I wrote last week that the second episode of Torchwood: Miracle Day was good enough to continue watching it and episode 3 is also the same. While this may not be Torchwood as we know it – it’s still entertaining.
This week, Oswald is given a voice and then taken down a few pegs, which will please everyone that hates his character.
We start to see our crew learn some clues as to what exactly might be behind Miracle Day and all signs lead to shady pharmaceutical companies – though it does seem like it comes out of no where and is a rather disappointing plot thread. My hope is that someone outside force is pulling the strings.
Society itself is starting to breakdown with legions of people joining the Soul-less a creepy group of people that walk around with masks on their faces.
Generally, I don’t like Gwen’s attitude. ‘Pissed off Welsh Mum’ is really starting to get old and you kind of wish Gwen would act a little more like a normal person and not some hyperpissed SuperWelshWoman.
As this is an American interpretation of a British TV show, this episode features many gags at the expense of British English/American English. I found the gags cheap and annoying. As someone who watches more British TV than most British people I don’t like being talked down to. I know why they did it but I don’t have to like it. Though I did giggle myself when someone said ‘It’s bigger on the inside.’ Gotta love a good TARDIS reference.
This episode sees Torchwood take more control of the growing situation with the American hothead Mekhi Pfifer taking a more seconardary role. Which, I suppose was done to make fans happy seeing Captain Jack back in charge.
It’s interesting to see the system start to break down. There’s now a fear that deformed babies would be born as they wouldn’t naturally miscarry anymore and we get a pretty big view of the fabric of society collapsing around our main characters.
I really don’t like Esther, even 3 episodes in. Yeah, she’s sexy and all but she’s a moron and is kind of a lame person.
This episode features probably the most controversial scene of the series which takes place after Jack goes on the pull for the evening and picks up a date of the male variety. There’s a pretty graphic sex scene, which the BBC will be cutting from the show (STARZ is cable, BBC is a public broadcaster). This scene will bother a lot of people. I was much too interested in the OTHER sex scene that takes place at the same time to care what Jack was up to. Torchwood has never been shy about it’s characters sexualities – to viewer beware.
This episode moves the conspiracy story along, gets our characters trusting each other and forming a cohesive team. I’m going to continue to watch as I like where it’s going.
What did you think of Miracle Day Episode 3? Let us know in the comments!