Ivor Jones is put on trial at the Central Criminal Court at
the Old Bailey in London. The Old Bailey is the actual
central criminal court in London, named for the street on
which it is located.
Jones is said to have been pot-holing with his uncle when
the murder/accident occurred that killed his uncle.
"Potholing" is a term used in Britain and Ireland for
In panel 4 of page 1 of the story, one of Jones' guards on
the drive back to the prison from the court tells the driver
to take the back way because traffic will be terrible on
Holborn. Holborn is one of the streets near the Old Bailey.
In panel 5 of page 2 of the story, one of the officers calls in the
escape car as speeding off down Goswell Road. This is an
actual road in London, not far from the Old Bailey.
On page 2 of the story, Foster states that Jones' encounter
with the Green-faced Ghost occurred under the Tafflyn Hills.
I've been unable to confirm the existence of said hills.
Also on page 2, Foster remarks that if Jones is telling the
truth about the ghost, he may soon wish he were back safe
and sound at Wormwood Scrubs. This is a reference to
HM Prison Wormwood Scrubs in London.
On page 6 of the story, Foster remarks on the fact that he
knows the aliens are capable of adapting to living under the
water. This was evidenced in past stories such as
"The Sound of Silence",
"Reflections in the
Water", "Waters of Fear",
and "Terror in the Tank".
In the last panel of the story, Foster thinks on how Ivor
and his uncle won't be able to remember anything after their
SHADO treatment. He is, of course, referring to the
application of SHADO's amnesia drug to make them forget
about the alien activity they were exposed to.
At the end of the story, Foster seems to think the aliens
will still be alive inside the collapsed cave, waiting for
the SHADO mop-up. Did the aliens survive the collapse? And
even if they did, won't they just commit suicide by bomb or
other method when they see they are about to be taken into
SHADO custody, as they have done in the past?
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