The Highlander A-Z

Your definitive guide to the Highlander TV universe
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PHARAOH'S DAUGHTER
MacLeod feels the Buzz coming from an ancient sarcophagus and opens it to find Nefertiri, Cleopatra's handmaid, buried 2,000 years ago with her mistress. Now revived, she pursues a vendetta against the Immortal Marcus Constantine, who was her lover and her enemy.

Production Notes
bulletProduction number: 93218-40
bulletOriginal US airdate: 25th April, 1994
bulletWritten by: Elizabeth Baxter & Martin Brossollet
bulletDirected by: Dennis Berry
bulletGuest Cast: Nia Peeples (Nefertiri), James Faulkner (Constantine); Jerry di Giacomo (Victor Benedetti), Diane Bellego (Angela Constantine)

Flashbacks
bullet30BC, Egypt
Nefertiri is Cleopatra's handmaiden, and lover to Marcus Constantine, whom she feels betrays her when the Romans invade and Cleopatra commits suicide.

Other Immortals
bulletNefertiri
bulletMarcus Constantine

Trivia
bulletJames Faulkner is a veteran of British TV, including roles in ITV's adaptation of Jeffrey Archer's First Among Equals (alongside David Robb, no less) and Bridget Jones' Diary. Check out his impressive résumé here.
bulletThe Egyptian flashback is the second in the series not to feature Duncan, but the first to pre-date his birth (by some 1,600 years!).
bulletConstantine was originally envisaged as someone who could replace Darius as the elder statesman to Duncan's younger Immortal. Ultimately, though, that role fell to Methos.
bulletCatherine Zeta Jones auditioned for the part of Nefertiri before Nia Peeples won it - which might explain the slight Welsh twang to her accent (that might just be me, but then again her middle name is Gwendolyn). Visit Ms Peeples' official Web site - one of many - by clicking here.

Verdict
All of Highlander's strengths are on show here, from the blurring of good and evil to Duncan's conflict of love and what's right.
A-

 


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Season Two list
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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)


  Text copyright 2007 Nick Peers, Images copyright Panzer/Davis