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Torchwood: Meat

Torchwood_Meat.jpgRhys is driving when he is called from his work and told one of the company's truck has crashed. When he drives to the site he sees that the driver (and his friend) has died. The police won't let him deal with the mess of the crash until Torchwood has had their time with it. The Torchwood SUV shows un and Rhys sees Gwen in the group.

Team Torchwood confiscates the meat that was in the back of the truck. It's alien meat that has been used in all kinds of food in Cardiff. This makes all of Team Torchwood thinking of going vegetarian.

Rhys asks Gwen about the crash but she is evasive. So he follows her and sees her meeting up with Jack. They walk arm in arm. Gwen asks Jack if he has ever had alien meat. When he says, "Yes," she then asks if he liked it and Jack slyly replies, "He seemed to." They both laugh. Rhys follows them to the factory where the meat came from. Gwen sees Rhys and Jack thinks he's in on the whole thing. Rhys gets pulled in by the bad guys who mistake him for a day laborer (or something like that). They show him the space whale or "cash (seas) cow" they found. This is the source of meat which continues to grow and is still alive even after they have taken chunks of flesh from it. To stay alive, Rhys agrees to replace his dead employee.

Back home, Rhys and Gwen get into it and she finally spills about Torchwood. Rhys doesn't believe it, thinks she's still lying to him. She takes him to the Hub and with Rhys' help they infiltrate the factory to free the alien. Jack wants to save the creature and rehabilitate it so it can go back where it came from. They confirm that the creature is a sentient being but before they can do anything, the bad guys come in and shots ensue. Rhys takes one for the team and Owen has no choice but to euthanise the creature it.

They give the bad guys the Redcon amnesia pills so they won't remember any of it. Jack wants Gwen to give Rhys the Redcon. She takes it but finds that she cannot do it. She faces off with Jack over it. She'd rather be fired and leave Torchwood and take the Redcon herself than continue lying to Rhys. Jack is about to get into it, but he finally relents (much to the shock of the rest of the team) and tells her to give Rhys his love and that he'll see her in the morning.

Ep closes with Jack watching the security monitor as he see Gwen meet up with Rhys and kiss him. Gwen and Rhys walk off happily and Jack looks solemn and a little upset.

MY THOUGHTS/ COMMENTS:

Sorry for the late posting.!

I thought this was one of the weakest episodes to date.

While Jack will pretty much do anything that moves, there's that weird dynamic and energy flowing between him and Gwen. Does he like her, but respect her too much to do anything about it, knowing it can only end in misery?

What did you think?


Posted by Connie on February 22, 2008 6:12 PM
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I really dislike the Twu Wuv vibe that seems to go between the two - or at least, from Gwen to Jack. It makes her look shifty and pathetic, and gee, how CLICHE for the girl to fall for the lead male. Can't they think of anything better?

I kinda wish she'd go the way of Owen.

-- Posted by: Ittot at February 25, 2008 4:12 AM

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