Torchwood Gwen Cooper

Series 4

2011.07.08    

Eve Myles

The New World

Rhys Williams (Kai Owen): You okay?
Gwen Cooper (Eve Myles): Yeah. Yeah. Just, you know, bad dream.
Rhys: What about?
Gwen: What d’you think? Torchwood.

Wales, UK 8a.m.

Rhys: Don’t be so suspicious.
Gwen: What are they flying past for?
Rhys: Because they can. This is God’s own country, that’s all. Just looking. Stop it.

Gwen: So. I’m inside, on my own. It’s midnight. Not a sound to be heard. When I looked up, and a woman came out of the sky. Ah! Shining, she was. Like moonlight. Her eyes white—blazing white. And then she started to sing. Like a thousand choirs. One woman with a thousand voices. And it was beautiful—
Rhys: That’s enough, don’t you think?
Gwen: Who’s being paranoid now?
Rhys: You promised me we’d keep it away from Anwyn.
Gwen: Yeah, but be fair. She’s too young. She thinks it all sounds like a fairytale.
Rhys: It was a nightmare, Gwen. Your life back then was a living nightmare. {there’s a knock at the door}. There’s someone at the door!
Gwen: Sh!
Rhys: What if—?
Gwen: Sh!

Rhys: It could be nothing.
Gwen: There’s only one reason that phone could be ringing. {she rummages through drawers} Where have you put it? Where have you put it? {answering} What is it, what’s happened?
Sergeant Andy Davidson (Tom Price): This is Sergeant Davidson confirming reports of one suspect, male, in the vicinity of St. Helen’s Hospital, Cardiff City. Suggest rendezvous 0200 hours in the agreed position. {he hangs up}
Gwen: It’s my dad, he’s in hospital. I’ve gotta see him. Sorry Rhys. We’ve gotta go back.

Andy: I’m not kidding, we’ve had doctors being worshipped since Miracle Day.
Gwen: What’s Miracle Day?
Andy: Are you kidding me? Have you heard?
Gwen: Heard what?

Mary Cooper (Sharon Morgan): You silly girl. I said stay away.
Gwen: How could I do that, mum?
Mary: What if someone sees you? It’s not safe. You told me. What if someone’s watching?

Geraint Cooper (William Thomas): You shouldn’t have.
Gwen: Well there we are then. Tough. I want you to stop all this nonsense, okay? I want you up and out of this bed. Lazy old thing.

Mary: Look at her, though. She’s huge.
Gwen: She’s perfectly normal, mum.
Mary: Don’t you be a fool, girl. What are you feeding her, lard?
Gwen: Yes, mum. I’m feeding her lard. Keep telling her that. And by the time she’s thirteen she’ll have a complete psychological complex.
Rhys: Stop it right now, you two.

Geraint: Should I be dead, sweetheart?
Gwen: I don’t know, Dad.
Geraint: This sort of thing, your lot used to tackle.
Gwen: Yeah but Torchwood’s gone, Dad. There’s no one else left on Earth. Just me. And I’m sorry because I don’t know what to do.

Gwen: It’s all over the world. Look. Look at this. Somalia stopped fighting.
Andy: Warfare’s even worse when the bodies refuse to die.

Gwen: But this miracle, it’s specifically human. I mean it’s gotta be. This web site says if insects stopped dying we’d be overrun in forty-eight hours flat. And that hasn’t happened. So this thing must be targeted at us.

Andy: I’ve missed all this.
Gwen: I haven’t.
Andy: It’s quiet without you.

Andy: Planet Earth. On average, three hundred thousand people die every day. So if they stop dying, that’s an extra million people in just over three days. Add to that, five hundred thousand people born every day.
Gwen: That’d give us another million every two days. Plus the first million. Andy: Bloody hell.
Gwen: That’s the fastest population boom in history.
Andy: Well we’re gonna run out of room.
Gwen: Run out of food first. Guy on the telly was saying we’ve got four months—just four months. And then that’s it. Society just collapses. We’ll end up fighting each other for food like animals.

Rhys: Every time you investigate something you end up in danger, Gwen.
Gwen: ‘Cause I can help.
Rhys: Don’t you dare.
Gwen: But—
Rhys: I said don’t you dare! You got that?! Don’t you bloody dare, Gwen! The thing is, right, if you think Miracle Day is like a Torchwood crisis others will think the same, won’t they? Then they’ll come looking for you with guns. Like they did in the old days.
Gwen: That was—
Rhys: We shouldn’t even be in the city. There’s cameras everywhere! This is different now. You’ve got a daughter.

Gwen: Let’s go home.
Rhys: Yes.
Gwen: Let’s go home.

Rex identifying himself: CIA.
Gwen: Yeah? So what?

Gwen: So much for tying him up.
Rhys: I’ve never tied up a person!
Gwen: “Men are good at knots.” How many times have you told me that?
Rhys: At Christmas!
Rex: Hey hey hey! I had a pole through my chest. I was dead and then I wasn’t. I had to pay for this bridge. And now I want to know what the hell is going on, alright? Because I was dead. And now I’m not. And if that has anything to do with Torchwood or you or anyone, I need— You know, it would really help if I could hear myself think! What the hell is it doing?
Rhys: It’s a tourist thing.
Gwen: No. No, I don’t think it is.

Rex: Who the hell are you people?
Gwen: Torchwood. {she fires a rocket launcher}

Cardiff, UK

Gwen: Right. So that’s sorted. Rhys, you take Anwyn to my mother’s, keep her safe and sound. Jack, if you’ve got access to weapons what else have you got? I’ve still got [?] but everything else is gone.
Rhys: I knew it though. Didn’t I say? First sign of trouble you go running off with Jack Harkness.
Gwen: What choice have I got? I mean they rebuilt the tower, now we rebuild Torchwood. Isn’t that right, Jack? Are you even listening to me?
Jack: I cut my arm.
Gwen: Okay, can’t help but thinking there’s more important things to be worrying about here.
Jack: No. I cut my arm. Look at it. It’s not healing.
Gwen: Do you mean—
Jack: I’m staying hurt.
Gwen: Oh my god.
Jack: I know!
Gwen: Seriously though.
Rhys: It’s only a cut.
Gwen: But it’s Jack. Don’t you see, the whole world becomes immortal—
Jack: And I’m mortal.

Gwen: Andy, you can’t do this.
Andy: Orders from above. I’m sorry. He’s in charge.
Gwen: Since when?
Rhys: He can’t arrest us. He’s American.
Rex: I hate to bust up your sweet little tea party, but this isn’t an arrest. This is a rendition. And on behalf of the CIA, under the 456 amendments to US code 3184, I’m extraditing this so-called Torchwood team to the United States of America. Now. Get me out of here. Take me home.

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Rendition

Heathrow Airport, London, U.K. 11 am

Gwen: How’s that cut on your arm?
Jack: I’ll survive. I’m mortal, not dying. Well technically I guess I am dying, but slowly.
Gwen: But this thing that’s happening to the world—this miracle. It must have something to do with you.
Jack: Great, so it’s my fault?
Gwen: Can’t be a coincidence, Jack.

Gwen: I will— I will kill you for this and I am coming back! I am coming back, Rhys! to Rex: I am coming back, you bastard!

Gwen: Every time you turn up it always goes wrong.

Jack: Be fair. I had no way of knowing Rex was going to pull that stunt.
Gwen: You know the way it works, Jack. Every time anyone ever gets close to you, nobody has a normal life again. And you know what really—and I mean it—really pisses me off? What took you so long? I have to nearly explode before you turn up?
Jack: Did you miss me?
Gwen: Yes.

Gwen: I started to think I’d been living some kind of fairytale. I’d be an old woman and you’d just turn up out of the blue. Visit my granddaughter. I’d be ancient and you’d be exactly the same. Where did you go, Jack?
Jack: Long way away.
Gwen: And did it help?

Gwen: Tell me, Fly Boy. What happens when we get to America?
Rex: Oh, you’ll be interrogated.
Gwen: You stupid, tiny, bloody little man. For starters we don’t know anything, and even if we did, why didn’t you just ask?

Gwen: Hold on. You went to supervise him. That’s what you said, “supervise.” Who needs to supervise pouring a drink. What did you “supervise” exactly?
Lyn: So now you’re accusing anyone?
Gwen: It’s either you or the big gay steward, so my money’s on you.

Rex: You know no one can die.
Gwen: What if you’re wrong, Rex? What if your big success is one Welsh woman and a dead body? Huh?! Just search her, that’s all I’m saying. Search her.

Gwen: The point is, how do we fix this? How do we cure arsenic poisoning?

Gwen: What’s EDTA?
Dr. Juarez: Who are you?
Gwen: Just tell me. What’s EDTA?
Dr. Juarez: Ethylene diamine tetracyclic acid
Gwen: What’s that when it’s at home? I mean what is it made of?
Dr. Juarez: I don’t know, I’m a doctor. Not a chemist. Is there nobody in the entire CIA that’s a poisons expert?
Rex: Yeah, but the CIA just poisoned him.

Jack: You are not giving me formaldehyde!
Gwen: You can shut up!

Gwen: That was your last chance.
Lyn: Yeah? And what’re you gonna do about it? You’re the best England’s got to offer.
Gwen: I’m Welsh.

Gwen: You you get us arrested, you break up my family, you nearly get Jack killed. Why should we go anywhere with you?
Rex: Because I have a car. Here. Take your… thing.

Gwen: What sort of getaway car is this? I thought you Americans all had these big SUVs. This is rubbish!

Esther: What was that? Was that Lyn? What the hell is going on?
Gwen: Welcome to Torchwood.

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Dead of Night

Jack: Not bad team. Not bad at all.
Gwen: What did we get?
Rex: We got a cell phone. So whoever made the Miracle, now we’ve got contact.

Washington, D.C., U.S.A.

Gwen: The new cult out on the street—the march? They call themselves the Soulless. Apparently everlasting life has robbed mankind of their souls.

Jack: You should be in the hospital.
Gwen: Hey. Cancel the sympathy. He can keep working. The bastard.
Rex: You’re just gonna keep going on and on about your kid, huh? Do you want her here with us? Hm? Maybe she can go play in that corner where the lead paint chips look extra tasty.

Gwen: This lemonade. This lemonade’s flat.
Esther: It’s lemonade. It’s supposed to be flat.
Gwen: What? Fizzy fizzy lemonade?
Esther: It’s fizzy in the UK and flat in the US.
Gwen: Hm. Just about sums it up.

Esther: He cockblocked the ATF.
Gwen laughing: I have no idea what any of that means.

Rex: Are we really on a mission here?
Gwen: Yeah, well. Maybe this is the way Torchwood does things, mate.
Rex: Yeah well maybe you want to drive on the other side of the street, mate.
Gwen: Oh.

Esther: The city’s gone wild.
Gwen: Everyone’s out drinking. Nobody knows whether it’s a party or a wake.

Jack: Gwen, I had to call. I thought of a thing.
Gwen: Are you drunk?
Jack: A little. You?
Gwen: Some of us have to work.

Jack: I was thinking. About how you’re immortal. And I’m dying. And what I wanted to say was… we’re good aren’t we? You and I? Good team. I missed you.
Gwen: I was thinking that, ah, if this had happened a bit sooner…
Jack: I know.
Gwen: He’d still be here, Ianto.
Jack: Dead friends.
Gwen: I’m sorry.

Rhys: Can you see me? I can see you. Can you see me?
Gwen: Yes, I can see you. A little too much of you. Put up the baby!

Jack: Oo, that face. Rex doesn’t like his jokes too gay.
Rex: No. Rex doesn’t like men in their forties acting like they’re twenty.
Gwen: And we’ve got a winner. Now hush.

Rex: That’ll work. I can get inside with those.
Gwen: Problem. The Eye-Fives. They’re isomorphic. Biometrically tuned to me and me alone.
Rex: Seriously?
Gwen: Mm hm. If anyone is going on this mission it’s got to be me.
Esther: Liar!

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Escape to L.A.

Venice Beach, California, USA

Gwen: Look at that horizon! We’ve reached the edge of America.

Gwen: Anyway, so how’s my little girl?
Rhys: Don’t call me that, Gwen.
Gwen: Very funny.

Gwen: Just get my dad out, Rhys, and I’ll phone you tonight.
Rhys: It’s already tonight!

Jack: You’re so never doing that accent again.
Gwen: I’m mortified. Absolutely mortified.

Rhys: I did what you said. I made a fuss about getting him moved.
Gwen: Okay, look, I haven’t got time for this, sweetheart. Just tell me, can you get him out of there?
Rhys: Yes, I can. Shall I go ahead?
Gwen: Oh I love you, I love you. I love you I love. Just do it and leave me alone.

Gwen: Who the hell are you?
Triangle Assassin: Name’s unimportant right now.
Gwen: Oh great, he’s cryptic.
Jack: What do you want?
Triangle Assassin: Well clearly, you dead.
Jack: Then why am I still alive?
Triangle Assassin: That’s the point. It’s gotta be said, Miracle Day has hardly been advantageous for those in my line of work. The day the killing stopped. But I can’t tell you, Jack, how wonderful it is—how truly wonderful it is—to meet somebody who’s mortal. It’s my Holy Grail.
Gwen: If he’s the only one that can die then it’s in your interest to keep him alive.
Triangle Assassin: That’s exactly what I’m doing. Haven’t you noticed the absence of killing?

Esther: Ask who’s employing him!
Gwen annoyed: Yes, I know. Thank you! Who employs you?
Triangle Assassin: Don’t you have any idea, Jack? They told me it was a very long time ago.

Gwen: He was just about to tell us!
Rex: Thanks. Anybody? Thanks?
Gwen: And you shot him in the throat.
Rex: Yeah well, dead is dead.

Rhys: The government stepped in to prop up the NHS. They’re spending millions they said. They’re setting up these sort of camps to help people.
Gwen: Overflow camps?
Rhys: Ay, that’s it. And I got your dad inside the South Wales site.
Gwen: Okay, Rhys, listen to me. Do not let them go. Do not let them take my father. I haven’t got time to explain, just, just bloody move!
Rhys: They just moved him out.
Gwen: Then stop them, okay? This is bloody Phicorp, Rhys, and they are up to something.

Gwen: They’ve got my dad, Jack. They’ve got my dad.

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The Categories of Life

Gwen: Who’s with Anwen?
Rhys: No one. I left her with petrol and a cigarette lighter.

Swansea Bay, Wales, U.K.

Gwen: Look what you’re wearing, huh? So much pink.

Cowbridge Overflow Camp, Wales, U.K.

Gwen: How many camps nationwide?
Andy: Thirty-five so far. I mean fair do’s, it might be chaos but at least it works.
Gwen: Andy, don’t be so thick.
Andy: Well it’s nice to have you back.
Gwen: Well think about it. No NHS. Who’s playing for all this? Phicorp. You’ve got healthcare being run by private business. And believe me, just the start of your problems.

Gwen: Bloody categories. All the things I fought with Torchwood. And what stops me? Red tape.
Rhys: We’ll find another way, Gwen.
Gwen: Yes, and I’ll tell you what it is. We’re gonna break in here, we’re gonna find my father, and we’re gonna get him out. Tonight.

Rhys: Just like the old days.
Gwen: No it’s not. It’s worse. It only ever gets worse.

Rhys: They had me running patients to the burn center.
Gwen: Burn center?

Gwen: That’s what the modules are. They’re ovens. They’re burning them. The patients They’re burning them alive.

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The Middle Men

Cowbridge Overflow Camp, Wales, U.K.

Gwen: They move the category ones at 6am. They take them to the module—
Dr. Alisha Patel: Sorry. Not my department.
Gwen: Really? Is that so. Well do you even know what your department is, Dr. Patel? Do you even know what really happens here? Do you know what happens in the module?
Dr. Patel: Like I said, I’m rather busy.
Gwen: They burn people. They burn living people.

Dr. Patel: Category Ones are dead. That’s the law. Under the emergency rulings for the sake of public health, category ones can be incinerated en masse.
Gwen: Well I’m glad you’ve got the law on your side.

Gwen: Just hope someone’s listening.

Gwen: I’ll be there soon. I’m coming back to the fight.
Jack: We need you.
Gwen: But first there’s something I’ve got to show you.

Gwen: You watching?
Jack: I’m here. And I’ve opened up the radio link. Make your message.
Gwen: This is the truth for the whole world to see. We let our government build concentration camps. They built ovens for people in our names. Now I don’t care if the whole of society bends over and takes this like a dog. I’m saying, No. {she blows the complex}
Jack: That’s my girl.

Voice: Lenses.
Gwen: What did you just say?
Voice: Lenses.

Voice: We have your mother. We have your husband. We have your child.
Gwen: Who are you? What do you want? What do you want?!
Voice: Bring us Jack.

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Immortal Sins

Jack: I’m tied down. Oo. Why am I tied down?
Gwen: They’re in my eyes.
Jack: What?
Gwen: They’re in my eyes. The contacts. They’re in my eyes. Somebody’s taken Anwen, Rhys, my mother, the whole bloody family. And they’ve said if I bring you they’ll let them go unharmed.

Jack: I want to talk to the lenses. Look at me so I can talk to them.
Gwen: Oh, why do you always keep thinking you can tell me what to do.
Jack: Pull over or look into the rearview. Just please. Let me talk to them.
Gwen: Don’t cock this up, okay?

Gwen: God, you’ve lived so long you can’t remember half of it. Now you think—think! What the hell have you done?

Jack: If their grammar was wrong it could mean English is not their first language.
Gwen: I didn’t notice anything wrong with it.
Jack: You’re Welsh. You wouldn’t notice if the vowels were missing.
Gwen: Button it!

Voice: He always lies.
Gwen: Oh. Whoever this is, they know you.

Gwen: It’s me.
Jack: What do you mean?
Gwen: It’s me. I caused this. I made this happen. I knew Torchwood was toxic. Right from the moment I joined, the very first day. But I stayed.
Jack: I’m glad you did.
Gwen: Yeah. Stop being so nice. We left nice behind a hundred miles back. I’m trying to be honest, okay? Because you know what the worst thing is of all? Of all the shit we have seen, all the bloodshed, all the horror—do you know what is worse than all of that? I loved it. I bloody loved it. And I’d keep telling Rhys I was sorry, and I’d say to little Anwen I’m sorry. But I loved it so much. I knew things no one else knew and, oh, I felt so special. And when we lost people, it was so so big. And I could say it was worth it. ‘Cause the bigger it was, the more important I was. And the more people we lost, the more that meant I was a survivor and I was better than them.

Gwen: Have you got what I’m saying to you, Jack? What I’m saying is, No more! Because I know exactly what you’re thinking, Jack. “She won’t do this, not really. Not my Gwen.” “No, Gwen, she can’t hurt me. Gwen loves me. She’d never harm me” and well this is about my daughter. And I swear for her sake I will see you killed like a dog right in front of me if it means her back in my arms. Understood?
Jack: Understood. And let me tell you. Now that I’m mortal, I’m gonna hang onto this with everything I’ve got. I love you, Gwen Cooper, but I will rip your skin from your skull before I let you take this away from me. Understood?
Gwen: Understood.

Gwen: I feel like I know you now better than I’ve ever done before.
Jack: Yeah. Right at the end.
Gwen: Right at the end.

Gwen: And you, you’re gonna live.
Jack: It’s a talent of mine.
Gwen: And I did mean what I said.
Jack: So did I.
Gwen: Good. And as for you, you better pray that death comes back this planet before I’m finished with you.
Jack: So tell us who you are. Before I let her loose.

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End of the Road

Colasanto Residence, Nevada, U.S.A.

Olivia: He talked about you all the time, Jack. This immortal man in old New York. He never forgot.
Rex: You telling me the whole world got screwed because two gay guys had a hissy fit?
Gwen: Rex, get back in your cave.

Rex: What the hell’s going on with the stock market?
Olivia: They’re falling. It’s been inevitable since Miracle Day. Which I reckon is part of the plan.
Gwen: So you put a gun to my daughter’s head for what?For this? So you could get your revenge on Jack?
Olivia: We weren’t rying to hurt you. I was carrying out my grandfather’s final wish. To keep you safe.
Gwen: So you don’t want them dead—
Olivia: Wait wait wait. Do you mean you were protecting me?
Gwen: Funny way of going about it.
Olivia: There’s a crucial instruction. My grandfather cared for you. I don’t. You might be important in some way we’ve yet to work out so it’s best to keep you intact. But that’s as far as the sentiment goes.
Gwen: So why the… hell… you know…eh… bollocks. Start again. Any chance of a drink?

Gwen: Hold on though. He didn’t cause this. Angelo didn’t cause the Miracle?
Olivia: No. He lived this long through natural means.

Gwen: It doesn’t make sense. I mean Rex, he’d know they’d be tracing him.

Gwen: Jack, did we just join the CIA?
Jack: I think we did.

Gwen: Come on, what’s wrong? Are we in trouble?
Jack: Yes.
Gwen: Are we in trouble because he died?
Jack: Yeah.
Gwen: But why?

Gwen: I think we’ve been manipulated for decades.
Rhys: Yeah but what for? I mean, where’s it all heading?
Gwen: I don’t know. It’s not like the old days of Torchwood. I mean, we knew what we were fighting there, but this—this is like the whole world is changing. And we’re just so tiny.

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