The Avengers

Season 2 Episode 2

Propellant 23

Aired Saturday 10:00 PM Oct 06, 1962 on ITV

Episode Fan Reviews (1)

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out of 10
9 votes
  • Elderly agent carrying sample of Chinese rocket fuel on plane to France has heart attack and dies shortly after disembarking. Steed and Cathy battle a couple of enemy agents to get to sample first, but no one seems to know what happened to it....

    I was surprised to see this kind of multi-layered plot in such an early episode. A large cast of characters gets to share screen time in this story of misdirection and deception.

    One small segment seems to be missing from the DVD transfer as we cut from Steed being surprised at knife-point by one of the enemy agents to a scene of Steed and Cathy in a lingerie shop. It's not hard to piece together what must have happened, but this odd break and a rather hastily-done conclusion are the only things to keep this one from a 10 in my book.