Strange to think this is the same Indy who 6 months earlier had to be convinced by Nancy to spy on a German submarine. He grew up fast - and I think Sean played it really well... particularly that it was all shot out of sequence, must've been very difficult.
So here we are - Germany in 1916
. Indy's a POW, having been captured at the Battle of the Somme. Where the previous episode had filmic references and touch points akin to All Quiet on the Western Front
and Paths of Glory
, this episode is pure Great Escape
De Gaulle is a fantastically charismatic leader in this episode - the Russians are as crazy as to be expected. Great villains, great stunts, a real adventure film Indy would be proud of. I was freaking out when those coffins went into the incinerator, I can tell you!
I wonder though - What happened to Remy after the Somme? Was it ever explained how they would meet up again later? Or was the field hospital in Verdun their next meeting?
Shame they never filmed the 'Germany 1916' episode that sees Indy escaping the country - Ahh well.