New Guinea, 1522: A lancet bestows strength with its cut. 2001: Retrieving the lancet, Sydney and Nigel run into Nigel's look-alike just before his death. Nigel gets a cut from the lancet. ...
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New Guinea, 1522: A lancet bestows strength with its cut. 2001: Retrieving the lancet, Sydney and Nigel run into Nigel's look-alike just before his death. Nigel gets a cut from the lancet. Later, Cate persuades Nigel to impersonate the man. Written by
Toni Tapola, Finland
Sydney is at a conference somewhere in North America. Nigel and Cate are in Lisbon. The next time Sydney is informed about their location is when she is on a plane, having left from the North American conference, and is calling to Karen. Karen connects her to Cate, who is on Malta with Nigel, and informs Sydney of it. Nigel has just been taken captive and Cate has called her Interpol colleagues for back up. Somehow, Sydney gets to Malta and to the town of Valletta before the back up arrives - *and* in a time so short that during it Nigel is only taken to an upper floor and asked a couple of questions. See more »
500 years ago in New Guinea, a spear was forged who can give supernatural powers to anyone cut with it. However, these powers only last for a limited time. Sydney and Nigel defend this spear against a bad guy who is an exact lookalike of Nigel, but killed by a trap. Nigel is asked by Interpol agent Cate to take over the part of that bad guy so they may find out more about the organization he worked for. Nigel was accidentally cut by the spear and temporarily possesses those supernatural powers, but he doesn't know they don't last and might leave him just when he needs them...
There must be some kind of unwritten law for TV series that one episode during the long run needs to deal with a Doppelganger, some kind of villain who can easily be confused with one of the good guys. So, the idea goes back to the days of silent movies, but it is put to good use here. Sydney is hardly appearing, this episode belongs to Nigel who can wear black and be a mean tough guy, must be great fun to Christien Anholt to play a different character for once.
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