Two M9 agents have been tortured and murdered on a Caribbean island and Drake's sent to find out who killed them and to determine how much information they divulged before dying. Drake must also protect a third M9 agent, who was unaware of the others. Drakems local contact is a local police lieutenant who knows about his mission but Drake is having trouble trusting him. As the case unfolds, Drake keeps finding that more and more people keep telling him lies. Written by
As another reviewer pointed out, this episode is heavier on dialog and lighter on action. It's a very worthwhile issue however, as dialog plays a significant role in the Danger Man series. John Drake is often plagued with seemingly insurmountable problems but somehow he always comes up with a plan to resolve them. Drake's plans are often articulated as dialog, and half the fun of the show is hearing him explain how he's going to defeat his adversaries. Why? Because we've been on the edge of our seats wondering just how the heck he is going to get of this mess!
This episode is all about trust. Someone has betrayed the trust placed in them, but who? It comes down to two people but there are few clues, so Drake has to lay his life on the line to discover who has been compromised by the opposition.
Drake's main contact is Lieutenant Mora, a man Drake needs to help unravel the puzzle. But is Mora a man to be trusted? Another M9 agent says he is not. The center of gravity in this episode is Drake and Mora's verbal play. Both men know that there are trust issues, Drake does not pretend he trusts Mora. In fact he is constantly reminded Mora he does NOT trust him. This makes for some interesting exchanges, and fortunately the actor playing Mora (Harvey Ashby), with the help of the script, turns in an excellent, three-dimensional character for this show.
It is a shame Ashby did not show up in other Danger Man's. He is really what makes this installment sizzle.
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