"So, the royal family are werewolves?" The Doctor proves me right, surmising that it wouldn't mature until, possibly, the early twenty-first century. Rose calls bullshit, but then remembers Princess Anne. Are we still making fun of her? I like her. Gay dudes hate women of sport! It's a hate crime! "And if you think about it," says Rose, "they're very private. They plan everything in advance." Which the Queen already admitted, of course, at the beginning of the episode. "They could schedule themselves around the moon, we'd never know!" Rose and the Doctor giggle some more. The entire A+ Werewolf Royal Family watches them -- because everybody watches this show -- and tries not to fucking barf. "Stop being fake cute and start being actually cute!" they scream. To no avail: "They like hunting! They love blood sports!" screams Rose as they bundle into the TARDIS, giggling still, completely unaware of what they've done in bringing Victoria so close to her heartbreak. "Oh my God, they're werewolves!" shouts Rose as they VWORP away; they howl together as we watch the heath. It is actually cute.
Less so: the Howling of the Queen. Victoria and Isobel, both in black, the widows of Torchwood, walk about the grounds. Victoria asks the weeping Isobel what she'll do with the grounds, and Isobel says she can't fucking handle it. Her heart is breaking; you destroy your world and cut off all possible connection when you think no connection is possible. "Although we may not speak of these events in public, they'll not be forgotten," says Victoria -- dare I say sneakily? "I promise you that. Your husband's sacrifice, the ingenuity of his father...They will live on." How? "I saw last night, that Great Britain has enemies beyond imagination, and we must defend our borders on all sides. I propose an institute to investigate these strange happenings" -- Weapons of Strange Destruction, the knowledge that your veil can always be pierced from Hell and beyond -- "...And to fight them. I would call it Torchwood. The Torchwood Institute. And if this Doctor should return, he should beware. Because Torchwood will be waiting."