killing Jack by shooting him in the back, knowing he would resurrect, she uses a laser cutter to plant a bomb inside his stomach. She has no qualms about killing Dr Rupesh Patanjali, after refusing him a change of identity. Johnson detonates the bomb inside Jack, initiating the destruction of the Torchwood Hub. She later tracks down a fugitive Gwen; but Gwen shoots down her tyres and escapes. After Johnson's team uncovers several parts of Jack's severed body, she realises his body is still able to heal and detains him in a concrete-filled cell. After Gwen and Ianto break Jack out of his concrete cell she detains Alice and Steven Carter as insurance against Harkness going public with information on the 456. When the location of the regrouped Torchwood team is discovered by Johnson's team she moves in to confront them. However, when Gwen shows her recordings of government treachery, she backs down. In the final episode she questions her allegiance to the state in wake of its betrayal and releases Jack Harkness from custody to fight the aliens. Though cold and malevolent at the beginning of the serial she is upset when Jack's grandson is sacrificed to save the world.
Clement MacDonald, played by Paul Copley and as a child by Gregory Ferguson, appears in Children of Earth. In 1965, Clement is one of the twelve children offered to the 456, but he is left behind and keeps a mental link to the 456 when they return forty years later. He has somehow acquired clairalience, a highly enhanced sense of smell, allowing him to detect the impending return of the 456 months before the events shown in the story, as well as other threats and also to determine that Gwen Cooper is pregnant and that Ianto Jones is "queer".  After spending much of his life in care under the name Timothy White, traumatised and wracked with tics, Clement comes to Torchwood's attention when he is the only adult relaying the messages from the 456 in unison with the children. Escaping from the care home when the police arrives for him, he is initially arrested for causing an affray in his confused state, but is retrieved by Gwen Cooper.  He then meets Jack Harkness, and recognises him as the man who escorted the twelve children to the 456 decades earlier. Clement is killed by the 456 when they transmit a resonance frequency that damages his brain; Harkness is later able to reverse this frequency and use it against the 456. 
Rupesh Patanjali, played by Rik Makarem, is a Cardiff doctor, originally from Chesterfield. He first encounters Jack Harkness and Ianto Jones when they arrive at the hospital to remove an alien hitchhiker from a recently deceased patient. His interest in Torchwood piqued, Rupesh makes his way to the Cardiff Hub. Gwen Cooper, noting a parallel between Torchwood's treatment of Rupesh and their initial treatment of her, promotes herself to recruitment officer and meets with Patanjali to discuss the possibility of a job. Patanjali's interest in the job is later revealed to be a facade. After luring Harkness back to St. Helen's hospital with a report of a strange death, he turns on him and shoots him in the back, "killing" him. It is revealed that Patanjali was working on the orders of Johnson who decided to plant a bomb in Harkness to wipe out the Torchwood operation. Johnson rebuked Patanjali when he expressed discomfort over Harkness' death by pointing out that he had killed a patient in order to facilitate the ruse which lured Harkness to her. After enquiring what was to become of him, Patanjali realises that Johnson plans to dispose of him. As he flees, he is shot in the back. In order to rescue Jack, Gwen and Rhys pose as undertakers seeking to reclaim Rupesh's body on behalf of his family.
Denise Riley played by Deborah Findlay appears in Children of Earth and is the British home secretary. She first appears in Day Four, where she suggests handing over the lowest achieving 10% of children to The 456. Nobody disagrees with her choice, and so it goes ahead. When #Jack Harkness, #Johnson and #Mr Dekker killed the 456, she witnessed #Brian Green say he was "lucky". Unbeknownst to Riley, #Bridget Spears had continued Lois's work in recording the COBRA meetings. After this, she told Bridget that she was free to go, and that she will see to Lois's release. It is implied that she took over the position of Prime Minister.
Johnny Davies was the husband of Rhiannon and the father of David and Mica. He was devastated when Gwen Cooper told them that their children would be taken, so he led a rebellion on the street, and bought Rhiannon, Gwen and Rhys time to escape to a small dilapidated shack. He was glad when his kids were not harmed, but was devastated by Ianto's death.
Torchwood: El día del milagro (2011)[editar]
Dr Vera Juarez, played by Arlene Tur, is a divorced attending surgeon in Washington D.C who appears between "The New World" and "The Categories of Life". Press materials promoted the character as "smart, fast talking and hard working" and underline that it is these characteristics which seconded her to being part of the government think-tanks. Through her job she is amongst the first to realise the repercussions of miracle day and she finds herself increasingly at odds with the inept medical system. After establishing a sexual relationship with Rex Matheson she allies herself with his Torchwood team. However, her first undercover investigation for the group is her last; she is burned alive after dissenting against Colin Maloney.
Noah Vickers, portrayed by Paul James, is a colleague of Esther Drummond who is charged with investigating the effects Miracle Day has had on the population. When Esther's discovery of the history of Torchwood is erased from her memory it is Noah's work in retrieving the last Torchwood file which triggers them. Esther misdirects him when she is attempting to escape the CIA headquarters where they both work. Noah later appears in "End of the Road" where he makes contact with Esther and Rex Matheson who have now been pardoned by the CIA following the ousting of several traitors. In "The Blood Line", Noah initiates a trace software package that can uncover the identity of the remaining mole within the CIA. However, just as Noah, along with Allen Shapiro, discovers Charlotte's duplicity, they are killed by a bomb left by her on their desk. Rex is later able to retrieve this information through a passcode derived from where he and Noah used to have donuts together. The pair of Noah and Charlotte has attracted comparisons to Rex and Esther. Writing for TV.com, Tim Surette describes Noah as "bizarro Rex" and Charlotte as "bizarro Esther".
Charlotte Wills, portrayed by Marina Benedict, is a colleague of Esther Drummond. In "The New World" Wills acts uninterested in Torchwood and tells Esther that all enquiries have to go through Brian Friedkin. After Esther’s investigations render her a wanted woman she manages to escape the CIA compound by taking Charlotte’s identity card and assuming her identity. In "End of the Road" Wills returns and talks to Rex and Esther over video link, discussing developments with the Miracle. It is later revealed that she is working as a double agent, also having contact with a mysterious blue eyed man who represents The Families. In "The Gathering", Charlotte continues to act as a mole for the Families when Rex uncovers a lead; she tries to put him off researching a pulp short story apparently based on the Little Italy incident, and tells him that a DNA test that could find descendants of the author was unsuccessful. Later, she tracks Rex to Buenos Aires — a location connected to the Blessing behind Miracle Day — when he is on a secret mission for Torchwood, and contacts the Families. She detonates a bomb in CIA headquarters just as they discover that she is a mole; the explosion kills Shapiro and Noah. Despite her efforts to sabotage the mission, Torchwood end the Miracle. While attending Esther's funeral, Rex receives informations that reveals Charlotte is the mole. Charlotte turns and shoots Rex, and is in turn gunned down by CIA agents.
In Miracle Day episode "The Gathering", Charlotte refers to a recent break-up with an ex-girlfriend. Writing for the lesbian blogging site AfterEllen, Heather Hogan describes this additional piece of characterisation as effective in reminding the audience that the Three Families are ordinary people, living alongside us.
Anwen Williams is the daughter of Gwen Cooper and Rhys Williams who makes her first television appearance in Torchwood: Miracle Day. Anwen is conceived three weeks prior to the events of Children of Earth. She spends her early months in hiding with them in the wilds of South Wales. She becomes part of a chase when assassins call on her parent's house, and Gwen is forced to fight with Anwen in her arms. In "Immortal Sins", Anwen is captured along with Rhys and Mary and used as leverage for Gwen to turn in Jack Harkness. However, the infant is later rescued by the intervention of a South Wales attack force, led by sergeant Andy Davidson. A scene in Gareth David Lloyd's Shrouded had previously depicted Gwen cradling an unnamed and ungendered baby in her arms, whilst the novel First Born, also set prior to Miracle Day, features a storyline where Anwen draws unwanted attention.
The production team originally planned to call Gwen's daughter Emily, but changed to Anwen, as the name is more Welsh. Writer Jane Espenson feels that the infant's apparent "enthusiasm for action" works in that it "actually seems to speak to Gwen's own character".
Jilly Kitzinger, played by Lauren Ambrose, is a high flying PR executive with few moral scruples introduced in "Rendition". Initially, she functions as a minor distraction and adversary to the Torchwood protagonists in her role as representative for the paedophile-murderer Oswald Danes and the mysterious drug company Phicorp. Towards the end of the series she affiliates herself with 'The Families', the main villains behind the supernatural event of 'Miracle Day' and her own position becomes clear. Whilst the character appears ruthless; promoted as having a 'heart of stone' portrayer Ambrose sees her character's ambition as showing strong personal qualities too. Though those she works for are defeated in the series finale, it is revealed that Jilly has survived, leaving the character's future uncertain.
Lyn Peterfield, portrayed by Dichen Lachman, is a CIA agent who serves as an antagonist to the Torchwood team in the episode "Rendition". It is revealed through exposition that she once had a sexual affair with Rex Matheson prior to the events of Miracle Day. Lyn is sent to help collect Jack and Gwen from Heathrow after they have been arrested by Matheson. Under the orders of Brian Friedkin, Peterfield attempts to assassinate the now mortal Jack Harkness by slipping arsenic into his cola. However, her plan is foiled when Jack identifies the poison and Gwen and Rex source an antidote. She is knocked unconscious by Gwen after insulting her capabilities and mistaking her for an Englishwoman. Once in the United States she attempts to defeat Rex in hand to hand combat once he realises the treachery of the CIA. However, he gains the upper hand and breaks her neck. Due to the effect of Miracle Day she is left still alive but with her head now on back to front.
Lachman's casting as a CIA agent was reported alongside the casting of Havins as Esther in January 2011. Lachman had previously been suggested as a candidate to play Esther by End of Show writer Kevin Beaumont. Den of Geek's Simon Brew praised Lyn's villainous role, stating in his review of episode two that she was "the most menacing character we’ve met in the show so far, [Oswald] Danes included", in addition to the special effects shot of her twisted neck. Conversely, SFX's Dave Golder felt the twist involving the character at the end of the episode suffered a "case of nobody quite knowing what level to play it at."
Brian Friedkin, played by Wayne Knight, is a high-ranking officer in the CIA and Esther and Rex's boss. After Miracle Day, Esther mentions that she has liased with Rex over Torchwood's rendition to the United States. Upon learning that his agent Lyn Peterfield has a mortal Jack Harkness he orders Lyn to kill him, which she attempts to do by arsenic poisoning. He has been receiving messages from a mysterious unknown source represented by a triangle symbol for decades. Friedkin later arranges for Esther Drummond and Rex Matheson to be set up in his attempt to not only get rid of Torchwood, but anyone associated with the defunct organisation. The two escape, and Rex later confronts Friedkin at his Washington DC home. Rex takes Friedkins phone and is informed that whoever has been contacting Friedkin has been on Earth for decades. Rex later shoots next to Friedkin's head, warning him not to go deaf from the gunshot. Friedkin captures the Torchwood crew at the Colasanto estate but Rex secretly puts on Gwen's transmitter lenses and tricks Friedkin into confessing his work for the Families. Friedkin is arrested by his boss, Allen Shapiro. He blows himself up upon his capture, as The Families had ordered him to do, destroying himself, one of his agents and Olivia Colasanto.
Brad, played by Dillon Casey, is a Washington bartender. He appears in the episode "Dead of Night" when Jack Harkness visits the bar he works at. Brad takes pride in the amount of sobriety chips that have been cashed in subsequent to the miracle noting that people have turned to alcohol in response to world-wide immortality. When Jack offers a button to the collection, Brad is adamant that he does not damage his World War Two great-coat. The two men leave the bar with the intention of a one night stand. Though Brad does not see the use in using protection because no-one can die, Jack calls him out on this noting that a sexually transmitted infection could still cause problems. He is later seen asleep next to Jack whilst Jack nurses a whisky and phones Gwen.
One of the scenes between Jack and Brad was censored in the UK airing of the show, having been deemed too explicit for a prime-time audience. However, the sequence remained in its entirety in the Starz broadcast of the episode. Jane Espenson, who wrote the episode, commented that the sexual encounter between the two men was Jack's method of "affirming life".
Sarah Drummond, portrayed by Candace Brown, is the sister of Esther Drummond. In the episode "Dead of Night", Esther states that whilst Sarah is older she has always had the task of looking after her because she can't cope. In "Escape to L.A." Esther checks up on Sarah to see how she is coping in the aftermath of the Miracle. Sarah refuses to answer the door, which is barricaded with a number of different locks. Esther fears for Sarah's two young daughters, Melanie and Alice, as Sarah is hypochondriac and will not let them leave the house. It revealed that social services arrive and take Melanie and Alice into care, whilst Sarah undergoes psychiatric evaluation. In "End of the Road" Esther speaks to Sarah who is still located in the psychiatric ward under strict supervision from Doctors. She expresses the opinion that people in the new world no longer have souls, and appears eager to volunteer herself and her children to become category one—effectively committing suicide. Her reaction to the state of affairs motivates Esther to do her utmost to put an end to the Miracle. Post Miracle, Sarah is seen alive and well with her children at Esther's memorial service.
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Ellis Hartley Monroe, portrayed by Mare Winningham, is a fictional American politician and Tea Party movement Republican who appears in the episode "Escape to L.A." as a rival to Oswald Danes. Monroe is described by medical professional Vera Juarez as a small town mayor connected to the Tea Party who was "trying to make a name for herself". She does this by launching the controversial "Dead is Dead" movement, which believes that those who should have died during Miracle Day are no better than corpses and her strong views and personality soon propel her to national attention. She momentarily eclipses Danes' public notoriety, stealing one of his engagements. In retaliation, Danes launches a publicity stunt at the hospital at which he was supposed to speak, which deflects attention from Monroe. She is later kidnapped by the forces behind Miracle Day, who inform her that they already have Danes and don't need her; she is trapped inside a crushed car and abandoned in a car lot, still alive within the wreckage of the car due to the effects of the Miracle. After her "death", a statement went out on TV advising the public that Monroe would not be available to comment on the latest developments.
The Cousin, played by Chris Butler, is a high-ranking member of the Three Families and oversees the Buenos Aires Blessing site. In "Escape to L.A." he speaks to Ellis Hartley Monroe over the phone as her car is crushed by a car compactor—with her inside. He appears physically in "The Blood Line". When Rex Matheson and Esther Drummond reach the Buenos Aires site, they are captured by the Cousin's men, and he speaks to them and to Jack Harkness, Gwen Cooper, Oswald Danes, Jilly Kitzinger and the leader of the Shanghai site over the phone. When Jack and Rex prepare to sacrifice all their blood to end the Miracle, the Cousin shoots Esther, reminding Rex that if the Miracle ends, she will die. However Gwen convinces Rex to go ahead, and he and Jack end the Miracle. As both Blessing sites start to fall apart, Rex uses the last of his strength to throw the Cousin into the Blessing, and he falls to his death.
Colin Maloney, played by American actor Marc Vann, appears as in "The Categories of Life" and "The Middle Men" as manager of the San Pedro overflow camp in California. Maloney is encountered by agents Esther Drummond and Vera Juarez when they go undercover at the camp. Vera uses her medical panel credentials to pose as an inspector, though because of her race Maloney mistakes her for hired help. Despite Vera pointing out the harsh realities of the situation, Maloney appears to have no sympathy for the patients within the overflow camp, openly taunting a patient named George and excited for a visit from Hilary Duff rather than Hillary Clinton. After Vera realises the appalling, cramped and disease-ridden conditions the patients are in and instances of miscategorization on Maloney's watch, she threatens to prosecute him because of his negligence. Maloney defends himself on how he comes in under budget despite the fact he's meant to spend the money given to him and seems over his head dealing with the situation. After a heated argument, he takes a gun from a camp guard, Ralph Coltrane (Frederick Koehler), and shoots Vera twice. He covers up the shooting by masking it as the sound of a loud metal door clanging. Maloney disposes of Vera's body by burning her alive in one of the overflow camp modules, along with many category one patients who are still physically alive but legally dead.
In "The Middle Men", Maloney, acting out of guilt and panic, continues to disguise his involvement in Vera's death, attributing his change of shirt to a strenuous badminton match. Esther is alerted to some sort of wrongdoing by his suspicious behaviour, but her attempts at gaining insight are thwarted by the dismissal of her approaches by him and other bureaucrats. When Rex is captured by the military contingent of the camp, Maloney visits him to ascertain what he knows. After Rex explains what he saw to Maloney, Maloney reveals his part in the incident. When Rex, like Vera, attempts to threaten him with prosecution on grounds of crimes against humanity, Maloney begins to torture Rex by probing his chest wound with a biro pen. When Esther finds them and discovers the Maloney's treachery he aims to kill her in unarmed combat. Esther fights back by gouging his eyes and using physical blows to wind him before choking him. Later, when Esther goes to retrieve his keys, Maloney recovers and attempts to kill her once more. Ralph, appalled at Maloney's actions, arrives in time to shoot Maloney, disabling him again and allowing Rex and Esther to escape the San Pedro camp.
American actor Teddy Sears played a representative of Torchwood's enemies, the Three Families, credited only as Blue-eyed man. He first appears in "The Categories of Life" where he informs Jilly Kitzinger that her work with Phicorp and Oswald Danes has got her noticed by the right people. After Danes and Kitzinger part company in "End of the Road", the blue-eyed man reappears and informs Kitzinger that her intern is a traitor and shoots her dead. He then offers Kitzinger a promotion working with The Families at a level beyond Phicorp. Two months later, he meets Kitzinger on a park bench and tells her that her work has been appreciated. He gives her a new identity, Lucy Statten Meredith, and informs her that she will be sent to Shanghai where she can see the truth behind the Miracle. In "The Blood Line", after the Miracle ends, Kitzinger tracks down the blue-eyed man at the park they met previously. He informs her that the Three Families intended the miracle as a "test-run" and that they have a Plan B which they are waiting to orchestrate.
Angelo Colasanto, portrayed by Italian actor Daniele Favilli, is introduced in "Immortal Sins". Angelo was raised as Catholic and was raised in a coastal Italian Village. He attempts to enter America via Ellis Island by stealing the visa of Jack Harkness, but is locked up and prepared to be deported back to Italy. Empathising with Angelo, Jack uses his Vortex Manipulator to forge a new identity slip so he can enter America. They then rent a room together in New York's Italian district where Jack seduces Angelo. Angelo is conflicted between his faith and sexuality; though Jack is not the first man he has slept with, he is the first to show tenderness to him. With Jack, Angelo becomes part of a plan to make money by selling sacramental wine. Almost immediately after obtaining the alcohol they arekidnapped. Instead of being killed, however, Jack convinces their captors to allow them to work for them, and were asked to transport a box between two warehouses. After convincing Jack he could cope with seeing new things, Jack decided to make Angelo his companion in the same way that the Doctor had enlisted Jack as companion. At the warehouse, Jack opened the box to reveal a brain parasite that the Trickster's Brigade were planning to use on future President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, which he destroys. The two men flee, but Jack is shot and Angelo arrested.
A year later Angelo is released from prison and is shocked to find that Jack is alive when he should be dead. Jack informs him that he has obtained their room from the year previous year and invites Angelo back with him. Angelo conjectures that because he cannot die Jack is an embodiment of the devil, and stabs him. When Jack revives again, Angelo allows him to be taken to a butcher's shop where a crowd of people repeatedly kill him. Later, Angelo frees Jack and expresses remorse. However, Jack no longer trusts Angelo, and abandons him. In 2011 it is revealed that Angelo is still alive and possess knowledge of how the Miracle started. Thanks to Jack's warnings of the economic hard times of the future - including the Wall Street Crash of 1929 - Angelo managed to become wealthy, and lived in a mansion in Nevada. He is revealed to have allied with "the Families", a group formed by a pact between three mobsters in 1928 while Jack was being repeatedly murdered and resurrected, but his connection to the Families soured because they frowned on Angelo's relationship with Jack - a relationship he remembered fondly even after marrying and having children. Shortly after the Torchwood team arrived at the Colasanto estate, as Jack was saying goodbye to his former lover, Angelo suddenly dies—the first true death since Miracle Day. It is discovered that Angelo had salvaged an alien null-field generator from the ruins of the Torchwood Hub in Cardiff, and had it installed beneath his bed. The null field disrupted the morphic field that Jack theorized was responsible for the Miracle in that one location, allowing Angelo to die naturally.
Olivia Colasanto, portrayed by Nana Visitor, is the enigmatic granddaughter of Angelo Colasanto, who first appears in the episode "Immortal Sins". Olivia is involved in the plot to kidnap Gwen Cooper's family to force her to hand over Captain Jack Harkness. Upon Rex Matheson and Esther Drummond foiling her appropriation of Jack, and Sergeant Davidson rescuing Gwen's family, Olivia reveals her trump card - that Jack will still come with her as she can bring him to Angelo and thus enlighten him to how the Miracle started. Episode eight, "End of the Road" begins with Olivia bringing Jack and his Torchwood associates to the Colorado mansion where she lives with her grandfather Angelo, now a decrepit old man in a semi-vegetative state. Olivia states that although Angelo loved his wife, he never forgot about Jack, and would often tell stories about him. She also reveals that a disharmony arose between Angelo and the families because of Angelo's relationship with Jack, and makes clear the connection of the three families to the Miracle. After agent Shapiro arrives and places the rogue contingent of the CIA under arrest Olivia is also arrested and placed in a SUV vehicle ready for transportation. However, she is blown up by controller Brian Friedkin after he detonates an explosive device as he was ordered to do by the families.
Allen Shapiro (John de Lancie) is introduced in the episode "End of the Road" as a senior CIA official. After Rex Matheson frames a rebel contingent of the CIA led by Brian Friedkin through use of the Torchwood contact lenses, Shapiro puts them under arrest along with Olivia Colasanto. He is enraged after Friedkin escapes questioning by blowing himself and the other captors to pieces. Though he pardons Rex and Esther, he remains suspicious of Jack and Gwen, and deports the latter, whilst trying to find out the secrets of a piece of Torchwood technology Jack wants to remain secret. Esther and Jack later escape, whilst Matheson reunites with Shapiro at the CIA central office in Washington.
Two months after "End of the Road, Shapiro is still working with Rex to try and discover the secrets behind the Miracle. Despite identifying some traitors within the organisation, Shapiro remains oblivious to the identity of a further mole within the organisation, namely analyst Charlotte Wills, who is covertly working for the Families against the investigation. Shapiro authorises Rex to head to Argentina to investigate what, after getting in Torchwood, he believes to be an antipodal geological connection between Shanghai and Buenos Aires. Shapiro then tells his CIA colleagues to support Rex from Washington. However, Charlotte gets in touch with the Argetinian armed forces and they cause an explosion which Shapiro believes has killed Rex and colleague Esther. Furious, he orders Noah Vickers to rush through a use of new programming which can detect the presence of a mole by unscrambling all communications. Just as they discover Charlotte's duplicity, Shapiro and Noah are blown up by a bomb placed by Charlotte.
The Mother, portrayed by actress Frances Fisher, appears as a high-ranking member of the Families, the main antagonists of Miracle Day. She operates the Shanghai site of the Blessing, a giant fissure running through the centre of the Earth between Shanghai and Buenos Aires. In "The Gathering", the Mother meets with the Families' newest recruit, Jilly Kitzinger, after she arrives in Shanghai, and introduces her to the Blessing. She tells Jilly that the Blessing "shows you to yourself" which she theorises is the Blessing's attempt to communicate with mankind. She enquires as to what Jilly sees in the Blessing, and appears impressed when Jilly sees only self-conviction.
In "The Blood Line", the Mother reveals to Jilly that the Families intend to destroy the Blessing sites in Shanghai and Buenos Aires in order to prevent others from interfering with it, and dictates orders to have explosives placed round the site. However, Jack, Gwen and Oswald are able to infiltrate the site before they can do this. The Mother explains that Jack's blood is attracted to the Blessing as a result of the Families having fed his blood to it, and that this, in combination with humanity's morphic field, caused the human race to become immortal. She details the motives of the Families, who are intent on destabilising the human race so that they can take control and create a new world order. Realising that releasing his blood will reverse the Miracle, Jack threatens to do so, but the Mother laughs off this effort: Jack's blood would have to enter the Blessing from both ends. Her triumph is cut short when Rex, at the Buenos Aires site, reveals that Esther had transfused him with Jack's blood. As Rex and Jack release the blood into the Blessing, the site begins to quake, prompting the Families to evacuate. While Gwen, Jilly and Jack escape in a cargo lift, the Mother attempts to flee, but Oswald grabs her before detonating his explosive vest, bringing the whole site crashing down on top of them.
Espenson identifies The Mother as part of an "intentionally multiple array of human villains" which serves to demonstrate that the series "isn't a story about a singular point of evil" but "a collective evil of humanity". The character is seen to speak fluent Mandarin Chinese; an aide was available on set to guide Fisher's pronunciation.
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