The Avengers: Season 2, Episode 18

Warlock (20 Feb. 1991)

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Steed is asked to guard a revolutionary new formula for fuel when its inventor is discovered in a coma. When he learns that the scientist was a member of a black magic cult, he and Cathy investigate.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Peter Arne ...
Cosmo Gallion
John Hollis ...
Pat Spencer ...
Douglas Muir ...
Olive Milbourn ...
Mrs. Dunning (as Olive Milbourne)
Alban Blakelock ...
Peter Neville
Brian Vaughan ...
Gordon Gardner ...
Philip Mosca ...
Susan Franklin ...
Herbert Nelson ...
Christina Ferdinando ...
Miss Timson
Bill Haydn ...
Circle Member


Steed is asked to guard a revolutionary new formula for fuel when its inventor is discovered in a coma. When he learns that the scientist was a member of a black magic cult, he and Cathy investigate.

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This episode originally contained Steed's first meeting with Cathy; however when the edition was reshuffled in transmission order, the introductory scenes were therefore redundant and edited out. See more »


When Markel is put under Gallion's spell just before the End of Part 2, the Avengers Theme begins to play too early and is cut off after a couple of notes. See more »


One Ten: Myrtle?
Barmaid: Well, yes, sir?
One Ten: [hands her his tankard of beer] Is this the bottom of the barrel?
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Intended as Cathy Gale's first appearance
31 December 2010 | by (Youngstown,Ohio) – See all my reviews

"Warlock" was the second appearance of Honor Blackman's Cathy Gale, but the script still has traces of its being intended as her first. Douglas Muir returns as One Ten, Steed's superior, who assigns him to investigate the sudden illness (and later death) of a scientist who had no physical reason for his condition, but was victimized by black magic. Conspiring together are series veterans Peter Arne ("Death on the Slipway," "The Golden Eggs," "Room Without a View"), as the head of the coven, Dr. Cosmo Gallion, and John Hollis ("The Cybernauts," "The Superlative Seven," "Legacy of Death") as Markel, the foreign agent demanding the dead scientist's hidden formula, taken without his knowledge by Steed, seen arriving at the local museum to see widowed anthropologist Catherine Gale, an expert on voodoo and black magic, from her time spent in Africa. Mrs. Gale already shows herself as more than able to deal with Dr. Gallion and his minions singlehandedly, even overcoming Steed himself in a tussle at the scientist's home, where The Avengers discover his housekeeper's dead body. Disappointing entry that fails to build momentum, but the two stars are beginning to gel.

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