Torchwood: Miracle Day

Season 1 Episode 7

Immortal Sins

Aired Friday 10:00 PM Aug 19, 2011 on Starz

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  • You'd think an episode centred around Jack would be good! You'd be wrong...


    This was bad. Very, very bad.

    Torchwood, Miracle Day is a very strange beast. It has a superb premise, with nobody dying and how the world is going to cope with it. It has some rather interesting new yanke charactors, each one with enough depth and back story to keep us interested. It has the brilliant Bill Pullman as the very sinister Oswald Danes. And, of course, it has its history, with Captain Jack, Gwen, and the Wales backdrop. All this is more than enough to produce some brilliant TV. Yet, week on week, they are failing miserably.

    The plot crawls by at a snails pace. 5 minutes of it are stretched out painfully in each episode. This particular episode, however, increased the level of crapness to infinite proportions. Man, did this one suck.

    Take the whole gay scenes, for a start. It was immensely obvious that the whole gay relationship was written purely down to some agenda of the writers. The seduction, sex andinnuendoscenes not only wereunessential, but downright boring. What does it matter if Angelo feels guilty about a same sex romp in a hotel room? What does it matter if, as Jack puts it, "two men is soooo wrong!" What does it matter how many times Jack gives this bloke one? Absolutely nothing. Jack had a relationship with the bloke who's behind it all, years ago. That is all that matters. The rest of it, the whole gay relationship, is there to, once again, smash us over the head with the gay agenda. This is one of Russell T Davies' biggest weaknesses as a writer, and its a big one. Hetro or gay, the whole relationship felt like filler, and an excuse to shove in a sex scene.

    But unfortunately there is no silver lining away from the boring, pointless love story. Oh no! Gwen and Jack's dynamic in the car is probably the most interesting thing about the entire episode, to becompletelyforgotten about right at the end with a quick hug. The viewer is simply sat there wondering, "what was the point?" And, after all the trouble the bad guys went through to kidnap Gwen's family, it all makes little difference anyway as they know Jack will come no matter what to see hisItalianStallion.

    Torchwood continues to limp its way to its conclusion, and I can only hope that after this week there is a huge improvement. Itdisappointsme how such a brilliant premise can be screwed up so bad, but then, with a writer more concerned about showing two blokes at it in every scene he can instead of good story telling, what hope does it have.

  • Very interesting story of Cap'n Jack's past and the person behind The Miracle!


    I loved this episode. We get to see each & every character express raw emotion, see what's below the surface. Cap'n Jack was definitely caught off guard in the final moments when someone from way back in his past pops up again. Very excited to watch the next episode!

    I've missed some of the previous seasons but I'm absolutely LOVED Miracle Day!

  • An episode that gets back to the heart of the show. Some people seem to not enjoy this episode but for me it focused on what I like about Torchwood, thecharacters. I want to know how the miracal day plot unfolds but to be honest I came back to this show


    after the hiatus because I wanted more Jack and Gwen. And that exactly what this episode gave me. I loved their conversation in the car, Jacks feelings about being mortal, and Gwens speech about Torchwood. The very specific Dr. Whoreferenceswere nice as well, good to know thew shows keeping in touch with its roots. Some concerns have been voiced that it was 'to gay', but considering how much graphic heterosexual love you can find on TV an given night and how chaste the scene was(except for one butt shot) it was just gay enough for me. It's been said Torchwood is like Dr Who for adults and now that the show is on Starz it canfinallylive up to it's 'adult content' potential

  • Immortal Sins


    Immortal Sins was a superb episode of Torchwood: Miracle Day and I question the reasoning behind any fan who says otherwise. I enjoyed this episode because there were flashbacks into Jack's past which were intriguing and their were also a few revelations. Fans of the show already know which way Jack swings so that shouldn't be a surprise, and it was interesting to see his past relationship. Gwen was awesome in this episode and I kept waiting for a clue or signal from her but she was set on going through with her plan. This episode had every thing that makes the series worth watching. There was character and plot development, action, drama, and an overall quality. Gwen's family may have been saved, but Jack isn't quite out of the situation. I look forward to watching the next episode to see what happens!!!!!!!

  • Worst episode ever. I love Torchwood and Doctor Who.... But this episode lagged and dragged, and i didnt feel transported back in time at all. The flashbacks were completely unbelievable and poorly shot and excecuted. SPOILERS follow


    This episode should have been about 15 or maybe 20 minutes long... it was doldrum, it lagged and dragged and was completely unbelievable and unrealistic. nothing about the 20's new york was believable. the scenes were terrible.... the love connection was unbelievable.... first Angelo gives the sign of the cross when Jack gives him his papers after using technology to alter them... then they are kissing.... and wow, talk about a love scene that was slow, boring, and took far, far, yes far too long... it threw a wrench into a story that was already missing a few tools. Angelo gets thrown in jail, then Jack is waiting for him at the prison.. after a year (?some time) has passed? Sloppy stinking slop.

    The ending was nice, from the heated argument in the car between Jack and Gwen, to Nana Visitor and the rescue scene, but geez, the entire middle, and the flashback was just a total miss. it provided backstory, but was written and excecuted more poorly than any torchwood (or doctor who) episode i have ever seen, and think it may have alienated anyone who was watching Miracle Day without much or any knowledge of either Torchwood or Doctor Who before this season.

  • A very poor episode of this mini series that does little to move forward the plot. This is supposed to be a show about a group that save the planet from aliens but what we get here is a promotional video for gay sex.


    Now, believe me, I would be just as scathing if we had half an hour of Jack giving Gwen one. This is a sci-fi show not a porn video ! I am quite able to download all the gay porn I want [and more] but I chose to download a sci-fi series here and look what I got. Torchwood is a high-tech outfit in the most obscure place on the planet [Cardiff] that fights aliens and saves the world and that is part of the appeal. Who needs Uncle Sam and all his gloss and glitz, when the little Welsh girl is feeling stroppy? And, which aliens would think of looking around Splot to find Capt. Jack?

    This series has lost a lot of its credibility by moving to the USA, this could have been based just as well in Aberystwyth. Some Yanks 'got' this show before so why dumb it down for their masses? - Oh yes, I forgot about the money!

    Please! - Download and watch the first three series if you haven't watched this show before - it's much better than this rubbish!


  • Wonderful turn of events and finally we see the middle of this story arc.


    This is a really wonderful love story set in the late 1920s (27 / 28) and tie into the entire story arc so well. It does a great job of showing how men have been loving through the ages and that for men it can be and it is more than just sex. Men can love, too.

    One can really see the hands of the creator of Queer As Folk (UK and US) in this episode, as well as the entire story arc. It makes me look forward to seeing the future of this season / story line / arc.