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.

The episode’s B-story involves Richie (Stan Kirsch) branching out by finding a new job as used car salesman which fits his personality quite well and also leads to him being taken hostage by Reinhardt whose master plan appears to be to just fuck with everyone for the sheer pleasure of it. None of his machinations give him an edge in the final battle nor does he ever hope that Rebecca might be able to beat MacLeod who suspects that the other immortal is never that far away. He even desecrates Tessa‘s (Alexandra Vandernoot) statue and sends her a lovely gift in the mail that gives her chemical burns on half of her body. In the end, no one is too sad to see Mac take the man’s head, not even his former fiance who finally discovers she’s been nothing but his pawn for the past three years.

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