The Highlander A-Z

Your definitive guide to the Highlander TV universe
  Season one (A1-A22) Season two (B1-B22) Season three (C1-C22) Season four (D1-D22) Season five (E1-E18) Season six (F1-F13) The Raven (R1-R22) Highlander: Endgame

LINE OF FIRE
An ex-girlfriend of Richie's arrives in town claiming her young son is his. While he ignores Duncan's reminder that Immortals cannot bear children, the Highlander is disturbed by the arrival of Kern, an Immortal responsible for killing his Sioux lover and foster son over a hundred years previously.

Production Notes
bulletProduction number: 94302-46
bulletOriginal US airdate: 3rd October, 1994
bulletWritten by: David Tynan
bulletDirected by: Clay Borris
bulletGuest Cast: Randall 'Tex' Cobb (Kern), Chandra West (Donna), Michelle Thrush (Little Deer); Andrew Wheeler (Father Mathew), Rick Poltaruk (Clerk), Peter Bob (Kahani), Richard Leacock (Jamal), James & Mathew Harrington (Jeremy)

Flashbacks
bullet1872, Pacific North West, USA
Duncan is living with the Lakota Sioux tribe in peace, when they are massacred after being discovered by Kern.

Other Immortals
bulletRichie
bulletKern

Trivia
bulletMichelle Thrush previously played Sara Lightfoot in the season two episode B13, 'Bless This Child'.
bulletRobert Ito, who previously played Johnny Leong in the second-season episode B8, 'Revenge of the Sword', first came to most people's attention when he played Sam Fujiyama in Quincy.

Verdict
Oh dear. Kern is little more than a cartoon villain, although the confession scene at least gives us a little idea about what he was like and how old he is (a Viking perhaps?). The Richie story is a waste of time, and the casting of Michelle Thrush as MacLeod's lover is poorly thought out considering her recent appearance as Sara Lightfoot. Have I said enough yet?
C

 


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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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