Given its ratings success, there’s every indication that Torchwood will be returning for a third season.
Chris Chibnall puts that old chestnut, your life flashing before your eyes just before you die, to good use in “Fragments.”
This is the first episode of Torchwood that left me choked up, crying with Gwen at the end.
“From Out of the Rain” was so reminiscent of season one’s “Small Worlds” that it came as no surprise that it, too, was written by Peter Hammond.
“Something Borrowed” continues spinning at least two, sometimes three, intertwining story lines, all cleverly interweaved and equally interesting.
There’s a sense, at the end here, that Owen is all better now, but he’s not.
I’m torn, because I enjoy Burn Gorman and I like Owen as a character, but the dangers implicit in being undead have only started here, and they’re likely to get worse.
We open with a routine, but nonetheless very nicely produced, Weevil hunt.
Torchwood enters Bizarro World when an alien reprograms the team’s memories—and personalities—in “Adam.”
“Meat” is a relationship story, ignoring entirely the typical Torchwood theme of how interacting with the alien reveals our inhumanity.
I love how Torchwood can take a fracture in time that threatens to undo our reality and use that crisis to frame a story about love and sacrifice.
After the entertaining fluff of “Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang,” season two’s follow-up effort hits hard.
When Torchwood’s second season debut opens with a cliché-ridden car chase, you can’t help but wonder if the show runners are trying too hard.
“End of Days” brings Torchwood’s premiere run to a mostly satisfying conclusion.
This episode features the largest chunk of exposition from Jack since the pilot.
The intersection of the alien and the human is front and center in “Combat,” as disaffected young men seek meaning, Fight Club-style.
“Out of Time”, gorgeous throughout, ostensibly tells the story of three individuals lost in time thanks to a temporal anomaly caused by the Cardiff Rift.
It plays as if an episode of Doctor Who wandered off and got lost, only to find itself somehow on Torchwood.
This is an exploration of the human character, unfolding in unexpected ways in a unique context.
This week’s cautionary tale falls short in spite of its interesting themes and compelling execution.