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Torchwood thought -- Spoilers for S3E4 and S3E5 [Jul. 11th, 2009|01:28 am]
Douglas Spencer
A thought about Torchwood...

Ianto knew what working for Torchwood was like. Owen and Tosh knew what was going on. So did Suzie. They all knew that hardly anyone in Torchwood lasts long. A short, exciting career and then you die.

Gwen knows, she knew before she joined up. Even Rhys has worked it out, and has chosen to come onside and work with the team.

See, here's the thing: I hope Jack explained to Stephen what was happening, and why. I hope that Stephen knew what he was getting into. I hope he knew what the likely outcome was before he took on the job.

I really hope Jack had Stephen's informed consent.
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[User Picture]From: stevegreen
2009-07-11 03:05 am (UTC)
Can a kid even offer informed consent?
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[User Picture]From: pisica
2009-07-11 08:10 am (UTC)
IIRC kids can't sign contracts, so at the very least his mother would have had to countersign....
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[User Picture]From: jon_a_five
2009-07-11 05:17 am (UTC)
You're the only slash friend I have who is not grieving loudly ATM.

I loved the ending. This is the mature SF RTD promised at the beginning of Torchwood.

Note that the government tried to save it's own kids and sacrifice ones it didn't like. Jack did the absolute opposite.
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[User Picture]From: seph_hazard
2009-07-11 07:37 pm (UTC)
No, he didn't. Of course he didn't, that was the point; it was bleak, it was grim, it Had To Be Done and there's no way the boy could have been expected to do it of his own free will. Stephen had no choice because it was the only option.
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[User Picture]From: surliminal
2009-07-11 10:56 pm (UTC)
Yes. I commented on a similar comment at http://lucybond.livejournal.com/475007.html.
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