STUDIES IN LIGHT

Production number: #93202
Original US airdate: 4th October, 1993
Written by: Naomi Jansen
Directed by: Peter Ellis
Guest Cast: Joel Wiker (Greg Powers), Sheila Moore (Linda Plager); Gillian Carfra (Young Linda), Shane Kelly (Jonathan), Dwight McFee (Ray Holstrom), Patti Allan (Nurse), Mikal Dughi (Mother), Cayde Ritchie (Frightened Boy)



Fellow Immortal Greg Powers invites MacLeod to his photography showing. At the gallery, MacLeod becomes deeply disturbed by the violent images of his friend's work, but what becomes more disturbing than the fact that Greg's personality has been replaced by that of a hardened cynic. As he reviews Greg's work, he comes across a photograph taken of himself 50 years ago which triggers a flashback of a time he spent with a young photographer, Linda Plager. In a chance meeting, the now 73-year-old Linda recognizes Duncan as her old mentor and lover of 50 years ago, which thoroughly convinces her nurse that she's senile.

Flashbacks

1880's, Pacific North West, USA: Duncan and Gregor try to help in a cholera epidemic. Gregor is "killed" by a distraught father.
1938, Pacific North West, USA: Duncan meets and has relationship with Linda Plager, a photographer. He tells her to look for the good in her work. She tells him to leave because his love is a distraction to her work.

Other Immortals

Greg Powers

Interesting facts

+ Shiela Moore has also guest-starred in two X-Files episodes, 'Deep Throat' and 'Excelsius Dei' respectively.

Verdict

An interesting look into how Immortals can change over time. The sub-plot with Linda Plager is best forgotten, however. B


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