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11.4 - Masterpiece

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Jago & Litefoot - Series 11
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Reviewed By: adamelijahReview Date: 8/28/16 2:10 pm
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The episode's great problem is that there is a lot of waiting as well as repetition. A body is dropped off at the morgue drained-just like in the previous episode, although there is a lot of difference in what it has been drained of. The focus of the episode is Jago and Litefoot trying to solve a mystery that's already been revealed to the audience. We also spend much of the episode waiting for the Doctor to Arrive .

What does make this work are the solid performances , most notably from Geoffrey Beevers as the Master. The Master isn't actually content to wreak havoc here, but also sets up Ellie for danger and disaster in Series 12. The story also deserves credit for how it gets the Doctor in. You spend most of the episode expecting the Doctor's arrival (for that's the whole point of the Master's plan) only to realize the truth. Of course, once you realize the truth, the rest of the plot becomes obvious.

Overall, an enjoyable enough finale despite a few wrinkles.
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Reviewed By: kfb2014Review Date: 5/13/16 12:27 pm
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The last episode in the box set, expands on the Master theme. Which I must admit that at first I was wondering where this was going to go. However, once I had got into the second and third episodes, it’s obvious that there is a wonderfully elaborate long plan from the start here, with the story, picking up with the same pace and a determination to it's end, and excitement prevails. The adventures for our Victorian’s this time, gives greater relevance to the Master. Or as he is called Mr Dominos. Nice touch there. Quick is under the influence of the Master, and, after draining the life force of the poor Lizzie Braithwaite, he returns Quick to reality with his bidding. A plan that involves the planting of two special mirrors into Jago and Litefoot’s lives. Along the way the Master also reverses poor Ellie’s vampiric metabolic tendencies. He implants into her the need to go and view a painting, not any painting but the Death on a Platform. With this suggestion implanted, we quickly move on to the next part of the plan. Jago and Litefoot, are, suffering, and are under the weather. The Master needs a better source of sustenance. He needs the Doctor.

Wow what a cracking episode, it builds beautifully on the previous one with a great emphasis placed on the long game with here. I love Benjamin and Baxter who play their role wonderfully well. There is a polished comfortable sustained glow after listening to this. Only a Jago and Litefoot episode can give. Colin Baker as the choice of Doctor was probably an easier fit, however perhaps it would have been nice to have had old Tom give his dulcet tones a stretch with this, then I think we would have that bit extra special. Aside from that minor wish. I found the second installment just as much fun as the first, it never ceases to amaze me how Big Finish, have taken two characters from one Hinchcliffe episode of Who and turned it into a stalwart of their output.
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Reviewed By: thisoldcanReview Date: 5/1/16 8:50 am
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The final story of the Jago & Litefoot, Series 11 box set finally features the Doctor, Jago, and Litefoot confronting the Master, just as his plans are coming to fruition. But will the Doctor, Jago, and Litefoot be able to stop the Master, or was he planning on them coming to him? The final story of this box set is... fun! I don't know what it is, but after the last three more serious installments, this story lets loose a little and has a little more fun with itself.

All the major players are in full swing here. Benjamin and Baxter are wonderful as always as Jago and Litefoot, respectively. They get some great scenes, though I am sad they didn't get to bounce off the Doctor a little more. Bowerman and Asquith again get some great scenes here, especially with Quick's twist of not being under the Master's control in the end and the final scene with Ellie (more on that later). The one non-Time Lord guest star, Rachel Atkins as Madame Sosotris, is fabulously wonderful, doing a great job assisting Jago and Litefoot.

As for the Time Lords, Beevers' Master is as great here as ever. He gets a lot more time to put on his most menacing evil voice here, which is wonderful, because he just kills it here in every scene. As for Colin Baker, God love him. He puts on just about the most ridiculous accent you could ask, and I'm amazed that it actually fooled anyone. He is the real reason why this story is so fun; he brings an air of comedy to this story that the box set so desperately needed. I'm sad he didn't appear in any of the other stories, but he's great here.

The story here is quite good again. I wish they would've spent more time on the ending, as it felt as if it was wrapped up a little too quickly, but it was still quite good. I particularly liked the idea of mirrors sucking the energy out of Jago and Litefoot (even if the script made painstakingly clear that there was something fishy about the mirrors), and I liked the Master's evil plan in the end. I've also got to think that there's some relation to the current Two Masters Monthly Range trilogy with the whole "the end is coming soon!" line the Master throws at the 6th Doctor. Time will tell on that one.
Before I wrap this up, I want to discuss the final scene. Now, I don't know the full details on Ellie, but I know she was supposedly cured of her vampirism. That is clearly no longer the case. Who will the next villain be, and why is Ellie a vampire again? Was it the Master attempting to "cure" her of her anomalies? Or was it something else?

Overall, I found the final story to be good, if ending a little too quickly. It would've benefited from a bit more time being spent on the ending, but the end result was a suprisingly fun story with a great cliffhanger ending.