Gwen Cooper to die on Torchwood? Eve Myles says [redacted]

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Dec 16, 2012

Will she or won't she? And by that we mean—could Gwen Cooper eventually pull a Ianto Jones on Torchwood and die? While we doubt this would ever happen—after all, Gwen is, along with Captain Jack (John Barrowman), the heart of the show—Eve Myles has an answer to that.

While the fate of Torchwood is currently stuck in the deep dark chasms of limbo, the Welsh actress is much more optimistic regarding the show's fate: ''This happens every time! All the time! There was never going to be a second, there was never going to be a third ... '' Myles said of the popular Doctor Who spinoff, even touting the possibility of a Torchwood movie in 2013.

In an interview with Den of Geek, the lovely Eve Myles spoke about the fate of her character—the always kick-ass Gwen Cooper—and whether she thinks Gwen should die:

No, I don't. And I am looking at it as an outsider. Every year, you're expecting to turn to page 16, and go, oh I've been shot in the face. You just expect it, it's Torchwood. But no. I don't think so.

I think they've really developed that character into a fantastic everyday hero. I don't think that it would be right to take somebody like her out of the equation.

When Den of Geek's Simon Brew pointed out to the actress that he always felt that it seemed to be harder living than dying for Gwen, Eve Myles said:

Yes, absolutely. She lives, especially from when Ianto died, in complete guilt. And she loses people around her all the time. It's always the ones who are left behind who suffer. So I don't think they'd kill her off. But saying that, we never knew that Tosh, and Owen, and Ianto, Alexa, they would be killed off. It depends on what story [Russell] wants to tell. If he tells the story of, in the first scene, Gwen gets shot in the face, and it's then backstory ...

So, while Eve Myles doesn't think Gwen will die in any possible future Torchwood series and or movie (cross your fingers and toes, people), she does concede that IF she does die, ''she's going to die fantastically.''

If Gwen Cooper ever were to die, we wouldn't have it any other way but fantastically. What say ye all?