THE ZONE

Production number: #93206
Original US airdate: 1st November, 1993
Written by: Peter Mohan
Directed by: Clay Borris
Guest Cast: Santino Buda (Canaan), Sandra P Grant (Asia), Alfonso Quijada (Tio); Alphonso Quijada (Tio), Leam Blackwood (Tom McGee), Ken Camroux (Judd Collins), Tom Heaton (Old Man), Michael G Shanks (Jesse Collins), Brian McGugan (Mark Wells), Lorena Gale (Woman)



The Zone is a burned-out urban wasteland, abandoned by the police, who figure it's easier to just 'let the animals kill each other.' Now the Zone is being taken over by Canaan, a charismatic leader who urges his followers to take the material possessions that have been denied to them. Joe Dawson comes to MacLeod for help - one of his men, who was observing Canaan, has been killed. After MacLeod learns that Canaan is not an Immortal, Dawson is ready to drop it. But MacLeod has seen the misery in the Zone, and is determined to break Canaan's hold.

Flashbacks

1920, Pennsylvania, US: Duncan tries to talk a friend out of joining a strike. The friend is killed by Pinkerton agents hired by his own father.

Other Immortals

Richie

Interesting facts

+ This episode marks a co-starring role for Michael G Shanks, who has subsequently shot to fame as Daniel Jackson in the superb Stargate SG-1 series.

Verdict

Not bad, considering there's no other Immortals (Richie doesn't count). Okay, so the series isn't as effective when Immortals aren't involved, but the flashback works well and the ending is enjoyable - if predictable. B-

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