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Episode Studies by Clayton Barr

Sapphire & Steel: The Trap (Part 3) Sapphire & Steel
Assignment Six
"The Trap" Part 3
TV episode
Written by: P.J. Hammond
Directed by: David Foster
Original air date: August 26, 1982


Sapphire and Steel begin to suspect a sinister new angle to their time predicament.


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


Characters appearing or mentioned in this episode



cafe man

cafe woman



Johnny Jack

old man


Didja Notice?


Twin Peaks note: Johnny Jack is a vagrant type who first appears as a dark shadow, not far removed from the look of a "woodsman" from Twin Peaks.
Johnny Jack shadow a woodsman from Twin Peaks
Johnny Jack A woodsman from Twin Peaks


When Johnny Jack looks at the woman in the cafe and asks if she's got a kiss for him, a shadow seems to pass onto him, lessening the light on his face. Why? What was it?


Johnny Jack seems to refer to the area as Long Tall, "by the service station". I am not aware of an area in the UK known as Long Tall.


At 16:44 on the DVD, an advertising sign for Coca-Cola with the slogan "Coke Adds Life to..." is seen in the cafe. This was a real world advertising slogan for Coke used from 1976-1979.


What is Sapphire doing at 20:04 on the DVD? She has her arms crossed with hands on her shoulders and she is looking up at the ceiling of the garage. Is she communicating with her home dimension?



Memorable Dialog


got a kiss for Johnny Jack?.mp3

a long day.mp3

they're like us.mp3 


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