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Children Of Earth: Day Five.

Torchwood has never really gone in for happy endings, has it. I seem to remember waffling something about that the other day, in one of my book meanderings. "Into The Silence", was it? Possibly. I could easily look, but needless to say, I couldn't be bothered. Killing your own grandson in order to save the human race is certainly impressively Torchwoodian. And now Jack is off living a fanfiction writer's dream (Jack! Hitch-hiking through space!), and my beloved TW3 is in ruins. Nothing unsalvageable, though. He buggered off at the end of season one, too, although admittedly he hadn't just exploded his grandson's brain that time. Or lost his boyfriend. Or his home. Or any chance of reconciliation with his daughter. Or... Well, you get the picture. ;)

Happy or sad endings aside, "Children Of Earth" has been fabulous. Awkward type that I am, I still prefer season one, with all its manic twists and turns, but there's no denying that CoE has been the sort of drama that has turned heads. It's impressed a lot of people, and won over a lot of the show's previous critics. It's also been a hit sci-fi drama in prime time, something that hasn't been seen in a whole lot of years. Impressive, huh. :) Given the ending, however, many people are now saying that this is the end of Torchwood - but whether it is or it isn't (officially - in fanfiction land it's never the end), it can certainly never be the end of Jack. I do wish he hadn't been left on quite such a downer, but we all know there's no way of keeping a good man down for long. In the meantime then, off he goes hitch-hiking in space. And, lest we forget, with a pterodactyl waiting for him back home, should he choose to return.

I love this show. :)




Always have, always will.

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eandh99
Jul. 10th, 2009 10:36 pm (UTC)
Yup, still love Jack, will still follow him through fic. But TW is done and dusted as far as I'm concerned. I came to the show for Jack, I'm leaving with him.
aeshna_uk
Jul. 10th, 2009 10:38 pm (UTC)
Yay! What you said. :)

I'm glad I'm not the only one staying put! Have a feeling that the fandom may get a bit empty in places in the coming weeks....
swordznsorcery
Jul. 12th, 2009 11:12 am (UTC)
Well if Not-Outpost-Gallifrey loses all the mad teenage Ianto fans who can't type, I shan't shed a tear. Oops, did I just say that out loud?! ;)

I understand the concerns that some people have, and some people have argued them most eloquently. For me, though, there's always a future to this story.
aeshna_uk
Jul. 12th, 2009 11:38 am (UTC)
I think that there are a lot of people out there quietly looking forward to getting their fandom back.... ;)

Jack has no choice but to have a future and for all that we saw the old TW being broken down, we also saw a new one taking shape in the form of Lois and Johnson (and her goons) and maybe even Bridget and Dekker... though I think poor Alice may be keeping the hell out of it.

Jack's departure was painful, but he has PTSD to the eyeballs and desperately needs to get a sense of perspective. And by sending him off like that, it lets him sort out his demons off-screen rather than clogging any future plots up with constant angst or showing callous disregard if he seems settled. They actually did a terrific job in setting up a potential s4 and doing it in such a way that there is a natural kick-off point in Jack's return after a year or three, where he can wander around the rebuilt Hub and ask all the "and then you did what?" questions that the viewers would like to ask.

So, yeah, lots of future potential. Jack is the fictional gift that just keeps on giving. ;)
elenopa
Jul. 11th, 2009 02:41 pm (UTC)
I hope Mafwany was out of the Hub when it blew. One of the guys I work with was also concerned about Janet. I hope the Weevil cells were much lower in the hub.

Yes it was not a happy ending, but boy, what a good week of television we got. What am I going to do next week?
swordznsorcery
Jul. 12th, 2009 11:09 am (UTC)
Annoying, isn't it! Back to having nothing to watch but Top Gear.

I'm sure Myfanwy was safe. There was no sign of her up in the roof when Ianto left the Hub. She was off on one of her flyabouts, I'm sure. What that means for her now, though, I don't know! Gwen and Rhys will have to buy a house with a high roof, or PC Andy can adopt her or something. ;)
yetanotherpearl
Jul. 12th, 2009 10:48 am (UTC)
maybe that last scene was Gwen leaving Torchwood for a normal life,
and Torchwood went with Jack..

swordznsorcery
Jul. 12th, 2009 10:52 am (UTC)
Not entirely, I would hope. If she rescued all his stuff from the Hub, then she's got his TARDIS coral. He'll have to come back and get that from her one day!
yetanotherpearl
Jul. 12th, 2009 10:56 am (UTC)
i suddenly had this image of the tardis coral being knocked off the coffee table by the baby :D it is just not the end, Jack will be back.
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