Beautiful ladies on the beach are a rouse as Harry is tricked. This trick opens up a case of smuggling that involves the north African coast, hippies and an australian or so they think. The contessa is set to expose the game by expressing her own interest in the shipment but things become even more serious when Harry and Paul are shot at. The Protectors, with tricks of their own, must convince the smugglers that Harry and Paul were killed by the assassins bullets, all while trying to find out what is the precious cargo they hold. Harry and the teams persistence brings out all the players in this game and the shipment.
This episode is an interesting twist on a smuggling operation. The blood plasma angle is certainly a first for me but it is plausible that there are a lot of smuggling rings still today for biological items like blood and organs. A decent episode that also came off as cheesy but Patrick Allen is good to watch as the crook James Mallory.
Original Air-Date: 19 January 1973
Directed by Don Chaffey
Written by Donald James
Harry Rule- Robert Vaughn
Contessa Caroline di Contini- Nyree Dawn Porter
Paul Buchet- Tony Anholt
Goran- Barrie Houghton
James Leroy Mallory- Patrick Allen
Mallory’s Girl- Julie Crosthwaite
Baruna- Maxwell Shaw
Doctor- Cyril Shaps
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