Early Edition

Season 2 Episode 12

Romancing the Throne

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Aired Saturday 9:00 PM Jan 17, 1998 on CBS
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Romancing the Throne
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Gary must deal with a stowaway princess who hid in his backseat.

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  • "Early Edition" meets "Roman Holiday"

    8.5
    "Romancing the Throne" is the epitome of the series. Gary obeys the paper though his friend Chuck doesn't understand why and is drawn into a complicated situation somewhat against his will when the princess stows away in his car's backseat. As usual, he has to engage in double-speak to avoid explaining how he has foreknowledge of events.



    What is interesting about this episode is that it is most certainly an homage to "Roman Holiday." The episode's premise matches the movie's princess-who-is-sick-of-being-a-princess storyline, her handlers cover for her absence by pretending she is ill, and the princess of Morania has a very Audrey Hepburn-esque accent. The episode even reenacts the press conference from the end of the movie--her ending speech is almost verbatim from the movie.moreless
  • The princess of Morania visits Chicago. She is tired of her responsibilities and hides out in Gary's van. They spend the next day together but she eventually returns to her duties & responsibilities, although she learns something from the experience.moreless

    10
    This is a wonderful episode - straight out of a storybook! I'm sure royalty truly does become tired of the responsibilities and wish for a normal life. Gary, as always, behaves like a perfect gentleman while escorting the princess and continuing to rescue people as directed by the paper. Even the princess participates in saving 2 lives. I really didn't want to write a review, but it won't allow me to add the missing episode summary without adding a review. What a waste of 100 words - sorry! Why can't I add a missing summary without writing a new review?moreless
Hayley DuMond

Hayley DuMond

Princess Sibella of Morenia/Lowie

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Paxton Whitehead

Paxton Whitehead

Vesti

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Nancy Fish

Nancy Fish

Antonia, Lady In Waiting

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