Highlander (1992) s04e20 Episode Script

Till Death

Who are you? What are you doing here? I've come to take what's mine.
Go on.
Scream all you want.
We're all alone.
Just you and I.
No one's gonna save you now.
I don't need saving.
One more step and I'll have your head.
I think I'd like that.
- Baron Valicourt? - It was a mistake to see my face.
You'd kill a woman? Actually, I was thinking of a fate worse than death.
Never! Never's a very long time.
You're good, but not that good.
- Oh, no? Submit.
You're an animal.
I'm the king of beasts.
And I'm the queen.
Next time, I get to be on top.
Anything you say, my dear.
He is Duncan MacLeod, the Highlander.
Born in 1592, in the Highlands of Scotland, and he is still alive.
He is immortal.
For 400 years, he's been a warrior, a lover, a wanderer, constantly facing other Immortals in combat to the death.
The winner takes his enemy's head and with it, his power.
I am a Watcher, part of a secret society of men and women who observe and record, but never interfere.
We know the truth about Immortals.
In the end, there can be only one.
May it be 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 You know, you could do that up on deck.
The view is better.
Calms the spirit.
You should try it sometime.
What are you doing here? The place I rent's being sold.
I hate moving.
Then go move into a hotel.
I wouldn't stay in any hotel that Adam Pierson could afford.
Well, it's your problem if you're sitting here.
Anything interesting? I'll let you know.
Oh, Gina and Robert de Valicourt are getting married again.
I thought theyweremarried.
Well, they do it again every hundred years.
Madly in love, huh? No, gluttons for punishment.
I was married once, you know.
Come to think of it, I was married 67-- no, 68 times.
You had 68 wives? Yeah, never one of us, though.
That'd be too much of a commitment for me to make.
You have to love someone a hell of a lot to be with them for 300 years.
Tough to imagine, huh? No, it's not.
Not if you knew Gina.
Fitzcairn and I were both madly in love with her.
It's nothing to get upset about, Duncan.
Nothing? How could you make a rendezvous with both of us? And on the same night.
Especially withhim.
When two dashing gentlemen invite me to two divine diversions, how could I refuse either of you? All I did was mix up the nights.
Well, he'll have to wait.
I was first.
I'll have to wait? I think not, sir.
We have a box for the opera tonight.
The opera? Ach, a bunch of overdressed donkeys braying at the top of their lungs.
We are dining at the Prussian ambassador's residence.
Hours of High German passing for conversation, sauerkraut for food.
Gives me gas just thinking about it.
We've arrived.
- This is the Baron de Valicourt's residence.
- So they say.
- A baron who lives like a king, huh? De Valicourt is the most notorious thief in Europe.
And good at it by the looks of things.
How good? Too good.
That swine embezzled 20,000 louis from me.
Why, that's-- That's a bloody fortune.
Fear not, my lady.
I shall soon have it back.
No, no, no, no.
Iwill soon have it back.
Wewill soon have it back.
This way.
This way, my lady.
MacLeod! This way is far better.
No, we'll go this way.
This way, miss.
It's much easier this way.
No, I can climb up here, my lady.
It's no problem.
Look at this.
I'm already up.
See? I'm already up.
Almost over the wall.
As you wish.
That's much easier.
Allow me to assist you, my lady.
Thank you.
Fitzcairn, can you help me? MacLeod! I'llget it back.
MacLeod, you rascal! Quiet.
Let's try this one.
It's locked.
It must have been stuck.
Look at all this.
That cutthroat has been robbing the colonies for the past 50 years.
Then we'll just have to rob a little of it back, eh? Well, well, well.
What have we here? Mice in the parlor, and Immortal mice, at that.
I told you there was another way in.
Didn't I tell you? Be quiet! I'd be careful who you call a mouse, especially if I was a rat.
If you're a thief, I've never seen a comelier one.
You're the thief! We're just protecting her assets.
And they are wonderful assets.
If you please, sir! A gentleman does not address a lady in that manner! I'll have his head! Oh, don't be ridiculous! You being dead'll probably put her off her appetite.
Let me deal with this.
- I challenged him first! - Ach! You call that a challenge? Gentlemen, it seems you both wish to protect the lady's honor.
Unfortunately, I can only fight one of you at a time.
He's right.
The only honorable thing to do will be to toss a coin for it.
Fine, we'll toss for it.
Go on, toss it.
I am afraid I cannot.
Why not? I haven't got one.
So, how were you gonna take her out? A small loan.
What, from me? Yes! Gentlemen! Thank you.
Ready? Heads.
Heads it is.
Hold that.
Have we a quarrel I've forgotten about, sir? - Uh-- - Tell me.
Just for my own curiosity.
Why are we fighting? Ask the lady.
'Tis she you've wronged.
But I've never had the pleasure of her company.
I'm sure I would remember wronging so beautiful a lady.
I beg your pardon! You wronged me when you stole a shipment of gold belonging to me.
Hey, we're fighting here.
I've been accused of many things, fair lady, but never-- never theft from such a beautiful woman.
Hey! Let's get on with it.
Come on.
Duncan, perhaps there is no need for anyone to lose their head tonight.
I'm sure the baron is willing to be reasonable.
In the face of such beauty, how could I be otherwise? You flatter me, sir.
Say something.
You call that a fight? Well, if it wasn't for the lady, he'd be dead by now.
Indeed, without her intervention, I would have been lost forever.
Oh, please! Spare us.
You were lucky it was MacLeod you were fighting.
Why, if it had been me, you'd be a foot shorter and an octave higher by now.
If a wrong has been done, I shall right it.
Allow me the honor of making my peace over dinner? What about the opera? Why don't you take Duncan? I don't even like him.
Take yourself to the opera.
I don't wanna go on my own.
Well, I'm not going with you.
I'll come with you-- to the German ambassador's.
Oh, you're out of your mind! I'll even eat the sauerkraut.
Do you know, when I heard that voice, I said to myself, "That must be Fitzcairn.
Either that, or a dog in heat.
" What in God's name are you doing here? I could ask you the same thing, butthe Lady Angelina requested a rendezvous with me today.
Well, that's impossible.
You must have mistaken the date, for you see, sir, today, the lady requested a rendezvous with me.
"A matter of great importance to discuss with you.
" Same date.
Same place.
Ach, not again.
Oh, I see.
Yes! Now, I understand.
What? Oh, yes.
And if I'm right, and as we both know, I am seldom wrong where women are concerned, she wants to be a bride.
But I'm not ready for marriage.
Not you.
It's me she wants, you daft Scot.
You? Then why send me the letter, you daft Englishman? Well, isn't it obvious? No.
She wants to break the bad news to you with me here to protect her.
If you were more experienced, you'd understand these things.
Lady Angelina, so nice to see you.
Angelina, you look radiant.
A summer flower in winter's garden.
My two favorite champions.
I'm so glad you've come.
I've reached a great decision in my life.
- To marry.
- You guessed.
Oh, well-- Well, actually, I guessed.
No, you didn't.
And I must say, my dear, you've made absolutely the right choice.
I'm-- I'm so happy.
I was afraid you wouldn't understand.
I know it's unconventional, but you're both so special to me.
I can't imagine doing it without either of you.
Both of us? What exactly is it you want us to do? Give me away.
This way.
You realize none of this would have happened if she'd come to the opera with me that night.
No, she would have seen you for the raving lunatic you are, and she would have been with me.
I should have asked her to marry me, when I still had the chance.
Ha! You married? You couldn't stay faithful to a woman for what? More than one hour? Well, I would have given it a fair try.
Tell, me, pray.
Why did you not ask her to marry you? I don't know.
I'll tell you why.
Because you knew with me still around, you did not stand a chance.
No, it's because ofhim that we didn't have a chance.
Oh, yes.
That pompous aristocrat.
See the way she looks at him? Yes.
I think I'm going to be sick.
Well, we'll just have to bear up and give them our best.
Him? The man who's taken the woman we love away from me? Well, look at her.
She's happier than I've ever seen her.
If we love her, we'll make sure she keeps her happiness.
Come on.
Come on andsmile.
So, they got married.
And as much as Fitz and I hated it, there was one thing we couldn't deny.
Their marriage was made in Heaven.
I distinctly said pink linen.
Pink, not white.
Does this look pink? Does it? What's wrong with white? We had white last time.
I am sick of white! You said you wanted classic! I gave you classic! You-- White is classic! You call this classic? I asked you for a string quartet, not a rock band.
What were you thinking of? I was trying to get it right.
How? By not listening to me, Robert? Tell me.
Do you hear anything I say? Every damn word! Then how come nothing ever changes? Did I come at a bad time? Not at all, Duncan.
You came at exactly the right time.
What for? To see you behaving like a spoiled brat? No, in time to help you clean up the mess.
What mess? Oh, Gina, no.
Not the Ming vase.
Not the Ming-- What do you expect from a brat? So, how's it goin'? I could kill her.
I could just kill her.
So, how long has this been going on? Too long.
This wedding is a nightmare.
I hire a rock group, she wants strings.
I get a string quartet, she'll want rap.
She's driving me crazy.
Oh, Robert.
Come on.
Every marriage has its ups and downs.
You have to expect that once in a while.
Well, lately it's been all down.
I'll be honest, Duncan.
It hasn't been good for us since the '60s.
It'll pass.
It's not just the wedding.
It's everything I say, everything I do.
It's like living with a giant vulture who's just waiting for me to screw up so she can tear my heart out.
I never thought I'd say this, but I think it's over between us.
I think we're history.
Robert, you and her were meant for each other.
No one ever loved you like she has.
You know that.
Tonight at midnight.
How nice to see you.
My lord.
Good day, Fitzcairn.
So nice to see you again.
I wish I could say the same for you, MacLeod.
Do you think Fitz knows she's married? Do you think he cares? How many women do you think Fitz has bedded? A hundred? A thousand? Lady Caroline, I assure you, Hugh Fitzcairn is the most honorable of gentlemen.
You cannot be serious.
I'm trying to be delicate.
Caroline and Fitz, they, uh-- What? You and Fitz? Aye, they spent a lovely weekend together in a country inn not so long ago.
He stole my heart and my hand.
Oh, so, you're engaged.
Oh! Lady Caroline.
I must say, my dear, you look simply ravishing tonight.
So, I believe congratulations are in order.
Yes, it's remarkable that they've stayed married for 100 years, isn't it? No, not to them.
To you.
To me? Yes.
Caroline just told me.
Told you? About your impending nuptials.
She told you we're getting married? Yes.
Actually, she told everyone.
After your weekend away, why wouldn't she? In 100 years, I expect we'll be here to celebrate youranniversary.
You're a lucky man, Hugh Fitzcairn.
In actuality, I spoke to Angelina and to Robert, and they've agreed for you to take your vows with them.
So, congratulations.
Would you excuse me one moment? Is something wrong? I need to discuss something with my lady.
Lady Caroline, can we-- We need to talk.
I am-- I mean, I didn't.
I wouldn't.
Caroline is like a sister to me.
I hope you wouldn't dare to hurt her by bedding her but not wedding her.
Would you? There's been a terrible mistake.
Have you ever seen anything more pitiful? Calm yourself.
I would rather marry a horse's ass.
Oh, my lady! My lady, oh! Will my heart ever recover? But, and for that offense, I demand the next dance.
My lady.
Would you mind? Not at all.
How does he do it? Charm.
Helping yourself to a few cookies? Angelina requested a private audience with me.
She requested one with me.
I never believed the marriage would last this long.
Neither did I.
I would have given it a month, maybe two.
The poor thing doesn't realize what she's missing.
Marriage is wasted on you, Fitzcairn.
Ha! Who's talking about marriage? Still, if I was going to, I would marry her in a second.
Duncan! Yes, Angelina? Is Robert back yet? No, I haven't seen him.
He went for the priest hours ago.
I can hardly get married without him.
If I may, I would gladly stand in for the groom.
The line starts here.
Come and help me with my dress.
Is my lady speaking to me? No, she's talking to both of us.
That's the best offer you've had this century.
Would you mind? Lady.
Angelina, just a little token for your anniversary.
Oh, thank you, Duncan.
Oh, my pleasure.
Where will you be going on your honeymoon? The Indies.
Robert wants to go sailing there next spring.
Adventurous, no? Not as adventurous as Paris.
It's a dangerous place to be a-- an aristocrat.
There's a revolution going on.
Robert and I have been among its staunchest supporters.
This house is protected, as are we all.
The people know who their friends are.
Ach! The people are great friends with the guillotine.
MacLeod! He-- He worries so much.
Nothing is going to happen while I'm still around to protect you.
My lady! My lady! Forgive me, my lady, but the baron has been taken.
Taken by whom? Revolutionaries.
He has been taken to Place de Greve to-- to be beheaded.
Nothing will happen? I will take care of this, Angelina.
Who was to know? Fitz! Help me get this off.
Now? Do you think we have time? Robert is in trouble.
Are you sure? I am sure I can't ride in a dress.
Oh, yes.
Of course.
- Gina, you're mad to come with us.
- This could be very dangerous.
Why do you think I'm going along? He's right, for once.
- The revolutionaries might recognize you.
- Dressed like this? You are the ones who look like aristocrats now, - not me.
- Do you think we should change, Duncan? There is no time.
You know I won't leave Robert.
- Aye, and I'll not leave you.
- Neither will I.
Come on, Fitzcairn! Where are you going, MacLeod? To Paris! Paris? Paris is this way! No, London's that way, ya idiot.
And for crimes against the people and the Republic, you are sentenced to death.
May God have mercy on your soul.
The guillotine? Why couldn't they just hang him? Madame, Guillotin proved this to be far more humane.
It's a scientific fact.
Are you ready? - I'm ready.
- I'm always ready.
You are sentenced to death.
May God have mercy on your soul.
Are you ready, Fitzcairn? Now or never.
Bonjour, monsieur.
Get down boy! Have it your way! - Time to go! They don't seem to be very happy! I think we've upset them! We've been saved.
This young boy is a real hero.
This young lad is my wife.
I don't quite know what you'd do without me, MacLeod.
I can but dream.
If we'd have been a moment later, she'd have made the most attractive widow.
Don't you ever stop? My friend, the only thing that'll stop me is a blade.
The woman's been impossible to live with.
So, it's all her fault.
She's bossy, she's opinionated.
She never listens.
Well, sounds like the woman we all fell in love with.
Robert, it's been 300 years.
You have to expect the ride to be bumpy once in a while.
You know that.
Oh, you're right.
I'm such an idiot.
That's the spirit.
She is the only woman for me, and we were meant for one another.
I'll make it up to her and this'll all pass.
Here's your chance.
Robert? Could you come here, please? Look, Gina.
I'm sorry.
I've been a little uptight.
We'll have the string quartet.
We'll have the pink linen.
Whatever it takes to make you happy, my love.
It's not the music, Robert, or the linen.
The wedding's not the problem.
What then? Name it, my love, and it's yours.
What I want is a divorce.
She's leaving me, Mac.
She's really leaving.
Is there any chance she'll change her mind? She divided up the record collection.
The vinyl? She's leavin'.
I don't know what to do.
I've tried making up.
I've tried everything.
Maybe if I bought her something special? I don't think that's the answer.
There's a new Ferrari coming out.
I know this dealer-- Robert.
You could buy her every single car in Italy, and still it wouldn't change her mind.
Whatever she wants, she doesn't want things.
Duncan, she trusts you more than anyone else.
You could talk to her? What? And say what? "Please, Gina.
Give Robert another chance?" You could think of something better than that.
I know you could.
Please? Gina, give Robert another chance.
He's had a thousand chances, Duncan.
I gave that man the best centuries of my life.
Then don't throw them away.
Maybe it should have been over a long time ago.
Oh, you don't mean that.
He loves you.
You love him.
Maybe we are not meant to spend three centuries together.
I mean, who mates for life? Swans? Geese? Lobster? Robert and you were meant to.
You know that.
Sometimes, I think about the old days.
Remember? When it was just you, me and Fitz? I thought you loved me then.
We both did.
But not as much as you love Robert.
When you set eyes on him, you couldn't even see us.
My mistake.
Now, Fitz is dead and the old days are gone.
Now, it's all habit, like putting on an old pair of shoes.
We'll both start new lives.
It's time, Duncan.
All things come to an end.
What did she say? I tried.
I-I really did.
What am I gonna do? Well, maybe you were right.
Maybe it's time to move on.
I wasn't right.
She loves me.
Then, give her time.
We've been together for 300 years.
She's part of me.
I don't know how to be anyone except part of us.
What if something happened to her and I lost her forever? I'd go crazy.
I couldn't cope.
What if something happened to you? It would kill her, but what's gonna happen to me? You are one clever S.
That's brilliant! You're a genius! You challenge me.
I let you win.
Gina rushes to my rescue, saves me, loves me forever.
No, no, no.
It would never work.
She would never believe that we would fight to the death.
Oh, it's hopeless.
Maybe not.
It's finally happened.
You've lost your mind.
Well, come on, Methos.
You'd be doing them an incredible favor.
Read my lips.
Okay, you'd be doing me a favor.
Milk? Aw, that's not fair.
You're making it personal now.
Y-Y-You think that I'll f-feel guilty when I say no? Sugar? Wasting your time.
I haven't felt guilt since the 11th century.
I don't even know these people.
Yeah, well, that's why I'm asking you.
All ya have to do is act a little.
Do I look like an actor? Well, you've been with the Watchers for years, and no one's ever suspected you.
Don't you wanna see Gina and Robert live happily ever after? Yeah, but I wanna seeme live happily ever after even more.
Oh, come on, Methos.
They won't even know who you are.
You'll just be this mysterious Immortal, who's coming after Robert's head.
Robert and Gina's marriage is in your hands.
You're not listening to me.
I don't give a damn about their marriage.
- Well, I do.
- Is it really that important to you? Yes, it's that important to me.
Okay, I do this for you, and you give me the barge.
Like you're serious.
Yeah, I'm serious.
Hey, I need a place to live.
That's the deal.
Take it or leave it.
If that's what it takes.
That's what it takes.
- Good.
- Good.
- Right.
- You better make it look good.
Like you say, darling, I'm an actor.
Oh, good.
But who is this other Immortal? Where did Robert meet him? I'm not sure.
I think he's one of those young ones that kills for sport.
I think he's good.
You don't think he could actually win? I don't know.
Robert didn't seem to have the old fire.
It's as if-- It's as if he had nothing to live for.
Blackbeard-- Bluebeard, Drake.
I must have sailed with half the pirates in the Caribbean! I kinda miss those old ships.
Not me.
I hate the sea.
Oh? Why is that? I crossed the Atlantic to Iceland with a bunch of Irish monks, in 765.
Six of us in a rowboat.
No facilities.
Robert! Leave him alone, you bastard! Gina! Gina! You can't interfere! Gina! Gina, wait! It goes hip, head, hip, thrust, jump back.
Yes, of course.
He could lose his head! Gina, no! If he does, it'll be the last thing that guy sees.
That should do it.
Just give me a jab, not too deep.
Wuss! Where's your sense of drama? Robert! No, Gina! No! No! Robert! No! Sorry.
Robert! Gina! Gina! Robert! Gina, no! Gina, no! No, Gina! You're dead! Bastard! You're dead! Gina! Oh, my God, Robert.
Robert, are you all right? I'm sorry.
I'm so sorry, Robert.
You-- What was that about? You were supposed to keep her away! Get out of here! Go! She was gonna kill me! You'll be all right.
I'm sorry.
I'm so sorry.
I didn't mean what I said.
I'll never leave you, Robert.
Oh, Gina.
I love you, Robert.
I love you.
I love you so much.
I love you, too, Gina-- He's gone.
I think Gina scared him off.
I don't think we'll see him again.
I do.
I'm going to find that bastard and take his head, if it's the last thing I do.
I knew it.
I knew it! Getting between a married couple.
It's a rule I haven't broken for 2,000 years.
I knew this would happen.
Look, she'll cool off.
I'm just telling you to be careful.
That's all.
Great! So I lose my head after 5,000 years, so that you can play marriage guidance counselor.
I must have been out of mymind! Oh, Methos.
Come on.
The marriage is in two days' time.
All you have to do is lay low for a while.
They'll go off on their honeymoon.
They'll be there for 10 years.
She'll forget all about this.
Stake your life on that, would you? Y-Yeah.
- Okay, gimme the keys.
- What keys? The keys to the barge.
You weren't serious.
You were testing me.
If I'm gonna die, you're gonna pay me for it.
Gimme the keys.
I can't give you the barge.
I just redecorated it.
Nice job.
Gimme the keys.
- Come on.
- With friends like you, who needs enemies? I was just thinking the same thing.
What? It's my chair.
My chair now.
You know where the door is.
Have a nice day.
You saved my marriage, Duncan.
I don't know how I'm gonna thank you enough.
You and your friend, Pierson.
He, uh, didn't have to try quite so hard, there.
Yeah, but it worked, didn't it? Oh, Mac.
You should've seen her.
She was an animal.
It turned around so much that night, she, uh-- We may have to try this again some time.
Forget it.
Where is she? Robert.
Um, we had another little argument.
Oh, not again.
What now? Well, I wanted you to be my best man, and she wanted you to give her away.
Tell her either way is fine.
You can tell her yourself.
I will.
When she gets back from your place.
My-- My place! Is something wrong? Come on.
Come on.
What? What? Opera, opera, opera, opera.
A lot of opera here.
Gotta do something about this music.
There's no Springsteen.
There's no Queen.
- You! - I can explain.
It was a joke.
I'm not laughing.
Where is MacLeod? Dead? No.
No, no.
He's fine.
This has all just been a big mistake.
And you made it when you tried to kill my husband.
- I knew this would happen.
Oh, my God! This is a mess.
Would he hurt her? Would she go for his head? Yes, she would.
This is a mess.
Gina! What happened? It's over.
The son of a bitch is dead.
You took his head? He tried for Robert, tried to kill the man I love.
No one does that and lives.
No! Sorry about the mess in there.
No! No! No! It was all an act! Tell her-- Not funny! Oh, I don't know.
Pretty funny from here.
Oh, really? I think I should take your head.
How about that? Would you like that? What's the matter, Duncan? Can't you take a joke? Fitz would have found it funny.
So, are you going to give me away? No.
Oh, please, Duncan? Please? All right.
Here, take her.
Go on, for God's sake.
Look at this place.
Never seen such a mess.
These sheets are disgusting! Hey! Enough with the mess.
I have to live here.
Oh, I'm sorry.
My wedding present to them.
Only one of six left in the world.
You know, when I was living in China, way back when, those things were a dime a dozen.
If only I'd known then what I know now.
So what are you gonna get 'em? A toaster? Well, you know, you were right.
They are a unique couple, - so I figured I should give them something unique.
- Yeah? Like what? - My boat.
- The barge? You can't give them the barge! Why not? Because-- It's my boat.
I'll do what I like with it.
But then, I figured everyone would give them something unique, - so, uh, I went with a toaster! You keep the barge.
I hate the water.
That! That co-- Have a nice cleanup.
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