Casper has left the family business to pursue a career as a painter in Venice. His father finds something suspicious about his recent letters home, missing references to a George that littered his previous letters. The Contessa is asked to investigate this “fathers intuition”. Come to find out that the money is being sent to a charity in Venice or it seems that way. A meeting with a detective also looking for George furthers the seriousness of this disappearance. Danger awaits as the Contessa gets closer to the answers.
Venice does seem to be a regular feature in Season 2 and this episode is one of the highlights for time travel sightseeing. The episode is a classic blackmail story of a rich man being used for his money but with a twist. This is only show where it only features Nyree as the Protectors and though she is a decent actress the show did not overwhelm me. The climax/finale was far too quick and the last scene was just cheezy.
Original Air-Date: 2 November 1973
Directed by Michael Lindsay-Hogg
Written by Brian Clemens
Harry Rule- Robert Vaughn
Contessa Caroline di Contini- Nyree Dawn Porter
Caspar Parton- Paul Jones
Maria Milworth- Geraldine Moffat
Barney Mailer- Barry Keegan
Cedric Parton- Lionel Murton
Policeman- Arnold Diamond
Bank Teller- Paul McDowell
Intruder- Malcolm Hayes
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