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Highlander – Revenge is Sweet

by Alan Rapp on August 22, 2019

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Highlander - Revenge is Sweet television review

Today’s Throwback Thursday post takes us back to a man born in the Highlands of Scotland more than 400 years ago and a murderous game between sword-wielding immortals where there can be only one. “Revenge is Sweet” opens with MacLeod (Adrian Paul) battling immortal Walter Reinhardt (Christoph M. Ohrt) whom he is able to best but not kill. Jumping three years in future, the man’s former fiance comes looking for both MacLeod and revenge while being blissfully unaware of either immortals or the fact that her fiance is still very much alive. As with “Free Fall,” the episode makes good use of a singer turned actress by casting Vanity as a femme fatale who poses a slightly different kind of threat to MacLeod in that while she may want him dead she doesn’t literally want his head.

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Highlander – Free Fall

by Alan Rapp on April 16, 2019

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  • Title: Highlander – Free Fall
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Highlander - Free Fall television review

Today’s Throwback Tuesday post takes us back to a man born in the Highlands of Scotland more than 400 years ago and a murderous game between sword-wielding immortals where there can be only one. Joan Jett guest-stars as an apparently new immortal with eyes for Richie (Stan Kirsch) and in need of a teacher. Although MacLeod (Adrian Paul) agrees to instruct her, neither he nor Tessa (Alexandra Vandernoot ever trust Felicia completely. With a looming immortal named Devereux (Eli Gabay) hunting her, “Free Fall” reveals in flashbacks the Felicia is actually hundreds of years old and her method for targeting other immortals is to insert herself into their lives to attack their loved ones. Devereux has good reason to want her dead (although her skill with a sword, even if it was marginally improved by MacLeod’s lessons makes it seem like she could have taken Devereux’s head at any point over the past two centuries).

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  • Title: Highlander – The Gathering
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“Damn you! Damn your Gathering! Damn your whole race!”

Highlander: The Series - The Gathering television review

Today’s Throwback Tuesday post takes us back to a man born in the Highlands of Scotland more than 400 years ago and a murderous game between sword-wielding immortals where there can be only one. A spin-off of the Highlander movie series, Highlander: The Series focuses on the adventures of Duncan MacLeod (Adrian Paul), the younger clansman of Connor MacLeod (Christopher Lambert). “The Gathering” sets up the basic formula for the show’s First Season introducing Duncan, his girlfriend Tessa (Alexandra Vandernoot), and a young thief (Stan Kirsch) whose role will greatly expand over time. The show’s pilot episode also features Richard Moll as the evil immortal of the week, who targets not only Duncan but Tessa as well, and features Lambert in a guest-role passing the torch to Paul.

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