Torchwood Series 4

The Categories of Life


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

Dr. Juarez: Excuse me, I’m on the medical panels. Where is everybody?
Aide: Oh, you didn’t get the email? Sorry. Those are done.
Dr. Juarez: Those are done? How are they done?
Aide: The report was sent to Congress today. The HHS secretary took it directly to the President. Now that the categories have been finalized it clears the way for a lot of legislation.
Dr. Juarez: Categories? What categories?
Aide: The categories of life.
Dr. Juarez: What does that mean?
Aide: Instead of dead or alive there are now three categories.

Rex: Dr. Juarez. I was right. I knew you’d call me back.
Dr. Juarez: Oh I’m doing a lot more than that. I’m joining the cause. Whatever you’re doing to fight this miracle, count me in. They just took control of life and death.

Newscaster: Under the Emergency Miracle Law, anybody designated as category one or category two must be taken to the new overflow camps. The scheme is already underway in the United Kingdom with the Prime Minister calling this a new age of care and compassion.

Gwen: Who’s with Anna?
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.

Gwen: That looks like an old army barracks.
Mary: Closed down in 1996. Reopened two days ago. Designated an official overflow camp. {LOCAL FARMER says: “THEY GO IN, BUT NO ONE COMES OUT”} That’s where they’ve taken your father. And that’s where you’re going. To get him out.

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.

Military Officer: Given time we will have this facility open. And happy. And running like clockwork with access for all. But right now we have cholera. And dysentery. And swine flu. And every single patient needs immediate definition under the three categories. So it’s a lock down. No one is allowed in and no one is allowed out. When the situation changes we’ll let you know.

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.

Venice Beach, California, U.S.A.

Esther: Do you think I’m useless?
Jack: No. I think you’re new to all this.
Esther: Yeah, but I’m CIA.
Jack: So’s Rex. But he’s just pretending. And that’s the big secret, Esther. At times like these, the game goes to the person who speaks with the loudest voice. But pretty much everyone just wishes their mother was here.

Rex: Vera, this is Jack Harkness.
Jack: We keep meeting. It’s like destiny.
Rex: Yeah. He likes to call himself Captain Jack, but I’m not buying it.

Jack: We’re a bit short of room.
Vera: That’s okay.
Jack: But I suppose you two… I mean, you’re gonna share. Or is that none of my business? I mean, you’re both… Didn’t you?
Vera: I’ll sleep on the floor.
Rex: Yeah, thanks for nothing.
Jack: Sorry, my mistake. Or are you not buying that too?

Jack: Torchwood is go!

Vera: So this name. Torchwood. You’re like investigators?
Jack: More like freedom fighters.
Vera: That makes you sound like terrorists.

Rex: Wait a minute. When I got hurt I should have died. And I was category one. But now I’m healing. So I’m category two. So which one am I?
Vera: Well that’s the point. People don’t fit categories.
Jack: Worse than that, this process has given the United Nations a definition for life, which is therefore a definition of death. The government now has the more to decide whether you’re dead or alive. No one should have that much control.

Rex: I still don’t see it though. What does Phicorp get out of this? I mean how do they profit?
Vera: You think they caused the miracle?
Rex: Well they had advanced knowledge but they just deal in pharmaceuticals. It’s gotta be bigger than that.
Vera: So you’re just looking for someone behind Phicorp?
Rex: Right.
Esther: And whoever that is, maybe they need the overflow camps for a reason. Because I have been looking into the NORAD satellites and the building specs—sorry, I’ve been overlaying documents. Look. This is our nearest overflow camp in San Pedro. These are the specs that we got from the Phicorp server. Spot the difference? Look at the building on the plans. It’s called the module. But where is it on the photograph?
No module.
Jack: There’s a module on the plans, but not on the photos. It doesn’t exist.
Gwen: No. Hang on. I heard somebody refer to the module today.
Esther: Exactly. And that’s what I’ve been wanting to show you.
The module’s been masked. That’s what they do in military installations.
Esther: That’s right. So I went into NORAD and I got the undoctored photographs. The buildings exist. Half of these are old army camps just being converted. And now anything [??] the module is just hidden from view so we can’t see what’s going on.

Vera: They could be cultivating. Making diseases to make more customers. Using category one patients like petri dishes.
Esther: It could explain the rush to strip away their human rights.

Rex: Infiltration is specialized work and this time I’m pulling rank. I’m the only one that can get to the heart of this category one thing and you know why? {he opens his shirt} Because I’ve had this.

Jack: I’m going with you. I don’t know, I could be your… assistant.
Esther: We told you, not a chance. That assassin said
that you’re too connected. And besides, you’re too fragile, Mortal Man. {she kisses him on the cheek}
Jack: All I get is a kiss?
Esther: You look after yourself. You’re unique. You’re Category Jack.

Jilly: Here is a rough draft of what they want you to say. The key word is revelation. You say revelation, the Phicorp logo comes up, and I mean massive. They actually put “revelation” in all caps.
Danes: Why was this written out for me? I’d rather use my own words.
Jilly: Oh really? Oswald. That’s sweet. Take it.

San Pedro Overflow Camp, U.S.A.

Colin Maloney: Look at you, you’re thin as a twig. Bet you’d snap easily.
Vera: I’m getting there, yeah.

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

Miracle Rally, Los Angeles, U.S.A.

Jilly: Here’s a new copy of the speech. They’ve added some stuff in about a lifetime of penitence, etc.
Danes: I understood that I was supposed to have a dressing room. Did they run out?
Jilly: Hm? No. No. There’s plenty of dressing rooms. Actually I just checked. You’d be surprised—genuinely chic. I’d imagined this place to be all concrete.
Danes: Where’s mine?
Jilly: Tiny little problem. Certain other people in certain other dressing rooms, they don’t want you anywhere near them. And we’re talking pretty serious names here. It’s a definite ixnay on the Oswald—
Danes: But that’s your job! You represent me! You get me a room!
Jilly: Don’t get angry. Careful with the blood lust. It’s showing.

Colin Maloney: I want you to meet Ralph. He’s my personal escort when I’m on the lot.
Col. Ralph Trane (Fred Koehler): Good to meet you, Doctor.
Vera: You too, Ralph.

Colin Maloney: This is my first tour but I think we might get some important people wanting to visit, you know? We got a line on Hilary I’m feeling really good about.
Vera: Hillary Clinton?
Colin Maloney: Duff. Hilary Duff.

Cowbridge Overflow Camp, Wales, U.K.

Geraint: What are you wearing? Pajamas?

San Pedro Overflow Camp, U.S.A.

Rex: This must be the module. I’m inside. As you can see they, ah, they treat the patients like objects. {he checks a wall}. This wall is cold. I was thinking it might be brick, but… ceramic, maybe? These people are still alive. I’m starting to think I’m in a refrigeration unit. …Just for the record. This man’s warm. Which seems strange in this cold place.

Vera: Do you realize what happens when you make somebody One?
Maloney: I think we should step outside. We’re disturbing the patients.
Vera: What else are you hiding?

Vera: That’s why a system like this is never going to work. Because it’s always going to be run by men like you!
Maloney: So what are you going to do, what are you going to do? Report me?
Vera: Oh I’m going to do more than that. I’m going to have you prosecuted.
Maloney: Oh you’re so full of it.
Vera: You’re going to be prosecuted for causing harm to those people in your care. And you will be found guilty as charged. I guarantee you’re going to jail, you stupid little man.

Ralph: Colin, think what you’re going to say, okay? ‘Cause someone’s gotta hear those gunshots.
Maloney: It was a door. It was a door! Hear that? Hear that everybody? It was a door! It was only the door! Get me a car.

Ralph: What is this place?
Maloney: Okay, take the car. I’ll walk back. You didn’t see anything, okay?
Ralph: Colin, you’ve just got to stop and think. This is murder.
Maloney: No it can’t be. Don’t you get that? It’s a brand new world, Ralph. A world without death. Which means there is no murder.

Ms. Kitzinger. Just wanted to say, you’re doing a very good job.
Jilly: Thank you. And you are?
Oh this isn’t about me. You’re the one being noticed.
Jilly: By who?
The right people.
Jilly: Good.

Oswald: Jack Harkness. I could accuse you of having an obsession with me.
Jack: What happens after this, Oswald? When the fever dies down and the world wakes up to the fact that a murderer’s standing center stage? Somewhere out there those men are waiting for you in the dark.

Jack: You’re about to go out on stage and talk to the world with a happy little Phicorp speech, yeah? But you could use this moment, Oswald. Here’s your speech. Say those words instead. Phicorp knew about the miracle. They’ve been ready for years. That’s the proof, all written down. Ready for everyone to hear it.
Oswald: You want my help.
Jack: I want anyone’s help. I’ve never dealt with anything like this. It’s way beyond me.

Jack: End the miracle. And you can die. You’re cursed with intelligence. Clever enough to know who you are. And wise enough to want it to end. You help me and I promise I will help you to die.

Jilly: Who are you?!
Jack: Don’t miss the speech.
Jilly: One more thing, soldier. {he turns and she snaps his photo}

Oswald: The truth is I know what I am. I know what you are too. Yes, I do. Each and every one of you. Because I know for certain what has happened to the human race. I know, because this has happened before. Fifty thousand years BC. What’s called the great leap forward. Human beings suddenly, we started to bury our dead. We created art and money. And love. They loved. They learned to love. We made a leap from animal to human. ANd now, right now, in our very own lifetimes it has happened again. The next great leap. We have made it from animal to human to what? This is the question. After Miracle Day, what are we now? I know. This is something I know. Because I am the man who has lost Heaven forever. So I can feel the truth of it. I’m telling you, man has risen again! Now, he has a new name. And his name is Angel. Angel. Angel. We are angels. We have been helped. We have been purified. We have been given life unending. We are the first angels on Earth. And I promise you this, there are even those who have been planning for this. The agents of angels in this brand new world. I’m telling you right now, they stand amongst us. Yes! For this is my revelation!

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.