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RELIC HUNTER

SET IN STONE


EPISODE NO. 43
Season 2, episode 21
Series 221
1st release: 05/14/01
2nd release:
Production number: 221
Approximate shooting dates:
Last update: 06-06-01


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
Joe Sheridan (Oswin)
Bruce Myers (Theodoric)
Oliver Haden (Emil Vasay)
Lionel Vitrant (Istvan)
George Birt (The Abbot)

CREDITS
Written by David Wolkove
Directed by Paulo Barzman

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




TV GUIDE PROMO

At a remote Hungarian monastery, Nigel and Sydney learn that the magical sword of St. Gabriel was no legend -- and neither was the demon it slew. ClickTV


PRESS RELEASE

Since childhood, Nigel had been enchanted by the stories that his father told to him of St. Gabriel. So, he finally makes contact with a Hungarian monk who could help him prove that the virtuous knight and his magical sword once existed. But, when Nigel and Sydney arrive at the remote monastery, the Abbot denies any knowledge of Nigel's contact, and they suspect foul play. However, they soon discover that this centuries-old monastic order is hiding a horrible secret about the legendary demon Belial.



COMMENTARY

This commentary is by Beboman.

This is another episode that gives us a bit more insight into Nigel's family and his background. It is interesting to see him talk about his father and about the legend that his father told him regarding the sword of St. Gabriel. I found the legend interesting; even more interesting when they discovered the demon within the legend.

In this episode, we see that the enemy within again takes Sydney, while she fights the outside forces trying to stop her from obtaining her goal. Once again, Sydney is led down the path of success to at the end, facing possible failure because she is too focused on obtaining the relic she set out to get.

This new trait in Sydney is very disturbing because, up to this point, Sydney has been very intuitive. That is one of the qualities that makes her a great and renowned relic hunter. So, my question at this point is, if Sydney continues on this path, will she get to the point where she will lose all she has worked for and maybe her life as well as Nigel's? Or is she going to wake up and smell the betrayal or the trap?

I do understand that we need to trust those close to us to be able to survive, but Sydney is beginning to trust everyone who seems to be a victim without taking the time to analyze the complete picture. This is not a good trait to develop, especially in her line of work.

Another thing that I found interesting was the fight scenes. Don't get me wrong, I like them, but it seems that they are getting more and better, especially that final sword fight with the demon. That was really good.

I really did enjoy the end, when Sydney turns to Nigel and tells him that his father would have been very proud of him. That was a good touch and a sign that Sydney does care for Nigel and takes Nigel's feelings into account.

I found this script to have a solid, interesting plot, with some good directing and definitely some really good acting, not only by the regular cast, but by the guest cast as well.

This was a very enjoyable and entertaining episode.




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