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4. Second Sight

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Reviewed By: kfb2014Review Date: 6/17/15 4:13 pm
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The last part finds all the events over the past 5 generations of Ree's attempt to perpetrate his control over the world and watch it demise into some psychopathic soup bought to the attention of the TimeLords of Gallifrey, Romana sends her best investigator in the shape of good old No.6. Throw in Leela who has been taken over and to act as a security guard for the recently acquired mind of Ree's newest patsy who just happens to be one of the chief scientists working on a top secret project to create a world wide listening facility code named Oversight, and you have the ingredients for world domination to start with. The story has the Doctor travelling to the top secret conference in the central American jungles, where he has to take on both Leela who is ready to kill, and also the hypnotic entrapped slave of Ree's, for whom the Doctor as to find a way to unravel the mental anxieties of a son who has felt the loss of his mother, and not the love of his father.
There is not a thing to critique here with and of the actors performances, they are as good as you can get, with everyone involved in this project just doing their best and then some. For me the part of Ree's is standout and the actor of the whole thing is Jamie Glover. Brilliant stuff a fitting way to celebrate their 15th year anniversary.
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Reviewed By: adamelijahReview Date: 3/25/15 9:48 am
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The whole situation with Rees leads the Time Lords to send for Leela to retrieve the music box which plays into Rees’ power. However, she’s overcome and forced to do Rees’ bidding. At the same time, the Sixth Doctor arrives on Earth after being called in by Yates. A new satellite is found out to be Reese’s target. Romana (President of the Time Lords) comes searching for Leela, and she and the Doctor must team up to find Leela and stop Rees. The story features a fantastic performance by Louise Jameson as well as a very enjoyable turn by Colin Baker as the Sixth Doctor. The story has some great moments and some very solid twists.

However, the story’s far from perfect. While it attempts to establish a psychological motive behind the villain, it doesn’t really wash for the scale of villainy involved. Indeed the psychological element seems introduced to provide the solution. So many questions about how Rees got his power or how it works, are left unanswered. There was also a huge continuity slip. In the prior story, it was established that Yates had been reinstated as Captain. In this one, he states he has no official rank with U.N.I.T.

In the end though, Baker, Jameson, and a few nice plot twists make this a good entertaining story that wraps up the collection nicely.
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Reviewed By: MegaplumfinityReview Date: 11/17/14 8:11 am
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The reunion of Romana and the Sixth Doctor provides some fun in a rather over-stuffed and slightly rushed story which escalates the threat and provides some much-needed character development to the recurring villain. Leela gets to do something a bit different which is always fun. Ultimately the story proves a satisfying resolution to the previous three. Overall, probably the best constructed and well-worked out of BF's linked stories.