The Torchwood team arrives in DC looking for a Very Dangerous Alien Device, a delightful premise that the author exploits with skill and grace. Everyone is perfectly in character, and the Mulder/Ianto has a lot of chemistry as well as being surprisingly tender, while the Skinner/Jack is just plain hot.
Look, we're professionals. Like you and your lady partner. And, like you and your lady partner, we're tasked with clearing up the messes other people make. The bloke in that mansion there's got something he shouldn't. It'll cause trouble if he keeps it. So, you and your very attractive lady partner--
You're "attractive", Scully.
And a "lady". I heard him.
--don't have to worry. Might be better if you don't. Not sure if you lot are set up to handle stuff like we're gonna see in there.
Owen notices that Ianto and Jack wear identical "WTF" expressions.
What? It's the direct approach. Some people find it refreshing.
Gentlemen, we're going to have to ask you to come with us.
We'd rather not.
Sir, I didn't ask you what you wanted.
There's no need to escalate--
Sir, we cannot condone your breaking and entering--
Well, technically we haven't entered yet.
Not helping, sir.
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