One of the better shows in the series, 70s TV guest star extraordinaire Dick Gautier made this an entertaining episode. But like many of episodes of "Diana", it had too little to do with title character. The cast was starting to hit its stride, but the plot points seem too contrived. Ex: Gautier as a Kung Fu pro/author who offers to take the department store's creative staff "upstairs" to the gym to show them Kung Fu moves at lunch?? Uhh, okay. Of course, they all end up hurting themselves in an unfunny way. As is the norm in the show, most of the funny business is reserved for the supporting cast, leaving Rigg on the sidelines.
Diana Rigg is lovely, and this series had a few clever recurring jokes (like the rotating array of guys with keys to her brother's apartment where she is staying). But the writers never seem to get her into a situation worthy of her acting chops or her charm (notable exception: the episode that paired her with Avengers co-star Patrick McNee). She comes across as the cold, isolated English import and never as "That Girl" making her way in a new city. After "The Avengers," this series seems like a sad misstep in her career.moreless