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Just saw the ending of Miracle Day. And as it stands, all I can do right now is bang my head against a wall for a while.

Bang. Bang.

It's almost funny, because I would have been pretty fine with it if they had cut out about thirty seconds at the end. I mean, that was it. Cut out a minute and we could have had a cliffhanger ending. BUT NO. NO YOU COULDN'T DO THAT, COULD YOU DAVIES?

Bang. Bang.
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Saw the latest Torchwood episode! So I'm ready for the last episode!

Spoilers. )

After con, I've been thinking back to my crazy ~*FEELINGS*~ before Miracle Day began. I had a chat with one man in line about how he felt fine with Children of Earth...as the finale of Torchwood. It essentially killed off everything that was Torchwood, and as an ending it was fine. I thought that the way it left us with such an open ending was perfect, because I was able to figure out where I wanted it to go from there based on my understanding of the characters. (And I haven't read anyone else writing what I thought so far, so I guess that worked.) And I'm watching Miracle Day, and I'm enjoying it, but I think that, yeah. Children of Earth worked quite well as a capstone, in a way that Miracle Day doesn't. And maybe Miracle Day is really the start of a new series, and shouldn't be evaluated that way. I'm just pondering on it again, and hopefully I'll be able to collect my thoughts once this is over and we see where it's, y'know, going.

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UNRELATED BREAKING NEWS: ISAIAH MUSTAFA IS GOING TO BE IN CHARLIE'S ANGELS. I don't even want to watch that show, but! Isaiah! Mustafa! *flail*
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What Happened to the Opera Cloak? Or, The Major Continuity Inconsistencies in Immortal Sins

When I saw advertisements for the seventh episode of Miracle Day, and even as I started watching it, I assumed it happened to Linear Jack, as I refer to him. Linear Jack being the Jack after the Doctor abandoned him on Satellite Five and before Everything Changes. Linear Jack had traveled through time and space before, but had only learned of his immortality after he jumped back to the 1800's to find the Doctor. Linear Jack was forcibly recruited to Torchwood, where he worked for over 100 years before he met Gwen. Linear Jack was a flirt. But the only time we ever see Linear Jack after the Doctor and before Torchwood begins is during his section of Fragments. When Linear Jack lives through 1929, he would probably be something like....70/80 years old? His age meeting the Doctor + the amount of years that have passed since he went to the past.

Overall, I think the argument that this episode happens to Linear Jack holds the most weight. It makes sense that he might be sent to fulfill a Torchwood mission in the USA by himself in 1929, as he can't die, and he has an American accent. He also knows the future (we can't assume Torchwood knows that, but they might) so he has a slight advantage in Doing Stuff.

When the episode was advertised, we had no reason to assume that it wasn't Linear Jack. And I spent most of the episode convinced it was Linear Jack. Still could be, if we handwave a few enormous plot holes. It's not like Torchwood hasn't asked us to do this before.

Still, let's take a look at these plot holes and continuity issues, shall we? )
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Ok. I have an extended reaction post due in which I talk about episodes 3-6. I have started and struggled to put up a post dealing with the fact that we have Death Camps shown clearly on both American and British soil in a show that I feel had no business crossing that line. I'm still working on these things.

But I've been avoiding all of you for a while now, because I'm still watching this show, and I have been avoiding spoilers by and large so my immediate reactions can remain my own while I have them.

And I loved this episode. There were flaws, quite a few, but I actually want to rewatch this episode. I went in with a pretty positive, excited attitude, and I've still got it, actually.

Reaction, written to the episode. )

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Theory. I can't be alone in this one. )
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STOP EVERYTHING RIGHT NOW. JUST STOP.

FREEZE.

The creepy assassin dude in Miracle Day episode four was C. Thomas Howell????

I AM THE WORST FAN EVER AND ALSO O.O

I forget that all of Ralph Macchio's aging apparently went to Howell, and I have to stop being shocked when doesn't look like he does on my Outsiders DVD.

I have to give Torchwood props for guest actors, ok? Between him and Mare Winningham, ALL MY BRAT PACK BUTTONS ARE BEING PUSHED.

(I haven't see Fred Koehler in anything, but he played Billy in a production of The Cripple of Inishmaan so I'm just going to give him a billion points. A BILLION.)

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