The Highlander A-Z

Your definitive guide to the Highlander TV universe
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THE UNKNOWN SOLDIER
Carl Magnus's brother is killed by a mysterious Immortal in soldier's uniform. As Nick digs into the case to Carl's increasing chagrin, our anonymous friend discovers another person who needs punishing for the death of his comrades in an earlier war. That person is Amanda...

Production Notes
bulletProduction number: 98108-208
bulletOriginal US airdate: 14th November, 1998
bulletWritten by: James Thorpe
bulletDirected by: George Mendeluk
bulletGuest Cast: Michael Rhoades (John Ray Fielding), Patricia Gage (Lucy Becker), Michael Copeman (Carl Magnus), Robert Bockstael (Donald Magnus); Walker Boone (Detective Chapman), Melanie Nicholls-King (Officer Robbins), Andrew Strachan (Private Anderson), Reg Dreger (Colonel Benson)

Flashbacks
bullet1917, Western Front, France
Discover how Amanda's attempts to steal her way out of the war zone have tragic consequences for an entire battalion of soldiers

Other Immortals
bulletJohn Ray Fielding

Trivia
bulletKudos to Michael Rhoades who manages to go from seemingly evil to fully rounded in the space of one scene, confessing to Amanda how after his first death he was forced to watch his wife marry again, have children and grow old and die without him.

Verdict
This is more like it - a "proper" Highlander story with an interesting three-dimensional protagonist and moral conflict at its core. We also get to see how Nick's involvement in Amanda's life is affecting her basic beliefs and core in a way Duncan was never able to do.
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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