Torchwood: Season 2 (2008)


Season 2

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Air date: Jan 26, 2008
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The second season of Russell T. Davies' popular "Doctor Who" spin-off begins with the return of Capt. Jack Harkness (John Barrowman), Torchwood's enigmatic leader, who mysteriously vanished in the Season 1 finale. The team has plenty of questions regarding his whereabouts, but they'll have to wait. There's a more pressing issue at hand---the arrival of Jack's old partner Capt. John Hart (James Marsters), a rogue Time Agent with an unclear agenda. Season 2 finds the Torchwood team encountering people from the 51st century and World War I, including a handsome soldier whom Toshiko Sato (Naoko Mori) falls for; a memory thief who reveals hidden secrets about each of them; and an entity that may actually be Death itself. There is also a "Doctor Who" crossover with the Doctor's companion Martha Jones (Freema Agyeman), who arrives in Cardiff to help investigate a series of mysterious deaths. A darker side of Torchwood comes to light later in the season when Gwen Cooper (Eve Myles) probes the disappearance of some local teens and Jack demands she call off her investigation, obstructing her attempts to find them. And it's finally revealed how Capt. Jack, Toshiko, Owen Harper (Burn Gorman) and Ianto Jones (Gareth David-Lloyd) came to join the Torchwood team. On the relationship front, Gwen's fiancé Rhys Williams (Kai Owen) finally learns the truth about her day job. They eventually tie the knot, but not without an alien shape shifter threatening to ruin their big day. And it's revealed that Tosh has feelings for Owen, which may not be reciprocated, and the relationship between Jack and Ianto runs deeper than a friendship.


John Barrowman
as Captain Jack Harkness
Eve Myles
as Gwen Cooper
Burn Gorman
as Owen Harper
Naoko Mori
as Toshiko Sato
Indira Varma
as Suzie Costello
Gareth David-Lloyd
as Ianto Jones
Kai Owen
as Rhys Jones
Paul Kasey
as Weevil
James Marsters
as Captain John Hart
Tom Price
as PC Andy
Freema Agyeman
as Martha Jones
Murray Melvin
as Bilis Manger
Louise Delamere
as Diane Holmes
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Critic Reviews for Torchwood Season 2

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (2)

The actors do a superb job throughout the series, both the main characters and the numerous side characters who come in for one or more episodes.

Jun 15, 2018 | Full Review…

A definite improvement over its first season, Torchwood season two features more ambitious and emotionally involving stories.

May 9, 2018 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

"Torchwood" gets off to a lighter, more rousing start in its second season premiere. There's a better balance between the darker and lighter elements, a mix of relationship drama and character comedy.

Jan 16, 2008 | Full Review…

Torchwood can be jolly, if winceable, fun, but it's also tonally weird.

Jan 16, 2008 | Rating: B | Full Review…

Even the mildest fan of outer space adventures should enjoy the return of the cheeky British series "Torchwood."

Jan 16, 2008 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Torchwood: Season 2

  • May 31, 2018
    This is the good climactic version to the sires and i would recommend it to people in the us, uk, ca, and Au
  • Mar 07, 2016
    Honestly this is my favorite show, and my favorite season. The way RTD writes never fails to amaze, confuse, and bring laughter to me. The side characters get more depth in this season– mostly Ianto and Toshiko more than the last season. The show as a whole is pretty diverse, and features casual LGBT* relationships that arent just there for viewer count. It's really an amazing show and I completely recommend it if you're in to half comedic, half existential and creepy scifi themes.

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