Highlander: Season 2, Episode 4

The Darkness (18 Oct. 1993)

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Duncan proposes marriage to Tessa, but can he escape a long-ago curse as well as a mortal who uses her as bait?


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Episode credited cast:
Alexandra Vandernoot ...
Philip Akin ...
Charlie DeSalvo (credit only)
Jim Byrnes ...
Joe Dawson (credit only)
Pallin Wolf
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Adrian G. Griffiths ...
James (as Adrian Hughes)
Richard Lautsch ...
Travis MacDonald ...
Frank C. Turner ...


Duncan proposes marriage to Tessa, but can he escape a long-ago curse as well as a mortal who uses her as bait?

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The gunman fires three shots: once to Tessa, who is struck in the heart; twice to Richie who is hit in the shoulder and the stomach. Only Tessa is shot fatally, but Richie dies anyway. See more »


Duncan 'Mac: Let's get married.
Tessa Noel: What do you mean, married?
Duncan 'Mac: I mean married, as in, married.
Tessa Noel: You mean, as in a proposal? You mean, as in "will you marry me" married?
Duncan 'Mac: Is this better?
[gets down on one knee, singing]
Duncan 'Mac: Will you marry me? Will you marry me?
[Tessa pulls him to stand up]
Duncan 'Mac: You still haven't answered my question.
[to passing strangers]
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Dust in the Wind
Performed by Kansas
Written by Kerry Livgren
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Powerful moment in the Highlander Story
31 August 2013 | by (Jacksonville, Fl.) – See all my reviews

Pivotal episode in the series that changes the whole direction of the storyline.

This episode was written because the actress who played Tessa asked to written out of the series because of her pregnancy, not because of some decision made by the writers. So they took her request and made it into one of the most important moments in Duncan's life. It also answers the question as to why Duncan decided to take Ritchie under his wing at the beginning of the series.

Besides wishing that they had fleshed out the villain and his relationship with the Watchers a bit more, I think they missed out on an opportunity to develop the Greta character into a re-occurring role in the series. After all, the existence of Immortals among us is all ready a spiritual one in nature, why not add a psychic into the mix, especially that of a reluctant one.

The closing song, 'Dust in the Wind', by Kansas, was a masterful stroke of genius, and fit perfectly into the established mood, and echoed the feelings experienced by Duncan only 2 episodes ago in 'Studies in Light'.


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