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I'm so tired my brain's kind of on auto-pilot. Can I still blame the weather? And I had a day off yesterday, too. Granted, a day off with niece, and going swimming with sister and niece, and being stuck in a traffic jam, and theatre in the evening, but I still got 7-8 hours of sleep afterwards and there's really no reason I should have walked through the day very much like a yawning, and okay, smiling and friendly-to-customers, zombie like I did.



In fact, so brief as to barely necessitate a lj-cut, because I'm so beyond tired that there's at least a typo in every word.

Loved it completely. Because mostly when I hear wedding episode my mind rolls its eyes. I roll my mind's eyes? Roll my eyes in my mind's eye? And what was that Angel episode with the eye at the back of that girl's head? Anyway. Weddings. There's a kind of eye-rolling sentiment complete with expectation of either too much fluff or over-done drama, but this was just perfect. A very Torchwood wedding. *g*


And, Go, Ianto! At least he's sensible enough to make a move on the man he man he loves/wants/has incredibly confused feelings about, instead of waiting and longing and regretting when that person gets married to someone else. *cough*



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solitary_summer
Mar. 7th, 2008 06:45 pm (UTC)
I really believe that was the last of Jack/Gwen, and that from now on we'll see a bit more Jack/Ianto development. I hope. Really really hope. Or at least I'm going to firmly believe it until the last minute of episode 13. :)

The 'settling for the second best' thing... in a way, yes, it's a bit annoying. But OTOH I also really liked how they showed Gwen dealing with this, realising that however attracted she might be to Jack, he's never going to give her what she wants from a relationship, and that that kind of attraction isn't worth throwing away a relationship and a man who does love her. I was thinking, if this were an American tv show, Gwen would have broken down before the wedding, tearful confession, oh no, I can't marry you, I have these feelings for my dark handsome & mysterious boss, and then Jack and Gwen would have proceeded to dance around and angst over the issue for about five seasons.


But Ianto staking a claim, that's progress of a sort, even if it seems somewhat reluctant on Jack's part.

'Staking a claim' is exactly the phrase I used in a comment on rivier's entry yesterday. And I was definitely one of the people who expected Jack to ask Ianto to dance and then were disappointed when he walked up to Gwen instead, but in the end I actually liked Ianto taking the initiative better.
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solitary_summer
Mar. 8th, 2008 04:49 pm (UTC)
I'm in the process of thinking my way through this and writing a too long post that'll probably be contradicted by the next episode anyway, but I think Jack generally has a major problem with reciprocal relationships beyond brief, sexual ones. Either he always had issues with it (and that he needed to be stuck in a time-loop for the relationship with John to last five years wouldn't exactly contradict that), or he started to see himself as a something of an outsider when he found out about his immortality; someone apart, who couldn't really have a relationship. It's perhaps significant that the marriage photo is the oldest in the pack; I can't tell from the dress-style, but is it possible that it was from before he discovered what Rose had turned him into? All the later pictures show him alone.

Estelle he left, and, since that was still during the war, after a relatively brief time and apparently before the fact that he doesn't age would have been a problem, continuing to watch over her only from a distance. Gwen he loves, but keeps pushing towards Rhys despite his regrets. Admittedly the situation with the original Captain Jack Harkness was a bit different, since Jack knowing his fate made the situation awkward/tragic to begin with, and, well, 1940something, when those quaint categories were rather more important. But it was the same thing there, Jack pushing him towards his girlfriend instead of making a move himself.

Admittedly this is a bit of a stretch, but I wouldn't be all that surprised if he was trying to keep Ianto at arm's length, too, waiting for Ianto to realise (like Gwen did) that he could never have a real relationship with Jack and move on.


Edited at 2008-03-08 04:51 pm (UTC)
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un_crayon_rouge
Mar. 7th, 2008 12:21 pm (UTC)
Ok, who's getting married to who?
solitary_summer
Mar. 7th, 2008 05:55 pm (UTC)
Gwen & Rhys! :)
solitary_summer
Mar. 7th, 2008 06:02 pm (UTC)
Although Ianto's buying a wedding dress....


*evil smirk*
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