Ianto: I’ve nothing left to lose.
Jack: There’s always something left to lose.
Ah ha! See! Jack knows all! :-“)
I always felt like, when Jack was saying this, he was also sort of talking about himself. I feel like he was really angry at Ianto and feeling betrayed by him, and yeah, he might have pulled the trigger. But the idea of losing Ianto by Ianto’s own hand (or at least execution by Torchwood) is something that hurts him, that he doesn’t want to hear. He cares about Ianto, he really really does, just like he cares about the rest of his team. The idea that Ianto feels so alone and unsupported that he doesn’t care if he dies is something that hurts and appalls him. I feel like in this moment, even though they’re pointing guns at each other, even though moments later he forces him to go in and get Lisa, all Jack really wants to do is hold Ianto and tell him that there’s always something or someone to live for. Because I think Jack knows what it’s like to be that alone (especially after Alex in 1999) and the idea that Ianto might feel like that is something he hardly wants to consider and would immediately want to rectify.
cudn’t of said it better myself :-)
Wednesday, October 5th, 2011
1 year ago