Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased) 1.7 – The Smile Behind the Veil

Last time, I mentioned how pleased I was to recognize a familiar location in an episode of this show. Tonight, Jeff’s been beat up again and the bad guys drive him out to throw him in the river, and before I could say anything, Marie exclaimed “It’s that bridge again!” For they had taken him to the very same bridge that Mrs. Peel had hid underneath in the Avengers story “You Have Just Been Murdered,” and which Tara had run across in the second title sequence of her series. I recognized Alex Scott, the story’s villain, immediately as well, but suddenly it’s not as amusing as spotting locations. I wonder whether there are people blogging about Doom Patrol and The Walking Dead and The Vampire Diaries and Stranger Things and noticing the same hotels and bridges and buildings popping up in each of them. (But they shouldn’t be too iconic. If you stick the Krog Street Tunnel in your TV show and try to tell me it ain’t Atlanta, I’m going to laugh at you.)

Speaking of laughing, our son’s favorite scene came about halfway through. Jeff, who’s recovered from his first attempted drowning (in a river) and is about twenty real-time minutes from his second attempted drowning (in a well), is rifling through the desk drawers of the bad guy’s big country house when he hears someone coming and so he hides in the big closet. It’s the old maid, who’s figured out this guy’s up to no good and is ready to rifle through the desk drawers as well. Then she hears someone coming and hides in the same big closet. This show’s a lot funnier than I was expecting!

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  1. Case in point with Doom Patrol: Flex Mentallo and Dolores are in the town square of Covington, which is where Vampire Diaries films, in the opening moments of episode 13. The scene takes place in 1964, but they neglected to redress the Your Pie pizza place on Washington Street. The first Your Pie – kind of the southeast equivalent of MOD Super Fast Pizza – didn’t open until 2008.

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