A mysterious U.S. industrialist, Mr. Alexander, steals a new type of nerve gas from the U.S. Army. He leaves behind a small tablet with the number eight on it. Solo and Kuryakin investigate...
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A mysterious U.S. industrialist, Mr. Alexander, steals a new type of nerve gas from the U.S. Army. He leaves behind a small tablet with the number eight on it. Solo and Kuryakin investigate, with the help of Alexander's ex-wife Tracey, who seeks Alexander to sign her final divorce papers. The trio finds Alexander's parents working like slaves at a Greece rock quarry with the number five painted all around. After freeing the parents (and avoiding Alexander's thugs), they travel to a temple where they are captured by Alexander. It turns out Alexander plans to take over an Asian nation, breaking each of the Ten Commandments along the way.Written by
One of the characters is a teacher named "Mr. Kavon." This is probably an in-joke, because there was a popular TV show at the time called Mr. Novak (1963) (Kavon spelled backwards), which was about a teacher. See more »
Illya makes a mistake when talking about the Seventh Commandment. He says the 7th forbids, "coveting thy neighbor's wife." The Seventh is, "Thou shalt not commit adultery," and the Tenth is "Thou shalt not covet...thy neighbor's wife." See more »
Pretty good, but the silliness is a little painful at times
There's good and bad in this episode.
Good: this two-part, season two opener is in color, and the DVD print looks sharp and nice. Rip Torn does his usual fine acting job. Dorothy Provine is beautiful and really adorable! Her expert comic timing and flair are a major plus. There seems to have been a big budget for this two-parter; we get some good exterior scenes, and there is some good action.
Now for the bad: In this series especially, there is a fine line between just enough humor to be fun, and a tad too much, making the story go flat and causing the viewer to wince. This episode, for me, goes a bit over that too-much humor line. At times it feels like a "Batman" episode, which is not a good thing! The story drags at times. Bottom line: worth watching, but not among the best episodes.
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