Sunday, January 20, 2008

Review: Torchwood, Episode 2.3, "To the Last Man"

To use an American sports metaphor, Torchwood steps into the batter's box for the third time in its second season and hits a third home run. As I've mentioned before, I thought the first season began a bit slowly, but I'm very impressed by the second season so far. It's like the creative staff have figured it all out and now it's just completely on target.

Without giving away any spoilers, let me just say that "To the Last Man" is similar in tone to two of the absolute best episodes from the first season, "Out of Time" and "Captain Jack Harkness" (both written by playwright Cath Tregenna). This one is from Helen Raynor, writer of last season's "Ghost Machine" as well as Doctor Who episodes "Daleks in Manhattan" and "Evolution of the Daleks", and it's easily her best work to date.

The next two episodes are both written by Tregenna, so I anticipate further home runs.

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