The Highlander A-Z

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DOUBLE EAGLE
An old friend of Duncan's - and enemy of Amanda - comes into town looking to buy a racehorse to end his 107-year streak of bad luck. Only trouble for Duncan is, as Kit O'Brady comes calling, so too does Amanda, and keeping them apart proves more difficult than he thought.

Read full episode synopsis (at Jinnafore's site).

Production Notes
bulletProduction number: 95405-71
bulletOriginal US airdate: 23rd October, 1995
bulletWritten by: David Tynan
bulletDirected by: Mario Azzopardi
bulletGuest Cast: Elizabeth Gracen (Amanda), Nicholas Campbell (Kit O'Brady); Tim Henry (Jim Rainey), Garvin Cross (Ray), Tony Marr (Laundry Worker)

Flashbacks
bullet1888, San Francisco, USA
Self-made saloon owner Kit O'Brady encounters Amanda for the first time at his club Double Eagle, with devastating consequences.

Other Immortals
bulletRichie
bulletAmanda
bulletKit O'Brady

Trivia
bulletNicholas Campbell has numerous genre credits, including Space 1999 and The Outer Limits, but is best known for his starring role in Canadian TV series Da Vinci's Inquest (its official site is here). As an aside, Ian Tracey, who guest stars in E4, 'Glory Days', and Gerard Plunkett (D1, 'Homeland' and E1, 'Prophecy') also star alongside Campbell in this show.
bulletDirector Mario Azzopardi has an uncredited cameo role as the eponymous Count.

Verdict
Highlander goes slapstick with this unashamedly comedic episode. Elizabeth Gracen is in fine form as Amanda as always, but Nicholas Campbell matches her with his light-hearted gambling Immortal. It's a bit too slapstick for my liking, but a strong episode nonetheless. B+

 


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Seacouver episodes
D1: Homeland (B+)
D2: Brothers in Arms (A-)
D3: The Innocent (A-)
D4: Leader of the Pack (B)
D5: Double Eagle (B+)
D6: Reunion (B+)
D7: The Colonel (B)
D8: Reluctant Heroes (B-)
D9: The Wrath of Kali (B+)
D10: Chivalry (B)
D11: Timeless (B)
D12: The Blitz (C)
D13: Something Wicked (A)

Paris episodes
D14: Deliverance (A-)
D15: Promises (B+)
D16: Methusaleh's Gift (B+)
D17: The Immortal Cimoli (A-)
D18: Through a Glass Darkly (B+)
D19: Double Jeopardy (C+)
D20: Til Death (A-)
D21: Judgement Day (B)
D22: One Minute to Midnight (A-)


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