When Lord Yaxley — also known as Bertie Wooster — and his inimitable valet Jeeves stumble upon a THRUSH plot, Napoleon Solo and Illya Kuryakin are sent in to pull them out of trouble. Things don’t work out according to plan. They never really do, do they?
This week’s background.
The Man from U.N.C.L.E.
Since a few of you are peering at the end of Girls of Nazarone….
Word of warning, nobody should read this story without a sense of doom. Susan’s writing is as intricate and heartwrenching as her art. And well worthwhile.
The Man from UNCLE, Season 2: The Tigers are Coming Affair
In which Napoleon poses as a reporter with a ridiculous ascot, Illya wears a white shirt that gets wet and is left unbuttoned a lot, Illya gets bound near a stock-footage tiger, and Napoleon proves to be less than graceful in exiting a speedboat.
Napoleon: He [Illya, disguised as a hairdresser] might be a hair-curling Casanova, trying to embroil her in some sort of romance.
(Later, Napoleon Solo would remember this moment in the middle of the Deadly Toys Affair as the first time he realized that the heart-throb/wingman roles might not be as he had assumed.)
I need more Classic Who and Man from UNCLE on my dash. Guys, help finding new blogs, please?
"You stabbed me in the thigh and planned to sell me for a camel; I don’t have to like you." just doesn’t have the same sting.
Illya’s quite hormonally devastating too, isn’t he? All dirty and chewing a cigarillo? While he banters with Napoleon over some light bondage? Do you know, I’m almost ashamed to admit it but the light bondage may have been part of the appeal.
(Do you see what I did there? Implying that any attraction to Illya based on bondage was in the past? Cos that may not be entirely true.)