- Jan 5, 2001
- Way on Down South, London Town
Speaking of last weeks episode Teresa saidIn the present day, Gwen takes Jack hostage to free her kidnapped family; the two have an intense, and brutally honest conversation. Flashbacks show Jack on-mission in 1927 New York and falling in love with an Italian immigrant named Angelo (Daniele Favilli), but Jack's immortality soon causes him to be viewed with fear and suspicion by the religious community of Little Italy; his torture and bloodletting provide "the blessing" at the heart of the Miracle today. With some intervention from Esther and Rex, Gwen's family are saved by PC Andy and Jack and Gwen are saved from the Miracle Day conspirator (Nana Visitor), who then persuades Jack to come along with her by telling him one man is still waiting for him: Angelo.
I was also very disappointed with this. The sex is surely unnecessary? I'd say completely unnecessary if it were not for the big reveal at the end that Angelo is behind Miracle Day to make it relevant. (So, it all comes down to a spurned lover?)If it was the set-up to the next episode, the set-up was better than the pay-off.
It was a different episode, very focused on Jack, very slow (and that was odd given the increasing pace of recent weeks) and gave us no update on what else was going on in the world. And we then find that Jack would have gone with Nana Visitor anyway, whether or not Gwen kidnapped him.
Jack on a mission to 1927? He's already lived through 1927 once, if not twice. Did he miss that creature the other time(s)? On the other hand, the Jack we know now, knows a lot more than the Jack who first lived through 1927.