by Phil Ford
In a remote diner in Phoenix, Arizona, Spectrum flight engineer Xander Story makes contact with two Mysteron Agents. Story agrees to destroy Spectrum’s Skybase in return for the alien’s promise that they will halt their war on mankind - and also accepts the large suitcase of money they give him. Story is about to leave when Captain Scarlet bursts in; a gunfight ensues, but quickly ends when Captain Scarlet is shot and killed. Knowing that his body will soon return to life, the Mysterons tie Scarlet to a pillar, hijack a petro-chemical truck, and drive the vehicle into the diner, completely destroying the premises in a massive explosion. Searching for Scarlet, Captain Blue finds Scarlet's badly devastated body and takes it back to Skybase. However, Doctor Gold finds that Scarlet’s injuries are too severe, and with no sign of the retrometabolisation process taking place, he is forced to pronounce the agent dead. While Destiny and Blue grieve for their lost friend, Story arrives on board Skybase, with a bomb secreted in his engineering case. Back in sickbay, Scarlet regains consciousness, only to find that no one can see of hear him, and that he has somehow become intangible – it looks like Scarlet has become a ghost…
Wayne Forester (Captain Scarlet), Robbie Stevens (Captain Blue / Black Suit), Mike Hayley (Colonel White), Jules de Jongh (Lieutenant Green / Harmony Angel / PA Voice), Nigel Plaskitt (Doctor Gold / Trucker / Stormtrooper), Emma Tate (Destiny Angel), Jeremy Hitchen (Xander Story)
Directed by Mark Woollard
Executive Producer Gerry Anderson
26th April, 2005 - shown in two parts within 'Ministry of Mayhem'
*Featuring Captain Scarlet, Captain Blue, Colonel White, Lieutenant Green, Destiny Angel, Harmony Angel and Doctor Gold