Torchwood/Greeks Bearing Gifts

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Greeks Bearing Gifts
Season 1, Episode 7
Airdate November 26, 2006
Written by Toby Whithouse
Directed by Colin Teague
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Greeks Bearing Gifts is the seventh episode of the first season of Torchwood. A stranger gives Toshiko a pendant that enables her to read people's minds.

Cast: John Barrowman (Captain Jack Harkness), Eve Myles (Gwen Cooper), Burn Gorman (Owen Harper), Naoko Mori (Toshiko Sato), Gareth David-Lloyd (Ianto Jones)

Co-Stars: Daniela Denby-Ashe (Mary), Tom Robertson (Soldier), Ravin J. Ganatra (Neil), Eiry Thomas (Carol), Shaheen Jafargholi (Danny), Paul Kasey (Weevil)


Plot Overview


Arc Advancement



  • Jack: Toshiko can't read Jack's thoughts and Mary remarks that he "smells different" from normal humans.



The Show

Behind the Scenes

Allusions and References

Gwen: Well, Amanda Burton here has just completed the postmortem.
  • Kubla Khan: On entering Torchwood, Mary quotes the beginning of Samuel Taylor Coleridge's poem Kubla Khan:
In Xanadu did Kubla Khan
A stately pleasure-dome decree
Where Alph, the sacred river, ran
Through caverns measureless to man
Down to a sunless sea.

Memorable Moments


  • Owen: You know, Tosh, sometimes I think even that stick up your arse has got a stick up its arse.


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