Torchwood: Believe

Torchwood Believe
Torchwood: Believe

Regular Cast

John Barrowman (Captain Jack Harkness), Gareth David-Lloyd (Ianto Jones), Eve Myles (Gwen Cooper), Burn Gorman (Owen Harper), Naoko Mori (Toshiko Sato), Mac McDonald (Steve Ross), Lois Meleri Jones (Andromeda), Mali Harries (Val Ross), Arthur Darvill (Frank Layton), Rhian Blundell (Erin), Chris Rankin (Val’s Assistant), Lloyd Merh (Davey Russell), Jennifer Sims (Grey), Aled ap Steffan (Grey). Other parts played by members of the cast.

Synopsis

The Church of the Outsiders believe that mankind is about to evolve, to reach out into the stars. Owen Harper believes that Torchwood has to do whatever it takes to stop them.

Written by: Guy Adams
Directed by: Scott Handcock

Plot

EPISODE TWO

Davey Russell sets up his video camera and records a message for the world, saying that humanity must let go of the Earth and ascend into the stars. He says to praise the Outsiders and Captain Jack Harkness before dousing himself in petrol and setting himself alight.

In the Hub, Owen tells Jack, Gwen, Ianto and Tosh about Steve Ross and the Church of the Outsiders, identifying Val Ross and Frank Layton as the Church’s current leaders and Andromeda Ross as a good way in. When Jack asks how this is relevant to Torchwood, Owen tells them that the Greys have stolen from a UNIT storage facility and shows him Davey Russell’s video.

Although Jack refuses to be a part of it, Owen sends Gwen to find Andromeda, who is on the run from the Church, Ianto to sign up for the Church and Tosh to London to extract information from Layton, guided by Owen. Tosh joins Layton at a restaurant and flirts with him whilst Gwen forces her way into Andromeda’s hotel room, running with her from the Greys. Ianto is accepted into the Church and is made Erin Lewis’s co-pilot.

Tosh goes home with Layton, planning to sedate him. However, when he declines to drink, Owen encourages her to pretend that he is someone else and have sex with him, searching his house once he is asleep. She does so, taking control of the situation and forcing Owen to listen, taunting him about his inability to have an erection. Layton catches her searching through his things and points a gun at her.

Gwen and Andromeda are on their way to the Hub when the Greys ram Gwen’s car. The Greys go to have a look and one says that they think that they might have killed them.

EPISODE TWO

Erin Lewis has a consultation with Val Ross and tells her that she is hopeful that aliens will be better than humans and that she is sick of being lied to. She meets her co-pilot Ianto, going by the name John Davies, and introduces him to the commune, doing his first consultation. They bond at dinner, where she tells him about the Greys. He updates Owen. At night, Ianto is caught spying on the Greys in the West Wing and pretends that he wants to join. They taze him.

Tosh is saved from Layton by Owen, who breaks in and shoots him dead, not knowing that Layton had been bluffing and had told her to leave. Owen tells her to collect some of his papers and his laptop whilst he makes it look like a burglary, but she refuses and leaves.

A Grey ties Ianto down and threatens to replace his body parts if he does not tell him who sent him. The Grey sedates him. Meanwhile, Gwen regains consciousness in Andromeda’s house, escaping with her to the Hub, and Tosh saves Owen as he is chased and shot at by Layton’s security. She berates him for what he has put her through.

Ianto awakens in his own bed, unsure of how he got there, and tells Owen that the Church are going to be doing a live broadcast on Outsiders TV. Ianto and Erin go to the assembly, where Jack is welcomed onto the stage and gives a speech telling the Outsiders that, as a traveller in space and time, they are right. In the Hub, Andromeda pulls a gun on Gwen and makes her let the Greys in. Jack hangs himself as a display of his immortality and declares himself the new leader of the Church.
Episode Three

Flashing back, Jack approaches Val and demonstrates his immortality by making her stab him, saying that he is Home stellar. He briefly meets Davey Russell, who recognises him from the Internet, at a lecture. As Ianto is meeting Erin for the first time, Jack meets Val in heroffice to talk about Davey Russell’s suicide and agrees to go public.

Gwen enables the Hub’s emergency lockdown and switches off the lights, allowing her to escape from Andromeda and the Greys. Owen and Tosh go to help her.

Val has her assistant send tapes of Jack’s resurrection to all major news networks whilst Jack and Ianto are reunited. Jack tells him that he was the one who saved him and goes with him to the West Wing, telling him to spread the footage of his resurrection. Andromeda learns of the Rift and Torchwood’s Rift Manipulator, deciding that she will rip it open and broadcast an extract from the Outsiders’ Manifesto to Centaurus. Jack and Ianto open a file called “Torchwood” which gases them.

The Greys find a Weevil and release it from its cell, only for it to eat one of them. Jack, Ianto and the Grey that tortured Ianto (named Chris) are saved by Erin. Andromeda opens the Rift and makes her broadcast, threatening the safety of the Hub and Cardiff. Gwen, Owen, Tosh and a Grey try to convince her to stop when Jack and Ianto arrive. Jack tells her that nobody is listening to her broadcast and that nobody cares. Tosh closes the Rift.

Gwen arranges for Andromeda to be consigned to Whitecliff and Jack tells her to take her there with all her memories. He goes to Val, who is dealing with the Church being ridiculed for what the news believed was a staged video, and tells her that he has taken down the Church because of her disregard for the lives of Davey Russell and the other members. Ianto approaches Erin, who remains loyal to the Church despite what has happened as it is all that she has.

Owen makes repairs to the Hub and apologises to Tosh for what happened with Layton, a situation that she said was worsened by the fact that she found nothing that they did not already know from him. Gwen takes Andromeda to Whitecliff and tells her that people do not really care about space or aliens.

On a recording of Steve Ross, he gives a lecture and tells his audience that, as long as one believes, it does not matter what anyone says about them.

Trailer

Notes

The full Torchwood team – Captain Jack Harkness, Gwen Cooper, Ianto Jones, Owen Harper and Toshiko Sato – are reunited in this new full-cast drama.

The Torchwood team return for an exciting new mission with aliens, jeopardy and the best and worst of humanity in Torchwood: Believe, coming out this April.

Never before in the monthly Torchwood adventures, nor in the Torchwood Special Releases, has a Big Finish Torchwood adventure featured the full original Torchwood team!

The Church of the Outsiders believe that mankind is about to evolve, to reach out into the stars. Owen Harper believes that Torchwood has to do whatever it takes to stop them.

“It’s been ten years since there’s been an adventure featuring Jack, Gwen, Ianto, Tosh and Owen, ” says writer Guy Adams, “and coming up with something big enough – and complex enough – to need them was great fun. After all, taking down an entire religion isn’t easy. But if anyone can do it…”

John Barrowman (Doctor Who, Arrow, Legends of Tomorrow) returns as Captain Jack Harkness, joined by Eve Myles (Broadchurch, Victoria) as Gwen Cooper, Gareth David-Lloyd (Sherlock Holmes) as Ianto Jones, Burn Gorman (Game of Thrones, The Dark Night Rises) as Owen Harper, and Naoko Mori (Absolutely Fabulous, Spice World) as Toshiko Sato. Also featuring in this adventure is Arthur Darvill (Legends of Tomorrow, Doctor Who, Broadchurch) as the vicious George Layton.

James Goss, producer: “It’s finally happened – we’ve got all five of Torchwood back together! We couldn’t have done it without their increditedible enthusiasm and patience, with them coming to us straight off planes, trains and film sets. They’re all tremendous, and tremendous fun to have in studio.”

Torchwood: Believe is available for pre-order now, and is priced at £23 on CD or £20 on download. More details will be revealed over the coming weeks.

And don’t forget that the thrilling conclusion of Torchwood Aliens Among Us 3 is out next month. Are you ready for the return of Yvonne Hartman to the Torchwood team?

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