Captain Jack a mortal?
Torchwood creator, Russell T. Davies is having fun. Seems as though Davies revealed in a recent AOL TV interview that Captain Jack Harkness (John Barrowman), in a classic twist of fate, will be mortal. It was 2005 during a Doctor Who episode when Captain Jack was killed, brought back to life and, subsequently, unable to die. In Torchwood: Miracle Day, when the entire population of Earth is unable to die, leave it to Capt Jack to be different.
Explaining the switch, Davies said: “The greatest thing you can do is offer a new look into the character. It’s not fundamentally altering the character, it’s fundamentally altering the rules while the character stays the same.” He added, “Everyone else is immortal, [and] he’s mortal,” explained the writer. “It’s the biggest switch in the show, which we did in order to give us new insights into Jack.” Can’t wait.
Could a return to Doctor Who be in Capt Jack’s future?
While Captain Jack may be mortal in the upcoming Torchwood: Miracle Day, don’t count out a possible return to when he began in Doctor Who. Barrowman hinted at a possible return by saying, “I’ve always said that if I’m asked to go back to ‘Doctor Who,’ I’ll go at the drop of a hat. That’s where Captain Jack got his beginnings. And it’s already been discussed.” Barrowman continued by saying that Torchwood creator Russell T Davies and current Doctor Who head, Steven Moffat, have been “in discussion”. Again, can’t wait. You?
Torchwood: Miracle Day premieres July 8 with no set return date for the second half of the current season of Doctor Who as of yet.