Written by Rik Vollaerts
While on patrol, Hanley and squad become saddled with an elderly nun and three postulants. The nuns are helpless and cute while the squad is alternately enchanted and befuddled by them. Hanley and the squad endeavor to shepherd the sisters to safety, but the eldest escapes to search for a religious statue.
The Easter episode "Infant of Prague" should be viewed as a comedy, as it was intended. Viewers who are looking for drama will find much at fault with the ludicrous story. If you are not in a mood to smile at the nuns, you will find them intensely annoying. The sisters could not be cuter if they had started flying and singing "Dominique." All that this saccharine vision needs to be complete is for an orphaned waif to arrive with a cute dog.
Rik Vollaerts, the writer that penned "Battle
of the Roses," devised this repetitive plot for "Infant of Prague." The
elderly Sister Therese, in a chain of foolish decisions following the death of Reverend
Mother, behaves in a manner inconsistent with personal survival and common sense (but
appropriate for comedy). Jeanette Nolan plays Sister Therese with gusto and a devilish
twinkle in those angelic. Against military procedure, Hanley and squad rescue her, instead
of abandoning her to the protection of the Infant of Prague.
Notes, oddities, and bloopers:
Rick Jason as Lt. Hanley
Jack Hogan as Kirby
Jeanne Rainer as Mlle. Solere
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