Re: 5x08 The Hungry Earth (Grading/Discussion) SPOILERS!!
I watched this again last night, and just wanted to put in that it was made clear why only Nasreen, Ambrose and the bloke from Torchwood were around. The episode starts with all the workers leaving for the weekend and they all commute to work. I gather Elliot's dad was just there on Friday night to keep an eye on things.
"All you ever feel is anger. Why can't you ever express anything else?" Francine
"Because people make me mad all the time for being stupid about everything!" Stan