Sunday, 13 October 2013

Avon-Blake-Travis: The Love Triangle of Season One

Seek-Locate-Destroy is episode 6 of Blakes 7, and it introduces the characters of Travis and Servalan. But first it's time for some more not nearly enough pictures of Avon.

Here Avon is wearing a coat and working with computers, as Blake looks on admiringly with his gun out.

This picture is from the scene where Blake realises they have left Cally behind on the planet. He is worried about her and wants to go back. Avon is harsh with Blake and says
"If you turn this ship round, you will kill all of us."
But you can see in his eyes that he is worried too.

Avon takes off his coat to show off his new fabulous costume. Also he is back on the Liberator so doesn't need to wear his coat any more.

Who could possibly try to come between these two?

Enter Travis.

Space Commander Travis, played by Stephen Grief in season one, is obsessed with Blake.

Here he is looking through his collection of pictures of Blake, a bit like I sometimes do with my collection of pictures of Paul Darrow.

Travis tells Supreme Commander Servalan the story of how he once caught Blake but got shot by him and lost his arm and part of his face which is why he has to wear an eyepatch.

Cleverly, at the same time as Travis tells the story to Servalan, Blake is also telling the same story - from his point of view - to his friends on the Liberator.

Servalan sets Travis to catch Blake, which is what he wants to do more than anything else.

Then at the end of the episode Blake defeats Travis and tells him
"You don't matter enough to kill, Travis."
Leaving Travis behind to swear revenge on Blake.

"I'll find you. You can't hide from me. I am your death."

(He's talking to Blake even though Blake isn't there any more. I think Travis may be a bit nutty.)

So can poor, lovesick Travis really take Blake away from his best friend Avon?

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