The Highlander A-Z

Your definitive guide to the Highlander TV universe
  Season one (A1-A22) Season two (B1-B22) Season three (C1-C22) Season four (D1-D22) Season five (E1-E18) Season six (F1-F13) The Raven (R1-R22) Highlander: Endgame

NOT TO BE
Liam O'Rourke still holds all the cards, but Duncan's too busy sorting out a crisis of his own - one which could ultimately cost him his life.

Production Notes
bulletProduction number: 97613-119
bulletOriginal US airdate: 11th May, 1998
bulletWritten by: David Tynan
bulletDirected by: Dennis Berry
bulletGuest Cast: Stan Kirsch (Richie Ryan), Roger Daltrey (Hugh Fitzcairn), Martin McDougall (Liam O'Rourke), Peter Hudson (James Horton), Valentine Pelka (Kronos), Alexandra Vandernoot (Tessa Nöel); David Hoskin (Andres Seguy), Lisa Butler (Jillian O'Hara), Olivier Vitran (Tom), Eva Gord (Customer)

Flashbacks
bulletNone per se, although we witness how Richie became Immortal without Duncan's presence, and see how Methos was taken in by Kronos.

Other Immortals
bulletRichie
bulletAmanda
bulletMethos
bulletHugh Fitzcairn
bulletKronos
bulletLiam O'Rourke

Trivia
bulletMartin McDougall guest starred in a second-season episode of the BBC series Bugs.
bulletIn an alternate universe where Duncan doesn't exist, Tessa is trapped in a loveless marriage, Horton has twisted the Watchers to his will, Joe is a drunken bum, Richie is unaware of who he really is, and Methos has been taken in by Kronos after nearly being caught by Horton...
bulletThe episode ends with a superb five-minute homage to the entire series. Pity my video recorder fouled up at this point.

Verdict
It's hard to be too churlish about this stunning episode, which ends the series on a real high after a distinctly lacklustre final season. But, be over-critical I shall - it still drags a bit in places, but at least Duncan looks vaguely interested to be there.
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Paris episodes
F1: Avatar (C)
F2: Armageddon (C+)
F3: Sins of the Father (B+)
F4: Diplomatic Immunity (C+)
F5: Patient Number 7 (C)
F6: Black Tower (C+)
F7: Unusual Suspects (B+)
F8: Justice (B-)
F9: Deadly Exposure (B-)
F10: Two of Hearts (C)
F11: Indiscretions (B+)
F12: To Be (B+)
F13: Not to Be (A-)


  Text copyright 2007 Nick Peers, Images copyright Panzer/Davis