"Torchwood: Miracle Day" has, for the most part, been a very big disappointment, but "Immortal Sins" felt much more like some of the show's better moments from the earlier seasons - mainly because most of it put the miracle storyline on hold to tell a tale from Jack's long life as an immortal time traveler. It still doesn't fill me with faith for how the rest of this season will go in the present-day, but for one night, John Barrowman and writer Jane Espenson gave me something that didn't make me feel like I was just watching out of loyalty or stubborn insistence on making it to the end.

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Alan Sepinwall has been reviewing television since the mid-'90s, first for Tony Soprano's hometown paper, The Star-Ledger, and now for HitFix. His new book, "TV (The Book)" about the 100 greatest shows of all time, is available now. He can be reached at sepinwall@hitfix.com