Published on September 12th, 2011 | by Christian Cawley1
The Torygraphed Torchwood
If you were sat minding your own business on the web last Friday you might have been unfortunate enough to stumble over the Telegraph’s accidental review of The Blood Lines, the final episode of Torchwood: Miracle Day.
That’s right: in a cock-up of remarkable ineptitude, a review “written” by Gavin Fuller (him again…) revealed various finale related information including whether or not the likely-to-die-thanks-to-his-chest-wound Rex would survive or not.
On the right you can see the entire “review” (Fuller’s not known for his ability in this area, regardless of regular work at the Telegraph) in reduced form. To be able to read it, you will need to click the image and view the linked JPEG, which also features a couple of comments from this very website to the effect of “WHAT?!”
(Note that viewing the article WILL spoil the final episode).
To their credit, the Telegraph eventually removed the offending post, but not after various Twitter comments and feedback left below the article itself had drawn attention to it.
What is more baffling than the fact that the review was published after the penultimate episode (as this piece was described in the heading) is that the Telegraph managed to run it before the episode had even been seen in the USA, where Torchwood is running a week ahead of the UK.
It’s a poor showing from a supposedly “quality” newspaper.
(Just to clarify: now the episode has been aired on Starz, you can find the details of it anywhere online. We’ve linked to a grab of the offending article as an historical record but there is no compulsion to read it.)