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3.5 - The Scapegoat

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Reviewed By: BlueboxReview Date: 11/12/17 9:05 pm
1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

The ideas behind The Scapegoat are interesting but there just seems so much unecessary padding here. All the material with the Nazis just seemed pointless filler. Throughout it all I just wanted to skip to the next theatre scene where all the dark meaty stuff was.

Although The Doctor buying the theatre ticket whilst on the run was funny.

I also thought Samantha Bond was a bit wasted, and her exit from the story is abrupt and hardly acknowleged.

I have mixed feeling about this story but overall I think I’m more disappointed than anything else.
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Reviewed By: adamelijahReview Date: 11/18/15 11:43 am
2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

The Doctor and Lucie find themselves in Nazi-occupied France. Lucie encounters the star of a show know for dying on stage thousands of times. She's shocked when she finds the deaths quite real.

Overall, the Scapegoat is a solid outing for the Eighth Doctor and Lucie. The script has just the right mix of horror, comedy, and drama to work. It uses its settings and Nazis to good effect. Sheridan Smith brings a great performance that shows both the comedy Lucie's capable of as well as a few deeper moments. While the story could have rapped up a bit more neatly, it still explores some great ideas and overall is a fun and underrated story.
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Reviewed By: newt5996Review Date: 4/15/15 12:16 am
0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Pat Mills continues to impress with The Scapegoat, a story about a literal scape goat in Nazi Occupied Paris. Mills uses the opening scenes of the story to have a laugh at the French language with Lucie Miller and sprinkle references to Baz Learman's Moulin Rouge. Once these scenes are over everything goes a bit weird with a carousel which puts Lucie in the Theatre des Baroque where she watches as a man gets killed on stage by guillotine. The pacing here is excellent allowing for a little humor while building tension. The story seems very short by the time the first cliffhanger comes around and the plot hasn't started yet. The plot really just takes Part Two with Part One as a fun little piece that can be enjoyed.
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Reviewed By: Dave_136Review Date: 4/18/14 4:32 pm
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Hmm, I'm not sure about this one. It's still entertaining but I didn't think this one was my cup of tea. I like the idea of a man who can be killed every night on stage and be the family "scapegoat" but something about this story didn't gel for me.