The character shares many similarities with Marsters's Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel character, Spike , with Marsters commenting "In a lot of ways, this role is very much like Spike was in my first three episodes of Buffy.
The character exaggerates many of Jack's qualities, for example displaying zoophilic attraction to non-humanoids such as poodles , in addition to men and women. He's got a jacket from fighting in the Napoleonic Wars; he's got a snakeskin sword from Korea that I think he had to kill someone for; his boots are from Italy circa and he's got gun holsters from the American West.
Teasing John's role in "Exit Wounds" Marsters stated that he's someone "who's in way over his head and doesn't even know it yet" and that "things do change" in regards to his character.
Marsters felt the character to be on a "journey" whilst Chibnall deliberately played upon the question of "can you trust him, or can't you? He felt the production team "shamelessly and brilliantly He felt that overall the characterisation verged "dangerously close to parody at times" but this didn't detract from Marsters being "a joy to watch, in a similar vein to his role in Buffy.
In regards to "Exit Wounds" Anders felt that the "campy" John "felt like he didn't quite belong in such a serious episode". In June —following the announcement of a fourth series to be produced as an American co-production—Dan Martin felt that James Masters would be the "obvious first box to tick" in regards to new cast members for the programme.
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He is introduced in the episode " Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang "—the first episode of Torchwood ' s second series. Whilst the character has not featured subsequently to the second series finale, he went on to appear in a Torchwood Magazine comic strip and Marsters has stated his interest in reprising the role on more than one occasion.
In his first appearance, John Hart is as a rogue Time Agent and former partner of the series' lead male character Jack Harkness John Barrowman both professionally and sexually.
Whilst the original function of the Time Agency—stated to have ceased operation by the time Hart appears —is left unspecified, John's own backstory is briefly given, as well as having had a relationship with Jack he has been in rehab for an addiction to alcohol, drugs, sex and murder.
John leaves Earth disgraced after his initial self-interested plot is foiled by Harkness' Torchwood team, though returns in the series finale "Exit Wounds" where he is eventually given a chance to redeem himself.
The role of John Hart in Torchwood was written with the casting of Marsters in mind after he contacted the shows' producers expressing his interest in appearing in the programme's parent show, Doctor Who.
Whilst a few reviewers criticised the character in relation to his impact of the show's tone, a larger number welcomed the character and the energy Marsters brought to the role. Captain John Hart appears through the Cardiff space-time Rift using a vortex manipulator and asks Jack Harkness for help in locating three radioactive cluster bombs, apparently scattered across Cardiff.
Jack Harkness tells his team that John cannot be trusted but agrees to help him. However the containers, which are supposed to contain the location of a valuable diamond hidden by the lover he murdered, instead contain an explosive which latches on the DNA signature of her killer.
As insurance against Torchwood leaving him to die, John handcuffs himself to Gwen and swallows the key. After superficially altering his DNA using that of the Torchwood staff, Jack and Owen are able to save John's life before banishing him.
Spurned by his former lover, John leaves by means of his Vortex Manipulator. In " Fragments ", Captain John returned in holographic form, stating that he is going to destroy Jack's life, revealing a holographic image of his lost brother Gray.
Molecularly bonding a bomb to John's wrist to force him to obey his orders, Gray had John set off multiple bombs throughout Cardiff before taking Jack back in time to 27AD, where Jack is buried alive at the site that would become Cardiff in the future.
However, John betrays Gray by leaving a tracking device on Jack in the shape of a ring, thus allowing Jack to be recovered by the Torchwood Institute and frozen in the morgue, escaping at the right moment to stop his brother.
Having frozen Gray in cryopreservation , unwilling to witness any more death that day, Jack offers to help pinpoint another Rift event to allow John to leave, but John instead states his desire to travel Earth, commenting that he'd like to learn what Jack finds so fascinating about the planet.
An image of John Hart is briefly seen in the Doctor Who episode " Time Heist ", as part of a montage of the galaxy's most notorious criminals.
The character has a prominent role in the Torchwood magazine comic strip "Shrouded" set between Torchwood ' s third television series, subtitled Children of Earth , and fourth series Miracle Day and written by Gareth David-Lloyd who portrayed Ianto Jones in the first three series of Torchwood.
John Hart is seen to have observed Ianto's funeral from a distance before later settling in Mexico, earning a living by buying and selling alien artefacts washed up from a rift similar to the one in Cardiff.
A past version of Ianto is then contacted by a malevolent time-travelling seductress seeking to use the knowledge of his death to alter time for her own gain.
As Jack has left Earth and Gwen has a newborn child, John is required to team up with Gwen's husband Rhys Williams in order to restore the original timeline.
Captain Hart is also briefly mentioned in an audiobook, In the Shadows , where he is a part of Jack's 'hell'. Head writer Chris Chibnall had originally conceived the idea of a "rogue Time Agent" character during the production of Torchwood series 1, but the idea never made it to TV screens.
Davies vetoed the idea, but suggested that Marsters be part of Torchwood ' s second series instead. Chibnall immediately produced the script for "Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang", which introduced the character.
He sent it off to Marsters "and essentially got agreement straight away". The character shares many similarities with Marsters's Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel character, Spike , with Marsters commenting "In a lot of ways, this role is very much like Spike was in my first three episodes of Buffy.
The character exaggerates many of Jack's qualities, for example displaying zoophilic attraction to non-humanoids such as poodles , in addition to men and women.
He's got a jacket from fighting in the Napoleonic Wars; he's got a snakeskin sword from Korea that I think he had to kill someone for; his boots are from Italy circa and he's got gun holsters from the American West.
Teasing John's role in "Exit Wounds" Marsters stated that he's someone "who's in way over his head and doesn't even know it yet" and that "things do change" in regards to his character. The immediate fan response prevented his character from being dispatched to enjoy a pivotal presence throughout the life of the series and season five of Angel.
There were also the following references to James Marsters' in the comics: his band Ghost of the Robot appeared in Vicki 's shirt, Spike wore his character Captain John Hart 's trademark clothes, and his wife Jasmine Marsters was face reference to the character Dylan.
Another television series that has featured James Marsters is the famous series Smallville , about the young Superman growing up. In this series, Marsters played Milton Fine, the human form of Brainiac.
In , he had a recurrent on the show Without a Trace. In , he guest-starred on the CW show Supernatural alongside Charisma Carpenter in the episode " Shut Up, Doctor Phil " where they played witches whose marital dispute puts a small town's citizens at risk.
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