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2.03 - Dead Men Are Dangerous
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Lee
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 26, 2017 11:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The second of two New Avengers stories I watched in the last week.

I gave this a 5. I seem to be in a minority in not thinking this is a great episode.

During the later years of The Avengers (Tara's year and TNA) there seemed to be more introspective episodes. What I mean by that, is that the main characters become the focus of the story. It is about them, not the situations they are investigating.

This is one of those episodes. I generally find those episodes weaker - Steed and co should be 'avenging', righting wrongs, not being kidnapped, doubted, having their pasts stolen etc. The Avengers need to be investigating, not being investigated.

Of course, this is just my opinion.

Also - the precredit sequence : would Steed really have worn a cloth cap and a coat in 65 when he was at his heights with Emma Peel? I don't like the obsession with Purdey - almost making her out to be god-like.

I do like Gambit's relationship with Gabriella Drake's character, though and that is what scores for me in the episode.
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