Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Torchwood: Children of Earth. Day Two.

Day Two.

5.9 million viewers for last night's episode, which is REALLY good news - and that's just the overnight figures, not taking into account HD or BBC3 viewers, or iPlayer, or Sky+ recordings, so it'll go up even more when the numbers are all crunched. Viewing figures actually went up during the episode, too. Let's hope we can keep hold of as many viewers as possible, so keep watching.

Hope you enjoy tonight's cracking episode from John Fay, as the story continues. Today's nuggets: potatoes play a very significant role at a crucial moment. As does a hearse. And I predict the internet will *explode* when you see a certain something through a security camera feed. Enough! I say no more! Enjoy the show!

Don't forget, there'll be spoilers in the comments, so if you haven't seen the episode, don't read the comments. And again, the lovely Americans and Canadians won't officially get this season until the 20th of July, so PLEASE try not to spoil in Twitter posts - I don't mean you can't talk about it, but don't just post huge spoilers that will, well, spoil the surprise of the show for them. It's not fair to them, they're trying to stay spoiler free. Thank you.

33 comments:

ElectroxGirl said...

So excited!! Wow last night had fantastic ratings! I'm sure it will remain that way all week. Looking forward to tonights

Evie said...

I know I shouldn't say it, but I was absolutely amazed at just how fabulous yesterday's episode was!

Like many others I was not at all sure about the foreshortened and condensed season. Day 1 was so brilliant that I wouldn't want to wait longer than a day to see the next episode!

I do hope those viewing figures keep climbing!

Congrats to you, Russell and all the other writers... this is a triumph!

babasko said...

How can you drop a sentence like "And I predict the internet will *explode* when you see a certain something through a security camera feed" and expect me to stay focused on my work?

...not that I was focused on it. obviously. If I was I would not have read your post. But. Just saying.

Where´s a TARDIS when I need one.
Arghh or nommortl - as the word verification wants me to type

James Moran said...

Evie: Of course you can say that! I loved yesterday's ep, have now seen it 4 times.

Laurie said...

Thank you for being so supportive of us American fans!

Can't wait to see this 'explosive something.' And potatoes? I'm intrigued.

Kevin said...

Magnificent figures for a Monday night in the summer. You should be very proud Mr Moran 'cos that was an amazing episode and bodes well for the next four nights. Now let's hope for series four and a few more episodes for you to pen. Cheers, Kev

Harriettaa said...

WOW WOW WOW and oooh please god let it be the scene ive been waiting for (and pestering you on twitter about)

As i said on twitter a very well done to everyone involved those figures are amazing. Wouldnt it be cool if wednesday's ep got the highest?

Ive now watched yesterdays ep 8 times and iplayer wont lemme watch it again...

Falada said...

As much as I love reading this blog, I'll have to stop now.

All that hype makes it just unbearable, having to wait until I can get my hands on the DVDs when they come out - as there's no other (legal) way to watch TW:CoE for some of us in ROW...

Kate Orman said...

I predict the internet will *explode* when you see a certain something through a security camera feed.

Happy birthday, me.

Laudanum said...

I think I may explode waiting for 21:00.

D:

HALP

(AWESOME)

Antonia said...

Tonight's episode was fabulous. I'm really into it now, and can't wait for the next three.

James Moran said...

You'll now have seen the potatoes. And the hearse. And of course, the security camera thing?? Cock and balls. Slightly blurred. But still. And from around the country, came the sound of a million thumbs frantically stabbing the Sky Live Pause button.

Falada: If you're still here, where are you based? Hope you get to see them soon, come back when you have!

Kate: You like?? I think you like.

Laudanum: Don't explode! There are 3 more episodes, control yourself!

Andrew Tibbs: said...

I was too busy looking for a police box...

Still will record tomorrow night and...

betweencastles said...

Wonderful so far, but when do we find out at what age the kids stop talking alien?
You'd expect at least one of those unfortunate twelve-year-olds sprouting facial hair to be wandering about the playground looking confused.

the_who_ru said...

Both episode so far have completely blown me away. Not literally, obviously. Love love love it so far! And thanks a bunch design team for making me the most squeamish I've been in a long time. I actually had to avert my eyes when Jack was, erm... coming back.

And the shot we've been waiting for since Dr. Who s1e12 (I think)? I think my birthday just came early. ;)

James Moran said...

betweencastles: That will be addressed.

the_who_ru: I know! And he wasn't trying to shield it or anything, just let it all hang out. By the way, the design team will probably freak you out even more tomorrow. And Thursday and Friday.

amaunet said...

So wow. Just wow. Tonight's episode was incredible and I have come to the conclusion that John Barrowman has a nudity clause put into all his contracts.

Happy early birthday, me.

Is it too early to have a Theory? Maybe I studied too much classics at uni but I'm thinking hrmm, Minoan sacrifice?

*doesn't say anything more than that*

Is it tomorrow yet? Please?

babasko said...

Wow. At the tempo those episodes are told I am literally starting to get breathless.

Loved it.

Am terrified for some new characters I grew to like. What happened to Rupesh now makes me suspicious of every emotional bond I am forming with your creations. Mission accomplished.

Toi Toi Toi (Theatre-speak German for Good Luck) for tomorrow Mr Moran.

madaboutscorpy said...

Just finished watching "Day Two". Anyway, everything felt so top-notch. I really felt sorry for Jack, and I was really shocked to see him naked! How the hell did you guys manage to get away with that?! I know we wouldn't have been able to get away with that here in America!

Tomorrow's your ep, right? I look forward to it! I excited! Although, I gotta wonder: Jack must have many of those WWII coats to wear, because I could've sworn I saw a brief shot of him wearing one in the "Next Time..." trailer.

Nicole said...

So does the hearse mean what I think it means? Cause it looks really familiar...

Lisa said...

Cracking first two episodes, well done to all. Really looking forward to tonight. But, you know, I've decided I must be really thick or something because I've followed Torchwood from the off and have never missed an episode of the new Dr Who (and watched countless repeats) and, for the life of me, I can't work out what the problem with Torchwood is. If it was set up to monitor and track alien life (and what was old Vicky's beef with the doctor - saved her miserable arse did he not?)etc, why are they doing what they are doing here?

Yes, feel free to beat me with assorted vegetables for my stupidity...

Lisa

SHEIKSPEAR said...

Great stuff.
Looking forward, as ever, to your ep tonight, Jimbo, (are there any TV shows left you don't write for?)

They're here!

You're there...

I'm coming!

James Moran said...

amaunet: Not sure what you mean, elaborate your theory and we'll know by Friday...

madaboutscorpy: Not sure how we got away with ANY of it, to be honest. I think it just kind of got through on momentum, also Russell is very tall and important and manages to get these things done. As for the coat: all will be explained and revealed...

Nicole: What do you think the hearse means?

Lisa: Don't worry, it'll be explained. For now, ask yourself: why would the government suddenly want Torchwood out of the way...?

johat said...

Glad to know the question of Jack's coat may finally be addressed - it's been bothering me since the Daleks incinerated the poor boy at the end of series four. (I know I should have spotted the problem earlier - too busy being sucked in to the story!).
Anyhoo - loving Torchwood CoE - hoping husband's patience will let me watch it all week without resorting to Catch-up TV!

Lisa said...

James you're a hoot! Thank you!

Lisa

Harriettaa said...

**warning spoilers for day 2**


words cannot describe how i felt watching that last night.
Jack screaming in pain.
Jack Naked.
Icky Skelleton.
Ianto Crying.

I threw up all over the floor, then spent 20 minutes tryina work out if i was scared, upset or turned on.

then of course came the butt, ive seen it before and i still let out what can only be described as a squee.

At least tonight wont make me sick, Im verry excited but i have to ask why you appear to have dressed jack. (hes clothed in the trailer) Couldnt you have just let him walk around naked for another hour, im sure John wouldnt have minded :D

amaunet said...

One of the legends surrounding the Minotaur was that he demanded a sacrifice of children - the best of the best - in order to avert brimstone, fire, disaster, rampaging time lords etc etc.

So my theory is that maybe the giant cage is the modern day equivalent of the one used in ye olden times (Can you tell my degree was put to use?) rather than a way for the aliens to be transported and thats why Frobisher is so terried. He fears his children might be amongst those selected.

Ooh and possibly Dekker has something to do with the aliens - maybe he was one of the ones taken in the 60's? He does seem to know an awful lot...

Joe Gibson said...

Top notch writing again.

I hope important people take notice of that and the viewing figures and give you guys the free rein and full on season you deserve.

Unfortunatly, Jack's butt didn't do it for me. To even things up I think Gwen should have a wardrobe malfunction.

Dozeymagz said...

Top-Cracking-Swoon-Inducing-EyePopping-Lovely-Potatoey-Goodness!

Loving every second!

Nicole said...

I think there was a little cameo by someone in the hearse scene cause their tattoo looked a little familiar from pics I've seen on Twitter...

Scaryduck said...

Trapped in a household that only ever watches *spit* Five, was forced to watch Ep2 online.

Screen too small to see Jack's parts, which may have been a blessing.

LaCroix said...

It's been a thrill for the past two night's. Thank you and everyone else for a great programme.

johat said...

@Scaryduck - think yourself lucky. My husband 'chills out' by watching Road Wars, Traffic Cops and Police Interceptors - ARGH!