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Heartwarming / Torchwood

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Captain John Hart: Quite a queue for the hugs.
Captain Jack Harkness: Always has been. Always will be.

For a series which regularly makes a point of demonstrating the cynical end of the scale, Torchwood comes with a fair few moments of heartwarming.

For Miracle Day moments, see that page.
For The Lost Files moments, see that page.
For Children of Earth moments, see that page

     Season One 
  • "Random Shoes": Eugene coming back for just long enough to save Gwen and her absolute delight that he's there, just before her dismay that he's still going to die.
  • "Captain Jack Harkness": The "real" Captain Jack Harkness is shown to be a very reasonable figure by any standard; even given the prejudices of the time, he immediately supports "James Harper" in affirming that Tosh is working for the Brits when she nearly faces anti-Japanese prejudice, and is shown to regret that his current "beard" may be genuinely in love with him, making it clear that he does care about the woman even if he can't feel that way about her.
  • The team's reunion in "End of Days". Tosh runs headlong into Jack's arms, Ianto's adorably awkward attempt at a handshake before burying his head in Jack's shoulder and showing no qualms about Jack kissing him in front of the team, and Owen just burying his head in Jack's chest.

     Season Two 
  • "Kiss Kiss Bang Bang": "I found my Doctor."
  • "Adam"
    • Jack and the team's heart to heart. Just about everyone is tugging the heartstrings.
    • Nerdy!Owen giving Tosh that little mouse squirrel...screencleaner...thing? Adorable.
    • Jack's absolute refusal to believe Ianto when he confesses to killing women, even after he passes a polygraph test. Just hugs him and doesn't stop until he works out what really happened.
  • "Reset": Jack and Martha reunite and, despite the trauma of the previous year, get along incredibly well. Jack even shows his respect by not flirting with her in any way shape or form; she's not a normal woman who he can flirt with - she's an asskicker.
  • "A Day in the Death":
    • Owen and Maggie on the roof, watching the light show from the alien device.
    • Not just a life affirming moment for two characters who thought they had nothing to live for, but remember that this is Torchwood: usually the aliens are out to kill us, take over, use us, and on the other hand are generally treated like crap by the humans they encounter. And here we have a reply to the Voyager Space Probe itself. We're not sure exactly what it means but the implication sure as hell doesn't suggest invasion.
      • A few minutes earlier in the same episode. Owen quietly admitting that he's afraid to close his eyes in case he gets trapped, back in the darkness after death. Tosh tells him the only thing someone really can in that situation: "I'm here."


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