Archive for August 19, 2011

Please don’t read if you have not seen episode 6 of the new series of Torchwood: Miracle day yet….Spoiler alert.

The episode starts with an introduction to Stuart Owens (played by former Ghostbuster Ernie Hudson) who is PhiCorp’s chief operating officer. He appears not be comfortable with what the company he works for is up to and has been investigating it for some time. He phones a contact in Shanghai to investigate a land purchase made by PhiCorp. The contact investigates the land and what he sees drives him to commit suicide. Well we say suicide, but what we mean is he jumps from a big enough high buidling so that he is in effect brain-dead and loses consciousness (the 45 club!). We don’t actually see what he saw, but I do not think its nice.

When confronted by Captain Jack, Stuart Owens (who by the way I think has been wasted/under used in this part) stays pretty close to the fence. His protests that “I’m not a bad man, but i’m not a good man either”.  But he does indicate that PhiCorp isn’t controlling the miracle, but is just profiting from it. And that there are larger forces at work here, and the bread crumbs seem to be leading back at least five years.  He leaves Jack with a phrase “The Blessing” that he has heard in the past.

Gwen spent pretty much of the whole episode trying to get her father out of the overflow camp, yawn!

In the meantime Esther and Rex confront the person responsible for Esther’s death in last weeks episode and exposes one of the overflow camps for what they are.  And finally Rex accepts he is a member of Torchwood, yawn again!

And we end the episode with somebody contacting Gwen and who is demanding that she deliver Jack in exchange for her loved ones? Is this the force above PhiCorp, that hasn’t been seen yet? Or is it somebody different? I guess we will find out next week.

But for some strange reason there is no sign of Oswald or Jilly this week, there isn’t even a snippet in the background on the news. Which seems really silly as they have been centre point to the story so far.

So what did I think if this weeks outing?

Well, what can I say.

Oh dear, this is has to be, in my opinion, the worst episode of the series so far. It was so boring! Nothing happened! We get no new answers and very little action in this episode. The most exciting part, which woke me for a couple of seconds, was when Gwen blew up the modules in the Welsh overflow facility.

All the undead are being put in camps, yes we get it.

All the category 1’s are being burnt, yes we get it.

These overflow camps are like concentration camps, yes we get it.

Do we really need a whole episode for them to tell us this, which we already found out at the end of episode 5.  Are some viewers that stupid in that they need to have a whole episode for them to grind the message in for us to understand this.  We get it, move on!!!

It feels like that after last weeks ok episode we have taken a huge step back , in my opinion, which is a shame. What do you think? Do you agree?

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

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