Maybe I'm tired, maybe I'm distracted, maybe I'm just in an odd mood.
Well, I'll say my little bit.
First thought: Helen Raynor is so much better at the smaller personal stories than the big flashy stuff. Even though I don't dislike the S3 Dalek eps half as much as some people, I do think that she the Who bosses should perhaps give her episodes to write that play to her strengths a little more.
Second thought: I could not get over how much Tommy looked like movie!Neville Longbottom with a hair cut. I know the actors are brothers, but the similarity - not just appearance, but even the characters they were playing - weirded me out at times.
Third thought: You know, Naoko Mori is a really good actress when she's actually given stuff to do. I'd never really noticed before.
(Digression to My Thoughts On Torchwood ActorsTM: Burn Gorman's the best actor of the lot, though it's taken until S2 before I would consider Owen a decent human being. Eve Myles is also quite good, she just has to work against some at times rather dodgy scripting for Gwen. Gareth David-Lloyd really should stay away from emo cryface, but has killer comic timing. And I talked about John Barrowman last week)
Fourth thought: It was nice to see a bit more timey-wimey stuff, even if it was all just a bit of a MacGuffin to set up the tragic romance.
Fifth thought: They were totally mining the jumpy spooky atmosphere ghost story schtick in the hospital scenes.
Sixth thought: Okay, I'll admit it, I teared up when Tosh said the "brave and handsome hero" bit at the end.
Final thought: They're so totally setting up Tosh/Owen, aren't they?
On one hand, even if Owen is a lot more likable this series, I'm not entirely certain I want that. On the other, it'd be nice to see one of RTD's patent "non-white character unrequietedly in love with someone who prefers the white girl/boy" actually get her man for once.
ETA: Apparently I had no thoughts on the Jack/Ianto kiss. Huh.
ETA2: 1918!Torchwood fic. There should be some.