Something’s happened. Something’s twisted its way into Torchwood One. Something old. Something which should have been forgotten, wiped, abandoned. Something which has been waiting. Something which knows how the world should be ruled, how people should be used.
When humanity’s threatened, Yvonne Hartman is required.
9 to 5
It’s Monday morning. Stacey loves Mondays. Stacey loves every day. Stacey lives to work. She’s a temp and she loves it. Only there’s a man in the coffee queue who has a terrible warning for her. Stacey is going to die today.
I love the plot of this one! It is terrifying when you think about what it says about our world, which makes is a solid fascinating story.
Add to that the fact that the dialogue and the performances are very sharp and you get a fast-paced riveting audio drama.
Shows just how much Ianto is an empathic person, just how much Yvonne benefits from him, and just how much “humanity” revolves not around just humans but those who actively try to be a good person.
Yvonne wearing a scrunchie, Ianto being awkward and adorable and a guest character you really end up invested in. You see Ianto’s empathy in full display, it’s a good 3rd part of the box set and rounds off the full story well.
This is when Torchwood One is at it’s best – all the horrors of a London office building. A story about a temp agency is really different and I really liked how it is a fun sci-fi story, but also a critical look at a real problem in modern times. Stacy the main protagonist aside from Yvonne and Ianto is a really great character, I really enjoyed following her on her journey. I wouldn’t have minded if the story had been a complete stand-alone, so the connection to the rest of the box set wasn’t really necessary.