NOT TO BE
Production number: #97613
Original US airdate: 11th May, 1998
Written by: David Tynan
Directed by: Dennis Berry
Guest cast: Stan Kirsch (Richie Ryan), Roger Daltrey (Hugh Fitzcairn), Martin McDougall (Liam O'Rourke),
Peter Hudson (James Horton), Valentine Pelka (Kronos), Alexandra Vandernoot (Tessa Nöel); David Hoskin (Andres
Seguy), Lisa Butler (Jillian O'Hara), Olivier Vitran (Tom), Eva Gord (Customer)
Liam O'Rourke still holds all the cards, but Duncan's too busy sorting out a crisis of his own - one which could
ultimately cost him his life.
None per se, although we witness how Richie became Immortal without Duncan's presence, and see how
Methos was taken in by Kronos.
+ Martin McDougall guest starred in a second-season episode of the improving BBC series Bugs.
+ In an alternate universe where Duncan doesn't exist, Tessa is trapped in a loveless marriage, Horton has twisted
the Watchers to his will, Joe is a drunken bum, Richie is unaware of who he really is, and Methos has been taken
in by Kronos after nearly being caught by Horton...
+ The episode ends with a superb five-minute homage to the entire series. Pity my video recorder fouled up at this
It's hard to be too churlish about this stunning episode, which ends the series on a real high after
a distinctly lacklustre final season. But, be over-critical I shall - it still drags a bit in places, but at least
Duncan looks vaguely interested to be there. A-
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