Highlander (1992) s01e22 Episode Script

The Hunters

"Here we are, born to be kings" "We're the princes of the universe" "I am immortal" "I have inside me blood of kings" "I have no rival, no man can be my equal" "Take me to the future of the world" HIGHLANDER 1x22 "THE HUNTERS" What is it? An Immortal? Yeah.
MacLeod! Why can't you live in an apartment like everybody else? Fitzcairn? Oh, excuse me! I hope that sword isn't for me! It is if you keep staring.
- Hey! Oh, forgive me, my lady.
That's Tessa.
Hugh Fitzcairn.
I'm so taken with your loveliness.
Well, thank you, kind sir.
Kind and brave.
Did Duncan ever tell you about the time he and I No, but I'm sure you will, so why don't you go on deck and I'll meet you up there in a second.
That's Fitz.
Mead! The honeyed nectar of the gods.
I haven't tasted this since King Richard's days.
- Where on Earth did you find it? - Darius brews it himself.
Brother Darius.
Well, he hasn't lost his brew master touch.
You know, I still can't imagine an Immortal as a priest.
I mean, the religion I can understand, but giving up women? Has the man got completely mad? What brings you here? Yeah, well some friends, all Immortals, have recently gone missing.
Well, it's the time of the Gathering.
One Immortal goes missing granted it could be one of us who took his head, Three? Where did they go? What happened to the bodies? You spoke to all of them recently? Except Thackery.
We were due to meet in Dublin on the day he disappeared.
He said he had something to show me.
Something he'd never seen before.
You know, that's that's strange.
I spoke to Darius the other day, he said he had a dream about Thackery.
Don't tell me he still thinks he's having dreams that foretell the future? No, it was probably a throwback from his misspent youth.
Did he say what it is about? Oh, this and that It was mainly about his death.
He's not answering.
I don't feel him.
He's not here.
He's always here.
Darius! Darius! He must've put up a tremendous fight.
Yes.
The world will truly be a darker place without you, my friend.
I didn't believe his premonition.
I just never thought he'd - No one's to know what happened here.
- The police? They won't do anything about him being missing for a couple of days.
Once I've dealt with whoever killed him MacLeod, once we've dealt with whomever Ok.
Once we've dealt with whomever killed him, we'll give him a decent funeral.
You know, this doesn't make any sense.
This is holy ground.
No Immortal would attack him here.
Somebody did! I can't believe he's gone.
Yes, he'll be sadly missed.
He was one of the best of us.
I made some notes on my conversations with Thackery.
They're back at the hotel.
They're not much but It's a start.
I'm so sorry, Duncan.
Do you have any idea who? No.
Hey, my friends! What's up? Oh, company.
Hi, nice to meet you.
I'm Richie.
- Hugh Fitzcairn.
- A pleasure.
You are not going to believe what happened to me today What's going on here? What's with all the long faces? What happened, somebody died? What's the story? I'm sorry.
Look, If there's something I can do let me know, let me help you.
Your intentions are most honorable, young man.
This is best left to Duncan and myself.
All right.
Ok.
It's it's your situation.
I never thought one of the good guys would lose.
You know, if mortals did kill Darius, you don't think it's a bit of a coincidence that they beheaded him.
Unless they knew about us.
Now, that's a troubling thought.
Monsieur Fitzcairn.
Monsieur.
- Excuse me, sir.
- Don't touch me! What? Who sent you? Who sent you? Talk to me! Why? Why? Gracia siñore! There's a ship for England, it sails at dawn.
We should be aboard.
You worry too much my friend.
Actually I think we should stay for at least another two days.
MacLeod, this is serious our service to the Duke di Milano is finished.
Our work is done.
But he's still in danger! We brought him here safely.
Oh, I see Is it the Duke you're worried about, or his daughter? Twice I've intercepted poison meant for him.
It's well you have a cast iron stomach, my friend.
- Well, as they said, it runs in the family.
- Aye.
But if we stay, it's only a matter of time before his enemies come looking for us.
Nice pipes.
My instinct tells me we should leave.
Since when have you been bothered by a good fight? It's not the fight I hate.
It's the waiting for it.
Death to the Duke! Any trouble, Fitzcairn? Bon giorno! Seems my instinct was right.
Fitz.
Let's go.
You shot? We should never split up.
I can believe I fell for that, Tessa.
It's the age old rule: divide and conquer.
Maybe they're working for some government.
Yeah, well, that doesn't explain the tattoo.
Damn! I can't find that symbol anywhere.
That man chose to die instead of talking to you.
Mac, I'm scared.
Well, you should be! Let me I have a look.
- That's a nasty cut.
- Yeah.
Damn, it's bleeding.
I'm sorry.
- Maybe they're working for an Immortal? - Yeah, maybe.
No, that can't happen.
Darius was in a church.
Even the most evil of us wouldn't desecrate holy ground.
It looked as though they were searching for something at the rectory.
What? I don't know.
If Darius knew what it was about, wouldn't he have told you? Oh, sweetheart - Where you go? - I'm going back to the rectory.
Mac, I've been thinking about this.
Fitzcairn had meetings with three other Immortals and they all disappeared, right? Maybe he lead them to Thackery without meaning to.
Right.
Fitzcairn came here, he didn't go to Darius.
Why do you think they didn't go after him? - They did.
- Oh, man, what's Look, I don't have time to explain, all right? I think the answer is back at the rectory.
- Take it easy, all right? - Ok.
- Take care of Tessa for me.
- I will.
Mac, there's one thing I don't get, though.
If these guys're just regular human beings, and they can't sense you Immortals, how do they know when they've found one? "There's no time for us" "There's no place for us" Try some of this.
Oh, this isn't some more of your moss stuff, is it? No, no, no, no.
I don't trust you.
Are you sure is not? It's from a mold form.
- Some more? - No, no, no, no, no.
"Who wants to live for ever?" "Who wants to live for ever?" "There's no chance for us" "It's all decided for us" "This world has only one" "sweet moment set aside for us" I'm Duncan MacLeod of the clan MacLeod.
I'm Darius.
You won't need that.
Who wants to live forever? Who wants to live forever? You shouldn't be taking part in this tragedy.
I was raised a warrior.
I choose battles I believe to be just.
Oh, I'm sure.
You're quite loyal to your convictions and compatriots.
But I wonder what these men think about that about convictions and compatriots, now.
"When love must die" Who wants to live forever? Who wants to live forever? "Forever is our today" "Who waits forever anyway?" So, my old friend.
How are we today? Are you ready for a game? Or are you afraid I'll finally beat you? What's the matter? Sometimes being a Catholic priest is easier than other times.
Anything you'd want to talk about? Would that I could, my friend.
Would that I could.
Now, it's our game.
I won't press, but if there's anything you need Yes, I know but some things must remain unsaid.
Ok, so whose move was it? - It's yours.
- You sure? Yes, friend.
Good move now, uh? He knew.
I'm sorry.
It's ok.
I didn't see him.
- I startled you.
- Oh, thank you, thank you.
Oh, you hurt your hand.
Let me take a look at that.
- Well, it's just a cut.
- No, no, I'm a doctor, I insist.
Sorry, I've I've made it bleed again.
Still, it looks like healthy, you should be careful infections can lead to all kind of nasty things.
He was one of them, wasn't he? He wanted to know if you were an Immortal.
If you were, you would have healed more quickly.
What if I was? They must have been following me all day, and I didn't see them.
I think you only see these people when they want you to.
Where's Richie? At the antique dealer on the rue du Moineau.
I wanted to go but he insisted.
Why? Locked this place outside.
Don't let anybody in.
Anybody.
Nice day.
What do you want? Pardon.
Excuse moi.
Que voulez-vous? Parlez Français? Voiche parli Italiano? Italiano? No? A bella lingua.
No? Hey! What is going on? - Get out of here! - What's going on? Why did you come back? Well Mac, I'd like to say I sensed you were in danger, but the truth is there was this really cute blond that works at the antique store.
Great, I never though I'd thankful for your libido.
Hey! What they think they playing at, Dungeons and Dragons!? Hallo! You killed Darius and you took Thackery and the others.
What do you want? I know my countenance is pleasurable to the eye, but Can't we discuss this? You'll find me a friendly sort of chap, when you get to know me.
Damn you! Remove the arrow.
Antoine.
Make sure he's dead.
Then we'll see if he's truly Immortal.
This book holds the key to what's going on.
Darius put my clan colors on ¡t so they'd find it.
What does it say? Well, I'm not certain but, most of pages have been destroyed in some kind of fire.
The ones left are hand-written in Ancient German.
But you speak German.
This is primitive Teutonic well before my time.
- It's a book on some kind of mythology.
- What kind of mythology? It speaks of battles, gods and Immortality.
It's a book about you guys? Written hundreds of years ago.
What should we do? Well, I'll have to spend a little more time with this book.
- You want me to do something? - Yeah.
Hold down the fort.
All right.
- No company? - No, thanks Richie.
Ok.
- What's it like for him, Tess? - What do yo mean? To have a friend for two hundred years and then I don't know So you are one of them.
You weren't sure, were you? It was a test.
What if I'd been mortal? You'd have murdered an innocent man, you ruthless bastards! Where's the book? Who are you working for? One of us? Is that your game? How much is he paying you? Where's the book? Book? What book? The Fifth Chronicle.
Fifth Chronicle? What what are you talking about? Don't lie to me.
We know Darius had it.
Look, do I look like a fellow who's in any position to lie? You know, you really should do something about that temper of yours, because one of these days it's going to get you into terrible trouble.
I've often wondered how much pain an Immortal could bear before he went mad.
Let's go! Let's go! Come on! Oh, yeah.
Like a like a sword is a standard issue for home protection.
- Where's Tessa? - She's down below.
Let's get inside.
It's a book of observations on who we are.
What we do.
So it's like a history book? Whoever wrote it was a historian, yeah.
The secretary of a secret order of men who observed us, but did nothing to interfere.
That's why we didn't know about them.
Mac, we got to do something.
They cannot just kill Darius and walk.
We are doing something.
What are we doing? It seems like we're just sitting here, it's seems we're doing nothing.
- We're waiting.
- What are we waiting for? These men leave nothing to chance.
They observe before they strike.
- You ok? - Yeah, I'm fine.
You don't have to be.
Tessa, he's dead and there's nothing I can do to bring him back.
What else is there to say? You don't have to say anything.
I just want you to let yourself mourn.
I've buried more friends than I can count, Tess.
Death is part of my life.
Not his death.
He was so wise.
He taught me so much.
- He wasn't supposed to die.
- I know.
He was on holy ground, Tess.
He should've been safe.
He should have been safe.
Come on.
Oh, man, oh, yes always people and their dogs, I can't believe it, you believe this? Again and again, it always happens to me.
Oh, this is disgusting! Oh, it's all the time get the stuff off.
Maybe you got a Kleenex or something? Can you believe this? Who are you? Do I have your attention, now? Talk to me! Why did you kill Darius? - Nothing in the car.
- Move the barge.
We have won a great victory.
We have destroyed a malignant evil that has walked this Earth in the form of a man for the last two thousand years.
People do not cheer us, people do not even know we exist.
But we know the battle we fight.
We know the evil we must destroy.
I would like to send you back to your homes to your lives but our work here is not finished.
Bring him! Ah! Come to play some more, huh? It was about time you good fellows came to your senses.
I'm sure we should come to some amicable arrangement.
Take me to your master.
If you can get the lock off.
And don't be so aggressive! This is definitely my jacket! Just a minute! This this is madness! There're no Immortals here! All I am will be wasted! What do you want? All I know wíll be lost! There'll be no Quickening! What do you want?! You're mad! Need a light? You're making a great mistake.
I've been friends to generations of men, your grandfathers, your great grandfathers! I've seen tyrants who would have made slaves of your enemies! You ungrateful encephalopods! You are an abomination before nature and in the eyes of man.
There is no glory but ours.
No destiny that is not of our making.
Oh, well, It is time to go! There is been a grand romp.
The stories I could tell you, lads! I don't suppose you got time to listen? - Do I get a last request? - No.
And you call yourself human? What is it? A last smoke of my pipe.
I don't think so.
MacLeod! They'd get you! Over here! It's not so easy one to one, is it? Guillotine! MacLeod! - Is that how you killed Darius? - I'm unarmed.
You hate us, but you expect us to behave honorably.
Why is that? When you kill me, others will come, to continue what we have begun.
I am not your enemy.
This isn't about mortals.
We have our own fight.
Don't you understand? We've always understood.
We will never be dominated.
No one wants to dominate you.
Liar! We know about the Gathering! Do you sense evil in me? Talk to me! Tell me what you know! It's about power! There is nothing greater than the power of man.
Nothing! You must die All of you! MacLeod! What took you so long? This thing makes me nervous.
Get me out of here! The women of the world thank you, my friend.
You have it? Where's Richie? I think Darius would want him to be here.
He knows.
He'll be right in.
I know you'll never have another friend like Darius.
I'm sorry.
I'll find him one day.
Or he'll find me.
Fifteen hundred years ago, you led an army of barbarians to the gates of Paris.
You disbanded your army and spared the city.
But you broke a promise to yourself, to march west from the Ural mountains until you'd reached the sea.
So now, old friend, travel on, go where you never went, to the sea.
I'll miss you.
"Here we are" "We're the princes of the universe" "Here we belong, fighting for survival" We've got to be the rulers of the world.
"I am immortal" "I have inside me blood of kings" "I have no rival; no man can be my equal" "Take me to the future of the world"