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  • title card: white all caps text with black dropshadow to the top left reading 'DEATH'S DOOR' superimposed on a closed, ornate oak door inside an ornate marble jamb with 'CONFERENCE ROOM' painted in gold
  • Steed's Bentley hurtles down Spout Hill toward an oncoming van, the brakes having failed
  • Inside the blue warehouse, Melford panics as he faces an outsized calendar showing FRIDAY 13
  • Becker takes aim with a rifle, has just asked him to replace
  • The villainous chauffeur Jepson is easily defeated by Mrs Peel's karate skills
  • Emma stands in the blue warehouse wearing a green catsuit with lace-up sleeves, her arms are crossed and she holds a pistol in her right hand, pointed over over her left shoulder at a sign that reads SPOUT HILL. A stocking is over her head and she tops her outfit with a black bowler at a jaunty angle
  • video - Steed wakes from a dream to find that Mrs Peel mysteriously knows the exact theatre tickets he's booked them

Series 5 - Episode 18
Death's Door

8½ stars

by Philip Levene
Directed by Sidney Hayers

Steed relives a nightmare
Emma sees daylight


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John Steed Patrick Macnee regularNew Avengers007
Emma Peel Diana Rigg regularNew Avengers007
Sir Andrew Boyd Clifford Evans regularThe PrisonerThe SaintRandall and HopkirkThe ChampionsJason King
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