Highlander: The Series (season 4)

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Highlander: The Series Season 4
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Highlander: The Series Season 4 DVD Cover Art
Country of origin France/Canada co-production
No. of episodes 22
Broadcast
Original channel Broadcast syndication
Original run September 25, 1995 (1995-09-25) – May 26, 1996 (1996-05-26)
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List of Highlander: The Series episodes

The fourth season of the American drama/adventure television series Highlander began airing 25 September 1995 and finished on 26 May 1996. The series continues to follow the adventures of Duncan MacLeod, a 400-year-old Immortal who can only die if he is beheaded. MacLeod is involved in the Game, an ongoing battle during which all Immortals have to behead each other until only one is left.

Cast[edit]

Main cast[edit]

Supporting cast[edit]

Episodes[edit]

# Title Director Writer Original airdate Production code
01 "Homeland" Adrian Paul David Tynan September 25, 1995 (1995-09-25) 95401
MacLeod buys a Celtic bracelet that he once gave to the love of his mortal life and then buried with her after her death. He returns to Glenfinnan to return the bracelet to her grave and learns of several gruesome ritualistic killings based around the Immortal who killed Mac's father. Naturally Mac must get to the bottom of the killings and keep his head in the process.
02 "Brothers in Arms" Charles Wilkinson Morrie Ruvinsky October 2, 1995 (1995-10-02) 95402
Friends become enemies and the past is revealed when Immortal Andrew Cord in gunned down and MacLeod discovers the sniper is Charlie DeSalvo, his good friend who used to run the dojo. Charlie, who left MacLeod to fight the good fight in the Balkans with his love, Mara, is after Cord, who murdered her. Dawson knows Cord as the man who saved his life in Vietnam after a mine explosion took his legs and he begs MacLeod not to fight him. MacLeod agrees—until Cord turns the tables and sets his sights on Charlie.
03 "The Innocent" Dennis Berry Alan Swayze October 9, 1995 (1995-10-09) 95403
Richie encounters Mikey, a huge Immortal of limited mental development and a fascination with trains. Richie takes Mikey home to MacLeod, who advises him that taking care of Mikey could be trouble. MacLeod remembers coming to the aid of a young Indian in trouble, when his help got the man killed. While MacLeod faces Tyler King, an Immortal who's coming after Mikey, Richie must find the maturity to take responsibility for Mikey's situation.
04 "Leader of the Pack" Mario Azzopardi Lawrence Shore  () 95404
The past comes back to haunt Richie when he spies Mark Roszca, the street punk who killed Tessa and gave him his first death. Richie is determined to go after Roszca and avenge Tessa's death. Meanwhile, MacLeod is distracted by the return of an old Immortal enemy, Peter Kanis—a master of hounds who uses his pack of dogs to track and exhaust his prey. This time his prey is Duncan MacLeod.
05 "Double Eagle" Mario Azzopardi David Tynan October 23, 1995 (1995-10-23) 95405
MacLeod's old friend, Kit O'Brady, comes into town in search of a good race horse and a change of luck. MacLeod knew Kit back in Gold Rush San Francisco, when Kit ran the Double Eagle Saloon. Kit lost the Double Eagle to Amanda in a poker game, who then renamed it Queen of Spades and has blamed her ever since for his string of bad luck—and he's vowed to kill her if he ever sees her again. When Amanda chooses to breeze back into MacLeod's life while Kit is there (in addition, her hatred for Kit hasn't wavered either), MacLeod is hard pressed to keep them apart and to keep them from killing each other.
06 "Reunion" Dennis Baxter Elizabeth Baxter October 30, 1995 (1995-10-30) 95406
Running for his life from Immortal Terence Kincaid, Kenny runs straight into Anne Lindsey's emergency room. Stashing Kenny in the hospital chapel, Anne calls MacLeod for help. MacLeod agrees to harbor him for one night only, but when MacLeod gets him home, Kenny discovers his long-lost teacher there, none other than Amanda.
07 "The Colonel" Dennis Berry Drunford King November 12, 1995 (1995-11-12) 95407
World War I was officially over when Colonel Simon Killian ordered his troops into one last bloody attack on the Germans. MacLeod witnessed the massacre and made sure his testimony at Killian's court martial got Killian locked up forever. Seventy years later, Killian is back to return the favor. Meanwhile, Amanda has found a new friend, Melissa, a young thief out for thrills. Melissa wants to be just like Amanda so she changes her hair and her clothes to look just like her—so much so that Killian kidnaps her, thinking she's MacLeod's girlfriend.
08 "Reluctant Heroes" Neill Fearnley Scott Peters November 19, 1995 (1995-11-19) 95408
Coming home from the movies, MacLeod and Richie witness a murder attempt on grocer David Markum. MacLeod saves Markum, but Markum's wife Alice is hit and killed. MacLeod and Richie go after the murderer and discover he's Immortal Paul Kinman just as the police arrive and arrest him. MacLeod wants Kinman's head. Kinman killed MacLeod's good friend Dennis Keating when they were in the court of Queen Anne. FBI agent Kaayla Brooks asks MacLeod and Richie if they can testify against Kinman, but MacLeod refuses because he can't kill Kinman if Kinman's in jail.
09 "The Wrath of Kali" Duane Clark David Tynan November 26, 1995 (1995-11-26) 95409
An ancient statue of the Hindu goddess Kali is purchased by the university where MacLeod teaches and is put on display. Its creator, Immortal Kamir, who has been searching for it for centuries, arrives determined to take it back to its home in India. Deva Ennis, the half-Indian department chairman who found the piece for the university, is equally determined to keep it. MacLeod, who has known Kamir since the Raj period, when India was controlled by the British Empire, knows Kamir is the last of the Thugee, a cult who worshipped Kali by ritually strangling her enemies.
10 "Chivalry" Paolo Barzman Michael O'Mahoney, Sasha Reins December 3, 1995 (1995-12-03) 95410
Nearly 350 years ago, MacLeod was the devoted lover of Kristin Gilles, a beautiful Immortal who taught him to be a gentleman. When he found another love, Kristin refused to let him go, killing his new lover. Now Kristin is sharing her bed with another new Immortal full of potential—Richie. Methos, who knows MacLeod has never been able to kill Kristin because of his strict code of honor, has arrived in town to watch the fireworks as MacLeod tries to convince Richie that his new-found love is dangerous. MacLeod fights Kristin and disarms her, but once again cannot take her head because of his chivalrous nature. Methos then arrives and tells Kristin to pick up her sword. Methos wins the short sword fight that ensues, disarming and then beheading Kristin.
11 "Timeless" Duane Clark Karen Harris February 4, 1996 (1996-02-04) 95411
World famous pianist Claudia Jardine has a secret that even she doesn't know—she's destined to become Immortal. Immortal impresario Walter Graham, who has guided the careers of mortal greats like Shakespeare, sees his chance to shepherd Claudia's genius forever and kills her, triggering her latent Immortality—against MacLeod's better judgment. Meanwhile, Methos has fallen for Alexa, a waitress at Joe's who has a secret of her own.
12 "The Blitz" Paolo Barzman Morrie Ruvinsky February 11, 1996 (1996-02-11) 95412
ER trauma surgeon Anne Lindsey responds to the call for help after an explosion devastates a subway station, but when a subsequent explosion rocks the station, Anne is trapped. MacLeod remembers WWII London where he and the woman he loved, reporter Diane Terrin, were trapped in a bombed air-raid shelter during the Blitz, running out of time and air. MacLeod is desperate to rescue Anne before he loses her like he lost Diane.
13 "Something Wicked" Dennis Berry David Tynan February 18, 1996 (1996-02-18) 95413
A native American Immortal, Coltec, is a shaman who has fought many evil Immortals, absorbing their corrupted Quickenings. But the evil begins to overwhelm him, and his friend Duncan must defeat him ... without becoming evil himself.
14 "Deliverance" Dennis Berry David Tynan February 25, 1996 (1996-02-25) 95414
MacLeod arrives in France, leaving a trail of hate and destruction in his wake. Methos finds him and discovers just how evil MacLeod has become when he tries to take Methos' head on holy ground. After MacLeod kills another good friend, Methos realizes that the only way to save MacLeod may be to kill him.
15 "Promises" Paolo Barzman Lawrence Shore March 2, 1996 (1996-03-02) 95415
In 1755, MacLeod made a promise in order to save the life of a young friend. It comes back to haunt him when Kassim, the Immortal to whom he made the promise, demands that MacLeod assassinate the tyrannical dictator of a small Middle Eastern country. When his refusal gets a good man killed and puts Rachel's life in jeopardy, MacLeod is torn between doing what he believes is right and keeping his promise.
16 "Methuselah's Gift" Adrian Paul Michael O'Mahoney, Sasha Reins April 28, 1996 (1996-04-28) 95416
When masked thugs try to take Amanda's head in her sleep and steal the crystal given to her long ago by Rebecca, Amanda and MacLeod investigate. They discover the crystal may be part of the Methuselah Stone, a mystic talisman said to impart eternal life and invulnerability to the wearer and that the person willing to kill Amanda to get it may be—Methos?
17 "The Immortal Cimoli" Yves Lafaye Scott Peters May 5, 1996 (1996-05-05) 95417
Two-bit magician Danny Cimoli gets a whole new act when he's hit by a truck and becomes The Immortal Cimoli. Amanda and MacLeod find him in a circus, taking bullets in the heart to the delight of the audience and blissfully unaware he's now part of The Game. MacLeod tries to get Danny into shape when Crusader Damon Case comes to claim his head, but Danny's more interested in achieving "real" immortality—going down in history as a magician even greater than Houdini.
18 "Through a Glass, Darkly" Dennis Berry Alan Swayze May 12, 1996 (1996-05-12) 95418
MacLeod's old friend Warren Cochrane is hiding a horrible secret he can't bear to remember. Realizing that an Immortal who won't remember what he is, is soon a dead Immortal, MacLeod tries to help Warren by reminding him of the history they shared together, of their battles for Scotland's freedom, and of their mission to return Bonnie Prince Charlie to the throne. But MacLeod might have helped his friend more by letting the past stay buried.
19 "Double Jeopardy" Charles Wilkinson David Tynan May 3, 1996 (1996-05-03) 95419
Agent Delaney returns to Paris solve a string of robberies that appear to be perpetrated by Xavier St. Cloud. Xavier's old student, Morgan d'Estaing, is using his old teacher's methods to commit these crimes. After Morgan poisons one of the Parisian inspectors and almost kills Delaney, Duncan has to find a way balance the rules of the game with protecting Delaney from a ruthless killer. (Note that this episode was held over until season 5 in the U.S.)
20 "Till Death" Dennis Berry Michael O'Mahoney, Sasha Reins May 19, 1996 (1996-05-19) 95420
When Gina and Robert de Valicourt met 300 years ago, even Gina's suitors MacLeod and Fitzcairn had to admit they were destined for each other. Each century, as Robert and Gina renewed their wedding vows before their friends and fellow Immortals, their love grew stronger. But now their marriage is on the rocks. MacLeod decides it's up to him to reunite the once happy couple, and he enlists a very unwilling accomplice in his cunning plan.
21 "Judgment Day" Gerard Hameline David Tynan May 26, 1996 (1996-05-26) 95421
Dawson's life is on the line when the Watchers try him on the charge of treason for his friendship with MacLeod. Watcher deaths have risen dramatically since Dawson first told MacLeod about the Watchers and the Tribunal is determined to punish Joe and stop the killing. MacLeod and Dawson argue his case, but even as the trial goes on, the Watcher killings continue.
22 "One Minute to Midnight" Dennis Berry David Tynan September 28, 1996 (1996-09-28) 95422
Immortals and Watchers are poised at the brink of war. On the orders of the Watcher Tribunal, every Watcher in Europe is hunting for MacLeod, to bring him in dead or alive. MacLeod discovers that the real killer is Jacob Galati, a Gypsy MacLeod once traveled with, who has vowed to destroy all the mortals who wear the Watcher tattoo. He is convinced they are all out to destroy Immortals, since the rogue watchers, led by James Horton, executed his beloved wife. (Note that this episode was held over until season 5 in the U.S.)


Home media release[edit]

Highlander: The Series Season Four
Set details[1] Special features[1]
  • Never-before-seen footage including deleted, alternate and recently discovered scenes
  • Cast and crew interviews
  • Commentaries with cast members including Adrian Paul, Stan Kirsch, Gillian Horvath and Anthony Delongis
  • Bloopers
  • Still gallery
  • CD-Rom with complete episode screenplays
  • Filmographies and Highlander trivia
Release dates
Region 1 Region 2
April 13, 2004[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Highlander: The Series - Season 4". TVShowsonDVD.com. Retrieved 2014-02-15. 
  2. ^ "Highlander: Season Four DVD @ DVD Empire". Dvdempire.com. Retrieved 2011-03-04. 

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