Emotionally shattered after a tragedy, the Doctor arrives in London and becomes companion to Sherlock Holmes in an effort to stop Jack the Ripper’s murderous trail of terror. But is there an even greater evil at work in Victorian England?
This is the premise behind Dark Journey.
Episode one was fast and full of witty dialogue. The plot moved along pretty quickly, Holmes and the Doctor had to come together and start unraveling the mystery. It had a bit of a light hearted feel, maybe because there was so much banter.
The second installment is very different. Yes, there still is some great interactions between between two of the most brilliant men in all of fiction, but the plot slows down. This second episode is more about emotion, atmosphere and building character than it is about moving the story forward a lot. That’s not to say that the plot doesn’t move forward. It does. But I don’t think that’s the main point of this episode.
Rather, they start to build up their own version of the Doctor. In the various interviews I have done with the AM Audio guys, they talked about how Andrew Chalmers version of the Doctor is different from the others, how he is darker and we start to see that here. He hints at losing someone he loved and drowns his sorrows in drink after drink at the local pub surrounded by women. Events start to take an emotional toll on him. And I’ve been promised this is just the beginning.