Episode C2: Line of Fire

LINE OF FIRE

Production number: #94302
Original US airdate: 3rd October, 1994
Written by: David Tynan
Directed by: Clay Borris
Guest cast: Randall "Tex" Cobb (Kern), Chandra West (Donna), Michelle Thrush (Little Deer); Andrew Wheeler (Father Mathew), Rick Poltaruk (Clerk), Peter Bob (Kahani), Richard Leacock (Jamal), James & Mathew Harrington (Jeremy)



An ex-girlfriend of Richie's arrives in town claiming her young son is his. While he ignores Duncan's reminder that Immortals cannot bear children, the Highlander is disturbed by the arrival of Kern, an Immortal responsible for killing his Sioux lover and foster son over a hundred years previously.

Flashbacks

1778, Pacific North West, USA: Duncan is living with the Lakota Sioux tribe in peace, when they are massacred after being discovered by Kern.

Other Immortals

Richie
Kern

Interesting facts

+ Michelle Thrush previously played Sara Lightfoot in the season two episode 'Bless This Child'.
+ Kern reveals in confession the following crimes: torture, murder, burning of villages and the odd abbey. Oh, and it's been around 500 years since his last confession.


Verdict


Oh dear. Kern is little more than a cartoon villain, although the confession scene at least gives us a little idea about what he was like and how old he is (a Viking perhaps?). The Richie story is a waste of time, and the casting of Michelle Thrush as MacLeod's lover is poorly thought out considering her recent appearance as Sara Lightfoot. Have I said enough yet? C


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