THE WATCHERS

Production number: #93201
Original US airdate:
27th September, 1993
Written by: Marie-Chantal Droney
Directed by: Clay Borris
Guest Cast: Peter Hudson (Horton), Kehli O'Byrne (Lynn), Cameron Bancroft (Robert); Douglas Arthurs (Joey), Brad Loree (Belson), Ajay Karah (Busboy)



Duncan follows a lead back to the Pacific Northwest as he continues to investigate Darius' death. He meets Joe Dawson, a bookstore owner with a secret - Dawson is a high-ranking member of an ancient secret organization known as The Watchers, who observe and record the lives of the Immortals, passing their archives down from generation to generation.
Unknown to Dawson, his brother-in-law James Horton - Darius' killer - has been recruiting Watchers to kill Immortals. We are left with the knowledge that other renegade Watchers may be waiting to try for MacLeod's head.


Flashbacks
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Other Immortals

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Interesting facts

+ Series regular Joe Dawson makes his first appearance in this episode. To find out more about the multi-talented Jim Byrnes, check out jbap.org.
+ Cameron Bancroft later returns as the Immortal David Keogh in the third-season episode 'Obsession'.

Verdict

A reasonable introduction to season two, but it's not helped by Horton's character, who has no redeeming features whatsoever. Nice reference to the Kurgan, though. B-


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