Three Interceptors are sent to frustrate a UFO attack but one collides with the UFO, killing the Interceptor pilot, Ken Matthews. Lieutenant Gay Ellis was giving the pilots their instructions, and Straker suspects she sacrificed Matthews to spare another pilot, Mark Bradley, her apparent lover.[N 1]
Psychological tests on Gay and Mark, as processed by a computer, confirm that they are in love but both deny it. When an alien lands on Earth, Gay sends Mark to capture it, to prove that she is impartial and prepared to risk his life. He comes through and goes on a date with her. Straker tells them that if Gay had followed official SHADO protocol, all three pilots would have been killed.
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- When the alien opens his mouth to scream, he can be seen to have contemporary Earth fillings in his teeth. Possibly part of en experiment in disguise to aid infiltration of Earth society.
- The date mentioned in the episode - 5th November, 1981 - is described as Interceptor pilot Lieutenant Mark Bradley's 29th birthday, which could have been another motivation.
|Production Block 1:|
Identified I Computer Affair I Flight Path I Survival I Exposed I Conflict I The Dalotek Affair I A Question of Priorities I Ordeal I The Responsibility Seat I The Square Triangle I Court Martial I Close Up I Confetti Check A-OK I E.S.P. I Kill Straker! I Sub-Smash
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The Sound of Silence I The Cat with Ten Lives I Destruction I The Man Who Came Back I The Psychobombs I Reflections in the Water I Mindbender I Timelash I The Long Sleep
|Identified I Exposed I The Cat with Ten Lives I Conflict I A Question of Priorities I E.S.P. I Kill Straker! I Sub-Smash I Destruction I The Square Triangle I Close Up I The Psychobombs I Survival I Mindbender I Flight Path I The Man Who Came Back I The Dalotek Affair I Timelash I Ordeal I Court Martial I Computer Affair I Confetti Check A-OK I The Sound of Silence I Reflections in the Water I The Responsibility Seat I The Long Sleep|