Torchwood Series 1

Ghost Machine

2006.10.29    S0103

Ben McKay  Gareth Thomas  John Normington

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Gwen: I’ve lost him, Tosh. I’ve lost him.
Tosh: I swear, whatever it is, you’re holding it.

Jack: Gwen? Are you all right?
Gwen: I’ve just seen a ghost.

Owen: Intense emotions can be part of a neurological event. Hallucinations. Dementia.
Gwen: I wasn’t hallucinating, Owen. And I’m not bloody senile.
Jack: You pushed this button and that caused this apparition moment?
Gwen: Yeah. {Jack starts fiddling with the device}. Jack, no!
Jack: As if.

Jack: Run a full check. Births, marriages, deaths. Criminal record, passports. However long it takes, wherever he is, we’ll find him.
Owen: Found him…. Thomas Erasmus Flanagan. 74 Brynaeron Terrace. Butetown. He’s in the phonebook.

Dad, visitors. It’s the police.
Tom Flanagan (John Normington): Oh! Caught up with me at last, have you?

Gwen: Now that’s not a Welsh accent, isn’t it?
Tom Flanagan: No. Lived here sixty-six years and still sound like a barrow boy. I was evacuated during the war. 1941. The Germans bombing the hell out of the East End.

Rhys: Gwen, I can live with all the Secret Squirrel stuff, but if you can’t even tell me if you’re coming home—
Gwen: Well, nagging isn’t helping.
Rhys: Right. Well that’s me told.

Owen: Got anywhere with that mystery object?
Jack: Gorgeous nanotechnology. Makes NASA look like Toys ‘r’ Us.

Jack: Human emotion is energy. You can’t always see it or hear it, but you can feel it. Ever had deja vu? Felt someone walk over your grave? Ever felt someone behind you in an empty room? Well there was. There always is.
Gwen: A ghost.

Jack: For a case to be reopened you’d need new evidence or a new witness.
Owen: I saw it happen.
Jack: No you didn’t! You weren’t there. You saw an echo of a moment amplified by alien technology. So just tell me how that will play in court.
Owen: Well since when did we care about court?

Jack about the guns: You need to know how to use these. Though I hope you never have to.
Gwen: So do I? … I’m sorry, it’s just, I don’t even kill spiders in the bath.
Jack: Nor do I. Not with a gun.

Gwen: When do you go home? You seem to live here. You don’t, do you?
Jack: Gotta be ready. Twenty-first century’s when it all changes. And I hate to commute.
Gwen: Where do you sleep?
Jack: I don’t.
Gwen: Doesn’t it get lonely at night?

Rhys: Look, I don’t mind you working all the hours. I really don’t. Just as long as you still want to come home at the end of it all.
Gwen: I do. I’m here. And you’re gorgeous.

Bernie Harris (Ben McKay): Don’t hurt me, please. I got asthma!
Owen: I’m not gonna hurt ya. I’m gonna bloody kill ya.

Bernie: Aren’t you going to arrest me?
Jack: No. We’re not the police.
Bernie: But I robbed that.
Jack: I know.
Bernie: And you’re going to rob it back off me.
Jack: So call the cops.

Bernie: I’m gonna die. I’ve seen it happen. Out there on the road. I’m just lying there, bleeding, and then I die. Just like I am now. Not old.
Gwen: What do you mean?
Bernie: I’m going to be 20 in July.

Jack: Whatever you saw, what Bernie saw, might not happen.
Gwen: Might not. Can’t we find out? You’ve got all this stuff—alien stuff. Isn’t there anything that can help?
Jack: I’m sorry.
Gwen: I wish we’d never found it. Poor Bernie seeing himself dead.

Ed Morgan (Gareth Thomas): I knew you’d find me in the end. I knew you’d come for me. I’ve been waiting for years. {seeing Gwen} You come for me too?

Tosh: He wanted to die. He would have found a way no matter what.
Owen: I screwed up, I know I did. But, um, but I didn’t kill him. I could have, but I didn’t.
Gwen: No, I did.
Jack: Tosh is right, it could have been any of us..
Tosh: What about that?
Jack: The problem with seeing the future is you can’t just sit and look at it. You’ve got to try and change things. Make it happen differently. It’s not meant for us. All these ghosts, we’d be lost.

Jack: The city will be awake soon. All those people. All that energy.
Gwen: All those ghosts.