Torchwood finale, actually

*Spoiler warning*

I did miss something, then. I was going to write about how it was a shame to end with the status quo intact, then compare and contrast it with the X-Files, which was always great at throwing spanners into the works in series finales. But, not so much. Bah. Bubbling hands disrupt my blogging. Do you think non-Doctor Who fans had any clue what was going on when the Tardis whisked him off? I quite enjoyed it, although it wouldn’t be difficult to pick holes – I think everybody apart from Captain Scarlet Jack should feel some remorse after being directly responsible for the deaths of half of Cardiff, for example – but, as with the series as a whole, it was all done with such a sense of fun that I feel grumpy complaining. One question, though: did I miss the rift generator machine thing earlier in the series? It was quite the device to suddenly drop in…

Overall I thought it was an entertaining series. There were a few dodgy episodes in the first half, but it picked up after that. I’d say ‘Out of Time’ (not just because of the very distracting Diane) and ‘They Keep Killing Suzie’ were my favourites, although ‘Random Shoes’ was rather sweet. Incidentally, ‘Combat’ – the fighting weevil episode – was written by Mickey. Sure, the show was a little silly at times, but there was enough characterisation, plot threads and amusing dialogue to keep me interested. A second series has been commissioned, and it seems at least possible that Captain Jack might make an appearance in the new Doctor Who. I imagine the Doctor might want some answers regarding the Beast, given that he went to so much effort keeping it locked up last series…