The Highlander A-Z

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THE FIGHTER
MacLeod's old friend Tommy Sullivan is a scrappy little Irishman, a one-time boxer turned trainer, who can charm anyone into anything. He charms MacLeod into backing his current boxer and charms Charlie into playing Cyrano to help him woo a shy waitress. But when a rival manager who was trying to steal Sully's fighter turns up dead, MacLeod's opinion of his old friend begins to be altered forever.

Production Notes
bulletProduction number: 93211-33
bulletOriginal US airdate: 31st January, 1994
bulletWritten by: Morrie Ruvinsky
bulletDirected by: Peter Ellis
bulletGuest Cast: Bruce Weitz (Sullivan), Tom McBeath (Coleman), Cali Timmins (Iris); Nicholas Lea (Rodney Lange), Wren Robertz (George Belcher), Russell Roberts (Wilson), Charles Payne (Thunder Rodriguez), Topaze Hasfal-Schou (Marilyn), Ken Roberts (Wallace)

Flashbacks
bullet1891, San Francisco, USA
Duncan is persuaded to fight in an illegal bare-knuckle fight by Sully.

Other Immortals
bulletRichie
bulletTommy Sullivan

Trivia
bulletBruce Weitz played Mick Belker in US cop show Hill Street Blues. He's also guest-starred in Lois & Clark, The X-Files, Due South, The West Wing and ER among others.
bulletThe X-Files' Nicholas Lea makes his first appearance on Highlander - here he plays the mortal Rodney, later he returns as the Immortal (and some would say irrepressible) Cory Raines in E7, 'Money No Object'.
bulletAlso making a later return to Highlander (ironically in the same episode as Lea) is Tom McBeath, who plays Detective Dennis Tynan (E7).
bulletThis episode originally aired after B13, 'Bless This Child', but before B12, 'Under Color of Authority'.
bulletWhen asked to name his hero, Duncan says Connor.

Verdict
A sparkling episode that effortlessly casts aside its lighter moments for the downbeat ending. Bruce Weitz is superb, and I also applaud the Welsh accent too. A-

 


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Seacouver episodes
B1: The Watchers (B-)
B2: Studies in Light (B)
B3: Turnabout (C-)
B4: The Darkness (B+)
B5: An Eye For An Eye (C+)
B6: The Zone (B-)
B7: The Return of Amanda (B)
B8: Revenge of the Sword (C-)
B9: Run for Your Life (B+)
B10: Epitaph for Tommy (C-)
B11: The Fighter (A-)
B12: Under Color of Authority (B+)
B13: Bless This Child (C+)
B14: Unholy Alliance (I) (C+)

Paris episodes
B15: Unholy Alliance (II) (A-)
B16: The Vampire (B-)
B17: Warmonger (B)
B18: Pharaoh's Daughter (A-)
B19: Legacy (A)
B20: Prodigal Son (B-)
B21: Counterfeit (I) (C-)
B22: Counterfeit (II) (B)


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