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1.4 - The Similarity Engine

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Reviewed By: GuiannosReview Date: 11/10/18 5:34 pm
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A satisfying end to both the first series box set and The Mahogany Murderers. This story brings all of the threads together and ties them off while still giving the audience enough of a cliffhanger to draw us in to the next series.
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Reviewed By: JMChurch25Review Date: 10/26/18 4:20 pm
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Now that we've heard how this team handles stories of both an individual nature and of an interconnected angle, it's time to see how this team does with a big finale. 'Engine' starts off on a worrisome note as Jago is sent to the hospital after taking a tumble on an icy road. But it's not an ordinary hospital like Barts or St. Thomas's. This is one that Jago has never heard of before containing patients suffering dearly from strange illnesses involving vivid ulcers on the body. As Litefoot is soon to find out, there appears to be a connection to some strange stone being unloaded in the docks nearby. Something all too familiar is happening in the city and a villainous plan is about to come to fruition with a confrontation soon to follow.....Compared to the rest of the set, 'Similarity Engine' does feel fairly standard as a climax. It pulls threads together from previous stories, adds on to characters and bigger ideas that had been introduced before, and does what a good finale is supposed to do with it's big moments especially in the eponymous confrontation between the duo and the villain. But I didn't find this one as fun or as enjoyable as some of the other stories thus far and it really pushes the limits of credibility even for a story with this team which some of the characters amusingly acknowledge. The nefarious Tulp's ambitions are a little bit far-fetched and the details behind his character are a little bit unbelievable to me which limit his credibility and make him less than I wanted him to be. This combined with an obnoxious amount of talking makes this finale feel underwhelming and I was admittedly glad when it was over. But that's not to say there isn't some things to enjoy about this set. This story for me cements Baxter as my personal favorite of the pair as Litefoot really stands out and takes charge here. His personality and character are absolutely fantastic even compared to the other stellar performances in the rest of the set and I love how he gets the spotlight in driving the finale forward with some of the bigger moments of the story. That's not to say Jago isn't great of course and Benjamin is fabulous as usual. But this finale really is Litefoot's story which could be considered a problem but one I was perfectly fine with in the end. Longworth does fine as Tulp, the miscellaneous characters all do well in the appearances they do get, and the production and narrative follow through nicely in keeping things exciting even as the climax struggles to justify the bigger elements before the end. It's not the best finale in the world and I would even argue this story is the weakest one that the duo have had so far. But I can't stay I didn't enjoy while it was happening and it does set things up very well for Series 2 to where I would say I recommend it. 
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Reviewed By: newt5996Review Date: 11/30/15 9:45 pm
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The Similarity Engine is the final story in Series One of Jago & Litefoot brings the storyline of Dr. Tulp and his mahogany mannequins. We find out exactly who the mysterious Dr. Tulp actually is and how he knows how to work machinery. You see he has been able to travel in time and bring back knowledge and is trying to build something to prolong life and energy. The story also fleshes out the character of Sergeant Quick from The Talons of Weng-Chiang who was really just a minor character. We learn that he has a life and is almost a Lestrade to Jago and Litefoot's odd version of Sherlock Holmes.

I also really like what they put Jago through as it seems that he gets a lot of stuff thrown at him over the course of the box set. Christopher Benjamin gives one of his best performances yet with Trevor Baxter being split up from Benjamin through the story. It feels a lot like The Mahogany Murderers. And the cliffhanger makes me want to listen to Series 2 as we get hints about more bloodless victims and an old friend of Litefoot called Sanders.
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Reviewed By: adamelijahReview Date: 3/15/15 10:55 am
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Throughout this first series, one sinister figure has played a minor role in each case and in this one, that villain comes to the fore. Litefoot is asked to investigate a strange illness afflicting several moonlighting policemen who are unloading a mysterious black ore while Jago finds himself confined to a sinister "hospital" along with a policeman with a deformed face. This is a superb finale for the first series that manages to work through some great ideas as we see the full extent of the villain's mad plan. Also Jago & Litefoot both have moments where their own unique styles of cleverness shine.