THE MESSENGER

Production number: #96509
Original US airdate: 25th November, 1996
Written by: David Tynan
Directed by:
James Bruce
Guest cast:
Peter Wingfield (Methos), Ron Perlman (The Messenger), Robert Wisden (William Culbraith); Awaovieyi Agie (Jeffrey), Patrick T Gorman (Sergeant Hickson), Mitch Davies (Captain Greenwell), Lloyd Berry (Harry)



Richie's found a new teacher: an Immortal who preaches a message of peace. An Immortal who believes that all Immortals can lay down their swords and live together as brothers. An Immortal who claims to be the oldest of their kind still alive - Methos. Will laying down his sword in the name of peace mean Richie will lose his head? And what does this mean for the friend MacLeod already calls Methos?

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Flashbacks


1864, Georgia, USA: Duncan and mortal friend Jeffrey are caught by Confederate soldiers under the command of Culbraith.
1864, Andersonville, USA:
Culbraith learns of his family's murder, and refuses to help Jeffrey, resulting in his death.

Other Immortals

Richie
Methos
The Messenger
William Culbraith


Interesting facts


+ Ron Perlman made his name as the Beast in Beauty and the Beast opposite Linda Hamilton. Adrian Paul once guest starred in an episode.
+ Robert Wisden, a genre veteran with guest roles in Stargate SG-1 (as the recurring character Major Samuels), Millennium and The X-Files, previously appeared as a different character in the second-season story 'The Return of Amanda' (
B7).


Verdict


Yet another cracker, and the characterisation of both 'good' and 'bad' Immortals shows how far Highlander has come in five years. A-


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