Tuesday, 22 May 2018

TW 2-13: Exit Wounds (Part 2)

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

Torchwood series 2 episode 13 (Story 25 part 2) in which things go boom again.

Warning: May contain Spoilers for

"Exit Wounds"


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

For context, the following are also covered:
[1ST] -  The first appearance of things in Doctor Who series, including Torchwood.
[TW] - Things that first appeared previosuly in Torchwood.
[NEW] - Things that first appeared previously in the new Doctor Who series.

Ongoing References:

  • [NEW]  Torchwood An organisation created by Queen Victoria after the events of "Tooth and Claw" (Doctor Who (2005) Series 2).  Torchwood-1 (London) was destroyed by the events of "Army of Ghosts"/"Doomsday" (Doctor Who (2005) Series 2).  This is Torchwood Three (Cardiff), who first appeared in "Everything Changes(Torchwood Series 1), this episode features the first appearance of the 1901 versions of the team, although one member was on the 1899 version in the previous episode.

  • [NEW]  Captain Jack Harkness - Former Time Agent from the 51st century, con-man and companion to the Tenth Doctor.  Head of Torchwood Three.  He was made immortal accidentally by the Bad Wolf entity (Rose Tyler) in "The Parting of the Ways" (Doctor Who (2005) Series 1).

  • [TW]  Jack's immortality -   In "Parting of the Ways" Doctor Who (2005) series 1 he was killed by Daleks and resurrected by Rose/Bad Wolf and left in the future. He has since been shown in Torchwood and Doctor Who (2005) to be able to return from the dead.

  • [OLD]  The Doctor - If you need this explained why are you here?

  • [TW]  Weevils -  An alien race that has slipped through the rift and infest Cardiff.

  • [OLD]  UNIT - An military organisation which first appeared in "Invasion" (Doctor Who (1963) season 5)

  • [TW]  Retcon -  A drug that Torchwood Three uses to remove civilian's memories of events.   It was used on Gwen in "Everything Changes" (Torchwood series 1).  It is made of Compound B67 "Retcon," which was found in the blood of victims in "They Keep Killing Suzie" (Torchwood series 1).

From this episode:

  • [TW]  Captain John Hart - Ex-Time Agent and former partner of Jack.  First appeared in "Kiss Kiss Bang BangTorchwood series 2.

  • [OLD]  Time Agent/The Time Agency - The Fourth Doctor was mistaken for a Time Agent in "The Talons of Weng-Chiang" (Doctor Who Season 14) by a 51st Century criminal.  When the Rose and the Doctor first met Jack in "The Empty Child" (Doctor Who (2005) series 1 episode 9) he'd already left the Time Agency and mistook them for Time Agents.

  • [NEW]  Vortex manipulator - Standard issue wrist device for Time Agents.  It is used the mainly for time travel and transportation (functions the Doctor disabled on Jack's device), but also for projecting holograms, detecting life signs, controlling electronic devices and listening to radio.  It first appeared in "The Empty Child" (Doctor Who (2005) series 1).

  • [NEW]  The Hoix - First appeared in "Love & Monsters" (Doctor Who (2005) series 2), unnamed in the episode, but listed as such in the credits.

  • [1ST]  Lotus Nebula - First mention of this nebula.

  • [TW]  Gray - First mentioned (and hand first seen) in "Kiss Kiss Bang BangTorchwood (Series 2) and later appeared in flashback in "AdamTorchwood (Series 2).

  • [1ST]  Bedlam Outlands - First mention of this location.

  • [1ST]  King of the Weevils - Suggested at the end of "Combat" (Torchwood series 1), and in "Dead Man Walking" (Torchwood series 2) claimed to be connected to his death.

  • [1ST]  Crossed my own timeline - Jack has done that a lot, World War II in particular.
  1. He met Rose & the Doctor during World War II ("The Empty Child"/"The Doctor Dance" (Doctor Who (2005) series 1))
  2. Between "Parting of the Ways" (Doctor Who (2005) series 1) and "Everything Changes" (Torchwood series 1) he lived from 1869 until the present (as partially shown in "Fragments" (Torchwood series 2).
  3. In "Captain Jack Harkness" (Torchwood series 1) Jack was returned to World War II.
  4. The Jack asleep in Torchwood Three from this episode.

  • [1ST]  Owen died once - In the episode "Reset" (Torchwood series 2).

  • [1ST]  Space pig - A reference to the events of "Aliens in London" (Doctor Who (2005) Series 1).

Previous:  "Fragments"
Next Appearance:  "The Stolen Earth" (Doctor Who (2005))
Next Episode: "Children of Earth: Day One"

~ DUG.

The Time Crash blog was created to help New Who & Torchwood fans understand Classic Who references - and to know if something isn't a reference but a new idea.  If there's a reference I missed or a subject that you feel needs more explaining, please comment.


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