Torchwood Miracle Day: Immortal Sins S04E07 (BBC)

Torchwood Miracle Day title card, via Wikipedia

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’ve been busy watching the Tour de France and also playing Dragon Age II, so I haven’t had much time to watch shows, but at least I’m making time for Torchwood. It’s been a while since the last series, and I was wondering if Torchwood would be back. They had also killed off most of the team, so you always wondered in what form they’d be back. The new American additions to Torchwood aren’t that impressive. They are actually quite annoying, but the whole premise of Miracle Day is somewhat tantalizing. I’ve watched 3 episodes, and we still have to find out what exactly is going on.

The first three episodes were pretty good in my opinion. I watched them all in one go, so it’s safe to assume that the story is good. The whole collaboration with an American TV channel is somewhat strange, but it makes for an interesting setting since they spend a good amount of time in the US.

On Miracle Day, everyone stops dying. They don’t have eternal youth, but just continue on living, even when they are dismembered. Currently, an analyst and an operative from the CIA have recruited Jack and Gwen to investigate. In the midst of it all, they come across a strange conspiracy, involving PhiCorp, a big pharmaceutical company, who knew about Miracle Day before it would happen.

Warning: Spoilers ahead.

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On Ellis Island in 1927, Jack emigrated to the US. Jack has got future tech with him. His bracelet. He saves a thief and they settle in Little Italy. Jack is talking like he knows the future. He must have been inserted into the time stream for some reason. It has to do with some kind of alien brain parasite. Someone is trying to destroy the future. They are being used by the Trixers Brigade. Jack got caught up with some Italian. The Italians thought he was a demon. Some dudes talked about him. They were three guys and they held their hands in a triangle. They might be the Brigade.

Rhys, the baby, and Gwen’s mother have been captured. They are blackmailing Gwen to get them Jack.

Gwen comes in and wants to show Jack something. Rex is commiserating Vera’s death with Esther. Gwen tasers Jack and drives away.

Jack wakes up. He wants to talk to them. He has Gwen look into the rear view mirror. Gwen thinks that Jack did something in his life. That’s why they want him, to punish him for some past sin that Jack doesn’t remember because he’s lived so long. He tells Gwen that they can reprogram his wrist strap to locate her family. He’s lying.

They meet some lady. Jack and Gwen don’t know they’ve got backup. It’s Rex and Esther. They accessed the I-5 cache and followed them.

Esther gives the signal. They save Rhys, Gwen’s daughter and her mom. The lady says that she can take him to the one man who knows how the miracle began. It’s Angelo, Jack’s jaded Italian lover. Whatever.

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