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Online Reviews of Lucy's "Guest Star" stint on the X-Files



"10. Lucy Lawless didn't have much to say but I like her.  I never
saw Xena, either."

Laura Capozzola

"At least Lucy Lawless' character had an excuse to get naked. She
was quite good as the beautiful but deadly 'mermaid.'"
Portia Chambers


"There's the introduction of Lucy Lawless as Shannon McMahon, whose
performance is wooden and rigid, in a good way."

Daniel Wood


"Elwes, along with Lawless and Gish as Reyes, were the highlights
of the night. These actors embraced their roles quite well, and it
was their segments that held the most interest as a result. While
Anderson was looking bored and both Pileggi and Patrick slipped
into their usual comfortable grooves, the newer faces seemed to
convey a lot more excitement. Gish was particularly notable. She
seems even more energetic as a regular than she was as a recurring
star. It's good to know that Reyes will be filling the humor gap
left when Mulder abandoned us. Lawless was another standout. Who
knew that Xena could exude such menace?"

Test Pattern TV Episode Review

"Lucy Lawless, television's beloved Xena, provides the strongest
 moments in the two-part season premiere of The X-Files. She's
 scarily sexy as a siren who drags men to their deaths underwater."

 Orlando Sentinel

"The two-part season premiere follows the inevitable conspiracy theories
 swirling around Scully's baby and features former Xena: Warrior Princess
 star Lucy Lawless in a revealing - pun intended - role as . . .well, tough
 to explain without giving too much away. But she's good."

 Bill Goodykoontz
 The Arizona Republic


" apparent amphibious killing machine. The latter is played by
 former "Xena" star Lucy Lawless, and she's the best thing about an
 episode that has far too many conspiracy theories floating around,
 and too little suspense."

 Atlanta Journal-Constitution

 "an eerie new character played by Lucy Lawless, late of Xena:
 Warrior Princess."

 Akron Beacon Journal

 "...a dangerous beauty played by Lucy Lawless, whose wardrobe (or
 lack thereof) might make even her old "Xena" character blush."

 LA Times

 "Lawless is well cast as a bodacious killing machine."

 Boston Herald

 "...But the rest of the show rocks, especially the arrival of "Xena: Warrior Princess" star   Lucy Lawless as mysterious  Shannon McMahon.

 She's one tough cookie. Big surprise. And Lawless' strong and physically freaky Shannon   has a few clues about the sinister government cover-up related to Scully's cute little baby boy. Kitchy bio-engineered coo!? "



 Xena kicks butt on new X-Files
 "It's Lawless who makes this two-part opener interesting.

 "Aside from half-expecting to see the former Warrior Princess leap
 from the chair at any moment with sword in hand, there's a
 mysterious element to her character going back to X-Files' key
 elements -- truth and trust.

 "Let's hope this isn't the last we'll see of her."

 Calgary Sun

 "...while Lucy Lawless vamps up the screen as a femme fatale --
 literally.", TV News

 "Lucy Lawless (Xena: Warrior Princess) stalks around drowning

  Miami Herald

From TV Guide's Matt Roush:
"Regardless, the two-part opener is often sleek and suspenseful,
with Lucy Lawless (Xena) as a terrifically sinister guest star."

From E! Online's Watch with Wanda:
"How is Lucy Lawless in The X-Files?
Fantastic. It was a little hard at first to get past her
Xena-ness, but she actually pulls off the role amazingly well."

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