Thursday, January 04, 2007

Torchwood: Episode 12 - 'Captain Jack Harkness'

The time rift opens up and Jack and Toshiko find themselves in 1941. They meet the real Captain Jack Harkness and it turns out that Jack isn't really called Jack after all...

I quite liked this one and will happily watch it a second time when the series is repeated in the future. We find out more about Jack, whilst still having lots of questions about him.

The time travelling is handled nicely, and fairly subtly (I was reminded of the novel 'Time and Again' rather than other, more flashy, time travel stories), and the period setting is good. The caretaker was suitably creepy and the interplay between Ianto (who verged towards being 3D) and Owen was good. Gwen, however, returned to her quivering-lip, 'what's happening Jack?' persona.

Nicely engaging story and more complete than I was expecting given that it was presented as being the first half of a two-part season finale. 7/10.

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