Jack being a hypocrite?

He said that a wound to one is a wound to all, yet he sacrifices his grandson. And I do understand that if not all the children would have become alien crack, but as he said he liked that philosophy, so why did he disregard it so quickly?

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Jul 12, 2009 9:18PM EDT

He didn't intentionally, well....right before that scene he was desperately trying to find another way to save everyone, but there wasn't enough time. The "wound" so to speak, is still there, Jacks grandson is now dead, and his daughter will never forgive him, as well as he never forgiving himself.

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Jul 12, 2009 9:18PM EDT

He didn't intentionally, well....right before that scene he was desperately trying to find another way to save everyone, but there wasn't enough time. The "wound" so to speak, is still there, Jacks grandson is now dead, and his daughter will never forgive him, as well as he never forgiving himself.

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Jul 12, 2009 9:19PM EDT

He didn't intentionally, well....right before that scene he was desperately trying to find another way to save everyone, but there wasn't enough time. The "wound" so to speak, is still there, Jacks grandson is now dead, and his daughter will never forgive him, as well as he never forgiving himself.

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Jul 15, 2009 10:39AM EDT

Its in a completely different context. He was basically saying at that point was that they wouldn't give up the 10% to save themselves. He sacrificed his grandson to save the kids not the adults so he hasn't reneged his philosophy.
Also turkeystick, why do u leave several of the same comments on numerous threads?

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Sep 17, 2009 12:51AM EDT

I had the same reaction at first. I had that phrase going through my head over and over and when he "kills" his Grandson.I also think that in Jack's mind he never was really suppose to have a family/grandson; he still being alive was a fluke. (For those not in the know see Doctor Who Season 1.)I think that is why he was willing to sacrifice his family. In reality Jack sacrificed A LOT this episode (Ianto and his Grandson and Torchwood).I also personally feel it was karma. He was on the forefront all those years ago. He had learned a lot since the first incident with this alien and had come the the philosophy of you cannot sacrifice one from that incident and his experiences since. That being said karma came around. He had to pay the price for his mistake all those years ago. I heard a quote once, "One day life will present you with a bill that you will find very difficult to repay." That is what Jack experienced.Also at ComicCon Russell said something to the effect that they really wanted to play with the morality of Jack's character and stretch it to the limit. (That is not verbatim. It was something to that effect.)

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