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Series 2 of Torchwood ran between 16 January and 4 April 2008. It starred John Barrowman as Jack Harkness, Eve Myles as Gwen Cooper, Burn Gorman as Owen Harper, Naoko Mori as Toshiko Sato, Gareth David-Lloyd as Ianto Jones and Freema Agyeman as Martha Jones for episodes 6, 7, and 8. The series opened with Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang and concluded with Exit Wounds.


It consisted of thirteen stories and thirteen episodes. The first episode saw James Marsters appear as John Hart. It included glimpses of the 51st century and the First World War. Freema Agyeman guest starred as Martha Jones from episode 6 to episode 8.

The opening monologue spoken by John Barrowman was revised for this season; instead of saying how "you" have to be ready because in the 21st century "everything changes", it was now a more proactive statement, saying, "Torchwood is ready."




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Episode Number Title Writer(s) Director Notes
1 Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang Chris Chibnall Ashley Way Introduction of Captain John Hart. Jack returns to Torchwood Three.
2 Sleeper James Moran Colin Teague First appearance of a mind probe in a post-revival Doctor Who-related production.
3 To the Last Man Helen Raynor Andy Goddard Debut of the World War I-era Torchwood team.
4 Meat Catherine Tregenna Colin Teague Rhys learns about Torchwood.
5 Adam Andy Goddard First appearance of Gray.
6 Reset J. C. Wilsher Ashley Way Martha Jones joins Torchwood Three. Death of Owen Harper.
7 Dead Man Walking Matt Jones Andy Goddard Resurrection of Owen Harper.
8 A Day in the Death Joseph Lidster Martha returns to UNIT.
9 Something Borrowed Phil Ford Ashley Way Marriage of Gwen & Rhys.
10 From Out of the Rain Peter J. Hammond Jonathan Fox Bassett
11 Adrift Chris Chibnall Mark Everest
12 Fragments Jonathan Fox Bassett Reintroduction of John Hart and Gray. Backstory revealed for all Torchwood Three members prior to Gwen's arrival. Debut of the Victorian era Torchwood team.
13 Exit Wounds Ashley Way Death of Toshiko Sato and Owen Harper. Final televised appearance of John Hart, and final appearance of Gray.

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