In times of disaster people turn to God. But what if they no longer believe in themselves?
Cardiff is recovering from a catastrophe. Torchwood find themselves up against the Disaster Recovery Committee – instead of putting the city back on its feet, it seems to be preparing for something worse. There’s a conspiracy to be exposed, a mythical monster becomes real, fights are breaking out over drinking water, and Jack Harkness is getting ready for the end of the world.
They’ve been warning about it for ages. Poisonous mould in the water supply. But it’s finally got out of hand. It’s day zero – the day Cardiff runs out of drinking water.
As people start fighting over the last remaining supplies, the Disaster Recovery Committee takes drastic action. Because there’s one place that still has clean water. And Torchwood will do anything to stop them from getting it.
Wow, what an intense episode!
Both in terms of plot and in terms of character work. Because the situation becomes untenable, every character has to make decisions that reveal a lot about them.
The best and the worst of Humanity is also highlighted in this story. So, even though it is still a Torchwood story, it has a lot of resonance in the real world, as most Torchwood stories have to be honest.
All this leads to a bleak and mysterious ending that has you very excited and anxious for the final episode!
This story is very, very, very intense. Definitely a different take on Torchwood but this fits into this series so well. Absolutely love the set up for the grand finale.