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"Tangiers, July 1909" was an unproduced episode of The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles intended for its third season. The subject of the episode would have been slavery, with the theme being "Are We Animals?"[1]

In the episode, while on a trip to visit the Sultan of Morocco so that Henry Jones, Sr. may give a presentation, the Jones family stops at the home of Emily Keene Wazan. There, Indy meets a slave boy named Omar owned by Wazan, who accompanies them on the journey to Fez guided by journalist Walter Harris. Indy would have begun to learn about slavery and was to discuss it with his parents before Indy and his new friend would sneak off on an adventure in Fez where they were kidnapped by slave traders. Harris disguises himself as an Arab to track them down and locates them at a Marrakesh slave auction where he buys them back. When the family is reunited, Indy realizes that while he may be free, Omar continues to be a slave.[1]

While the material was filmed, the TV show's cancellation meant that it didn't see broadcast until it was adapted and later edited together with the "Egypt, May 1908" segment of Young Indiana Jones and the Curse of the Jackal to form the The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones story My First Adventure. The re-edit moved the Tangier story into 1908.[2][3]

The teleplay for the episode indicates that the framing bookends involved the elderly Indiana Jones being present at a beauty pageant/talent show. His story, which reveals that Omar eventually gained his freedom when Morocco abolished slavery and the boys maintained their friendship, inspires one of the contestants to follow her own passions rather than continuing to be pressured by her overbearing mother.[4]

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The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles
Episodes
Season One
1 · 2 · 3 · 4 · 5 · 6
Season Two
1 · 2 · 3 · 4 · 5 · 6 · 7 · 8 · 9 · 10 · 11 · 12
13 · 14 · 15 · 16 · 17 · 18
Unaired: 19 · 20 · 21 · 22
Cancelled: "Berlin, Late August 1916"
Intl. variants: Great Escape · Chicago (1 · 2) · New York (1 · 2)
TV movies
1 · 2 · 3 · 4
Lost Chronicles
1 · 2 · 3 · 4 · 5 · 6 · 7 · 8 · 9 · 10 · 11 · 12
13 · 14 · 15 · 16 · 17 · 18 · 19 · 20 · 21
Related
Bookends · The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones re-edit (Connectors)
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