*WARNING! - Here be spoilers, carry on reading at your own risk*
Well, I've not really written much about these because, to be prefectly frank, I was rather underwhelmed with the first two. Apart from the fact that Andy was more involved in the first episode, and found out more about Torchwood, and I'm always happy to see more Andy involvement in TW. They still weren't really anything to write home about (or write about in general!)
I only finally decided to make a post because today's episode, The Dead Line
was brillaint. As a Janto fangirl the monologue that Ianto did while Jack was in a coma was fantastic, believing that Jack wouldn't hear him anyway. I didn't know whether to smile or cry, it was so well acted by Gareth. Ianto Revealing that he watched Jack as he slept, and wondering whether Jack dreamt about him, and whether he was "just a blip in time" to Jack.
Wondering how it'll feel to see himself grow older as Jack doesn't, and thinking that even if he did survive to grow old (b/c most TW employess die very early) Jack wouldn't stick around with him, he'd move on and run off again like he has before. It was very sad. Then Jack awoke at the end of the episode and revealed that he did hear everything Ianto said, and assured him that Ianto would never be "just a blip in time" to him. Yup, that did it, that made my lip wibble.
Plus, on another front, Rhys was more involved in this episode. Helped out Gwen with the investigation, and handled himself so well, which I liked. Like Andy, I always like to see more Rhys involvment in Torchwood. So that was good too. Yessie, today's episode was definitely the best of the three, by far. Now we have the 5-parter Childen of Earth
too look forward to next week.
EDIT - absinthefairy88
made a transcript of Ianto's monologue:
“They say you’re supposed to talk to people when they’re in a coma, don’t they? I have absolutely no idea whether you can hear me Jack. I never heard of anyone coming out of one and carrying on the conversation. So I suspect it’s probably something the doctors tell us to do. To make us feel better, rather than help you. We don’t feel quite so useless and helpless. We get the feeling there’s still some sort of purpose in our lives. We’re not just waiting. Waiting for the science to work. Or the miracle to happen. Or the nightmare to end. I’m not much of a talker Jack, you know that, but I’ll talk to you now on the off chance that it helps.
Just promise me, if you’re hearing this, that when you come round - and you’re going to Jack. You’re gonna come out of this - just promise me you’ll bring up anything I say to you now. How’s that? We got a deal?
This must be the longest I’ve ever looked at you and not see you smile. I’ve watched you in your sleep, did you know that? So many times. Just woken up beside you in the middle of the night, and watched you. Watched your eyes move behind your eyelids as you dreamed. I tried to imagine what a man like you could possibly dream about. Things you’ve seen. The lives you’ve lived. The people you’ve loved. I wondered if you were dreaming about me, I hoped you’d be dreaming about me.
But let’s be honest Jack. I’m nothing more than a blip in time for you. Everyday I grow a little older. But you’re immortal. You’ve already lived a thousand lifetimes. How could you watch me grow old and die? How can I watch you live and never age a day? I suppose we both know that will never be a problem. Not in this job. No-one in Torchwood ever lives to draw their pension, do they? Even if, by some miracle, I survive to see my hair turn grey, or god forbid fall out, I don’t kid myself that you’d still be around to see it.
One day you’ll go again, just like you did before, and this time you won’t be back. Maybe that’s what you’re dreaming about those nights when I watch you sleeping. Maybe that’s why, even when you sleep, I see you smile. But you haven’t gone yet, Jack. I know that. I know you’re coming back to me.”