Torchwood returns! Prepare for more gore, guns, and more Ianto

2.6.2009

By Noah Michelson

In anticipation of the Torchwood panel at the New York ComicCon Feb. 7, the BBC's released a teaser trailer for the third season of their wildly popular Doctor Who spinoff. It's only a minute long, but with a quick succession of scenes we can already tell that the Earth is in grave peril from an alien force (again). Cpt. Jack Harkness (John Barrowman) and Ianto Jones (Gareth David-Lloyd) get a quick snog in and then there's lots and lots of running, an explosion or two go off, Gwen Cooper (Eve Myles) gets blown up (only a little), and at one point Jack trades in his military overcoat for a casual sweats and t-shirt ensemble (maybe his coat shrunk in the wash?). Oh, yeah, and there are a lot of children acting creepy (something kids seem especially good at) in an arc none-too-imaginatively titled Children of Earth.

Just another day at Torchwood then, where the life expectancy is not very high, the boss hits on you, the coffee is divine, and a pterodactyl lives in the rafters. But when the boss is as dashing as Jack and there's never a dull moment, you can't really complain. Though Ianto, looking dusty and rumpled in his trademark suit, still feels unappreciated. But we're confident Jack can fix that with some more raunchy hothouse sex.

Airing sometime in the summer months, tune in to BBCAmerica to see the five episodes over five consecutive nights as series creator Russell T. Davies brings guns blazing action with a side of the steamier variety of action to TV screens everywhere.

-- OLGA BAS

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