Post by dscarter1975 on Sept 14, 2015 21:38:39 GMT
I feel this could have very easily been a New Avengers story because of the espionage plot and the twists & turns involved. It's an enjoyable enough tale but I can imagine Steed being the one holding all the aces with Purdey and Gambit doing all the running for him.
"What was I thinking of, hitting him? Nothing. No, I know. I hate him! I hate his guts, I hate everything he stands for with his PACE and his plus and his statements of purpose and his smiling at the punters and his have a nice day! I mean when was the last time he ever nicked anybody, eh? A real villain! When was the last time he ever put himself on the line?"
I'm surprised there aren't more comments on this episode. I quite like it. A complicated plot with lots of twists and turns with good action scenes. Everybody is scheming against everyone else. Bodie and Doyle playing copper is a nice touch.
It almost feels like a forgotten episode this one. I saw it on Granada plus in 1997 and when I got back into the series in recent years, I thought I barely remember anything about it. It's an excellent episode, slightly complex, but satisfying. I had to laugh when Cowley gives Bodie & Doyle oxygen after the gas attack and they just leave the Chinese bloke behind.