The Legion of the Amazon's
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Guest Stars 
Angela Spangler [ Selia ], Eve Barker [ Alia ], Anthony Etherton [ Devlin ], Tusse Silberg [ Queen Eleanor of Aquitaine ], Ben Thomas [ Salim ], McKerrin Kelly [ Sorceress ], Dan Speaker [Innkeeper ], Larry Marmorstein [ Soldier ]
Aired:  Sep 27 97 Episode 22 Written by: Cornelia Gink & Sandra Weintraub 
Director: Michèle Ohayon

  

Laydee Laura's Misguided Tour
The Legion of the Amazons
 (or Women with Swords)


The main way that women are represented on this show are in revealing clothing and screaming in fear. All that changes with this episode: instead, they are in revealing clothing and screaming in anger.
 HOLY MOTHER?:
King Richard is in the Holy Land to take back Jerusalem for the Christians, and his own mother, like a gutsy pagan, is reading tarot cards and using magic behind his back!

READ ON, MACDUFF:
If only the Queen can read the map, how did the Amazon warrior write it in the first place?

DANCE, BABY, DANCE:
We all like the fire lit dance scene, with Robin and Marion doing a little swordplay, among other things. 2 questions: 1) what are they celebrating? 2) what were Robin and Marion going to do to each other after Robin grabs Marion and they have their swords at each other's throats?

SISTER SORCERESS:
Elinore's sorceress is the former Sister Dorothy from Devil's Bride. Looks like she's gonna make a career out of trafficking for the spiritual plane.

DELAYED FLIGHT:
Robin and Marion have just received word that Queen Elinore will meet them at St. Margaret's Bay, and they rush off to make the meeting. They never stopped to think that the Queen Mother had some distance to travel. She's in the Middle East, not down the road, you fools; it's gonna take her a while to get there. Yet not only has Queen Elinore crossed oceans and reached England by morning, Robin and Marion have been riding all night through Sherwood Forest, and they're the ones who are late!

TELL ALL:
You would think that from Robin's tone of voice and the smirk on his handsome mouth someone would have figured out that he was Robin and he was amused by the mistake. Better yet, ask why didn't Queen Elinore tell the Amazons about Robin in the first place? They've never heard of him obviously, or they would have known he was a man.

GOTTA HAND IT TO HIM:
That wittle itty bitty handshake hurt Robin? What a wuss!

ROLL THAT BEAUTIFUL BEAN FOOTAGE:
Robin uses the old slip-on-the-marbles-on-the-floor trick (with a pan of beans) to get an upper hand on the guards. Funny how this little trick makes him seem more clever than the Amazons' dash-n-slash method.

USE IT OR LOSE IT:
Ayla decides not to use the soldier as a stud, so she kicks him in the bahoogies rendering him useless to anyone else! That's not fair, Especially if he's cute.

IT'S AN OLDIE BUT A GOODIE:
In order to get Devlin's and the Queen's whearabouts out of the soldier, Robin and Selea resort to playing good cop/bad cop.

HALF AND HALF:
Robin is not half bad? I'd say he's better than that. But it's good that he's no saint, cuz bad boys can be fun too!

IT'S A FAIR COP:
Ayla smacks Robin on his rear. Does she really think that's a turn on? If she'd grabbed his rear, maybe. You can't really cop a feel with a flat palm.

I NEED SOMEBODY, HELP!:
Robin says he needs Kemal's help. He sure does. He's traveling with about 20 women, and he needs someone else for them to drool over.

DON'T DRINK THE WATER:
The Saracen soldiers are complaining that the English food is bad. Obviously they just weren't eating in the right pub.

I AM THE VERY MODEL OF A HEROINE BARBARIAN:
When Selea and the Amazons go to battle with Devlin's soldiers,... again,... is that a Xena yell we hear in the background?

HE WAS EDUCATED AT ETON:
How did the Saracen Emissary know about St. George's Dragon, let alone the dragon's teeth necklace. St. George and the Dragon is an English legend, and not something the Saracen would have learned in his schooling.

PICK YOURSELF UP, DUST YOURSELF OFF, AND START ALL OVER AGAIN:
Kemal: "Maybe I let her knock me down." Sounds like Kemal may have a weakness for a certain physically dominant woman in leather underwear. Correct me if I'm wrong, but wasn't he grieving over his lost beloved Kadija in the last ep? Guess time has healed his wounds and now he's lookin for some action.

REVENGE OF THE NERD?:
It looks like Devlin is wearing a pocket protector on a chain around his neck. (pok-et pro-tek-tor-- a plastic sleeve worn inside a shirt pocket that usually contains pens and pencils.)

HOW'D THEY DO THAT?:
For a show that uses especially tacky special effects, the ring of fire is very well done. Someone must have messed up.

IF ALL YOUR FRIENDS DID IT, DOES THAT MEAN YOU HAVE TO?:
Devlin saw what happened to the Saracen who grabbed the staff. So why did the greedy fool 
have to try for it anyway?

PARTING GIFT:
Again Ayla smacks Robin's behind as she leaves him. Someone with a sense of humor obviously liked this parting shot, cuz it's also the last shot in the credits of this ep. Quite a good end, I thought.

LEAD ME NOT INTO TEMPTATION, I CAN FIND IT MYSELF:
The necklace might get Robin into trouble? We've seen enough to know he can get into this particular kind of trouble all on his own.

THE END:
Damn, the man does look good walking away, doesn't he?



FINAL SCORE:
Though there were plenty of inconsistencies, I will overlook them. I'm just glad to see the women fighting for once, instead of the same badly disguised stuntmen all the time.


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