Back home from another film set, Gene Bradley is made aware of an upcoming soiree at his new place. Unbeknownst to Bradley, someone has been masquerading as him and has set up a high profile meeting with some big money donors. For curiosity’s sake, Gene seeks out these tricksters and attempts get to the bottom of this charade and even become the charade. Bradley’s good reputation is at stake as he is being used as a mouthpiece for a confidence trick.
Make it a million is a decent episode and ultimately still holds well against the earlier episodes. Barry Morse directs this story of confidence tricks, doubles and aircraft production. Gene is the likely victim in this case because of his enterprise skills and multiple successful business, his word can be trusted. I love the wonderfully dramatic scene, the reveal of the Bradley imposter was the funnest part of the whole episode. A story line of greed and investment advantage is a new plot for this series and a welcome change.
A man wakes up and sees his reflection in the mirror and dies! Sir Curtis Seretse’s friend is dead by a heart attack and he is not exactly happy with the circumstances surrounding his death. Was it a joke gone bad or an intent on malice? There were some rumblings of a feud between an actress and Mr. Kolliatis. Jason went to speak with the actress while Stuart meets with an atrractive “houseguest” of Kolliatis. The actress may not have been the quarreller but the subject of the quarrel. Someone is playing around with Department S with threatening messages and the threats become more serious but less obvious where or who its coming from. When the actress is killed in a mysterious car crash, the investigation blows open until the last moment.
This particular episode is strange, I believe the story is hard to follow and the names sometimes are difficult to recall. The crash scene at the end has got to be one of the finest TV crashes EVER!! Frankly its cheesy but very interesting camera work. All in all the episode has nice views f the french coast and the story can keep many interesting.
Dead in a cellar are a pack of costumed specialists. Sullivan knows one of the men who was killed and he knows exactly who to talk to about it. A local neo-Nazi crime racketeer knows a bit more about the robbery, committed by the men, than he’s telling. Another dead body is found but in a car, pushed into the lake. A Young Lady is starting to remember more about the robbery too, but that it happened in her own house. Or is it a delusion? Jason and Stewart secretly investigate the neo-Nazi’s office but were too late and they nearly paid for it. Annabelle finds footage that would explain why the men were in costume but not the real reason. A meeting setup to close in the investigation blows up in Jason’s face. Annabelle, checking into the identity of the man found in the lake, is given a note passed to her by the young lady who knows there was a robbery at her house. The Nazi baton that was so prized by a few people is the clue to the whole investigation but the clue was dangling by a wire.
This particular episode shows an example of creating a story with a crazed direction. I recall this episode fondly with its nazi crime lord, costumed robbers and mafia story lines. Its quite odd. However, Terry Nation did a superb job bringing it all together. I think the most memorable part is the outfit Jason is wearing when he attempts to make his contact.