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* "[[Recap/TorchwoodS2E2Sleeper Sleeper]]":
-->"Remember me as I am. Remember Beth."


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-->"Remember me as I am. Remember Beth."


* "Remember me as I am. Remember Beth."

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* "Remember "[[Recap/TorchwoodS2E2Sleeper Sleeper]]":
-->"Remember
me as I am. Remember Beth."


* "[[Recap/TorchwoodS2E8Adam Adam]]":

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* "[[Recap/TorchwoodS2E8Adam "[[Recap/TorchwoodS2E5Adam Adam]]":



* "[[Recap/TorchwoodS2E11Adrift" [[spoiler:Gwen reunites a mother with her time-displaced son, who has (unbeknownst to Gwen) gone insane and the mother can't handle it and ends up rejecting him, even though he still loves her.]]

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* "[[Recap/TorchwoodS2E11Adrift" "[[Recap/TorchwoodS2E11Adrift Adrift]]": [[spoiler:Gwen reunites a mother with her time-displaced son, who has (unbeknownst to Gwen) gone insane and the mother can't handle it and ends up rejecting him, even though he still loves her.]]


* "Out of Time", when [[spoiler: John Ellis breaks down upon meeting his now aged and senile son, and Jack comforts John as he commits suicide]] and when [[spoiler:Diane leaves]].
* "Captain Jack Harkness": the saluting scene and shortly beforehand [[spoiler:the kiss]]. The desperate look in [[spoiler: Real!]]Jack's eyes. And the dance. Oh, the dance. The spotlight shining down on both of them, and everyone else stops dancing, just to watch. It was beautiful and heartbreaking at the same time, since we know [[spoiler: what happens the next day]]. Unfortunately, it's quite possible that Real!Jack, having outed himself so spectacularly, was killed by his own troops.
* "Tell my family...I love them" written by Toshiko ''in her own blood'' in case she doesn't come back.
* "Remember me as I am. Remember Beth."
* "Cyberwoman". Watching Ianto's single-minded obsession with [[spoiler:keeping Lisa alive, all in the vain hope that somewhere, beneath that cold, monstrous cyber programming is some ''shred'' of the woman he fell in love with...]] Dear ''God....''

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* "Out of Time", when [[spoiler: John Ellis breaks down upon meeting his now aged and senile son, and Jack comforts John as he commits suicide]] and when [[spoiler:Diane leaves]].
* "Captain Jack Harkness": the saluting scene and shortly beforehand [[spoiler:the kiss]]. The desperate look in [[spoiler: Real!]]Jack's eyes. And the dance. Oh, the dance. The spotlight shining down on both of them, and everyone else stops dancing, just to watch. It was beautiful and heartbreaking at the same time, since we know [[spoiler: what happens the next day]]. Unfortunately, it's quite possible that Real!Jack, having outed himself so spectacularly, was killed by his own troops.
* "Tell my family...I love them" written by Toshiko ''in her own blood'' in case she doesn't come back.
* "Remember me as I am. Remember Beth."
* "Cyberwoman".
"[[Recap/TorchwoodS1E4Cyberwoman Cyberwoman]]". Watching Ianto's single-minded obsession with [[spoiler:keeping Lisa alive, all in the vain hope that somewhere, beneath that cold, monstrous cyber programming is some ''shred'' of the woman he fell in love with...]] Dear ''God....''



* The [[spoiler:"You're my brave, handsome hero" scene with Toshiko sitting on the bed]] in "To the Last Man".
* "Sleeper" is a very tear haunting episode as a whole.
* "Adrift" [[spoiler:Gwen reunites a mother with her time-displaced son, who has (unbeknownst to Gwen) gone insane and the mother can't handle it and ends up rejecting him, even though he still loves her.]]

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* Poor Lynn Pierce in "[[Recap/TorchwoodS1E5SmallWorlds Small Worlds]]" who not only lost her boyfriend Roy (he might be a jerkass towards her daughter but she did at least care about him at some point), but also her daughter Jasmine, who she still loved deeply despite her talking to "imaginary friends and acting somewhat strange, is taken away by the Fairies to become a Fairy herself with little hope of ever seeing her again. While giving up Jasmine helped protect the world as the Fairies threatened to cause major havoc on the world if they didn't get Jasmine, we are talking about a grieving mother who have to not only lose her boyfriend but forced to give up her only child with no real say in the matter. Her having emotional breakdown and attacking Jack is understandable as she pretty much lost everyone she loves on the same day.
* Eugene Jones' funeral in "[[Recap/TorchwoodS1E9RandomShoes Random Shoes]]". Particularly when his father sings "O Danny Boy".
* "[[Recap/TorchwoodS1E10OutOfTime Out of Time]]", when [[spoiler: John Ellis breaks down upon meeting his now aged and senile son, and Jack comforts John as he commits suicide]] and when [[spoiler:Diane leaves]].
* "[[Recap/TorchwoodS1E12CaptainJackHarkness Captain Jack Harkness]]":
** The saluting scene and shortly beforehand [[spoiler:the kiss]]. The desperate look in [[spoiler: Real!]]Jack's eyes. And the dance. Oh, the dance. The spotlight shining down on both of them, and everyone else stops dancing, just to watch. It was beautiful and heartbreaking at the same time, since we know [[spoiler: what happens the next day]]. Unfortunately, it's quite possible that Real!Jack, having outed himself so spectacularly, was killed by his own troops.
** "Tell my family...I love them" written by Toshiko ''in her own blood'' in case she doesn't come back.
* "Remember me as I am. Remember Beth."
* "[[Recap/TorchwoodS2E2Sleeper Sleeper]]" is a very tear haunting episode as a whole.
* The [[spoiler:"You're my brave, handsome hero" scene with Toshiko sitting on the bed]] in "To "[[Recap/TorchwoodS2E3ToTheLastMan To the Last Man".
Man]]".
* "Sleeper" "[[Recap/TorchwoodS2E8Adam Adam]]":
** The final scene
is a very tear haunting inducing, as Jack opens up the mystery box at the end of the episode as a whole.
and finds it [[spoiler: full of sand from the beach where he grew up.]] And because of the events of the episode, he has no idea what it is or its significance.
** When Jack passes out the memory pills to his team..
-->'''Tosh:''' Knowing there has to be more to life than this. Knowing I'm special. Waiting for someone to see it.
-->'''Jack:''' *smiles* I saw it.
* "Adrift" "[[Recap/TorchwoodS2E11Adrift" [[spoiler:Gwen reunites a mother with her time-displaced son, who has (unbeknownst to Gwen) gone insane and the mother can't handle it and ends up rejecting him, even though he still loves her.]]



* "Adam" the final scene is tear inducing, as Jack opens up the mystery box at the end of the episode and finds it [[spoiler: full of sand from the beach where he grew up.]] And because of the events of the episode, he has no idea what it is or its significance.
* When Jack passes out the memory pills to his team..
-->'''Tosh:''' Knowing there has to be more to life than this. Knowing I'm special. Waiting for someone to see it.
-->'''Jack:''' *smiles* I saw it.
* All of "Exit Wounds". Just pick a scene.

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* "Adam" Seeing who Owen was before Katie died in "[[Recap/TorchwoodS2E12Fragments Fragments]]" and comparing that with the final scene is tear inducing, as Jack opens up bitter man he turned into afterwards. And then comparing ''that'' with the mystery box at the end of the episode and finds it [[spoiler: full of sand from the beach where utter hell he grew up.]] And because of the events of the episode, he has no idea what it is or its significance.
* When Jack passes out the memory pills to
went through as a result, [[spoiler:ending with him joining his team..
-->'''Tosh:''' Knowing there has to be more to life than this. Knowing I'm special. Waiting for someone to see it.
-->'''Jack:''' *smiles* I saw it.
beloved in death... possibly.]]
* All of "Exit Wounds"."[[Recap/TorchwoodS2E13ExitWounds Exit Wounds]]". Just pick a scene.



* Eugene Jones' funeral in "Random Shoes". Particularly when his father sings "O Danny Boy".
* Seeing who Owen was before Katie died, and comparing that with the bitter man he turned into afterwards. And then comparing ''that'' with the utter hell he went through as a result, [[spoiler:ending with him joining his beloved in death... possibly.]]
* Poor Lynn Pierce in "Small Worlds" who not only lost her boyfriend Roy (he might be a jerkass towards her daughter but she did at least care about him at some point), but also her daughter Jasmine, who she still loved deeply despite her talking to "imaginary friends and acting somewhat strange, is taken away by the Fairies to become a Fairy herself with little hope of ever seeing her again. While giving up Jasmine helped protect the world as the Fairies threatened to cause major havoc on the world if they didn't get Jasmine, we are talking about a grieving mother who have to not only lose her boyfriend but forced to give up her only child with no real say in the matter. Her having emotional breakdown and attacking Jack is understandable as she pretty much lost everyone she loves on the same day.


** Their entire conversation leading up to [[spoiler: Owen and Tosh's deaths]] is heart breaking.

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** Their entire conversation leading up to [[spoiler: Owen and Tosh's deaths]] is heart breaking. Owen laments that they never got the date they always planned, because he took so long to realise how he felt about her.


* ''Children of Earth.'' God, where to start? Okay, [[spoiler:Ianto's death]]'s probably a good starter.


* Seeing who Owen was before Katie died, and comparing that with the bitter man he turned into afterwards.

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* Seeing who Owen was before Katie died, and comparing that with the bitter man he turned into afterwards. And then comparing ''that'' with the utter hell he went through as a result, [[spoiler:ending with him joining his beloved in death... possibly.]]


** When Captain John Hart tells Jack, "I am sorry for your losses." Then he kisses Jack on the cheek and leaves. This man is a heartless, deceitful person, and yet he genuinely shows sympathy (or is it empathy?) for the man he claims to love. It's just ''so damn sweet''.

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** When Captain John Hart tells Jack, "I am sorry for your losses." Then he kisses Jack on the cheek and leaves. This man is a heartless, deceitful person, and yet he genuinely shows sympathy (or is it empathy?) for the man he claims to love.loves. It's just ''so damn sweet''.


** The moment when Jack realizes the consequences of the 456's response to his ultimatium and blurts, "Then I take it back, all right? I take it all back, [[spoiler:but not him!"]]
--->[[spoiler:'''Ianto:''' Don't forget me.]]
--->[[spoiler:'''Jack:''' Never could.]]
--->[[spoiler:'''Ianto:''' In a thousand years time, you won't remember me.]]
--->[[spoiler:'''Jack:''' Yes I will. I promise, I will.]]
--->[[spoiler:''Ianto's eyes close'']]
--->[[spoiler:'''Jack''': Ianto? ''Ianto''? Don't leave me, please. Please.]]
*** What makes it even [[UPToEleven more tragic]] is that ''Jack has the ability to revive the recently deceased''. We've seen him do it before --[[spoiler: '''''on Ianto'''''.]] But this time, as he leans down to [[spoiler: try to breathe life into Ianto's lifeless body,]] he's already dying himself and just ''doesn't have the energy'', and collapses. ''[[YankTheDogsChain God]].''
*** And in three seasons of ''Torchwood'' and several of ''Doctor Who'', after being buried alive, [[spoiler: tortured by the Master for a year]], [[spoiler: having the little brother he lost return only to cause destruction and the deaths of two of his friends]], this is the ''only'' time we've ever seen Jack beg -- to [[spoiler: not lose Ianto.]] ''Sniff.''
** Then there's the moment when Gwen [[spoiler:pulls down the sheet covering Ianto's body and adjusts his tie, just slightly]]. Apparently this was the moment which set the cast members off, too.
** The realization that Jack was once [[spoiler: partially responsible for the sacrifice of twelve innocent children]].
** Gwen's monologue at the top of Day Five broaches a question most viewers would have by this point -- where is [[Series/DoctorWho The Doctor]] during this unfolding, planet-spanning, catastrophe? She has an explanation:
--->All those times in history where there was no sign of him...I wanted to know why not. But I don't need to ask anymore. I know the answer now: Sometimes the Doctor must look at this planet and turn away in shame.
** The entire sequence depicting John Frobisher's fate. [[spoiler: After realizing that his daughters will be handed over to the 456 by order of the corrupt government he served so faithfully, when he returns home he kills his family and then himself]]. As the whole process is intercut with Bridget Spears's monologue begging Torchwood to remember him as [[spoiler: "a good man" who should not be the scapegoat for what's happened]], it's horrifying and heartbreaking. Made even worse in retrospect by the fact that [[spoiler: the 456 are stopped]], so Frobisher [[spoiler:kills them all]] [[SenselessSacrifice for nothing]]...
*** This is also extremely [[HarsherInHindsight poignant in hindsight]] because [[spoiler: of a meta twist regarding his actor's other roles in the Whoniverse. Word of God confirms Frobisher to be the identical-looking descendant of a man the Tenth Doctor saved in Pompeii centuries before. The bloodline ending with Frobisher's Pater Familicide was Time compensating for "meddling". But upon a later regeneration, the Doctor subconsciously chose a face that would remind him of his vow to protect and save whomever he can, however he can, even if the fates object. This is why the Twelfth Doctor -- a man who frequently doubts his own goodness -- has the same face as Frobisher]].
** The climax: [[spoiler: Jack destroys the 456 by ''killing his own grandson in front of his screaming daughter''. And he makes himself watch.]].
** The end: [[spoiler: absolutely heartbroken, Jack leaves Earth, ostensibly forever.]]
** The scene where [[spoiler: the government discuss which children to give to the 456]].
** The scenes with [[spoiler: Ianto's sister and the children]], and when [[spoiler: Gwen and Rhys are trying to escape with them]].
** Any scene where civilians fight the soldiers--when the [[spoiler: soldiers start taking the children from their homes]], when [[spoiler: Steven is taken from Alice]], when the neighborhood men, led by Ianto's brother-in-law, [[spoiler: storm the riot police with rocks and clubs]], when [[spoiler: PC Andy takes off his vest and jumps into the fray]]. The series gets darker and sadder with each episode, but the final half-hour of episode 5 is surely some of the most heartwrenching TV every produced.
** Every single scene where Gwen was involved in anything remotely emotional, especially when she [[spoiler: implies that she's going to get an abortion]]
--->[[spoiler:'''Rhys:''' You're not gettin' rid of it!]]
--->[[spoiler:'''Gwen:''' Is that right?]]


* 'Tell my family...I love them' written by Toshiko ''in her own blood'' in case she doesn't come back.

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* 'Tell "Tell my family...I love them' them" written by Toshiko ''in her own blood'' in case she doesn't come back.



*** What makes it even [[UPToEleven more tragic]] is that fact that ''Jack has the ability to revive the recently deceased''. We've seen him do it before--[[spoiler: '''''on Ianto'''''.]] But this time, as Jack leans down to [[spoiler: try to breathe life into Ianto's lifeless body,]] he's already dying himself and just ''doesn't have the energy'', and collapses. ''[[YankTheDogsChain God]].''
*** And in three seasons of ''Torchwood'' and several of ''Doctor Who'', after being buried alive, [[spoiler: tortured by the Master for a year]], [[spoiler: having the little brother he lost return only to cause destruction and the deaths of two of his friends]], this is the ''only'' time we've ever seen Jack beg--to [[spoiler: not lose Ianto.]] ''Sniff.''

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*** What makes it even [[UPToEleven more tragic]] is that fact that ''Jack has the ability to revive the recently deceased''. We've seen him do it before--[[spoiler: before --[[spoiler: '''''on Ianto'''''.]] But this time, as Jack he leans down to [[spoiler: try to breathe life into Ianto's lifeless body,]] he's already dying himself and just ''doesn't have the energy'', and collapses. ''[[YankTheDogsChain God]].''
*** And in three seasons of ''Torchwood'' and several of ''Doctor Who'', after being buried alive, [[spoiler: tortured by the Master for a year]], [[spoiler: having the little brother he lost return only to cause destruction and the deaths of two of his friends]], this is the ''only'' time we've ever seen Jack beg--to beg -- to [[spoiler: not lose Ianto.]] ''Sniff.''


** Their entire conversation leading up to Owen and Tosh's deaths is heart breaking.

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** Their entire conversation leading up to [[spoiler: Owen and Tosh's deaths deaths]] is heart breaking.


** The entire sequence depicting John Frobisher's fate. [[spoiler: After realizing that his daughters will be handed over to the 456 by order of the corrupt government he served so faithfully, when he returns home he kills his family and then himself]]. As the whole process is intercut with Bridget Spears's monologue begging Torchwood to remember him as [[spoiler: "a good man"]], it's horrifying and heartbreaking. Made even worse in retrospect by the fact that [[spoiler: the 456 are stopped]], so Frobisher [[spoiler:kills them all]] [[SenselessSacrifice for nothing]]...
*** This is also extremely [[HarsherInHindsight poignant in hindsight]] because [[spoiler: of a meta twist. Somehow, the face of this good man will appear again as the face of someone who isn't sure he's a good man...yet is the greatest hero of all space and time, who defends humanity even though he's sometimes driven to shame by its most evil actions...''The Doctor'']].

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** The entire sequence depicting John Frobisher's fate. [[spoiler: After realizing that his daughters will be handed over to the 456 by order of the corrupt government he served so faithfully, when he returns home he kills his family and then himself]]. As the whole process is intercut with Bridget Spears's monologue begging Torchwood to remember him as [[spoiler: "a good man"]], man" who should not be the scapegoat for what's happened]], it's horrifying and heartbreaking. Made even worse in retrospect by the fact that [[spoiler: the 456 are stopped]], so Frobisher [[spoiler:kills them all]] [[SenselessSacrifice for nothing]]...
*** This is also extremely [[HarsherInHindsight poignant in hindsight]] because [[spoiler: of a meta twist. Somehow, twist regarding his actor's other roles in the Whoniverse. Word of God confirms Frobisher to be the identical-looking descendant of a man the Tenth Doctor saved in Pompeii centuries before. The bloodline ending with Frobisher's Pater Familicide was Time compensating for "meddling". But upon a later regeneration, the Doctor subconsciously chose a face that would remind him of this good his vow to protect and save whomever he can, however he can, even if the fates object. This is why the Twelfth Doctor -- a man will appear again as who frequently doubts his own goodness -- has the same face of someone who isn't sure he's a good man...yet is the greatest hero of all space and time, who defends humanity even though he's sometimes driven to shame by its most evil actions...''The Doctor'']].as Frobisher]].


* "Small Worlds" DownerEnding.



* Poor Lynn Pierce in "Small Worlds" who not only lost her boyfriend Roy (he might be a jerkass towards her daughter but she did at least care about him at some point), but also her daughter Jasmine, who she still loved deeply despite her talking to "imaginary friends and acting somewhat strange, is taken away by the Fairies to become a Fairy herself with little hope of ever seeing her again. Her breaking down and attacking Jack is understandable as she pretty much lost two people she loved back-to-back.

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* Poor Lynn Pierce in "Small Worlds" who not only lost her boyfriend Roy (he might be a jerkass towards her daughter but she did at least care about him at some point), but also her daughter Jasmine, who she still loved deeply despite her talking to "imaginary friends and acting somewhat strange, is taken away by the Fairies to become a Fairy herself with little hope of ever seeing her again. While giving up Jasmine helped protect the world as the Fairies threatened to cause major havoc on the world if they didn't get Jasmine, we are talking about a grieving mother who have to not only lose her boyfriend but forced to give up her only child with no real say in the matter. Her breaking down having emotional breakdown and attacking Jack is understandable as she pretty much lost two people everyone she loved back-to-back.loves on the same day.

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* Poor Lynn Pierce in "Small Worlds" who not only lost her boyfriend Roy (he might be a jerkass towards her daughter but she did at least care about him at some point), but also her daughter Jasmine, who she still loved deeply despite her talking to "imaginary friends and acting somewhat strange, is taken away by the Fairies to become a Fairy herself with little hope of ever seeing her again. Her breaking down and attacking Jack is understandable as she pretty much lost two people she loved back-to-back.


* Sleeper is a very tear haunting episode as a whole.

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* Sleeper "Sleeper" is a very tear haunting episode as a whole.

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