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Gwen has "taught him the ways of the heart, and I think ianto has helped So Ianto is probably the closest relationship Jack has had in a long. Ianto Jones is a fictional character in the BBC television series Torchwood, played by Welsh Jack and Ianto's relationship becomes more overt, and Ianto's character becomes less burdened by secrets "The Whoniverse Guide to Canon". including your religious or political views, health, racial background, country of origin, sexual identity and/or personal relationships. To learn.
You've already lived a thousand lifetimes. How could you watch me grow old and die? How can I watch you live and never age a day? Chronologically, these occur between the second and third televised series but after "Lost Souls". AfterElton reviewers stated that the radio drama "delivers for Janto [a portmanteau used by the shipping fandom ] fans"; David-Lloyd delivers a monologue as Ianto, verbalising his insecurities to a comatose Jack.
When Jack awakens from his coma, he promises "You will never be just a blip in time, Ianto Jones. Ianto encounters the spirit of his father, with the claim that he, Ianto's mother, Owen, Toshiko and Lisa will all be resurrected if Ianto betrays Jack.
Exploiting its radio format, the drama reveals that Ianto too is a spirit, and that the story is a Jack solo mission set after series three. Jack and Ianto say a final goodbye and tell each other they love one another for the first time. Jack attempts to return to the land of the living alongside Ianto, but Ianto stays behind to close the Cardiff Rift forever with Jack's device.
David-Lloyd started the role believing Ianto would be killed off at the end of the first series, and was surprised when they "worked the character to become more popular, and it started growing from there.
He started off with some nice but boring Marks and Spencers suits in series one, which were top-end fitted ones but always very sober. Towards the end of series one, I also got him into a waistcoat, and everyone thought that looked really good. By Series Two, he'd got no secrets, his personality came out, and I think the writers enjoyed giving him lines that other characters couldn't get away with. Throughout the first series, Ianto's secrets are exposed to the team, particularly in "Cyberwoman" when his motives for joining Torchwood Three are exposed.
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David-Lloyd was "bowled over" by the Ianto-centric script for "Cyberwoman" and the "wide range of emotions" it allowed him to play. Appearing in series two, Ianto assists the team in field missions and is used by the writers as a vehicle for one-liner jokes. It's just a question of where I see something that looks right for Gareth, so I've brought him a suit from Savile Row and suits from Zara and Next.
We realised we could be a bit more flash with Ianto now he's come out of the background and started to assert himself a bit more.
So we moved him into coloured shirts and snazzier ties. He started off in white and grey shirts but we realised his skin tones can take the extra colour and now he's evolving into something much sharper, which looks really good filmed in high definition. Originally, his character was the one supposed to die at the end of series two episode " Reset ".
The night before filming, however, Davies changed his mind and seven scripts began a process of being rewritten. New lines had to be handed to the actors on the day of filming. Davies also called a discussion with the actors involved to explain the change in the storyline. He felt that it was "great to be a fully-fledged member of the team now rather than just the administration man.
Although there was "a bit of disappointment", he considers himself "lucky" for lasting so long on the series, especially since Ianto was supposed to die in series two. He believed the character's death was justified by "the impact and the drama, and to keep the dangerous reality of Torchwood ever present". Although it was "a tragedy that [Ianto] died", David-Lloyd felt that the series had "addressed everything about him that needed to be said".
Ianto's death also precedes the death of Captain Jack's grandson Steven Bear McCauslandand for that scene to occur it necessitated making Jack "badly, badly damaged". Ianto's death caused "maximum damage" to Jack, and the loss of his lover and grandson makes Children of Earth a tale of retribution, as Jack had given away twelve children to the same aliens in Davies has said that Ianto is "absolutely dead". He explains his reasoning; because it's a "much more real world in Torchwood", it wouldn't work to " regenerate or go to a parallel universe.
On the character's evolution from minor character to romantic interest,  Gareth David-Lloyd has commented that "To have a storyline where you're involved with the leading character for any actor is awesome. I think he lost meaning. He was tortured and Jack gave him that meaning back. And reliability that he'll always be there, I think. So, it's really great and I think that's what makes him warm to other people.
It makes him more approachable. Ianto's always bearing his emotional side and vulnerable side and keeping his feet on the ground. I think of all the characters, he's the one who tries to keep everyone else's feet on the ground.
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He brings everyone back to reality, often with a dry, witty remark or taking a dig at somebody just to sort of bring people back down. At the moment, I think there's two different sorts of love going on there. His grief was so intense that he attempted suicide after the ordeal, but was unsuccessful.
Because of Mandy 's advices, he tried to connect more with the Torchwood team, and become more active. This led to him becoming closer with Jack.
Broken Ianto named the life knife and gave the resurrection gauntlet the nickname "risen mitten". When Suzie Costello was resurrected by the resurrection gauntlet, she tricked the Hub into lockdown. Despite being cut off, Ianto got a signal for his mobile phone by using the water tower above the Hub as a relay so Torchwood could call for help. Random Shoes Ianto tries to stop Owen from opening the rift.
Although Owen asserted that, with Suzie Costello dead, he was now second-in-command, Ianto displayed authority in Jack's absence that Owen was not aware he had, and even shot Owen in the shoulder to prevent him using the Rift Manipulator.
However, as he was shot, Owen succeeded in activating the Rift Manipulator and brought Jack and Tosh back. Captain Jack Harkness Owen's actions had caused cracks in space and time to spread from the Rift. During this incident, Ianto saw an apparition of Lisa, telling him to reopen the Rift and undo the damage.
The team turned against Jack. Owen shot Jack and reopened the Rift to send everything that had come through back. The opening of the Rift forced out Abaddonwhich Jack defeated. While chasing after a BlowfishJack arrived out of nowhere, saving a family.
He took over Torchwood again. When Jack returned from travelling with the Doctor, also seeing the end of the world, he asked Ianto on a date- to which Ianto said yes. Torchwood met an old lover of Jack's, Captain John Hartwho had came through the Rift searching for some canisters that had also come through. He told Torchwood that they contained radioactive bombs. While John tried to kill Jack to take the canisters' contents for himself, he challenged Ianto to save his wounded and poisoned teammates.
Ianto caught up with John, but the contents of the canisters were actually components of a bomb that latched onto the DNA of the owner of the canisters' murderer. Torchwood found a way to confuse and safely get rid of the bomb and John forcibly left 21st century Cardiff.
Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang Ianto kept a paper diary, which he used to write down interesting Rift activity as well as more personal concerns. When he confronted Adam Smith about his role in the Torchwood team, Adam gave Ianto false memories of killing three women. Strangely, Ianto appeared to have more resistance to Adam than the others, though this may be because he never fully trusted him. When he did succumb to Adam's influence it appeared, as with the rest of the team, that dormant or unused parts of his psyche were awakened.
In Ianto's case, a darker, more malevolent side of his personality was awoken which enjoyed killing and violence. Ianto was eventually able to rid himself of these memories when Jack used retcon on the team in order to purge Adam's influence. Reset was a "medicine" containing unhatched alien Mayflies that fed off of viruses and diseases in the blood, and would hatch and grow inside the person taking the meds.
When the Pharm was shut down and Martha had the gestating Mayfly safely removed from her body by Owen, Owen was shot in the chest by the Pharm's owner, Aaron Copley.
Valleys boy made good, Ianto moved to London to work for top secret skullduggery-merchants Torchwood at Canary Wharf, where he had a girlfriend called Lisa Hallett. When his whole life was torn to pieces at the battle of Canary Wharf, Ianto moved back to Cardiff, bringing Lisa with him.
Despite the unlikelihood of success of his plans, he still kept Lisa secret, waiting for the right moment to help her back to her human life. Meet Captain Jack Harkness. Or who you think is Captain Jack Harkness.
Con man, omnisexual, wit, cosmic cowboy with a stride full of sass and a really good coat — yes, all of these things, but so much more. A man determined to rebuild Torchwood as a force for good, and yet a man who could walk twelve children to an uncertain alien future.
A man who could stay away from his child, could let the fairies take an innocent young girl away from her life and parents.