I just followed a link from The Sideshow to yonmei on insane-journal, who linked to this sensible and attractive blog here
. Kaija Seifert was a pre-transition transwoman trying to find her way, and serving as a US soldier in Iraq, because her conscience told her that was the right thing to do.
One can disagree with her - and I do - and still mourn the fact that she is dead, in action, without ever getting to be who she wanted to be.
For me, the best thing tonight on television was not all the Jack/John stuff on Torchwood
fun as that was, so much as the bit on The Bill
where a free-runner outwits a whole bunch of Sun Hill cops - he jumped over Reg's head!!! - only to drop over a fence into a pair of handcuffs held by Gina Gold. 'I hate running' she growled.
The best Gina moment in years.