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Dark Eyes - 1.2 - Fugitives

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Reviewed By: XxDachshundxX Review Date: 2/28/19 8:17 pm
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So, to continue Dark Eyes we have 'Fugitives'. For a long time, this was my least favourite part. I felt like it had almost nothing to do with the rest of the boxset and was pretty filler. I thought everything that happened was too convenient to be coincidences, yet no explanation was given. On the whole, I had trouble keeping up with the action and felt like it was just too fast.

It is literally 'The Chase' except a third of the length. The Doctor and Molly flee from the Daleks in a plane across No Man's Land and then find the TARDIS. They arrive in WWII France at Dunkirk. They then arrive at the Ides Scientific Institute that just happens to be in the Doctor's house on Baker Street. The Daleks arrive and try to kill the Doctor and capture Molly. Then they go to the planet Halalkon where they have a quick holiday and then the Daleks arrive to exterminate them. What adds to this is that the Daleks seem to be anticipating their every move, there's a mystery about the Doctor and the Ides and somehow, the Daleks are up to something huge and Molly seems to know how the TARDIS works and is able to pilot it...

I definitely enjoyed this story more this time around. Previously, I would have given this story 4/10, so this is a big improvement. As I said in my review of 'The Great War', I initially approached Dark Eyes believing that every story was self-contained, which is not the case. So I felt that this episode had no point and no plot besides 'now we're here, now we're here'. This time around, I sat back and listened to it as a continuation of 'The Great War'. I enjoyed it immensely. I loved the drama, and the mystery, and the constant action. Although I prefer slower paced stories, I really enjoyed the fast paced nature of this story. It feels fresh throughout. The greatest thing about this story is the chemistry between Molly and the Doctor. She's probably the most unique companion in that she doesn't really want to travel with the Doctor and just wants to go back to nursing. She's smart, funny, charismatic and has a great mystery about her.

So yeah, I enjoyed this story much more and so far am loving re-listening to Dark Eyes.
I give 'Fugitives' 8.5/10
Next time, I'll be reviewing 'Tangled Web'.
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Reviewed By: kfb2014Review Date: 9/7/15 9:54 am
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The second part starts with the Doctor and his new accomplice landing in London, there seems to be an institute of scientific study set up that has come about due to some overwhelming generosity of the Doctor in a previous life. However, the Doctor suspicion now of Molly is further highlighted especially when it seems she knows how to operate a TARDIS, and, cannot explain why. The Doctor needs to dig a little deeper to find out about his mysterious new companion. It is not long however before there is a chase, the like of which I have not come across before, where instead of the immortal line of follow that cab are uttered it is more a case of avoid those Daleks.

The pressure on the Doctor in this next episode is starting to mount, there is a greater game, and, a greater prize for someone, and it is looking more and more like they are intertwined with Molly more now than ever. What is bothering the Timelord is how does he manage to work out what is happening before it is too late. What secrets does Molly actually hold, and, moreover does she know what these are and the significance of them. How is this going to play out.
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Reviewed By: adamelijahReview Date: 5/10/15 10:36 am
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This chapter in Dark Eyes features the Doctor and Molly on a prolonged chase by the Daleks through time and space. From the Doctor flying a World War I airplane to the Battle of Dunkirk in World War II to the 1970s to another world. This episode deepens the overall mystery as we're confronted with a whole slough of questions: someone sending a note and a Billion pounds in the Doctor's name to a group of 1970s scientists, in her first trip in the TARDIS, Molly knows far too much and thinks she's been there before.

We also see the Eighth Doctor pushed to the edge of despair and then comes back. There's a great moment in this episode where the ice begins to thaw between the Doctor and Molly. And we finally begin to understand the idea of what Straxus meant when he promised to give the Doctor hope. It wasn't just having something to do or a mission, it was his travelling with someone again and Molly has what he needs. Those who fought and lived through the Great Wars had to had to endure-had to carry on and never give up in the face of it all.

Of course, Molly had her own problems and suffering during the War. And through the first episode and a half has been very uptight and she loosens up a bit being around the Doctor. I think you get a beautiful picture in this episode that these are two people who need each other. Overall, this was a solid entry with some great fun, intrigue, and character development.
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Reviewed By: The Elusive WhovianReview Date: 4/7/15 6:19 am
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An enjoyable listen overall, but largely disappointing after the excellent preceding story, The Great War. Fugitives seemed unfocused on the whole, darting about the place from WWI, WWII, the 1970s and eventually an alien planet. These events do next to nothing to advance the overall plot of the story, and we do not stay in each time period for long enough for an impression to be made.
That being said, there were several intriguing scenes featuring Straxus and some much enjoyable development of Molly and the Doctor's relationship. In this episode, you can see them starting to become friends.
To conclude, an enjoyable romp with not much to remember. A solid story, and for that a 6/10.