In Review: Big Finish: Torchwood: God Among Us, Part 2

Norton Folgate’s come from the 1950s to warn Torchwood it’s the end of the world. He might have a point...

Synopsis: Norton Folgate’s come from the 1950s to warn Torchwood it’s the end of the world. He might have a point – there’s an alien god wandering the city, and a sinister force manipulating events behind the scenes. Where are all the homeless people going? And why doesn’t it stop raining?

Review: With Torchwood: God Among Us, Part 2, writers Lou Morgan, Ash Darby, Tim Foley, and David Llewellyn penned The Empire Strikes Back of this story arc. In the process, they’ve given listeners master classes in internal logic and character realization. They’ve also finally connected certain dangling plot threads — demonstrating how Big Finish (like Norton Folgate) has been playing a long game.

Throughout stories involving a plane stuck in a time loop, homelessness, body swapping, and betrayal, an emotional chess game unfolded that put a marvelous cast and their characters through their paces. I have to give kudos to Tracy-Ann Oberman, Jonny Green, Tom Price, and Samuel Barnett. Their respective alter egos had the most intense arcs, and they played them to the hilt. I must also applaud David Warner and Jacqueline King. They were obviously having a brilliant time playing themes as old as time.

Torchwood: God Among Us, Part 3 will be available in June. I can’t wait to find out how this chess match plays out and where our heroes go from here.

Written by Lou Morgan, Ash Darby, Tim Foley, David Llewellyn

Directed by Scott Handcock

Cast

John Barrowman (Captain Jack Harkness), Tracy-Ann Oberman (Yvonne Hartman), Paul Clayton Mr Colchest(Alexandria Riley (Ng), Jonny Green (Tyler Steele), Tom Price (Sergeant Andy Davidson), Samuel Barnett (Norton Folgate), Jacqueline King (God), Ramon Tikaram (Colin Colchester-Price), David Warner (The Committee), Jessica Hayles (Kirsty), Rhys Isaac Jones (Aaron), Kyle Lima (Ben), Laura Dalgleish (Phone Shop Manager), Jonny Glynn (man in the rain), Ché Francis (Jay), Richard Henderson (Waiter), Rakie Ayola (Andrea Davenport). Other parts played by members of the cast.

 

Torchwood contains adult material and may not be suitable for younger listeners

Producer James Goss

Script Editor Scott Handcock

Executive Producers Jason Haigh-Ellery and Nicholas Briggs

9.5
Big Finish: Torchwood: God Among Us, Part 2
  • Story
    8.5
  • Performances
    10
  • Audio Production
    10

Raissa Devereux became a life-long genre fan at the age of four when she first saw The Wizard of Oz at a screening at Arizona State University. Years later, she graduated from A.S.U. as an English major, History minor, Whovian, and Trekkie. Now a Florida transplant, she loves the opportunity Sci-Fi Pulse has given her to further explore space travel, time travel, masked heroes, gothic castles, and good yarns.
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