Recap: Torchwood S 4 E 7 Immortal Sins
Jack in his natural habitat- a cozy bed where he may enjoy sexcapades with a spicy male lover.
The seventh episode of Torchwood: Miracle Day
Gwen kidnaps Jack, planning to take him to whoever's speaking to her through her lenses. Jack convinces her to look at him in the rear view mirror so he can talk to the kidnappers through her eyes.
Flashback. In 1927, Jack was on a mission in the USA. At immigration, a handsome young Italian named Angelo tried to steal his identity. Jack was intrigued by the young man and used his vortex manipulator to fake Angelo's visa and grant him access to the USA. Angelo, being a devout small-town catholic, was quite freaked out.
Gwen tells Jack that she loves him, of course she loves him, but it's time for her family to finally come first. Because Torchwood has made her into too much of a Shell-Shocked Veteran
. It made her feel like every death of every monster, villain and Torchwood member made her life that much more special and significant. And she doesn't want to feel that way any longer, not now that she's a mom.
1927. Jack and Angelo found an apartment in New York, Little Italy. There was only one bed
. Jack quite magnificently seduced Angelo, and after one rather nice sex scene, Angelo was surprised to learn that gay sex could also be followed by gay cuddles and gay pillow talk. Jack showed him the tenderness and love that Angelo never got from his catholic community.
Gwen tells Jack that she'll gladly kill him if it means protecting her family. Jack returns the sentiment.
1927. Jack decided that if the Doctor can take on Companions, so can he. After confessing (quite hilariously) at a catholic church, he started to work as a wine runner for some church-based smugglers and effortlessly worked his way up into larger smuggler activity. It turned out that he was hunting for one specific piece of smuggled cargo: an alien beasty, which the Trickster Brigade
planned to use to make Roosevelt go insane and subsequently make Hitler win the war. With a few gunshots, Jack saved the regular timeline. Angelo was duly impressed. Their happiness didn't last long, because Jack was shot in the head by the police and only woke up after Angelo had already been carted off.
1928, one year later. Angelo was out of prison again, and found Jack waiting for him. He freaked the hell out
. Because despite aliens, time travel, vortex manipulators and all that gay romance, he still believed in God and the Devil, and Jack was quite obviously the second one. After some hesitation, he killed Jack and handed him over to the priests of Little Italy's community. Jack was hung up by his hands and killed over and over (and over and over and over...
) for a few days. The Italians collected his blood as a relic. One day, he woke up, the blood patterns on his torso indicating that his throat had just been slit, and saw three men making a pact to buy him. Angelo freed him after that, wrecked with guilt, and asked for forgiveness. Jack wouldn't have it, and escaped from Angelo by quite pragmatically taking a shortcut off the building's roof while Angelo was forced to take the stairs. By the time he reached the street, Jack had woken up from his fall and was nowhere to be seen.
Esther realises that Gwen's family is in trouble, and contacts the Welsh police. Andy barges in with the Big Damn Heroes
and shoots one kidnapper in the head. He'd never killed anyone before, and gets a bit shaky.
Gwen and Jack arrive at the agreed location, and share some very sweet final moments. The group is led by a woman. Rex and Esther turn out to have followed Gwen, and force the woman to come clean. She reveals that someone is waiting for Jack... a man named Angelo.