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COMES A HORSEMAN
MacLeod knew him as Melvin Koren, a desperado who left a trail of death and fire across the Old West, but Cassandra remembers him as an evil far older. He is Kronos, leader of the Four Horsemen, mounted Bronze Age raiders who murdered, raped, and pillaged their way across two continents. Never was a band of Immortals more cruel or more feared. He destroyed Cassandra's people and she's been hunting him across the millennia. But Kronos has a different target now: Methos.

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

Production Notes
bulletProduction number: 96511-99
bulletOriginal US airdate: 3rd February, 1997
bulletWritten by: David Tynan
bulletDirected by: Gerard Hameline
bulletGuest Cast: Peter Wingfield (Methos), Tracy Scoggins (Cassandra), Valentine Pelka (Kronos), Richard Ridings (Silas), Marcus Testory (Caspian); Greg Michaels (Tippet), David Longworth (Paxton), Sotigui Kouyate (Hijad)

Flashbacks
bulletBronze Age (no specific date, unsurprisingly), Eurasian super-continent
Discover how Cassandra gained her immortality, and take a trip through time to a typical marauders' camp with your jovial guides the Four Horsemen.
bullet1867, South Texas, USA
MacLeod narrowly fails to catch up with desperado Melvin Koren.

Other Immortals
bulletMethos
bulletCassandra
bulletMelvin Koren/Kronos
bulletSilas
bulletCaspian

Trivia
bulletValentine Pelka has also starred in First Knight and the mini-series Ivanhoe. Keen UK TV fans will also remember him in Mortimer's Cross, Campion (starring ex-Doctor Who Peter Davison), Robin of Sherwood and the Channel 5 soap Family Affairs. Check out his official fan club here.
bulletRugby fanatics will remember Richard Ridings from the UK comedy flick Up and Under, which also starred Neil Morrissey and Samantha Janus. He's currently to be seen in ITV's comedy drama, Fat Friends.
bulletTracy Scoggins reprises her role as Cassandra from E1, 'Prophecy'.

Verdict
In theory this should be the crowning point of season five. In practice it's good, but lacks a certain special something. Still, things are set up nicely for the second part, as Duncan leaves Seacouver for the last time in the series.
B+

 


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Seacouver episodes
E1: Prophecy (B)
E2: End of Innocence (B+)
E3: Manhunt (B+)
E4: Glory Days (B)
E5: Dramatic License (A-)
E6: Money No Object (A-)
E7: Haunted (B+)
E8: Little Tin God (A)
E9: The Messenger (A-)
E10: The Valkyrie (B+)
E11: Comes a Horseman (B+)

Paris episodes
E12: Revelations 6:8 (B-)
E13: Ransom of Richard Redstone (C)
E14: Duende (C+)
E15: The Stone of Scone (B)
E16: Forgive Us Our Trespasses (A-)
E17: The Modern Prometheus (B+)
E18: Archangel (B)


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