Professor Indiana Jones teaches two young boys to appreciate the history of art while visiting a museum be recalling his youth. He tells them how his father, Henry Jones Sr, was invited to give lectures all over the world in 1908, and, taking his wife and son along, invites his former tutor Helen Seymour to teach young Henry Jr. during the trip. On their first stop in Cairo, Egypt Junior, who prefers to be called 'Indy' and Miss Seymour were invited to join an archaeological dig by another former student of hers,T.E. Lawrence (who prefers to be called 'Ned'). There a man is killed and a priceless headpiece is stolen. Indiana finally caught up again with this jackal shaped artifact in 1916, after getting himself involved in the Mexican revolution while crossing the border with his cousin Frank. Having joined up with Pancho Villa, Indy became fast friends with Remy Baudouin, another revolutionary who originally hails from Belgium.
The TV Archaeologist
Did You Know?
In the series opener, "The Curse of the Jackal", the old Indy reveals when and where he was born: July 1, 1899 in New Jersey. See more
The boy playing Indy looked and sounded noticeably older during the later scenes in the episode. See more
I guess I'm just seeing things clearly for the first time. This isn't my war either. Maybe the one in Europe is. That a war that has to be fought. Above all it has to be won. The alternative is... it's unthinkable.
References Lawrence of Arabia