Here's the whoah-trippiest moment from Wednesday night's trippy new episode of Torchwood, the wackier spin-off from the BBC's Doctor Who. Remember how we said last week that this episode might make us change our minds about thinking the show was finally on the right track? Well, it wasn't as bad as we'd feared... but it was cheesy and nonsensical, even by Torchwood standards. Click through for the damage.
Okay, so the reason we were dreading this episode is because we'd heard Owen becomes the king of the Weevils, those Buffy-vampire lookalikes that skulk around Torchwood's version of Cardiff. And this did happen, but luckily Owen didn't vamp out or start wearing a big purple crown and toting a sceptre. (I seriously wouldn't have put a sceptre past this show.) Instead, it was fairly low-key as coronations go.
Instead, this episode was sort of Torchwood's tribute to Flatliners, everyone's favorite Kiefer Sutherland-won't-stay-dead movie. Owen died at the end of episode seven, so Jack decides to bring him back to life using another resurrection gauntlet thingy. Instead of just bringing Owen back for a couple minutes, it resurrects him for good, but he's a sort of zombie and he's slowly turning into a kind of gateway for death itself to enter the world and kill everybody.