Ever since John Barrowman last portrayed Captain Jack briefly at the end of David Tennant’s swansong ‘The End of Time” fans have been eagerly waiting for the charismatic character to return. The beginning of this year saw Torchwood’s revival in the form of Big Finish’s audio series and soon the franchise will be developed further by Titan Comics in a series written by John and his sister, Carol E Barrrowman. On a press tour of their new book ‘Conjour’ which kickstarted last friday in Waterstones, Cardiff John teased in a Facebook video that he will be returning in a week and a half but he wouldn’t say what for.
“I will be back in Cardiff in about a week and a half… but I’m not telling you what for!”
It has been rumoured since that he will reprise his role in this year’s christmas special of Doctor Who alongside Peter Capaldi ( it has not been confirmed yet whether Pearl Mackie will maker her debut in this episode as Bill or not).
After a disappointing final series of Torchwood (Miracle Day) it’s a great way to redeem the character and possibly Torchwood itself. As series 10 will be Steven Moffat’s last series it is clear why he would want to bring back the beloved character that he created for 2005’s The Empty Child/The Doctor Dances.
Android 1: And now it’s time for the face off.
Jack: What does that mean? Do I get to compete with someone else?
Android 1: No. Like I said, “Face. Off.” I think you’d look good with a dog’s head.
Android 2: Or maybe no head at all. That would be so outrageous.
Android 1: And we could stitch your legs to the middle of your chest.
Android 2: Nothing is too extreme. It’s to die for.
Jack: Hold on, ladies. I don’t want to have to shoot either one of you.
Android 1: But you’re unarmed.
Android 2: You’re naked!
Android 1 : But that’s a compact laser deluxe!
Android 1: Where were you hiding that?
Jack: You really don’t want to know.
Bad Wolf- credit: https://www.planetclaire.tv/quotes/doctorwho/jack-harkness/series-one/
Certainly this could be a great opportunity to pick up where Miracle Day left off or will they meet at Torchwood’s prime with the old cast returning such as ( Eve Myles,Gareth David-Lloyd,Burn Gorman, Naoko Mori).
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