The early episodes of Space Precinct were very hit and miss but this one is a definite hit. While it suffers from many of the problems which affected the series (variable quality of acting and a little too neat resolution) it is also one of the more adult natured episode.
The plot is basically The Terminator done for television, but the story is compelling, and some of the action sequences are excellent. The assault on the precinct is very brutal (in the UK BBC 2 heavily edited it for it's 6 o'clock start time) and killing off most of the main characters.
The episode shows what it takes for the characters to break away from the usual heroics (Brogan beats up a suspect in custody and risks his marriage to capture the villain) and explore the darker side of their personalities.
This episode is also the first taste of the more adult tone the show would eventually have, unfortunately too late to save the show.
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