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"Highlander" The Darkness (1993)

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18 October 1993 (Season 2, Episode 4)
Duncan proposes marriage to Tessa, but can he escape a long-ago curse as well as a mortal who uses her as bait? | Add synopsis »
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 (Episode Cast) (in credits order)

Adrian Paul ... Duncan MacLeod

Alexandra Vandernoot ... Tessa Noel

Stan Kirsch ... Richard H. 'Richie' Ryan
Philip Akin ... Charlie DeSalvo (credit only)

Jim Byrnes ... Joe Dawson (credit only)

Traci Lords ... Greta

Andrew Jackson ... Pallin Wolf
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Kendall Cross ... Michelle
Adrian G. Griffiths ... James (as Adrian Hughes)
Richard Lautsch ... Roman
Travis MacDonald ... Kid

Frank C. Turner ... Harry

Lisa Vultaggio ... Carmen

Episode Crew
Directed by
Paolo Barzman 
Writing credits
Christian Bouveron (written by) &
Lawrence Shore (written by)

Gregory Widen  character

Produced by
Christian Charret .... executive producer
Brent-Karl Clackson .... line producer: Canada
Nicolas Clermont .... co-executive producer
Marla Ginsburg .... executive producer
Ken Gord .... producer
Original Music by
Roger Bellon 
Makeup Department
Clarisse Domine .... key makeup artist
Production Management
Daria Korolus .... post-production supervisor
Jean-Baptiste Leclère .... unit manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Suzan Derkson .... trainee assistant director
Art Department
Don Anderson .... assistant property master
Michael Love .... on-set dresser
Sound Department
Ken Biehl .... background sound effects editor
Ken Biehl .... foley editor
Ken Biehl .... re-recording mixer
Jim Harrington .... foley artist
Michael Keeping .... foley artist
Mark Noda .... sound assistant
Greg Stewart .... re-recording mixer
Visual Effects by
John Rix .... visual effects artist
Guy Bews .... stunt double: Adrian Paul
Yannick Derrien .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Christian Murray .... grip
David S. Warner .... gaffer
Editorial Department
Flavio Bidese .... on-line editor
Michael Thibodeau .... colorist
Other crew
David Abramowitz .... creative consultant
Danielle de Smit .... script supervisor
David Tynan .... executive story editor
Series Cast
These people are regular cast members. Were they in this episode?
Werner Stocker ... Darius

Series Crew
These people are regular crew members. Were they in this episode?
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Scot Reins 

Produced by
Nathalie Civrais-Velarde .... line producer (seasons 1 and 2)
Lanko Miyazaki .... supervising producer
Film Editing by
Charles Robichaud (7 episodes)
Casting by
Mark Tillman 
Makeup Department
Sharon Markell .... hair stylist
Robert A. Pandini .... hair stylist
Debra Regnier .... assistant makeup artist
Krista Young .... makeup artist
Production Management
Jérôme Servant .... assistant unit manager
Antoine Vierny .... assistant production manager
Antoine Vierny .... assistant unit manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Todd Baker-McGarva .... third assistant director
Vince Coates .... third assistant director
Dominique Combe .... first assistant director
Christine Derek .... trainee assistant director
Frédéric-Guillaume Lefebvre .... second assistant director (1995)
William Pruss .... second assistant director (1995-1997)
Art Department
Lubor Cencak .... scenic painter
Clive Edwards .... on-set dresser (season 1)
James Purvis .... set dresser
Ross Walshe .... scenic carpenter
Rick Willoughby .... carpenter
Sound Department
Jean Casanova .... boom operator (1992-1997)
Stephen Cheung .... adr recordist
Stephen Cheung .... dialogue editor
Jim Lacamel .... sound assistant
Jon Lavender .... sound assistant (1996)
Derek Marcil .... adr mixer
Richard Mercado .... sound mixer
Roger Morris .... adr mixer
Bernard Rochut .... sound mixer (1992-1997)
David Tripeau .... sound recordist (1998)
David Tripeau .... sound recordist: foreign language versions (1996-1998)
Visual Effects by
Tom Archer .... digital compositing artist
Ken Hayward .... digital compositing artist
Rosano Lepri .... digital compositing artist
Stephen Pepper .... digital compositing artist
Bruce Woloshyn .... digital compositing artist
Lauro Chartrand .... stunts
Duane Dickinson .... stunts
Delaina-Lu Gamblin .... stunt double
Dave Hospes .... stunts
David Jacox .... stunts
Monty Jordan .... assistant stunt coordinator
Scott Nicholson .... stunt fighter
Jacob Rupp .... stunts
Lee Sollenberger .... stunts
Rob Wilton .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Laurent Andrieux .... first assistant camera
Arthur Cloquet .... camera operator (1994-1997)
Alexandre Desmars .... video operator: France (1997)
Saubrie Mohamed .... electrician
Michel Strasser .... grip
Casting Department
Fern Champion .... casting: Los Angeles (1996-1998)
Wendy O'Brien .... casting: Canada (1996)
Mark Paladini .... casting: Los Angeles (1996-1998)
Trish Robinson .... casting: Canada (1992-96)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jenny Bernice .... assistant costume designer
Glenna Owen .... set costumer (season 5)
Editorial Department
Mike Murphy .... assistant editor
Location Management
Frantz Richard .... location manager (1996-1998)
Transportation Department
Chris J. Clayton .... driver (season 3)
Other crew
Bob Anderson .... sword master (1992-1994)
Lynn Barr .... production coordinator (27 episodes)
Steven Belgard .... publicist
Bob Corff .... voice teacher
Katherine Di Marino .... assistant to producer (1994) (as Katherine Garlick)
Ian Doig .... animal trainer
Harvey Drouelle .... assistant: Adrian Paul
Harvey Drouelle .... production assistant
Dana Dubé .... animal trainer
April D. Matthews .... assistant accountant (as April Larsen)
Moira Perlmutter .... assistant production coordinator (11 episodes 1996)
Andrew Simpson .... animal trainer
Lee Sollenberger .... animal handler: bear
Sandra Watson .... set supervisor
Michael Wolinski .... office production assistant
Other Companies

Additional Details

Argentina:60 min
Aspect Ratio:
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When Duncan is stalked by Pallin Wolf in darkness it is similar to the scene in "Silence of the Lambs" where Buffalo Bill stalks Clarice.See more »
Factual errors: 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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8 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Powerful moment in the Highlander Story, 31 August 2013
Author: laclone from Jacksonville, Fl.

*** This review may contain spoilers ***

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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