Main Range Titles Details and Discussion(Spoilers Obviously) Apr 12, 2018 10:47:58 GMT via mobile
Post by omega on Apr 12, 2018 10:47:58 GMT
Apr 12, 2018 10:41:15 GMT @michaelhocking3 said:
Fiesta of the Damned is set in Spain during the Spanish Civil War and is written by Guy Adams (the latter is always a good thing). Easily the best of the six so far.
Eh, I think Mel was handled fantastically in A Life in Crime, Mel saw the harshness of the universe and didn't change. She went through the fire, got burnt, felt the pain and stayed true anyway, in contrast of Seven. Maker of Demons did kind of overdo it, but Stephano's actions reflected Seven's and echoed the whole 'can't go home again' theme of this arc. This theme continued in the darkness and at times cruel absurdity of the universe in High Price of Parking. Seven's risk and gambles and machinations were reflected in actions of Stuart, as were the antagonists of the story in The Blood Furnance. The Silurian Canditate was a good place to end the arc for the year - reflecting that despite not wanting to, Seven and Ace can't go back to where they were.
A Death in the Family, followed by Love and War are the logical end points for Ace and how the Doctor has affected her. In ADitF she makes the choice to leave behind the chance to make her own life with a man she loves, all to continue traveling with the Doctor, and Love and War shows how much it takes and how traumatic that is for her to part ways with the Doctor. In Silurian Candidate she gets annoyed at the Doctor for secret keeping and scheming, as has happened countless times before. There's no epiphany, no understanding of the Doctor's motives or misjudged actions. The issue of her mistrusting the Doctor isn't addressed or resolved at the end.