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RELIC HUNTER

DON'T GO INTO THE WOODS


EPISODE NO. 39
Season 2, episode 17
Series 217
1st release: 04/16/01
2nd release:
Production number: 216
Approximate shooting dates:
Last update: 06-06-01


REGULAR CAST, GUEST CAST & CREDITS
TV GUIDE PROMO
PRESS RELEASE
COMMENTARY by Beboman
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REGULAR CAST
Tia Carrere (Dr. Sydney Fox)
Christien Anholt (Nigel Bailey)
Lindy Booth (Claudia)

GUEST CAST
(Crown Princess Natasha)
(Vladimir Bugos)

CREDITS
Written by Elizabeth Baxter
Directed by Ian Toynton

Filmed on location in Toronto, Canada and Paris, France by Fireworks Entertainment Inc. and Gaumont Television.




TV GUIDE PROMO

Despite werewolf rumors, Sydney and Nigel head deep into the Carpathians after the Golden Falcon of Mirabor, last seen when Crown Princess Natasha disappeared 400 years earlier. ClickTV

Vladimir Bugos calls upon Sydney and Nigel to locate the Golden Falcon of Maribor which was last seen the night Crown Princess Natasha disappeared. ExciteTV


PRESS RELEASE

Best-selling author and conspiracy theorist Vladimir Bugos calls upon Sydney and Nigel to locate the Golden Falcon of Maribor, a legendary relic last seen the night its owner, Crown Princess Natasha, disappeared - almost 400 years ago. While not impressed by Bugos' reputation, the twosome are swayed by a map he has discovered, and they head deep into the Carpathian Mountains - despite rumors of werewolves -- to bag the Falcon.



COMMENTARY

This commentary is by Beboman.

This was a good. It had a good mixture of werewolf mystery and relic hunting, mixed in with a town full of guilt. All these ingredients gave Sydney and Nigel a good margin for some interesting adventure.

One thing that has attracted me to this show is Sydney's deductive ability, mixed with Nigel's historic and archeological knowledge. Also, there is this interesting interaction between Nigel and Sydney that has a whole comedy routine feel without being totally off the wall, with Nigel been the comedic tension relief and Sydney being the straight man. There is quite a bit of it in this show without taking away from the mystery and the tension builders of the show.

The elements are all there: a stoic town weighed down with the guilt of their ancestors, the possible presence of werewolves, a relic that needs to be found, and a missing person. Not bad for a walk in a dark forest.

For Sydney to be able to find her friend, she first has to figure out what is the problem with the town. One thing is for sure: Sydney cannot count on the town to help her, not even the town's priest. None of these elements are going to stop Sydney from achieving her goal.

One of the best scenes in this episode was the interaction between Sydney and Nigel once they get a room in Maribor. Both of them are talking at the same time, each one on their own subject, paying very little attention to what the other is saying. That is until something attracts Sydney's attention.

Another good moment was when they finally find the cave, the coach, Sydney's friend, and where the Golden Falcon might have been hidden. That whole interchange with Sydney digging into the skeleton for the key and Nigel's reaction was all just great.

Of course, Sydney once again showed how good she is at deducing things and putting that ability to work.

Sydney and Nigel are able to save their friend, find the relic, and give a town the opportunity to mend from the guilt they had inherited.

I considered this episode to be a solid episode with the right mixture of elements that make for a very enjoyable watching. The acting in this episode again was very good and the script provided an interesting plot with very solid directing.

Once again, this episode accomplished what it set out to do: be entertaining.




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