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DIPLOMATIC IMMUNITY
Embezzler, charmer, con man extraordinaire, Willie Kingsley has a knack for turning up dead - and profiting from it handsomely. But when one last con goes horribly wrong, his mortal wife pays for the scheme with her life. Willie turns to Duncan MacLeod to help him track down her killer, but while Mac is torn between justice and an old friend, Willie is simply after revenge.

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

Production Notes
bulletProduction number: 97604-110
bulletOriginal US airdate: 20th October, 1997
bulletWritten by: James Thope
bulletDirected by: Richard Martin
bulletGuest Cast: Jasper Britton (Willie Kingsley), Anita Dobson (Molly Ivers), Ed Bishop (Edward Banner), Alexis Denisof (Steve Banner); Paula Jane Ulrich (Young Molly Ivers), Paul Bandey (Swinson), Malcolm Rennie (Smythe), Edward Hamilton-Clarke (US Investigative Service Guard), Martin Jaubert (The Butler)

Flashbacks
bullet1969, London, England
We see how Willie has made his money for the last 30-odd years.
bullet1836, London, England
Duncan witnesses Willie's 'death' in a duel after he has embezzled 100,000 from a business partner.

Other Immortals
bulletWillie Kingsley

Trivia
bulletEd Bishop is fondly remembered as a stalwart of ITC's 60s children shows, in particular Captain Scarlet (as the voice of Captain Blue), and UFO, as Commander Ed Straker.
bulletAlexis Denisof, who once dated the Fast Show's Caroline Aherne, has gone on to bigger and better things as the disgraced Watcher Wesley Wyndham-Price in Buffy: The Vampire Slayer and Angel. He's now married to Allyson Hannigan, co-star in Buffy and most recently seen in the American Pie movies.
bulletAnita Dobson is best known for her role as barmaid Angie Watts in Eastenders. She is married to Brian May (of Queen fame, doubling the Highlander connection).

Verdict
Nice idea, but lacking something in the execution, like much of season six. It must be noted that the only regular in this - and indeed most of the other episodes this season - is Duncan himself.
C+

 


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Paris episodes
F1: Avatar (C)
F2: Armageddon (C+)
F3: Sins of the Father (B+)
F4: Diplomatic Immunity (C+)
F5: Patient Number 7 (C)
F6: Black Tower (C+)
F7: Unusual Suspects (B+)
F8: Justice (B-)
F9: Deadly Exposure (B-)
F10: Two of Hearts (C)
F11: Indiscretions (B+)
F12: To Be (B+)
F13: Not to Be (A-)


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