OMG! The evil alien invaders, the 456 decided to show [[Captain Jack Harkness|Jack Harkness]] that they’re serious about wiping out the human race. They release an airborne virus within the Thames House building that Jack and [[Ianto Jones|Ianto]] are inside.
It’s a classic show of strength, but it’s too late to evacuate. Ianto realises that things are dire and he and Jack say their goodbyes to each other. Ianto echoing the theme that Jack’s daughter mentioned at the start of the series – Jack will outlive everybody that he loves.
And slowly, Ianto dies in Jack’s arms. It’s sad, romantic and tragic all at once. After Ianto dies, Jack falls victim to the virus as well and dies for a short while.
Is there any hope for Ianto coming back? The only thing I can think of is that Jack kissed him on the lips. Hasn’t Jack saved lives that way in the past? I don’t know. After the loss of Owen and Tosh at the end of the last series, losing Ianto is as painful for fans as it probably was for Jack! Torchwood become a team of two.
Are you hoping Ianto will be resurrected, or is he permanently dead?