"If we can prove you were right, we can start looking for the people who were taken and maybe try to even stop it from happening."
Season Two, Episode Eleven ("When Gwen investigates the disappearance of a local teenager, she discovers a side of Torchwood that shocks her to the core.")
WHAT I LIKED
* A solid premise that has mystery, surprises, and a nice mature, moody feel that I think fits Torchwood really well as "thinking man's" science fiction. There are no aliens or energy weapons, but the story is interesting and engaging.
* PC Andy. He's really charming in an affable, slightly goofy way, but his humanity is very appealing. It was good to see his explanation for why he wasn't at Gwen's wedding.
* The theme: compassion. This episode ties in very well to the very beginning of the series which portrayed Gwen as bringing in something that the others lacked because they had become jaded and hard. Here, we seen Gwen starting to display those same traits until PC Andy calls her on it.
* Rhys chewing Gwen out; nice acting!
* The idea of Jonah screaming like that for 20 hours a day; yep, that's pretty creepy.
WHAT I DIDN'T LIKE
* No complaints here.
WHAT I'M NOT SURE ABOUT
* Why Jack doesn't trust Gwen or Tosh with knowledge of the facility; after all, presumably dozens of nurses must know about it, so why not them?
* Nikki's conclusion that she would rather never had known her son's fate, and that Gwen should not tell any of the other parents of missing children what happened to them. I'm just not sure if the conclusion is that obvious.
* Jack watching Gwen with the missing persons' reports
* Gwen outside the meeting seeing PC Andy and Nikki walking out.
* Nikki entering the facility with Gwen and saying "Is this what going mad feels like?"
* The theme of missing children.
* Gwen's character arc.
* The value of PC Andy.
* Portraying the adult Jonah.
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