Prankster Lord Darcy informs Steed about his concerns for John Cleverly Carney, a suave womanizer who has hi-jacked his innocent pranks and turned them into the means of murder. The avengers discover that Carney has revived the eighteenth century Hellfire Club, a libertine organization advocating orgies and mayhem and infiltrate the club as members. Here they discover Carney's plan to blow up Culverston House whilst an international conference is taking place and set out to stop him.
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Did You Know?
This episode inspired part of the Dark Phoenix storyline in X-Men comics, in which a hypnotist using the name Wyngarde transformed Phoenix into his "Black Queen", with a costume based on that worn here by Diana Rigg. See more
When Steed halts his Bentley after the electrocution on live TV, the camera zooms in on Steed, but the background projection remains the same. See more
I'm afraid he's busy. He won't have time to see you.
He's expecting me.
Mrs. Peel, this is a surprise.
[turns back to Sara