FREE FALL

Production number: #92101-5 
Original US airdate:
26th October, 1992
Written by: Phillip John Taylor
Directed by: Thomas J Wright
Guest Cast: Joan Jett (Felicia Martins), Jay Brazeau (Commissioner Comanski), Eli Gabay (Claude Devereux), Leslie Carlson (Sam Thompson), Claudia Ferri (Cecile), Patricia Vonk (Female Executive), Ron Chartier (ME Assistant)



Felicia Martin is a confused young woman who commits suicide, only to revive and discover that she's Immortal. At least, that's what she wants MacLeod and Richie to believe, and takes the former as her mentor and the latter as her lover. But Martins is also running from an Immortal called Devereux, who has his own reasons for taking her head. At least one head is going to roll, but the question is: will it be Mac's?

Flashbacks

1880s, France: Appalled that Devereux would leave her, Felicia kills his wife and adopted child in an act of revenge.

Other Immortals

Felicia Martins
Claude Devereux

Interesting facts

+ Joan Jett is the first (but by no means the last) rock star to guest star in Highlander. Other pop stars to make appearances include Roland Gift (Fine Young Cannibals), Martin Kemp (Spandau Ballet) and Roger Daltrey (The Who).
+ This is the first flashback we see involving Immortals other than MacLeod.

Verdict

Laughably bad from start to finish, although you do gain a little sympathy for the rogue Immortal Devereux. D+


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