Make your own free website on

Lucy Lawless
Guest Star on the X-files
Nothing Important Happened Today I&II Reviews

  • November 14, 2001-New Zealand Herald

    "The two-part season opener guest-stars Lucy Lawless as a lethal mystery woman"

  • November 13, 2001-Portia Chambers-Cinescape

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

  • November 12, 2001-Laura Capozzola-Cinescape

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

  • November 11, 2001-Doug Skiles-Corona's Test Pattern

    "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?"

  • November 11, 2001-By Hal Boedeker-The Orlando Sentinel

    "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."

  • November 11, 2001-R.D. HELDENFELS-Akron Beacon Journal

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

  • November 11, 2001-Marisa Guthrie-The Boston

    Can Lucy ``Warrior Princess'' Lawless save ``The X-Files''?

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

  • November 10, 2001-Daniel Wood-Cinescape

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

  • November 10, 2001-Vanessa

    "while Lucy Lawless vamps up the screen as a femme fatale.

  • November 10, 2001-X-Files' Teasingly Opens Its Season-By DARYL H.

    "...a dangerous beauty played by Lucy Lawless, whose wardrobe (or lack thereof) might make even her old "Xena" character blush.",1419,L-LATimes-TV-X!ArticleDetail-46429,00.html

  • November 10, 2001 Xena kicks butt on new X-Files-By HEATHER RYAN-The Calgary Sun

    "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."

  • November 10-16, 2001 Tv Guide(US) - Matt Roush

    "Regardless, the two-part opener is often sleek and suspenseful, with Lucy Lawless (Xena) as a terrifically sinister guest star."

  • November 10, 2001-Steve Murray-Atlanta Joural-Constitution

    "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."

  • November 10, 2001-Connie Ogle-The Miami Herald

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

  • November 9, 2001-Bill Goodykoontz-The Arizona Republic

    "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."

  • November 9, 2001-Mike Duffy-Detroit Free Press

    "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!?"

  • November 9, 2001 "CHUCK BARNEY: AS SEEN ON TV"

    "Oh, and did I mention that sexy Lucy Lawless slips out of her "Xena" garb to contribute a delightfully creepy guest turn as a mysterious kind of super freak? Her appearance in a scary opening scene is worth seeing in itself. Um, so maybe I will keep watching for a while."

  • November 9, 2001 By: CARL CORTEZ-Cinescape Correspondent

    "On the other hand, I was really engaged by the presence of Lucy Lawless who plays the mysterious Shannon McMahon. Forget the fact that we get to see her walking around butt-naked most of the episode. There’s something fascinating about a woman who can breath underwater and cause mayhem – and she just happens to be a former Warrior Princess too, so genre fans should have something to perk up their ears as well. The character too has a secret, but we’ll be kind and not reveal the resolution here. Let’s just say though, if they can find a way to keep her in the mix this season, it might be a satisfactory way of keeping audience attention during this year’s likely muddled mythology arcs."

  • November 9, 2001 By: CHARLIE MCCOLLUM-The Mercury News

    "The opening two-parter...starts off with some great sequences featuring Lawless, whose quality can be chalked up to the always-reliable work of director Kim Manners."

  • November 8, 2001 By: ALAN

    "The opener has terrific opening and closing action scenes involving guest star Lucy Lawless ("Xena"), who is quite a catch for the show. Though suspenseful, the rest of the episode is more than a little dense and talky. It would be difficult to explain who Lawless' character is without jeopardizing the suspense in Sunday's episode and Part II, ("Nothing Important Happened Today II"), which airs Nov. 18.

  • November 8, 2001-ON TELEVISION-Fox Lineup Isn't at Its Sunday Best-Noel Holston

    "No such luck. Sunday's season opener starts arrestingly, with guest star Lucy Lawless ("Xena: Warrior Princess") picking up a Washington bureaucrat at a bar and proceeding to drive him and his car off a bridge. But after that, not even the occasional glimpse of Lawless mermaiding about in the bodysuit buff can save it."

  • November 4, 2001-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."