Well, we'll see, anyway.
2. Torchwood - OK, now that is the second best episode. (Come on Torchwood, surprise me, outdo the fairies episode!) Although the plot was not without its woolly bits, there was generally less wool than in previous episodes, and you could easily spin your way through it. Lots of nice foreshadowing too. There are but a few questions that need to be answered:
a) Who was supposed to be in charge of continuity for this episode, and were they flayed for pitch night giving way to full daylight in "minutes" towards the end of the episode? The one obvious gaffe that I could spot, but such a major one.
b) Emily Dickinson - why? (Not an existential question.) It's just me, this one. Ever since they used the exact same quote about Death Kindly Stopping For Me in a Babylon 5 episode, I've found her poetry twee and irksome. And the same piece just keeps turning up on TV shows - bah!
c) How did the police get hold of the exact correct edition of ED's poetry in the dead of night, and where did Toshiko's intuitive leap about the ISBN come from? Because from where I was sitting that whole business seemed to have been hand-delivered to the characters by the scriptwriters. "What makes you say that, Tosh?" "Well, it's right here in this script thing."
d) So just what can you do with a stopwatch? I mean, I'm a man of the world, squire, know what I mean? But I'm utterly dumbfounded by this. It's clearly some sort of innuendo from the context, but - what?! You know, stopwatch. Stopwatch, nudge nudge. Oh, right, yeah. Stopwatch. What?!?
"Lots of things you can do with a stopwatch"? I can think of one - timing things. So apart from some sort of kinky timing game, I'm stuck for ideas here. Captain Jack "can think of a few". Ianto has "a whole list". Here, for the benefit of the readers at home, it is.
Ianto Jones' List Of Things You Can Do With A Stopwatch
1. You can take that stopwatch and shove it right up your...
No, I'm stumped.
But aside from all that, a very fine episode.