The Highlander A-Z

Your definitive guide to the Highlander TV universe
  Season one (A1-A22) Season two (B1-B22) Season three (C1-C22) Season four (D1-D22) Season five (E1-E18) Season six (F1-F13) The Raven (R1-R22) Highlander: Endgame

REBORN
Amanda's up to her old tricks, living the high life through her "night job" as a thief. Nick and partner Claudia have long been on her trail, but things take a nasty turn when Amanda gets framed for the murder of her fence, leading to tragic consequences and the end of Nick's police career.

Production Notes
bulletProduction number: 98101-201
bulletOriginal US airdate: 26th September, 1998
bulletWritten by: Karen Harris
bulletDirected by: Ian Toynton
bulletGuest Cast: Torri Higginson (Claudia Hoffman), Patricia Gage (Lucy Becker), Michael Copeman (Carl Magnus), Julian Richings (Basil Morgan), James Purcell (Stanley Ferris); Robert McClure (David Hoffman), Hayley Lochner (Annie Hoffman)

Flashbacks
bulletNone

Other Immortals
bulletBasil Morgan

Trivia
bulletMany of the sequences for this episode, including the "bath tub" scene, were filmed in the early hours of the morning.
bulletThe Canadian episodes were filmed in Toronto - previously, Highlander had been shot in Vancouver.
bulletPaul Johannson is currently starring in One Tree Hill - check out his official web site here.
bulletJulian Richings hails from Oxford, but moved to Canada in 1984. His most high-profile appearance recently was in X-Men 3 as "Mutant Organizer". Check out his other work at the IMDB here.

Verdict
A largely uninspiring start to the new series. There are a few nice touches, but the clichés are all-too prevalent. Thankfully this flirtation with a Moonlighting approach would be ditched for more traditional Highlander territory, but the damage had been done. C

 


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Toronto episodes
R1: Reborn (C)
R2: Full Disclosure (B)
R3: Bloodlines (C+)
R4: Immunity (C+)
R5: So Shall Ye Reap (B+)
R6: Birthright (B-)
R7: Crime & Punishment (B-)
R8: The Unknown Soldier (A-)
R9: Cloak & Dagger (B+)
R10: Passion Play  (A-)
R11: The Devil You Know (B+)
R12: A Matter of Time (B-)

Paris Episodes
R13: The French Connection (C+)
R14: The Rogue (B)
R15: Inferno (B+)
R16: The Frame (B+)
R17: Love and Death (B-)
R18: Thick as Thieves (B)
R19: The Manipulator (C+)
R20: The Ex-Files (B-)
R21: War & Peace (C+)
R22: Dead on Arrival (C)


  Text copyright 2007 Nick Peers, Images copyright Panzer/Davis