The spy was finally revealed and to me it was a nice surprise when it turned out to be Chessman. The moment that it was revealed the actor seemed to change, he was more like Paul Hunt. Speaking of Hunt, his involvement is starting to become more clear. He is trying to dispel the unrest at his administration and thinks that by setting Barnaby up as a war criminal and executing him on Earth he will become more popular. If he can make this work then he the Cybermen will be able to continue with their plan. Its nice now that they have finally started putting some meat on the character of Hunt in this series. So far it was only the Sam/Hazel and Barnaby/Richter stories that seemed to be going somewhere.
James Swallow yet again should be praised for what he has done in this series. The whole feeling of this series has really impressed me as it feels like some of the other spin-off series that Big Finish produces and that is a compliment because the standard feel is one where you can press play on your CD player or iPod and actually get to the end and not realise that 70 minutes or whatever has passed. For the first time in this series I have felt that things were really starting to make sense. I have to mention again how the monologues are really getting on my nerves. You could probably justify them at the beginning but by now they are really irrelevant. Apart from that what Machines did was to set up the final part brilliantly. I really don’t know what I will do when this series has finished.