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Torchwood: Miracle Day (Episode Six: Middle Men)

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Aug 13, 2011 Torchwood Bookmark and Share

The action of last week’s blistering episode continues into the new installment of Torchwood: Mircale Day. Oswald Danes (Bill Pullman) may be AWOL, but the mantel of super-creepy villain is brilliantly taken up by Colin Maloney (Marc Vann)—whose lurking performance is now just straight-up insane. Maloney’s determination to avoid taking responsibility for a broken system puts all Torchwood operatives at risk—giving Ester Drummond (Alexa Havins) more to do than pine for both service to country, and her man, when Rex (Mekhi Phifer) is put in a stomach-clenching situation.

Captain Jack is still out of action and reduced to chewing the scenery—all talk and mortality as his immortal co-workers do all the heavy lifting. (Although to be fair, no one can spin an overwrought line quite like John Barrowman.) His research of PhiCorp leads him straight to another middleman who—intriguingly enough—has launched an investigation into the miracle of his own.

Meanwhile Gwen (on the other side of the Atlantic) is doing her own investigation into the labor camps, saving “dead” patients and dishing our morality lessons like Mother Teresa in combat boots. However, her return to Los Angeles signals a new set of problems for our heroes. (

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August 13th 2011

Blistering action?  Did anything important happen?  It crawls along so boringly it’s like watching paint dry.  Episode 6 of 10 and they’re still setting the story up.  Davies will probably rush everything interesting into the last episode - like he always does.  This series is a massive waste of time.