Highlander (1992) s03e05 Episode Script

Rite of Passage

He is immortal.
Born in the Highlands of Scotland, 400 years ago.
He is not alone.
There are others like him.
Some good, some evil.
For centuries, he has 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 She had herself tattooed.
An ankle chain.
Now she doesn't come home all night.
What the hell is this all about? Rebellion.
Against what? We've been too damned good to her.
She's 18, Craig.
She'll outgrow it.
When? Oh.
So she comes home.
See what we have to deal with? Hey, Duncan.
What are you, the reinforcements? - Nice car.
- Someone in this family had to join the 20th century.
Where were you? Out.
Why didn't you call? Steve didn't have a phone.
- Steve who? - I didn't ask.
You mean you spent the night with him and you don't even know his last name? Come on.
Chill, Michelle.
Your parents were worried.
Give them a break.
They're not my parents.
You see what she always does? We don't deserve that.
They're not, and they won't tell me who is.
You know what? It's true.
I don't know who the hell you are.
- Why don't we go for a walk? - She doesn't give a damn about anybody but herself.
Like youdo.
You make me sick.
- Don't talk to me like that.
- Yeah, right.
- Get in the house! - Go to hell.
Stop it! I'll go after her.
Forget it.
If that's what she wants, let her go.
- What she wants is for you to stop her.
- I've had it.
She says I treat her like a kid.
Let her find out what it's like to be out there on her own.
Clear the deck! She's code blue! Four, five.
One, two, three, four, five.
One, two, three, four, five.
One, two, three, four, five.
Pick her up on the table.
We're in, everybody.
Come on.
Let's go.
Vitals? Okay, give me typed-in cross for six units.
I want blood and gasses, stat.
Okay, people.
Here.
Standby, five milligrams epi.
Stand clear.
- Clear? Clear.
Nothing.
Epi! Come on.
Come on.
Come on, girl.
Don't you die on me now.
Okay, let's go again.
Ready? Ready.
Clear? Clear.
Come on.
What's taking so long? It might be a good sign.
I should have stopped her.
Why didn't I stop her? It happened.
It wasn't your fault, Craig.
She was so angry.
I never should have let her drive away like that.
Nancy-- No! What's the name of the caterer we used for Michelle's sweet 16th? If we're gonna have a house full of people, I want dessert.
I don't know if I did the dishes.
Your sister will handle all of that.
Thank you.
If there's anything you need, let me know.
What the-- What's going on here? Where-- Put these on.
Duncan-- Oh, God.
I was in a car.
I was really pissed.
Just hurry.
God.
I was flying in a car.
- I've got a monster headache.
- Michelle, come on! What the hell is this place? Will you get dressed? Whoa.
Hold up.
Time out! That was the morgue! Will you keep your voice down? Keep you voice down.
Why? Because we're trying to sneak out of here.
No, I mean, why was I in there? Don't worry.
You're not dead.
Oh, gee, thanks.
That explains it.
Oh, no.
Duncan! In there.
Get in there and be quiet.
Not a word.
Why do I have to? Mr.
MacLeod, isn't it? Oh, hello, Doctor.
Hi.
How're you holding up? Oh, better, thanks.
Good.
Your friends? Well, it's not easy for 'em.
Yeah, I know.
It never is.
So, is there anything I can help you with? No.
No, I'm fine.
Thanks.
No.
I mean, is there a reason that you're down here? Me? Yeah.
No.
Yeah.
Well, actually, uh, I was looking for a friend.
In the morgue? What the hell is going on? You mean, I'm never gonna turn 19? You might get to see a thousand.
Oh, man.
Oh.
You're serious.
You're telling me this is for real? I think you know it is.
How long have you known? I knew this day would come since the first day I saw you with your parents.
You know what? You know what? I think I knew too.
You couldn't have.
No, no, no.
I mean-- I mean the way you're always paying attention to me.
You're always watching me.
I thought something was going on.
Now you know.
Oh, wow.
Oh, this is perfect.
So, what happens next? I'll see you through it.
Oh.
I like that.
You and me together forever.
That's not how it works.
You do know I've always had a thing for you-- since the first day I saw you.
You were 11 years old.
I matured early.
MacLeod.
Duncan, the hospital just called.
They can't find Michelle's body.
They lost her, for God's sake.
Well, try not to worry, Craig.
She'll turn up.
How can that happen? How could they be so incompetent? I'm sure it wasn't intentional.
Now they want me to come to the morgue and look at Jane Does.
Look, I-- I haven't told Nancy, and I don't want to leave her alone right now.
- I'll take care of it.
-I hate to lay that on you.
It's not a problem.
Thank you.
I'll check in with you later.
Right.
What are you doing? What you're saying is, I could down every bottle here and it wouldn't kill me, right? No, but you'll wish it did.
I mean, I could basically do whatever I wanted to: speed, smack, the whole candy store.
You'll get the life you ask for.
Yes, Duncan, but this one never ends.
And there's always time to start over.
It's not as simple as that.
We have to talk about this.
Okay.
When I get back.
Where are you going? You're father asked me to go to the hospital.
They discovered your body missing.
Well, I'm right here.
You don't have to go anywhere, okay? I have to go.
He asked me to.
Oh, I guess he's too broken up about it to do it himself.
You can remember your parents however you want.
The truth is, they loved you.
Well, can you just come back soon? I will.
Just lock the door and don't let anybody in.
Why? You expecting someone? No.
Then why are you being so paranoid? It wasn't an accident that I found you.
Others might come looking.
Wait a second.
What "others"? I'll explain it later.
Just stay put, okay? Stay put.
Duncan.
-Mr.
MacLeod? How did you get this job? You're not the girl's father.
Guess I'm a glutton for punishment.
Well, I guess that makes two of us.
Or maybe you're just one hell of a good friend.
Is someone there? Lovely.
You're like me, aren't you? Yes, you could say that.
This thing I'm getting from you.
Whatever it is, it's weird.
You like it? It's like we're plugged in or something.
Or something.
I like your voice.
Michelle.
Axel.
I like your freshness.
It's a wonderful thing to be new.
Yeah, right.
You know, Michelle, your world's about to change in ways you've never dreamed of.
I can handle it.
And I can help you.
With me taking care of you, Michelle, the times we could have-- I don't need another teacher.
Duncan MacLeod.
You're a friend of his? We're acquainted.
He is, like, out of control with this taking-care-of-me bit.
Yes, he would be.
But, whatever turns you on.
I didn't say that.
He's out? Good.
So, where shall we go? No.
He said to wait.
I really shouldn't go anywhere until he get's back.
Oh, you're such a good little girl, Michelle.
Do you do everything you're told? No, I don't.
But I'm pretty new at this thing, and he's showing me the ropes.
Yes, I'll bet he is.
The choice is yours, Michelle.
You can either have a daddy or a partner.
And why not both? 'Cause I hate to share.
When you get bored of Duncan treating you like a baby, I'll be around.
How will I find you? You'll feel me.
Damn it.
Where you been? I thought I told you to stay put.
You have it too.
I didn't notice it at the hospital before.
Everything was so messed up.
Didn't notice what? I knew you were here.
I could feel you.
- Works both ways, Michelle.
- You mean it's part of the deal? One of the many, including doing what I tell you.
Oh, come on, Duncan.
Don't be mad at me, okay? I just went for a walk.
Who'd you go with? Hmm? You said I had it too.
Who'd you mean? God, with the names.
You sound just like-- You sound just like Craig.
Michelle-- Axel.
His name's Axel.
We had this connection, you know? I mean, it was really bizarre.
It could have gotten you killed.
Wait a second.
I though you said we were supposed to live forever? What you felt-- what we feel-- is how we recognize other Immortals, how we prepare.
For what? For combat to the death.
Been there.
Done that.
Michelle, when another Immortal takes your pretty little head, it'll happen again-- for good, this time.
Oh, so is that what you guys do? Run around chopping each other's heads off? Until there's only one of us left alive.
I don't think so.
Michelle, I'm not your father, and this is no fairy tale! Now, you either learn the game or you die.
This is weird.
I mean, I've actually had a fantasy about this before.
I don't know.
Somehow, the real thing-- Shouldn't there be more? Don't sweat the past.
It's history.
Right.
I'm serious, Michelle.
Now the real fantasy starts.
You and I can recreate ourselves over and over again.
You can be anyone you want, anytime you want.
And I can show you how.
Iwantto show you how.
Why? 'Cause I want to see the world through your eyes.
"Can we not guarantee that those who sleep in death will also be raised? "For just as death has come by the means of man.
"For just as means and men all die from their union to Adam, in the same way that we will all be raised to life because of our union with Christ.
" I can't believe this is how it all ends.
It's not over.
This is a sham.
She's not there.
It's an empty box.
How can this be over when there's nothing to bury? It's not the body that matters, Nancy.
That's not what you remember.
It's her life.
That's what you loved.
That's what you're laying to rest.
You are my honey honeysuckle I am the bee I'd like to sip the honey sweet From those red lips, you see I love you dearly, dearly And I want you to love me You are my honey honeysuckle I am the bee You are my honey honeysuckle I am the bee I'd like to sip the honey sweet From those red lips you see Oh, thank you, James.
We're in a public place.
I won't harm you.
But you are one of us.
But no danger to you.
Would you buy me a drink? Uh, Miss-- Sharon.
You're very kind.
Maybe I could get to know you better.
We could be friends.
As you said, we're in a public place.
I have a room upstairs.
Number 36.
Sharon, you're very nice, and you're very beautiful, but I already have a date.
And I hate to keep a lady waiting.
What's your name? Duncan MacLeod.
Now, I really must be going.
Help me, please.
Before wa-wasn't the truth.
Please? There's a man-- an Immortal-- and he's been following me.
And? I never learned how to fight.
I don't even have a sword.
Please.
That's why I need your help.
He wants to kill me.
I know it.
You could have asked without the games.
I-I didn't think you'd want to help me without getting anything in return.
I guess I'm not very good at it.
I'll help you, Sharon.
What-- What about your date? She'll understand.
I am the bee I'll wait for you in my room.
Yeah, I'll-- I will be there as soon as I can.
Excuse me.
Good evening, my dear.
You look lovely.
Hello, Sharon.
It's Duncan MacLeod.
Come in.
Sharon, what is this? I told you you didn't have to do this.
- Hello, Axel.
- I almost had you, Duncan.
- But you cheated.
- Well, you know what they say about love and war.
Don't hurt him! There! You can't have her.
I think that's up to Michelle.
And she's so innocent, so lovely.
She has her whole life ahead of her.
Yes, I know.
We'll be seeing each other again soon.
"Although some have died--" "Last of all, he also appeared to me, "Even though I am like one who was born in a most unusual--" Not smart, Michelle.
Haven't you ever wondered what your own funeral would be like? They could have seen you.
I guess everyone needs to know they'll be missed.
Mom, maybe.
Not him.
I hope you live long enough to realize how wrong you really are.
You know, I saw you and Axel.
Are you guys buds or something? Or something.
Michelle, I can't lock you in.
All I can do is to ask you to please stay away from him.
- You know, maybe you're the one I shouldn't be trusting.
- That's too easy.
Well, I'm still here, aren't I? Axel didn't cut off my head or yours.
We were on holy ground.
What's that? - The only place we're safe.
- Whatever that means.
All I know is I don't feel like a little girl when I'm with him.
He's very clever that way.
You were supposed to seduce him.
-You were supposed to bring him here, put a smile on his face.
- Don't hurt me, please.
You were supposed to separate him from his sword and leave the rest to me.
Sorry.
I'm trying to protect you, Sharon.
If I don't take his head, he'll gladly take ours.
Do you understand that? Sharon, beautiful Sharon.
I'm lost without you.
You were once so innocent, so lovely.
Thank you.
I'm sorry.
Apology accepted.
Good-bye.
I need your help.
Haven't we done this before? It wasn't my idea.
It was for Axel.
Is that how it works-- you set them up and Axel takes their heads? You weren't the first, but you fought him.
You got away.
So can you, if you want to.
I don't think so.
After I became what I am, I would have gone mad if Axel hadn't found me.
He showed me the world.
He taught me how tobe.
The only thing he taught you to be is bait.
There's much, much more to our lives than that.
There's a boat leaving for London at 3:00.
I can get you on it.
You'll come with me.
No.
Well, then who will protect me? You'll learn to protect yourself.
I'll arrange for someone to meet you-- to teach you what you need to know.
You really mean it? Yes.
People drift apart.
It happens.
He did love me once.
Is that what he calls it? He took care of me.
He kept me alive.
Don't make any excuses for him, Sharon.
You don't owe him anything.
You don't know him.
You're not gonna change him.
I'll come for you at 2:00.
Fine.
I'll be here.
This is too bizarre.
Duncan, people running around with swords, cutting heads off, living forever-- man, this is some bad acid-trip fairy tale.
It's not a fairy tale.
And it won't seem so bad once you learn to look after yourself.
Or you know someone who will.
I won't always be there.
And who said I meant you? I'm serious.
Well, so far, this immortality thing feels like nothing but a bunch of rules.
You get used to it.
And first you're gonna have to learn those rules.
Don't worry.
You're gonna have plenty of time for everything.
There's so much for you to do, for you to see.
You can go to school.
You can go to Tibet.
I can get in sword fights.
When you're ready, that won't seem so strange.
Duncan? It's my dad.
Office.
It's my dad.
Get down.
Hello, Craig.
Come in.
I'm sorry to come so late.
I needed to talk.
I didn't want to bother Nancy.
Hey, you know, I told you, anytime, eh? Have a seat.
She tells me that it wasn't my fault.
But that's a lie.
We both know it.
When these things happen, Craig, people look for reasons.
They look for blame.
But there's no blame here.
You didn't drive her over that cliff.
I didn't stop her.
I always hated it when she'd ask who her real parents were.
Not just because I didn't know, but because it made me feel like I wasn't enough.
God knows I wasn't.
Look how she hated me in the end.
It wasn't about hate.
It was about separation.
Well, I just could not get through to her, and I-- I lost it.
Hey, I was there, remember? Children fight with their parents all the time.
That's the way it is.
You weren't out of line.
She deserved it.
You're not supposed to speak ill of the dead, you know.
What, are we nominating Michelle for a sainthood, here? That's what she liked about you.
You were honest with her.
I always pushed her too damn hard.
She wasn't my daughter.
It was easy to stay objective.
But she was just so much-- Everything she did, everything she felt was bigger.
I wanted her to do something with that, not just waste it.
Now she'll never do anything.
It's all just gone.
She-- She died not realizing how much I loved her.
If I could just have her back, she could do anything she wanted.
Craig, I think you should go home to Nancy.
She needs you.
You're right.
Thank you, Duncan.
Thank you for everything.
I'll call you.
Daddy.
Michelle, don't.
It's not fair.
It's too late.
Duncan, all this time I was so angry at them.
And it turns out that I was the one that has the-- the big secrets.
You didn't know.
I know what I'm gonna try once-- Stop it.
Stop it! But look at what I've done to him, and he still loves me.
Why would he? Because he's your father.
He understood what was going on under there.
You're bright, and you're beautiful.
You were the center of their universe.
You mean that? Hey, I told you you were special.
You don't think I would have hung around this long if I didn't believe that.
Thank you, Duncan.
Oh, God.
I needed to hear that.
I don't feel so scared now.
M-- Michelle-- Don't worry.
I know what I'm doing.
Yeah.
That's what scares me.
What is this? I thought you just said I was special.
I'm your friend.
It's not like I've never done it before, you know, Duncan.
That's not what we're about.
Yes.
Yes-- Michelle, I don't think this is a good idea.
What? Me teaching you.
You need a better guide.
Someone closer to your own perspective.
Someone like Axel? Axel doesn't care about you.
Well, at least Axel doesn't treat me like a little kid.
He treats me like his equal.
But you're not his equal, Michelle.
He may seem young and full of life, but inside he's old.
He'll use you and feed off you-- off your youth and your excitement.
When Paris doesn't thrill you any longer, or the Pyramids don't amaze you, he'll put you out as bait.
You're lying.
No.
He's done it before.
Axel would love me.
Even if he did, you need a teacher, not a lover.
What do you know about what I need? I'll take you to a friend of mine.
You'll really like her.
Her.
We'll leave in the morning.
You know, Duncan, that's a long time away.
Don't you even think about it.
You really are an old man.
Go to sleep, Michelle.
Okay.
Fine.
I'll use the couch.
It'll work out fine.
Morning.
You two are gonna get along great.
Fill 'er up, would you? Oh, yeah, I bet we'll really hit it off-- me and some dried-up old teacher from St.
Mary's School of Sword Fighting and Manners.
Not exactly.
Trust me.
It's for the best.
You know, Duncan, you really have a gift for taking the fun out of eternal life.
It'll get better.
I sure hope so.
No, I mean your outlook.
Oops, almost slipped.
You were gonna say my "attitude.
" You know what, Duncan? That is dad-speak, and you're pretty lousy at that too.
I gotta go.
Where? Do you wanna come with me? Michelle, we're not enemies.
Hey, baby, if you're lookin' for someone, I'm right here.
Oh, yeah.
Check this out.
Wanna go for a ride? Yeah.
Sounds good to me.
Michelle! My turn? This is so cool, living on a boat.
It's all yours.
For real? Have you ever seen Paris? Only in the movies.
I know this great little hotel on the Seine.
You wouldn't believe the view from the bedroom.
And if we ever get bored of Paris, we'll sail south to Cap d'Antibes, and I'll feed you oysters and we'll make love under the stars.
Oh, you're gonna spoil me.
You deserve it.
And all you have to do is trust me to take care of everything.
So, with all this travelling around, when are you gonna teach me how to use a sword? You won't need a sword.
You'll have me.
Maybe you won't always be around.
I've broken up with boyfriends before, you know.
I'm not exactly your everyday boyfriend.
What could you possibly want that I can't give you? Duncan said that I needed to know how to fight, and he was gonna teach me how.
Everything in its own time.
So, you'll teach me? - All you need to know.
- Okay, because Duncan said-- Duncan's not here.
I am.
Go with me now.
You have to say good-bye to your past, okay? Okay? Where the hell are you, Michelle? This is no joke.
Look, don't flip out on me, okay? I just called to say I'm sorry for running out on you like that.
All right.
You're forgiven.
Come home.
I am home.
Whatever line it is Axel used to convince you, that's exactly what it is-- a line.
I don't think so.
All right, Michelle.
You don't have to come back here.
Just-- Just don't stay with him.
Look, Duncan, it's my life, and I just called to say good-bye, okay? And I'm sorry I was such a bitch to you.
At least I'll be out of your hair.
Just tell me where you are.
Hey, Duncan.
Listen, we're down at Cape Schooner.
Why don't you come and say good-bye? Duncan, hi.
I hope you're not gonna try and talk me out of this.
- You came to kill me? - Don't be ridiculous.
Well, what's that for? It's for me.
Get back on board, Michelle.
Look, guys, you don't have to do this over me.
This isn't just about you, Michelle.
Did he tell you about Sharon and the others? He protected them right up until the time he killed them.
- You think I'd hurt you? - You think he would ever teach you to use a sword? - Michelle! -Don't listen to him.
And don't listen to me.
Listen to yourself.
I'm outta here.
I don't think so.
You cheated again, Axel.
I don't need to cheat, Duncan.
- Your move.
Duncan! So that's it.
They'll never know.
It could do more harm than good.
Yeah, you're probably right.
God, my parents-- why was I so angry? They're in your past now.
It's time for you to move into the future.
I was hoping to do that with you.
She does remind me of someone.
I just can't remember who.
I think we'll get along just fine.
That's what I'm afraid of.
- So, where are we going? - It's an old abbey.
You'll be safe there.
- It's holy ground.
- Axel promises me Paris.
You're sending me to a convent.
He also didn't want to teach you how to use a sword.
Typical male, sexist mind-set.
But don't worry.
There'll always be Paris.
I think a convent's all she needs.
- So, have you two ever-- - Er, that's none of your business.
How was he? We'll talk.
Uh, no, you won't.
Bye-bye, Duncan.
Amanda! Here we are We're the princes of the universe Here we belong fighting for survival We've come to be the rulers of your world I am immortal I have inside me blood of kings Yeah! I have no rival No man can be my equal Take me to the future of your world