I think it's odd that the last set before a new producer would end on a cliffhanger. Ideally I'd have ended it on an And The Adventure Continues, so the next person has a clean slate from which to work from.
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Cliffhangers are something I thought they should have done away with a few sets back, so that any potential set could work as a final set if the need arose. And after set 12 didn't have a cliffhanger, I was a bit disappointed that 13 had such a big one again, particularly with the announced and expected change coming. I appreciate everyone is mourning now, but in time I hope that we can get some kind of send-off special release with Christopher Benjamin and company to wrap that up and put the series properly to bed, or at the very least a short trip, Mahogany Murderers style, of Jago recounting the adventure and how they got back. in the meantime, I'm just really going to miss my regular Jago and Litefoot fix.
As to the key question at hand, it's hard to say. Set 12 would make a pretty satisfying conclusion, but putting aside the cliffhanger, set 13 was quite fun, and a bit of a new flavour storywise, to boot. I guess it depends what you value more.
I suppose we could see series 13 as a window of what might have been- a world where Jago and Litefoot never met- and the inference was that the world was greyer and harsher without them. Let's be glad we're not in that reality.
Though we don't know the conclusion to that cliffhanger, we do know that things did get resolved/ they got home- the Beast of Kravenos being chronologically the last story they featured in. So at least we have a bit more closure than what we could have had.
We had a wonderful run with Jago & Litefoot with a very high level of consistency.
It is a shame that their great run ended at series 13 which makes the whole series feel incomplete because it was such a diversion and unlike the previous set ended on a cliffhanger. It would be fascinating to hear Big Finish's logic for that final set.
In hindsight I would have rather they spent the time in studio recording another two disc Jago & Litefoot and Strax, along with a two disc Christmas Special rather than series 13.
But just like all the other releases I will treasure the series 13 box set in the years to come, so I am glad I have it!
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