This was a good one. Just about all the right elements to make a fun, compelling, and actiony episode. Jennifer ends up babysitting a wealthy Baron's abandoned Roulette winnings, and it all goes downhill for the Harts from there. Simon McCorckindale makes a pre-Manimal appearance as a croupier. Dr. Bombay also stops by in a fun little role. Plus, Bernard Fox guests, whom only the die hard Trekkie would recognize as Captain Picard's brother, Robert, from the 4th Season episode of Next Gen, "Family." Jennifer gets herself a bad knock on the head in a tussle following a suggestive bubble bath with Jonathan, so those two things alone are enough to make the H2H fangirls squeal. I always thought Simon was so cute when I was a kid. Now that I re watch this episode, I still think so. Hee! Anyhoo, throw in a wealthy Texan with intentions unknown, and this makes for an ep not so easy to figure out; had me guessing till the end. All along the way, stuff just didn't add up, and I just wasn't sure if any of the players were truly good guys or bad guys till the wrap up. And the stunts this time around were really great. Use of stunt Jonathan's were actually hard to determine, and it was plainly obvious when some of them were the actual actors. The one stunt that was most spectacular was when Jonathan climbs aboard the Helicopter as it's flying away. The only criticism I have there is that a) Jennifer wasn't mortified and screaming when he did so, cuz one wrong move and he was gonna be goner. And b) Jonathan has to ask Jennifer what the "area code" is for London, and when she tells him, he says, "are you sure?" As an Int'l business magnate, there is no way that he wouldn't know how to dial London, period. So, didn't love that direction. But on the other hand, all the brand name mentions were such a breath of fresh air. Hilton, Monopoly ... and I feel confident that this was before the time of product placement. The very very last scene in bed was adorable.
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