Liz Newton and her lover Cass are planning the murder of Liz's husband Jack. A UFO craft lands near to her remote woodland cottage and an alien gets out to explore the surroundings. Believing the alien to be Jack, Liz and Cass shoot and kill it. Straker arrives in search of the alien and takes the couple away for questioning.
The Moonbase interceptors are scrambled to meet an incoming UFO, but when Straker learns that the UFO will land in Southern England, he orders the interceptors not to attack and to return to base. Foster leads the mobile units in the hunt for the UFO.
Meanwhile, Cass Fowler and Liz Newton have hatched a plot to kill Liz’s husband, but their best laid plans go awry when the alien walks through the door of the cottage instead, and Liz shoots the alien dead.
Liz and Cass are taken back to SHADO HQ for questioning, and Foster is convinced that they intended to murder Liz’s husband. Straker doesn’t see what they can do, as there’s no actual evidence and he tells Foster that “we are not in the morality business.” After the amenisa drug is administered, Liz and Cass are sent on their way.
Afterwards, Liz visits a grave that could be her husband’s. Cass meets her as she leaves the church.
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- After being ordered not to engage the UFO, the Interceptors back off. But, all three do not have their missiles attached, whereas in a previous scene they did have them. So, if ordered to not engage, what happened to their missiles? They may have been fired before the Do Not Engage order reached them.
- Adrienne Corri - Liz Newton
- Dolores Mantez - Nina Barry
- Gabrielle Drake - Lt. Gay Ellis
- Antonia Ellis - Joan Harrington
- Gary Myers - Skydiver Capt. Lew Waterman
- Edward Bishop - Cmdr. Edward Straker
- Keith Alexander - Lt. Keith Ford
- Michael Billington - Col. Paul Foster
- Patrick Mower - Cass Fowler
- Ayshea Brough - SHADO Operative (as Ayshea)
- George Sewell - Col. Alec Freeman
- Hugo Panczak - SHADO Mobile Navigator
- Godfrey James - Game Warden Mitchell
- Anthony Chinn - Alien
- Allan Cuthbertson - Jack Newton
- Norma Ronald - Miss Ealand
- Mel Oxley - Space Intruder Detector SID (voice) (uncredited)
- Robert Rietty - Keith Ford (voice) (uncredited)
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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|