Synopsis: The SkyPuncher is the first private spaceflight. But Ephraim Salt’s visionary project has gone horribly wrong – the ship is falling out of the sky and there seems no way to stop it.
Ianto Jones thought the flight would be sabotaged. The only problem is… he’s on board.
Review: Because the conspiracy had to be set up in “The Conspiracy,” the story was necessarily exposition heavy. As a result, the story telling didn’t actually start until this second installment, “Fall To Earth.” What listeners got is a marvelous, dryly witty, and poignant two-hander between Gareth David-Lloyd and Lisa Zahra. David-Lloyd is in top form, and James Goss wrote a script that showcased the man Jack Harkness would grow to love, and why that man would always be more than a “butler.” There is foreshadowing of Ianto’s ultimate fate, but it was not heavy handed. Furthermore, I was glad the episode had a happy ending to contrast the darker shades of Torchwood as a whole.
My favorite nod to the series was when Zeynep sold pet insurance to Ianto to justify continuing the call, and he passed Myfanwy off as an “exotic bird.” My least favorite moment was when Zeynep talked Ianto through applying the tourniquet. It wasn’t internally logical. Every Torchwood agent would know how to apply a tourniquet.
You can purchase “Fall To Earth” here: http://www.bigfinish.com/releases/v/fall-to-earth-1295
Written By: James Goss
Directed By: Scott Handcock
Gareth David-Lloyd (Ianto Jones), Lisa Zahra (Zeynep)
Produced by James Goss
Script edited by Steve Tribe
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- Ianto would know how to apply a tourniquet.
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