Relic Hunter

Season 1 Episode 11

Irish Crown Affair

Aired Saturday 1:00 AM Feb 05, 2000 on
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Irish Crown Affair
Event: IRELAND 1000 A.D.

Sydney's former classmate Molly fears the life of an online acquaintance is in danger and begs Sydney to help. Sean Bolger discovered an ancient scroll that could lead to the lost crown of the last King of Ireland, Brian Boru, but Sean has since dropped out of sight. They and Nigel go to Dublin to investigate the O'Donnell clan entrusted with dying King Boru's crown, swore allegiance to the King of England. It turns into a search for the truth, as they uncover a family secret that will rewrite history.moreless

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  • Sydney and Nigel try to help a friend find the long-lost crown of Ireland.

    The show opens up with an exciting scene - showing the Irish King being stabbed and handing the crown to a follower. Soon after, Molly - a friend of Sydney's - asks for help when she thinks her internet friend (Sean) has met with foul play. Sydney and Nigel go to Ireland with Molly to search for Sean - and find him hiding in his own apartment. They are all concerned that their investigation into the lost crown of the last Irish King has encouraged others to interfer. They talk to the descendants of the O'Donnell family - who were supposed to look after the crown all those years ago. While the father is bitter, the son (Garrett) helps them out - especially with Molly by his side. As Nigel and Garrett fight for Molly's affection, Sydney leads them through a crypt where the original O'Donnell clan member was buried. They find additional clues on the skeleton and continue on to the Irish Museum where a statue's head may hold the final clue. As they find the head, Sean (and his help) grab the it and make the Museum curator get the crown out of it. In the meantime, Sydney and her group are tied up - but they escape their bonds in time to stop Sean and his group. This episode is great. The main story is well plotted and the history of early Ireland is well connected with the current times. Mandy Schaffer - who plays Molly - is fantastic as the interested friend/historian/partner and it is easy to understand Nigel's and Garrett's interest in her character. Graeme Millington is also good as Garrett - although some scenes with Molly seem a bit like overkill. Surprizingly, the scenes with Garrett and his father are very good - even though they play a small part in the story. And it is a real surprize to see Sean (played by Steve Jackson) turn from a bumbling idiot to a money-hungry thief. Lastly, there is a funny scene with Nigel (trying to impress Molly) throws a dart and nearly hits a man at a bar!!!moreless

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