by Rod Beacham
The Scorpio crew intercept a message from Servalan to Cancer, an infamous assassin of high renown, which mentions ‘five subjects’. Guessing this refers to them, they travel to the planet Domo, the rendezvous mentioned in the message. Domo specialises in slave-trading, and so Avon allows himself to be captured so that he can get close to Servalan; however, he loses his teleport bracelet. He meets an old slave named Neebrox, who tells him that Servalan recently bought a slave and took them to a mysterious black ship, which then departed. Avon is sold to Servalan, but Neebrox helps him to regain his bracelet, and the two of them teleport back to Scorpio. The crew pursue the black ship, and when they teleport across to it, they overpower a black-clad man they take to be Cancer, and rescue a frightened girl called Piri, who claims that Servalan bought her for Cancer’s pleasure. Cancer is locked up, and Avon awaits the arrival of Servalan. But Cancer escapes, Neebrox is found dead, and Avon is drugged. He awakes to discover that he his being held by Piri, who is in reality Cancer. She prepares to kill him with her trademark - a deadly spider. But Soolin has worked out Cancer’s identity, and she arrives in time to knock the spider at Cancer, killing the assassin with by its lethal bite.
Paul Darrow (Kerr Avon), Michael Keating (Vila Restal), Jan Chappell (Cally), Josette Simon (Dayna Mellanby), Steven Pacey (Del Tarrant), Glynis Barber (Soolin), Peter Tuddenham (Zen / Orac), Jacqueline Pearce (Servalan), Betty Marsden (Verlis), Richard Hurdall (Nebrox), Carloine Holdaway (Piri), John Wyman (Cancer), Peter Attard (Benos), Adam Blackwood (Tok), Mark Barratt (Servalan’s Captain)
Directed by David Sullivan Proudfoot and Vere Lorrimer [Uncredited]
Produced by David Maloney
9th November 1981 @ 7.20 pm - 8.10 pm
*Featuring Kerr Avon, Vila Restal, Dayna Mellanby, Del Tarrant, Soolin, Orac and Slave