Torchwood, the hit spin-off of the everlasting British sci-fi series
Doctor Who, has a very special episode this week. This Saturday,
Torchwood team member, computer whiz and occasional odd-girl out
Toshiko Sato has a close encounter of the lesbian kind. Set your
Feeling a little lonely and underappreciated, Tosh meets a sassy
blond named Mary in, where else? A bar. Mary has a gift and a secret
for Tosh, played with consistent awesomeness by Naoko Mori, whom you
might not recognize as the actress who played Sarah, Saffy’s friend on
I know it’s spoilery, but here’s my favorite line, after Tosh and
Mary, uh, get to know each other.
Mary: Say something.
Tosh: So, I’m shagging a woman and an alien.
Mary: Which is worse?
Tosh: Well, I know which one my parents would say.
Torchwood airs Saturdays at 9:00 p.m. ET on BBC America.