I have always been a fan of all things Torchwood, and I have been awaiting this program eagerly since I first heard of its return last year. I will say I was not a huge fan of the last Torchwood Series, Torchwood: Children of the Earth. I felt it was very dark, like most Torchwood, but lost something with the execution. For Torchwood: Miracle Day, I was not expecting too much, being brought over to America, and I guess I can say, I still feel the same way to an extent.
The episode started off great, with the CIA doing research work on Torchwood, and then everything going blank. I also noticed some links from the scenes with Oswald Danes, played by the always incredible Bill Pullman. Maybe it’s just me, but they did say that the time he was convicted of the murder was around the same time Gwen (Eve Myles) joined Torchwood. Things that make you go hmmm!
I do like the series so far. I think the best new character introduced is Rex Matheson, played by Mekhi Phifer. He had probably the best line, forgive me if it is a bit misquoted, “What is it; Wales is the British equivalent of New Jersey?” He tended to get the best lines. I can really see him and Captain Jack Harkness (John Barrowman) constantly butting heads.
I am so glad they brought back Rhys (Kai Owen). Gwen is embracing motherhood, which I was really not sure would happen. Also, I enjoyed Captain Jack’s meeting with Ester Drummond (Alexa Havins), and giving her Retcon, which seemed to give her about the same effects as Gwen experienced the first time she was given the drug. I can definitely see some flirtation going on between them!
I think the show has a decent beginning, sticking to the basics, but giving nods to the fans with references to the 456 case, and some other comments on the show. They introduced an interesting concept. Now we will see more of the execution, involving my favorite character, Captain Jack Harkness. I will write again after a few more episodes, and hopefully we will see some great Torchwood action!