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RE: [torchwood] Re: Spoilers for Adrift

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  • scott mccowan
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    Message 1 of 14 , Mar 23, 2008
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      loved it-it's the second of two eps i really enjoyed.
      To the Last Man was the first.
      I may just have to watch this one again on BBC America
      oh yeah-Jack/Ianto lock the doors or wait for Gwen
      next time.
      --- Chris Elray <adultstuff@...> wrote:


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      > Can't imagine why Gwen didn't get the Retcon out for
      > the Mother ... you would have thought for a change
      > it was the RIGHT thing to do .. OH .. and while
      > we're at unstaisfactory endings it's a pity all the
      > victims but one had to die in From Out of the Rain.
      > Imagine the kid growing up realizing his family were
      > all killed
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      > Cliff
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      > To: torchwood@yahoogroups.comFrom:
      > bentley1530@...: Sun, 23 Mar 2008 20:11:07
      > +0000Subject: [torchwood] Re: Spoilers for Adrift
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      > --- In torchwood@yahoogroups.com, Kathryn
      > <ramkatgroups@...> wrote:>> >At 03:21 PM 3/20/2008,
      > Mary, annotated:> >SPOILER SPACE> >> >SPOILER SPACE>
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      > SPACE> >> >SPOILER SPACE> >> > >I think that should
      > be enough space. But, LAST WARNING!!SPOILERS
      > AHEAD!!!!> >> >so in the end what did Gwen do? she
      > took a mother who had stubbornly> >clung to the hope
      > that her son would be found safe and sound ripped>
      > >that hope from her with nothing to replace that but
      > despair and pain> >- what happened to her son was
      > not an intentional act but a random> >act of the
      > rift - there's no one to be angry with - hell even>
      > >Torchwood cannot predict these negative Rift
      > activity spikes -> >there's no way to warn, no way
      > to prevent> > I thought this was a nice moral
      > dilemma. I think the accepted view is > that
      > "closure" and "knowing" are to be encouraged to help
      > people > overcome grief. This episode played with
      > the idea that it isn't > always appropriate. I cried
      > for the mother. She had nothing left, she > was
      > broken. No loving thoughts of her son. She could
      > never return to > the group she had set up to give
      > and gain comfort as she has > knowledge they don't
      > and will now be doubly determined all those > people
      > won't lose the hope she has. She is more completely
      > and > utterly alone than she has ever been before.
      > It was a wonderful > argument for the fact that
      > sometimes it IS better not to know. That > there ARE
      > times when it really is a good idea to keep secrets
      > and > that hope is a vital part of the human psyche.
      > To destroy it is to > possibly destroy the person.>
      > I like this episode a lot and while it ended with
      > the Mother mourningthe loss of hope to find her son
      > and her memory of how he used to be,I can not buy
      > the message that it was better not to know the
      > truth. What about the son and his needs? The sad
      > fact of real life is thathorrible things happen to
      > those that you love. I kept thinking aboutthe son's
      > 4 hours a day when he could connect to his mother
      > and thosearound him and I wanted to believe that the
      > Mother would eventually beable to accept the
      > situation enough to give him her love during
      > thosetimes. Also why did that hospital have to look
      > so grimy and dingy? Didn'tthose people deserve
      > better than that?
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