The Highlander A-Z

Your definitive guide to the Highlander TV universe
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BLACKMAIL
Duncan is caught on camera beheading old adversary Peter Maitlin, and finds himself being blackmailed by seedy lawyer Bruno Wylie who wants his wife killed. As Mac closes in on another old enemy, he finds himself increasingly distracted by Wylie's demands.

Production Notes
bulletProduction number: 94310-54
bulletOriginal US airdate: 28th November, 1994
bulletWritten by: Morrie Ruvinsky
bulletDirected by: Paolo Barzman
bulletGuest Cast: Bruce Dinsmore (Bruno Wylie), Barbara Tyson (Barbara Wylie), Anthony de Longis (Lymon Kurlow), Kelly Fiddick (Johnny); Bill Croft (Peter Matlin), Vicent Gale (Lattimore), Justine Priestley (Lisa Crane), P. Adrien Dorval (Jailer), Gordon Tipple (Hangman)

Flashbacks
bulletc1805, England
Duncan is hanged in place of his mortal friend when said friend is framed for a murder actually committed by Immortals Lymon Kurlow and Peter Maitlin.

Other Immortals
bulletLymon Kurlow
bulletPeter Matlin

Trivia
bulletThis represents the first of Anthony de Longis' two appearances on Highlander. He returns (as a different character) in the fifth season story E15, 'Duende'. His other credits include Kazon leader Culluh in Star Trek: Voyager. His official Web site can be reached here.
bulletBill Croft previously played Mancuso in the first-season episode A6, 'Bad Day in Building A'. He also had the distinction of playing four different parts in four separate episodes of MacGyver, and had a cameo role as a motorcycle cop in the 1996 Doctor Who movie. Check out his full résumé here.

Verdict
An interesting premise let down by Bruno Wylie's thoroughly unsympathetic character. Nice turn from Anthony de Longis, though. B-

 


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Seacouver episodes
C1: The Samurai (B+)
C2: Line of Fire (C)
C3: The Revolutionary (C+)
C4: The Cross of St Antoine (A-)
C5: Rite of Passage (B-)
C6: Courage (B+)
C7: The Lamb (A-)
C8: Obsession (B+)
C9: Shadows (C+)
C10: Blackmail (B-)
C11: Vendetta (C+)
C12: They Also Serve (A)
C13: Blind Faith (B+)
C14: Song of the Executioner (A-)

Paris episodes
C15: Star-Crossed (B+)
C16: Methos (B+)
C17: Take Back The Night (B)
C18: Testimony (B)
C19: Mortal Sins (B)
C20: Reasonable Doubt (B)
C21: Finale (I) (B+)
C22: Finale (II) (A)


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