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Somewhere past the end of the great and bountiful human empire, lost in space, there is the Torchwood Archive. And it's having a theme week.

Someone arrives with an alien item and a whole lot of questions about Object One. They find holographic ghosts of the Torchwood we know, still being themselves, together after thousands of years. And they get a tour of Torchwood from the very beginning.

Trigger warnings for the usual: murder, murder of friends and family, suicide, homophobic violence, things being darker and twistier than they seem.

And it's in a whole lot of little sections. They weave together. But it felt to me like a lot more plot than character, just because there's so many characters there's hardly any time for each particular one. We learn lots of neat and interesting glimpses but it's not like we can hang around to have feels.

It gives lots of answers to long running plot arcs. What the little locket was that got opened on new year's eve of the new century. What's even up with the Committee. What would Toshiko even do if she managed to be happy for a couple of days.

Spoilers, though predictable: Turns out Torchwood have been creating their own problems right from the start. And Object One, the much misused source of many problems, isn't what they think.

Yep. That's the Torchwood I was watching.

And yet, not an emotionally satisfying sort of cleverness.

Even if it does imply a pretty good emulation of Jack and Ianto get to stay together forever.


Okay story. Lots of neat bits. Interesting way to pass the time.




But whatever I'm looking for in my media consumption, this leaves me still looking.

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