SEASON 4 (1995-1996)

"He is Duncan MacLeod, the Highlander. Born in 1592 in the Highlands of Scotland and he is still alive. He is Immortal. For 400 years he's been a warrior, a lover, a wanderer, constantly facing other Immortals in combat to the death. The winner takes his enemy's head and with it, his power. I'm a watcher, part of the secret society of men and women who observe and record, but never interfere. We know the truth about Immortals. In the end there can be only one. May it be Duncan MacLeod" (Joe Dawson)

Adrian Paul (Duncan MacLeod)
Stan Kirsch (Richie Ryan)
Jim Byrnes (Joe Dawson)

Written by: David Tynan
Directed by: Adrian Paul
Guest Cast: Carsten Norgaard (Kanwulf), Kristin Minter (Rachel MacLeod), Matthew Walker (Ian MacLeod), Laurie Holden (Debra Campbell), Scott McNeil (Robert MacLeod), Anna Hagan (Mary MacLeod)

In the spectacular season opener, MacLeod returns to the land of his youth. After purchasing an antique bracelet in Paris, he heads off to Glenfinnan, to return it to the grave of Debra, the first love of his life. In the Glenfinnan of the present, the men who robbed Debra's grave are found sliced open — in a ritual called "Blood Eagle", the trademark of Kanwulf The Destroyer, the legendary Viking marauder who pillaged the area for hundreds of years and killed his father. But according to local legend, Duncan MacLeod came back from the dead and killed Kanwolf nearly 400 years ago. Or did he?

Written by: Morrie Ruvinsky
Directed by: Charles Wilkinson
Guest Cast: Philip Akin (Charlie DeSalvo), Wolfgang Bodison (Andrew Cord) Chris Bradford (Young Joe Dawson), Liliana Komorowska (Mara), Mercedes Tang (Vietnamese woman)

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, Maria, 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.

Written by: Alan Swayze
Directed by: Dennis Berry
Guest Cast: Pruitt Taylor Vince (Mikey), Callum Keith Rennie (Tyler King)

In an episode filled with danger and compassion, 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.

Written by: Lawrence Shore
Directed by: Mario Azzopardi
Guest Cast: Justin Louis (Peter Kanis), Travis MacDonald (Mark Roszca), Venus Terzo (the Duchess)

The past comes back to haunt Richie when he spies Mark Roszca, the street punk who killed Tessa and Richie in the second season episode "Darkness." Richie is determined to go after Roszca and revenge Tessa's death. Meanwhile, MacLeod is distracted by the return of an old Immortal enemy, Kanis — a master of hounds who uses his pack of dogs to track and exhaust his prey. This time his prey is Duncan MacLeod.

Written by: David Tynan
Directed by: Mario Azzopardi
Guest Cast: Elizabeth Gracen (Amanda), Nicholas Campbell (Kit O'Brady), Mario Azzopardi (the count)

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 and has blamed her ever since for his string of bad luck — and he's vowed to kill her. When Amanda chooses to breeze back into MacLeod's life while Kit is there, MacLeod is hard pressed to keep them apart and to keep them from killing each other.

Written by: Elizabeth Baxter
Directed by: Dennis Berry
Guest Cast: Elizabeth Gracen (Amanda), Lisa Howard (Anne Lindsey), Myles Ferguson (Kenny), Mike Preston (Terence Kincaid)

Running for his life from Immortal Terence Kincaid, Kenny (the child Immortal from "The Lamb") 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 — Amanda!

Written by: Durnford King
Directed by: Dennis Berry
Guest Cast: Elizabeth Gracen (Amanda), Sean Allen (Simon Killian), Lisa Butler (Melissa)

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.

Written by: Scott Peters
Directed by: Neill Fearnley
Guest Cast: Peter Outerbridge (Paul Kinman), Jill Teed (Kaayla Brooks), Kevin McNulty (David Markum), Nicola Cavendish (Queen Anne)

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.

Written by: David Tynan
Directed by: Duane Clark
Guest Cast: Kabir Bedi (Kamir), Veena Sood (Shandra Devane), Sue Mathew (Vashti), Brent Stait (Colonel Nigel Ramsey), Molly Parker (Alice Ramsey)

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.

Written by: Michael O'Mahoney & Sasha Reins
Directed by: Paolo Barzman
Guest Cast: Peter Wingfield (Adam Pierson/Methos), Ann Turkel (Kristin), Emmanuelle Vaugier (Maria Alcobar), Beverley Hendry (Loise Barton)

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.

Written by: Karen Harris
Directed by: Duanne Clark
Guest Cast: Peter Wingfield (Adam Pierson/Methos), Ron Halder (Walter Graham), Rae Dawn Chong (Claudia Jardine), Ocean Hellman (Alexa Bond)

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.

Written by: Morrie Ruvinsky
Directed by: Paolo Barzman
Guest Cast: Lisa Howard (Anne Lindsey), Alison Moir (Diane Terrin), Duncan Fraser (Captain), Beverly Elliot (Karen), Robert Iseman (Mike Lundy)

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.

Written by: David Tynan
Directed by: Dennis Berry
Guest Cast: Byron Chief Moon (Jim Coltec), Benjamin Ratner (Bryce Korland), Darcy Laurie (Harry Kant), Carla Temple (Denise)

The Immortal Coltec is a Native American Hayoka — a shaman whose responsibility is to take evil into himself to protect his people. After the massacre of MacLeod's Indian family in 1872, Coltec saved MacLeod by taking in the evil and rage he felt. Since the death of his tribe, Coltec has become Hayoka to the world, protecting it from evil Immortals. But Coltec's capacity for evil isn't endless and when evil finally overtakes hin, MacLeod must find a way to save Coltec without being drawn into the evil himself.

Written by: David Tynan
Directed by: Dennis Berry
Guest Cast: Peter Wingfield (Adam Pierson/Methos), Michael J. Jackson (Sean Burns), Carl Chase (Robert Davis), Valeria Cavalli (Dominique Davis), Kristin Minter (Rachel MacLeod)

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.

Written by: Lawrence Shore
Directed by: Paolo Barzman
Guest Cast: Kristin Minter (Rachel MacLeod), Ricco Ross (Kassim), Vernon Dobtcheff (Hamad), Tomer Sisley (Reza), Peta Wilson (Inspector)

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.

Written by: Michael O'Mahoney & Sasha Reins
Directed by: Adrian Paul
Guest Cast: Peter Wingfield (Adam Pierson/Methos), Elizabeth Gracen (Amanda), Nadia Cameron (Rebecca), Anthony Hyde (Nathan Stern), Jamie Harris (Daniel Geiger)

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 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?

Written by: Sophia Decroisette
Story by: Sophia Decroisette
Teleplay by: Scott Peters
Directed by: Yves Lafaye
Guest Cast: Elizabeth Gracen (Amanda), Jason Bonham Carter (Danny Cimoli), Louise Vincent (Lina Cimoli), Simon Kunz (Damon Case), Patrick Mille (Jean-Philippe de Lefaye III)

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.

Written by: Alan Swayze
Directed by: Dennis Berry
Guest Cast: Peter Wingfield (Adam Pierson/Methos), Dougray Scott (Warren Cochrane), Laura Marine (Nancy Goddard), Struan Rodger (Bonnie Prince Charlie), Gresby Nash (Andrew Donnelly), F. Braun McAsh (innkeeper)

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.

Written by: David Tynan
Directed by: Charles Wilkinson
Guest Cast: Stacey Travis (Renee Delaney), Marc Warren (Morgan D'Estaing), Roland Gift (Xavier St. Cloud), Jeal-Paul Muel (Inspector Dufay)

Are MacLeod and the police seeing a ghost when the evidence in a diamond theft and poison gas murder points to the evil, but dead, Xavier St. Cloud? CID Agent Renee Delaney (Season 2 "Unholy Alliance") returns to ask for MacLeod's help in finding the killer. Could it be Xavier or simply a memorial to a fallen teacher by Xavier's former student, Morgan D'Estaing?

Written by: Story by Beatrice Mthouret
Teleplay by: Michael O'Mahoney & Sasha Reins
Directed by: Dennis Berry
Guest Cast: Peter Wingfield (Adam Pierson/Methos), Roger Daltry (Hugh Fitzcairn), Jeremy Brudenell (Robert de Valicourt), Cecile Pallas (Gina de Valicourt), Michael J. Jackson (Sean Burns)

When Gina and Robert de Valicourt met 300 years ago, even Gina's suitors MacLeod and Fitzcaim 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.

Written by: David Tynan
Directed by: Gerard Hameline
Guest Cast: Peter Wingfield (Methos/Adam Pierson), Stephen Tremblay (Jacob Galati), Jesse Joe Walsh (Jack Shapiro), Graham McTavish (Charlie), Benjamin Boyer (David Shapiro), Danielle Durou (realtor), Nicolas Bonnefous (gate guard), Christine Rivere (Nadia)

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.

Written by: David Tynan
Directed by: Dennis Berry
Guest Cast: Peter Wingfield (Adam Pierson/Methos), Stephen Tremblay (Jacob Galati), Jesse Joe Walsh (Jack Shapiro), Romina Mondello (Irena Galati), Peter Hudson (James Horton)

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, convinced they are all out to destroy Immortals.

*Synopses by Rysher Entertainment