Post by jno on Aug 20, 2015 14:38:53 GMT
This one starts with a weak general being murdered at a country residence and no reason is given as to why this has happened.
At the CI5 office, Malone is off on holiday for a few days and not soon after Curtis receives a message at Keel's apartment from an old MI6 colleague of his called Carl Deitrich. Deitrich has been tortured and due to his injuries can only manage to give Curtis a few keywords about who has tortured him: Nazis, treasure, Henry Kensal and Monday.
With Malone away, Curtis believes that it is his duty to protect Deitrich while CI5 investigate the reasons why he has been tortured, all without any authorisation from Malone who is away. Those responsible for Deitrich's torture soon catch up with him in hospital and he is subsequently shot, along with a CI5 operative who Curtis has asked to protect him.
After a bit of work from Backus, the reasons for Dietrich's murder lead the team to the Mundy Institute - a top secret intergovernmental research centre, which the team have to break into to find some answers. The result: cloning.
This is a British based episode, very much action packed from the start. Credit to Colin Wells, he is a lot better in this one. I really did smile when Miss Backus saved some of the DNA research data on to multiple 3.5" floppy discs (those were the days).
Ray Lonnen and Prentis Hancock are in this one, the latter I must say I didn't recognise without his moustache. All is good in this episode until the point when you realise what the plot is all about with ten minutes left. This stretches the imagination beyond all belief.
Personally I found the plot very poor at this point and all credibility is lost in my opinion. An excellent episode action-wise, which is all let down by a very very weak ending to the story. 4/10