Monday, July 31, 2017

Hooten & the Lady - Egypt

The third episode of Hooten & the Lady is a little more Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade as Lady Alex Lindo-Parker (Ophelia Lovibond) and Ulysses Hooten (Michael Landes) work together in Egypt to find the long-lost tomb of Alexander the Great. Opposing them is a secret sect of Greek warriors with their own plans for the remains of Alexander. There's tombs to be unearthed, centuries-old puzzles to solve, and once again a choice for Hooten and Alex about whether or not to allow such potentially-dangerous artifacts into the world.

Angel Coulby guest-stars as an undercover Greek cop, and temporary love interest for Hooten (when not kicking the asses of both archaeologists). The episode also marks the first time the British Museum hires Hooten for a project (thus negating the need to have Alex and the treasure hunter coincidentally run into each other in a different city every week). The museum may not like Hooten's methods but they can't argue with his results... at least until he buries the priceless find under mountains of rock. I'll be curious to find out why he still has a job next week.

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