THE DARKNESS

Production number: #93204
Original US airdate: 18th October, 1993
Written by: Christian Bouveron & Lawrence Shore
Directed by: Paolo Barzman
Guest Cast: Traci Lords (Greta), Andrew Jackson (Wolf); Frank C Turner (Harry), Lisa Vultaggio (Carmen), Richard Lautsch (Roman), Kendall Cross (Michelle), Adrian Hughes (James), Travis MacDonald (Kid)



A mortal named Pallin Wolf, one of the renegade Watchers who believes the Immortals must be eliminated, lures an Immortal to his house and kills him, getting the advantage by tricking him into a sealed room that is completely dark, then stalking him with night vision goggles. Meanwhile, a Gypsy fortuneteller they meet in a restaurant, Greta, warns Tessa that she is in danger. When Tessa is kidnapped by Wolf, MacLeod returns to Greta, asking for her help.

Flashbacks

c1842, Europe: A gypsy lover of Duncan's curses him when she sees in his palm he will never marry anyone, even though he said he would marry her.

Other Immortals

James

Interesting facts

+ This episode marks the departure of Tessa and the emergence of Richie as an Immortal.
+ Duncan tells Richie that he's never been married. Subsequent events in Highlander: Endgame (see here) dispute this.
+ Andrew Jackson also appeared in Highlander: The Raven. Check out his authorised site here.

Verdict

A strong episode with a twist ending that's cleverly executed. Knowing what happens still doesn't prepare you for the shock. B+

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