origins of Identity Theft go back a very long way. About eight years in
fact. I was sitting on a bus in
By the time I got
Sian's story is rather a harrowing one. Jack agrees with her that it constitutes rape, since she was an unwilling participator in the sexual actions that the alien forced her into. Of course, rape evidence is not usually taken by a police officer, even a woman. It is usually done in a hospital by a nurse or doctor. But it is not unreasonable that Gwen would do it in this instance. She would understand the principles, and her caring nature makes her the most obvious person to do carry out the procedure.
I still intend to
do a whole story involving Louise and Sian. But for now, they again play
the opening scene and then drop out as another story unfolds. The second
victim is the scenario I worked out on the
The A470 is a fascinating
piece of road. From
The boxing in manoeuvre using the three cars is one that the police use a lot if some of the real life police programmes like Road Wars and Police, Camera Action are any indication. Almost every episode they use the technique to slow a stolen car and apprehend the thief. Usually on those programmes there is a long stretch of motorway without any turn offs for the miscreant to dodge down as there was in this story. There is an irony, too, in the fact that it is a police car that is being boxed in, not the other way around.
The cars driven by the team in this story were chosen to reflect their personalities and the needs of the storyline. Owen likes fast, sporty types so he had a Mazda MX 5. Alun, quiet but strong-hearted, had an Audi Quatro, a conservative looking car but four wheel drive, capable of surviving the off road part of the adventure, but distinctly different in appearance to the SUV, which is a custome build car based on a Range Rover/Land Rover.
Alun's Audi Quatro
Alun, Owen and Ianto had all had their cars wrecked in the course of previous stories. Alun’s was burnt in The Amazing Magred, Owen’s eaten by alien acid in Duplication, and Ianto’s totalled as he crashed through steel gates in Lazarus Legacy, so obviously they all have fairly new cars. The police car is a Peugeot, which is the make driven by Andy in the first episode of the Torchwood series. Ianto’s car didn’t feature in this story, but we picked a nice Volvo XC90. It might feature in another story some time.
This is a story in which Jack tests his immortality once again, of course. He comes close to death in order to kill the alien entity after it jumps into him. I have been trying to minimise the number of times Jack’s death and resurrection is the resolution of the plot. But in this case it worked so well.