Review: Torchwood: Miracle Day 4.10: The Blood Line

By Heather S. Vina

[spoilers ahead]

Story: Russell T. Davies

Teleplay: Jane Espenson and Russell T. Davies

Previously: Rex and Esther reunited with the CIA, in the form of Shapiro, who promptly deported Gwen and shot Jack. Esther took off with a wounded Jack, while Oswald ran away from Jilly, who hooked up with the Mystery Man from the Families.

Recap: Having discovered that Jack’s blood will lead them to the Blessing, Gwen in Shanghai follows the blood to a …

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Review: Torchwood: Miracle Day 4.09: The Gathering

By Heather S. Vina

[spoilers ahead]

Written by: John Fay

Previously: Rex and Esther reunited with the CIA in the form of Shapiro, who promptly deported Gwen and shot Jack. Esther took off with a wounded Jack, while Oswald ran away from Jilly, who hooked up with the Mystery Man from the Families.

Recap: A masked person barrels into a pharmacy and shoots out the camera. Turns out it’s Gwen and she’s stealing drugs. An old man bystander interrupts her …

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Review: Torchwood: Miracle Day 4.08: The End of the Road

By Heather S. Vina

[spoilers ahead]

Written by: Ryan Scott and Jane Espenson

Recap: Olivia Colasanto (Nana Visitor) brings Jack, Rex, Esther, and Gwen to the estate where her grandfather, Angelo Colasanto, Jack’s former lover, is staying. Rex has Esther stay behind as a security measure. They will keep the phone lines open between them. If anything happens, she will relay it back to a hard drive in LA.

Olivia explains to Jack that Angelo never stopped talking about him. …

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TV Spoilers & Speculation Corner: 9/7/11

This week, we have spoilers for Torchwood, Doctor Who and Supernatural:

Torchwood (Friday nights, 10pm, Starz)
By Heather S. Vina

This is it! This Friday will be the final episode of Torchwood’s Miracle Day season. Hopefully, they will satisfactorily wrap everything up and we will finally get some answers regarding the who, the what, and the why of Miracle Day!

There are several previews up on Youtube. There’s this version, which is a much shorter version of …

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Review: Torchwood: Miracle Day 4.07: Immortal Sins

By Heather S. Vina

[spoilers ahead]

Written by: Jane Espenson

Recap: Note: I’m going to do things a bit differently this week in the recap part of my review. The episode jumps from flashbacks to Jack’s past, to the present with Gwen and Jack. I’m going to break up the story into two parts: The first part will be the past story with Jack. The second part will be the present story with Jack, Gwen and Miracle Day.

Recap, Jack’s …

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TV Spoilers & Speculation Corner: 8/31/11

This week, we have spoilers for upcoming show Once Upon a Time (which we will start reviewing this fall), Torchwood, Doctor Who, and Supernatural:

Torchwood (Friday nights, 10pm, Starz)
By Heather S. Vina

Torchwood only has a few episodes left! It was better this week, but I’m glad it’s finally wrapping the story up.

Starz has a preview for the next episode, “The Gathering”, on their YouTube channel. The original preview they had out didn’t show anything …

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Review: Torchwood: Miracle Day 4.06: The Middle Men

By Heather S. Vina

[spoilers ahead]

Written by: John Shiban

Recap: The episode opens at PhiCorp central in LA, with Stuart Owens, the CEO of PhiCorp (Ernie Hudson! Hi, Ernie! I remember you from Ghostbusters!), receiving some information from his secretary, Janet (Ciera Payton) – and obvious secret lover – regarding the “Shanghai Deal”. There are maps and layouts amongst the papers. On the news, some woman is talking about the “45 Club”: a group of people who believe …

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Review: Torchwood: Miracle Day 4.05: The Categories of Life

By Heather S. Vina

[spoilers ahead]

Written by: Jane Espenson

Recap: Dr. Juarez goes to the next meeting for the medical panels, but finds out that they’re finished: The information that they gathered has been sent to Congress and they’ve finalized the “categories of life”. There is no longer “dead” or “alive” but three categories, and they become official at midnight, with rollouts planned for America and Europe. Juarez is horrified and calls Rex to tell him that she’s joining …

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Review: Torchwood: Miracle Day 4.04: Escape to L.A.

By Heather S. Vina

[spoilers ahead]

Story: Jim Gray
Teleplay: Jim Gray & John Shiban

Recap: The episode opens with Esther going to visit her sister, Sarah (Candace Brown), and nieces. The house is boarded up, with “Keep Out” painted on the outside and half a dozen locks on the door. Esther manages to get her sister to open the door but only as far as the safety chain will take it. Esther tells her that she’s going away for …

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Review: Torchwood: Miracle Day 4.03: Dead of Night

By Heather S. Vina

Written by: Jane Espenson

[spoilers ahead]

Recap: Oswald is on TV again, being interviewed about why people are accepting him as an “expert” on Miracle Day. He says he’s not an expert, but he’s speaking out about it when no one else is. He calls out the pharmaceutical companies for the profits that they are making on the backs of the people who need the pills that they have. He thinks that the pills should be …

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Report from Comic-Con 2011, Part 1

By Heather S. Vina

This is my second Comic-Con. Last year, I attended both Saturday and Sunday when a friend of mine bought us tickets as a surprise for me. I had so much fun that I decided to attend this year, purchasing a four-day pass (without preview night)! And despite the lines and some of the frustration of not being able to make it into every panel I wanted to, I had a blast!

Some of my favourite …

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Review: Torchwood: Miracle Day 4.02: Rendition

By Heather S. Vina

[spoilers ahead]

Written by: Doris Egan

Recap: “Rendition” opens at Heathrow Airport, where Rex and his men are met on the tarmac, at a private plane, by another operative named “Lyn Peterfield” (Dichen Lachman). Rex’s plan is to extradite Torchwood back to the States, but not before taking away Jack’s timeband, separating Gwen from her husband and child, and sending Rhys and Anwen back to Wales, over Gwen’s strident objections. Eve Myles said that Rex was …

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