Spring of Evil
- Episode aired Apr 26, 2003
Imhotep joins with Nizam Toth to crush Ardeth Bay and change Alex into their apprentice.Imhotep joins with Nizam Toth to crush Ardeth Bay and change Alex into their apprentice.Imhotep joins with Nizam Toth to crush Ardeth Bay and change Alex into their apprentice.
A lot of potential rather badly misdirected
This episode could be brilliant, but I feel it falls short in many ways. It's great to see Alex tantalisingly close to gaining mastery both of the Manacle and of his Medjai skills, but of course the flip-side of that is the problem of his growing overconfidence and recklessness. I don't think this is a bad idea in itself and (as I've said before) I get what they're going for, but it's very badly overdone in my opinion. Also, there is a great deal of potential in Imhotep valuing Alex as a prospective ally. I'd love to have seen Imhotep trying to tempt Alex over to the Dark Side by appealing to the part of Alex that's extremely disaffected with Ardeth and his training, and Alex's recklessness and overconfidence getting him into some trouble because of this state of affairs, but instead we get a very lazy MacGuffin to do all the work - the Well Spring of Darkness. Given all this, and the fact that finding the Well requires Imhotep to seek the help of the Dark Medjai, who I've already had more than enough of, this episode leaves me a little cold overall.
- Feb 12, 2018
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