Reilly: Ace of Spies: Season 1, Episode 2

Prelude to War (7 Sep. 1983)

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As an agent of Japan's ally Great Britain, Reilly is forced to aid the Japanese fleet invade Port Arthur begin the Russo-Japanese War.

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Jeananne Crowley ...
Margaret
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Inspector Tsientsin
Derek Newark ...
General Stoessel
Joris Stuyck ...
Greenberg
Paul Williamson ...
Ericson
Alex McCrindle ...
Macdougal
Richard Rees ...
Captain Tanaka
Richard Ireson ...
Tyrkov
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Vanderberg
David Belcher ...
Port Official
Jacqueline Chan ...
Minna (as Jacqui Chan)
Vincent Wong ...
Captain
Robert Lee ...
Admiral Togo
Andy Ho ...
Lee Pin
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Despite his personal misgivings about the destabilizing effect of a war between Russia and Japan, Reilly is pressured into helping the Japanese in launching a surprise sneak attack against Port Arthur. His chief contribution to the operation is handing over the plans of the Russian mine fields guarding the harbor. He doesn't lose the opportunity that this insider information gives him, and he capitalizes on the knowledge by acquiring large stores of cement, coal, lumber, and other indispensable war materials. The master spy also is not surprised to find out that his neglected wife Margaret has been having an affair with his subordinate Greenberg. Written by duke1029@aol.com

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Margaret: May I ask what you expect to find?
Inspector Tsientsin: Incriminating documents, I think, to relate to his espionage activities.
Margaret: Why do you think my husband is a spy?
Inspector Tsientsin: All foreigners are spies... especially those who work for transportation companies.
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