Danger Man: Season 1, Episode 20

The Vacation (29 Jan. 1961)

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While on his way to a vacation, Drake recognizes a fellow airline passenger as a professional assassin. He decides to investigate, only to be mistaken for the assassin by one of the ... See full summary »

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While on his way to a vacation, Drake recognizes a fellow airline passenger as a professional assassin. He decides to investigate, only to be mistaken for the assassin by one of the assassin's contacts. Hoping to eventually turn the case over to the police, he plays along until he receives the identity of his intended "target". But the more he asks around, the more he begins to wonder what is really going on. Written by Twenty Penguins

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Don't you hate it when vacations go this way?!
15 November 2013 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

This is unusual. "The Vacation" is about an assassin and the previous episode ("Name, Date and Place") is all about assassins as well! I'm surprised they didn't show the episodes in a different order because of this.

When the episode begins, Drake (Patrick McGoohan) is leaving on a well-earned vacation. However, coincidentally, on the plane he notices that the guy sitting next to him is an assassin! Drake says nothing and behaves nonchalant. Later, Drake visits the man's room and decks him--then phones the police to collect the killer. Soon, there's a knock at the door--the client who's hired the assassin is there and when Drake opens the door, the guy thinks Drake is the killer. Drake plays along and is taken to a villa to learn more about his assignment. Hopefully, he can stop whatever it is they have planned. The problem is, determining who put out the contract turns out to be very difficult, as they are quite tricky and cautious.

This is clearly one of the better episodes--well thought out and original. While it relies on the ridiculous coincidence of meeting an assassin on the plane, it works well and is very clever.


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