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2.04 - Medium Rare

 
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 23, 2013 9:28 am    Post subject: 2.04 - Medium Rare Reply with quote

Written by Dennis Spooner
Directed by Ray Austin
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 24, 2013 6:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

8 for me
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 10, 2013 9:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

8.

Above average but not top flight I thought, and that seems to be the consensus in the poll. I'm getting a little tired of the Steed as traitor theme.

Sue Holderness and Mervyn Johns on the same cast was quite a surprise.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 10, 2013 3:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yes I think they went through that phase on TNA but realized it did not work as well. So I think they went back to the original formula that worked better.
This one was very average. I think there were a lot that were better.
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PostPosted: Wed May 07, 2014 2:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some of Purdey's most famed poses come from it Question Anyone got photos of Purdey in the outfit she wears in it -cloak and long beige boots Question
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PostPosted: Fri May 09, 2014 12:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

NickP wrote:

Sue Holderness and Mervyn Johns on the same cast was quite a surprise.
Did they not get on, or something?
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PostPosted: Sat May 10, 2014 6:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Although I too get tired of the "Steed's a traitor!" plot - lazy writing, really - I enjoy this one for other reasons. The "medium" angle is very clever and seems well-thought-out, and on first viewing I didn't get it all right away. I like all the conversations that Steed and Purdey have with Victoria, with a combination of disbelief and slow realization that she actually seems to know something. Jon Finch, meanwhile, is a fun villain to watch and doesn't overplay his part. Beyond the predictable plot of Steed being a traitor but not really, overused in TNA, the episode has other things to recommend it.

Personally, I like that Steed gets a larger and more integral part at least in the early part of Season 2 (even if the whole falls apart in the last episodes).
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 24, 2016 11:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lhbizness wrote:
Although I too get tired of the "Steed's a traitor!" plot - lazy writing, really - I enjoy this one for other reasons. The "medium" angle is very clever and seems well-thought-out, and on first viewing I didn't get it all right away. I like all the conversations that Steed and Purdey have with Victoria, with a combination of disbelief and slow realization that she actually seems to know something. Jon Finch, meanwhile, is a fun villain to watch and doesn't overplay his part. Beyond the predictable plot of Steed being a traitor but not really, overused in TNA, the episode has other things to recommend it.

Personally, I like that Steed gets a larger and more integral part at least in the early part of Season 2 (even if the whole falls apart in the last episodes).


This is a great episode--interesting, unique and funny. Yes, we do have the "Steed is considered a traitor" plot line to excess, absolutely, but on the other hand there is enough else in this episode to make up for that trite originating storyline.

We see Purdey pretty much living at Steed's house, hanging out there at all hours, including later at night, when Steed decides to sneak out, get past the guard, and gather the data he needs to prove his innocence.

Btw, the odd setting of Steed's home, with the half stairway leading up, apparently to the second floor, not even what 6 or so feet above the ground floor, is pretty ridiculous.

These second season episodes, when Pat had lost weight, and was the focus of the plots, was a highlight season of the Avengers canon.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 24, 2016 11:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mona wrote:

This is a great episode--interesting, unique and funny...

Couldn't agree more and I'm sure it has a great musical backing too.
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