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Nightmare Fuel: Torchwood: Miracle Day
Nobody dying sounds great at first, but then we're shown the implications: people are only living, not healing from anything. Without people dying the world will be overridden in four months, and nearly all bacteria will become medicine resistant. Hospitals are already running out of room in the ICU. And due to certain legal loopholes, convicted rapists and murderers whose executions fail can be set free, since they technically served their sentences.
Oh and then there's the woman whose husband strangles her, and since she can't die, he keeps strangling her. And he can't be convicted of homicide because any laws regarding a human death are rendered moot by now.
The Modules. Sweet zombie Christ, the Modules.
What happens to the founder and spokeswoman of Dead Is Dead is most definitely this. Especially when you consider the And I Must Scream aspects. For her, the end of the Miracle will be a kindness. She was tied up and gagged in her car, which was put into a crusher. For the duration of the Miracle, nobody on Earth can die. Suffer, yes. Die, no.
Even worse when you realise the Miracle lasted for over 2 months.
The Wham Ending of "The Categories of Life" makes everything else the show's pulled off to date look downright pleasant by comparison.
And the above is Sweet Dreams Fuel compared to what happens to Jack on "Immortal Sins." After trying to stab Jack, Angelo and his neighbors discover that he can't die. In a prime example of crossing the line, they start exploitation shows in the butchery. You heard that right: Jack becomes an UNDERGROUND FREAKSHOW as he can't do anything to stop the New Yorkers from stabbing him and taking his blood in an attempt to gain immortality. Yeesh...
As if it couldn't get any worse, among those attending the underground exploitation is a LITTLE GIRL.
The music that plays at first in the scene where Angelo stabs Jack is unnerving.
"The New World". The whole of the Earth is now immortal. A man blows himself up, leaving behind a burnt, twisted corpse that happens to still be alive and conscious. Then, as a medical test, the few tendons that make up the man's neck are cut with pliers to see if he can survive without a head. He can. Plus there's Oswald Danes' defence of raping and killing a 12-year old girl: "She should have run faster."
Scratch that. Miracle Day is run on Nightmare Fuel. Getting blown up, getting stabbed through the chest in a car wreck, or having your car crushed with you inside it... all while you're fully conscious.
Oswald's final words are him screaming how he intends to go to Hell so he can continue to chase and molest his 12-year-old victim. It's incredibly creepy that not only does he consider his rape victim to be a "bad girl" in Hell, but that he thinks it's a matter of fact and that he wants to continue going after her.