Season 3 - originally broadcast
September 25, 1967
Writers: Mort Fine & David Friedkin:
Director: Earl Bellamy
An attractive but low-priority foreign embassy clerk in Greece becomes a pawn in a deadly game of espionage.
Michael Rennie (Hamilton), Janet MacLachlan (Laya), Keith Andes (Troy), Marino Mase (Miklos)
Michael Rennie, Janet MacLaclan
Synopsis: Scotty must get information from a girl, but falls in love with her instead.
Highlights/Comments: Beautiful direction. Great use of Athens scenery and Greek architecture
Fight with no sound effects - only clarinetmusic
Kelly's sardonic He had a problem that doesn't bother a lot of us - scruples.
Laya's reaction to the food Octopus tastes likes hippopotamus.
Tandem dancing sequence
Scotty returning to their room after first date with Laya - dancing and humming rhythmically. And Kelly's response How are you? Are you here, or where are you?
The `did you have a nightmare' sequence
Kelly's flag-waving taxpayer bit.
Read comments by composer EARLE HAGEN on his Emmy Award winning score for LAYA.
"My favorite score was an I SPY score, "Laya." I think it was because it involved a strong love story. I had a good theme for it which I turned into a song for the tag called, "Voice In The Wind." That along with a mix of underscoring and some technical tricks added up what I consider a really good job. Aside from the fact that I believe it was a sensitive score, I believe it did what it was supposed to do; it heightened the emotional stakes. You can read about it as well as a lot about I SPY in my new book."