Torchwood are on the run. As the world puts itself back together, Torchwood are there to pick up the pieces. And they find something nasty hiding in them.
A housing estate where everyone’s gone mad, an industrial estate interrogation facility, a lighthouse in Iceland, the comments section of a newspaper. Trouble is everywhere. And so are Torchwood.
7.2 Colin Alone by Una McCormack
Colin Colchester-Price has been left behind. But he’s kept calm and he’s carried on. He knows his husband is out there, saving the world for Torchwood. And he’ll comeback for him. One day. Soon. Surely.
As all stories in this box-set, this episode is more low-key and intimate than in previous ranges, in which the overarching plot was often heavily driving each episode. This box-set is definitely more of a slow build-up focusing on at most three characters at at time. It lets you spend time in this world, with these characters, but it still manages to creepily and convincingly introduce the new threat. And, after 4 years of absence, this is definitely what this range needed.
Not going to lie, it took me a while to get over the change of actor for Colin. However, this is on me because Joplin Sibtain does an excellent job at both portraying a man caught in a downward spiral and letting Ramon Tikaram’s portrayal of Colin inform his performance.
The story itself is heartbreaking and I must admit I cheered out loud when that alarm was triggered at the end. This story has perfect pacing and a wonderful release of tension!