Re: The first three episodes
- Personally I thought the sex bits were a trifle overdone, but I have
seen that Outer Limits episode with Alyssa Milano and have to agree
I'd rather the end of the Torchwood episode emulated that.
I've got no problem with what you said, discussing the episodes is
one of the virtues of this group and I'm hoping for more insights
that might divulge what they've got planned especially speculation
as thats half the fun!
Didn't notice the bit about Jack not sleeping and have to agree
about the bit about what did Rose do to Jack.
SPOILER: Don't read the below unless you've seen the episode I'm
Interesting little titbit regarding Captain Scarlet... in the
original series the Mysterons were almost impossible to take down
until they found a burst of electricity did the job and I think it
was speculated that this would also be able to kill the hero of the
series, however in torchwood it seems this isn't the case and thats
as far as I'm going for now!
> Okay, so episode 4 was a bit livelier but I absolutely hated it.Really? I really liked episode 4.
> This is a sci fi show not a Slasher Movie. The character of Ianto
> Jones who I had always considered the stong silent, type, turned
> out to be a blubbering ninny the episode didn't resolve properly.
> How could he NOT have had his memory wiped? How could he continue
> to work for Torchwood when he's obviously going to winge and sulk
> and generally be untrustworthy for the rest of his natural life?
We've already seen that Cap'n Jack's Torchwood unit is forgiving of personal
blunders (at least to a point) and there's a 'part of the team' perspective
that brings loyalty to all new heights. Bearing in mind that Torchwood's
ranks have been decimated by the battle with the Cybermen/Daleks, that also
ups the value of each member of the team. He screwed up but his mistake was
contained and he still has something to contribute. <Shrug>
The thing that I found not plausible was that Harkness would not know
anything about the contents of this room. That doesn't fit the character
they've created for him in this show; he's too much of a control freak/thumb
on the button kinda guy to have not known about something as substantial as
As for Ianto's character; well, the writers are REALLY focusing on character
development in both DW and now Torchwood. I'm thinking they wanted to bring
the "human factor" into the show. We already see it with Gwen and her
boyfriend, we saw it with Owen's nearly uncontrollable rage in episode 3,
and they've even shown a few cracks in the kinda-humanish Captain Jack as
well. It helps the audience identify with the character more closely, blah,