- Title: The Jigsaw War
- Series: Doctor Who Companion Chronicles
- Discs: 1 CD
- Author: Eddie Robson
- Director: Lisa Bowerman
- Characters: Jaime, Second Doctor, Moran
- Cast: Frazier Hines, Dominic Mafham
- Date Reviewed on GoodReads: 01/04/2014
**Spoiler Alert** Big Finish’s The Companion Chronicles focuses on the companions, who tell their own stories. The Jigsaw War starts with the Doctor’s companion, Jamie, being held and questioned in a cell. Someone wants to know where the Doctor is, what his plans are, how he is helping the Unhelt, the inhabitants of the planet. But this isn’t your typical interrogation – as Jamie moves back and forth in time, even becoming the interrogator – while his interrogator is now the prisoner. a being called Side tells Jamie if he puts the scenes in order he can create a code that will open the door, a door only he can see. Jamie does put his experiences in order – but he doesn’t key in the entire sequence – realizing that if he does, he will be truly trapped.
As to Side, he is a Fifth Dimensional Being, the Unhelt’s god, who feeds on the emotional upheaval of the Unhelt and the Humans who are repressing and killing them. The Unhelt didn’t attack the complex where Jamie is being held. Everything is an elaborate game. Solving this puzzle lets Jamie and his captor escape.
The Jigsaw War is complex, but not as confusing as one might think. It’s a good story. Recommended.