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The case almost didn't happen. It started out as a conversation between Maia and a union labor worker. Maia and the other first year associates were supposed to be giving out pro bono legal advice. Legal advice but not legal work. Helping, but not really.

[S1E2] First Week

"Day One" is the second episode of the first series of the British science fiction television series Torchwood. Directed by Brian Kelly, the episode was first broadcast on the digital channel BBC Three on 22 October 2006 with the series pilot, "Everything Changes", and later repeated on terrestrial channel BBC Two on 25 October. It was the first work in the Doctor Who universe to be written by future Doctor Who showrunner Chris Chibnall.

The episode centres on Gwen Cooper (Eve Myles) working her first case with the alien hunters Torchwood in Cardiff, when she lets loose a purple alien gas that survives on the energy of orgasms. Over the course of the episode, the team hunt for Carys before the gas kills her.

Originally entitled "New Girl", the episode was written to interpret Gwen's "first day in hell". On the sex gas, series creator Russell T Davies stated "when we're launching a new adult science fiction drama, it's kind of inevitable you're going to do the sex monster". The episode was filmed during a three- to four-week period in May 2006, with much of it filmed before the first episode in the same production block. "Day One" was originally seen by 2.3 million viewers, making it one of the highest-rated BBC Three broadcasts of all time, but was met with generally mixed reviews.

The working title for the episode was "New Girl", which changed to the current "Day One" by the beginning of October 2006.[citation needed] Head writer Chris Chibnall, who wrote the episode, found that writing the second episode was hard, as there was a challenge to demonstrate how Torchwood works, and set the formula for the rest of the series.[1] He wanted to write an episode that would centre on Gwen about her "first day in hell", and show the audience that Torchwood is unlike any normal job, as one small mistake can have major ramifications on the city. The scene where Gwen accidentally opens the meteor was meant to "extend the metaphor of breaking the photocopier on your first day at work". It is also set to show the separate dynamic between the team and Gwen. Series creator Russell T Davies stated that as the rest of the team are for the aliens, science, technology and mythology, Gwen is for "the people"; she's the only person in the team who cares about what happens to Carys.[2] Eve Myles also noted in the episode's audio commentary that throughout the episode, it added a mix between her domestic life and the science fiction.[1]

The idea behind using the sex gas came from Chibnall, but he admitted to having "genuinely no idea where the episode came from". Davies stated "when we're launching a new adult science fiction drama, it's kind of inevitable you're going to do the sex monster." He also emphasised that the episode is not solely about "having a laugh" with the sex gas, as it also has "something to say about the world". The scene where Carys walks down the street featuring sex in advertisements and couples kissing in public was one of Davies' favourite scenes in the episode, as it explores how sexualised the Western world is.[2] The episode was originally much lighter in tone, however, the majority of the comedic moments had to be cut on the final script, as they got in the way of the plot. Also, Carys was originally meant to have two or three boyfriends, but because of scheduling restrictions, there could only be one. This ended up being beneficial to the episode, as it made it more emotive. There was a scene that would be filmed with Carys and a second boyfriend, but that would be cut and added on the deleted scenes on the DVD boxset of the first series.[1]

Much of the episode was filmed before the pilot in the first production block, as was the pilot episode titled "Everything Changes".[4] It took place during a three- to four-week period in May 2006 in and around Cardiff, the city where the series was set. The majority of the episode was filmed at night, in keeping with the majority of the series. However, because it was approaching summer when nights are shorter, all night sequences had to be shot between 10 pm and 4:30 am. Even the scenes set in the Torchwood hub were mostly filmed at night. The first sequence shot was the scene where the team stop Carys from having sex with the postman. However, the sequence had to be shot again twelve days later.[1]

"Day One" was the first episode to include a teaser in the beginning with shots from the series. The episode's visual effects were produced by The Mill.[1] To complete the effect of the gas, 3D artist Paul Burton based his design of the alien from the water creature in The Abyss.[3]

"Day One" was broadcast on Sunday, 22 October 2006 on BBC Three, just after the first episode, "Everything Changes". The second episode received overnight viewing figures of 2.3 million with a 13.8% audience share, holding the majority of the audience from the first episode. Together both episodes received the largest multichannel audience for a UK-originated non-sports programme and the at the time largest audience for BBC Three.[5][6] The finale figure for the episode was 2.498 million viewers.[7] The record would be held until the broadcast of EastEnders Live: The Aftermath on 19 February 2010.[8] The repeat of "Day One" on analogue channel BBC Two on 25 October was seen by 2.8 million with a 13% audience share.[9] "Day One" was given an Appreciation Index of 83.[citation needed]

"The Lorelais' First Day At Chilton" is the second episode of the first season of the American comedy-drama series Gilmore Girls. It originally aired on the WB in the United States on October 12, 2000. The episode was written by series creator Amy Sherman-Palladino and directed by Arlene Sanford.

Lorelai oversleeps on Rory's first day at Chilton and discovers that all her good clothes are in the cleaners. She throws on a tie-dyed top, Daisy Duke shorts, and cowboy boots. On the way to the headmaster's office, Lorelai meets Ian, the father of a Chilton student. Lorelai and Ian have some initial chemistry until Rory reminds Lorelai how she looks in her shorts and cowboy boots.

When Lorelai and Rory arrive at Headmaster Charleston's office, they find Emily, who has shown up for Rory's first day. Lorelai is coerced into removing her coat, and Emily and the Headmaster see her outfit. Both make judgmental expressions though refrain from saying anything about it. Lorelai and Emily leave after some awkward moments in the headmaster's office, bickering the entire way out.

Rory's day goes downhill from there. She is handed a three-inch binder containing one week's worth of notes from one class and meets some insufferable classmates including Paris Geller, who sees Rory as a rival and tells her that she is the smartest student, and Tristin, who teases Rory by incessantly calling her "Mary." Later, Rory ruins Paris's class project as she tries to open her locker and begins to answer questions Paris would usually answer, further provoking her rage.

Lorelai (Lauren Graham) oversleeps on the morning of Rory's (Alexis Bledel) first day at Chilton. The hurried woman dresses in casual clothes, only to find her own mother (Kelly Bishop) waiting in the headmaster's office. Lorelai's attire draws sharp criticism from the elder Gilmore, and dirty looks from the other students' parents.

It is Rory's first day at the exclusive prep school Chilton, and Lorelai chooses this day to oversleep. This turns the morning into total chaos because she does not have time to pick up her dry cleaning, which means she has nothing to wear. Meanwhile Rory is ranting while Lorelai throws on some old rags in the form of a tight tie-dye shirt and some cut-offs jeans. In short, it looks like Lorelai is heading to the local rodeo. Things go from bad to worse when Rory informs her frazzled mom that they both have to meet the headmaster at Chilton. Since Lorelai has nothing else to wear, she puts on an overcoat and walks out the door. On the way, Lorelai meets a man named Ian, who is the father of another Chilton student. The two get to know each other better and Lorelai tells Ian where she works in case he wants to drop by. When Rory and Lorelai arrive at the headmaster's office, Lorelai's mother, Emily, who just happens to be a close personal friend of the headmaster drops by. Emily makes a big fuss when Lorelai refuses to shed her coat and then regrets her insistence when she gets a load of what Lorelai is wearing. Needless to say, the meeting is quick and awkward with Lorelai stuttering her way through.

After the meeting Rory is now flying solo and gets a lousy initiation into the world of private school. Hanlon, the headmaster, does everything by the book and tells Rory that while she has a good academic record, her social activities are severely lacking. This is because she has enrolled a month late making it extremely hard to catch up. Meanwhile some other Chilton students haven taken a peek at Rory's student file to get the low-down on her. One of the girls, Paris, is already gearing up to make Rory's life a living hell. Back in Stars Hollow, Lorelai makes it to the coffee shop and has to beg Luke for a cup of Java, it is a jumbo coffee kind of morning, and then gets a little lecture from Luke on her inappropriate dress. In class Rory gets a bitter taste of the Chilton academic standards, while Paris answers every single question about Tolstoy's favorite writers and major influences. But a cocky boy named Tristin makes his entrance and gives Rory the once over. At the end of class, Rory gets last week's assignments and the word "daunting" comes to mind. The day keeps getting worse as Paris makes it crystal clear that she is the best student at Chilton. Not only that, but she runs the school paper and will do whatever it takes to keep it that way. Before the next class, Tristin offers to "lend his notes" and he won't stop calling Rory "Mary." What does that mean anyway? 041b061a72


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