TWO MINUTES TO MIDNIGHT

Production number: #95422
Original US airdate: 8th July, 1996
Written by: David Tynan
Directed by: Dennis Berry
Guest Cast: Peter Wingfield (Adam Pierson/Methos), Stephen Tremblay (Jacob Galati), Jesse Joe Walsh (Jack Shapiro), Romina Mondello (Irena Galati); Peter Hudson (James Horton), Michel Feller (Mikel), Yan Epstein (Jean Dumar), Xavier Jaillard (Magistrate), Zoltan Csala (Guard), Manuel Guillot (Emile), Olivier Vitrant (Watcher)



Immortals and Watchers are poised at the brink of war. On the orders of the Watcher Tribunal, every Watcher in Europe is hunting for MacLeod, to bring him in dead or alive. MacLeod discovers that the real killer is Jacob Galati, a gypsy MacLeod once traveled with, who has vowed to destroy all the mortals who wear the Watcher tattoo, convinced they are all out to destroy Immortals.

Read full episode synopsis (at Jinnafore's site).


Flashbacks


1847, gypsy camp in Europe: Jacob is hanged by a court for killing a man who raped his wife Irene, resulting in him and his wife being exiled from the gypsy camp.
1992, Europe: Jacob watches in horror as Horton executes Irene, but manages to escape a similar fate.

Other Immortals

Methos
Jacob Galati
Irena Galati

Interesting facts

+ This episode was actually filmed at the last one for season four. In some territories it was shown as such; in others it became the season opener for season five.


Verdict


Sorry, haven't had a chance to see this episode yet. When I do, I'll let you know what I think!


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Prophecy
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