TV – Torchwood: Miracle Day, Episode 3
Episode 3 was the best episode to date! It starts with Captain Jack, Gwen, Rex and his colleague starting to investigate whose responsible for Miracle Day. At the same time the world start to realise the impact of Miracle Day: that people need pain killers as they’re in pain but can’t die with some believing that they are soulless. Meanwhile Oswald (the openly admitted and found guilty paedophile and murder) starts going on TV talking about how he feels he’s been forgiven for his crime.
Jack and the gang are led to a pharmaceutical company called Phi Cop and discover a warehouse containing a stockpile of pain killers. How did Phi Cop know Miracle Day was coming? As they discuss infiltration of Phi Cop, Rex falls out with the gang and goes off on his own – going to a doctor who treated him after a accident that happened on Miracle Day. Rex has an intimate encounter with the Doctor and she tells him of the PR Agent who has invited her to a meeting at Phi Cop. Who is this PR Agent? Why is she working for Phi Cop? The PR agent approaches Oswald and he has a meeting with Phi Cop.
Jack’s theory of morphic fields hits the mainstream web meaning investigating the phenomena is more difficult. Jack, Gwen and the CIA collegue of Rex’s are walking along and Jack sees a gay bar. Jack leaves for the bar, smiling, saying “I’m a mortal man, with mortal needs.” Jack meets a bar man and what follows is a really steamy sex scene. After the sex scene, drunken Jack rings Gwen saying how he wishes Ianto was there, if only he’d survived a few more months. Drunken Jack feels lonley and says to Gwen that as long as they’ve got each other they don’t need anyone else. Jack is practically naked in this scene with a cover covering his bits (which is probably why it’s my favourite episode so far – as John Barrowman is hot!). But Gwen’s not really listening as she’s made contact with Rhys and her baby securely on the computer through the Torchwood’s systems. Jack sighs realising she doesn’t feel the same, that she’s moved on from the Torchwood family and got her own now.
Rex comes back to the team after asking the doctor to attend the meeting at Phi Cop. The team using Gwen with contact lenses (that show the others what she’s seeing) start their infiltration of Phi Cop. Gwen goes to the PR Agents office and downloads information from her computer, nearly getting caught. Meanwhile Jack confronts Oswald at the TV station to find out about the conversation with Phi Cop. Oswald admits that he enjoyed the rape and murder of the young girl and Jack realises that he actually wanted to be executed. Jack has it on tape, but Oswald’s security take it off him, beat him up and kick him out of the TV studio. And that brings the episode for an end this week.
Can’t wait for the next episode! As always review it when I’ve watched it!
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