you'll ever need to know!
immortal Amanda takes flight from Highlander: The Series and
hatches her own show. She's up to her old tricks, a bit of stealing
here, a bit of pilfering there, when she accidentally gets entangled
with cop (and warrior if you take heed of the opening titles) Nick
Wolfe. All sorts of fun and capers ensue as the series looks for a
firm direction, pushing the whole 'will they/won't they' angle
beyond reasonable limits.
Initially, the lead in the spin-off series from Highlander
was to be played by an unknown, indeed almost the whole of the sixth
season was a breeding ground for the new talent. Alas the people who
were going to back the new show weren't impressed and did a runner.
So the show went it alone, found support and brought in old fave
First Run: The
show began in the US on 21st September 1998, airing on Sci-Fi in the
UK soon after.
of Episodes: 22 episodes all together, 12 in Toronto and
10 in Paris.
Guys: Amanda, more of a magpie
than a raven, and Nick, the now ex-cop who tries to come to terms
with her doing naughty things. On the sidelines there's Nick's
occasional boss, Bert Myers, whose past is slowly revealed
throughout the course of the season, and Nick's ex-captain, Carl
Magnus, who he seems to feel obliged to help out occasionally. On
Amanda's team there's Lucy, her housemate and confidante; Basil, a
weaselly looking Immortal with a flair for fencing; and Liam, an
Irish Immortal priest who's taken over the position Darius held in
the first season of Highlander: The Series.
inherits Highlander's bad guy of the week policy, however
the ones who have stood out include: Stefan from Immunity,
the quirky Immortal who just has to wack off heads in the right
order or it will upset his little list; John Ray Fielding from The
Unknown Soldier, who is one of the few to actually have depth;
and finally Peyton from Dead on Arrival, the season finale,
purely for the fact that he accomplishes in one episode what most of
us have wished for all season.
And Isnt That... Philip
Akin (Charlie from Highlander: The Series) pops up as a
character called Simon Clark who along with Valentine Pelka (Kronos
from H:TS) as evil immortal Korda really messes with
Throwing Nick and Amanda together by
accident is the popular theme for the first half of the season.
When you're out to slice someone's noggin
off, make sure you're wearing black leather and swooshy long cloaks.
The Unknown Soldier
The first show to actually deal with
Amanda's change of personality.
Our first real foray into Paris is a
wonderful taste of things to come, the words that spring to mind
are "It's good to be back".
Dead on Arrival
Changes in store for Nick as the season
reaches its dramatic conclusion.
most of the first half of the season, in particular the episodes
Bloodlines and Full Disclosure.
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