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07 July 2009 @ 06:58 pm
Torchwood : COE : Rupesh Patanjali <33  

[ A "Dear Writers of Torchwood" reaction post to the Character of Rupesh Patanjali. (Spoilers, obviously)
 All caps with credit to marishna]

(( Rupesh Pattenchali is thinking naughty thoughts about you. ))

Dear Writers of Torchwood,

When I was first introduced to the character of Rupesh Patanjali, I was beside myself with excitement. Sure it was the shallow kind with copious amounts of flailing and gushing over just how goddamned pretty he was and how delish he'd look as the filling to a Jack/Ianto sandwich, but that's to be expected as my introduction to this beautiful boy was through the super sneaky spoiler pics taken by fans during the filming sessions.

I didn't know a single other thing about him, but slowly, over the next couple of weeks whispers of information began to slip through and we found out his name (Rupesh the Bear. damn you dancy_dreamer! and doesn't it just roll so wonderfully off the tongue?) and that he was a Doctor (handy, since we're sort of needing one of these now.) and that he'd have some kind of interaction with the Torchwood team (cue the plot bunnies frolicking around in glee as we wondered just how/what/when things were going to happen!) and you can of course imagine my excitement as speculation began that he was indeed to be a new addition to our seriously dwindling team.

Then the rumours of a character death began floating around, and I was too weak to resist asking just who was fated to pop their clogs (understandable really, since I'd heard talk it would be Ianto and I just couldn't sit back and wait for that to shock the hell outta me!) only to find out that it was our dear wannabe team member Rupesh. Oh the sadness. Oh the woe. I was very much distressed. But then I told myself, "these are just rumours" and "nothing is final till it airs on tv" and was consoled...

...right up until the moment COE: Day One aired and Rupesh died a flaily death of suprise :O

Why, writers? Why would you give us such an awesome character (and yes, he was awesome, and not just from a shallow "pretty!" point of view. Boy can clearly act, which is always a plus, and he had a SEKRIT DOUBLELIFE which means he would have fitted into Torchwood just nicely) only to take him right back? :(( You only gave us a day with him. It was never going to be enough time. I'd thought, even if he had to go, we'd have had him for Torchweek at least. I am very distressed. And disappointed. And shall go into mourning now before transitioning into denial and then finally into a deluded state wherein I'm adamant that Rupesh lives because he is actually a vampire who wears really good sunblock to stop him SPARKLING in the sunlight and that he helps Torchwood save the day and as a reward gets to join the team and have that super sexy threesome with Jack and Ianto...

A seriously deluded distressed fangirl,

P.S. Yes, I know he wanted to be spy in Torchwood, but Ianto kept his cybergirlfriend in the basement so it's okay. After Rupesh is caught and we have the whole emo moment of how the baddies are holding his family/puppy/laptop as hostage, the team will forgive him and band together to save the day... as well as his family/puppy/laptop. Then we get a threesome. Or foursome depending how frisky Gwen's feeling. 

P.P.S. And I know he shot Jack. In the back. But Jack doesn't die. And though Rupesh looked very surprised by the fact Jack *did* come back to life, the fact that he knew it was rumoured he could clearly means that the shot doesn't count. And that Jack will forgive him. And invite him back to the hub for a kinky threesome with Ianto. Just saying.


mood: bouncybouncy
Gem: TW : Jack/Gwen arm in armiceandlime on July 7th, 2009 07:14 pm (UTC)
After we saw the screening we christened him Hot Doctor and we went to the pub and had a drink to him. He was a great character, shame he's gone.

By the way it's Patanjali
Campaspe: Torchwood \\ 1.13 \\ Woecs_whitewolf on July 7th, 2009 07:23 pm (UTC)
::corrects:: thanks!

I've been waiting for him to join Torchwood since September last year as well! WOE. He shall live on in spirit, however. And fanfic, fingers crossed. heh.
Gem: TW : Dead Suzie sunriseiceandlime on July 7th, 2009 07:25 pm (UTC)
I remember reading a spoiler that he died at some point, so I wasn't expecting him to be permanent; but when I saw the first ep it was still a huge shock (and there was a huge gasp in the cinema!)

RIP, Hot Doctor!
Campaspe: Torchwood \\ S3 \\ Sexy Rupeshcs_whitewolf on July 7th, 2009 07:27 pm (UTC)
I knew he wasn't going to last long, but I did think he would have lasted the series :(( at the very least. I did have a gasp moment myself XD I'm glad I'm not the only one who got shocked at loosing him so soon! hehe.

YS. RIP, Hot Doctor! <33
Gem: TW : Gwen sadiceandlime on July 7th, 2009 07:33 pm (UTC)
Sorry did you say something, I was too busy staring at your icon! XD

RTD pulled another Suzie there. Making the audience think one thing then killing 'em off! Evil RTD.
Campaspe: Torchwood \\ S3 \\ Rupeshcs_whitewolf on July 7th, 2009 07:50 pm (UTC)
Who me? I'm sure it was nothing important, at least when compared to Sexy!Rupesh ;) heh

Ah. I see it now. Damn you RDT! Why must you be so needlessly cruel to awesome characters!? ...is there a third glove?
Tangles: Toshentangled_now on July 7th, 2009 07:21 pm (UTC)
Rupesh died a flaily death of suprise

I too was surprised and saddened by the flaily death of surprise, because for all the reasons you said he would have fitted in Torchwood perfectly.
Campaspe: Torchwood \\ S3 \\ Rupeshcs_whitewolf on July 7th, 2009 07:25 pm (UTC)
It was such a terribly waste of an awesome character. I relly would have loved to have seen more of him <33
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Campaspe: Torchwood \\ S3 \\ Sexy Rupeshcs_whitewolf on July 7th, 2009 09:01 pm (UTC)
Oh goodness yes! I didn't expect for a minute he was a "baddie", not until he'd whipped out the gun and then it all went to pot.

I say we all subscribe to the delusion that he never actually died. It's all a huge big hoax, honest!
alsa: angry facehalfapint on July 7th, 2009 09:07 pm (UTC)
Hear hear! I loved him so damn much and then... THEN HE DIED. WTF. ¬_¬ I've never liked a character so quickly. I am GUTTED.

*joins in denial*
Campaspe: Torchwood \\ S3 \\ Rupeshcs_whitewolf on July 7th, 2009 09:35 pm (UTC)
::welcomes you to the denial::

Exactly! I've been waiting months for him to come be part of my canon and now he's gone, in the blink of an eye. WOE. ...but he shall live on. Because he is Rupesh and does not die with surprise!
mrs_cj_harknessmrs_cj_harkness on July 8th, 2009 12:32 am (UTC)
And invite him back to the hub for a kinky threesome with Ianto. Just saying.

Fic please. Now. ;)
Campaspe: Torchwood \\ S3 \\ Sexy Rupeshcs_whitewolf on July 8th, 2009 07:26 pm (UTC)
In progress ;) ...though I may need cheerleading to actually get it posted! heh.
mrs_cj_harknessmrs_cj_harkness on July 9th, 2009 08:38 am (UTC)
Just let me get my Pompoms k?
__♥..Jemz-y Baby..♥__: Janto Snog!jemzamia on July 8th, 2009 01:08 pm (UTC)

*pulls on black veil of mourning*
Campaspe: Torchwood \\ S3 \\ Rupeshcs_whitewolf on July 8th, 2009 07:26 pm (UTC)
::clings to you::

__♥..Jemz-y Baby..♥__jemzamia on July 8th, 2009 07:32 pm (UTC)
*clings back*

Campaspe: Torchwood \\ S3 \\ Sexy Rupeshcs_whitewolf on July 8th, 2009 07:33 pm (UTC)

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Campaspe: Torchwood \\ 2.11 \\ Innovative...cs_whitewolf on July 8th, 2009 07:27 pm (UTC)
I'm very glad you agree :D I feel it would be a very fitting ending to the series, hehe.
The Island of the Fay: [misc] fangirls?atraphoenix on July 8th, 2009 04:28 pm (UTC)
I loved Rupesh. I was entirely spoiler free when I watched the episode, and, when I realised he was a doctor, I assumed he'd be the Owen replacement. (And that Lois would be the replacement Tosh.) And I was surprised to find that I was actually ok with that, because he was awesome and his enthusiasm about Torchwood was really sweet. And, ok, yes, he was a bit pretty. I can't believe they killed him off!
Campaspe: Torchwood \\ Ianto; red tie cheeky grics_whitewolf on July 8th, 2009 07:31 pm (UTC)
<33 I'm so glad to hear that! I thought I'd have been more upset at the idea of Owen and Tosh being replaced, but both Rupesh and Lois from the very first episode managed to proove that they had actual Torchwood potential.

I think there's a strong possibility Lois will end up in the team (unless RTD pulls another "Suzie" on us), but am very upset to know for defo that Rupesh will not be!
satanassasatanassa on July 9th, 2009 07:35 pm (UTC)
He may be pretty and all, but I hope you didn't miss the part where Rupesh admits to Agent Johnson that he killed the Chinese man just so that he would have a corpse to show to Jack.
Campaspe: Torchwood \\ S3 \\ Rupeshcs_whitewolf on July 9th, 2009 07:41 pm (UTC)
Nope, didn't miss that part at all. I know he's not top of the good guy list but I still really liked the way he came across as a character, didn't you- in the beginning, at least? Before we found out he was working for the other side. Obviously from the moment he did that his time was up, but it doesn't stop me from wishing they'd decided to keep him as a character instead of killing him off.
S Lynn: inappropriaterobling_t on July 10th, 2009 12:24 am (UTC)
After he shot Jack I was all, "so, he is Owen's replacement, then"... ;)