With the Earth in peril from a nameless alien menace that uses children as their mouthpiece -- and there's got to be something wrong with that -- the shorthanded trio at Torchwood headquarters seem to be at a loss. Capt. Jack (John Barrowman) bites the dust (and, in high probability, returns to life "in a quarry completely stark bollock naked") at least once in those two minutes and Gwen (Eve Myles) makes an "end of the world" video just in case, though thankfully there's still time for Ianto and Jack to lock lips.
When asked how much action Ianto and Jack would be getting this time around, Gareth David-Lloyd (Ianto) told The Gay Times that "there's more action this season… my job is upped because we're all got more responsibility, haven't we?" John Barrowman then had to clarify the question for David-Lloyd: "[The interviewer is] talking about sex." (You'd think that after a couple of years in John's presence, Gareth would be quicker on the uptake.) Gareth gives it a second go: "[Ianto's] more reserved… he's quite protective and private about his relationship with Jack. It's actually something that he struggles with, it takes him a moment. He's fallen in love, basically." Aww, now that's what we like to hear!
Resolutely, the BBC still hasn't decided when to play the 5 consecutive episodes. Sometimes in July is the best they can offer.
-- OLGA BAS
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