The Return of the Repressed (6.2)

Big Finish Jago and Litefoot Series

I’m very conflicted about this story. I actually hated it until close to the end, where the final “conflict” is resolved. It is a very strange story, very steeped in Freudian philosophy and beliefs. This story begins with Jago on Sigmund Freud’s couch, being psychoanalyzed. He is telling his dreams to Freud and apparently Litefoot is listening in. The dreams are very odd but even stranger, these are rooted in Litefoot’s psyche. The entire story makes the line between reality and dreams a very fluid thing, giving philosophers and psychoanalysts plenty to discuss! But it makes for a very strange and yet bland story.

I just didn’t have a very good road into the story, partially because the friends are parted for the majority of the story and because the story is very much in the heads of Jago and Litefoot, but not the two men I have loved listening to so far. Perhaps this story make sense further along as things are just very strange with this series of Jago and Litefoot. And I’m not entirely sure that they’re working for Queen Victoria at all! Apparently only Jago has returned to his job as there is little to no reference to Litefoot’s job. And nothing about the memories yet…

Christopher Benjamin (HGJ), Trevor Baxter (Professor Litefoot), Adrian Lukis (Sigmund Freud), Nancy Carroll (Agatha)

Writer: Matthew Sweet

Director: Lisa Bowerman

Release: September 2013

Laura Vilensky 2019