Saturday, March 22, 2008

Review: Torchwood, Episode 2.12, "Fragments"

The penultimate episode of the second season features another strong story written by showrunner Chris Chibnall. It begins and ends on notes of high suspense for Team Torwchwood, and everything in-between is something fans have been clamoring for, setting up what promises to be an amazing season finale. As good as the first season was, the second has been even better, and I don't expect the finale to disappoint.

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

It's fascinating to learn how each team member became a part of Torchwood, including Captain Jack's initial encounter with the Victorian-era organization. Some old school Doctor Who fans are already complaining about the portrayal of UNIT in Tosh's backstory, but I can easily square it away as a post-Lethbridge-Stewart UNIT that may play by different rules. And, yay, we get the secret origin of Myfanwy, too! The return of James Marsters as Captain John with who he claims is Jack's missing brother Gray is a great way to end the episode but it doesn't bode well for the team in the season finale.

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