An antique dealer is in hot water, his life is in danger but he still holds back on a secret he is privy to. He is the only one with the knowledge of the location of a Nazi treasure that sunk 30 years ago. Now he wants to have the Zoo Gang help him get it out of the wreckage. When the treasure is found, the french customs officers are right there to collect out of the hands of the Zoo Gang. It is suspicious that the Zoo Gang’s whereabouts are known at every step of the investigation. They must find the mole and get back the twisted cross.
The final episode of the Zoo Gang strings together a story line that connects with the gangs past. World War II still has lingering shadows that affect the emotions of those who lived through it and revenge is still on peoples minds. This story follows a ruby brooch made by the nazis for Eva Braun. On land and sea this episode is full of excitement and danger , fitting for the last episode of a good series.
A jeweller recognises a customer that is from his past. A past that holds the war, the gestapo and betrayal. Boucher turned over the Zoo Gang some 28 years ago to the Gestapo which resulted in Manouche’s husbands death. The old team comes together to get justice for Claude , Manouches husband, and to put Boucher behind bars for his crimes. A rash of robberies recently broadens the effort to find a connection between Boucher and the recent crimes. The Zoo Gang begin an elaborate scheme to trick Boucher to be caught red handed for all of his crimes.
A touching start to this 6 episode series. An old team of resistance fighters during World War 2 must come back together to avenge the death of one of their partners. Betrayal is a strong enough motivator to seek justice or create your own especially when it involves a friend or a partner. This episode is well written and enjoyable to watch. The Zoo Gang comes back again to fight crimes and get rewards for capturing wanted criminals, all to fund a hospital.
High upon the mountain is a lost father and now sister. The father is found shot and is not able to escape down the mountain but leaves his daughter, Nicola Holz, with a golden eagle to give to Captain Mannering. Nicola being unaware of the eagles importance is being followed by two suspicious men that are after what she has. The eagle is from a collection that was stolen by the Nazis but was reportedly burned in a salt mine explosion when invading forces were near by. An up and coming facist group are growing in Austria and are likely to have started funding there endeavours with the newly found stolen goods. Mannering must traverse the mountain side to find the stolen goods and Nicola. A tunnel chase ensues but there may not be a way out.
A wonderful story of hidden treasures stolen by the Nazi’s and the uprising of a Nazi sympathizer fascist group to bring back the glory and power that the Nazis once had. This episode also sews up some details on Mannering’s history and why he is a Antiques Dealer. I have always been quite intrigued by World War II and the rise of the groups who could have taken over Europe and possibly the world so this story does find an audience with me.
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.