Torchwood "The Middle Men" 8/12/2011

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by cheesesteak, Aug 13, 2011.

  1. cheesesteak

    cheesesteak Meh. TCF Club

    Jul 24, 2003
    15 mins...


    At least they got rid of the worst character on the show, Mr. Badminton himself.

    Ernie Hudson was a pleasant surprise.

    Somehow they've made Jack a secondary character on his own show.

    C'mon Esther, you know you didn't kill Mr. Badminton. People don't die. And of course, he's going to regain consciousness again when your back is turned. Don't you have cable? You should have kept kicking him in the nuts for about ten minutes once he passed out.

    As a lot of us have suspected, this show has about five episodes worth of story spread over ten episodes.
  2. dtle

    dtle Well-Known Member

    Dec 12, 2001
    Yes, the whole Esther and the boss in the office scene, along with the whole Gwen going back to Wales could have been removed with no problems.

    I did like the fact that this is not a "greedy big corporation" conspiracy. Where are the Aliens, dammit!?!?!
  3. Rob Helmerichs

    Rob Helmerichs I am Groot! TCF Club

    Oct 17, 2000
    It seemed to me that this episode was about five minutes of story, and about 45 minutes of running around various concentration camps...

    Don't mind the (apparent) lack of aliens, but I was hoping there was more to the ovens than killing dead people (I like my Miracle Ash theory). Maybe there still is, but I no longer hold much hope of anything good happening.
  4. Beryl

    Beryl Well-Known Member TCF Club

    Feb 22, 2009
    She should have taken a lesson from Abernathy at the end of Death Proof:
  5. robojerk

    robojerk Well-Known Member

    Jun 13, 2006
    Laguna Hills CA


    The camp in whales appeared to be 100X more organized then the San Pedro facility, my patriotism kind of took offense to that fact. Why didn't Rex, or the Doctor wear the contact lenses?

    I'm just going to stick it out to the ending. I have no more expectations of any quality TV concerning this show.
  6. Cragmyre

    Cragmyre Member

    Mar 8, 2004
    In an earlier episode, Gwen stated that they were tuned to her. That may have been a lie, but a lie she has to keep now.
  7. JimSpence

    JimSpence Just hangin'

    Sep 19, 2001
    Binghamton, NY
    I would think severing the head would be real detriment to not dying.

    So who got in to be able to get the tech behind the contact lenses?
    I still think another Torchwood section is working here.
  8. Jon J

    Jon J Curmudgeon TCF Club

    Aug 23, 2000
    Music City USA
    Didn't seem a hindrance in an earlier episode.

    He can return to his regular job running the LV CSI department. ;)
  9. busyba

    busyba The Funcooker

    Feb 5, 2003
    All I could think was "that's not a proper choke-hold" and "she really should have her legs locked around his waist for leverage on the choke".

    Yeah, it looks like the ovens are just the result of governments not knowing what else to do, rather than that being part of the "Big Plan(tm)".

    It was a lie. But it's also their only pair, so that's why they don't all have them.
  10. gchance

    gchance 4 8 15 16 23 42

    Dec 6, 2002
    Olivehurst, CA
    Not at all. You wouldn't be able to breathe. Blood & oxygen wouldn't flow through your head and you'd be as good as dead, but not dead. Wouldn't be doing much.

  11. cheesesteak

    cheesesteak Meh. TCF Club

    Jul 24, 2003
    15 mins...
    She must have never watched Ric Flair or the Iron Sheik when she was a kid.
  12. Anubys

    Anubys All About Footwork

    Jul 16, 2004
    note to Gwen: we don't give a crap about your father.

    Ester's (Blonde girl's name?) pants could not possibly have been any tighter. I am not complaining, mind you.

    So now we know it's a secret that would make a trained military man (assuming he is a retired professional working civilian security) jump off the roof once discovered. All while knowing that he would not die but just live in pain. Huh...better be real good :rolleyes:
  13. Barmat

    Barmat Member

    Jun 1, 2001
    Livermore CA
    Must be that horrible Socialist medical system they have in England. I guess in America there's not much profit in burning your patients alive for the insurance companies to make any effort to organize. They seem to leave it to the military.
  14. busyba

    busyba The Funcooker

    Feb 5, 2003
    Presumably he jumped from a roof that was at least 45 floors off of the ground, since they foreshadowed that jump with the blinding light of a thousand neon signs with the news broadcast that was happening during the first phone call, that said that there was a widely spreading belief that a fall from at least 45 floors will render a brain injury severe enough to result in permanent unconsciousness, thus being as close to a true death as is possible in a post-miracle world, and is now the preferred method of choice for suicidal people.

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