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5.0 out of 5 stars Can Evelyn and the Doctor resolve their issues before war comes?, 18 Jan. 2013
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Evelyn feels her time with the Doctor has seen her all too often have to see death and destruction, and be involved in violent conflicts (see Project: Lazarus and Project: Twilight in particular for the background here) and feels she needs some time away from the Doctor to recover. Taking her to a quiet planet where she dashes off on her own, the Doctor looks for a way to spend the break himself. Unfortunately, both of them end up being involved in ways neither of them bargained for.

This is a story which, in the first episode, spends quite a bit of time getting the listener's emotional investment. The relationship between Evelyn and the Doctor is investigated, as are other relationships. I found the second episode (of four) a bit annoying in parts, with the romantic entanglements of Princess Krisztina rather over the top, and to which I found the Doctor's apparent solution rather implausible. However, the second episode winds itself up very well into the third episode where the story picks up from then on.

The villains are suitably villainous, the characters of Evelyn and the Doctor are empathetic and quite delightful as they work to resolve their relationship. All in all, a very good story wrapped in another very good story (layers within layers, if you like). I really enjoyed this story, and I have enjoyed all the Evelyn and Sixth Doctor stories - they seem to be able to travel very well together. Highly recommended.
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Initial post: 13 Oct 2013 19:59:54 BDT
Timelord-007 says:
Great underrated story packing a emotional wallop that pulls at the heart strings.
Colin Baker & Maggie Stables give exellent performances the climax to this story heartbreaking.
Another good review by Keen Reader.

In reply to an earlier post on 14 Oct 2013 23:14:04 BDT
Keen Reader says:
Thanks timelord007.
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