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* BrickJoke: Rex is not impressed that he has to pay to cross the Severn Bridge. Some time later, when talking with Jack, Gwen and Rhys, he moans again about “having to pay for this bridge”.


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* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: Rex complains about the tolls on the Severn Bridge into Wales. The tolls would be removed in 2018.


* FridgeHorror: So what about the people in that helicopter Gwen shoots down? Are they reduced to burned but still living husks like the suicide bomber?



* JerkAss: Matheson seriously gives this impression in his first scene, where he is gleefully gloating over the fact that his superior's wife got leukemia, which puts him in line for a promotion. He's later shown to be a BrokenBird and cynic because his family life is in the tubes.

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* JerkAss: {{Jerkass}}: Matheson seriously gives this impression in his first scene, where he is gleefully gloating over the fact that his superior's wife got leukemia, which puts him in line for a promotion. He's later shown to be a BrokenBird and cynic because his family life is in the tubes.


In the hospital, Dr. Vera Juarez (Arlene Tur) explains to Esther that Rex isn't dying. And neither is anyone else. Not anywhere in the world for the past 24 hours. This quickly propels convincted child rapist and murderer Oswald Danes (Bill Pullman) into infamy, when his execution just leaves him in prolonged agony. Danes decides to use his execution as a legal loophole and tries to become a media darling.

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In the hospital, Dr. Vera Juarez (Arlene Tur) explains to Esther that Rex isn't dying. And neither is anyone else. Not anywhere in the world for the past 24 hours. This quickly propels convincted child rapist and murderer Oswald Danes (Bill Pullman) (Creator/BillPullman) into infamy, when his execution just leaves him in prolonged agony. Danes decides to use his execution as a legal loophole and tries to become a media darling.



Despite the RetCon, Esther still manages to figure out a link between the exact moment the last person on earth died and the exact moment the word "Torchwood" was emailed across the world. However, her superior, Brian Friedkin (WayneKnight), is getting orders from some unseen entity that's decidedly not part of the CIA.

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Despite the RetCon, Esther still manages to figure out a link between the exact moment the last person on earth died and the exact moment the word "Torchwood" was emailed across the world. However, her superior, Brian Friedkin (WayneKnight), (Creator/WayneKnight), is getting orders from some unseen entity that's decidedly not part of the CIA.



Jack manages to sneak into a hospital investigation also attended by Dr. Juarez, where he poses as "Dr. Owen Harper, FBI". The doctors uncover the severely mutilated body of the suicide bomber. His remains are spread out across the table, scorched, streched, blackened, smashed -- his neck hanging by a few thin threads while his eyes dart about wildly. Jack suggests severing the head to see what would happen. Although Dr. Juarez protests, the head is cut off and the man remains just as conscious.

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Jack manages to sneak into a hospital investigation also attended by Dr. Juarez, where he poses as "Dr. Owen Harper, FBI". The doctors uncover the severely mutilated body of the suicide bomber. His remains are spread out across the table, scorched, streched, stretched, blackened, smashed -- his neck hanging by a few thin threads while his eyes dart about wildly. Jack suggests severing the head to see what would happen. Although Dr. Juarez protests, the head is cut off and the man remains just as conscious.



** The Rift wasn't mentioned because it [[{{Recap/DoctorWhoS31E13TheBigBang}} never]] [[WordOfGod existed]].



** Matheson calls Wales the "British equivalent of New Jersey". The aborted US-adaptation of ''Series/GavinAndStacey'' was going to use New Jersey as its Wales equivalent.

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** Matheson calls Wales the "British equivalent of New Jersey". The aborted US-adaptation US adaptation of ''Series/GavinAndStacey'' was going to use New Jersey as its Wales equivalent.


** Matheson calls Wales the "British equivalent of New Jersey". The aborted US-adaptation of ''GavinAndStacey'' was going to use New Jersey as its Wales equivalent.

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** Matheson calls Wales the "British equivalent of New Jersey". The aborted US-adaptation of ''GavinAndStacey'' ''Series/GavinAndStacey'' was going to use New Jersey as its Wales equivalent.


* BabiesEverAfter: [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]]. Gwen delivered a healthy baby, Anwen Williams, and would have lived with Rhys in a secluded house where they couldn't be dogged by bounty hunters or assassins still seeking to off Torchwood members. Even though that life was relitively peaceful, they lived ProperlyParanoid with a stockpile of weapons and apprehension toward any unfamiliar faces getting too close for comfort. And then Rex showed up and blew any chance of a "happy" ending sky high, because a helicopter with a heavily armed sniper with tailed him and immediately went gunning for Gwen and her family.

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* BabiesEverAfter: [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]]. Gwen delivered a healthy baby, Anwen Williams, and would have lived with Rhys in a secluded house where they couldn't be dogged by bounty hunters or assassins still seeking to off Torchwood members. Even though that life was relitively relatively peaceful, they lived ProperlyParanoid with a stockpile of weapons and apprehension toward any unfamiliar faces getting too close for comfort. And then Rex showed up and blew any chance of a "happy" ending sky high, because a helicopter with a heavily armed sniper with tailed him and immediately went gunning for Gwen and her family.


* BabiesEverAfter: [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]]. Gwen delivered a healthy baby, Anwen Williams, and would have lived with Rhys in a secluded house where they couldn't be dogged by bounty hunters or assassins still seeking to off Torchwood members. Even though that life was realitively peaceful, they lived ProperlyParanoid with a stockpile of weapons and apprehension toward any unfamiliar faces getting too close for comfort. And then Rex showed up and blew any chance of a "happy" ending sky high, because a helicopter with a heavily armed sniper with tailed him and immediately went gunning for Gwen and her family.

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* BabiesEverAfter: [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]]. Gwen delivered a healthy baby, Anwen Williams, and would have lived with Rhys in a secluded house where they couldn't be dogged by bounty hunters or assassins still seeking to off Torchwood members. Even though that life was realitively relitively peaceful, they lived ProperlyParanoid with a stockpile of weapons and apprehension toward any unfamiliar faces getting too close for comfort. And then Rex showed up and blew any chance of a "happy" ending sky high, because a helicopter with a heavily armed sniper with tailed him and immediately went gunning for Gwen and her family.


->''(Jack, Gwen, Rhys, baby Anwen, and Rex Matheson are in a Jeep being pelted by a helicopter sniper)''
->'''Rhys''': Kid, Jack, for God's sake, there's a kid!
->'''Jack''': I got a present for you in the back!
->'''Rhys''' The baby, Gwen! The baby! The baby.
->'''Jack''': YOU THERE! CIA! DO SOMETHING USEFUL!
->'''Rex''': WALES IS '''INSANE!!''' GET DOWN! [[BattleCry GRRRRAAA!!]]
->''(Rex leaps from the driver's seat and fires the AK-47 Jack had with him at the copter)''
->''(Jack takes the wheel and eventually pulls over; Gwen hefts Jack's present, a'' '''''[[{{BFG}} bazooka]]''''', ''onto her shoulder.)''



->''(Gwen fires the bazooka and scores a direct hit on the helicopter; it sputters and rolls over their heads in mid-air, smashing into the ground with a loud "boom")''
-->-- '''Torchwood''' reforms, aided by '''Rex Matheson''', at the start of the Miracle- still in the cross-hairs of assassins

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->''(Gwen fires the bazooka and scores a direct hit on the helicopter; it sputters and rolls over their heads in mid-air, smashing into the ground with a loud "boom")''
-->-- '''Torchwood''' reforms, aided by '''Rex Matheson''', at the start of the Miracle- still in the cross-hairs of assassins


* WritersCannotDoMath: When the characters are calculating how fast Earth's population is increasing now that no one can die,they count the dead people twice. Explained by WebSite/SFDebris at 9:05 [[http://sfdebris.com/videos/other/miracleday1.php here]]

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* WritersCannotDoMath: When the characters are calculating how fast Earth's population is increasing now that no one can die,they count the dead people twice. Explained by WebSite/SFDebris at 9:05 [[http://sfdebris.com/videos/other/miracleday1.php here]]


* ShoutOut: When Captain Jack approaches Esther he reaches out his hand and says "[[{{Terminator}} Come with me]]."

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* ShoutOut: When Captain Jack approaches Esther he reaches out his hand and says "[[{{Terminator}} "[[Franchise/{{Terminator}} Come with me]]."


* WritersCannotDoMath: When the characters are calculating how fast Earth's population is increasing now that no one can die,they count the dead people twice. Explained by SFDebris at 9:05 [[http://sfdebris.com/videos/other/miracleday1.php here]]

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* WritersCannotDoMath: When the characters are calculating how fast Earth's population is increasing now that no one can die,they count the dead people twice. Explained by SFDebris WebSite/SFDebris at 9:05 [[http://sfdebris.com/videos/other/miracleday1.php here]]


* GenreSavvy: Matheson seems a little ''too'' eager to accept that no one dies, and immediately starts asking questions [[LeaningOnTheFourthWall only the audience would ask]].


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* MetaGuy: Matheson seems a little ''too'' eager to accept that no one dies, and immediately starts asking questions [[LeaningOnTheFourthWall only the audience would ask]].


->'''Rex''': WALES IS '''INSANE!!''' GET DOWN! GRRRRAAA!!

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->'''Rex''': WALES IS '''INSANE!!''' GET DOWN! GRRRRAAA!! [[BattleCry GRRRRAAA!!]]


* JerkAss: Matheson seriously gives this impression in his first scene, where he is gleefully gloating over the fact that his superior's wife got leukemia, which puts him in line for a promotion.

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* JerkAss: Matheson seriously gives this impression in his first scene, where he is gleefully gloating over the fact that his superior's wife got leukemia, which puts him in line for a promotion. He's later shown to be a BrokenBird and cynic because his family life is in the tubes.


* NormallyIWouldBeDeadNow: Oswald, Rex, Geraint, the suicide bomber, presumably whatever is left of the sods in the helicopter, and absolutely everyone else affected by the Miracle who would otherwise have died from an otherwise death-rendering force.

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* NormallyIWouldBeDeadNow: Oswald, Rex, Geraint, the suicide bomber, presumably whatever is left of the sods in the helicopter, and absolutely everyone else affected by the Miracle who would otherwise have would've died from an otherwise death-rendering force.


* InnocentInnuendo: Someone over the phone at the CIA confuses the name "Torchwood" for '''"[[ADateWithRosiePalms Touch Wood]]"'''. Then again, Torchwood Three wasn't too far off from living up to that namesake better than their original moniker with all the naughty shagging going on.

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* InnocentInnuendo: Someone over the phone at the CIA genuinely confuses the name "Torchwood" for '''"[[ADateWithRosiePalms Touch Wood]]"'''. Then again, Torchwood Three wasn't too far off from living up to that namesake better than their original moniker with all the naughty shagging going on.

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