"Paris, October 1916" is the twenty-second episode of The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles, and the twelfth in season two. It originally aired on July 10, 1993 on ABC.


While in a grocery store checkout line, Indy looks at an entertainment magazine. This sparks conversation with a woman behind him, who also picks up a magazine and is dumbfounded at its claims of an affair between Jane Fonda and Gorbachev. Indy tells her that he's found that the truth can often be stranger than what is printed in such magazines. He begins to tell her the story of a time in 1916 when he and his friend Remy were on leave from the war, and the two were looking for love...

Cast and charactersEdit


In a 1994 interview with Star Wars Insider magazine, writer Carrie Fisher explained her frustration in working with George Lucas on this episode: "He asked me to do an episode and that was really, really annoying, but it was very, very funny. Screaming at each other. Arguing big time about love scenes. We couldn't disagree more, in any world, about love scenes. I mean hours of it, hours of 'Why wouldn't you say that? I talk like that.', he said to me. I don't believe it! And if he does [talk like that], they let him get away with it because he's Lucas." ... "He won. He let me win in the draft, then he went off and shot it and he changed it. I went crazy! I didn't want the shimmering arm, hair in the moonlight stuff. 'You look so lovely. You are the magical rose of my...' It's in!"[1]



Home videoEdit

The episode was edited into Demons of Deception in 1996, and released on VHS in 1999 and DVD in 2007.


This episode was novelized by James Luceno as The Mata Hari Affair.


Notes and referencesEdit

  1. Star Wars Insider 23, "Life After Leia" p. 41

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