For longtime fans of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel, it takes some adjustment to watch James Marsters on BBC America’s Torchwood.  Those used to Marsters playing the tortured, bleached blond vampire Spike may find it strange to see the actor as a brunette, pansexual time traveler.  Marsters’ character, Captain John Hart, appeared on the sci-fi show early in the second season as the ex-lover and foil of Captain Jack Harkness (John Barrowman).  Now it has been announced that his villainous character will return for Torchwood‘s action-packed second season finale, which airs on Saturday, April 19 at 9 pm.

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hikinggirl70 said: I am so glad JM is coming back to Torchwood. I loved him on Buffy and Angel and he is great on Smallville. …

BuddyRosario said: As someone who kept falling in love with Spike each time he appeared on Buffy, and who watched Angel’s fina…

BuddyD said: I’ve never seen this show, but I love Doctor Who. I have Torchwood on DVD, I just need to get around to wat…

When we last saw Captain John, he was causing plenty of trouble for the Torchwood crew.  He tried to kill Gwen (Eve Myles) using paralyzing lip gloss, shot Owen (Burn Gorman), and pushed Jack off a building.  The gang managed to send him back through the time rift that he emerged from, but in the finale, entitled “Exit Wounds,” he’ll be back for a little bit of revenge.

BBC America’s official description of the finale reads, “Captain John Hart returns to have his revenge on Torchwood.  Taking Captain Jack prisoner, he sends him back in time for a long-overdue reunion.  Without their leader, Torchwood is faced with a city flooded with Weevils, on the brink of destruction.  But who is Captain John really working for?  Can anyone trust him?  And how great a price must Torchwood pay to save the city?”

Torchwood, which is a sexed-up spin-off of Doctor Who, is BBC America’s top-rated series of all time.  This means that you can probably look forward to Captain Jack surviving the ordeal and returning for a third season, even if he has to destroy his old flame to do it.

– Don Williams, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
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