Highlander is a great movie that gave us an amazing TV series. Lately I’ve been watching the Syfy repeats, they play around 12:00 a.m. sometimes. So I want to write about my five favorite episodes, since I’m reliving this great show. Surprisingly though I didn’t add the Roddy Piper episode, but if I had made a top ten I think I would have. Enjoy.
1. The Gathering
The first ever episode of the series. Here we get to meet Duncan MacLeod and his girlfriend Tessa. They own a antique shop, and Richie a street punk comes to rob them. While this happens Connor MacLeod and Stan Quince come in with this dramatic entrance and Duncan is freaked out. His reasoning is because they can challenge him to a game anytime. Game meaning fight, and the loser gets beheaded. So it’s not easy being an immortal. The only one in trouble was Tessa, she got kidnapped by Quince. Duncan saves her and beheads Quince, but he leaves town. Connor then tells Tessa where Duncan is and she expects the danger and loves him. Connor also gives advice to Duncan and tells him to take care of Ritchie, because he’s an orphan and pitiful. It’s the starting of the trio of Tessa, Duncan, and Ritchie.
2. Counterfeit Part 1 and Part 2
It starts out that Richie almost gets shot and Peter helps him. Peter acts like he’s innocent, but in reality he really is working with Horton. Horton is a man who’s goal is to kill Duncan. Well Horton has this extravagant plan to kill him. He uses this girl to even get plastic surgery to look like Tessa. Well his plan almost works, but Duncan wins and kills Horton. The sad part is the girl dies right on Tessa’s grave. These two episodes are probably the sadder of all of them, because you get to see Duncan’s emotional side. I actually watched these two episodes on Monday and Tuesday, thanks to Syfy.
I added this one because Geraint Wyn Davies was the special guest, if you ever saw Forever Knight, then you’ll understand why I say he’s a pretty good actor. This episode was about him playing an Immortal named Moore, who was like Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. Well his good side asks Duncan to save him from his evil side. Which unknowingly to Duncan, his evil side isn’t an actual person it’s himself. Later though he finds out when his evil side tries to strangle Tessa. So Duncan and Moore decide what must be done and Moore is beheaded.
4. The Hunters
Another Horton being a jerk episode . Duncan and his friend Hugh, find Darius beheaded in his chapel. Well this is the first actual episode where the Hunters are seen, their people that kill immortals. Well Hugh was captured by them, but Duncan saves him from being decapitated. Horton escapes though, and that starts the battle between them. At the end of the show, they throw Darius’ ashes in the Seine river. Oh Hugh, is played by the one and the only Roger Daltrey. Pretty cool.
5. Free Fall
Joan Jett costarred in this episode, which I’m a major fan of her music. She played an Immortal named Felicia, who killed another Immortals wife and baby. In present day, she seduces Richie and pretends she isn’t 2000 years old. She also beheads the immortal Devereux (she killed his wife and baby). Duncan finds out who she really is and fights her, but leaves her alive. Which it surprised me when I watch it, that he let her live. I guess you don’t want to kill Joan Jett’s character on a TV show.
So these are some great episode choices. If you want to relive them, amazon has it nicely cheap for Highlander Seasons, and if your like me you wait until Syfy plays them.