Monday, August 24, 2009

Captain Jack Harkness Will Be Back on Torchwood and Doctor Who

After the events of Torchwood: Children of Earth, some people may wonder whether or not Captain Jack Harkness will ever return. Jack left the planet to wander amongst the stars after the death of his beloved Ianto Jones (who's death had fans up in arms), and of his own grand-son whom he had sacrificed in order to save all of Earth's children.

However, it makes no doubt that Jack's return to the Blue Planet and to Torchwood could be imminent if the BBC finally commissions a fourth series.

Part of an exclusive interview with Russell T. Davies for the seventh issue of Torchwood Magazine was recently posted on Doctor Who Hideout. The interview excerpt says:

''I could write you scene one of series four right now, I know exactly how to pick it up. I've got a shape in mind, and I've got stories. I know where you'd find Gwen and Rhys, and their baby, and Jack, and I know how you'd go forward with a new form of Torchwood.''

After almost the entire team was decimated in season 2 and during the events of Children of Earth, it is clear that Torchwood will have to reinvent itself, plus, with the Hub gone, the new Torchwood team will need a new base of operation.

In the meanwhile, it is certain that Jack will show up in the last episodes of Doctor Who. In a recent article by Comic Book Resources, which features a Roundtable Interview with David Tennant and Julie Gardner, David Tennant says:

“Jack will come back again, bit more of Donna, that's never a bad thing,” Tennant added. “And we can all say now that John Simm's in it. We're admitting that now, I think we were pretending for a while. Having John back was great. And Timothy Dalton. That's been one of the eternal joys, that's been highly exciting, is the guest characters that join us.”

For those who miss the immortal Captain and former Companion to the Doctor, this is good news. Also, the Jack Harkness that travels with the Doctor is always a bit different than Torchwood Leader Jack. He's always more relaxed and laid back. More carefree when he travels with the Doctor. Plus the camaradery between John Barrowman and David Tennant is amazing. It will be a pleasure to see them both together again before my beloved Ten regenerates.

1 comment:

  1. Indeed! Jack and the Doctor are a winning team.
    There is so much exuberant energy when they get together...just like David and John...