Adventure Inc - Episode 21 - Point of No Return


Overview: In their attempt to retrieve the historical 'Crucible of Geber', the Adventure Inc. crew is double-crossed by a beautiful Arabian woman and end up stranded on the Vast Explorer.


Synopsis by Tribune 2003

Judson Cross, Mackenzie Previn, and Gabriel Patterson break into an arms dealer's compound to retrieve the 'Crucible of Geber', an elongated oval shaped bowl with Arabic writing around the rim, and return it to the University Museum in Sarajevo. While Judson and Mackenzie are getting the crucible, Gabriel overhears an argument and sees a beautiful woman being dragged around and yelled at by Zarich (Jean Christopher Lebert), the arms dealer, and his counterpart, Jerzik (Jerzy Rogulski), Gabriel stops them and rescues the woman, and brings her back to the ship to safety.

Back on the ship, Ana (Alexandra Staden), the woman Gabriel had rescued, coaxes Judson and Gabriel into letting her come along to escape her country and find freedom. However, Ana double-crosses the crew and steals Gabriel's keys while pretending to hug and kiss him. She locks Gabriel in a room and destroys the ship's engine, pulling out wires and shattering the satellite. She reaches for the crucible, but Judson catches her in time. Ana grabs a gun and accidentally shoots Judson while he wrestles with her to get the gun out of her hand. Then she takes off in the Zodiak speedboat with the crucible.

The Adventure Inc. crew is in a bad predicament: Judson is shot, and they are two hours away from the nearest hospital. To make matters worse, the ship's motor will not start. Judson feels the bullet moving around in his side with every rock of the boat. Afraid of what the bullet may do if left inside him, he tells Mackenzie to remove it. Hesitant at first, Mackenzie finally agrees to remove the bullet, even though she is not a doctor and there is no anesthetic. Just as Mackenzie is about to pull out the bullet, they smell a fire in the deck below. Gabriel rushes to put out the fire and Mackenzie successfully removes the bullet from Judson's side.

After hours of hard work, Gabriel finally gets the motor to start. Instead of wanting to go to a doctor, however, Judson wants to return to Arabia to take back the crucible from Ana before she sells it. Mackenzie and Gabriel reluctantly adhere to his request.

As Judson predicted, Ana meets with a man named Amir Mabsut (Regis Ivanov) to sell him the crucible. However, Amir had alerted Zarich and his mercenaries, and they are all standing there waiting to take the crucible and kill her. Judson, Mackenzie, and Gabriel arrive just in time to take back the crucible and lock the thieves in a room.

Unfortunately, Zarich and his men catch up with the crew as they are about to escape with the crucible. While Zarich and Judson are fighting, Ana shoots and kills Zarich. Ana sheepishly admits to the stunned crew that she owes it to Judson.

They decide to let Ana come along on the ship, but they lock her in the guest cabin until they turn her over to the authorities in Italy. Despite all the hardships endured along the way, the Adventure Inc. crew completes another mission successfully.


END OF EPISODE


CAST PRODUCTION
JUDSON CROSS MICHAEL BIEHN
MACKENZIE PREVIN KAREN CLICHE
GABRIEL PATTERSON JESSE NILSSON
ANA ALEXANDRA STADEN
VICTOR ZARICH JEAN CHRISTOPHER LEBERT
AMIR MABSUT REGIS IVANOV
JERZIK JERZY ROGULSKI
   
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS GALE ANNE HURD
  JAY FIRESTONE
  ADAM HAIGHT
PRODUCER WENDY GREAN
SUPERVISING PRODUCERS TONY THATCHER
  KAREN WOOKEY
WRITTEN BY GILLIAN HORVATH
DIRECTED BY PAOLO BARZMAN

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