John Drake trails a foreign agent to Kashmir, hoping to discover how he is passing secret information out of the country. He discovers the agent's contact to be a woman named Louise Goddard... See full summary »
John Drake trails a foreign agent to Kashmir, hoping to discover how he is passing secret information out of the country. He discovers the agent's contact to be a woman named Louise Goddard. After paying a visit to the mountain dwelling where she and her husband live, his cover is blown, forcing events to a head quickly. Due to a health condition of Louise's husband, bringing him down from the mountain could be deadly. Drake must decide the best way to proceed. Written by
John Drake's Mission: Drake sets off for the mountains of Kashmir to catch an agent passing sensitive information on to a foreign (Chinese, I presume) government.
Another below average episode, The Traitor succeeds in being a confusing mess. Why did the agent just give himself up? Why did Drake spend so much time with the worthless contact in India? Why did Drake spend so much time with the garage owner? Why do people who live "at the top of the world" who have had only three or four visitors in years feel it necessary to "dress" for dinner? When Drake discovers his cover has been blown, why is he so casual about the Chinese government ordering his death? The answer to all these question - poor writing. The Traitor is easily the worst written episode of the series I've seen so far.
The major highlight for me was the return of Barbara Shelley to Danger Man. From the moment she walks on screen, she steals every scene she's in. She has poise, presence, and beauty - she's just fantastic.
As much as I hate to do this, I'm rating The Prisoner a 5/10.
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