UNUSUAL SUSPECTS

Production number: #97607
Original US airdate: 10th November, 1997
Written by: Morrie Ruvinsky
Directed by: Dennis Berry
Guest cast: Roger Daltrey (Hugh Fitzcairn), Cleo Rocos (Juliette), Hugh Simon (Tynebridge), Nicholas Clay (Simon Loxley), Malcolm Rennie (Norbert Drimble), Claire Keim (Marie); Christophe Guybert (Pierre)



It's 1929, and Hugh Fitzcairn is enjoying the life of a manor lord. He has good friends, a beautiful wife, trusted servants - until one of his nearest and dearest "murders" him. He calls in his old friend, Duncan MacLeod, to help him uncover his own murderer - before more bodies start piling up.

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


Flashbacks


1929, Fitzcairn Manor, North Tidworth, England: The events of the entire episode, as it happens.

Other Immortals

Hugh Fitzcairn


Interesting facts


+ This is only the second ever episode of Highlander to be set entirely as a flashback (the first was The Stone of Scone, E16).
+ The late Nicholas Clay, who sadly died recently, played Lancelot in the 1981 film Excalibur (opposite Nigel Terry, who played Piton in '
Eye of the Beholder', no less).


Verdict


You can always rely on later Fitzcairn episodes to lighten the mood, and boy did Highlander's sixth season need a lift. Not perfect, but good fun nevertheless. B+


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