Archive for July 22, 2011

Please don’t read if you have not seen episode 2 of the new series of Torchwood: Miracle day yet….Spoiler alert.

So at the end of episode 1 we see Captain Jack, Gwen, Rhys and their new baby being extradited, by CIA agent Rex Matherson, to the good old USA. One quick question, Would the CIA be allowed to kidnap British citizens on UK soil?

Anyway, back in America, Esther Drummond (Alexa Havins), gets more to do as she continues her investigations and tries to help out Rex. Her supervisor, Brian Friedkin (Wayne Knight), appears at first to want to help the investigation, but then seems to have a different agenda.

And in the meantime, Oswald Danes (Bill Pullman), is out of prison and doing the talk show circuit with a police officer in tow just waiting for him to screw up. After an apologetic break-down during his first interview, he’s approached by Jilly Kitzinger (Lauren Ambrose), a PR agent who
thinks he could be doing much better for himself.

We have Doctor Vera Juarez (Arlene Tur). She’d treated Rex when he came into the emergency room and now is working on revamping hospital procedures and changing medicine as we know it, while also providing Rex with a bit of over-the-phone assistance when “you know who” gets poisoned. She also crashes a medical conference and, interestingly, gets a visit of her own from Jilly Kitzinger

And finally then there is the continuation of examining the logistics of exactly what would happen in a situation like this. Mandatory birth control has not been discussed, but we do see discussions about the fact that the entire medical industry would have to change from a life-saving  position to one that’s more about pain management.

And we are still left with the question of what will happen when this is solved. Will everyone who was supposed to die just suddenly die.

To be honest I really did not like this episode. In my opinion, it was slow, boring and wasn’t exactly action-packed or anything like the “old” Torchwood.  And at times it felt as this episode was just a little filler to make up the episodes.  Im still yet to be convinced whether this series of Torchwood is any good yet. I really hope to proved wrong in future episodes.

What do you think? Do you agree?

Here is a quick look at the next weeks episode:-

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