A British diplomat in Rome leaves some secret papers in a briefcase in his car. While he is having a drink, a man steals the briefcase. The diplomat calls in Drake, who goes on a chase and finds that the briefcase has been on-sold.
A British diplomat in Rome leaves some secret papers in his briefcase in his car. While he is having a drink with a woman, a man steals the briefcase. He calls in Drake who is an old friend. Drake then goes on a chase and finds that the briefcase has been on-sold to a high-stakes poker player. Drake plays him at poker and wins convincingly. In exchange for the debt, Drake wants the briefcase, only to find it has again been sold, this time to a high-powered criminal. Time is running out for Drake before the papers are again sold, this time to a foreign power. Written by
"The Paper Chase" is a relatively weak episode of "Secret Agent". It begins with a silly plot idea--a guy with a briefcase full of super- important state secrets leaves them in the car when he goes into a bar for a drink. During this time, a scum-bad, Tamasio (Aubrey Morris) sneaks into the car and steals the briefcase. The distraught government official begs his friend Drake to get those papers back as soon as possible.
First off, Drake goes in search of Tamasio--a character shamelessly over- acted. He's a bit fun to watch but ridiculous. Then, Drake works his way through the system until he gets the bag. Oddly, however, about midway through the show it becomes very talking and a bit dull. The conclusion isn't bad but all until it becomes like Mario Cart (see it to understand what I mean). All in all a weak episode due to indifferent writing and, of course, Tamasio.
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