Highlander (1992) s02e11 Episode Script

The Fighter

He is immortal.
Born on the highlands of Scotland He's not alone.
There are others like him.
Some good, some evil.
For centuries he's battled the forces of darkness with holy ground his only refuge.
He cannot die, unless you take his head and with it his power.
In the end, there can be only one.
He is Duncan MacLeod, the Highlander.
"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 your world" HIGHLANDER 2x11 "THE FIGHTER" I told you, didn't I Jordy? Did I tell you to hook off the jab? Yeah, you told me.
Sully.
You told me.
This kid Get your face in here, come here.
This kid fought like a champion tonight.
Rodriguez never knew what hit him.
That lab jab is the right hook.
Great fight, Sully.
I haven't seen anyone move in the ring like that for years.
He reminded me of Rocky Gallivan.
Hey, this is Charlie DeSalvo, Tommy Sullivan.
Charlie, how are you? Georgie, Georgie.
Come with us.
Come with us.
- Nice to meet you.
- Nice to meet you too.
Who's Rocky Gallivan, man? He is before your time.
The kid showed some real talent tonight.
He doesn’t move to his left so good.
Who cares how he moves.
He's white and he can punch like hell.
You know what I see when I look at a boy like that? Money.
Good fight, Thunder.
Your boy got lucky.
Lucky my ass.
How much you pay the Ref to stop the fight? - You want another beat? - Hey, wait! Get your hands off my fighter.
This is just like old times! Look at this! That's the beauty of it.
For thirty grand you get ten per cent.
That's a hell of a bargain.
Well, you shouldn't have any problem finding investors.
I'm just trying to take care of my friends first.
How about you, Charlie? Hum, no, that's a little too rich for my blood.
You guys are walking away from a fortune.
It's all set Georgie.
Tonight everything turns around from here.
So you got the money then? He's in.
Just like I promised.
Your friend's either deaf or one hell of a liar, man.
Maybe that comes from other investors.
Yeah, maybe.
Hey look, I got a date with Helen.
I'll catch you later.
Keep your hand on your wallet.
You were great out there, kid.
You want something here? Maybe now's not the time, but we need to talk.
I know what you want.
He's not for sale.
- Sully, maybe we should listen to what - What, you manage yourself now? I'll make you a good offer.
- He said he wasn’t interested.
- Who are you? Maybe some other time, kid.
Maybe you should get the hell out of here.
In honor to your victory, Georgie, Mac is going to take us out for a few drinks, right? This is my man, great to see you.
Hey kid, make sure this guy get's a drink, uh? George, good to talk you as ever.
One shot, one.
What's the big deal? One lousy shot.
Iris said no.
Oh Iris said Iris said no.
She's my sister, you know.
Not my mother.
Look, it's her tab.
She said food was okay, but no booze.
Okay.
Al right, a beer then.
Rodney, we talked about it.
Come on.
This is Coleman's place.
What are we doing here, Sully? Hey, we came to pour a little salt in his wounds.
It's not him I come here to see.
I'll catch you later, Sully.
The kid never saw a lady he didn't love or want to.
- So who have we come to see, Sully? - Wait, wait.
Hey! Sully, good to see you.
I heard your boy won.
Oh, it's good here to be seen too.
Excuse me? What? The usual? I think he got hit in the chin and he bit his tongue.
He can't talk.
Ohh poor baby.
I heard about it.
He took on half a dozen guys who attacked George.
Well that's not exactly A bunch of guys.
I Always knew you were a hero.
What it's going to be? Whatever he's having, let's have two.
Okay.
I'm a guy's guy, I think that's what it is.
I'm good with guys.
So what are you saying? I'm saying I need help.
Look at me.
She comes to take an order and I can't even remember my name.
Mac! you are here! I wasn't sure you'd be here.
Sully, sometimes when you come into somebody's bedroom We got to hurry, we got to get down to the Redman's barge.
The barge? For the fights.
What fights? They got this guy.
They'll pay a thousand dollars to any man who can go two rounds with him.
Good luck, Sully.
Pound for pound you're one of the best bare-knuckle fighters around.
That's the problem, not enough pounds.
They say I'm too small to fight a heavyweight.
So, you got to do it for me! No! Near Water, Washington State - 1890- Dammit, Mac, why don't you lock your door? Well, I wasn't expecting you and everyone else knocks.
Well, if this wasn't an emergency.
Since when is a barenuckle fight an emergency? When there's an opportunity of a lifetime to be lost? I can't talk to you from behind this thing! Well, if you're not happy back there, Sully then perhaps you could wait outside.
Exactly.
You've talked to women before.
She's not A woman, she's THE woman.
Some girls are just some girls.
With them I'm fine.
With her I'm an idiot.
What exactly do you want me to do? Tell me what to say.
How to be.
What to do.
Come on, I'm asking you this one favor.
I will never ask you another thing.
The thing is, Mac, I need the money.
Why don't you let me lend you what you need? Lend me!? How do you like that? I take a business proposition to a friend and he makes me out to be a beggar.
- Is that what I've done? - Absolutely.
I've got my pride, Mac.
I've no interest in borrowing money.
It's a fifty - fifty proposition.
What I do for my fifty percent is obvious.
You're going to need a trainer, aren't you? - Forget it Tommy, I don't fight for money.
- It's only an exhibition.
Okay, if that's the way you feel, I'll keep the money.
What are you afraid of? Joe Brock its nothing.
Joe Brock? You want me to fight Joe Brock? They say the guy can butt heads with an ox and walk away.
He's highly overrated, Mac.
The guy has a good shot at the title! Did you think they'd put up a thousand dollars for you to fight my landlady? What are you afraid of? He can't knock your head off Forget it, Sully.
Don't you want to show him what we men of the British Isles are made of? Well, well if it isn't the tough little Mick.
- Find yourself a fighter yet? - No.
- No.
- No, I didn't think so.
Let's go.
Hey, Mac! Wanted to show' him what he was missing.
Well, now we know what he's made of.
Not here, not here So What do you say? I'll think about it.
That's good enough for me.
There you go.
You've been a faithful friend like always.
- I only said I'd think about it.
- Show me a man who understands loyalty and I'll show you a king.
No, Sully, they're just talking to him.
Sully, Sully! I don't know, I thought I made it clear.
I want you to leave him alone.
I'm just saying congratulations.
You already did that.
You've got to think in the future.
I could have him in the ring with a contender inside three months.
I could get him a crack at the belt inside two years.
But it takes money.
I tried to tell him we got all the money we need.
Yeah right.
Is that what he told you? I have my own people.
- He's got all the money he needs.
- Sullivan with money? Give me a break.
He's got a partner Who the hell are you anyhow? - Name's Duncan MacLeod.
- Never heard of you.
He's my partner, okay? So, just stay out of our business.
I just want you to think about it.
Think about this Georgie: Where was he, when we were sleeping in gyms and eating in dives? Ask him where the hell he was then? All I want is what's best for the boy.
Give it a rest, Coleman.
I think I'll kill that son-of-a-bitch.
Just kidding.
Move left, move left, fake the jab and hook! Move left! Watch me.
Move left, move left, fake the jab, hook.
Move left, move left, fake the jab, hook.
Working hard, Sully? All right, you keep working on it.
I'll be with you in a minute, okay? Duncan, when do the lessons begin? - What lessons? - You know, the girl stuff, poetry.
Sully, poetry is not the answer.
Then what is? I'd really like to help Sully, but I've got things to do Duncan, did you get a look at that woman? Yeah, her name's Helen.
- Charlie, how you doing? - God, I feel good this morning, MacLeod.
- Charlie - Yes, MacLeod, she gave me flowers.
Really? How did you get her to give you flowers? Come on, man.
Charlie Sully's got this little problem, and you're just the guy to help him out.
What kind of problem? Well, you saw it for yourself, the guy's a master.
There's this girl I know.
I like it very much, but You want to? Talk to her.
And you want to get Next to her.
So you can't? Enough said.
You're the man for the job.
Now wait a minute.
Does he always get people to do things for him, man? Well, he's a hard man to refuse.
Go ahead, Sully.
George and I'll do some roadwork.
I thought you had things to do.
Well, what are friends for? You're okay Mac, just stay away from him.
You'll be okay.
Stay away! All right, he's getting tired! He's getting tired! Try not to take him on.
Now back away.
Back away! Let go, son of a bitch! Give him some room here, boys.
Oh, Mac, you're doing great! - I'm getting killed.
- No, no, we've got him right were we wanted.
The man hits like a mule.
Listen to me.
You don't have to beat him, just stay one more round.
Don't let him knock you out.
He doesn't seem to be asking for my permission.
Look it.
Brock is puffing like a steam engine.
Look at that.
Wilson's giving him hell! One more round, Mac.
Just one more round! You better start counting the money, fancy pants! All right Mac.
Go get him! Back off! Back off, Mac! Just keep backing off! Oh good! Oh! Hit him again! Come on! Time! You stay down or I'll hurt you.
I don't think so.
Look, for the fiftieth time, man, you got to be more natural.
Right, natural.
You got to be who-you-are.
I tried being who I was.
Who I was, was an idiot standing on his own tongue.
That's because you were afraid.
Hey, come on.
What's the worst thing she could do to you? Look, you got to have an attitude, right? A look that says: "Hey, I'm Tommy Sullivan.
I'm not like those other guys.
" - Well, I can do that.
- Yeah? All right, well.
What would you say if she came up to you right now? What would you say to her? I I'd say, uh I don't know what I'd say.
I cannot believe we have got to do this again.
All right, for the last time.
I'm Iris, you're you.
We're at the restaurant and go.
Hi, is nice to see you here tonight.
Can I get you anything? I'm very glad to be here and and Why can't we write it down? Can I get you anything? Yes please.
We'd like to see a menu before we order.
No.
We'd like to see a menu.
How's that? Pretty lame, man.
Why can't I say Your eyes are like pools of light.
Pools of? What century are you living in? Okay So we finish the thing with the menu.
Then what do I say? Anything.
Just make conversation.
- What conversation? - Anything.
You know, just talk to her like she's one of the guys.
That's disgusting! Where've you guys been? It's been four hours.
Tell me about it.
He's all yours MacLeod.
- I'll see you later, right? - Oohh yes.
He's a nice fellow.
Sully, you can't spend all your time doing this.
If you're not careful, you're going to lose George to Coleman.
- What are you talking about? - Your fighter.
He spent an hour waiting for you and then he went home.
I'll make it up to him tomorrow.
Sully, Coleman's going after George with a vengeance and you're so distracted with this thing with Iris you're not doing anything.
You should be on the phone, setting hot fights, being a manager.
If it's one thing Georgie knows about it, is loyalty.
You worry too much.
Come on, Charlie! Yeah! Come on, let's run it off a little.
I like Sully, but do me a favor man, next time he wants to learn about women, you teach him.
I just sent him to the expert.
Oh yeah, right You known him long? He go back a ways.
Did he ever fight? Any chance he gets.
No.
I mean, in the ring.
Yeah, yeah, he used to be one of the best.
- Funny, I never heard of him.
- Must've been before your time.
Come on, he's not that old.
You'd be surprised.
Hey, you ever wondered, what you'll be like in the ring? - Nope.
- Oh come on, get a trainer, yeah? learn a few moves, yeah? Couple of years you'll be fighting for the title.
So goes the fantasy.
Come on.
You mean, you wouldn't fight for the money they pay in these days? - Wouldn't be worth it.
- How can you say that? A couple of rounds, throw a few punches, bob and weave, bob and weave Yeah, and you get your brains scrambled.
Listen, they got to catch you before they hit you, uh? Yeah, listen, I once heard it said that you can run, but you can't hide.
At the ring is an awfully small place when someone is trying to re-arrange your face.
When I was kid, all I wanted to be was like Ali.
"Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee" Who'd you want to be like? I don’t remember.
Come on, everybody remembers.
- You wouldn't know him.
- Try me.
Who? Is a distant relative.
His name was Connor MacLeod.
Yeah? And what made him so special? He was great warrior.
- He was in the service, right? - Yeah, sort of.
Hey, aren't you suppose to be meeting Sully tonight in the bar? Yeah well why don't you go instead? And deprive you seeing your star pupil in action? Oh, great, well I'd lay you nine to five he freezes up and forget everything I taught him, man.
- That's why he needs his trainer.
- Ah, thank you.
Thank you.
Stop messing with your clothes, man.
Just relax.
I am.
I'm ok.
Natural, attitude I got my lines.
Oh yeah? It's nice to see you here again tonight.
It's very nice to be here.
Can I get you anything? Yes, please.
I think I'd like to see a menu.
Great.
Hi Sully.
Want to see a menu? You probably want to get us anything.
Excuse me? It's very nice to be here.
Hey Iris, we need a couple of beers over here! I'll be right back.
I think it went great.
Didn't it? - Uh-huh - What now? Punt Make conversation, give her a compliment, order dinner Just try to relax.
- This place is the pits.
- What? If I could put two nickels together I'd be out of here in a minute.
You know, your eyes are very You know, very very lovely? Why thank you.
- Want to hear the specials? - What? Sully, are you alright? The specials! The specials would be good, thanks.
Iris? Excuse me.
- Don't do this.
- It's ok.
No, it's not.
You're doing it for me.
Please, don't.
Iris.
Iris.
You two know each other, yes? A little, you know Well, why don't I just leave you two to get better acquainted.
My fighters get everything they want.
You be nice.
You're talking to a future Champion here.
I thought it was going good.
Did I say something? What? Did you say something? No, you didn't say anything, man.
Hi, my name is Marilyn and I'll be your waitress for this- That's all right, we got one.
Mr.
Coleman ask me to tell you that Iris won't be coming back this evening.
She came down with something.
Iris? Sully.
- Oh, what are you doing? - Sully, don't! I am Sully! I'll tell you what! Sully.
Leave him alone! Okay Come on.
Come on, let's go.
Are you sure? It's how it is.
Son of a bitch! You're gone too far this time.
Did you say something? You can't use people like this.
- I can't? Why? - No.
Because you're going to stop me? Maybe.
What exactly are you going to do, Rodney? Bring Rodney a drink.
I think he needs a shot of courage.
Where are you going, Rodney? You were just going to tell me what you were going to do.
- Somebody clean up this crap.
- Hey, I'm busy.
What am I paying you for? You going to open the door for me? Wallace.
Wallace? - Can we come in? - I I - We just came by, to trying and patch things up.
I wanted to say I I came to apologize.
Look, save it.
If you got something else you want to say, then say it.
- Otherwise I got things I got to do.
- You got things to do? Hey! Hey! We're just came here to end the war.
Not to start a new one.
What he was trying to say, George, is that he was sorry.
And that it was all his fault, he didn't know what happened.
- He just lost it.
Just too much beer.
- Right He'll never lose it like that again.
Is a promise.
Right, Sully? I don't know.
You know me well enough to know that I'm a man of my word.
Come on Georgie, you guys were set up.
Think about, who benefit from this.
You've been through too much together to let Coleman wreck it now.
It's over, just shake hands.
Tommy.
If I knew you liked her, I'd never I mean, you know me, I'd never done nothing like that, never Yeah, see you tomorrow.
Bye, bye.
Use the hook, on the left.
Nice to see those two back at it.
I'm glad for Sully.
Be glad for Belcher.
Signing with Coleman wouldn’t have done him much good.
- Why? - Didn't you hear? They found Coleman and his bodyguard outside of the bar this morning.
Both dead.
I got a date.
See you later.
Come in.
- I knocked this time.
- Thank you.
I'm not totally untrainable.
You none the worse for the wear I see.
You were a true gladiator in that ring yesterday.
The great John L.
himself couldn't have put you down yesterday.
- No! - He's coming to town.
- Absolutely not.
- We could make a fortune.
No way Sully.
No how.
Not for money.
Not for friendship.
And not for the old country.
I hear you.
Never let it be said that Thomas Sullivan imposed on a faithful friend.
Your half you earned.
- Wilson paid you? - Last night.
Wilson! Where have you been hiding yourself? Ohh, I've been around.
I've been down to your office.
Ah, you must've just missed me.
You wouldn't be ducking me, would you? Now, why would I do that? Cause you owe me a thousand dollars.
What for? My fighter went the distance.
That's not how I see it.
The fight was interrupted.
Didn't go two rounds, did it? Like hell it didn't.
I heard the bell.
Of the police wagons.
I wouldn't welsh on a bet with Thomas Sullivan.
What are you going to do now? Sue me? At least take this then.
A small token of thanks to a man I can always count on.
Must've been the last thing he did.
What's that? Well, I heard they fished him out of the river three hours ago.
Really? He's dead? Lucky for me he was a man who paid his debts.
I think we should drink a small toast to his memory.
Sully.
Inside.
Take a break there, Georgie.
You seem a little out of sorts.
Is something wrong? You tell me.
Coleman and his bodyguard were found dead this morning.
How lovely.
You killed them? - And I'd do it again.
- Why? The son of a bitch didn't deserve to live.
- Because he tried to take your fighter? - No.
I would never kill him for that.
That's part of the business.
He was blackmailing Iris with her brother's life.
And you were right.
That whole thing with Belcher at the bar was a set-up.
Go on.
Iris's brother came to my place last night.
He owes money all over town.
Coleman bought up his markers.
Then he told Iris that to make good on the markers or else.
That's no reason to kill him even if it is the truth.
Have I ever lied to you before, MacLeod? You lie to everybody all the time.
It's like breathing to you.
About small stuff, not about something like this.
And especially to you.
If you don't believe me, go ask Iris.
Don't tell her I killed them.
I don't think she'd understand.
- And I'm supposed to? - What am I supposed to do? You could have gone to the police! You could have come to me, we could have solved this out! The guy was scum! You know me, Mac.
I'm not a bad guy.
I play fast and lose sometimes.
I'm a little hot headed.
But I would never kill anyone unless they deserved it.
How can you be so sure? Is there anything else, Mac? No.
We'll finish this later.
I'm always available for my friends.
I know this isn't the easiest thing to talk about, but Coleman can't hurt you or Rodney anymore.
You don't think we had anything to do with it? No.
I don't even know why Sully told you.
Because I'm his friend, and he's concerned about you.
Sully's such a good guy.
He said you guys go way back together.
We do.
I guess there's no harm in telling you.
The fighters weren't the only people Coleman owned.
First he owned Rodney then he owned me.
He was using me to get between Sully and George.
I’m not ashamed to tell you that I'm glad he's dead.
And if you ask, half the people here would tell you that whoever killed him should get a medal.
MacLeod! Certified letter came for you when you were out, man.
Thanks.
What's up? You don't look so good.
I'm fine.
No, I don't think so.
So, what does it say? Belcher is changing management.
They've offered to buy my ten percent.
Belcher's walking out on you guys? Man, I feel bad for Sully.
I feel bad for Belcher.
George? - Have you seen Sullivan? - No.
Isn't that terrible about Coleman? Yeah, you must be all broken up over it.
- Is Iris working? - No.
Where is she? Where is she? Can you keep a secret? She's with Sully.
Where is she meeting Sully? I didn't think you'd come You said this had something to do with Rodney.
I lied.
- What's this about, Sully? - I know we really don't know each other very well, but I really I've never felt You and me.
I know you like me Sully.
And I like you.
You don't have to lie to me to get me here.
Will you come away with me? - You mean right now? - Right now.
Tonight.
- Sully, I - Iris What? I can't stay here anymore.
Come, come with me.
I'm sorry.
Sully.
I can't just pick up and leave.
I need you.
Mac? What are you doing here? How could you do it, Sully? - What are you talking about? - Over a piece of paper? Can we talk about this later? No.
We are going to talk about it now.
What's going on Sully? Iris, you should leave.
Mac and I have a few things we need to talk about.
I will meet you at the bar later.
Go ahead.
Okay.
All you've got to do is look the other way.
I'm asking you this one thing.
No more favors, Sully.
We go back a long way, Mac.
That's got to count for something.
Not anymore.
You should have minded your own business.
You made it my business, when you sold me ten percent of Belcher.
- He betrayed us.
He cheated me.
- And you kill everybody that cheats you? Of course.
Like Brock's manager.
Is that how you could make the thousand dollars? I don't get you.
What don't you get, Sully? We kill people all the time.
It's what we do.
You really have no idea that what you do is wrong, do you? It's only wrong because you say it is.
What we have is a difference of opinion.
It's gone way beyond that.
So now what? We try to kill each other? It's what we do.
When we have to.
I always wondered who was better.
Goodbye, Sullivan.
Goodbye, Highlander.
Hi.
Hello Iris.
How're you doing? I'm good.
What are you doing here? Well.
I’m leaving town.
Me and Rodney.
We're going to start over.
I wish you all the best.
If you need anything We'll be fine.
What is it? Did Sully kill Belcher and Coleman? Do you think he did? No.
I know he has a temper but, I don't think he has it in him.
Then you keep believing that.
If you hear from Sully I don't think I will, Iris.
Take care.
"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 your world"