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4.3 - The Lonely Clock

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Jago & Litefoot - Series 4
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Reviewed By: JMChurch25Review Date: 1/4/19 4:49 pm
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With the group separated and being pursued at the end of the previous story, Jago and Litefoot are forced onto an intense ride on a ghost train while Leela and Ellie investigate more into the mysterious villains of the arc. This takes the penultimate story of the set "The Lonely Clock" into familiar but still creepy territory that allows for plenty of great interactions and intrigue. While Matthew Sweet's plot gets complex very fast in conjunction with a premise that's a bit too simple to justify it, the trap that each pair gets pulled into is a lot of fun that brings lots of bigger moments and great surprises. One moment at the climax in particular that leads directly into the finale is one of the best reveals in the entire series so far even if it's not a surprise in the slightest for longtime listeners. While 'Lonely Clock' isn't quite the best in the set being hampered by a slightly more complicated plot that isn't told as well as it could've been, it still serves as a fantastic lead-in to what promises to be a very strong finale and has plenty of great moments to keep any J&L fan happy especially with the return of the man who made it all possible as a piece to the puzzle.
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Reviewed By: adamelijahReview Date: 3/14/15 11:25 pm
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After the events of the previous story, Jago and Litefoot have boarded a train to flee their enemies, thus seperated from Ellie and Leela. The ghost train is great atmosphere and leaves Jago and Litefoot to play off one another in this very spook environment where time seems to be changing speeds, and then they find a dead woman on the train.

At the same time, Leela and Ellie encounter a woman who just murdered her fiance and has more secrets to hide, having had an offer to represent her by an attorney, who happens to be one of the enemies of Jago, Litefoot, and Professor Dark. This once again, isn't one of the best written stories, but solid sound design, great acting, and a great conclusion that is exciting even as it revealed something that I suspected after hearing the end of Series 3 and was fairly certain of at the beginning of the previous episode. Overall, this an enjoyable tale that sets the stage for the final story.
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Reviewed By: komodoReview Date: 4/29/12 2:03 pm
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A most interesting chase story. The fact its wrapped up to look like a ghost train tale made it more intriguing than it would otherwise have been.

I think it fits where the story is going really well, but it is ultimately about time travel.

Story aside, the characters are as good as ever. You have Jago and Lightfoot in one scene while Leela and Ellie are the ones really doing the investigating.

There are those who are less than fond of this, but I loved it.
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Reviewed By: Planet KlibignaitisReview Date: 3/25/12 6:44 am
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Matthew Sweet is a mighty writer. He weaves dream-like fantasies into compelling, mysterious drama. The thing is, in my view, his magnificence is not suited to Jago and Litefoot. As a Doctor Who story, this would work beautifully - there are some lovely sinister concepts here and some nice characterisations. There is a pleasing weirdness that lends a very real supernatural element to the proceedings. And yet it doesn't quite satisfy and ends up as my least favourite story from this magnificent series.

It ends well though - the curious Kempston and Hardwick continue to intrigue, as does Claudius Dark who at last reveals his true credentials. Will his presence take the shine off our two heroes? That remains to be seen in the series finale.

I would love to hear many more stories from the expansive mind of this writer. His inspirations delight me also and I'm convinced that any other Big Series is where he would truly shine (as he has in the past).