Torchwood: Miracle Day "The Blood Line" 9/9/2011

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  1. cheesesteak

    cheesesteak Meh. TCF Club

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    I really liked this episode. Heck, I even liked the Danes character for the first time. Sad that Esther died but I saw Rex becoming immortal as soon as they mentioned the transfusion. I'm not sure how that worked since Jack said all along that he didn't think his immortality was blood based, but I expected Rex to come back. Overall, they could have trimmed three or four episodes and told a tighter, more coherent story, but after this finale and in retrospect, I'm satisfied with Miracle Day. It wasn't great but even with its flaws, it certainly wasn't the worst show in the history of tv as a number of former posters have claimed.

    It was kind of funny when Gwen beat the lipstick off of Jilly.

    The rogue CIA agent sure liked her push up bras.

    I groaned when Rex said that the dead CIA agent gave him his password. Normally tv people as least guess a couple of times before miraculously hacking somebody's password. They didn't even bother with that. Rex having that app on his phone wasn't the most believable thing either, but it's tv.
     
  2. Rob Helmerichs

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    The weird thing about Rex coming back is that everybody was surprised. Considering he should have died from being impaled through the chest when the Miracle expired, you'd think somebody would have wondered why instead he was suddenly more healthy than he was during the Miracle!
     
  3. cheesesteak

    cheesesteak Meh. TCF Club

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    They went to central casting for the Family bad guys. They were as ridiculously arrogant and over confident as Bond villains are.

    Even though I hated him in the first couple of episodes, I like Rex as a sidekick if/when this show comes back for another season.
     
  4. Anubys

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    I didn't expect it to become a comedy during the standoff. Everyone standing there with machine guns yet all they could do was beg Gwen to stop...don't!

    I can't decide if the mole girl was really hot or really ugly. I think it was a real nice body butterface.

    Esther seemed to be pregnant or something. Her boobs grew a couple of sizes for this ep.
     
  5. Rob Helmerichs

    Rob Helmerichs I am Groot! TCF Club

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    I had no problem with her face whatsoever.

    Her idea of professional attire for the workplace, however, was astonishingly and delightfully wrong! Not that this surprises me any more, with professional women on TV routinely dressed like high-end hookers.
     
  6. Gunnyman

    Gunnyman Just a boring dude

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    I hope it comes back, but under the full control of the BBC and RTD. This series just seemed "off" the entire time. I kept wondering at the in-credulousness of Rex and the other Americans. I mean in this Show's universe, the entire planet was over run with cybermen, had their children taken over by the Children of earth Aliens, experienced the entire planet being moved by the Daleks.

    I mean NONE of that was acknowledged. Or mentioned by Jack or Gwen.


    Over all I give the series a MEH.
     
  7. cheesesteak

    cheesesteak Meh. TCF Club

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    Maybe a morphic field resets everyone's memories every year. That's the ticket.
     
  8. robojerk

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    I had a lot of issues with it. How did the families know what "the blessing" would do once Jack's blood was introduced? Then after all the arguments about how there was nothing special about Jack's blood, but then again it is special. Then there's the CIA analysts being able to bring cell phones into the "war room". In a post wikileaks society and the big deal about Obama having a cell phone, I think writers need to stop being so damn lazy with the plot devices.
    I think they were killing time during the standoff. Stretching it out to get a full hour.

    The mole girl looks like Sarah Jessica Parker. I know a lot of people think she's hot, or ugly. This actress has the same quality.
     
  9. robojerk

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    BTW, I saw the "Rex becoming immortal just like Jack" thing a mile away.

    I'd be down for another season, but I'm not exactly jumping up and down for one.
     
  10. Anubys

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    This one was totally hot. Hell, I would consider subscribing to Mr. Skin just to check her out!

    I did not see it coming at all. And when it happened, I hated it. Jack needs to be unique and special. This downgrades the entire "Jack" concept considerably for me.
     
  11. scandia101

    scandia101 Just the facts ma'am

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    "How...much...bloody...lipstick...can you wear?"

    This final episode was pretty good, so I'll remember Miracle Day as being decent. If they had cut it down to 5 or 6 episodes, it most likely would have been great.

    As for Rex becoming immortal, yep, saw it as soon as he showed that he had Jack's blood in him. It had already become very obvious that Jack was wrong about his blood not being special in any way.

    I really hope that we don't ever have to see the story of Plan B.

    Charlotte = major butterface
     
  12. Cainebj

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  13. cstelter

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    In the end, ther was very little about this series I enjoyed. A great end to the story may have let me give it a pass, but I just didn't see it here. The standoff where they kept the speaker-phone-to-the-other-side-of-the-world on was ludicrously stupid.

    Smart bad guys
    • Let Jack kill himself trying to change imortality and *don't* reveal that both sides must have blood introduced. (Then again, who threatens the bad guys by telling them exactly what he's about to do???)
    • kill the communications link between Jack and Rex
    • Overpower Danes and wrestle the bomb trigger away from him when he's obviously distracted by all the drama going on
    • Tell Danes, go ahead, do whatever you like and walk away while the folks on the other side of the world kill the communications and take Rex/Esther away from the blessing.
    • Taake just about any action other than stand there allowing the good guys struggle with undoing what they've been working for for 60 years.

    I thought the elevator up/down/fight was just silly and went on far too long.

    I really hated that an act of the tardis that makes Jack a fixed point in time can somehow be transferred to another person via a blood transfusion. Hello?? That sounds like a plot dreamed up when leaching was still popular.

    I disliked how somehow Danes knew what the folks upstairs were doing so he hit the button at just the right time.

    Esther's death was supposed to be sad, but they did so little to show her character growing (or really gave us no other reason to feel especially attached to her) through the series that it was far less emotional than it could have been.

    In the end there was just too little substance in the end. It was all drama-for-the-sake-of-drama and 'this isn't over' teasers. A really shallow version of what it might have been.

    I agree that it could have had a ton of content from the first few episodes cut completely and still made a much more compelling series-- but with *this* ending... why bother?
     
  14. GAViewer

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    Did I miss the reason Jack became mortal? They said adding Jack's blood to both ends of the blessing made everyone on earth immortal, but I didn't get why Jack lost his immortality.
     
  15. Rob Helmerichs

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    I don't think they ever spelled it out, but my impression is they reversed the polarity of the morphic field, or some such. Everybody who was mortal became immortal, and everybody who was immortal (i.e., Jack) became mortal.

    I don't think any of it really made very much sense, which is probably why they never explained it very much.
     
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    I think that it was because The Blessing lived in symbiosis with the Humans on Earth, that when Jack's immortal blood was introduced, The Blessing thought that all Humans should have been that way, and adjusted the laws of physics accordingly. When Jack & Rex re-introduced Jack's mortal blood, The Blessing, like the nanogenes in DW:The Doctor Dances when the child is re-introduced to his mother, corrects it's misunderstanding and returns the lives of humanity to normal.
     
  17. Rob Helmerichs

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    Which doesn't answer the question...
     
  18. pteronaut

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    I believe the question was answered in the show in somewhere in the 1st half of the season. After Jack was commenting on his bruises taking time to heal.
     
  19. Rob Helmerichs

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    I totally missed the part where they explained why he was mortal...so what was the explanation?
     
  20. pteronaut

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    The morphic field inverted the state of mortalilty of all humans. Jack being human (Granted immortality from the heart of the TARDIS), became mortal.
     

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