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

Season 3 Episode 16

The Take Me to Your Leader Affair

Aired Tuesday 8:30 PM Dec 30, 1966 on NBC
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Episode Summary

Scientist Adrian Cool spots a UFO approaching earth on his radar. His daughter, Coco is kidnapped, and Illya follows and he's captured also. Simon Sparrow, a power-mad millionaire, has faked the approaching UFO to secure power for himself as the representative on earth of the "aliens". Sparrow captures Solo and puts him in an experimental wind tunnel to kill him, but he is saved by Corinne. Coco develops a crush on Illya; while they are trying to stop Sparrow, they end up aboard his "UFO".moreless

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  • Solo and Illya try to thwart a madman's hoax that is intended to convince people on Earth that it is being visitors from outer space.

    Not the best, not the worst. Better than several of the sub-par third season episodes, but could have been much better.

    The premise isn't bad - a fake alien threat - although it seems out of place for an espionage show like UNCLE. Also echos a similar premise from "The Wild, Wild West" called "The Night of the Flying Pie Plate". (Seems that these spy shows would steal plots from each other).

    Both Solo and Illya "get the girl" - their own, with Solo getting Whitney Blake, late of the TV sitcom "Hazel" and Illya getting none other than Nancy Sinatra, daughter of Frank. Nancy was quite popular in the mid-sixties, with a handful of hit songs on her own and with her famous dad - and even landing the title song to the fifth James Bond movie, "You Only Live Twice".

    Unfortunately, her character's pairing with Illya, whether they have chemistry or not, seems to suck the life out of the episode, in that their scenes bog down the action, for the most part.

    Net-net, while this was a passable episode, it was yet another sign that UNCLE was on the slippery slope towards a cancellation that would occur mid-way through the fourth season.moreless
Nancy Sinatra

Nancy Sinatra

Coco Cool

Guest Star

Whitney Blake

Whitney Blake

Corinne Ackers

Guest Star

Paul Lambert

Paul Lambert

Simon Sparrow

Guest Star

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