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The Saint

Season 1 Episode 1

The Talented Husband

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Aired Unknown Oct 04, 1962 on ITV
7.0
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The Talented Husband
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Simon encounters a man whose first two wives died mysteriously.

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  • Predictable, yes - but still an excellent show of acting.

    9.0
    The present rating for this episode may not fill many with confidence, but the acting is superb, the dialogue well-written and concise, and the direction riveting; enough so to overshadow the predictable conclusion.



    Templar's role and screen time is relatively minimal in this episode, but the episode remains a fine piece of television drama - if a bit detached from the main character of the series. Unfortunately, this isn't the case for Shirley Eaton's character, who doesn't do anything other than serve as window dressing; her presence is solely a convenience for tying up one of the loose plot ends at the conclusion.



    Nevertheless, this mystery-genre story is miles better for gripping intrigue than any of the later, spy/Bondesque color episodes (not to say that those aren't in their own right entertaining, but in a different way). The difference is striking, especially if you happen to return to this episode immediately following a TV syndie run of the 1969 season.



    One last comment: Some might classify the powerful ending as a "downer." Maybe so, but I wouldn't have ended the story any other way either.



    A solid 9.0 - and not because it's just the first Moore-era Saint episode.moreless
Derek Farr

Derek Farr

John Clarron

Guest Star

Shirley Eaton

Shirley Eaton

Adrienne Halberd

Guest Star

Donald Churchill

Donald Churchill

Dr. Sprague

Guest Star

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