Highlander: Season 1, Episode 1

The Gathering (3 Oct. 1992)

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Duncan MacLeod is an immortal who has been out of the game for many years. Duncan and his girlfriend Tessa are targeted by Slan Quince, an evil immortal. Duncan is convinced by his friend ... See full summary »



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Duncan MacLeod is an immortal who has been out of the game for many years. Duncan and his girlfriend Tessa are targeted by Slan Quince, an evil immortal. Duncan is convinced by his friend and fellow immortal Connor MacLeod that he must return to the game to protect Tessa, and to keep from losing his head. Written by page8701

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The pilot episode, "The Gathering", was originally intended as the third "Highlander" sequel, a TV-movie with a two-hour running time. Eventually, the budget was too low and Christopher Lambert didn't agree to star until late on in production, so the idea was scrapped and the episode was edited down to an hour. See more »


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Connor MacLeod: As long as I can remember knowing you, you've had all the fun and most of the good women.
Duncan MacLeod: Lately.
Connor MacLeod: Lately?
Duncan MacLeod: That's what I said.
Connor MacLeod: What are you talking about?
Duncan MacLeod: Well, I seem to remember that girl in London. The red head. Healthy girl.
Connor MacLeod: Come on. That was nearly one hundred and sixty years ago.
Duncan MacLeod: That's what I said. Lately.
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The pilot episode of the great TV series "Highlander".
14 February 2007 | by (Normal, IL, USA) – See all my reviews

I am so pleased that they did "Highlander: The Series", a great TV show based on the great films. The Gathering is a great pilot episode. We are introduced to Duncan MacLeod, an Immortal from Scotland and his girlfriend, Tessa Noel, who knows about Duncan being Immortal. Connor MacLeod visits Duncan and they encounter an evil Immortal named Slan Quince. In the pilot story, we are introduced to Richie Ryan, who will become Immortal later on. The show is well written and well done. Connor and Duncan get to spend time together and they practice fighting with their swords. They know that Slan Quince will be coming for them and Duncan does not want to put Tessa in danger, but she decides to stay with Duncan.

A great story and a great cast. Christopher Lambert reprises his film as Connor MacLeod for the pilot and actors Richard Moll, best know for his role on the 1980s hit comedy series "Night Court" played Slan Quince in the pilot story.

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