The Highlander A-Z

Your definitive guide to the Highlander TV universe
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RITE OF PASSAGE
For years Duncan has known that the Webster's rebellious teenage daughter is a pre-Immortal. When she 'dies' in a car crash he finds himself comforting her grieving parents while also trying to prevent his new charge from falling into the wrong hands as she struggles to come to terms with who she is.

Production Notes
bulletProduction number: 94305-49
bulletOriginal US airdate: 24th October, 1994
bulletWritten by: Karen Harris
bulletDirected by: Mario Azzopardi
bulletGuest Cast: Rob Stewart (Axel Whittaker), Gabrielle Miller (Michelle Webster), Alan Scarfe (Craig Webster), Elizabeth Gracen (Amanda); Marie Stillin (Nancy Webster), Alexa Gilmour (Sharon), Robert Iseman (Mike), Lisha Snelgrove (Singer)

Flashbacks
bullet1896, Boston, USA
Axel Whittaker's penchant for using female Immortals as bait for the likes of Duncan is revealed.

Other Immortals
bulletMichelle Webster
bulletAxel Whittaker
bulletSharon
bulletAmanda

Trivia
bulletMichelle Webster is put under the guardianship of Amanda at the end of the episode.
bulletBritish-born actor Alan Scarfe has many genre credits over the years, including Alien Nation, MacGyver, Star Trek: The Next Generation (twice, as different characters), Quantum Leap, SeaQuest DSV, Due South and Star Trek: Voyager.
bulletGabrielle Miller previously played the part of Bess in the second-season episode B10, 'Epitaph for Tommy'. She is also a genre veteran, with guest roles in The X-Files, Stargate SG-1 and Sliders among others.
bulletAlexa Gilmour appeared twice on Forever Knight.

Verdict
Um, Michelle is a little too much of a rebellious teenager for my liking, but the episode explores some interesting concepts, not least of which is the idea of Duncan watching and nurturing pre-Immortals. 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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