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First released in 2003, this is the second episode in the second series of standalone releases for the Daleks from the Big Finish team. It is not a standalone release and has to be listened to in conjunction with the other episodes for it to make sense. It's just over an hour long, and is on a single disc. As with the first series I just love the retro art work.
It is now becoming clear that Alby, Mirana and Kalendorf have some plan to defeat both the alliance and enemy Daleks using the newly recovered Susan Mendes. And it also clear that the alliance Daleks pose as much, if not more of a threat to the galaxy than the original evil Daleks.
It's another good run around, as a desperate plan is put into action, and the story starts to resolve itself. Susan gets some particularly good moments as she and Alby, finally reunited, try to get out of the enemy Daleks grip. There is lots of action and adventure here, but there is a dark overtone that contrasts nicely and gives the piece a thoughtful tone. Especially with the moral questions of just how far should one go to free humanity? It's one flaw is the particularly bad characterisation of a character called Morli. You feel that in the real world she would have either been the subject of a `tragic' friendly fire incident or annoyed the Daleks so much that they would have exterminated her. It's certain that no-one that annoying would live for long in a war zone.
Another excellent release from BF, 5 stars.