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The Man From U.N.C.L.E.: The Pieces of Fate Affair

A famous novelist's newest book is apparently based on old cases of U.N.C.L.E. versus Thrush. Thrush sets out to find out how the woman has inside information on them, but she ends up with amnesia and Napoleon takes her back to her home town in the hopes of jarring her memory.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 3x23
Airdate: Friday February 24th, 1967

Guest Stars
Sharon FarrellSharon Farrell
As Jacqueline Midcult
Theodore MarcuseTheodore Marcuse
As Ellipsis Zark
Grayson HallGrayson Hall
As Jody Moore

Co-Guest Stars
Charles SeelCharles Seel
As Uncle Charlie
Richard Collier (1)Richard Collier (1)
As Oedipus Buck

Ann StauntonAnn Staunton
As Woman at Party
Jack PerkinsJack Perkins
As Thrush Thug
John GarwoodJohn Garwood
As Thrush Agent
Ralph MontgomeryRalph Montgomery
As Old Man
Sharyn HillyerSharyn Hillyer
As Wanda
Bill LeydenBill Leyden
As Announcer
Buddy LewisBuddy Lewis
As Thrush Agent
Doodles WeaverDoodles Weaver
As Stationmaster
Larry KerrLarry Kerr
As Man at Party
Opal EuardOpal Euard
As Aunt Jessie
Tom DugganTom Duggan
As Joe White

Bobby GilbertBobby Gilbert
As Waiter
George FordGeorge Ford
As Thrush Agent
Main Cast
Robert VaughnRobert Vaughn
As Napoleon Solo
David McCallumDavid McCallum
As Illya Kuryakin
Leo G. CarrollLeo G. Carroll
As Alexander Waverly


At The Joe White Show in the NBC studios, Napoleon and Illya sit in the audience as the announcer says that Joe will be interviewing three guests. Among them is author Jacqueline Midcult, whose novel has created a storm of controversy. Joe comes in with Jaqueline, a school teacher. He says that he wrote a dirty book, and Jacqueline takes offense and calls Joe rude...

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Episode Quotes
Announcer: Tonight, ladies and gentlemen, Joe White will have as his guests on this provocative hour of conversation, an American Nazi, a man who has claimed to spent last weekend in a flying saucer, and a young lady whose remarkably successful first novel has created a storm of controversy.
Napoleon: That's what I like about Joe, he comes to grips with the burning issues of our time.

Joe White: Everybody knows that real secret agents don't get involved in this kind of intrigue. In this kind of sex.
Napoleon: Everybody knows we don't get mixed up in things like that.
Illya: Sure they do.

Ellipsis Zark: When I was 13 years old, I made my first genuinely original decision. I killed a play mate because he wouldn't trade me two bubblegum cards to complete my collection.
Thrush Agent: But sir, you don't know where the diaries are. You want to keep her alive now. So, I didn't really fail, did I?
Ellipsis Zark: It was a small thing at the time. The Sopwith Triplane and a Spare 13. But it did teach me that there are two kinds of people in this world, Spinard.
Thrush Agent: Fifteen years of slavishly loyal service to Thrush, sir.
Ellipsis Zark: Yes. Two kinds of people. Those with bubblegum cards. And those without.

Ellipsis Zark: There's no more vain creature in the world than one with its name on the cover of a cheap book.

Napoleon: Judith. Yes, I've read your reviews. Very incisive.
Jody Moore: A synonym for incisive is nasty. But thank you in any case, Mr. Solo.

Illya: "Humor is the gadfly on the corpse of tragedy."
Napoleon: Pushkin?
Illya: My grandmother.

Napoleon: If she doesn't come back from being a seven-year-old, we'll never find the diaries.
Illya: We can always look on the bright side. With a mentality like that, she could really write a best-seller.

Napoleon: Can we trust you with some privileged information?
Oedipus Buck: Trust? Oh, I am the silence that infests the grave. I am the hush to be found at the bottom of the Cayman Trench. I am the sealed lipedness of the eternal...
Napoleon: Right. Got it.

Illya: Among other things, I was, uh, overpowered by an old man with a cane.
Napoleon: An old man?
Illya: Yeah, with a cane. When things like that happen, I wonder I'm not in the wrong business.

Napoleon: It's about time you got here, what took you so long?
Illya: One of these days I'm going to leave you on your own. Just to see how you'll manage.
Napoleon: Well, onto each life a little rain must fall.

Illya: I hate to interrupt this happy scene, but I wish to register a complaint. Was it necessary for you to hit me quite so hard with your cane?
Waverly: Ah, yes. Uh, I'm sorry about that, Mr. Kuryakin. But, uh, well, I did have to gain their confidence, didn't I?
Illya: Of course, but I still have the lump.

Cultural References
Napoleon: Wuthering Heights.

Emily Brontë wrote the novel Wuthering Heights in 1847, which tells the story of Heathcliff and Clinton.

Other Episode Crew

DeveloperSam Rolfe
Executive ProducerNorman Felton
Supervising ProducerDavid Victor
ProducerBoris Ingster
Associate ProducerIrving Pearlberg
Set DecoratorHenry Grace  |  Keogh Gleason
Director of PhotographyFred J. Koenekamp
Art DirectorGeorge W. Davis  |  James W. Sullivan
Music ScoreGerald Fried  |  Nelson Riddle
Film EditorRay Williford
Assistant DirectorBill Finnegan
Assistant To The ProducerNorman Siegel
Story ConsultantMilton S. Gelman
Supervising Film EditorJohn D. Dunning
Recording SupervisorFranklin Milton
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