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Reviewed By: adamelijahReview Date: 8/24/16 9:32 pm
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Most of the second part is slower paced as we get some solid character development. While Holmes remains sharp, his being out of step with the time is shown in a few places, including where he thinks he's found a key clue but he has a far harder job of it because the city's been built up substantially from when he remembers. At the same time, we get to know Colonel Stoddart and the debate Holmes and Stoddard over fighting fanatical evil is very well-done as well as timeless. Doctor Watson's strained relationship with his third wife adds a wrinkle to his character, and she's a sympathetic character because of the trouble she has in being compared to his earlier wives.

At the same time, the plot moves ahead with suspense being built throughout the episode with many hints of what lies ahead. The story isn't without faults. Even within the limits of Victorian melodrama, Rackem's speech was a tad much. Still, besides that, the story has a lot to commend it including another fantastic cliffhanger.
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Reviewed By: adamelijahReview Date: 8/19/16 2:23 am
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The story begins with the ailing but determined Sherlock Holmes standing up at his brother's funeral to allege that Mycroft was murdered by the Society, a secret group who and he and Watson tangled at great price a quarter of a century previously. Now Holmes sets out to end them once and for all.

Once again, Briggs is captivating as Holmes, as aged,weaker, but still determined. Earl's Watson is superb with his narration really setting the scene of two men out of time in a world that's moved on.

The script is very good. It manages to balance the suspense and mystery with some rich character moments with Holmes and Watson. The story builds to a superb cliffhanger.
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Reviewed By: adamelijahReview Date: 11/17/15 7:12 am
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The Interwoven tale of the Society's master plan comes to a thrilling conclusion with Holmes and Watson separately arriving in London to thwart the plan of the society. Writer Jonathan Barnes does a good job telling a suspenseful and interesting tale that still manages to keep Holmes and Watson apart in 1892 to avoid contradicting continuity. Holmes is brought to the point of making several fateful decisions leading to his "judgement."

It's in this fourth part, that I do find my only criticisms of the set and that is that when the Society's plan is resolved and there's still more than twenty minutes left in the story and much of this is decompression. Some of it is emotionally engaging, some of it (such as the two Holmes brothers playing deduction games with a waiter at a restaurant) is amusing, and some may be laying the groundwork for future stories but taken altogether, it's a lot of decompression. I also did question how the story dealt with Mary Watson as basically a set up for a moral dilemma with Holmes.

Still, despite some drift in the final minutes, this remains a solid conclusion to a most remarkable and engaging adventure for Holmes and Watson that manages to truly engage the listener throughout,
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Reviewed By: adamelijahReview Date: 11/16/15 6:43 am
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This third episode brings the adventure to a head for both Holmes and Watson. Holmes is given pivotal revelations about his path and set on a dangerous road that leads home while Watson is driven from London and Mycroft to the point of death.

This is terrifically paced story that does exactly what a third episode should in building tension and setting up the final story in the arc. Nicholas Brigg's has a standout performance. The way revelations about Holmes ' father was handled was perfect as it had just the right level of emotion to make it feel real without going over the top.

Overall, another solid, well-done, and thrilling episode in this set.

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