Sunday, March 9, 2008


Remember when I took Dr. Martha Jones' UNIT ID number from her first appearance on 'Torchwood' and added up all the digits to get "42", one of the 'Lost' Numbers (as well as the answer to Life, the Universe, and Everything from 'The Hitch-Hiker's Guide To The Galaxy'?)
Well, when Martha began the autopsy on Owen's body in the episode "Dead Man Walking", she identified him for the record as Torchwood agent #565. (They've had a lot of Torchwood agents since 1869!) And it's not really giving anything away to say that Captain Jack does the same thing next week.

5-6-5. Add those digits up and you get another in the sequence of Numbers from 'Lost' = "16".

And it makes me wonder if these trivial details might be intentional....

Toby OB

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

If you're just talking about Cardiff's branch of Torchwood, then I guess that is quite a few agents. We've only met the current team of five, Suzie in the premiere, and the two from 1918.

But remember, there's also that one guy in Glasgow - who knows how many they used to have in Scotland?

And the London branch, the main HQ for Torchwood, looked to have close to one hundred employees at the time of the Canary Wharf battle.

So if you included all of the Torchwood personnel from the various branches, 565 seems like an awfully low tally for employees.

Maybe they just reuse numbers once an agent dies or retires.

It's not like they'd retire their numbers. That many jerseys hanging from the ceiling would bring the roof down!