Early Review: TORCHWOOD “Exit Wounds” (S02E13)

Torchwood - John Barrowman as Captain Jack Harkness and Lachlan Nieboer as Gray

First of all, in my review of last week’s episode< "Fragments," I forgot to mention how exciting it was to see James Marsters aka Captain John Hart back on Torchwood (they did a good job of keeping that under wraps because I had no idea), it was a great surprise and I did not see it coming.

Now on to the serious stuff, this Saturday we finally get to see the TORCHWOOD season 2 finale, and since I was sent an early copy I would like to share my thoughts with you.

“WOW!!! Oh my God this show is so good!” Are the first words that popped into my head. Now that I got that out of my system I would like to continue on the same note and tell you that this episode is an absolute MUST SEE!!! Seriously, your jaw will drop (and if you don’t like it, then there is nothing I can do for you). This episode is definitely amongst the best episodes of Torchwood including last week’s episode “Fragments.”

When we last left, Jack found out that his long lost brother Gray is still alive, and so get ready to see more of grown-up Gray in this episode. I don’t want to say much more about him so as not to give too many spoilers, but he is definitely a big part of the story. I will say however that I thought the actor portraying Gray, Lachlan Nieboer, was a little weak in parts because of what we are meant to believe about him, but I’ll let you be the judge of that when you watch the episode.

And of course Captain John is back as well in this episode up to his old tricks. James Marsters gives us another brilliant performance.

As for the gang, well they are back at doing what they do best, protecting earth from Aliens and disasters. Everyone in the episode plays an important part in the outcome of things and the acting is right on. Tosh uses her amazing brain (and we now know how amazing it is), Owen once more uses his “King of the Weevils trick,” Gwen is being Gwen trying to fix everything, and Ianto puts forth more of his Torchwood skills.

You will really enjoy watching how everything that happens in the episode affects everyone and will change them forever, I don’t think Torchwood will ever be the same after this episode.

On a more general note, I feel that the difference with the second season is that they added more humor to the show and even in this dramatic and intense episode, they find a way to have these great comedic moments. Did anyone notice how funny Ianto got this season? I love it.

There is so much more that I have to say about the episode, but since I can’t talk about it without spoiling it, I will just hold my tongue for now and urge you to watch Torchwood tomorrow, April 19, night at 9pm on BBC America and get ready for a crazy ride. If you thought the season one finale was good, well then you will be blown away by “Exit Wounds.”

Oh and one final advice, get your box of tissues ready, you’ll need them… lots of them…

And just as a heads up, I will be posting our interview with Naoko Mori (Tosh) later tonight, so make sure to keep an eye out for it.