305 : Children of Earth, day 5
Gwen : There’s one thing I always meant to ask Jack, back in the old days. I wanted to know about that Doctor of his, a man who appears out of nowhere and saves the world… except sometimes he doesn’t. All those times in history when there was no sign of him I wanted to know why not, but I don’t need to ask anymore. I know the answer now. Sometimes the Doctor must look at this planet and turn away in shame. I’m recording this in case anyone ever finds it so they can see… you can see how the world ended.
Bon, mes petits canetons, rédiger une review de cet épisode, c’est comme tenter de tondre une blatte : c’est impossible.
J’ai vraiment essayé, mais d’une part, je ne trouverai jamais les mots pour retranscrire ce que j’ai ressenti hier en regardant ce final de mini-saison 3, d’autre part, j’ai pas envie de revivre ça. Rien que de trier les captures d’écran, j’avais à nouveau les larmes aux yeux. Pour résumer, j’ai fait que chialer devant ce truc tellement c’est un supplice. Ca s’arrête à aucun moment d’être insoutenable, je ne peux juste pas remettre ça.
Du coup, je vais la faire en totale no-comment ou presque. De toute façon, je me doute bien que pour ceux qui ont vu l’épisode, ça ne sert à rien d’épiloguer.
Donc si vous avez le courage de revoir les images, les voici.
Et pour ceux qui n’ont pas vu cet épisode mais qui cliquent par habitude, ben passez votre chemin, honnêtement.
Sinon, bonne chance.
Green : Your children will then be taken to one of the designated rendezvous points and they’ll become part of the… the process. It’s our duty now to think beyond this terrible day. And once it’s over, the government must be seen as victims of the 456. We must be seen to have lost.
Frobisher : If you put me on camera, I will tell people the truth.
Green : Then your daughters would know where they’re going. Best not.
Frobisher : I can’t do it ! I won’t ! You can’t make me !
Green : In which case, your children will be taken without you.
Frobisher : But you’ve seen what they do to them ! They’re just girls, sir ! They’re just girls ! They’re not… They’re not… They’re not…
Green : I’m sorry, John. I’m really… I’m really very sorry. And I’m really very busy.
Spears : I’ve come to tell you how we met.
Lois : Who ?
Spears : How I met John Frobisher. It was 30 years ago. You weren’t even born. I was on attachment to the civil service, only for six months. And just down the corridor, there he was. You wouldn’t think it to look at him now, but he was a clumsy thing. Always losing his keys. Mr Swales never thought he’d amount to much, but I thought : Well, keep an eye on that one. And all the others came and went. The high flyers, they burnt out or went on to something better. And do you know what John Frobisher did ? He kept working. Head down, worked hard, all his life. It was another 10 years before we actually worked in the same office. He asked for me. I didn’t think he even knew my name. And we made quite the team. I’m not saying he was perfect. You know that better than me. But he worked hard. He always worked hard. I don’t think that’s valued enough these days, hard work. And he was a good man. I want you to know that. John Frobisher was a good man. Because when the history of this is written, they’ll talk about the ministers, and the soldiers, and the things with numbers for names. And I think people will forget how very good he was. I want you to remember him like that. If ever you think of John Frobisher, just remember that it wasn’t his fault. Now, I think I should get back to work.
Rhys : You didn’t mean it, did you ? About… Getting rid of it ?
Gwen : No, of course I didn’t.
Rhys : Okay.
Gwen : I would never… Never. I wouldn’t do that to you, sweetheart. No, I wouldn’t, and I’m sorry. I’m sorry. All right, darling ?
Johnson : One child or millions.
Spears : I went to see Lois Habiba. You might remember her. I sat with her a while. We had a number of things to discuss. And while I was there, I used the emergency protocols to sign out a particular piece of evidence. Contact lenses, sir. The Torchwood contact lenses. And Lois was very helpful. She told me how they worked. I can hardly feel them, sir. But everything that happened in this room has been recorded, sir. All waiting to be made public, by me. Including your statement just now that after the events of today you feel, as you said
in your very own words, sir, lucky.
Gwen : Are you ever coming back, Jack ?
Jack : What for ?
Gwen : For me. It wasn’t your fault.
Jack : I think it was.
Gwen : No.
Jack : Steven and Ianto and Owen and Tosh and Suzie and… All of them, because of me.
Gwen : But you saved us. Didn’t you ?
Jack : I began to like it. And look what I became. Still, I have lived so many lives. It’s time to find another one.
Gwen : They died. And I am sorry, Jack, but you cannot just run away. You cannot run away.
Jack : Oh, yes, I can. Just watch me.