What, you mean Wales is separate? It's like the British equivalent of New Jersey.
Played by: Mekhi Phifer (2011-present)
A hard-boiled CIA agent with zero patience for Torchwood's antics, Miracle Day's weirdness or Jack's... everything. Gets impaled on Miracle Day and has to live on with a giant hole in his heart (literally, and perhaps figuratively). Is very reluctantly roped into joining Torchwood.
Arbitrary Skepticism: Immortality? Ok. Jack is several centuries old? Ridiculous. He also doesn't believe that aliens are the cause behind Miracle Day, and dismisses claims that Torchwood got their tech offworld.
Despair Event Horizon: Met when he witnesses Vera's execution in the overflow camps. Taken Up to Eleven when Esther is shot, and he has to make the choice to end the Miracle, ensuring that Esther dies.
Determinator: Have an injury obtained from being impaled in the heart by a pole? No problem, just keep on going and find a way to end the Miracle. Nothing gets in the way of Rex when he sets out to accomplish a goal.
Healing Factor: At the end of the series, after having transplanted huge amounts of Jack's blood into himself to reverse the Miracle by introducing Jack's blood on both ends of the Blessing, it appears that he's now gained Jack's immortality.
Hypocrite: He calls Esther out for visiting her sister in an attempt to say goodbye before the shit hit the fan. Never mind that, not twenty minutes later in the episode, Rex does the exact same thing only with his father. To be fair, however, Rex is trained for this sort of thing, while Esther isn't.
Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Emphasis on the Jerk. The Heart of Gold is in there, but it takes the Torchwood crew a bit to actually find it. He's also a casual homophobe, which is a source of endless entertainment for Jack.
The Lancer: Which annoys him to no end. Torchwood's methods are too unprofessional for his taste.
But when he sees just what the government is doing to the Category 1s, he finally cuts all ties to them and now officially considers himself a member of Torchwood... at least to a certain degree.
By "The Gathering", Torchwood's lack of professionalism has actually become an in-joke between him and the other members. When he quickly finds out where they're hiding due to Gwen's presence, everyone laughs to themselves.
Break the Cutie: She tried to make sure her sister Sarah's children were taken care of by calling Social Services. Instead of working with her as she had hoped, they had Sarah committed and put the children into foster care. Of course, she only has herself to blame for not seeing it coming, since Sarah had boarded up every window out of fear of the miracle.
Now Sarah's trying to get herself set up as a Category 1 so she can die, since she feels she has no soul.
Even Better! Sarah also volunteered her kids to be Category 1.
And once more! Esther gets fatally shot in "The Blood Line", and there's the Hope Spot of Rex and Jack surviving... only Esther's Killed Off for Real.
Combat Pragmatist: Justified - since she's not a trained fighter, the one time we've seen her fighting for her life she reacts like anyone desperate would and goes for the eyes, crotch, etc.
Heroic BSOD: She has a breakdown after seemingly making Maloney a Category 1, which is about as close to killing someone as you can during the time of the Miracle. Made worse when Maloney still tries to kill her.
Looks like someone changed the rules. Miracles got... easy.
Played by Arlene Tur (2011)
Rex's doctor, whose first instinct when Miracle Day happens is to join as many medical panels and discussion groups as possible. Realises soon enough that talking won't save the world, and joins Torchwood.
Easily Forgiven: At the start of the series he's one of the most reviled men in all of America, even the police want to kick his ass. Then he cries on TV and people tweet with the hashtag #forgive so much it trends and apparently that means he's been redeemed.
"End of the Road" makes a distinction here: as a celebrity, people idolize him. As a man, they still hate him.
Faux Affably Evil: Danes could give his Expy Freddy a run for his money. Pullman managed to create a friendly persona for Danes before reminding us why exactly this guy was evil incarnate.
Go Out with a Smile: Goes out ranting about how all the "bad little girls go to hell" and the girl he killed will be there and she'd better run faster, while blowing himself up.
Heel Face Doorslam: Twice. He seemed to show some interest in reforming himself towards the middle of the series, and starts self-"medicating" to try and adjust himself to society (by hiring a hooker and trying to have a proper date). Unfortunately, he gets venomously made fun of for it, and violently storms off. Later he aligns himself with Torchwood, but the Blessing shows him his "true self", at which point he drops his remaining denial.
Hidden Badass: Managed to shadow (ie: stalk) Torchwood while on the run.
Villain with Good Publicity: Offered to him by Jilly. He turns it down, at first, but after some police brutality decides it might be a good idea. Unfortunately for him, that popularity was engineered to be temporary, which he finds out to his later horror.
Villainous Breakdown: Appears to have suffered one live on TV. He goes through another one in the season finale upon seeing the Blessing. This was brought on because the Blessing, when seen in person, shows someone their true self.
Frankly I think if the Devil himself were to walk this earth, he'd need representation.
Played by: Lauren Ambrose (2011-present)
A mouthy Phicorp PR woman with impossible amounts of lipstick and her conscience very neatly tucked away. Thinks she can cope with Oswald Danes.
Jumped at the Call a dark example, when representative of the three families in Shanghai offers her the vaguely ominous job of "Writing History" she gladly and immediately accepts.
Karma Houdini: Sure, she ends up on the run from the CIA, but she escapes and gets recruited to work for the Families directly.
Lady in Red Her outfits usually involve a lot of this color, plus her hair and very prominent lipstick. It conveys her aggresive and amoral aproach to most endeavors, and is very notoriously absent while in disgrace in her final scene.
Not Quite Dead: She trips during the escape from the Shanghai facility and is apparently caught up in the explosion. She actually makes it out without a scratch, going how by she looks not long after.
Opportunistic Bastard: An opportunist, fast talking PR rep, she was mostly concerned with getting work. She represented the evil cooperation and the crazy murderer/child molester even she admitted was off putting, but her loyalties lie with whatever will get her to the top. Before approaching the murderer, she approached a doctor working with the heroes for the exact opposite goals.
Woman in White In her final scene, in great contrast with her usual Lady in Red outfits. Her usual flowing hair is tied on a ponytail, she wears a simple white blouse and just a little pale pink lipstick, all of this represents that she has become a desperate mess, she quickly gets better.
One of Jack's many ex-lovers. He met Jack in 1920s New York, and the two of them were bootleggers together.
We are everywhere. We are always. We are no one. And soon the families will rise.
Affably Evil: The finale shows Cousin and Mother to be the epitome of this. Mother is courteous, and speaks wonderfully of Jack and the Blessing. Cousin speaks with a tone that makes him seem like a preacher. Both of them constantly speak in nice, calm tones, with smiles on their faces... even as they explain their plan to take over the world, and rid the world of the weak, sick, and the poor.
Mysterious Past: Jack had dealings with them in the past, though the reference is vague enough that even he doesn't seem to remember the incident. It turns out that it has to do with three businessmen who offered to buy him when his immortality was discovered by a butcher.
Which is actually correct: Since the three men they are descended from had over a thousand descendants (whose names have been wiped out), they are no one, and they have spread throughout the world, so they are everywhere.