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     Home »  Torchwood - Series 1 »  Would it be better if he wasn't the boss?
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     Sunday, November 05 2006 @ 06:37 PM EST
    I wonder if Torchwood would be better if Captain Jack wasn't 'The Boss' - I mean a bit like 'House' if you know that programme.

    If there was a strict 'by the book' commanding officer and Captain Jack was the 'troublesome technical expert' allowing to be more the Jack we love - though of course he has these 'new' issues to come to terms with.

    Any thoughts anyone?

    Cheers, daveac

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     Sunday, November 05 2006 @ 06:47 PM EST
    I think the team is heading for a meltdown before the end of season 1. Gwen already has problems with her work/life mix, Ianto - well, after E4...hmm, Owen is already a loose cannon and Tosh hasn't snapped yet but I reckon it's only a matter of time. I think there's going to be a huge clash between Jack and the team before very long - of course events will doubtless take place that prove he was right all along and they won't doubt him after that.

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     Sunday, November 05 2006 @ 06:48 PM EST
    I think you are totally correct, daveac. If Jack had a boss who was constantly trying to keep him in line while he used his superior knowledge of aliens and events to solve mysteries... On the other hand, this starts to sound a lot like the relationship between Doctor and the Gallifreyan government, or Mulder and Skinner in the X-Files.

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     Sunday, November 05 2006 @ 11:23 PM EST
    [Quote  by:  daveac] I wonder if Torchwood would be better if Captain Jack wasn't 'The Boss' - I mean a bit like 'House' if you know that programme.

    If there was a strict 'by the book' commanding officer and Captain Jack was the 'troublesome technical expert' allowing to be more the Jack we love - though of course he has these 'new' issues to come to terms with.


    This is the exact point I was making on Thursday when I posted in the A Question To All thread...

    The way I was hoping the show was going to be, knowing that it was going to be focused on an Earth-based organization, was that Captain Jack would be acting as more of a free-lance consultant rather than the head of the organization. Kind of like the 3rd Doctor did with UNIT. I wanted him to be the scoundrel Jack pushing the bounderies of what Torchwood would allow because ultimately he was the one with most of the real world (and off-world) experience. By putting him in charge they are forcing him to be "the grown-up" for lack of a better term. He should be the one shaking things up.

    -L

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     Monday, November 06 2006 @ 06:50 AM EST
    [Quote  by:  Linquel]
    [Quote  by:  daveac] I wonder if Torchwood would be better if Captain Jack wasn't 'The Boss' - I mean a bit like 'House' if you know that programme.

    If there was a strict 'by the book' commanding officer and Captain Jack was the 'troublesome technical expert' allowing to be more the Jack we love - though of course he has these 'new' issues to come to terms with.


    This is the exact point I was making on Thursday when I posted in the A Question To All thread...

    The way I was hoping the show was going to be, knowing that it was going to be focused on an Earth-based organization, was that Captain Jack would be acting as more of a free-lance consultant rather than the head of the organization. Kind of like the 3rd Doctor did with UNIT. I wanted him to be the scoundrel Jack pushing the bounderies of what Torchwood would allow because ultimately he was the one with most of the real world (and off-world) experience. By putting him in charge they are forcing him to be "the grown-up" for lack of a better term. He should be the one shaking things up.

    -L


    I'm sorry - yes you did. I made my post straight after watching Epi. 4 and was left a bit disatisfied with Captain Jack's running of Torchwood. They all seem to break the rules to the point where they are as much a danger to Earth as any aliens they come across.

    Perhaps if 'Headoffice' were to send in someone to takeover ie. like a failing school - then things would work a lot better.

    Cheers, daveac

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     Monday, November 06 2006 @ 07:59 AM EST
    [Quote  by:  daveac]
    I'm sorry - yes you did. I made my post straight after watching Epi. 4 and was left a bit disatisfied with Captain Jack's running of Torchwood. They all seem to break the rules to the point where they are as much a danger to Earth as any aliens they come across.


    I'm sorry if my earlier post came across like I was complaining about you repeating what I said. That wasn't my intent. It was meant more as emphatic agreement.

    I'll post more after watching the latest episode.

    -L

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     Monday, November 06 2006 @ 08:01 AM EST
    I suppose it would be a bit more palatable to me if he weren't the boss. I agree he should be shaking things up. I've perhaps been too vocal in that opinion. Now, I have not seen episode 4 yet, but I just don't understand how a group of 4 people are doing all of this research/investigation/defending. He's not really doing a good job leading them, is he?

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