Torchwood - The Ghost Machine
Episode 103 first broadcast on BBC 3 October 29th 2006.
written by Russell T Davies, producer of Doctor Who.
Gwen chases Bernie who has an alien device in his pocket that he 'picked up' from someone. Gwen uses it and sees the ghost of a boy from the war and tracks down the old man to confirm that she wasn't imagining it. When Owen uses it he sees a rape and murder and feels every emotion that the girl felt at the time. He tracks down Ed Murphy and threatens him.

When the team meet up with Bernie they find that there is a second half to the device and that it shows possible futures. Because Owen had threatened Ed, and Bernie had also threatened Ed, it leads to Ed confronting Bernie about the blackmail.

There's a lot going on in this story and it's definitely worth watching though I'm still waiting for an episode that packs some punch. Next week's Cyberwoman episode looks like it might have that.

Here's the blurb from the BBC site:

When Gwen retrieves an alien object from a fleeing hoodie, she's haunted by a vision of a lonely young boy, as this action-packed series starring John Barrowman continues. As the team tracks down the object's owner, the elusive Bernie Harris, Owen experiences an even more terrifying vision and a long-buried crime resurfaces.

Created by award-winning writer Russell T Davies, the high-octane sci-fi thriller follows a team of modern-day investigators as they use alien technology to solve crime both alien and human.

Captain Jack Harkness is played by John Barrowman, Gwen Cooper by Eve Myles, Owen Harper by Burn Gorman and Bernie Harris by Ben McKay.

There's another chance to see this episode on BBC Two on Wednesday 1 November. 

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