When the Torchwood team heads to the country, the storytelling takes a notably dark and distressing turn. Oddly enough, we’re all really happy to see it happen.
With rocks in our pockets, and a fool-proof plan to slip out undetected, we set down to enjoy the arrival of Romanadvoratrelundar in the Season 16 opening story.
With Keir out of town on official (cough cough — DragonCon — cough cough) business, Jay and Haley set out to prove that they’re perfectly capable of playing a Whovian trivia game. This time, instead of naming the character who uttered a particular quotable line, they try and identify the specific episode it came from.
The Torchwood team squares off against a dark and dangerous interpretation of the faerie folk. But does anything actually change as a result of the confrontation?
Pitting our heroes against not one but two formidable adversaries, we look at the six-part coup d’êtat story that ends not only the 15th classic season, but a very important relationship as well. We discuss the unexpected nature of this “Agnew”-penned season closer, the ever-changing nature of the conflict that helps maintain interest through a six-part story, and the unusual performances of Baker and Jameson, given the timing of the production.