The original Highlander discovered that he wasn't the only Immortal
left after all when he slipped into the TV universe in 1992 (A1,
'The Gathering'). What a downer that must have been for the poor wee
laddie. Was literally - and permanently - reunited with his younger
clansman around 10 years later in their final meeting (Endgame).
Of the clan
Macleod, the Highlander. This whole A-Z is about the man himself, the
people he's met, the lives he's led and the places he's been. And the
women he's copped off with.
Immortal FBI agent who happened to teach Carl Robinson
about Immortality (E3,
'Manhunt'). He's mentioned here because the character - and actor Eric
McCormack - were mooted as a possible spin-off from the original
series when it was realised that the show was coming to its end. See
the season five DVD box set's interviews section for more on this, and
check the Watcher's entry for the intricate back story that was
concocted for him - apparently McCormick's deep south accent masks the
fact he originally hailed from Salisbury, England.
Duncan first met Maurice when he found him living the
life of Riley aboard his barge in Paris. Thereafter, Maurice was
around to help Duncan - and poke his nose into as many of his affairs
(and 'affairs') as he was able. (B15-22,
The oldest living Immortal is at least 5,000 years old. He was
discovered by Mac and Kalas to be hiding among the Watchers under the
persona 'Adam Pierson' (see P). (C16,
Once owned by Rebecca Horne and divided among her students, it is
rumoured to give the bearer immortality (so why Luther was after it is
anyone's guess). (B19,
'Legacy'; D16, 'Methuselah's
Friend and occasional employer of Nick Wolfe. Bert runs a successful
firm offering security, bodyguard duties and other similar services.
In R9, 'Cloak and Dagger', we
discover Bert used to be a double agent in East Germany prior to the
Iron Curtain coming down. He's also the only semi-regular character in
The Raven to appear in both Toronto- and Paris-based episodes.
MacLeod's mortal lover from 1980-93 (A1,
'The Gathering' - B4, 'The
Darkness'). 'Tessa' also returned in the form of assassin Lisa Halle
after the miracle of plastic surgery (B21-22,
'Counterfeit' parts one and two), and then Tessa herself returned in a
parallel universe where Duncan had never existed (F12,
'To Be'; F13, 'Not to Be').
Cleopatra's handmaiden. Buried with her Queen in 30BC
(well, it's one way to avoid fellow headhunters), she is revived by
Duncan in 1993, and - wait for it - very quickly becomes his lover. It
doesn't last (B18, 'Pharoah's
Ex-cop and Amanda's sidekick during the Highlander:
The Raven run (see here). In
the last episode of the series, Nick is revealed to be a pre-Immortal,
dying his obligatory violent death and leaving Amanda on bad terms to
pursue an uncertain future.