The Highlander A-Z

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FAMILY TREE
Richie's hot on the trail of his father, and while Duncan is reluctant to encourage him, he helps him track down a man who claims to be the boy's father. But is Joe Scanlon really Jack Ryan, and what dark memories from Mac's past are being released by Richie's quest?

Production Notes
bulletProduction number: 92106-2
bulletOriginal US airdate: 14th December, 1992
bulletWritten by: Kevin Droney
bulletDirected by: Jorge Montesi
bulletGuest Cast: Peter DeLuise (Clinch), J.E. Freeman (Joe Scanlon), Tamsin Kelsey (Mrs. Gustavson), Matthew Walker (Ian MacLeod), Walter Marsh (Mr. Stubbs), Jessica Van der Veen (Secretary), Aurelio Di Nunzio (Security Guard), Mary McDonald (Old Peasant)

Flashbacks
bullet 1622, Scotland
Duncan dies for the first time, and is thrown out of his clan by his father when his miraculous recovery is dismissed as the work of demons.
bullet 1623, Scotland
Ian MacLeod reveals that Duncan is not his true son when the pair stumble on each other on a Scottish road.

Other Immortals
bulletNone

Trivia
bulletThis episode was the second filmed, but originally it was the 11th shown.
bulletPeter DeLuise starred opposite Johnny Depp in the late 80s TV series 21 Jump Street. He's a versatile fellow, with writing and directing credits (mostly on Stargate SG-1) to add to his acting repertoire. Find out more about his career here. (Thanks to Tzvika for this nugget of information!)
bulletHindsight is a wonderful thing, but it's clear from the dialogue that Duncan is aware that Richie is pre-Immortal.
bulletMatthew Walker, who plays Duncan's father, reprises his role in the episodes D1, 'Homeland', and E1, 'Prophecy'. Check out his impressive CV here.

Verdict
I had bad memories of this episode, but re-watching it reveals it's not as bad as first feared. The flashbacks, however, are easily the highlights. C+

 


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Seacouver episodes
A1: The Gathering (C+)
A2: Family Tree (C+)
A3: The Road Not Taken (B-)
A4: Innocent Man (B)
A5: Free Fall (D+)
A6: Bad Day in Building A (C-)
A7: Mountain Men (C+)
A8: Deadly Medicine (C)
A9: The Sea Witch (B-)
A10: Revenge is Sweet (C)
A11: See No Evil (C-)
A12: Eyewitness (C+)
A13: Band of Brothers (A-)

Paris episodes
A14: For Evil's Sake (C+)
A15: For Tomorrow We Die (B)
A16: The Beast Below (C+)
A17: Saving Grace (B)
A18: The Lady and the Tiger (C+)
A19: Eye of the Beholder (B+)
A20: Avenging Angel (A-)
A21: Nowhere to Run (B-)
A22: The Hunters (B+)


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