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Reviewed By: adamelijahReview Date: 11/24/16 9:56 pm
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The concluding story finds Toby accompanying Group Captain Gilmore and Professor Jensen to Berlin where they plan to investigate an alien captured by the Communists while Allison remains behinds suffering from dementia. The story stars out as a bit of a science fiction spy story, but the final twenty-five minutes featuring one twist after another as the reality of the story emerges. It all leads up to a stunning climax that ends on cliffhanger that changes the series status quo and sets the stage for Series 4.
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Reviewed By: adamelijahReview Date: 11/23/16 10:05 pm
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Allison's father is injured in a bomb fire and she returns home to confront her past only to find her father in a state of dimensia along with an ever-increasing number of her home village. Throughout most of the story, the episode appears to be a mix of an outbreak story along with yet more personal insight on Allison.

Allison's a bit raw in this story and is at times hard to like as she seems contemptuous of everyone in her old home town, but her behavior does have a reason and it does help with her character development. Sir Toby remains interesting. His reason for sending Allison shows real concern for her and a desire to help her avoid his mistakes, but the ending of the episode leads to this being misconstrued. Rachel does continue to be a bit off and some of her behavior, particularly resisting quarantine procedures she requested, are very odd for a scientist.

The plot works fairly well throughout most of the story but dials up the tension with the big reveals in the last fifteen minutes as the ending leaves Counter Measures in a very difficult state. This sets up great momentum for the box set finale.
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Reviewed By: adamelijahReview Date: 11/18/16 1:35 am
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The Concrete Cage finds Counter Measures investigating a big public housing project where a man mysteriously ran up two flights of stairs to his deaths and there’s rumors of hauntings and insanity.

This story has good atmosphere which is appropriate for a bit of a ghost story and like the previous story, gives Allison Williams a chance to shine. Also we learn Allison is wary of Sir Toby after his subterfuge previous which adds some tension. Where the story falls down is the pacing, plus in order for Allison to shine Rachel has to reach a completely unproven theory and pin all her hopes of there being a scientific answer on this one theory in order for Allison to come up with the right response.
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Reviewed By: adamelijahReview Date: 11/17/16 6:36 am
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Sir Toby faces a board of inquiry over the events of the last box set but expects to breeze through it as the board is stacked with the old guard, however Toby finds that a new group has been swept in and their out for blood. At the same time, Templeton has taken over Counter-Measures and wants to make it a dictatorship which doesn't suit the rest of the group as they try to investigate a former gangster who appears to have committed murder even though he was in another place.

this story was okay. Not bad, but pretty standard. The story hit its high points with a few choice moments from Sir Toby during the trial. Otherwise, the story was good but remarkable. However, credit to Hugh Ross for making this an above average story.

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