Written By: Ken Hulsey
Source: BBC America
What an ending! Wow! I know Russell T Davies promised a cliff-hanger ending for each episode, but blowing Captain Jack into a million pieces? That one caught me off guard.
Now, we all know that good old Jack is immortal, but how does he survive this? Does he reassemble himself like the T-1000 in "Terminator 2" or something?
I thought the first episode was brilliant, and I can't wait for tonight!
It was good that the series started kinda slow, getting the viewer reacquainted with the characters again. It was good to see the interaction between the two couples involved, Jack with Ianto and Gwen with Rhys. The characters have really evolved nicely since the first season.
I have to agree with some of the other reviews I've read online, "Children of Earth" has a real "X-Files" feel to it, which I love.
The children all stopping, several times, all repeating the phrase "We are coming", then screaming in unison, very effective. I had seen that a hundred times in the commercials, and it still had an impact.
This looks as if it will be the hallmark sci fi series event for the BBC.
Children of Earth - Day Two
As the new Torchwood adventure continues, members of the team are hunted down, Britain risks becoming a rogue state, and only one person holds the key to Torchwood's salvation.
Part 2 airs Tuesday, July 21st, 9:00 - 10:15 p.m. et/pt.
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The conspiracy thickens as Ianto and Gwen flee from the rubble that was the Torchwood Hub, and go their separate ways. Gwen and husband Rhys head to London to try and find out who wants them dead, while Ianto trails Jack's body.
Jack is carried away from the bomb site as a "bag of bits", which slowly through this episode stitch themselves back together under the stunned eyes of the Government's black ops squad. Realising they can't actually kill Jack after all, he is locked in a cell which is then filled with quick-drying cement... in true James Bond villain style.
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