Production number: #96510
Original US airdate: 27th January, 1997
Written by: James Thorpe
Directed by: Richard Martin
Guest cast: Peter Wingfield (Methos), Musetta Vander (Ingrid Henning), Jan Triska (Nicolae Breslaw); Fulvio
Cecere (Alan Wilkinson), Martin Evans (Colonel Stauffenburg), L Harvey Gold (Igor Stefanovich), Peter Hanlon (Karl
Brandt), Patrick Keating (Adolf Hitler), Dean Balkwill (David), Jim Leard (Detective Frayne), Noah Heney (Brownshirt),
Raoul Ganeev (Guard)
Ingrid Henning is an Immortal with an obsession: in 1944 she failed to kill Hitler and has atoned for it ever since
by killing dictators, tyrants, racists, and fascists who might have the potential to become as dangerous. Mac has
a chance to stop her killing mortals, but would he be guilty of the same evil by taking her head?
Read full episode synopsis (at Jinnafore's site).
1935, Berlin, Germany: Duncan arrives in Berlin at the behest of British Intelligence to
monitor the rise of Nazi Germany.
1944, Berlin, Germany: Duncan joins Ingrid and Colonel Stauffenberg in a Berlin bar to plot the assassination
attempt on Hitler.
1944, East Prussia: Duncan witnesses the botched attempt to assassinate Hitler with that bomb-in-a-suitcase.
+ The plot to kill Hitler is based on fact (although whether British Intelligence would have been
involved in a plot to kill Hitler in 1944 is more debatable), just as the later fifth-season episode 'The Stone
of Scone' (E16) is inspired by true-life events.
+ There is some speculation that this is the first time that the fictional city of Seacouver (which exists halfway
between Seattle and Vancouver, hence the name) is mentioned officially in the show.
By the standards of the fifth season it's a little disappointing, but on its own merits is another
fine morality play, with Duncan's dilemma thoughtfully played out. B+
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