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Bernice Summerfield - The Triumph of Sutekh
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Reviewed By: adamelijahReview Date: 7/9/15 10:10 am
3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

Lisa Bowerman turns in a great performance as Benny showcasing Professor Summerfield's heroic side as well as some her sarcastic/cynical side. I loved her comment about the aristocracy surviving the apocalypse. Gabriel Woolf is great as Sutekh.

Still, this final chapter lacked a certain something for me. When I thought about the story I imagined how the outcome would have been different had Ace and Bennie stayed in the TARDIS and had a cup of tea while the Doctor went alone and got things sorted out. There would be no difference at all in the outcome and that's a problem given that this is a Bernice Summerfield box set and her actions are essentially unimportant.

The Doctor's actions are a bit off and puzzling. He acts very hopeless and despondent even though he has an amazing complicated plan, and thus inspires his companions to run and put themselves in danger trying to rescue the last survivors of Earth. The Doctor then complains that he doesn't know why they don't trust him when they trusted what he said when he claimed to have blown everything. Why was he acting so despondent? Who was he trying to mislead? It's really not clear.

While the ending has a puzzling moments, it's not a bad episode, and the box set itself is still well worth listening to.
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Reviewed By: kfb2014Review Date: 6/28/15 6:36 pm
2 out of 3 found this review helpful.

The final part, and to me somewhat an expected ending, where, as ever the Doctor plays the long game, in order to prevail. Putting this into contact however it does nicely end off the story, I like the inevitable conclusive way that it almost resorts to a very safe Who style story, this does not in any way detract from the Big Finish treatment, in fact, never a safer pair of hands can a Who story be placed. The story conclusion is clever, in working the lie into the tale, so that Sutekh is hoisted on his own twisted, scheming lie. ACE and Bernie play off one another throughout with a relationship that I am finding interesting, in the sense of it being an avenue that BF may want to explore as a spin off of a spin off if you like. Especially as we have established ACE's ability to fly the TARDIS. The ending concludes the Bernice Summerfield story with a flourish. I for one cannot wait for the next boxed set outing of our intrepid female, India Jones.
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Reviewed By: newt5996Review Date: 6/17/15 12:36 am
3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

The biggest surprise of this story is how well the twists are done and how it allows a deus ex machine conclusion to work because well the only justifiable way to defeat Sutekh is how they did it. The story also does commentary on those people who 'predict' the end of the world with the joke being that what if the end of the world happened when predicted. Una McCormack also brings back her ability to achieve great character building from Good Night Sweet Ladies through situations, in this case at the end of the world. I wish I could go into more detail but it would ruin the great characters and story introduced here.