THE STONE OF SCONE

Production number: #96515
Original US airdate: 21st April, 1997
Written by: Michael O'Mahony & Sacha Reins
Directed by:
Richard Martin
Guest cast:
Elizabeth Gracen (Amanda), Roger Daltrey (Hugh Fitzcairn), Michael Culkin (Bernie Crimmins); David Barrass (Harry), Harry Jones (Andrew), Neville Phillips (Butler), Paul Barrett (Bobby), Colin Reese (Uriah), Barnaby Apps (Patrick), Valerie Ann Wyss (Barmaid)



According to official statements by the British government, the theft of the Stone of Scone, the legendary royal throne of Scotland, from Westminster Abbey in 1950 was simply a rowdy schoolboy prank. But was it? Or was it actually the bungled work of three rather hapless Immortals, attempting to fulfill a promise made centuries before?

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


Flashbacks


1950, England: Duncan, Amanda and Fitz attempt to retrieve the Stone of Scone for the second time.
1720, Sedgwick Field, England; and beneath the Houses of Parliament, London: Fitz bumps into Mac when the Highlander is attempting to return the Stone of Scone to Scotland. Fitz was on his way to blow up parliament.

Other Immortals

Amanda
Hugh FitzCairn
Bernie Crimmins


Interesting facts


+ Duncan gets to chat with Prime Minister Winston Churchill in this episode.
+ This is yet another episode that uses actual events to inspire its storyline, and is the first Highlander to be set entirely as a flashback. The formula is repeated in season six's 'Unusual Suspects' (F7).


Verdict


The comedy bent of earlier fifth-season episodes returns with a vengeance, and while the plot might be wafer-thin, the banter between our three Immortal friends is top-notch stuff. B


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