Reviewed By: kfb2014
Review Date: 4/5/16 4:40 pm
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A complex and yet quite cleverly written tale, our 4 intrepid visitors are making ready to leave the planet Fragrance, a planet of blue suns, emerald seas and red trees. The inhabitants of the planet have a rather bizarre measure of their life and the stages of it. For it a person finds love and loses it then they must die. Added to this the Doctor is overly open about sharing the secrets of the Tardis with two local people who have assisted the Doctor in helping him with a faulty co-ordinator part for the Tardis. Ian is worried however that the Doctor is sharing to much with them. Ian however insults the two inhabitants, and this slight makes them insist that they all stop on the planet on Fragrance, for the two locals feel that if they die due to the part not working then it will be a bad thing. Fragrance seems a little too good to be true, and that in itself starts to raise your suspensions. Barbara if she does not tell Rhythm that she does not love him, must die, and she is essentially sending him to his death. This is all getting little like a twisted fairy tale.
The story in a sort of anti climax manner does not end well for Rhythm and that is somewhat a better ending, than it ending happily ever after. It made for a much definitive end, and it sets it apart as being a much more grown up ending than is normally expected from a Who adventure. I liked this for the fact that it appealed to my - smiling is not always a good thing, and a drop of sadness makes life much more balanced.