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RELIC HUNTER

EYES OF TOKLAMANEE


EPISODE NO. 36
Season 2, episode 14
Series 214
1st release: 02/05/01
2nd release:
Production number: 213
Approximate shooting dates:
Last update: 04-07-01


REGULAR CAST, GUEST CAST & CREDITS
TV GUIDE PROMO
PRESS RELEASE
COMMENTARY by Beboman


REGULAR CAST
Tia Carrere (Dr. Sydney Fox)
Christien Anholt (Nigel Bailey)
Lindy Booth (Claudia)

GUEST CAST
Ryan Rajendra Black (Adam Grant, graduate student)
Kate Trotter (Betty Ramer, archaeologist)
Michael Rhoades (Homeless Man)
Beau Starr (Moore)
Tim Hill (Shaman)
James Bulliard (Dan Bernstein)
Philip Craig (Councilman)
Plato Fountidakis (SWAT Guard #1)
Barry Minshull (French Explorer #1)

CREDITS
Written by Larry Mollin
Directed by John Bell

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




TV GUIDE PROMO

One of Sydney's graduate students discovers a lead on the whereabouts of a legendary artifact. ClickTV

A graduate student turns up a lead to finding the most highly prized of American Indian artifacts. ExciteTV


PRESS RELEASE

Adam Grant, one of Sydney's graduate students, unearths a lead on the legendary Eyes of Toklamanee, the never found but most famous of all Native American artifacts. Adam's research takes him and Syd to St. Louis, Missouri, and to the construction site of the city's newest subway line. With a renowned archeologist on the project's staff to verify that construction won't destroy anything of historical significance, it looks like the lead is a dead end - or is it?



COMMENTARY

This commentary is by Beboman.

Well, Sydney gets into another mess and once again, she comes out triumphant. This time around, however, she lBut it has Sammo HUngeft Nigel and Claudia behind. Indirectly, I was hoping this episode would be a Sydney-light episode and it would give us a little more dabbling in the relationship between Nigel and Claudia. I, for one, would like to see more of their interaction without Sydney.

We got a short glimpse at it in "M.I.A.", just enough to wet our taste. Now we need more. (At least I do)

So with that said, I'll move along. It was interesting that the student taught the teacher and the teacher revived the energy of the mentor. Good change of events. Sydney was guided down a path by the desires of a young student whose enthusiasm motivated Sydney. She, at the same time, motivated a dormant and aging archeologist.

What was also interesting was that both the student and the mentor used the same tactics to get their instructors or teachers involved in a project that otherwise would have been considered a lost cause.

What I found totally unbelievable was that this homeless person was able to navigate through those tunnels, locate an important archeological find that was believed to be totally non-existent and no one else was able to do that. Come on guys, give us some more credibility, especially when the government is concerned.

If we were led to believe that there was some kind of government cover-up, I could buy that, but why use a homeless person and not one of the people involved in the project to begin with. That would have made the whole find a bit more credible. Well, that is my two cents on this matter.

I still do enjoy Sydney's approach to everything. It is a straight forward, no nonsense approach and I truly enjoy that.

The acting by Tia was just as always; excellent. I really did enjoy the moment both Sydney and the older female archeologist recognized each other. It was interesting how the past realized the strength of the present and how the present felt enlightened by the teachings of the past. (Gee, I'm getting a bit philosophical here. )

All in all, an enjoyable episode; not one of the best, but enjoyable any way.




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