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~ CBS Radio Mystery Theater, The Lady Was a Tiger, Act 3, Scenes 1-4 — True Colors ~
Is Carol a femme fatale, or is she actually Larry’s best friend? Is she the rattler that only pretends to give him fair warning, or is she really on his side? Is she with the Americans or the Russians? It’s time for Carol to show her true colors.
Nothing but the truth
Dr. Rozanski is determined to get the truth out of Larry about where the note is hidden. As in all good spy stories, once Rozanski has Larry cornered, he takes great pleasure in explaining the significance of the note to the Russian government. This knowledge raises the stakes for Larry — he absolutely has to live through this and get the note to his own government.
Moment of truth
When circumstances spin out of control, the Russian spies decide to give up on the note and silence Larry instead. It’s time for Carol to show her true colors — to reveal which side she is really on.
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So did you have Carol figured right? What led you to trust or mistrust her earlier in the story? At what point did you decide she was probably not a traitor to her country?
And Larry, he’s quite a suspicious fellow, isn’t he? — Carol’s job would have been much easier if Larry had been more trusting and naïve, swayed by her feminine charm. I guess Larry had watched enough 007 movies to know that a sexy woman who flirts with him could be a deadly ‘femme fatale’.
Could you tell that Larry was being sarcastic when he finished Carol’s story about being a double agent who was really on the American side? Carol could tell. How did she pick up on his sarcasm? Please leave a comment below.
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