Returning to UNCLE at the age of fifty held a few unique benefits for the normally reticent Illya Kuryakin. Unlike his long time partner, Napoleon Solo, the Russian had never rushed into romantic liaisons with the women at work; his style was more subdued.

Perhaps life in the fashion world had softened his resolve, and his reticence.

"I am incredibly happy that you returned safely."

When they had met, the pretty brunette told him to come back safe, something that Napoleon hoped was directed at both men.

As Zee lay in Illya's arms, he reckoned it was only for him.