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I watched the first episode of Torchwood: Children of Earth last night and I'm not really sure what to think. I just got into a show a few weeks ago, and I enjoyed watching the first season box set. And I'd been looking forward to this mini series, even though I did give in last week, and let myself see some of the spoilers. However, none of those spoilers prepared me for last night's cliffhanger. I know that the Hub was going to be blown up at some point in the series, because some of the fanfic I read mentioned that. However, I had no idea it was going to happen the way it did. I have always hated cliffhangers that place any of my favorite characters in danger, and apparently, even knowing the Silver Rule is canonically in effect doesn't help much. I keep thinking how in the world is he going to come back from that.

Of course, before a month ago, the Silver Rule was nothing more than a way of dealing with the possibility of losing one of my favorite characters. Years ago, back when I was part of the group at St. Leo that I used to mention, I had just gotten into Angel right before the episode "Sleep Tight" aired. Then, there was the six week hiatus, that I spent wondering what was going to happen to Wesley, who was my favorite character at the time, and is still one of them. At the time, I had a friend who was into Highlander, and invented the Silver Rule, which basically makes all of my favorite characters immortals so that I never have to worry about any of them dying.

I'd almost forgotten about the Silver Rule until I got into Torchwood last month. And, then, suddenly, I actually had a favorite character who was immortal. And I discovered it doesn't get any easier to see him die. Watching "End of Days" was as difficult as watching anything else where one of my favorite characters died, even though in this case I knew he would come back. That didn't make it any easier to see him die. I doesn't make it any less strange that when I read some of the Torchwood novels, I end up counting the number of times Jack dies. But I was never really prepared for a cliffhanger like this, and it's not even that much a cliffhanger, because it's not like I really have to worry about him . . . because of the "Silver Rule." And I know that if I think this cliffhanger is bad, things are going to get a lot worse by the end . . .And I might have to rethink the Silver Rule.

I think I'm going to end this entry now, that I'm starting to run out of things to say, and I want some time to look up fanfiction before I have to get ready for work.
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