Big Finish picks up the events after Miracle Day with Torchwood: Aliens Among Us…
Captain Jack and Gwen Cooper have restarted Torchwood. But it’s in a very different Cardiff. Something terrible’s happened to the city. With every day getting darker, will Torchwood need to adopt a whole new approach?
Poverty and homelessness are on the rise in Cardiff. The streets are full of the desperate and the dispossessed. So, of course, it’s the right time to open a 7-star luxury, all-inclusive hotel. And, naturally, the hotel is for aliens only. As the humans stand outside the gates and look hungrily in, there’s one thing that makes them smile. Someone is murdering the guests.
The setting of this episode is quite nice. It also allows for more interactions between protagonists that didn’t necessarily interact much in the previous episodes. My favourite was probably the one between Jack and Mr Colchester at the end.
The cliffhanger is nicely done and, even though I have mixed feelings about the character work in this first part, it makes me want to listen to part 2 of Aliens Among Us.
I do rather enjoy the interactions amongst the new team members, and this episode is no different. It’s definitely an interesting plot and I do feel as though overall the series does feel much more adult in its themes than that of the earlier series.