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Torchwood again

July 8th, 2009 (10:39 am)

One of these days, I'll manage to watch Torchwood actually live. Work on Monday didn't finish till halfway through that ep, last night was spent around a friend's house who hadn't watched the first part yet, and tonight'll have another friend visiting me who's refusing to watch the show until all five parts are available at once. So once again, it's coffee and Torchwood in the morning for me. (On the other hand, last night's Charlie Brooker's You Have Been Watching... was an excellent show, especially when they got into the wonderful world of Deadliest Warrior).

I'm still enjoying it muchly, though there are still some of the classic Torchwood tropes in play.

I still reckon the original 1965 Scotland thing was a joint Army/Torchwood operation which is why Jack's on the list of people to die. There's also a good chance that the ever increasingly creepy Decker, maybe Frobisher as well, was one of the children in question there. Although the "We are coming back" message could be from the children taken at that point...

They killed PC Andy! The bastards! I had a bad feeling as soon as they mentioned three bodies in the mortuary. But really Andy.... talking that loud about Gwen in front of the armed and nasty looking lady? You really were too stupid to live.

And I mentioned this over on shapinglight's LJ but it bares repeating: If you're so determined to kill all members of Torchwood, then shooting Gwen Cooper when you have her trapped in a corridor with lots and lots of rifles pointed at her is a good thing surely? But for me, the real eye-roller was the escaping in a very slow-moving-concrete-block-carrying mover happily trundling off the military base that previously had been shown to have an armed guard on the main gate.

Still, Hub blown up, big black car gone... it's back to basics for Torchwood, and I've been very happy with how everyone's reacted, regrouped and fallen back on their wits to carry on. Gwen and Rhys getting to London, Ianto and the laptop.... smart stuff.


Posted by: teh nos' (nostalgia_lj)
Posted at: July 8th, 2009 10:31 am (UTC)


Posted by: Sentimental yet sardonic (booster17)
Posted at: July 8th, 2009 10:44 am (UTC)

Three bodies in the mortuary : Jack, evil!fake!Doctor and what must have been Andy, last seen with auntie!terrorist insisting Gwen was innocent.

I *think* that was him in the second bodybag, just before Gwen opened the door to the concrete filled cell.

Posted by: teh nos' (nostalgia_lj)
Posted at: July 8th, 2009 10:53 am (UTC)


Posted by: Jason Grey (foenix)
Posted at: July 8th, 2009 10:52 am (UTC)
Mind coffee

Andy, noooooo!

And mmm, coffee and Torchwood.

Posted by: Shapinglight (shapinglight)
Posted at: July 8th, 2009 10:52 am (UTC)
The Look

Huh? Where are you getting PC Andy being dead from? I don't get it.

Posted by: Sentimental yet sardonic (booster17)
Posted at: July 8th, 2009 11:06 am (UTC)
Hermione - Know everything

Gwen goes into the mortuary, is told that they have three bodies there. Opens door number one and sees dead!evil!fake!doctor.

Opens door number two, quickly unzips bodybag two and we get a quick flash of dead body. I assume this to be PC Andy, last seen dealing with evil!auntie terrorist who has no trouble whatsoever in shooting dead ordinary people.

Door number three is Jack, and the concrete. If Andy's not in door number two, then why have that whole other body?

Posted by: Shapinglight (shapinglight)
Posted at: July 8th, 2009 02:14 pm (UTC)

I don't know but I would have expected some reaction from Gwen if it was Andy.

Posted by: uninvitedCat (uninvitedcat)
Posted at: July 8th, 2009 11:40 am (UTC)

I missed recognising the second body as dead!Andy, but I can't think of anyone else they've killed who may be a candidate... :woe:

And yes, I've been enjoying the characters displaying some skill and wits. Nice of the writers to let people have their own strengths and abilities!

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