Gwen learns of another disturbing aspect of dealing with the Rift, and we all take a blow from Chris Chibnall’s ability to write emotionally charged scenes.
We spin up some oldey-timey footage of circus sideshows and try and determine exactly who the ‘Night Travellers’ were, why they were doing whatever nefarious things they did in a century ago, and how they were captured in celluloid in the first place.
Phil Ford is back in the writing credits for one of the strongest humor-horror-high-anxiety stories of the second Torchwood season, but we have a difficult time discerning which categorization best fits.
It’s the second season story where not-dead Owen is a horrible grief counselor, Martha leaves, and we all agree that one can effectively leave it at that.
Haley’s back in the studio at long last, and we didn’t even have to use a resurrection glove to make it happen. Hitting the midpoint in Season 2 of Torchwood, we see a recurrence of an episode trait that affected a large swath of the first season: story elements that are enjoyable, but feel underdeveloped.
While reveling in the return of Doctor Martha Jones and all the things we love about her, we also recognize a solid story that works completely outside of the science fiction construct.
An unfamiliar face joins the Hub 3 team, but no one seems to notice until our lovable lunkhead Rhys gets the right people upset about the right things.
The reason many of us remember the ‘tortured space manatee’ episode from Season 2 is the same reason others forget…the disturbing nature of the episode’s primary storyline.
Tommy the thaw-and-refreeze soldier gets a first date with Tosh and one last swing at Owen before being asked to save Cardiff…and the world.
With the team now working more effectively and completely than any time in Season 1, we’re handed a rather overt, at times obvious investigation into a crime that could have led to more, but didn’t.