The Highlander A-Z

Your definitive guide to the Highlander TV universe
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BLOODLINES
Nick is working for an old friend's private security firm, protecting a senator after she receives a death threat. When the assassin is cornered, shot and falls to his death off the roof, the job appears to be done - but the body disappears and Nick discovers he's up against an Immortal with a grudge against the best and brightest of an entire family tree...

Production Notes
bulletProduction number: 98103-203
bulletOriginal US airdate: 10th October, 1998
bulletWritten by: James Thorpe
bulletDirected by: Dennis Berry
bulletGuest Cast: Hannes Jaenicke (Bert Myers), Patricia Gage (Lucy Becker), Cedric Smith (Morgan Kenworthy), Carolyn Dunn (Denise Grady), Allan Van Sprang (William Kenworthy); Patrick Patterson (Police Chief Grady), Desmond Ellis (Jack Marsh), Catherine Black (Ronette), Jean Daigle (Reporter)

Flashbacks
bullet1897, New York, USA
Amanda is the consort of Morgan's adopted son, William. When William is shot by a corrupt cop, Morgan intervenes, only to be shot too. This triggers his latent Immortality and begins a century-old vendetta against the Grady's.

Other Immortals
bulletMorgan Kenworthy

Trivia
bulletCedric Smith hails from Bournemouth in Dorset, but has a long and varied career in television, including a starring voice role as Professor Charles Xavier in the early 90s X-Men cartoon series. See his full list of credits at the IMDB here.
bulletThis is the first of seven episodes featuring Bert Myers. Hannes Jaenicke is German-born, American-bred and divides his time between both countries.
bulletCarolyn Dunn has a credit from the original Highlander series, playing Nora Fontaine in B13, 'Bless This Child'.

Verdict
Great idea, poor execution. Morgan Kenworthy is the latest in a long line of Immortals where the distinction between black and white is blurred - it's hard not to feel sympathy for his character while deploring his obsession with revenge. But things plod along too sedately with Amanda relegated to a largely peripheral role. 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