Torchwood: Miracle Day on Starz third episode starts off with action and never really lets up with the action. Well that is until you get to the scene where both Rex and Jack make love to their prospective partners, which came on pretty fast. Even though the show, when it aired in the UK for the first three seasons, showed Jack and Ianto getting their groove on, I have to say Jack’s love scene was way more intense than they ever showed. Ah the glory of cable.
Rex with a gun to Freekman’s head, finds out that he is being set up because he was getting too close. Outside Jack is calling the shots. Once Rex has secured the red phone Freekman used to contact the people who told him to kill Jack, they leave his residence, with Eve in toll.
Gwen having used Jack’s debit card, secures some food and cell phones. While on her way back to their safe house, she watches a group of people walk in the street with masks on who call themselves the soulless.
Jack notices that something isn’t quite right about Oswald Danes and sets out to confront the man.
Oswald Danes is out and about and while he is a free man, not everyone is enamored with his crying over the TV.
Jack and the gang are finding things out little by little as the story moves along.
This episode had a few surprises that I’m sure raised a couple of eyebrows when Jack and his young boy toy went after it in the bed, and after three previous seasons of Torchwood, this scene was way more graphic than anything that was ever shown prior, yet it fit the tone of the show.
Esther as sweet as she is, I was ready to slap her silly. Why? Every time Eve spoke and used UK terms for things like mobile and cash point, Esther made it a point to correct Eve and throw out American words as if the audience would not get the gist of what Eve meant. Seriously that was just a waste of dialogue. Chances are Americans have watched enough TV to get that if a UK actress is saying mobile or crisps and showing each item as she says, I think we get it.
I did like the Eve/Rex dynamic. She is highly ticked at him for pulling her family a part and even though she has every right to be upset, he did make a point that her daughter is better off where she is with her father. I did like how Eve seemed to smirk a bit with the fact that when she went shopping for some essentials, pain pills were not available as she was so eager to let Rex know.
It is good to see that not everyone loves the new, charismatic Oswald Danes, as evidenced by him being chased to the police and those same police who saved him, end up beating him down. Jack came to the conclusion that Oswald is not sorry at all, that he really wants to die. I guess because Jack has been alive a long time, he has seen something in Oswald’s face, though I really can’t put my finger on what Jack is trying to accomplish by him going to see and record Oswald’s confession.
One thing is certain. Things are beginning to connect, yet I have no idea why as of yet. The drug company PhiCorp seems to be stockpiling pain killers, as if they knew Miracle Day was on the way. Jilly Kitzenger works for PhiCorp. Oswald Danes is now working for them, as well as imparting messages to Jack Harkness. Just what is going on with this drug company and why do they seem to be at the heart of all of this as well as know about Jack Harkness?
On side note, for those who are Doctor Who fans, Jack’s line “bigger on the inside than on the outside” is a nice little homage.
What do you think is going on?
Torchwood: Miracle Day stars: John Brarrowman, Eve Myles, Mekhi Phifer, and Bill Pullman. One day nobody dies, thus setting off a chain of events that pits the remaining Torchwood crew with America’s CIA to get to the bottom of this issue.
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