ETA-Guess what? Two different stalkers felt obliged to link to this post today. *Waves at stalkers*
I've toyed with the idea for nearly two years and now there's no doubt in my mind.
Ianto IS Allison Cameron. "Looks good in a suit" equals "I hired you because you're extremely pretty."
And every word out of Ianto's annoying mouth in this episode (relative to Jack) could have come from Cameron relative to House in Season 1 (relative to House.) Gwen is Wilson,John Hart is Stacy.
I mean it. SHUT THE MOTHER FUCKING FUCK UP.
Jack doesn't want to hear your whinging about being a couple and neither do I. My stalkers are right about one thing. I only thought I knew how much I could hate the sound of a man's voice until I heard the crap coming out of it in this one.
"He is handsome." Yeah. And you clearly know you don't rate. You got lucky. A few times. Especially when Gwen turned up with that ring. So if you're getting more than you deserve from Mr. Gorgeous, and you're enjoying it (even if it started with whoring your oh-so-heterosexual ass, a fact that's being completely whitewashed) than STFU, do what Jack wants and for gods sake stop trying to get him to give you something that he doesn't feel and certainly doesn't want to talk about. (He clearly doesn't want to be hugged every time he gets killed. It happens a lot. He's used to it. Move on. He clearly does.)
"What is your problem."
Apparently that you're a whiny bitch who wants to fix Jack. (Kind of like someone else I can mention wants to fix House) And what is Jack doing? Walking away to the daughter and grandson that he never told you about. Whatever you've been doing for him during all those "hours of clinging" certainly doesn't include sharing major deep dark secrets.
As for the icky kiss...fanservice pure and simple and as with every single bit of the "canon." EOD kiss, TTLM Kiss, Hand-job, incredibly unsensual, or sexy, or loving or any of the above.
Oh but, there was one moment of real human warmth and contact where Jack looked genuinely happy. That would be....taaaaaadaaaaaaa.....the scene with Gwen. The one where he put his hand over hers and absolutely beamed over her pregnancy and his emotional connection with her. Married? Pregnant? Sure, but still his Gwen Cooper. JB was kind enough to tell us that Jack STILL hopes Gwen will come to the dark side i.e. him. RTD (who one is loathe to believe for obvious reasons) told us about the "unexplained and unexplored love between Jack & Gwen." What was that you said, Rusty? L-O-V-E? Did I hear him say that word in the bits about the "discomfort" between Jack and Ianto? I did not. You know why.......
Also--who was Jack getting out of the hub first? (Practically copping a feel as he did so.)
Meanwhile, I understand there was some plot going on. I don't really care about it, since I know how blechy it's all going to turn out. (I warned hubby NOT to get emotionally invested in Peter Capaldi's character.)
Count me among those who don't find Ianto's family the least bit amusing, charming, endearing. Just wanted them off my screen. PRONTO.
Although I did love Ianto LOSING the SUV. Cause he's a loser anyway and to me that sort of played up his loserdom, especially while Gwen was being all sorts of awesome.
Jack's scene with the daughter was great. The way she called him a bastard. YESSSSSSS!!!!!! She knows all right. (At this point, I fanon that she heard her mum call him that more than once as well. Jack might have loved her, but he was still Jack.)
Off to the gym and on to day two tonight.