Adventure Inc - Episode 12 - The Angel of St. Edmunds
Overview: Adventure Inc. is recruited by St. Edmunds Abbey to retrieve a stolen gold and jeweled angel that is believed to carry protective powers.
Synopsis by Tribune 2003
Judson, Mackenzie and Gabriel are suspended by ropes in a musty well looking for a cavern that hopefully holds 'The Angel of St. Edmunds', which is a gold and jeweled relic from the tomb of St. Edmunds that supposedly carries protective powers. Finding a loose brick, they break through the wall of the well and enter a hidden cavern. When the dust settles, they realize that they have found the remains of St. Edmunds and the angel--only it is made from iron, not gold. They return the remains and the iron angel to Abbot Bernard (Graham Padden) at St. Edmunds Abbey.
In the office of a casino called 'Club Wyle' sits the real Angel of St. Edmunds. Mike Reed (Noel Clarke), who has stolen casino money, gets a beating from casino-owner Lucy Wyle's (Jessica Brooks) bouncer, Rohan (Jay Kilby). The beating is put on hold when a young Byron Haycroft (Blake Ritson) interrupts. He owes Lucy money as well.
While doing computer research on the case, an unknown contact instant messages Gabriel saying he knows where to find the angel. They decide to meet. At the meeting spot, they fight off two men who attack their contact, Brother John (Christien Anhotl). When they return to the crew quarters, Brother John hacks into the Vatican Library and finds that a man also named Byron Haycroft who is an ancestor of the young Byron Haycroft, donated 3,000 pounds to the church in 1567; this sparks a red flag. The 'donation' must have been a payoff for whoever stole the original angel and replaced it with the iron one.
The Adventure Inc. team finds young Haycroft and offers him a million dollars for the Angel. Haycroft tells them he doesn't have it, but he may know someone who can help. He must contact them later. They unsuspectingly follow Haycroft to Club Wyle.
Unnoticed, Cedric Paul (Paul Danan), once London's top gangland enforcer, spies on them. Haycroft tries to talk Lucy into giving him the angel back, so he can sell it and repay his debts. Lucy refuses. As the Adventure Inc. team and Brother John are waiting for Haycroft, two men in black suits enter the club and open fire on the crowd. Everyone takes shelter. Gabriel jumps to protect Lucy -- there is chemistry between the two. When they figure out that Lucy has the angel, they decide to use Gabriel to get it.
Returning to the club that night, Gabriel distracts Lucy and they retreat to her private quarters, where they spend the night. Meanwhile, Mackenzie and Judson find Lucy's hidden safe, break the code and remove the angel. In the morning, Lucy has already realized that the angel is gone and holds Gabriel for ransom.
The crew carefully approaches an old warehouse where they will exchange the angel for Gabriel. Cedric and Rohan, who have conspired against Lucy, sit in their car, waiting to make their move. Inside the warehouse, Mackenzie and Judson approach Lucy and Gabriel slowly and put the bag with the angel on the ground. Two thugs frisk Mackenzie and Judson and take the bag to Lucy. Just then, Cedric and Rohan break down the doors and open fire. A struggle and chase ensues, ending with Judson saving Lucy and the angel from the two men.
The real angel is finally returned to its rightful owners, St. Edmunds Abbey. The crew questions its magical powers of protection, just as a heavy light stand comes crashing down, narrowly missing a photographer.
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