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AnthonyDurrant
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 17, 2016 7:26 am    Post subject: The Far Distant Dead Reply with quote

It has been bothering me that the episode summaries state that Keel and his lady doctor friend agree to meet an enemy agent at their hotel room instead of at a neutral location such as a nightclub.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2017 4:17 pm    Post subject: THE FAR DISTANT DEAD Reply with quote

Alan's description of this scene doesn't have enough action - my idea now is that after Keel and his lady doctor friend find the man in the hotel room, he flees the hotel building and runs over to a nightclub next door. lt is here that the two of them corner him, and where Zeebrugge's man shoots him dead after he speaks his name.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2017 2:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Production stills of the episode show Dr Sandoval and Dr Keel interrogating Caron in Dr Sandoval's hotel room (that he had broken into) - so a hotel room is correct.

It's likely that Rayner managed to climb a fire escape or something to be able to get an angle on him to do the assassination. Otherwise, he might have shot him when he was taken into police custody.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 30, 2017 1:00 pm    Post subject: far distant dead Reply with quote

Then, instead of being interrogated in the nightclub, he could have been taken back to the hotel room by Keel, and killed there. At that time, due to rigourous censorship, TV henchmen were limited to two responses to an encounter like this: either fight or flee. And since he lived long enough to be interrogated, it is obvious to me that Shimon must have fled the hotel room, at least temporarily. Thank you, m'lord justice, for the kind comments.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 28, 2017 2:43 pm    Post subject: The Far Distant Dead Reply with quote

Another plot point that used to bother me before I read Alan Hayes's book was the reason behind Zeebrugge's smuggling scheme. I had assumed that he was trying to dispose of the "cooking oil" because it had become redundant - possibly because the vehicle it was intended to have been used in had been phased out - and that by disposing of the substance in this way, he was trying to save the money it would have taken to properly dispose of the stuff. However, due to the storm, the place where the "oil" was intended to be buried was destroyed, and so the "oil" ended up being distributed to the starving people in the ravaged village by mistake. Caron still would have been the customs man who switched the labels in this version of the scheme.
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