Ianto: “Every Minority”

Torchwood: Miracle Day is coming soon, and with it a new adventure, an overarching conspiracy that drags Captain Jack, Gwen Cooper and a couple of new team-mates into a bizarre world where something isn’t quite right.

Obviously, Miracle Day follows on from the show’s revised style that we first saw in Children of Earth, a five-part serial that has proved quite divisive for Torchwood fans.

While the new creative team behind Torchwood surely have some twists and turns up their sleeves for Miracle Day, many Torchwood fans are still reeling from the death of Captain Jack’s “special friend” Ianto Jones in 2009’s Children of Earth. In fact, more seemed put out by the fact that Ianto died rather than the fact that Jack sacrificed his own young grandson to save the world but as Davies explained:

“Ianto… he’s every minority. He’s minorities within minorities. Him being Welsh, of flexible sexuality. He’s even got a dead girlfriend… But then the final item on that list is kill him, and sit back and watch the result, which is exactly what happened.”

Let’s hope for more emotional scenes like that in this year’s Torchwood!


What happens when an eight year old kid watches the 1993 repeat run of Planet of the Daleks? He pretty much ends up here writing about the show that grabbed hold of him and never let go!

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