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Department S: Death on Reflection

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

A mirror sparks a bidding war at an auction in London. Sir Curtis, who is also in attendance, wonders why a seemingly insignificant mirror would sell for £9,000 -- and when the buyer is found murdered in his apartment shortly after the purchase, Sir Curtis decides this is a case for the Department. In Paris, Jason meets an attractive antique shop owner, whose boyfriend arouses the agents' suspicions. Stewart and Annabelle break into his apartment and discover there is much more to these mirrors than meets the eye...

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
Main Cast
Peter WyngardePeter Wyngarde
As Jason King
Joel FabianiJoel Fabiani
As Stewart Sullivan
Rosemary NicolsRosemary Nicols
As Annabelle Hurst
Dennis Alaba PetersDennis Alaba Peters
As Sir Curtis Seretse
Episode Notes
Sir Curtis appears in the pre-title sequence, one of only three times that a main character appears in the opening scene. (The other two being in "Six Days" (also Sir Curtis, aboard the plane) and "Handicap Dead" (Stewart at the golf tournament). )



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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