I just got The Complete Emma Peel Megaset of The Avengers, and it’s pretty killer 17 DVD’s of goodness covering the several-year block of the show in which Diana Rigg played Emma Peel as Steed’s partner.
But when I popped in the first disc, I was confused; Emma and Steed act as though they’re old friends with years of history between them even though it’s the first episode that she appears in. I know that Rigg wasn’t merely replacing Honor Blackman, but that Peel was replacing Cathy Gale as Steed’s partner.
I guess I was expecting some sort of exposition or character introduction, but they just jump right into it. What am I missing?