Catching up with Torchwood: Everything changes

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Torchwood: Miracle Day - The Middle Men (Starz)

When last we left Torchwood: Miracle Day, governments around the world had devised a category system to deal with the end of death as we know it, and our intrepid team had just learned the hard way that the “overflow camps” for “Category Ones” — those who “should” be “dead” — were just an updated version of a very old concept that put a new spin on “final solution.”

Catching up with last Friday’s sixth episode, “The Middle Men,” Rex (Mekhi Phifer) is blowing the lid off the coverup and Jack (John Barrowman) is rattling cages to get to the bottom of the Miracle — but the effect on the world is far less dramatic than hoped for, and interrogating the head honcho of drug company PhiCorp (Ghostbusters’ Ernie Hudson) only results in more questions than answers. For before the Miracle was the “Blessing,” and who knows what the heck that is?

But what the hell is behind that fence in Shanghai?

Answers will begin to emerge next week in the seventh installment, “Immortal Sins,” in which Gwen (Eve Myles) must fight to protect her family and takes a terrifying journey, covering both miles and decades, as the long history of the Miracle is revealed.

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