The Man from U.N.C.L.E. Affair Conclusion
I’m done with Season One and what a lovely season it was!
To recap here are all 29 episodes with descriptions and links to some more in-depth reviews. The best episodes (in my opinion) are bolded.
The Vulcan Affair: In which Napoleon’s hair is hella weird.
The Iowa-SCUBA Affair: The title makes no sense. The episode follows suit.
The Quadripartite Affair: where it becomes apparent that Illya is the worst flirt in the world. He compares himself to furniture. Because Ladies love furniture.
The Shark Affair: in which Illya gets beaten up by doors and Napoleon gets whipped, but in which no sharks were actually harmed.
The Deadly Games Affair: the plan is Zombie Hitler. The solution is kill it with fire.
The Green Opal Affair: Repeat after me: Illya is the only one allowed undercover ever again.
The Giuoco Piano Affair: where the crazy villains are doin’ it for love.
The Double Affair: in which Napoleon Solo is replaced by a perfect double and nobody notices.
The Project Strigas Affair: where Kirk and Spock are not yet Kirk and Spock
The Finny Foot Affair: aka the one with mini Snake Plissken.
The Neptune Affair: Soviet officer Illya is forced to put the lives of his countrymen in the hands of Napoleon Solo. He is understandably distressed.
The Dove Affair: Spy vs spy, but Napoleon has the advantage because Khan Noonien Singh is afraid of children.
The King of Knaves Affair: As a result of brainwashing, Napoleon isn’t quite as bad at undercover work this time.
The Terbuf Affair: In which being so obviously American is a definite handicap.
The Deadly Decoy Affair: Mr. Waverly has a cunning plan. Napoleon Solo fucks it up.
The Fiddlesticks Affair: The Casino Heist.
The Yellow Scarf Affair: where you realize Napoleon’s thing is personal one-on-one rapport with villains.
The Mad, Mad Tea Party Affair: In which Mr. Waverly is so much of a troll even THRUSH is confused.
The Secret Sceptre Affair: in which Napoleon is completely, brutally wrong. (and Illya should stop going on vacation with his partner.)
The Bow-wow Affair: Illya’s episode. He names a fox “Napoleon” and it literally takes Solo’s role in the plot: causing a huge commotion and leading the bad-guy henchmen (dogs) on a merry chase
because he’s so foxy.
The Four-Steps Affair: Illya metaphorically beats cynicism into a child.
The See-Paris-and-Die Affair: Alternative title: Illya’s terrible, no-good, very bad day.
The Brain-Killer Affair: In which the Section Ones demonstrate why they’re in charge.
The Hong Kong Shilling Affair: where Illya pretends to be a Mongol Lord for reasons that I’m sure were explained but which currently escape me.
The Never-Never Affair: in which the Joker goes after Agent 99.
The Love Affair: Listen up kids: joining a cult is less fun than it sounds.
The Gazebo in the Maze Affair: In which lifelong bondage fans are made.
The Girls of Nazarone Affair: Napoleon learns blond(e)s are dangerous despite being Illya’s partner for almost an entire season by now.
The Odd Man Affair: All the evil cool kids wear sunglasses to a nightclub, but it’s in France so no one notices.