Sigh. A Kif Kroker-sized sigh. After a promising start to the season, the Torchwood crew is back to their old, pretty stupid ways. It’s not just the cruelty of giving me my fondest Torchwood dream and then snatching it away with a second, convenient Resurrection Glove. It’s not just the mind-numbing boredom of bringing the awesome Martha Jones onto the show only to tie her up and torture her every episode. No, the real backbreaker is the colossal stupidity it requires to set up a bunch of syringes with which to accomplish a hard thing and then putting said convenient and evil Resurrection Glove on top of the syringes on a sterile tray so it can thwart their ambitions. Really?
Seriously, when I think of Captain Jack musing that during his time away he had a lot of opportunity to think about his “little team,” I’m forced to wonder if his next sentence was meant to be, “…and how many different ways they can destroy the planet with their incompetence if I’m not there to ride herd on them.” The show makes a lot more sense when viewed through that lens.