On their way to a closing down party at an air base the Avengers' car crashes when they swerve to avoid hitting a dog. The air base proves to be deserted and Steed is knocked out. When he ... See full summary »

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On their way to a closing down party at an air base the Avengers' car crashes when they swerve to avoid hitting a dog. The air base proves to be deserted and Steed is knocked out. When he recovers he is back at the car but minus Mrs. Peel and the party, when he gets there, is in full swing. It would seem that he has gone back an hour in time. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Roy Kinnear ("Hickey") made a total of four appearances on "The Avengers" (including the final episode), in different roles each time. See more »

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At about 43 mins, after Steed has rescued Mrs Peel from the dentist's chair and he picks up the nitrous oxide gas jet, she says ' Don't play around with that, Steed, it's nitr-i-ous oxide, laughing gas'. See more »

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John Steed: I've driven across this road, ooh, hundred times during the war.
Emma Peel: Well, since you know it so well it's remarkable you couldn't stay on it.
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Beer Barrel Polka (Roll Out the Barrel)
Written by Jaromir Vejvoda
Performed by a Player Piano
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Unusually gloomy
17 February 2009 | by (Austria) – See all my reviews

It is interesting to notice the different amount of seriousness (or nonsense if you prefer to look at it from this angle) that went into each episode. Some do contain many ridiculous moments and unrealistic characters.. Some are more funny than scary and others like this one follow a much darker path.

At the beginning our team has no case to investigate, only a small dog running over meadows and causing Steed's car to have an accident. Steed and Mrs. Peel are unhurt and have their usual kind of witty dialog but as the story unfolds we see more and more strange and gloomy images. If this would not be The Avengers you would think this is some clever made thriller playing with paranoia and amnesia.

The story line reminds one of Town of no Return but the execution is more serious and for an unusual long time we get no clue what this is all about. I was very impressed how late the plot is revealed. It is one of a few episodes where you really don't know what is going on and which generates a good amount of suspense. The idea might not have been new but the way it is developed is absolutely entertaining.


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