"Benares, January 1910" is the twenty-first episode of The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles television series, and the fifteenth episode in season two. Written by Jonathan Hensleigh from a story by George Lucas, and directed by Deepa Mehta and Carl Schultz, the episode originally aired on ABC on July 3, 1993.
Plot summary[edit | edit source]
Opening bookend[edit | edit source]
Indy is at a coffee shop in 1993 when a disgruntled man sits down next to him at the counter. The man yells at the waitress and Indy asks why he's being so rude. The man tells him how the world is against him. He explained that he had transferred his job, sold his house and got laid off. He doesn't think he can get any lower. Indy tells him about when he was in Benares in 1910, and met Krishnamurti, the most extraordinary person he ever met.
Closing bookend[edit | edit source]
Indy tells him that in 1929, Krishnamurti renounced his membership in the Theosophist Society and spent the next fifty years traveling the world and telling people that God is in all of us and that we should be kind to each other. He leaves the man to think about what he has said.
Credits[edit | edit source]
Cast[edit | edit source]
- Corey Carrier ... Henry 'Indiana' Jones, Jr.
- Margaret Tyzack ... Miss Seymour
- Ruth de Sosa ... Anna Jones
- Lloyd Owen ... Professor Henry Jones, Sr.
- George Hall ... Dr. Henry 'Indiana' Jones, Jr.
- John Wood ... Charles Leadbeater
- Dorothy Tutin ... Annie Besant
- Hemanth Rao ... Jiddu Krishnamurti
- Anatol Yusef ... Hurbert Van Hook
- Kari Masengale ... Mrs. Van Hook
- Naved Aslam ... Theosophy Attendant
- Vhay Krishan ... Indian thief
- Chris Jose Matthew ... Nitya
- Udaya Inair ... Sanjeeva Sharistap
- Lou Criscuolo ... Al
- Michael Flippo ... Trucker (as Mike Flippo)
- Judy Simpson ... Louise
- Terry L. Wallace ... Patron at Dine
Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]
- When discussing religion and life with Jiddu Krishnamurti, Indy says that he wishes to live forever. This may have been written to foreshadow the events of Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, in which Indy drinks from the Holy Grail, which grants anyone who drinks from it eternal life. However, the price of immortality from the Grail is that the Grail cannot pass beyond the great seal, which it does in the film.