Thursday, February 07, 2008

Review: Torchwood, Episode 2.4, "Meat"

Playwright Cath Tregenna, responsible for two of last season's strongest episodes, "Out of Time" and "Captain Jack Harkness", wrote this one. It's simply not what I expected from her, but in an entirely good way. As different in tone from her previous efforts as it is, the wow factor is still just as high. It's fast paced and action packed, while being genuinely disturbing at times and having an element of tragedy to it. She also injects some of her trademark character development (Rhys suddenly becomes much more interesting) and knack for good dialog (some of which is LOL worthy, see the excerpt below). The second season of Torchwood is a successful four of four so far, and next week's episode features another Tregenna script that promises to reveal more about Captain Jack's past. I can't wait.

Warning: spoilers below, please highlight the white space with your mouse to read them.

Gwen: Have you ever eaten alien meat? Captain Jack: Yeah. Gwen: What was it like? Captain Jack: He seemed to enjoy it.

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