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Despite what the episode summary says, Della does not go to Germany with Perry and Paul. She is in the episode, just not in Berlin. Submitted by Neil Van Zile, 07/07/2014
Sussane Cramer as Gerta is the definition of "chewing the scenery" in this episode. She overacts throughout, but her performance in the climax of the episode is completely over the top, and I find it hard to watch. Submitted by Neil Van Zile, 07/07/2014
+ Her performance in TCO A Place Called Midnight ('64) as Greta Koning - war orphan & protector of the Corps of Engineer Lt. in love with her - was more moving/even touching. Mike Bedard 2.23.15.
East German leader Stromm refers to his country as "the People's Republic": a phrase associated with "Communist China"/the PRC in Nov. 1965. The "Democratic" Republic of EAST Germany & the "Federal" Republic of WEST Germany were Re-Unified in Oct. 1990: the COLD WAR ended on Christmas Day 1991 when Mikhail Gorbachev Disbanded the Soviet Union. Mike Bedard 2.24.15, TCOTFF shown on MeTV.
What were they thinking ?? The writers that is: having earlier navigated the Cold War (ep171) and a European investigation (ep219, albeit w/o an actual trial) someone apparently came up with the (not too) bright idea of putting the concepts together...this time with an actual trial. And so we have the most implausible premise the series would offer: that Perry could not only argue a case in a (hostile) foreign country - of whose courts he would have little if any knowledge - but do so in a language of which he had never spoken even a word. If the IMF had been given this assignment, they would have passed it up !! Head shakingly by Notcom, 061416.