COUNTERFEIT (part one)

Production number: #93221
Original US airdate: 16th May, 1994
Story by: David Tynan
Teleplay by: Brad Wright
Directed by: Paolo Barzman
Guest Cast: Martin Cummings (Pete), Meilani Paul (Lisa), Peter Hudson (Horton); Peter Rutherford (Denny Ponance), Godfrey James (Charles Browning), Roger Bizley (Sheriff), Bruno Raffaelli (Police Driver), Jean Paul Solal (Alphonso), Less Clack (Doctor), Dominique Jephcott (Victim), Hugues Profy (Guard), Roger Bret (Brother Andre), Robert Hewett (Operator #1), Abraham Ferguson (Operator #2), Vivienne Avramoff (Coach)



Pete Wilder just saved Richie from an attack by some guys wearing Watcher tattoos. Or did he? Nothing is what it seems, and MacLeod becomes increasingly wary of Pete, despite Richie's protests that the guy is his friend. When MacLeod's mistrust gets the possibly innocent Pete killed, Mac becomes increasingly unsure of himself.

Flashbacks

1730, England: Mac narrowly escapes death twice in one day, first as an alleged poacher, and then at the hands of the Immortal who 'rescues' him.

Other Immortals

Richie
Charles Browning

Interesting facts

+ Serial killer Lisa Halle was played by Adrian Paul's then-wife Meliani.

Verdict

Um, yes. Just how plausible is Horton's entire scheme? Not very, and you'd have thought that Richie would have learned enough to know to trust Mac on a hunch by now. C-


Back to episode 20: Prodigal Son
Forward to episode 22:
Counterfeit (part two)
Back to season two index