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

THE FRENCH CONNECTION
Myers saves Nick and whisks him off for rehabilitation while Amanda comes to France to either find him or gain revenge on her ex-mentor.

Production Notes
bulletProduction number: 98113-213
bulletOriginal US airdate: 13th February, 1999
bulletWritten by: James Thorpe
bulletDirected by: Dennis Berry
bulletGuest Cast: Hannes Jaenicke (Bert Myers), Robert Cavannah (Liam Riley), Daphne Cheung (Dr Mika), Valentine Pelka (Andre Korda); Sulvain Clement (Clement), Carlos Lopez (Silaiman), Tomer Sisley (Felix), Charley Fouquet (Aurore), Nicholas Pavienty (Gerard)

Flashbacks
bulletNone

Other Immortals
bulletAndre Korda
bulletLiam Riley

Trivia
bulletRobert Cavannah makes his debut as Father Liam Riley in this episode, and goes on to portray him in four more episodes. Cavannah had previous appeared in the original series as a different character: Franklin Waterman, a friend of Duncan's (C20, 'Reasonable Doubt').
bulletDaphne Cheung's appearances on-screen have dwindled since her appearance in The Raven, but she did co-star as President Wattana opposite Sacha Baron Cohen in Ali G Indahouse.

Verdict
A disappointing opening to the Paris sequence of episodes. It feels like the story runs out halfway through, and as a result the end drags out. I did like the ease with which Amanda dispatched Korda though - the fact he spent so much time on Holy Ground and used similar tactics to Xavier St Cloud (sans hand) eventually working against him when the fight was a fair one-on-one battle. 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