Still Got That Stopwatch: Jack Harkness/Ianto Jones

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Title: Still Got That Stopwatch: Jack Harkness/Ianto Jones
Creator: Roxie (pluvial_poetry)
Date(s): May 3, 2007
Fandom: Torchwood
External Links: Still Got That Stopwatch: Jack Harkness/Ianto Jones; archive link page 1; archive link page 2
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Still Got That Stopwatch: Jack Harkness/Ianto Jones is a 2007 essay by Roxie (pluvial_poetry) at Shipper's Manifesto.

The subject was the Jack/Ianto pairing.


As much as I love the show as a whole, obviously this essay is about two characters in particular. We're attempting to capture a bit of the wonder that is the pairing of Captain Jack Harkness and Ianto Jones. The leader of this covert agency, Torchwood, and his manservant. Yes, seriously. The pairing is currently one of the most popular in the fandom. And, I should mention, just for your information - it's canon.

I've been in this ship from the word go. Or more accurately, it was probably the word, "sir". Maybe that's just me.

So let's be honest. There's one reason why most of the fandom was drawn in to watching this show.

It all starts with Captain Jack Harkness.

And that's what Jack/Ianto is for me. While it's fantastic, fun and flirty now, and yet still has that angsty, dark thread that brought it together - it's something that can develop. This is only season 1! We could have such a long ways to go. I think, I hope, it will only get better from here.

Season 1 leaves us with Jack taking off on an adventure with the Doctor. Who knows what will happen with Jack's relationship with Ianto when he comes back? I'm excited to find out. Bring on Season 2!