Drake is sent to an African nation after M9 has received a report that the defence minister has been negotiating a secret treaty with the Chinese. Drake's task is to obtain a copy of the treaty in a heavily fortified ministry building.
Drake is sent to an African nation after M9 has received a report that the defence minister has been negotiating a secret treaty with the Chinese. Shortly afterwards, the agent is murdered. Drake's task is to obtain a copy of the treaty if it exists, and the only way he can do this is by breaking into the safe of a heavily fortified ministry building. To break in he must blackmail the head of security. Written by
Loyalty Always Pays - And Silly Spy Gadgets Always Recue
This episode of Secret Agent introduces three new -in this case life saving- spy gadgets. And the now ubiquitous 'cigarette lighter as camera' makes another appearance.
Drakes cuts loose with an exploding cigar (or smoke bomb, really) early on, which gets him out of a torture session. The only other time he's used that trick was recently in "The English Lady Takes Lodgers', when the device took the form of an exploding pipe.
Later on a concealed two-way radio takes the form of a cigarette case. That's new.
We again see a C02 powered aluminum rocket tube designed for shooting projectiles (first seen in 'A Very Dangerous Game'). The device takes on a slightly different form factor in this outing, and instead of propelling a listening device to its target, it has a compartment that Drake fills with the expended roll of film from his lighter camera. This trick allows the master spy to get the film out of a building he's trapped in (and save his life).
What I found eye catching was that John actually pulled the miniature film cartridge from his lighter camera, right on screen. I always wondered how that gadget stored the pictures it takes. One rung up the credibility ladder for that one.
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