"Noon Doomsday" follows the pattern set by the 1952 Western classic "High Noon," right down to having the two hit men arrive at their destination on horseback. Convalescing with a broken leg at a top secret hideaway (shot at the actual farm belonging to producer Brian Clemens), Steed learns that Gerald Kafka (Peter Bromilow), an enemy he had captured at noon 7 years before to the day, has escaped and has him targeted for death, with assistance from both Kyle-Farrington (Ray Brooks), a knife expert, and Norman Grant (T. P. McKenna, "Trojan Horse" and "Death at Bargain Prices"), a sharpshooter. Like its namesake, anticipation is slowly built up as the hour approaches, the two killers awaiting Kafka's arrival (by helicopter!) at a nearby train station, now abandoned. The tight security measures are carefully sabotaged, not to help the enemy gain entrance, but to keep everyone from getting out! Mother and Rhonda take up temporary residence in Steed's quarters, and set up Tara's visit at precisely 10:30 AM (again, like its namesake, the audience experiences the story in real time, more or less). Once threatened, Tara fails to secure aid for Steed from his fellow wounded agents, apart from Edward Sunley (Anthony Ainley), despite his confinement to bed (he keeps watch, and successfully warns her on one occasion). The climactic showdown is well worth waiting for, as Tara singlehandedly takes on all three foes, until the ailing Steed finally confronts his nemesis face to face (this is the episode where Tara's feelings for Steed are more pronounced than ever before, a nice touch). Also featuring Lyndon Brook ("The Hidden Tiger"), John Glyn-Jones ("A Sense of History"), and David Glover ("The See-Through Man"). Second script from Terry Nation, while Peter Sykes returned to direct one other classic, "Love All." For the next episode, we go from "High Noon" to "The Maltese Falcon."