I don't think that either performer did a particularly good job (although I actually liked Claire as a dom, in her one scene with Ashli Orion). however, the story made up for it for me...i love the them of a woman being tormented in chains or in a cell against her will by an evil matron.
I don't know, I liked this one. The sub was cute. Gia's pretty good in her role...the last two updates I'd seen with her (co-starring with Sinn Sage and Asphyxia Noire) kind of left me cold, but I agree that she's much better topping by herself. She's not my favorite dominant on this site, probably not even in the top three, but she's competent at what she does IMO. She could become great at it.
Also, a couple of people have mentioned scenarios involving a prisoner/jail situation? I'd like to add my recommendation towards a scene of that type.