The biggest criticism of Torchwood: Miracle Day, now that we're more than halfway through, has been its slow pacing. And after last night's clogged drain of an episode, it's hard not to feel like that's a valid critique.
The surprise departure of a core Torchwood cast member may have looked unlikely to be reversed anytime soon, but fans are hoping that an appeal to the BBC's charitable nature can change the minds that matter. Spoilers ahead!
If anyone had any doubts that Torchwood could be a success on the more mainstream BBC One network, the audience turnout for the first episode of Children of Earth will have changed their minds, almost doubling previous viewing figures.
Torchwood: Children of Earth, premiering tonight in the UK, may be a new format for a darker Torchwood, but it's still the series we've come to love, according to one of the show's producers.
Feeling disappointed that the third season of Torchwood is only five episodes? You're not the only one; Series star John Barrowman has been talking about the new format, and he's not exactly that happy about it.