Friday, 7 August 2015

TW 1-08: They Keep Killing Suzie

A Guide to Classic Who references (and other references) including in Torchwood episodes.

Torchwood series 1 episode 8 (Story 8):  They keep bringing Suzie back to life.

Warning: May contain Spoilers for

"The Keep Killing Suzie"

[OLD] - Things that first appeared in the classic series of Doctor Who (or the film.)  Episode List.

For context, the following are also covered:
[NEW] - Things that first appeared previously in the new series of Doctor Who.
[TW] - Things from previous Torchwood episodes.

Ongoing References...

  • [NEW] Torchwood - This "Secret" organisation was created by Queen Victoria in 1879 and named for the Torchwood Estate (Doctor Who "Tooth & Claw") to fight aliens after she met the Doctor and Rose.  The British PM (who wasn't supposed to know about Torchwood) order them to fire upon the Sycorax spaceship.  Torchwood One (London) were responsible for the "Ghost Shift" (Doctor Who "Army of Ghosts") which led to the Battle of Canary Wharf.  In the future, it was well known enough to be a question in "The Weakest Link" (Doctor Who "Bad Wolf").  This group, Torchwood Three first appeared in "Everything Changes."
  • [NEW] Captain Jack Harkness - Was a Time Agent in the 52nd Century, but went rogue and  disguised as an American airman tried scamming the Time Agency in 1941 accidentally meeting and joining the Doctor.  He first appeared in the new series episodes "The Empty Child" and last appeared in that series in "The Parting of the Ways."  He first appeared as a member of Torchwood Three  in "Everything Changes."
  • [TW]  Jack's immortality - When Jack last appeared in Doctor Who ("Parting of the Ways") he was killed by Daleks and resurrected by Rose/Bad Wolf and left in the future.  He was revealed to be immortal in "Everything Changes."
  • [TW]  Retcon - A component of the amnesia pill that Torchwood Three uses to remove memories of events.  It is named compound B67 here for the first time.  It was used on Gwen in "Everything Changes."

 This episode...

  • Suzie Costello - A member of Torchwood Three before Gwen joined.  She appeared - and killed herself - in "Everything Changes."

  • Resurrection gauntlet - An artifact used, as the name suggests, is used to resurrect people, but only for a brief period of time.  Using it drove Suzie to suicide.  It appeared in "Everything Changes."

  • The "life knife" - As above.
~ DUG.

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