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192. The Widow's Assassin

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Reviewed By: GuiannosReview Date: 10/11/18 12:34 am
1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Opinions on the Trial of a Timelord arc vary but one thing fans tend to agree on is that Peri's exit from the show didn't do her any justice. The Widow's Assassin patches up the sloppy resolution of the TV arc and gives us a much more satisfying end chapter. It has elements of the dark and campy 80's TV era but the power of 6 and Peri's audio chemistry and a healthy dose of humor. The end result is a great blend of a story full of twists and turns. Add some of Colin Baker and Nicola Bryant's most ambitious performances and you get one of Big Finish's finest productions.
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Reviewed By: joehurl89Review Date: 9/18/17 4:01 pm
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Perfect blend of humor & mystery, sprinkle in some science fiction, and great humorous acting, and you have a superb story.

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Reviewed By: JMChurch25Review Date: 5/26/17 9:45 pm
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One of the biggest mysteries of the Classic Show is the fate of the Sixth Doctor's companion Peri and whether she actually was killed at the end of 'Mindwarp' or not. 'Assassin' tackles that question in fantastic fashion with Six arriving to check on his companion who is now getting married to King Yrcanos but received in a less than welcome fashion especially as she feels that he left her behind to her less than stellar fate. For Classic Who fans, this one is really a treat as it tackles the mystery of Peri very well as well as set up her post 'Mindwarp' travels with the Doctor. It also gives us some strong dialogue and character growth for both Baker and Bryant, a weird setting and world with a literal half-sheep commander named Constable Woolsey, and some of the best comedy this side of 'Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy'.

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Reviewed By: YorickReview Date: 9/29/16 6:29 pm
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Starts off strong but really loses its way towards the end and has a real cop out ending to Mindwarp and Scavenger