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2.1 - Manhunt

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Reviewed By: adamelijahReview Date: 3/22/15 10:32 am
1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

"Manhunt" begins with Group Captain Gilmore on the run and a new replacement in at Counter-Measures, but the title that takes on a different meaning by the end. The episode begins an arc of eugenics-related stories that show up throughout the series.

This episode features some superb guest actors in Gemma Whalen and Blake Ritson. We also see the beginning of a series long them with us never quite sure where Sir Toby stands and what his involvement in all this is. Overall, a very exciting start to Couter-Measures Second Series.
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Reviewed By: RyanOM1991Review Date: 3/6/14 3:47 pm
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Action-packed, eerie, character-driven and well written. Fantastic episode.

As an opener, the teaser grabs you from the get-go and doesn't let up. Alison has undergone some character development since the last episode which is good to see. All of the characters are well-written and the dialogue is arguably the best throughout this series than any other Big Finish range. This is a sci-fi story that feels real! And it's all the more disturbing for it.

Sir Toby gets some welcome development, taking his character in a new and fascinating direction. We can read between the lines to see just how close the team have become without indulging in open-hearted conversations of melodrama. The writing and performances really are fantastic.

The story itself goes in unpredictable directions. It really is innovative and wonderful (although the identity of the killer is easy to guess). To say any more would spoil an excellent story.

The "monster" of this episode is very disturbing when it should be ridiculous, but this is so well written it really hits hard just how terrifying this "creature" is.

One of - if not the best - episode in the series so far.
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Reviewed By: jonwesReview Date: 1/3/14 2:03 pm
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Really enjoyed this one! So glad to have the C-M team back. I loved them changing up things a bit by having Gilmore on the run. I thought the story did a great job of keeping me guessing, and I did not see the twist. I did think it was slightly amusing how horrified of the change the team was. As if what Emma became was the most horrific thing possible. :D I know they were reacting more to the horror of what had been inflicted on her, but still.

Sir Toby is still a wily old dog. Wonder what secrets he's trying to protect? Great stuff all around.
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Reviewed By: komodoReview Date: 12/8/13 11:51 am
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I found this to be a very good story. It was quite well written and acted. Mostly this is a conspiracy story and it is well crafted, unfolding at a very good pace.

The odd thing is that I did not notice the absence of aliens until close to the end. For a story that is part of the SF genre, it is quite surprising that a deviation from the genre didn't ring alarm bells for me earlier. It is simply so good that I didn't have time to wonder what was wrong (or if anything was wrong)