In this story Leela is blinded and continues until the assumption that like in Horror of Fang Rock where her eye sight returned that it would do the same this time. This wasn’t the case and this led to a moment which I thought I would never witness and that is Leela crying. It’s a landmark moment for the character who is still defiant against her blindness which I found impressive. The blindness comes after Leela and Narvin have been planting bomb and then it quite literally blows up in their face.
All the cast put in good performances especially Lalla Ward, Mary Tamm and Louise Jameson. Jameson in particular was impressive because we have seen the fiery side to the Leela character but on this occasion she stood out because of the crying, just because of that. I do think that Lynda Bellingham took a bit of a back seat for this story but she was still great in it.
Hopefully we will get a bit more action in future stories because this is the point where something new needs to come in and move the series in a new direction. Fractures isnt the strongest story in this spin-off series but its still a good offering and it bodes well for the rest of the series.