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"You obey me immediately. I like that. Is there anything more gratifying than obedience from a beautiful woman?"

Throughout the episode, Beresford has performed charm, urbanity and respect. Emma has been able to make a choice. Here he destroys her ability to choose, and by making such a blanket rhetorical statement he implies that his wishes are the wishes of all men. But the audience knows that they’re not - Steed is the polar opposite, a man who does not insist on blind obedience or coercion from her. 

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