Highlander (1992) s03e17 Episode Script

Take Back the Night

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 Geez, Ceirdwyn, I thought you'd be happy for me.
Of course I'm happy for you.
I-- Steven, I love you.
Then, what's the problem? It's in Madrid.
You got something against Spaniards? No, of course not.
It's just-- Well, our friends are all here.
Our life is in Paris.
Our whole life could be in Madrid.
This is the opportunity of a lifetime.
There'll be other opportunities.
For you.
Maybe this is all I get.
Some of us don't live forever.
I think we should continue this discussion in private.
Steven-- I'm just going to get the car.
Hey, kid.
What did you get today? I'm not a kid.
Don't be a pain in the ass, Paolo.
Give it to him! This is? Tough winter.
I'll do better tomorrow.
They're be a crowd at the track.
You better.
Now get lost.
I'm sorry.
He's just a crazy kid.
But he's good, Gaston, all right? Trust me, he's good.
Be cool, man.
Nice leather.
Get his wallet.
-Oh! There we go.
- Ohh! Whoo! All right! Give me your watch.
Now, look, you've got my wallet.
- Now, let me go.
-I said, give me your watch! Why are you doing this? I gave you my money.
Leave me alone! Look, I've given you all I've got.
Come on, pretty boy, get up.
Please, take what you want.
- No.
No! Steven! Come on, let's get out of here.
Come on, let's go.
Let's get out of here.
The best lap time today, ladies and gentlemen, is 1:03.
You don't worry about him getting hurt? I worry.
Young men.
They all think they are going to live forever.
And on the last turn-- First time trials for today.
Thank you, ladies and gentlemen.
You ride 'em like a champion.
Thanks, Maurice.
Looks like I might get in another run before dark.
I don't think Maurice's heart could take it.
My heart's as young as yours.
But I have to be at work.
Good luck, Richie.
And be careful.
Thanks, Maurice.
I'll catch you later.
Looks like you took that last bend pretty tight.
Yeah, you're telling me.
That's the second time Basil tried to run me off the track.
He's, uh, a little pissed 'cause I beat him yesterday.
How bad is it? Oh, it's nothing.
It's healed already.
It just took a little skin off.
What? Don't you think you're riding it a little close to the edge? Mac, I'm riding to win like everybody else.
Do you think anybody else would break his leg in three places and still walk away? - You think I'm cheating? - Well, you tell me.
Would you be pushing this hard if you thought you could get hurt? I got to get cleaned up.
Excuse me.
What's up, man? Wanna buy a watch? Give me my wallet.
What wallet? I tell you what, I'll take anyone you got with my driver's license in it.
Oh, yeah, that one.
You gonna call the cops? Nope.
Now give me yours.
What are you talking about? You took mine, now I want yours.
- You some kind of nut? - Hand it over.
- There's not much in it.
- Oh, yeah, big surprise.
Okay, kid, you can go now.
And how am I supposed to get home without any money? You're good on your feet.
Nice wheels.
Please, mister.
I've got a real sick sister I've got to get home to.
Really? Yeah.
It's her heart.
She needs an operation real bad.
That's why I've fallen into a life of crime.
Life of crime.
Give me a break.
They'll be other opportunities.
For you.
Maybe this is all I get.
No! No! Some of us don't live forever.
Is it your time, Neva? No.
But Degal wants the wagons loaded and the families ready to move out.
This time tomorrow the Romans will be gone.
And we will be on our way home for the birth of my son.
And you know it will be a son? And his name will be Callum.
Callum, Son of Callum.
I think Callum is a fine name.
Fight well.
I always do.
For a man.
Watch your back.
Why? When I have you.
No! No! You-- Hey! No.
You're not the right one.
I can be anyone you want me to be.
You don't want to be who I'm looking for.
It's about three blocks away.
You live around here? Me and my brother.
No parents? What, you writing a book? Me and Mario make out okay.
Why are you stopping? Stay here.
Don't touch anything.
- Do you know him? - Never-- Never seen him before.
Who is he Paolo? Paolo? Paolo! Ceirdwyn? It's good to see you again, Duncan.
It's not your part of town.
You out walking or hunting? Hunting.
And you? The same.
I'm looking for a killer.
So am I.
There's a dead man in the warehouse back there killed by a sword.
So? Tell me it wasn't you.
Do us both a favor, MacLeod, don't ask me any more questions.
Since when did a warrior become a murderer? Is that what you call it when a killer is killed? I call it justice and so did you once.
There's no war today, Ceirdwyn.
Isn't there? They killed my husband.
I'm sorry.
I didn't know.
Well, don't be sorry.
Just stay out of my way.
My Lord, can't we not rest tonight? We could reach the boat at dawn.
The boat to take me off, to lick my wounds like a whipped hound? I've suffered the worst defeat in Scottish history.
And now the English murderers will say, "Aye.
Bonnie Prince Charlie ran away with this tail 'tween his legs.
" Let them say what they will.
By God, we fought as bravely as men can.
For the sake of the men, sire, I know a tavern nearby.
Let the English know we stopped for a port of ale fore leaving.
This way! Duncan.
Duncan MacLeod.
Hey! Ceirdwyn.
It's Flora.
Flora McDonald now.
And you can put me down.
We need food and a place to spend the night.
Well, this is a sorry lot you're traveling with.
By the look of them, they've not two pennies to rub together.
Hold your tongue.
Why? Who does he think he is-- Bonnie Prince Charlie himself? Forgive me.
I had no idea.
No matter, lass.
You're right.
Cumberland is on our heels.
And I'll no put a woman in danger.
We ride on.
No, sire.
Whatever I have is yours.
And if there's a cause worth dying for, it's this one.
A trampled people must stand while they can.
I thank ya, lass.
Well, MacLeod, see if you can't find a penny or two to rub together, huh? How was I to know? Oh, I do not like it.
Is this really necessary? Aye, my Lord.
If the English are watching the coast, it may be your only chance to get through.
The "Pretender" I am called.
Now I'm pretending I'm a woman.
This is no way for a prince to travel.
A prince, my Lord, may be caught.
They'll not be looking for a woman.
Well, 'tis done.
Best I can.
So, what do you think, MacLeod? Why, it's most becoming, sire.
You're a little tall, but it suits you.
That is, you look good enough to fool the English.
Aye, what ever happened to dignity? Dignity dies with the House of Stuart.
You cannot lose it whatever the dress.
Lass, I thank you.
You may well have saved Scotland.
Gentlemen, afore the tide turns.
Sire, if you please.
I must stay.
The English are butchering farmers who've never seen a battlefield.
I have unfinished business here.
So do we all, MacLeod, but one sword won't turn the war.
No, but I'll make them pay dearly.
All right.
I believe you will.
Angus, the first man of us can have the back of your hand.
Any slacker will get more than the back of my hand, sire.
Stay with me, MacLeod.
Ah, this land is filled with Scottish graves.
And they're be English ones by the time I'm through.
Has there not been enough bloodshed? Enough? They slaughtered Men, women, children in their mother's arms.
I do not ask you to understand.
Aye, but I do, only too well.
More blood does not make it better.
It never will.
So what are you gonna do? I don't now.
Mac, if the only way to stop her is to fight her-- Could I kill her? I'm gonna see if Paolo is working the crowds.
Mac, are you looking for a way to stop her or a reason not to? Either one works for me.
You be careful.
No hard feelings, Richie.
Oh, why? 'Cause you lied to me then tried to run me off the track? It was an honest mistake.
Go away, Basil.
Save it for the next rookie.
Be careful on the track.
Anything can happen.
We gotta stop meeting like this.
Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa! Don't kill me.
I didn't do it.
Hey, I'm not going to hurt you.
I was there, but it wasn't me.
What are you talking about? I saw you with the dead woman.
Paolo, what did you see? Sh-She came back.
It's all right.
It's okay.
It's okay.
And she killed the guy in the warehouse.
Who else? Who else was there the night her husband was killed? I don't know.
Paolo, I'm gonna stop her.
You can't.
Nothing can stop her.
I can.
Gaston kept shooting at her, and she kept coming back.
She's gonna kill them all, isn't she? Where are the others, Paolo? I don't know.
He's not safe on the streets.
Who? Your brother.
He's one of them, isn't he? I just want to talk to him.
It wasn't his fault.
Gaston had the gun.
Mario was just-- Was just going along? A man's dead, Paolo.
For what? A few francs and the keys to a car? It wasn't his fault! Yeah, maybe not.
But if she finds him first, then he's dead.
You can drop me here.
Look, if you decide you want to talk, come see me.
You really think you can stop her? I'm gonna try.
They hang out at the Black Door.
Don't tell him I told you.
I won't.
I promise.
Ceirdwyn, wait.
Stay out of this, MacLeod.
The shooter's already dead.
How many more? There were five.
This isn't the answer.
A head for a head and a body for a body since the dawn of time.
It's no different now.
Revenge does nothing, Ceirdwyn, nothing.
You know that.
When we're finished, they're be nothing left in this stinking land but ice and sheep, eh? What the devil? As far as you're concerned, the devil himself.
Hyah! What the-- They're getting cleaned and mended, MacLeod.
They were full of blood.
Well, it looks like you made the English pay.
But I don't think they were the only ones.
We're warriors, MacLeod.
We avenge our own.
We kill the killers.
But there's a time to stop, when enough is enough, you know that.
Maybe it's too late.
The things I've done.
I've killed so many-- young, old-- with their wives and children watching.
I've become the thing I hate.
You've seen too much death.
What you need is a taste of life.
It's different being with a mortal, isn't it? I didn't-- I didn't think it would work.
But Steven was so sure.
He said if we loved each other enough, then nothing else mattered.
We were together 15 years, almost 16.
Seems like yesterday when we met.
He was just out of school.
He's a boy.
Really just full of hopes and dreams.
They change so much so fast, don't they? I watched him grow into the man he was into the man I loved.
And then to lose him like-- like that.
Mm, well, what about you, MacLeod? You ever loved anyone enough, trusted anyone enough? Once.
She was killed over a few dollars in a car.
Aye, you think you'll ever love again? Yeah.
And her name is? Anne.
Anne Lindsey.
Does she know about you, about what you are? Why not? Because they die.
Steven didn't die.
He was murdered, and it was too soon.
Yeah, but you can't trade death for death, Ceirdwyn.
Avenging his death is his memorial.
You've already killed the guy that pulled the trigger.
Let the rest go.
Let that be his memorial.
I just mi-- I miss him so much.
I know.
I did what I had to do.
But you'd think after all this time I would have learned.
Death is always death.
And when someone's gone, nothing can bring them back.
Not pain, not rage not revenge.
Good-bye, my love.
Let's see those things.
What are you doing, man? Excellent.
We're not really going after her? Do you want to wait around for her to pick us off one by one? No thanks.
I checked out the address.
It's a house on the Left Bank.
I say we go tonight.
And, remember, she must wear some kind of vest, so aim for the head.
Yeah, right.
I know where to aim.
You just make sure you do.
You can't do this.
We gotta get her before she gets us.
She'll kill you.
Yeah? Mario, don't.
Come on, go home.
As they come into the hairpin corner, a very tight grouping of the over-1000cc class bikes here today.
The competition is tough out there today.
Go! Go! Bring it in! Yellow caution flag on the course.
Yellow flag on the course.
Please stay off the course, ladies and gentlemen.
Please stay off the course.
It's always sad to lose one so young.
So much he had yet to do.
My first wife was a religious woman.
To her, those who had died were never far away.
I hope it's true.
Truer than you think.
I'm sorry.
I-- I think I need to be alone for a while, Maurice.
Of course.
I understand.
I see you got out of the morgue okay.
It wasn't easy getting across town without any clothes, but I suppose this is supposed to be some kind of lesson, right? One of them.
Basil's dead, isn't he? He died on the way to the hospital.
I keep running the race in my head, Mac.
I see him right there.
I was so pissed off I wanted to run right over him.
Maybe that's what I did.
But I did not consciously try to kill him, Mac.
I don't think that matters to Basil right now.
- So what does this mean? - It means you're dead in France.
It means you're dead in Europe for almost a generation.
It means you're gonna have to disappear.
It means you're gonna have to live with this for the rest of your life.
Mac, did you ever screw up like this? Sometimes.
Will you put some clothes on? What happened? Why don't you be a good boy and get out of here? I don't think so.
Well, I asked you politely.
Now you have a choice.
You either leave or die.
Go ahead, do it.
-,Ceirdwyn? - Do it.
- Ceirdwyn? - No.
Please? Ceirdwyn, don't do this.
Leave him to the police.
Get around the back.
Get up! You gonna be okay? No.
Not for a long time.
I'm not gonna forget him, Mac, you know? But it was worth it.
For the 15 years we had together, I'll trade I'd trade a hundred.
Well, what about the price they pay? No family, living in secrecy, waiting for the night you go out and you never come back.
Maybe we're not supposed to be with them.
They're not children, MacLeod.
They make their own decisions.
Steven knew what I was, and he chose to be with me.
Are you sure Anne wouldn't do the same thing? If you love her, Duncan, don't make that choice for her.
Thanks for coming down.
Well, uh, you, uh, you said it was important.
You kinda sounded a bit nervous.
So, uh, how you been holding up? Oh, uh, working hard, you know.
Keeping busy.
Trying, uh, not to think about it too much.
Sit down, please.
Sit down.
- Why don't I get you a drink? - Oh, no, thanks.
Trust me.
You want a drink.
Well, now you're making me nervous.
You know, I've, uh, I've always thought you were, uh, quite a remarkable woman.
You know something, Joe? You can, uh, skip the sweet talk.
Now you said it was important, so I'm-- I'm here.
Look you know how there were always things, uh, about MacLeod he couldn't tell you? Things he didn't get to explain before he died? Yes.
So? It's time for the explanation.
He, uh, wanted me to give you this.
- What is it? - It's a plane ticket to Paris.
I'm-I'm going to Paris? - I guess that depends.
- Depends on what? It's for you.
H-Hello? Duncan? Duncan? And 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