Blakes 7

272 – Blakes 7 – Rumours of Death

Avon is on the path for revenge – or so he thinks.  He’s actually on the path for something very different indeed!

Ben and Eugene discuss Rumours of Death.

4 thoughts on “272 – Blakes 7 – Rumours of Death”

  1. Did the director need to include the visual flashbacks of Anna? Why give the Big Twist away in the first ten minutes? Was anyone really fooled by Anna/Sula’s change in hairdo?

    What of the hinted-at Avon-Cally thing? I’m thinking of Avon telling Anna/Sula “No, there’s no one else” just after Cally runs onto the scene. I predict a frosty atmosphere aboard the Liberator for the next few weeks.

    I enjoyed the Avon and Servalan exchange:
    Avon: Have you murdered your way to the wall of an underground room?
    Servalan: It’s an old wall, Avon. It waits. I hope you don’t die before you reach it.
    Paul Darrow and Jacqueline Pearce milked it for all it was worth.

    So … did Serverlan’s reconstructed chateau come with wall manacles, or were they always there in the basement? Then again, the rebels did come equipped with a dead squirrel, so maybe they came prepared with manacles as well.

    1. I believe Tarrant, with his psychic powers, his the nail on the head: the basement felt like an original part of the house – hence the manacles – a staple of all authentic stately English homes.

  2. A couple thoughts:

    I think Anna Grant being someone Avon had always known is possibly the best choice that Darrow could come up with in “a terribbble aspect”, to make ssense of 1.Avon trrusting Anna at all 2. Anna being an agent who was known to Avon by her actual name.

    Also, recent viewing of a WW2 documentary gave me one real world potential inspiration for Shrinker: Klaus Barbie, a horrific interrogator who was used by the CIA after the war Rather than face trial for his crimes. Perhaps also a bit of potential inspiration for what was discussed on the podcast, where neither side were “the good guys.”

    1. Wow, Klaus Barbie. There’s a name I’ve not heard in years! I’d forgotten him completely. I’d guess the last time I’d heard of him was in the late 70s, early 80s – just about the right time to have influenced thus character.

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