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24 December 2006 @ 10:53 pm
Torchwood : 1.11 Combat  
Now THAT is what I call a good ol' fashioned episode of Torchwood. After 1.09's utter shittyness and 1.10's hit/miss as far as an episode goes, this is pure heaven. I have SO much squee for it right now.

Points of (semi-coherant) squee:

1) Ianto. Dear gods the utter amount of Ianto screen time was pure bliss! And he was wearing his darker suit/shirt/tie combo which gets the squiggles any day. The on screen moments with Jack too, those alone moments we never got to see... ;) oh you know what I'm talking about. The bunnehz are frolicking! So much happy. 

2) Jack. Getting bloodied there right at the beginning? Mmm. That was a total 'I want to lick kiss you better' moment for me, and he was so cocky and self assured about it all. That man, really, words fail.

3) Owen! Now, this guy bugs me at the best of times. He's just not pretty enough for me and this combined with the fact that he's an utter 'tosser' (to quote Gwen) doesn't really gain him any points, but can I just take a moment to be one of the first to say OMG Owen, you look bloody HOT all bloodied and bruised and suicidal and HISSING at that Weevil got me unbelievably excited. I mean, the damn thing COWERED away!

4) That text message. For a moment I thought it said cry baby as opposed to it being coordinates. My bad. Still, it would have made such a cute horror-movie cliche if the guy on the table had been alive. haha.

5) Gwen drugging Rhys. I'd call her a bitch too. That was utterly selfish and cowardly of her. True Rhys was a bit titchy there at the beginning but I think the poor guy has every right to be a bit prissy with Gwen considering. The fact she had to drug him to tell him the truth makes me despise her even though her sobbage moment did get a lips-pressed-sympathetically moment from me. 

6) Rambling on about moments! Favourites for this episode: 

- Jack taking Ianto with him on a hunt and telling Gwen to stay behind when she offered to go along. Ianto, with me! And Ianto followed, such obedience must be taken advantage of appreciated.
- The grape-eating Ianto-smiling moment between Jack and Ianto as they questioned that patient. XD
- Owen voluntarily getting into that cage. Boy, you are the pretty for that. Oh, and the hissing. You get all my lacking love for the hissing.

I really must stop bouncing about my room. It's rather unbecoming.

As for next week? How very intriguing! Though Jack looks rather surprised about meeting himself. (Now, is it himself himself? Did he just steal his name like everyone seems to think? Is this him during the two missing years of his life? And why is it that if Jack's from the 51st century, he spent so much time in the 50's(?)?... Guess we'll find out next week! ::continues bouncing about room::

< /end rambling squeeage>
Lady Koori: bw Jackladykoori on December 25th, 2006 01:29 am (UTC)
Did he just steal his name like everyone seems to think?

Its got to be this one. Or someone stealing his identity that he set up in the 1940s. Because if it were actually him, then JB would be playing both parts, and that wasn't JB.
Campaspe: TW Jack oo-er!cs_whitewolf on December 25th, 2006 01:33 am (UTC)
1940's, eh? I knew I was wrong with '1950'. I never was any good with dates XD

I suppose it must be as, like you say, the guy most definitely was not JB as we all know and love him. Wonder what his real name/identity is. He wouldn't have to change his name would he? I mean when the others find out? It'd be weird not calling him Cpt Jack Harkness anymore!
Lady Kooriladykoori on December 25th, 2006 02:09 am (UTC)
Most definately.
gemstar69 on December 25th, 2006 02:23 am (UTC)
I bet his name is leik, Bob, or something. Haha, Bob, haha.
Campaspe: Snape raining colourcs_whitewolf on December 25th, 2006 11:05 am (UTC)

Bobby, Bob-Bob...! LMAO. Somehow it just doesn't seem to have the same ringt to it XD
gemstar69 on December 25th, 2006 11:39 am (UTC)
No, not rly. If it turns out his name is 'Bob' will Ianto have to call him that during smex? Yelling out 'Jack!' or 'OMG Captain, YS' is so much more sexy.
Campaspe: Autumn's secret doorcs_whitewolf on December 25th, 2006 12:21 pm (UTC)

"Oh, Oh... Bob!" Ianto cried as the Torchwood leader pistoned into him...

LMAO I can't even type for giggling. I'll accept any other name for Jack BUT Bob!

How about Ruben? XD
gemstar69 on December 25th, 2006 02:52 pm (UTC)
I'm laughing like an idiot at this image. Ruben? How about Quentin. Hahahahahahahahaha srs lolz.

"Oh, Quentin-Ruben, don't stop, plz!"

*Still laughing like a twat* I may make an icon of Jack with Quentin-Ruben written on it. Nobody but us will get the joke though lol, and I'd be swamped with posts going 'WTF on ur icon'.
Campaspe: DW resurrectedcs_whitewolf on December 25th, 2006 03:23 pm (UTC)
YS! Quentin-Ruben it is! XD I feel it suits him nicely.

"...Jack?" Ianto asked questioningly.
"Please, call me Ruben, Quentin-Ruben."
(Que Bond music and gun actions). Dude, icons would be so cute! haha.

Everyone's going to wonder what the hell I'm laughing at (yes, the family has landed arrived :s
gemstar69 on December 25th, 2006 05:35 pm (UTC)
How much would I lol if it turned out that was his name?

And I've watched that episode preview again and I'm almost 100% sure the man being whispered to is the other Jack. I'm going to be a complete fangirl here, but the our Jack's hair is a little longer at the back and the shirt colour is different.

Also, I still can't decide on whether the guy is a younger version of our CJ or if Jack stole his identity. Either way, Jack would recognise him wouldn't he? Unless the time agency wiped his memory and told him he was Captain Jack Harkness... but wait, that wouldn't account for the earlier time in his life. Oh God, I'm so confused. I bet when they tell us it'll be a jaw dropper though.
Campaspe: Bob Quentin-Ruben XDcs_whitewolf on December 27th, 2006 11:35 pm (UTC)

(I just HAD to use the icon)
I'm just this girl, you know?missakins on December 26th, 2006 06:36 am (UTC)
Bob, Bob had bitch tits.
gemstar69 on December 26th, 2006 03:55 pm (UTC)
Fight Club references FTW!
louiex: Ianto-Dirty thoughtslouiex on December 25th, 2006 07:46 am (UTC)
Christmas day, almost three am and I just finished the episode. Totally agree, a really great one in so many ways. First, yes Ianto gets first props (how badly am I sitting here willing it to be next week so I can watch that disheveled arguing with Owen, him growling out 'he's our leader!'...? Very very badly. :D) I loved him doing the good cop/bad cop with Jack and the two of them contemplating the Weevil's having emotions.
Owen owen... Owen needs to shag evil Not! Jude law guy. Was it wrong that the entire scene at the rich guy's loft I was expecting them to just lose their close and go at it?
Away with you Gwen! Selfish lady, go cry and eat pizza!
And Jack was fabulous, no qualms there XD Tosh was great, i can't wait to see more of her next week too... Must stop rambling and sleep!
Campaspe: TW Ianto suitcs_whitewolf on December 25th, 2006 11:15 am (UTC)
I totally need to get my claws on a download, my faith in this series has been rekindles, thank goodness. I was beginning to worry for a moment there!

And just UNGH to all those moments you pointed out- can't believe I forgot to mention that 'Not!Jude Law' guy, haha, I was all like- "they're so gonna do the dirty" whilst watching them. And then they never :( They were definitely giving each other the eye though, heh. I think fic may be in order to make up for the lack of smexing between them.

And yes, away with Gwen. I don't know what's happened to her. So much for Jack's 'stay human' (even as he sweeps her away from Rhys there at the beginning). That woman needs to have a good sit down and a think over just what on earth she's doing.

Eeee for next weeks episode! The anticipation may well kill me. XD
slapdash.pinkamethyst on December 25th, 2006 03:39 pm (UTC)
See, you liked that episode for all the reasons I kind of didn't. My problem with Torchwood is that it doesn't know what it's trying to be. The episodes aren't sci-fi enough to be sci-fi, they're almost Buffy but not quite, and it's not really Doctor Who. It seems to be a mixture of different things, but that doesn't work when you're trying to make an adult sci-fi show. Anyway. That's a whole other rant.

My other problem is that I just don't care about the characters. I love Jack, but for a show that's supposed to be about Jack, we don't see a lot of him. Ianto has some lovely moments, but they're not making enough of him. They're trying to give each character one 'big' episode, but that only works if we've seen something of the character beforehand. Tosh's episode was well written, but I didn't care enough about Tosh to really be interested. They have such interesting characters at their disposal, but they're not taking advantage of that. Same with last night's episode: we saw a little bit of Owen last week, but none of it really fits. They're just twisting the character, and it doesn't work for me at all.

*shrugs* But, y'know, maybe they will have sorted all this out by next series. Because I think it could be really good.
Campaspe: Lollypop Man (HMD)cs_whitewolf on December 25th, 2006 04:19 pm (UTC)
See now, I can completely agree with all your points, which means I probably shouldn't be fangirling as much as I do but oh well! I think with series one they were just trying to find their feet, do quick character episodes that were frankly not up to the standards we're expecting and rushing certain plot elements they would have done better taking longer to explore.

That said, series two, I hope they'll take all this into consideration and start thinking more long term, they at least have to work on their plot consistency because- my god- that is sorely lacking on some fronts.

I still loved this episode though ::squishes it:: On a whole I think it's probably down to the fact that last two were so 'bad', to me at least! :D
slapdash.pinkamethyst on December 25th, 2006 10:43 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I'm hoping series two is better, simply because by then I'm hoping the script writers will have got together and actually talked about where they want to go with this. I love some episodes, and I would watch it, whatever they did, 'cuz John's hot and I'm a pathetically shallow fangirl. *roll eyes* But it would be nice to have a good storyline too.
?!?the_unoriginal on December 27th, 2006 08:31 am (UTC)
You know, with the whole "super intelligent" fight club setup, you'd think they'd know not to text the dead dude's phone with the coordinates. :O Maybe they wanted to get caught XD
Campaspe: TW Converse and Bloodcs_whitewolf on December 27th, 2006 05:24 pm (UTC)
I've never actually seen fight club, but I was pondering about that mobile too- that was just damn stupid, especially since they took the time to wipe the history clean before leaving it for the Torchwood crew to pick up. Silly wabbits!
Unfortunate Crushfitzsfool on December 27th, 2006 09:36 pm (UTC)
I was very, very drunk when I watched it at 4am, so I spent most of my time alternately giggling and gasping. With a fair amount of drooling thrown into the mix..
Campaspe: Tardiscs_whitewolf on December 27th, 2006 11:21 pm (UTC)
I've watched it like four times already and giggling and gasping's what I tend to do, and that's without being drunk! heh. Drooling too, there's always drooling involved with Torchwood XD