Highlander: The Series (season 6)

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Highlander: The Series Season 6
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Highlander Season 6 DVD Box Art
Country of origin France/Canada co-production
No. of episodes 13
Broadcast
Original channel Broadcast syndication
Original run October 5, 1997 (1997-10-05) – May 16, 1998 (1998-05-16)
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List of Highlander: The Series episodes

The sixth season (and final) of the American drama/adventure television series Highlander began airing 5 October 1997 and finished on 16 May 1998. 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.

Production[edit]

Although season five was meant to be the final season of the show, the show was renewed for a sixth season. Production began in July and ended in December. When funding finally was announced, Adrian Paul was working on Highlander: Endgame and said he’d only be available for half the season or eleven episodes. Peter Wingfield, Jim Byrnes, and Elizabeth Gracen were contracted to fill out the season. However, Peter and Elizabeth had other commitments that prevented them from being available for filming until November 1998. The series began filming in Paris in the summer and the producers had been approached about doing a spin-off series, which would center on a female immortal. A number of “spec” scripts for the new series were filmed as episodes to fill out the season. But, funding was again cut and only thirteen episodes were filmed. Duncan does not appear at all in two of the episodes, Two of Hearts and Indiscretions (which does feature both Peter Wingfield and Jim Byrnes). "Indiscretions" was the last episode filmed for the series, but was shown before the finale two-parter, "To Be" and "Not To Be".

Cast[edit]

Main cast[edit]

Supporting cast[edit]

Episodes[edit]

# Title Director Writer Original airdate Production code
01 "Avatar" Dennis Berry David Tynan October 5, 1997 (1997-10-05) 97601
Once every thousand years, the Zoroastrian demon Ahriman returns to wreak havoc on the earth. He has already brought destruction to Duncan MacLeod's world, having caused Richie's death at Duncan's hand. But now MacLeod returns to Paris to take up his mantle as Champion and vows to destroy Ahriman. Sophie Baines knows how to defeat the demon, but is she MacLeod's ally or another pawn in Ahriman's game?
02 "Armageddon" Richard Martin Tony DiFranco October 11, 1997 (1997-10-11) 97602
With the help of Father Beaufort and Joe Dawson, MacLeod finally begins to find a crack in Ahriman's armor. But he soon learns, along with Dawson, that anyone who helps the Champion becomes fair game for the demon. Joe is torn by guilt as Watchers—friends—are murdered by Ahriman, while Father Beaufort has his own inner demons to contend with. Not even Holy Ground is sanctuary, as MacLeod wrestles with Ahriman in the final battle—Armageddon.
03 "Sins of the Father" Dennis Berry James Thorpe October 18, 1997 (1997-10-18) 97603
When Duncan's friend is killed in a car explosion, the Highlander tries to track down the killer and runs into Alex Raven, a beautiful Immortal set upon fulfilling a vow dating back to World War II (flashback: Warsaw, 1942; England, ?) —no matter who gets in her way.
04 "Diplomatic Immunity" Richard Martin James Thorpe October 25, 1997 (1997-10-25) 97604
Embezzler, charmer, and con man extraordinaire, Willie Kingsley has a knack for turning up dead—and profiting from it handsomely (flashback: London, 1836; London, 1969). But when one last con goes horribly wrong, resulting in the death of his mortal wife, Willie turns to Duncan MacLeod to help him track down her killer. MacLeod wants justice; Willie wants revenge.
05 "Patient Number 7" Dennis Berry David Tynan November 1, 1997 (1997-11-01) 97605
Police at her heels, killers on her trail, Kyra is on the run, with no memory of who—or what—she is. In the streets of Paris, she runs into Duncan MacLeod, who spins a wild story: That he and Kyra were lovers once, some three hundred years ago (flashback: France, 1640). That she is a soldier, a warrior. That she is Immortal. Kyra doesn't believe a word of it ... but if it isn't true, then why is someone after her head?
06 "Black Tower" Richard Martin Morrie Ruvinsky November 8, 1997 (1997-11-08) 97606
Four hundred years ago (flashback: Scotland, 1634), Devon Marek was a spoiled aristocrat with a passion for the hunt. His first teacher, Duncan MacLeod, forced him to give up his lands and title when he became Immortal and Marek's never forgiven him for it. Now Marek has built a new empire, and he's ready to hunt his most dangerous prey yet: MacLeod. Obsessed with revenge, Marek imprisons the Highlander in a deserted highrise office building ... with a gang of deadly mercenaries on his tail.
07 "Unusual Suspects" Dennis Berry Morrie Ruvinsky November 15, 1997 (1997-11-15) 97607
It's 1929, and Hugh Fitzcairn is enjoying the life of an English lord. He has good friends, a beautiful wife, trusted servants ... until one of his nearest and dearest "murders" him, that is. Now, with the help of his old friend Duncan MacLeod, Fitz is determined to uncover the identity of his own murderer—before more bodies start piling up.
08 "Justice" Richard Martin Michael O'Mahomey, Sasha Reins November 22, 1997 (1997-11-22) 97608
When Immortal Katya's adopted daughter is murdered, the courts let the killer—her husband—walk free. Now Katya's an avenging angel, determined to see justice done at any cost ... but can MacLeod convince her that justice and revenge aren't the same thing? Flashback: Buenos Aires, 1958, 1996; England 1362.
09 "Deadly Exposure" Dennis Berry James Thorpe January 31, 1998 (1998-01-31) 97609

All bounty hunter Reagan Cole wanted was a holiday in Paris with Duncan MacLeod; what she gets is international intrigue, a hunky underwear model, and a terrorist with a million-dollar price on his head. Flashback: London, 1833.

This episode and the following one ("Two of Hearts") were 'test' episodes of the idea of a Highlander spin-off with a female immortal as the lead.
10 "Two of Hearts" Richard Martin James Thorpe February 14, 1998 (1998-02-14) 97610

Centuries ago (flashback: Northern England, 1270), Bartholomew sent thousands to their deaths during the Crusades, amassing a fortune in God's name. Now Katherine is determined to take his head - if only she can keep her mortal husband, Nick, from interfering with the Game.

This episode and the following one ("Indiscretions") are the only two episodes of Highlander in which MacLeod does not appear. In this case, none of the regular cast appear.
11 "Indiscretions" Dennis Berry James Thorpe May 2, 1998 (1998-05-02) 97611
Methos and Joe Dawson join forces when past indiscretions threaten their lives—and loved ones—in the present. Morgan Walker has been nursing a grudge against Methos for two hundred years, and now he may finally get the chance to take his revenge ... by kidnapping Joe's daughter.
12 "To Be" Richard Martin David Tynan May 9, 1998 (1998-05-09) 97612
The popular series lays down its sword after six seasons in this stirring finale, in which MacLeod makes the ultimate sacrifice to save the lives of Amanda and Joe Dawson... then reunites with old friend Hugh Fitzcairn, and gets a look at what the world - and his friends' lives - would be like without him.
13 "Not To Be" Dennis Berry David Tynan May 16, 1998 (1998-05-16) 97613

Fitz died three hundred years ago... Horton has taken over the Watchers... Joe Dawson has been reduced to a bitter, penniless vagrant... Amanda is a black widow... and Methos has rejoined the Horsemen to avenge his fiance's death. If you think that's bad wait until you see what happened with Richie. Fitz arrives to tell Macleod what life might be like if Macleod hadn't been born.

The shot of the mansion in which Tessa lives in this episode is reused footage of the one of the mansion used by Xavier St. Cloud when he was beheaded by Duncan Macleod in "Unholy Alliance Part Two". (The 15th episode of the 2nd season.)

Home media release[edit]

Highlander: The Series Season Six
Set details[1] Special features[1]
  • Vast Library of Never-Before-Seen Footage Including Deleted and Alternate Scenes as well as Recently Discovered Footage
  • Interviews
  • Watcher Chronicles
  • Photo Gallery
  • Audio Commentaries From: Jim Byrnes, Richard Martin and Peter Wingfield
  • 6 Full Length Featurettes:
  • Swordmaster: Bob Anderson retrospective
  • Finale: Backstage documentary
  • Immortal Memories: Season finale retrospective
  • 400 Years: The journeys of Duncan MacLeod
  • Favorite Quickenings
  • La Carrera Panamericana
  • All 13 Scripts
  • Actor, Director & Writer Bios, Production Notes & Shooting Schedules
Release dates
Region 1 Region 2
February 8, 2005[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Highlander: The Series - Season 6". TVShowsonDVD.com. Retrieved 2014-02-15. 
  2. ^ "Highlander: Season Six DVD @ DVD Empire". Dvdempire.com. 2005-04-20. Retrieved 2011-03-04. 

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