While the future of Torchwood is still up in the air after a disappointing fourth season, fans haven’t stopped speculating on the fates of the team’s only remaining original members, Gwen Cooper and Captain Jack Harkness. It would obviously be suicide for the show to kill of Captain Jack, so that only leaves Ms. Cooper. Could it happen?
Eve Myles seems confidant it couldn’t and simply wouldn’t happen. Then again, I’d be just as positive if my character’s life was on the line.
No, I don’t. And I am looking at it as an outsider. Every year, you’re expecting to turn to page 16, and go, oh I’ve been shot in the face. You just expect it, it’s Torchwood. But no. I don’t think so.
I think they’ve really developed that character into a fantastic everyday hero. I don’t think that it would be right to take somebody like her out of the equation.
She said the above in an interview with Den of Geek, discussing Torchwood‘s future, and adding, “This happens every time! All the time! There was never going to be a second, there was never going to be a third … ” Myles went on to even hint at a Torchwood movie.
Uh-huh, yeah. Premiering right after that Doctor Who movie. I hear David Yates is looking into it.
Anyway, back to Gwen possibly being offed, Den of Geek suggested it might be tougher for Gwen to keep living than to die, to which Myles responded,
Yes, absolutely. She lives, especially from when Ianto died, in complete guilt. And she loses people around her all the time. It’s always the ones who are left behind who suffer. So I don’t think they’d kill her off. But saying that, we never knew that Tosh, and Owen, and Ianto, Alexa, they would be killed off. It depends on what story [Russell] wants to tell. If he tells the story of, in the first scene, Gwen gets shot in the face, and it’s then backstory …
She then adds in that if she were to die, “she’s going to die fantastically.” So, there you go. If she dies it’ll be in a blaze of glory and hopefully not anywhere near as heartbreakingly sad as Ianto’s death.
What do you think the odds are if Torchwood returns we’d see Gwen die?