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Episode Studies by Clayton Barr

Sapphire & Steel: The Railway Station (Part 7) Sapphire & Steel
Assignment Two
"The Railway Station" Part 7
TV episode
Writer: P.J. Hammond
Directed by: David Foster and Shaun O'Riordan
Original air date: November 6, 1979


Steel formulates a deal to make with the darkness.


Read the episode summary at the Sci Fi Freak Site or Watch it at Shout Factory


Characters appearing or mentioned in this episode



Pvt. Sam Pearce (spirit form)

spirit soldiers


Eleanor (mentioned only)

George Tully

Nelson (Tully's cat, mentioned only)

fighter pilot (unnamed, spirit form)


Didja Notice?


At 10:59 on the DVD, an advertising sign for Glaxo, "The Food that Builds Bonnie Babies", is seen. Glaxo was a real world manufacturer of baby foods in Britain through most of the 20th Century. It merged with SmithKline Beecham in 2000 to form GlaxoSmithKline.


At 11:37 on the DVD, Steel gives Sapphire a kiss on the cheek while they discuss the 12 days they've lost at the railway station. Why does he do that? Is there an unspoken romantic relationship between the two? In "The Creature's Revenge" storyline, Sapphire seems quite flirtatious with Silver and Steel seems to be slightly jealous of it.


Tully tells Steel he has a cat named Nelson, "he's only got one eye, you see." This implies the cat is named for the British Admiral Horatio Nelson (1758-1805), who lost sight in one eye when he was injured in battle in Corsica during the Napoleonic Wars.


Memorable Dialog


I want to make a deal with the darkness.mp3


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