Kristanna Loken, John Henry Reardon, Sean Owen Roberts, Rob Stewart, Presumably some Painkillers, A lot of flashbacks to previous episodes
Written by: Charles Heit
Directed by: Michael Robinson
Brian - “I’m sorry, who are you?”
WHAT IS IT? It’s an episode from Painkiller Jane, a television series based on the comic and featuring Terminator 3 star Kristanna Loken as the girl who gets shot a lot!
GOOD IDEA/BAD IDEA: An attempt at bringing Painkiller Jane to the screen had already been a mild hit thanks to a TV movie and so a stab at a TV series was attempted.The show lasted only one season, and it’s not surprising as half way through its run this episode appeared, which was a clip-show episode!!!
WHAT’S THE STORY?
Jane’s (Loken) having a bad day, apparently her team are all dead and Brian, a guy she got all sexy with, hasn’t got a clue who she is. To be honest this isn't the first time a man has said this to her, but she is surprised about her team. If being rejected by a bloke she’s slept with isn’t bad enough she is also having flashbacks to previous stuff that she did in the year, which wasn’t very interesting and would make anyone else watching it feel cheated as if THEY HAD ALREADY SEEN IT!However she feels it must be very important and so she attempts to get to the route of whatever is causing all the strangeness by watching stuff SHE’S ALREADY DONE!!
Jane soon realises it’s no use as IT’S ALL CONFUSING and there seems to be some higher force at work making her watch her old adventures, like God or possibly a TV executive saving on money!This all starts to become quite frustrating for Jane as she feels she is never going to get anyone’s respect or interest if she keeps GOING OVER THE PAST.Suddenly Jane whips out her gun in preparation to do something exciting, that only a person with a name like Painkiller could do....and then decides not to do anything at all, as maybe it will be too much hassle.Thankfully she is reminded of her time spent doing dangerously exciting things in the past, like being shot with a laser, putting a bullet through her hand and running through a building when the fire alarm sprinklers have been activated, which somehow makes up for her inaction now.In fact the more she remembers, the more she realises she gets shot a hell of a lot and perhaps it’s safer to just have a day where nothing happens.
Upon coming to this conclusion she continues to have a few more flashbacks, including a couple of sexy ones involving Brian and soon discovers that everyone does know who she is, and it was all a bit of a mistake, which is pretty handy as she is running out of memories.Happy that nothing really happened and everything is back to normal she decides she’s already wasted a whole day and so she goes to see Brian to get her freak on.
PAINFUL: *Painkiller Jane would like it to go on record that she only takes painkillers prescribed by a registered GP and that drugs are for mugs.
*Despite the extensive use of flashbacks used during this SEASON ONE episode, no one felt ashamed that it had ever aired.
*Painkiller Jane has been shot so many times, that she has considered changing her name to Bullet Riddled Jane, Blown Apart Jane or Bang Bang He Shot Me Down Jane.