Paris, 1940s. The German-occupied city is in a state of turmoil – a plague ravages the streets, turning people into deformed monsters.
The city’s finest hotel is under siege. SS interrogator Grau has come here to find out the truth. Grau has one night to cure the plague and to unmask the mysterious Madame Berber and who she’s really working for. Herr Grau knows all about Project Hermod. And now he’s going to find out all about Torchwood.
The Dying Room is a brilliantly written WWII espionage story. The sound effects, the music, the dialogues and great subtle performances all come together to create a special atmosphere.
The plot structure really fits the style too and the thrill of the different reveals is only heightened by it.
Though this works very well as a one shot, I wouldn’t mind catching up with the characters at one point or another. Torchwood vs Hermod would make for a great Torchwood wartime range.
Considering these are new characters in a new setting, this was really enjoyable! It’s intense and really well written; classic WWII content with a Torchwood twist. I’d love to hear more about the characters and Torchwood’s operations in that era. A wonderful look at the larger universe with amazing editing and dialogue that manages to get you invested in the story very quickly.