June 1962, and "Death Dispatch," fourth episode shot for the second season of THE AVENGERS, features the debut of Honor Blackman as Mrs. Catherine Gale, here revealed as an anthropologist and, according to Steed himself, "attractive widow, blonde with blue eyes." Douglas Muir returns as Steed's most frequently seen superior One Ten, making an even ten appearances overall (five episodes each in seasons 1 and 2, last seen in "Immortal Clay"), who shows up in Jamaica to put Steed on the route of a murdered courier whose diplomatic pouch escaped theft, later joined by the exceptional Catherine Gale. We go from Jamaica to Bogota to Peru to Santiago, where the determined Miguel Rosas (Richard Warner) seeks to gain political power by assassinating an American envoy. The plot is barely serviceable, so the interaction between Steed and Cathy easily provides all the intrigue. We spy on Cathy in a bra and half-slip (shades of Janet Leigh in "Psycho!"), a glorious sight that US censors would never have allowed, and her phone conversation with Steed is only the beginning of their sparkling repartee. She does some spying on her own, disguised as a Spanish-speaking maid, only temporarily successful, her capture forcing a rescue by Steed, who must first escape temporary confinement from mild-mannered diplomat Travers (Gerald Harper, later seen in "The Hour That Never Was" and "Homicide and Old Lace"), a delightful comic encounter. Michael Forrest, as a bartender who gets roughed up, later did "The Hidden Tiger," while Geoff L'Cise, as a thug who accosts Steed at the Bogota airport, later did "The Gilded Cage." The first Blackman episode shot, but the ninth to be broadcast, featuring dull villains completely dominated by the two leads, a sign that better things lay ahead for the series.