The Highlander A-Z

Your definitive guide to the Highlander TV universe
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PRODIGAL SON
Richie returns, on the run, turning to MacLeod for help. An Immortal has been following him, refusing to confront him, but committing grisly murders wherever Richie goes. Richie is eventually arrested for the murders. Mac learns that Immortal hunter Martin Hyde is behind the murders: considering the Quickening of a green Immortal like Richie not worth the taking, Hyde has been hounding him in order to drive him to his teacher.

Production Notes
bulletProduction number: 93220-42
bulletOriginal US airdate: 9th May, 1994
bulletWritten by: Christian Bouveron & Lawrence Shore
bulletDirected by: Dennis Berry
bulletGuest Cast: Michael Siberry (Martin Hyde), Valerie Steffen (Inspector Bardot); Nicholas Chagrin (Segur), Michelle Seeberger (Wife), Clement Harari (Scientist), Blake Dawson (Clerk), Xavier Jaillard (Attendant)

Flashbacks
bullet1630, Scotland
While Connor is away in Aberdeen on business, a raw Duncan MacLeod comes up against the far more seasoned Martin Hyde for the first time, and is lucky to escape with his head.
bullet1700, Paris, France
Hyde kills Mac's friend Segur, considering the Highlander still too green to make a worthy Quickening.

Other Immortals
bulletRichie (see R)
bulletMartin Hyde
bulletSegur

Trivia
bulletMichael Siberry will be instantly recognisable to fans of ITV's Jeeves and Wooster, in which he played the character of Bingo Little. He's also played opposite two Sherlock Holmes - Jeremy Brett in 1984 and Christopher Lee in 1990, and returned to the Highlander universe playing Frank Brennan in Highlander: The Raven.
bulletThis is Richie's first appearance in season two since B12, 'Under Color of Authority'.

Verdict
Richie returns, and the result is a good (although not by recent standards) yarn. Plus, am I the only person who thinks that Hyde looks like a cross between Keifer Sutherland and Eddie Izzard? B-

 


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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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