25 September 2013

Quotes from "Fragments"

(pulling a bottle out of his gut) 
Jack: Ladies! Torso of steel, a shilling a feel. Any takers?

Jack: Silent types? That's okay. I used to date a guy with no mouth. Surprisingly creative.

Jack: Hey, when you joked about the millennium bug, I didn't realise it was gonna have 18 legs stacked with poison. Anyone home? Hey! You know you're supposed to party like it's... (finds his teammates dead) Alex?
Alex: Jack! Just in time.
Jack: Alex? What happened? Who did this?
Alex: Me.
Jack: What? Why?
Alex: We got it wrong, Jack. We thought we could control the stuff we found. And what's it brought us? So much death.
Jack: What happened to them?
Alex: It's good you're here. Always did have great timing. This place, it's yours. Torchwood Three. My gift to you, Jack, for a century of service as field operative. Fill this place with purpose. Before it's too late. Please.
Jack: Alex, listen. It's going to be okay.
Alex: No. It's not. It's really not. I looked inside. It showed me what's coming. They were mercy killings. It's the kindest thing I could do. So none of us see the storm. I'm sorry I can't do the same for you. 21st century, Jack. Everything's gonna change. And we're not ready. (shoots himself) 
Jack: Alex!

Tosh: Who are you?
Jack: Nobody. I don't exist. And for a man with my charisma, that is quite an achievement.

(tracking a pterodactyl) 
Jack: Yeah, it's quite excitable.
Ianto: Must be the aftershave.
Jack: Never wear any.
Ianto: You smell like that naturally?
Jack: Fifty-first century pheromones. People have no idea.

Ianto: What exactly is your plan?
Jack: I'm gonna be the decoy.
Ianto: And it won't rip you to shreds?
Jack: Dinosaurs? Had them for breakfast. Had to. Only source of food protein after the asteroid crashed. Long story.

Katie: It's like being lost in a place you know really well, you can't get your bearings. Sometimes it comes back to you. and sometimes... I'm sorry, Owen.
Owen: What've you got to be sorry for?
Katie: I don't want to put you through this. Last night, I dreamt that you left me.
Owen: Come on. Nobody's leaving anyone.

Owen: You're not a figment of my imagination and I don't know what's happening any more. Maybe this is what a mental breakdown feels like.
Jack: You're fine. It's the rest of the world that's delusional.

23 September 2013

Season 5 Episode 10: Vincent and the Doctor

The Doctor takes Amy to different places after she has forgotten Rory and they end up in the Musée d'Orsay where they have a look at the exhibition of Vincent van Gogh. In one of Vincent's pictures, the Doctor sees a monster and he decides to visit Vincent to find out what he has seen. Amy and the Doctor find Vincent in a café, where he can't pay for his drinks. When Amy buys him a bottle of wine, they try to find out what Vincent knows about the monster but he is more interested in Amy. Then a young girl is attacked and killed and the villagers blame Vincent for it. Soon they find out that the monster is invisible and that only Vincent can see it. Back in the Tardis, the Doctor tries to find out what kind of alien is in the village with a strange gift from his godmother. He identifies the alien as a Krafayis, which is deadly and so they decide to hunt it. Therefore, they go to the church and in the evening, the alien appears in the window. Are they able to defeat it? Has Amy changed Vincent's life?

I like this episode, although the alien is a bit boring and more like a side story. The main focus is on Amy and that she can't remember Rory after he vanished in the crack but there is still some part of her that feels sad. That's also one thing that Vincent sees and maybe that's the reason why they connect so easily. I think Vincent is portrayed brilliantly and it's strange to see his different moods but it fits what we know about the painter. Today you would be able to treat something like that but not in his time. It's fascinating how they explain why he paints like he does and how he sees nature around him. Vincent's death is probably a fixed point in time and that's the reason why Amy couldn't change the time of his death. Nonetheless, she has changed something for him and he has painted the sunflowers for her. A really nice episode to catch your breath a bit before the finale hits us.

18 September 2013

Quotes from "Adrift"

Gwen: Do you think I've changed?
Rhys: Eh?
Gwen: Since I joined Torchwood, am I different?
Rhys: Why?
Gwen: It's just something Andy said. Okay, let me just tell you this one thing, okay?
Rhys: Okay, go on.
Gwen: He still fancies me. (Rhys laughs) Don't laugh, Rhys. That's why he didn't come to the wedding.
Rhys: Bloody hell, poor sod.
Gwen: Oi! I'm a very sexy lady and you are a very lucky man. Just remember that, okay?
(starts removing clothing)
Rhys: We're not going to talk about kids tonight are, we?
Gwen: We could do some practising.

PC Andy: How's Rhys? Other than hungry.

Gwen: So, is that it, then? We just sweep it under the carpet?
Owen: "God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change."
Gwen: Oh, bollocks to serenity!
Owen: For a lovely girl, you've got a very dirty mouth.

Rhys: You save this city. Well done. You save the world. Whatever. What for?
Gwen: Sorry?
Rhys: Why are you doing it? What are you trying to protect? What are you fighting for?
Gwen: Because if I don't...
Rhys: Shut up, I'm talking now, right? You do it so people can live their lives. And there's nothing more important than that. Falling in love, getting married, buying flats, having kids or not. But real life, that's what you're protecting. And if you're starting to think that your shit is more important than real life, then we're not going to last very long here, love.

(Gwen walks in on Ianto and Jack having sex)
Gwen: Ianto, hi, I'm sorry. I didn't realise...
Ianto: It doesn't matter.
Gwen: And I wouldn't have come in if I'd known.
Jack: Always room for one more. We could have used you an hour ago for a naked hide-and-seek.
Ianto: He cheats. He always cheats.

15 September 2013

11 September 2013

Quotes from "From Out of the Rain"

Ianto: You were up there on the screen. Large as life.
Jack: What was I doing?
Ianto: You were on some sort of stage, outside a big tent. You seemed to be part of a travelling show.
Jack: I heard it. Heard its music. Just a snatch of it.
Ianto: That film was beautiful. All those acts performing for us. Part of history, trapped on film forever.
Jack: Their days were numbered. Cinema may have saved their images, but it finished off the travelling shows. Killed them. 

Pearl: Make her cry.
Restaurant Owner: You what?
Pearl: I want to drink her tears.

Gwen: You did stand-up.
Jack: I never did stand-up.
Gwen: Okay, then. A song and dance.
Jack: I was sensational!
Tosh: I don't believe this, Jack. What were you doing there?
Owen: He was part of this freak show.
Jack: Yeah, some things never change.
Owen: Are you being rude about me?

(describing the Night Travellers) 
Jack: I didn't work with them, I never knew anyone who did. They only performed in the dead of night. Anyway, it was just a tale that was around at that time. A ghost story. "They came from out of the rain". That's how people described them.

Jack: Ianto, you're with me. I need your local knowledge.
Gwen: Oh, is that what you're calling it these days?

Christina: Your eyes are older than your face.
Jack: Is that a bad thing?
Christina: Yes. It means you don't belong. It means you're from nowhere.

(trying to steal Owen's breath)
Ghostmaker: What are you? There's not a breath in your poor, sad body. You're no use to me.

09 September 2013

Season 5 Episode 9: Cold Blood

The Doctor and Nasreen are captured by Silurian soldiers when they enter the city. Meanwhile Amy and Mo are able to escape from the lab and discover just how many Silurian soldiers live beneath the earth. They also Mo's son Elliot but they can't wake him up. When they try to free the Doctor and Nasreen, they are captured as well. The military leader threatens to kill them, when Rory and the others don't return Alaya but they can't because Ambrose has killed her. Amy is saved by the leader of the Silurians and she and Nasreen negotiate with him about the future of the humans and Silurians on the surface of the Earth. Everything seems to be lost when Rory and the others bring Alaya's body down into the city of the Silurians but the Doctor and all humans are able to escape into lab. They are searching for a way to get back up onto the surface before the drill explodes but do they have enough time?

This episode is a great second part for this story although it has a quite sad ending. It seems like it wasn't the right time yet for the humans and Silurians to share the surface of the Earth. They are quite similar in many ways but the difference are still to big to live together peacefully. I liked the Silurian doctor a lot and was a bit sad when he was killed while he tried to save the humans. You can see that the Doctor wants to think the best of humanity but sometimes he gets disappointed by what they do. Compared to the Doctor, humans are still children and have to learn so much before they can accept other races. The Silurians looked brilliant again and their city under the earth is an amazing place. A really great episode where the cracks appear again. That's another big mystery for the Doctor to solve.

04 September 2013

Quotes from "Something Borrowed"

Owen: She's going ahead with the wedding.
Jack: Which is fine, as long as she doesn't go into labour at the altar. Rhys might forgive her for going down the aisle pregnant, but not giving birth to a razor-toothed monster that eats half his family.

Gwen: We're not postponing the wedding. No way.
Rhys: Forget the money, I want you where they can look after you, right? Getting married today doesn't matter.
Gwen: It matters to me! It's not about the money, Rhys. I want to marry you! Today. Whatever happens. If the skies suddenly fill full of spaceships, or an army of Weevils climb out of the drains on St. Mary's Street, you fool! Do you not understand what I'm saying, Rhys Williams? All I want to do today is marry you. That's all I want to do.

Geraint Cooper: I was with Rhys and his mates all night last night. No one said anything about Gwen being pregnant.
Mary Cooper: Well, Rhys was probably under orders. Gwen knows how to control her man.
Geraint Cooper: Studied under the mistress.

Banana: I'm Banana. I suppose you can tell why.
Tosh: You come up in spots and go soft quickly?
Banana: I'm actually the best man.
Tosh: Evolution is full of surprises.

Banana: So do you fancy a little drink later?
Tosh: I'm sorry. I'm intolerant to vasoactive amines.
Banana: Huh?
Tosh: Bananas make me vomit.

Ianto: I estimated Gwen's size from the Hub security laser scans. As you know, my dad was a master tailor. He could size a man's inside leg measurement by his stride across the shop threshold.
Jack: Ah, the family eye. Remind me to test it some time.

Owen: Besides, with that Nostrovite around, we really don't have too many options.
Ianto: He's got a point.
Jack: What is it with you? Ever since Owen died, all you ever do is agree with him.
Ianto: I was brought up never to speak ill of the dead. Even if they still do most of the talking for themselves.

Jack: What I don't understand is if people are going to make such a big deal about getting married, why come all the way out into the middle of nowhere where no one can find you to do it? That, to me, suggests inner conflict.
Ianto: It's because the happy couple want everything to be perfect.
Owen: An alien egg in your belly and its mother coming to rip you open. Yeah, perfect.

Jack: Get back, you ugly bitch!
Rhys: What the hell do you think you're doing? That's my mother!

(about Gwen) 
Owen: That's the kind of daughter every mother must dream of. Cool as ice, packing an automatic.

Rhys: Hey, are you all right?
Gwen: I'm running around in a wedding dress with what feels like a keg of lager stuck up my skirt. What do you think, Rhys?

Gwen: What will you do while I'm gone?
Jack: Oh, the usual. Pizza, Ianto, save the world a couple of times.

Ianto: That's what I love about Torchwood. By day chasing the scum of the universe. Come midnight, you're the wedding fairy.

Happy Birthday, Kai!

Happy Birthday, Kai Owen!

02 September 2013

Season 5 Episode 8: The Hungry Earth

The Doctor wants to take Amy and Rory to Rio but instead they land in Wales in 2020. When he sees a big drill, he and Amy go off to investigate. Rory wants to follow them after he has put Amy's engagement ring into the Tardis but when he gets out Ambrose and her son think he's a policeman. He goes with them to look at a empty grave that has been emptied from below. Amy and the Doctor discover that someone vanished from the mine the night before and now there is a patch of earth in the floor. The drill is started again and it seems that the ground is fighting back. When the Doctor, Amy and the two workers from the mine try to flee, Amy is sucked into the ground. Suddenly there is a shield over the village and they all can't leave. Something is coming up to the surface and when it gets dark Ambrose's son vanishes as well. The Doctor and Rory can capture one of these beings and the Doctor now knows that they are Silurians. He goes under the earth to find the rest of them but what will he find?

I really love the Silurians. They just look amazing when they don't wear their battle masks and it's interesting to see how human they are. The first part of this two-parter starts really interesting and the way the people go missing, including Amy, is a bit spooky and you really don't know what happened with them. Then you see the Silurians for the first time and you think they are aliens but it's so strange to hear that they come from Earth as well. They were sleeping all this time and were now woken up by the drill. The Doctor is on a quest to bring Amy back and he will do anything to find her. He wouldn't be the Doctor though when he would use weapons. The Doctor always tries to talk to other beings and we will see if he succeeds this time as well. I think it's a cute seen when Rory leaves the ring in the Tardis and maybe that will play a role later on. A great first part of this two-parter.