RANSOM OF RICHARD REDSTONE
Production number: #96513
Original US airdate: 17th February, 1997
Written by: David Tynan
Directed by: Gerard Hameline
Guest cast: Sonia Codhant (Marina LeMartin), Tom Russell (Edward Cervain), Gary Hetherington (Carlo Capodimonte);
Astrid Veillon (Desiree), Sylvain Rougerie (James Foulard), Matthew Thompson (James), George Gay (Parking Attendant)
The Chateau LeMartin has been in Marina's family for generations, but now the slimy Carlo Capodimonte threatens
to foreclose on an old loan and take the chateau for himself. Desperate to save the family heritage, Marina kidnaps
an American millionaire in order to pay off the loan. Unfortunately for Marina, the rich and charming "Richard
Redstone" she has tied up in the cellar is none other than Richie Ryan.
Read full episode synopsis (at Jinnafore's site).
1978, Casino Montecour, France: Duncan loses a lot of money in a French casino to a white-tuxed
English gentleman who answers to M, and then is forced to watch as his female companion is robbed of her casino
+ Gary Hetherington has guested on MacGyver and The X-Files, among other things.
+ The 1978 flashback is (almost) the latest flashback into Duncan's life pre-Highlander: The Series. The
latest we've seen him was in 1980, when he jumped aboard a boat in Paris which Tessa was working as a guide on.
You can guess the rest (A14, For Evil's Sake).
The standard slips again with this thinly veiled homage to Bond. Richie may be playing the 007 role
in places, but is it just coincidence that Adrian Paul has been linked to the famous secret-agent role? C
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