Torchwood Adam S02E05 (BBC)

Torchwood is a science fiction drama television program, created by Russell T Davies and starring John Barrowman and Eve Myles. It deals with the machinations and activities of the Cardiff branch of the fictional Torchwood Institute, who deal with supernatural occurrences. An initial 13-part series was commissioned by the BBC as a spin-off from the long-running science fiction program Doctor Who with which it is closely interlinked.

From the Torchwood Wikipedia entry.

I didn’t like this episode either. It was a bit of a bore. It’s too bad. The new season of Torchwood isn’t starting out with a bang. Although it’s got good ratings, I find it significantly worse than any Doctor Who episodes. I actually like the new season of Primeval a lot better than the new season of Torchwood. I can’t say it enough, Primeval rocks compared to Torchwood. Maybe I phrased this wrong. Primeval just rocks. The last episode was really good.

This week, some guy is manipulating the team’s memories. He changed them to be part of Torchwood for some reason.

Warning: Spoilers ahead.

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Gwen arrives at the office. She’s back from Paris. She sees someone she doesn’t know. It’s a stranger. He touches Gwen and makes her think that she knows him. His name is Adam Smith. He puts his name into the personnel file.

He makes Toshiko think that they have been together for a year. Captain Jack sees something strange in the holding pen. He is spooked. Adam has changed Owen. Owen now wants Toshiko, but he can’t have her since she is with Adam.

Gwen comes home and doesn’t recognize Rhys. She calls Jack and Adam for help. Adam takes Gwen back to the hub.

Jack tells Rhys that they will fix this.

Owen examines Gwen. Rhys is telling Jack details about his life with Gwen. Jack is rebroadcasting it to Gwen.

Tosh showed Owen a strange box. He hasn’t figured what they are. Owen continues to hit on Toshiko. It looks like Adam changed their personalities.

While they are leaving Gwen’s place, he sees the child again.

Jack goes out hunting for a weevil and someone screams at him to run away. He comes out and finds Adam waiting for him. Adam changes his memory once more. Jack is thinking of his past. Adam tries to coax it out of him by continually changing his memory. This is what he is after.

Jack remember the Boshane peninsula in the 51st century, his home. The kid he keeps seeing is Grey, his little brother. They were fleeing from the invaders. His brother let his hand go. Jack tried to find him but never did. Jack comes back and found his parents dead. He never found Grey. Jack searched for him for years.

Ianto thinks that the box was found by Jack. Toshiko thinks that Adam brought it back from a dig. Owen tries to make a move on Toshiko. She tells him that he isn’t her type.

Gwen remembers something. Ianto checks his diary. He finds out that Adam isn’t in his diary. This means that Adam has never been here. Adam starts to fade when Ianto confronts to her. Adam says in order to survive, people need to remember him. When he fed himself into Gwen, he erased the bits with Rhys. Adam implants memories in him that Ianto that he is a serial killer.

Jack remembers that his mom survived. When Jack puts Ianto on a lie detector, it says that Ianto is telling the truth. He killed those girls. Jack goes over the security records and finds that Adam is involved somehow in what has happened to his team.

Adam asks Toshiko in bed if she would die for him.

When the team is together again, Jack pulls a gun on Adam and puts him in the vault. Adam says that he came here for their unique memories. He tries to recover their memories and uses the memory erasure pill to get them back the way that they were. Adam wants to help Jack find Grey. Adam tries to play with Jack’s memories, but Jack takes the pill. Jack forgets what he has remembered. Adam disappears.

The team has lost two days.

Jack looks at the strange box and a strange piece comes off. It’s labelled Adam’s property. Jack puts the piece back onto the box. He walks away as the box opens. He finds sand in it.

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