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A Life of Noisy Desperation
TW: CoE, Day Two 
21st-Jul-2009 10:10 pm
TW - Torchwood
Thoughts on rewatching Day Two:
  • So the big mystery of the episode is, What are the mysterious, unfathomable instructions sent by the 456 for? The answer: a jumped up terrarium with a poisonous atmosphere. Really? This was impossible to figure out from just reading the message? I was expecting at least a tesseract.
  • As always, the stormtroopers are lousy shots, even with laser sights.
  • I’ve seen people arguing that Frobisher is a good man in a bad situation, and I’m sorry, but no. He’s the guy who suggests that a blank page is needed; he’s supposed to be Torchwood’s liaison with the Government, and instead he signs their death warrant. I’ll accept him as a tragic figure, but much of his burden is of his own making. (Speaking of that death warrant, the point of issuing a “blank page” is to order assassinations without incriminating documentation. So, in “Day One” Frobisher handed a blank page to his assistant, Bridget Spears...and she sent an e-mail with the phrase "Order to Kill". Ooooookay.)
  • Lois remains awesome.
  • Okay, the standards-and-practices-mandated cloud over the Barrow-arse is hilarious.
  • RTD in the Extended Inside Look: “The government has the Americans sitting on them, the Americans have the UN sitting on them...” HA HA HA HA. Oh, Russ. Honey, I work at the UN, and trust me: no.
Comments 
22nd-Jul-2009 02:45 am (UTC)
"...the Americans have the UN sitting on them..."

Um...

What?
22nd-Jul-2009 02:48 am (UTC)
Yeah. That earned a boggle.
22nd-Jul-2009 04:04 am (UTC)
Apprently my dad's mother helped to build the UN building in New York. She was a high-level PA to somebody important*, and had to learn Spanish in order to go around and explain to people why their homes were being bought up and demolished.

*Important, but I always forget who it was exactly. It was a long time ago.
22nd-Jul-2009 04:29 am (UTC)
And now we’re in the throes of the capital master plan for the renovation of the Secretariat. (And about bloody time. Whenever the breeze picked up it sounded like Frankenstein’s castle on our floor.)
22nd-Jul-2009 05:40 am (UTC)
I would think it's about time! It was built back before I was born, and I'm coming up on 50 in a couple of years.
23rd-Jul-2009 02:18 am (UTC)
Okay, the standards-and-practices-mandated cloud over the Barrow-arse is hilarious.

that it was, but Ianto's face was priceless.
23rd-Jul-2009 02:49 am (UTC)
Someone pointed out to me that as of this episode, Ianto has shagged and cliffed Jack. Two out of three ain’t bad?

Edited at 2009-07-23 02:49 am (UTC)
24th-Jul-2009 03:37 am (UTC)
lmao...I actually saw the BBC version so I got the whole view ;)
24th-Jul-2009 04:49 am (UTC)
I watched the UK versions a couple weekends ago with a local Who/TW fan group in one marathon session, in a bar (which was convenient because I really, really needed a drink by the last ep. I would’ve killed for a hypervodka, settled for scotch).
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