"EPISODE TWO OF THIS STORY...
in which John Steed and Emma Peel try to help a very bewildered Mother in
A CASE OF INTERROGATION."
The second contact had managed to tell
Steed where he was going to meet Caspar. Steed collects Mrs. Peel, return
to Mother and then, after some speculation, they go to the meeting place.
There they find Caspar and take him back to Mother. Steed then sends Mrs.
Peel to check on another intelligence man, Minnow, who is just being
visited by Mannering.
"EPISODE THREE OF THIS STORY...
in which John Steed and Emma Peel rush about getting nowhere fast and
Mother has his own way of conducting A CASE OF INTERROGATION."
Minnow is taken away by Mannering out of a
back door. At Mother’s, after the body of Caspar’s second contact is shown
to him, Caspar is persuaded to go away and think about how he could be
responsible for the deaths of his two contacts. Steed follows and sees him
releasing a homing pigeon! Meanwhile, Mrs. Peel enters Minnow's apartment.
He too gets interrogated by Mannering about his contacts. During the
session, the pigeon arrives and Mannering recognises it as having come
from Caspar. He decides that Caspar must now be eliminated.
"EPISODE FOUR OF THIS STORY...
in which John Steed finds himself at a dead end and the balloon goes up
for Emma Peel in what is clearly A CASE OF INTERROGATION."
Steed hears Caspar being shot dead as Mrs.
Peel examines Minnow's flat. Mother and Steed now decide they had better
try and warn Minnow's contacts. Mrs. Peel is sent to the first one but can
only witness him being shot and informs Mother, who is now understandably
very worried about the second one. Minnow is now almost being tortured
about this second contact, but strangely appears to think it's all just a
test - part of some training course. Mrs. Peel finds the second contact
and helps him get his attacker's gun and shoots him.
"EPISODE FIVE OF THIS STORY...
in which John Steed and Mother remain baffled by the whole affair and Emma
Peel is taken away for A CASE OF INTERROGATION."
The second contact disappears and no-one at
Mother's HQ knows who his would-be assassin is until Minnow unexpectedly
walks in and seems to recognise him. Thinking they are in on the test, he
says, "I want to contact Mannering". Now they may get somewhere. Mannering
is, however, calling on a very tired, off-duty Mrs. Peel and convinces her
that she must also come for training. Minnow doesn't know where it was,
but remembers the name of the course and Mother phones intelligence to
"EPISODE SIX OF THIS STORY...
in which John Steed gets on the beam at last and Emma Peel has her first
experience of A CASE OF INTERROGATION."
Mrs. Peel is taken into the building where
the 'courses' are still very much going on. One man, Mallard, seems to
know her and Mannering talks to another RAF man. At Mother's HQ, he tells
Minnow that he phoned the authorities and the course does not exist.
Minnow still insists he didn't talk. As Mallard is being grilled for a
name by Mannering he suddenly stops, says "You've passed," and takes him
to the bar. Mallard is then tricked into giving the name. At the same
time, Minnow, realising he must have been tricked in the bar too, says "I
have a pigeon".
"EPISODE SEVEN, THE FINAL EPISODE OF THIS
in which John Steed drops in on Centre Fifty Three where he and Mrs. Peel
call Col. Mannering’s bluff concerning A CASE OF INTERROGATION."
Minnow explains to Steed that if he
releases his pigeon, Mannering is to contact him within the hour. Mrs.
Peel is now being interrogated as to Steed's whereabouts. With Minnow
releasing the pigeon, Steed follows in a helicopter! It leads him to the
building where Mrs. Peel is being ever more forcibly questioned. Mannering
issues pistols to all his 'trainees' telling them they contain blanks and
that in this test, there are ten points for whoever shoots the intruder, a
Mr. Steed, who they may know. Mrs. Peel breaks free as Steed gets into the
building past the shooting guards. About to be shot by five of the men
(who intend to share the points) he persuades them, with Mrs. Peel's
assistance, to first take a shot at Mannering. He survives the real
bullets, but his deadly scheme has come to an end.
by Ron Geddes