Wonder Woman

Season 1 Episode 5

The Feminum Mystique (2)

Aired Unknown Nov 08, 1976 on CBS

Episode Fan Reviews (3)

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  • The Feminum Mystique pt2

    The Feminum Mystique pt2

    Boy-crazy Dru is fooled by the masculine charms of a Nazi agent into revealing the location of Paradise Island. Forgiveable enough, she has no experience of men or the big bad world. Her assertion that the number one rule of the Amazons is not to talk about Paradise Island is rather reminiscent of Fight Club. Of course it's utterly ludicrous that a German destroyer could operate in the Carribean even before the US's entry into the war. Another great one for the fetishists with the Amazons enslaved by the Nazis and staging big catfights in order to distract them and let WW get her bracelets back. WW actually fires a rifle (we've seen her fire a pistol in the pilot). The Nazi commandos who take over the island seem to only number about a dozen. How many Amazons are there?

    4/10, not too good.

  • Woman Woman, with the help of her younger sister, prevent the Nazis from stealing an experimental jet and from taking over Paradise Island.

    This gem of an episode from my childhood is fun to watch, barring the anticlimactic and rather silly coda to the occupation of Paradise Island by the Nazis. For spies, they aren't very observant. Captain Radl noticed that Drusilla wasn't as tall as he thought Wonder Woman was after capturing Dru in part 1, yet never considered they had the wrong girl, despite the fact that Dru's costume is very different from Diana's.

    The detail continues to slip past Radl on Paradise Island as Dru, in her Wonder Girl costume, participates in the plotting and rebelling even with the real Wonder Woman standing right there. No one realizes there are two females in two unique costumes.

    Peter Knight, having dined with Dru once, does not recognize her when they are imprisoned together, thinking she is Wonder Woman. Dru doesn't look or act much differently while in costume and Knight is even reminded of her when considering how to manipulate her into giving him information about the bracelets. Another thought, since Dru, in her guise as Diana Prince's sister, claimed to have been kidnapped by the Nazis and held captive with Peter Knight whom she identified as a spy, would she be a necessary witness at Knight's treason trial? If so, there could be complications there as Knight thinks he was imprisoned with Wonder Woman!
  • Since last episode, the Nazis are paying less attention to the fighter plane they tried to steal and are focusing more on a planned invasion of Paradise Island! Woo-Hoo!

    Wonder Girl continues trying to help aid Wonder Woman, and even has her own costume and lasso (which she never uses unfortunately). She gets captured by the Nazis and played for a fool, and even accidentally reveals the location to Paradise Island. So now we have Nazis versus Amazons.

    I had a good time with this episode, but I feel it could have been better. The build up towards the invasion was pretty cool, with Diana back on Paradise Island training the Amazons. At first, the Amazons are easily dispatching the Nazi goons, and they are even giggling while doing it. These guys are tools! So naturally, they are forced to resort to gas grenades, which drops every Amazon on the island like a sack of potatoes. This is pretty weak. I think that if they wanted to craft a two-part episode that centered around the invasion of Paradise Island, they probably could have done so more effectively if they had begun the invasion much sooner. Maybe if they excised the fighter plane subplot, things could have progressed more smoothly.

    But the crowning achievement for this ep, is that for the first time EVER, Steve Trevor is NOT taken prisoner or held hostage! In fact, he even manages to route out a Nazi spy working at the airfield. Go Steve!