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

DEAD ON ARRIVAL
When Janet Ross enlists Nick's help in finding her missing brother, he finds himself with just 24 hours to live when he comes up against an Immortal who's more than just a hi-tech bank robber...

Production Notes
bulletProduction number: 98121-221
bulletOriginal US airdate: 22nd May, 1999
bulletWritten by: James Thorpe
bulletDirected by: George Mendeluk
bulletGuest Cast: Thomas Lockyer (Evan Peyton), Natalie Roles (Janet Ross), Scott Maslen (Tom Ross); Fiona Curzon (Countess Van Der Meer), Vernon Dobtcheff (Count Van Der Meer), Thomas M Pollard (Apartment Manager)

Flashbacks
bullet1610, The Netherlands
Amanda "outs" Evan, who is poisoning his foster brother to death in order to claim the Van Der Meer inheritance.

Other Immortals
bulletEvan Peyton

Trivia
bulletThomas Lockyer also appears as Watcher Matthew Hale in Highlander: Endgame. His most recent TV appearances were in the BBC's long-running Holby City medical drama, which Peter Wingfield was in for a year from 2006-7.
bulletVernon Dobtcheff is a well-known French actor who will be familiar to Highlander afficiandos as he made two appearances (both as different characters) in the original series: A14, 'For Evil's Sake', and D15, 'Promises' (where you'll find a link to his Internet Movie Database entry).
bulletNatalie Roles is best known for playing DS Debbie McAllister over an 11-year period (1993-2004) in ITV's police soap The Bill. Scott Maslen also enjoyed a long stint in The Bill from 2002-7 as DS Phil Hunter before switching to another soap: Eastenders, where he currently plays Jack Branning (see here).
bulletI will not spoil things for those who haven't seen the episode and who have no idea how it ended.

Verdict
The shock ending and the flashback are the only notable items in this, the last ever episode of The Raven. After a solid middle of the season, perhaps it's fitting that the series ended with one of its most disappointing stories after a slow decline during the Paris-based episodes. 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