Adventure Inc - Episode 19 - The Last Crusader of San Giovanni
Overview: Judson, Mackenzie, and Gabriel set out to find the Sacred Chalice and the Treasure of Cavaliere Piamonte, but soon find that certain locals have other plans for them.
Synopsis by Tribune 2003
Mackenzie and Gabriel are at a cafe in the small town of San Giovanni, Italy, when an old friend literally 'drops in' as he is catapulted off his motorcycle and falls into the lap of a beautiful woman, after being pursued by two unknown men. Mac and Gabriel fight off their friend's pursuers until they flee as the police arrive. When Judson joins the group, Mac explains to him that their friend, John Worth (Christien Anholt), had heard that the team was in town, and wanted to help find the treasure. Gabriel and John then head to the church to start their research while Judson and Mac go to the police station to speak to the Chief of Police, Jan Valetta (Francois Guetary), at the request of the other two policemen.
John and Gabriel are flipping through books when the beautiful woman, Angelica (Julia Faure), that had cushioned John's fall at the cafe walks into the church. Enamored by her presence, John walks over to Angelica and strikes up conversation. Shortly after, Judson and Mac are heading back to the church when they meet one of San Giovanni's wealthiest, Don Nicosia (Michel Albertini). An older, but intimidating gentleman, Don welcomes the team to the city, but makes his feelings clear to Judson and Mac that anything they find in San Giovanni, should stay in the city.
Later that day, the team makes a trip to the San Giovanni cemetery in hopes that an old tomb will hold a clue to the final location of the treasure. While John is enjoying a romantic outing with Angelica, Judson, Mac, and Gabriel are attacked, and the tomb is destroyed before any of them have a chance to inspect it. However, the group is later able to take pictures and reassemble the image of the demolished tomb with one of Gabriel's computer programs, leading them to believe that the treasure is buried under Don Nicosia's house.
Following the attack, the Adventure Inc. team is warned by Valetta to leave San Giovanni to avoid any more destruction. When Valetta finds that the team has ignored his warning, he reveals that he will stop at nothing to ensure that the treasure is never found, thus carrying out a legacy passed down from generations of San Giovanni police, to guard the ancient treasure, ensuring that it remains a secret forevermore.
Meanwhile, after John's romantic rendezvous the previous night, he leaves Angelica's house to join Judson, Mac and Gabe, but finds himself right back where he started, at Don Nicosia's villa, as the team scouts out Nicosia's property for the treasure. While there, John realizes that Angelica is Don's daughter, and to his great misfortune, is caught and taken to the last person he wants to see, Don Nicosia. Judson, Mac and Gabriel return to Nicosia's villa with plans to rescue John by making Don an offer he can't refuse. The team manages to find John with Angelica and a now furious Don who knows of Angelica and John's romance. However, Don is quickly appeased when he learns of the treasure under his house, and even agrees to relinquish it to the church after it is found.
Just as Judson uncovers the treasure, the group is suddenly taken over by Valetta and his gang, with exception of Judson, who hides. Mac, Gabriel, Angelica, Don, and his bodyguard are all tied up as Valetta prepares to wire an explosive that will destroy all of them. Judson manages to take out the rest of Valetta's team and then sets out to rescue the group. In a struggle, Valetta reaches out and starts the timer on the bomb. As Judson continues fighting with Valetta, Mac and Gabriel frantically try to disarm the bomb, finally by throwing it into Don's fish tank. On its last second, the bomb stops, just as Judson knocks Valetta out. The group all breathes a huge sigh of relief. The next day, the Adventure Inc. team gives the treasure to the church and sails away, after good-byes with John and Angelica.
END OF EPISODE
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