Captain Jack Harkness – time-travelling con-man, saviour of the Earth, and intergalactic adventurer. He has lived many lives. These are three more of them.
What Have I Done?
On the battlefields of World War I, something is hunting in the trenches. Jack must try and save the life of a wounded soldier.
This is quite a tonal shift from the previous episode! This episode is emotional and deals with heavy subject matters.
The sound editing (both sound effects and music) works perfectly to create that anxious trenches atmosphere.
The writing is brilliant and served by amazing performances.
The characters are very written wonderfully: both the guest character and Jack, whose compassion and kindness shines despite his weariness.
There are several lines/excerpts in this that I listen to from time to time because they give me the chills.
This is beautiful in that it is very chilling and made me cry. The writing and acting are both amazing and everything works so well together to make listening to this a very intense experience.
Very little actually happens but it is about the characters and the combination of Jack and the guest character is really interesting and done brilliantly!! Parts of this will break your heart, which big finish is very good at doing
While the first story was fun and fast paced, this is the complete opposite. It’s my favorite in the set. I’m so in love with Jack’s quieter and toned down side and here we are treated with it from start to finish, with lots of deeper inside into his character. Set during WWI is something new and I just love every chance to get a peak what Jack has done in the past. It’s a two-hander throughout the whole story (well almost) and it always impresses me how Torchwood and Big Finish manage to create wonderful characters that you really care for in such a short time. And the ending was so sad!!