S02E08 – A Day in the Death

5.00 out of 5
(1 review)

Blu-Ray, streaming platforms

Published on: February 27, 2008


Owen chats with a suicidal woman on a rooftop, reflecting on his adjustment (or lack thereof) to his new life (or lack thereof). Will a mission with Torchwood assist in his salvation or bring about the end of the world?

Additional information


Joseph Lidster


Gwen Cooper, Ianto Jones, Jack Harkness, Martha Jones, Owen Harper, Toshiko Sato

Content warnings

Self-harm, Suicide, Terminal illness


Andy Goddard

Episode timeline





BBC – TV show


Ianto Jones/Jack Harkness

Series timeline

Series 2


TV episode

1 review for S02E08 – A Day in the Death

  1. Paycheckgurl

    I really like this one!

    The episode does a good job acting as an emotional arc for Owen, while showing off how when he acts out at people it’s defense mechanism (albeit a really bad one that hurts himself and others), and gives us glimpses into the fact that he’s a good person that cares deeply for others underneath it all.

    The team dynamics are really great, and of course we love Martha.

    The framing device with Maggie was really well done, and I like the overall message about life having meaning even when we’re at our lowest.

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