I agree Karen, it reminded me of The Day The Earth Stood Still.
And I agree with you too Erin - I do miss Owen and Tosh (and loved the nod to them with Gwen bidding their photo hello) but it really does seem like this is allowing greater character development in each episode with the three remaining characters.
Two other things I especially loved about this episode are: First, ou see the families at the beginning not realizing how they are important to the story yet (I went back and rewatched the start after I finished the episode, and it was so much more poignant the second time). Secondly, at the end, when the alarm is flashing red in Torchwood, it is echoed by red tones in the other scenes. It especially struck me with Jack's daughter and grandson because the red is blurry, rather unrecognizable, in the foreground. It really ads to the tension and the heightened sense of danger that the scene proffers, I think.
Oh, yes! Excellent points!
Yay! I'm so happy Torchwood is back, and so happy they're airing them all in one week here in the States! If Syfy were doing it, I bet it'd air over two months (one a week, with a couple random or maybe not-so-random weeks without episodes). ;D
I have to say, I like the Whoverse/TWverse version of Earth that exists now in their canon - where aliens and so on are known. At least by the people willing to admit what they've seen. They get to build on that, explore what it would be like, how people would react.
Yeah, it reminds me of how monsters were sort of an "open secret" in Buffy/Angel-verse - that various people in various contexts knew, and that some people who should have realized it were in denial, whereas others who hadn't seen many clues figured it out. I imagine with anything like aliens or monsters it would probably be that way with various people...
Oh, and an old guy! That's new. And meaningful, eh? He is one of the kids from the bus at the start, I'm betting!
Here, have a cookie for your smarts. ;D
New assistant woman is going to get all mixed up in this, yes? The password info was a dead give-away.
Yeah, though having been an assistant in offices in the past, I found it very realistic! The amount of info administrations shouldn't entrust to people and yet do anyway can be pretty impressive.
"Havin' dinner. In a restaurant. With a man." Heee! A gorgeous film-star-like, escort-like man. ;D
The car! And throwing bricks after them! Ah ha ha ha ha!! ;D
Johnny is hilarious, isn't he? "They always come back for a victory lap," ha!
You stupid doctor guy. What did you think they were going to do with you after what you did and saw and all?
Funny how people in fiction seem to always think that they'll be the one person who doesn't meet the same fate as all the others that the organization/alien race/whatever has killed...
"Did they kill you?" "Yeah." **hug, hug, pat, pat** "Boy have I had a day!"
That was such a cute scene.
Yay! Romance novel final kiss and get them out to save them and the kids all creepy message and whoopsie, there it goes!
Yeah, what an ending!
"It's like a song. Now, I can hold a note for a long time--actually, I can hold a note forever. But eventually that's just noise. It's the change we're listening for. The note coming after, and the one after that. That's what makes it music."
- Lorne in the Angel episode "Happy Anniversary" (RIP Andy Hallett)