Torchwood: Miracle Day Episode 8

Episode 8


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After last week’s flashback-heavy installment and the nearly Jack-less episode before that, “End of the Road” spends a lot of time playing catch-up. After a “Previously on…” montage that looks worthy of a Hostel movie, Jack and the Torchwood gang pull up to stately Colasanto Manor in Nevada. Based on the size of the real estate and some comments from Angelo’s granddaughter (Nana Visitor), Angelo did pretty well for himself after the late 1920s — apparently Jack dropped enough hints about the future to make him rich.

Rex reacts with predictable bigotry when he learns of Jack and Angelo’s relationship: “You’re telling me the whole world got screwed because two gay guys had a hissy fit?” While Angelo has been able to live a long time thanks to healthy habits, it turns out that the Miracle found him decrepit and comatose. There’s a nice moment when Jack confirms that the bedridden elder has the same bloodshot birthmark has Angelo.