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

CRIME AND PUNISHMENT
Nick's first case comes back to haunt him when the killer - a promising baseball star - is released after serving six years for manslaughter. As the new convict decides revenge is the way to go, Nick must protect himself while uncovering an uncomfortable truth about his first conviction.

Production Notes
bulletProduction number: 98107-207
bulletOriginal US airdate: 7th November, 1998
bulletWritten by: Tibby Rothman
bulletDirected by: Rene Bonniere
bulletGuest Cast: Mark Humphrey (Ray Bonita), Patricia Gage (Lucy Becker), Michael Copeman (Carl Magnus), Andrew Jackson (Darryl Keenan); Shary-Lee Guthrie (Angie), Nigel Hamer (Gatson), Steven Allerick (Tony), Michael Daingerfield Hall (Parkinson)

Flashbacks
bullet1992, Toronto
Meet a youthful Nick Wolfe getting his first "criminal" nailed as a plain-clothes cop

Other Immortals
bulletNone

Trivia
bulletAndrew Jackson previously guested as the renegade watcher Palin Wolf in the original series' episode, B4, 'The Darkness'. He has a prolific career documented at the imdb, including many other genre roles. Check out the full list here.
bulletIt would be impossible to claim after watching this episode that The Raven isn't set in Toronto (where it was filmed) - you can thank the prominent Maple leaf flag in the Toronto Blue jays baseball stadium for that fact.

Verdict
I don't like episodes without (bona fide) flashbacks or other Immortals. And this one started badly too, but blurred morals and some strong performances raise it to a reasonable level (my wife thinks it's the strongest episode in the series so far). B
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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