An agent runs for cover, avoiding guards at a secret installation.
He stops by a small bunker window and looks in. Below him
is a table surrounded by dummies on chairs, the most significant
of which sits on a chair with an eagle crest. A man removes
a coffee pot from a stand, leaves the room and a bomb explodes.
The agent is discovered and has to make a run for it. Malone
comes in by helicopter and pulls his man out, but not before
Tom Perry is severely injured, shot in the throat.
At CI5 headquarters Malone instructs Backup to find Curtis
and Keel, he wants them on the Bulgaria case
Los Angeles, CA
We see Curtis and Keel for the first time, having a conversation
outside what appears to be a large warehouse. There is a
ransom drop-off going down in the warehouse, where Mr Carson
is paying the villains for the safe return of his daughter.
The bad guys are not about to play by the rules, however,
and as soon as they have the money they go to shoot Carson
and his daughter. Curtis and Keel ride to the rescue on
a tram, completely trashing the front of the building. The
FBI turn up after Keel and Curtis have wrapped everything
up and they hand over to them. We get a brief introduction
to CI5 thanks to a knowledgeable FBI agent. ('Who are CI5?'
asks one agent. 'They're the best,' replies his partner.)
Meanwhile, back at HQ, Malone is on the video link with
the Minister. He wants to know if there is anything significant
happening because of what he has seen in Bulgaria. The Minister
is somewhat unhelpful. Backup announces that shes
found Curtis and Keel and that they are on their way back
Keel and Curtis are on bodyguard duty. They are at the
hospital and it is their job to keep Tom alive. They discuss
general CI5 things and then there is a flash back to the
CI5 induction. Malone is giving a speech to the new recruits,
after which operatives leap out at the unsuspecting group
and flatten them all. Malone tells them that soon no one
will ever be able to do that to them again, as he deals
with the unfortunate individual who drew the short straw
of going for him.
Outside the hospital there are two men and a woman in a
car. They are there to make sure Perry can never talk about
what he saw in Bulgaria. One of the men is an assassin;
the other two are the ringleaders.
Inside the hospital Tom wakes up and tries to pass on his
information. Since he can't talk thanks to his injuries,
he draws a picture of the table, the eagle, and the bomb,
but neither Curtis nor Keel can tell what it is. Tom starts
bleeding and a doctor has to be called.
Opening the door to track down the doctor Chris comes up
against the assassin. Curtis and Keel shut the door rapidly
and then try and figure out what to do. Their only option
is to go after the bad guy and they have a discussion as
to whos turn it is to go first.
Sam: Its your turn.
Chris: What about the Turk?
Sam: He wasnt armed.
Chris: What do you call the three-foot machete?
However, Chris agrees it is his turn and goes first. They
go after their target with the words "Ill see
you in hell."
The chase ends up outside where Sam jumps on the car of
the bad guys, but is thrown off. Thus ensues the first car
chase. CI5 might have got their man but Special Branch manage
to get in the way. There is obviously hostility between
the two organisations. Chris all but drags one of he officers
out of their car and is only stopped from exploding by the
arrival of Malone.
In Special branches offices Malone wants to know what the
hells going on. He doesnt get much joy, but
warns the other organisation to stay out of CI5s way.
They leave with Chris making a smart remark and handing
Rogers a hankie for his bloody nose. Super Intendent Leonard
is not a happy man.
Back at CI5 HQ they discuss the picture. Curtis and Keel
think its an exploding truck.
CI5 have traced the car to a woman staying at one of the
large hotels. Chris, Sam and Backup head down there to see
if they can head her off. Shes checked out, but the
car she used is still in the car park. All three head down
there and Chris immediately leaps in with both feet, at
which point Backup points out its probably booby trapped.
Sam helps Chris not to sit down while Backup calls the office.
There is a bomb, and they have no idea how it will be set
off. Backup investigates the suspension while Sam tried
to prevent Chris from setting the bomb off. Eventually Chris
breaks and sits down; its not a trembler. However,
a timer can be heard ticking. Sam holds Backups belt
so she can look under the seat where she finds the bomb.
She asks Chris what colour underwear hes wearing;
he says white so she says shell cut the white wire
first. Of course Backup is successful, but when she brings
out the timer all the wires are white.
At CI5 HQ they have two clues. A piece of shrapnel called
popcorn, habitually used in bombs, and a business card for
Lyles Catering. Curtis and Keel are sent to check
out the caterers.
At the caterers CI5 run into Special Branch again. They
are told to leave or be charged with hindering the police.
The caterers to top security events and Special Branch are
checking out the staff.
Malone is at a shooting range with an old CIA friend, Frank.
The only thing Frank can tell Malone is that there is a
bang man in town, a bomber. Frank has no more idea whats
going on that Malone does. Harry shows Frank the picture
and he recognises it for what it is, a table.
Malone talks to the Minister again, but she says she cannot
help him. CI5 is not privy to all matters and if he does
not already know he is not supposed to know. She tells him
she would give him the information if she could.
Sam and Chris have gone back to Chris apartment.
Its a complete tip and Sam accuses Chris of being
a slob. He quips back that his housekeeper died. They talk
and Chris wonders if they arent just hired thugs for
the government, Sam would rather see them as "bastions
of freedom and justice". Chris goes to get some sleep,
putting his gun under his pillow as he does so.
The minister is having a meeting with the Super Intendent
from Special Branch. She wants to know why Malone hasnt
been told about the meeting. He tells her its because
the fewer people who know the tighter the security.
Back at Chris apartment Sam comments on the view
of the cemetery from the window. He then finds the picture
on Chris table and asks who the woman is. He is surprised
to find out it's Chris wife. Sam didnt know
Chris had been married. He leaves Chris to go to sleep and
them manages to put a CD on really loud. Its a classical
CD and when he manages to turn it off his comment if "Maybe
not all slob."
Chris is dreaming. Hes getting married and everyone
is happy. Then shots ring out and he is left holding the
bloody body of his wife.
When he wakes up Sam is there. He asks if Chris wants to
talk about it, but Keel doesnt. Chris asked for one
hour, Sam gave him three, and they decide to go after the
hair salon lead. The woman made a call to a salon which
was definitely not in an area in line with her image.
At the hairdressers we see the electronic lock pick for
the first time as Chris uses it to break in. Chris sits
in a chair and jokingly asks for a bubble cut. Sam says
CI5 had an agent like that once, he saw a picture in the
files. They search the salon and find more popcorn.
Back at the office theyre waiting for anything to
go on. They know something is going to happen but they have
The caterers are getting ready to leave and we see them
climb into their van, bad guy in tow.
Malone rings the Minister but she has just left the office.
Her secretary tells him she has a lunch appointment.
At the lunch the bad guy brings along the coffee pot bomb.
He is checked out by special branch - they even check the
coffee pot and find nothing.
Malone instigates a plan by calling Rogers and telling
him that Special Branchs operation has been compromised.
Rogers goes running to Leonard with CI5 in hot pursuit.
They follow Rogers to the Gatwick area, Keel and Curtis
on his tail, Backup and Malone in the van with the computers.
The conference guests are sitting down to begin.
Keel and Curtis loose Rogers at grid reference B42, H21
The conference is to set forth agreements to make sure
nuclear weapons never end up in the wrong hands.
Using the computer Backup finds the house they are looking
for: Wolston House, which has a chair donated by Roosevelt
- complete with eagle crest. The house is at grid reference
Malone knows bombers like to watch their work and he's
right - they are on high ground watching through binoculars.
The conference breaks for coffee and as Sam and Chris charge
in the bomb is armed.
Backup and Spencer take out the terrorists on the hillside.
Chris and Sam push the bomb and bomber through the French
windows where it explodes.
On the hill the terrorists think theyre won because
the bomb went off. Only when Malone gets a phone call do
they find out they have lost. Chris and Sam come out with
some very corny lines about having to fire the help.
In the office the gang have a little celebration
and Malone tells them to go home. As they leave Malone pulls
a picture of Cowley from a file and pins it to his notice
board before saluting to it.