Yvonne approaches an assistant's desk, at Torchwood: "So, what've we got? Any sign of that power loss?" The girl smiles, and she is beautiful and arch. Her name could be anything -- "Martha Jones"; or really, "Lisa" would I think be best -- but for the purposes of this recap, it's "Adeola." Which is lovely, don't you think? "No problems," says Addie. "Must've been a glitch." Yvonne bluetooths down to Rajesh, also from EastEnders, in the room where they're keeping something awful. He's got his feet up on the desk and is immersed in a book: "It's so busy down here, I'm on Sudoku Book 509." Yvonne nods, understandingly, and notes that they had a great ghost shift. "I know," says Rajesh. "We had nothing." He takes his glasses off, down there, and stands up. "Did they tell you? R&D came up with a new spectrometer yesterday. Barged in here, all full of themselves, said they could detect the heat off a single protozoa through half a mile of steel." And? "Nothing. It gave them nothing. Same as ever. The machines keep saying the sphere can't exist. But there it is." Rajesh looks up at a giant metal sphere, hanging eerily/Rambaldily in mid-air, at the end of the room. It is bronze, a stepladder just underneath. "Anything we can do?" asks Yvonne kindly, and he shakes his head: "It's just...Gets into your head, this thing. Like it's staring at you." She laughs, but she knows what he means; best not to discuss it. "All right, we'll catch up later. Thanks, Raj." He says goodbye and stands upon the ladder, to touch it. To jump. An invisible barrier manifests between his hand and the sphere; he pushes and his hand skids off. He climbs back down, dejected. I mean to say that he wants to touch it, perhaps more than anything -- Jump! -- but cannot. It can't be touched. It can't touch him. Yet.
Episode Report CardJacob Clifton: A- | 1431 USERS: B
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