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Department S: Death on Reflection

Location: Bond Street, London, England
Date: January 18th

A mirror at an auction sparks a bidding war. Sir Curtis, who is in attendance at the auction, calls the Department to investigate why a relatively inconsequential mirror would sell for £9,000 -- and why the man who bought the mirror was murdered shortly after the purchase.

Episode Info


Episode number: 1x20
Airdate: Tuesday January 20th, 1970

Director: Ray Austin
Writer: Philip Broadley


Guest Stars
Paul Whitsun-JonesPaul Whitsun-Jones
As Gresford
Recurring
Guy RolfeGuy Rolfe
As Yves
Harvey SokoloffHarvey Sokoloff
As Terry Mitchell
Jennifer HilaryJennifer Hilary
As The Comtesse
Peter CopleyPeter Copley
As Auctioneer
Susan DennySusan Denny
As Cynthia
Vicki GrahamVicki Graham
As Joanna
Episode Notes
Sir Curtis appears in the pre-title sequence, one of only three times that a main character appeared in the opening scene.



Episode Quotes
Jason: I've just saved America. What's next?



Cultural References
The Rembrandt painting shown in the episode is Self-Portrait from 1661.

Stewart quotes from Henry W. Longfellow's "Psalm of Life" when doing crosswords to pass the time during a stakeout: "Tell me not in mournful - blank -, life is but an empty dream...", and Annabelle promptly delivers the missing word: "Numbers".



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