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Princess Powerful Attacks: The Crow: Stairway to Heaven (Part 2)

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In a previous review, I discussed The Crow: Stairway to Heaven television series.  Eric Draven was resurrected by a crow to right the wrongs for himself and others, so he can cross over with his fiancée Shelly who is waiting for him.

Now, on to The Crow: Stairway to Heaven (Part 2)!

“Get A Life”, episode 1×04
Written by: Bryce Zabel & Brad Markowitz
Directed by: TW Peacocke
Original Air Date: October 9, 1998
Guest Starring: Sue Mathew, Donnelly Rhodes, Ingrid Kavelaars, and with Peter Flemming as Gil Hedges

Gil Hedges is framed for his girlfriend’s murder, so Shelly contacts Eric to help him.  It’s up to Eric to clear this man’s name and find the real killer.

Meanwhile, Eric is trying to find a solution in order to remain living in his desolated apartment.  He’s employed by India to be a bouncer at her club.

Side Notes: “Get A Life” was an entertaining episode with a great twist at the end. When Albrecht talked Eric out of killing the bad guy, I noticed that the situation would be brought up again in “Solitude’s Revenge.”



“Like It’s 1999”, episode 1×05
Written by: Naomi Janzen
Directed by: Tony Westman
Original Air Date: October 16, 1998
Guest Starring: JR Bourne, Marya Delver, David Paetkau, and featuring the musician Bif Naked

Sarah’s friend Kyle Barber has joined Shane’s gang, who specialize in stealing from the rich in an attempt to deconstruct society.  Can Eric get through to Kyle before he ruins his life?

Side Notes: It was a nice touch for the series to tell the back story of how Sarah and Eric met.  I always wondered about how that might have happened, so I felt satisfied with the show’s interpretation.  I was empathic with Darla’s concern over Sarah.  They started to rebuild their relationship, so it would have been a very emotional moment if she had lost her daughter.




“Solitude’s Revenge”, episode 1×06
Written by: Chad Hayes & Carrie Hayes
Directed by: Scott Williams
Original Air Date: October 30, 1998
Guest Starring: Sue Mathew, with Christopher Shyer as Drew Kessler

Albrecht is kidnapped by Drew Kessler, a criminal who was convicted for killing his partner.  The detective left clues for Eric, which leads him to an island, but can he save Albrecht before Kessler kills him?

Side Notes: “Solitude’s Revenge” was an action packed episode!  I found Albrecht and Eric’s interactions with one another to be very whimsical.  When Eric reminded Albrecht to do the right thing once they confronted the bad guy, it reminded me of a scene from “Get A Life.”  It was intriguing to see a parallel situation and how influential Albrecht was to Eric.


“Double Take”, episode 1×07
Written by: David Ranqil
Directed by: TW Peacocke
Original Air Date: November 6, 1998
Guest Starring:
Brian Jensen, Glenn Morshower, and with Joy Tanner as Sonya Scavuolo


When Eric receives mail addressed to Shelly for a handgun permit, he suspects that she might have returned to Earth.  He traces Shelly’s mail to a woman who looks like her.  Is she his Shelly or some person posing as her?

Side Notes: “Double Take” was a nice episode filled with a lot of mystery!  I was astounded with the vast amount of detachment the bad guys exhibited to others.  Mark Dacascos’s choreography impressed me in “Double Take,” because he conveyed a sense of urgency and desperation to find Shelly through hasty movements.



“Give Me Death”, episode 1×08
Written by: Peter M. Lenkov
Directed by: Scott Williams
Original Air Date: November 13, 1998
Guest Starring: John Pyper-Ferguson as Top Dollar, and Kadeem Hardison as the Skull Cowboy

Eric meets a mysterious man named the Skull Cowboy, who informs him that it’s time to cross over.  He runs into trouble after saying goodbye to his friends when one of his coworkers interrupts his departure.

Meanwhile, Top Dollar escapes from a mental institution and dares Eric to kill or be killed.

Side Notes: Kadeem Hardison’s portrayal of the Skull Cowboy was awesome!  Although he didn’t look like his comic book counterpart, he gave his character a sense of dimension.  I loved how the Skull Cowboy was very blunt with others.  It was as if he appeared humored with his warning being ignored, because he gave the illusion of being able to foresee the future.


Tune in next time for The Crow: Stairway to Heaven (Part 3)!


Princess Powerful




  1. When I saw Kadeem Hardison in the Give Me Death ep I laughed because all I could think of was the movie Drive that he and Marc Dacascos did together. But it was cool that they even included Skull Cowboy into the series since he was cut out of the movie and pretty welcome surprise.

    another nice one PP!

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  3. Billy

    Good stuff PP!

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