The Man From U.N.C.L.E.

Season 3 Episode 23

The Pieces of Fate Affair

Aired Tuesday 8:30 PM Feb 24, 1967 on NBC
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Jacqueline Midcult writes a best selling novel, Pieces of Fate, which U.N.C.L.E. recognizes as being based on a series of missing Thrush diaries. She loses her memory during a Thrush attempt to kill her, and Thrush agents Ellipsis Zark and Jody Moore, a book critic, plot to kidnap her and find out where she found the diaries. Solo and Illya take Jacqueline to a small town where her Uncle Charlie and Aunt Jessie live, to try and revive her memory. However, Zark and Moore follow and they all converge on the attic where the diaries are hidden at the same time.


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Sharon Farrell

Sharon Farrell

Jacqueline Midcult

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Grayson Hall

Grayson Hall

Jody Moore

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Theodore Marcuse

Theodore Marcuse

Ellipsis Zark

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Sharyn Hillyer

Sharyn Hillyer


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  • QUOTES (11)

    • 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: 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.
      Spinard: 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: 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.
      Spinard: Fifteen years of slavishly loyal service to Thrush, sir.
      Ellipsis: Yes. Two kinds of people. Those with bubblegum cards. And those without.

    • Ellipsis: 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: 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: 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.

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    • Napoleon: Wuthering Heights.
      Referencing the 1847 novel by Emily Bronte. A man named Lockwood is snowed in with the residents of Wuthering Heights, a remote farmhouse. There he learns the story of Heathcliff and his love, Catherine Hinton.