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[WARNING: The following story contains major spoilers from the season finale of Torchwood: Miracle Day. Read at your own risk.]
A hole in the world is the villain? The Blessing tells Jilly she's "right"? Rex is immortal?
So many burning questions linger after Friday's finale of Torchwood: Miracle Day, the end to an ambitious 10-episode season that had big things to say about politics, the media and, of course, mortality itself. TVGuide.com spoke with Jane Espenson -- who wrote or co-wrote half of the season's episodes for series executive producer Russell T. Davies — about Jilly's curious revelation, the distinct lack of Torchwood's usual otherworldly baddies and why Captain Jack and Angelo didn't get to say goodbye.
Hey, Steven Moffat, are you listening? John Barrowman wants back in on Doctor Who! And from the deafening cheers that accompanied the suggestion at Comic-Con, viewers do too.
During Thursday's Fan Favorites panel, Doctor Who star Matt Smith told the crowd that he'd love to welcome back Barrowman, who originated the role of Captain Jack Harkness on the long-running sci-fi hit, for the show's upcoming 50th anniversary.
"I would love to do it," Barrowman replied Friday at the panel for Starz's Torchwood. (Full disclosure: This reporter moderated it.) "I think it would be disappointing for...
Each week, TVGuide.com will round up the producers and cast of Torchwood: Miracle Day to answer your burning post-episode questions. In Friday's premiere, "The New World," humanity is hit with immortality, causing panic around the globe. CIA colleagues Rex and Esther begin investigating the phenomenon. Meanwhile, the hunt is on for Gwen, the last remnant of Torchwood, compelling Captain Jack's sudden return.
Torchwood Miracle Day's Eve Myles: Without Captain Jack, Gwen is in a strange, lost place
Where did Captain Jack go after he left Gwen and Rhys at the end of Children of Earth?
It's a mystery — and it looks like
When Jane Espenson was first approached about joining the writing staff of Torchwood, the veteran television writer whose credits include Buffy the Vampire Slayer and the rebooted Battlestar Galactica had just one thought: "It's going to be hard to get stakes higher than aliens wanting to gobble up the children of Earth."
Fortunately for fans waiting to see how immortal alien hunter Captain Jack Harkness would return after suffering the devastating losses he did in 2009's Torchwood: Children of Earth, series creator Russell T. Davies had just the ante-upping answer. For the U.K. hit's fourth season, (premiering Friday at 10/9c on Starz), he'd move the action from Cardiff, Wales across the pond (and into the bigger-budget land of pay cable), transform actor Bill Pullman into a worldly "monster," and hit Jack with a head-spinning reality in which everyone is cursed with living forever — except, suddenly, him.
Watch the trailer for Torchwood: Miracle Day
"Immortality sounds fantastic for about a second," says John Barrowman, who has played the unsinkable Jack since the sci-fi show's 2006 launch on BBC Three...