Highlander

  • Title: Highlander – The Lady and the Tiger
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Highlander - The Lady and the Tiger television review

Throwback Thursday 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. “The Lady and the Tiger” introduces us to one of Highlander‘s best recurring characters, and the only one to get her own spin-off. A trip to the circus reunites MacLeod (Adrian Paul) with Amanda (Elizabeth Gracen), a thief and former lover who has left Duncan holding the bag several times over the centuries (an example of which we see in the flashbacks). The episode never explains the coincidence of the pair’s reunion as Amanda seems as surprised to see Duncan in the big top as he is to see her on the high wire. The episode also introduces Amanda’s former partner Zachary Blaine (Jason Isaacs) who escapes a prison transport in the opening scene with plans on killing Amanda, at least until she offers to help him take MacLeod’s head instead.

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  • Title: Highlander – For Tomorrow We Die
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Highlander - For Tomorrow We Die television review

Throwback Thursday 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. The first Highlander set up basic rules for immortals to follow along with a sort of honor code that even the most vile obeyed. With “For Tomorrow We Die” the series introduces a character who will stretch those boundaries in Xavier St. Cloud (Roland Gift). Interested only in money, and willing to kill anyone who gets in his way, Xavier’s favorite weapon of choice is poison gas which he uses to rob a jewelry store in the episode’s opening scene. The paths of MacLeod (Adrian Paul) and Xavier have crossed before when the immortal gassed an entire regiment during World War I in order to steal the money the soldiers were to be paid (he also wasn’t above attempting to take MacLeod’s head while he was still recovering from the toxin).

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Highlander – Band of Brothers

by Alan Rapp on May 21, 2020

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  • Title: Highlander – Band of Brothers
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Highlander - Band of Brothers television review

Throwback Thursday 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. Aside from being a strong standalone episode, “Band of Brothers” feeds the larger Highlander storylines in several ways. First, the episode introduces the former general turned priest in Darius (Werner Stocker). A mentor and friend to Duncan (Adrian Paul), Darius’ introduction not only fills in a gap of Duncan’s life from warrior to a more complex individual but also introduces the idea of a Dark Quickening which the series will develop further along the line by offering the story of the inverse when the once powerful general was forever changed by taking the life of a holy man and turning away from a life of war.

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Highlander – Revenge is Sweet

by Alan Rapp on August 22, 2019

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  • Title: Highlander – Revenge is Sweet
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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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