THE SAMURAI: After Midori Koto sees her husband, rich industrialist Michael Kent, murder her lover, she kills Kent and runs to MacLeod for protection. She reminds MacLeod of a vow of protection his "ancestor" (actually MacLeod himself) made to her family over 200 years before. MacLeod discovers that Kent is an Immortal and he's still alive.
LINE OF FIRE: Donna, a girl Richie dated briefly several years ago, returns with her 18-month-old son -- who she claims is Richie's! When Kern, an evil Immortal, rides into town, MacLeod is reminded of his own foster son, Kahani. Kahani and his Sioux Indian mother, Little Deer, were massacred over a hundred years ago by U.S. soldiers led by Kern, then a mercenary scout. MacLeod is eager to even the score.
THE REVOLUTIONARY: Karros is an Immortal who once served as a slave under Roman oppression and fought his way to freedom with Spartacus. Since that time, whenever the common people have been fighting against oppression, Karros has been at their side. Karros and his assistant, Mara, have come to the U.S. to drum up support for their cause with the Balkans against an oppressive dictator. MacLeod and Karros fought together in the Mexican Revolution and Karros tries to convince MacLeod to fight with him in this just cause.
THE CROSS OF ST. ANTOINE: Dawson has a new girlfriend, art historian Lauren Gale, and a new attitude on life. Unfortunately, Dawson arrives at Lauren's house one evening to witness her murder. The murderer is Armand Thorne -- discovered by MacLeod to actually be John Durgan, the Immortal trapper who murdered a frontier priest and stole an ancient gold cross once under the protection of MacLeod. Now MacLeod must persuade Amanda to help him steal the cross from the museum in order to lure Thorne out of his heavily protected fortress.
RITE OF PASSAGE: Michelle Webster, the rebellious teenage daughter of a friend of MacLeod's, drives away from her parents' house in a rage and right over a cliff. MacLeod rushes to the hospital to comfort his grieving friends -- and sneak their newly Immortal daughter out of the morgue. He tries to train her in the arts of Immortality, but Michelle just wants to have fun. She meets Immortal Axel Whittaker, who uses beautiful new Immortal women as bait to trap other Immortals and take their heads. Axel is now using Michelle to lure MacLeod into his trap.
COURAGE: Cullen, an old friend of MacLeod's, is burnt out from centuries of playing The Game and has turned to drugs and alcohol to get the courage to keep on playing. MacLeod tries to convince Cullen, who he once knew as the greatest of the warriors, to stop using the drugs, but a paranoid Cullen believes MacLeod is just trying to render him helpless. Finally, MacLeod has no choice but to confront his former comrade.
THE LAMB: What happens to a kid who hits Immortality before he hits puberty? MacLeod and Richie take in 10-year-old Kenny, who asks for their protection after the fatherly Immortal who was protecting him is beheaded. Kenny, we discover, is not the sweet little lamb he appears to be. He has been Immortal for nearly 800 years, and has survived all that time by convincing other Immortals to take him in and protect him -- and then taking their heads. He now seeks MacLeod's head.
OBSESSION: Immortal David Keogh has his heart set on marrying his sweetheart, Jill. Unfortunately, Jill does not agree. Although she loved Keogh once, she was unable to handle it when he confided the secret of his Immortality. Jill goes to MacLeod for help because Keogh will not leave her alone. When Jill is killed in a tragic accident while trying to get way from Keogh, Keogh blames MacLeod and swears vengence.
SHADOWS: MacLeod is tormented by visions of his own death, beheaded by a mysterious dark-hooded figure. Mac turns to his old friend Garrick, who has spent centuries studying the mind. Garrick convinces MacLeod that the dark-hooded figure is a racial memory that haunts all Immortals and that the way to defeat it is to not fight it, to accept it for what it is. When MacLeod, haggard and exhausted, faces the specter for the last time, puts down his sword and refuses to fight it, the figure goes for MacLeod's head -- until at the last moment MacLeod realize who the figure is.
BLACKMAIL: Lawyer Robert Waverly is leaving his mistress' apartment with his video camera when he sees MacLeod locked in combat with an evil Immortal. Waverly makes sure he gets it all on tape -- the fight, the death, the Quickening. He then tries to cut a deal with MacLeod: if MacLeod kills Waverly's wife, then Waverly won't go to the police. When Kurlow, partner of the Immortal MacLeod killed on the tape, comes after MacLeod, Waverly, unaware of what he's dealing with, proposes another deal. A la "Strangers on a Train," Waverly will kill Kurlow and MacLeod will kill Bruno's wife.
VENDETTA: To save his own hide, petty hoodlum Benny Carbassa, the Nathan Detroit of Immortality, turns MacLeod over to an aging gangster determined to see MacLeod dead before he dies. In the midst of this, Anne returns, having convinced herself that MacLeod will open up in his own time and determined not to push him too hard.
THEY ALSO SERVE: Recent Immortal Michael Christian has been on an incredible string of luck, taking a number of heads from unarmed and vulnerable opponents. Christian's Watcher, Rita Luce, has been doing more than just watching, supplying Christian with classified information on the other Immortals and their weaknesses. MacLeod, unaware of Christian, goes on a vision quest to his cabin on Holy Ground -- deliberately leaving his sword behind. The race is on for Joe Dawson to figure out Rita's secret before Christian sets his sights on MacLeod.
BLIND FAITH: When a religious leader, John Kirin, dies on Anne's operating table and then returns from the dead, his believers know a miracle has occurred. MacLeod knows better. Kirin, once murederd POWs and let refugee children die at the hands of Khmer Rouge. Kirin swears that experience changed him forever, but when a tabloid reporter trying to get the goods on Kirin winds up dead in MacLeod's dojo, MacLeod is certain Kirin is responsible.
SONG OF THE EXECUTIONER: In the 1600s, MacLeod sought refuge for a time in a monastery founded by Paul, another Immortal. There he encountered Kalas, an Immortal monk with a heavenly singing voice. When MacLeod discovered that Kalas was routinely taking the heads of Immortals as they left the sanctuary, MacLeod and Paul expelled Kalas from the monastery, separating him from the music that was his life. Now in the present, Kalas is trying to lure MacLeod into his web of vengence. During their confrontation, Mac finds Kalas stronger and more skillful than he, and has to escape by jumping off a a roof, killing himself. Kalas escapes and MacLeod is forced to leave his life in the U.S. and flee to France, leaving Anne believing that he is dead.
STAR-CROSSED: MacLeod is picked up at the airport in France by his old friend, Hugh Fitzcairn. For the first time in the 350 years MacLeod has known him. Fitz has settled down as a Universitv Professor with the love of his life, Naomi. When Naomi's jealous ex-lover is found strangled next to a computer displaying Fitz's falsified teaching credentials, Fitz goes on the run from the police. MacLeod realizes that Fitz is being framed by Kalas, who has followed him from the U.S. Kalas challenges Fitz and takes his head while MacLeod watches, unable to interfere.
METHOS: When two Watchers end up dead by Kalas' hand, Joe realizes that Kalas is looking for Methos, the mythical "oldest Immortal." MacLeod knows that, with Methos' quickening, Kalas would finally be strong enough to defeat him. Kalas and MacLeod race to be the first to find Methos. Kalas nearly takes Methos in battle and, realizing that he will not be able to defeat Kalas, Methos offers his own head to MacLeod. MacLeod refuses and challenges Kalas on his own.
TAKE BACK THE NIGHT: When Immortal Ceirdwyn and her mortal husband are gunned down by a street gang, she calls upon her skills as an ancient Celtic warrior to exact her revenge on the members of the gang, one by one. At the racetrack watching Richie's success at racing, MacLeod befriends a young pickpocket, the brother of one of the gang members, and learns of the killings. MacLeod, who has known Ceirdwyn since before they helped smuggle Bonnie Prince Charlie out of Scotland in 1746, feels he must stop Ceirdwyn and make her see that revenge is not the answer.
TESTIMONY: MacLeod decides to tell Anne the truth about his Immortality and she flies to Paris to be with him. En route, Anne helps save the life of a young woman, Tasha, the lover of Kristov -- who she is secretly smugling drugs for. Concerned about Tasha, Anne tries to convince her to testify against Kristov, while Kristov is determined to make sure Tasha dies before she can testify. Richie is kidnapped by Kristov as a pawn in this game. MacLeod must choose between taking down Kristov or saving Richie and Richie finds he must grow as an Immortal -- or die.
MORTAL SINS: Father Bernard has a secret he thought he'd buried 50 years ago at the bottom of the Seine. Bernard killed Ernest Daimler, then a young Nazi Major. Daimerm appears at Father Bernard's church looking not a day older than the day he died. Bernard goes to MacLeod for help. Meanwhile, Anne tells MacLeod that she is pregnant -- by an old friend she sought for comfort after MacLeod's "death." MacLeod tries to adjust to the concept of being a father. When Daimler kills Father Bernard and comes after Anne.
REASONABLE DOUBT: When a valuable DaVinci sketch is stolen from a friend of MacLeod's in a robbery that killed two guards, MacLeod offers to act as go-between to ransom it back. He discovers the sketch was stolen by Kagan, an Immortal he faced once before. MacLeod goes after Kagan, who protests his innocence in the deaths of the guards and who promises MacLeod that he'll change his ways if MacLeod will help him. When Simone, the niece of Maurice and the only one who knows Kagan is the killer, is killed, MacLeod realizes that Kagan could never really change and confronts Kagan.
FINALE - PART I: Amanda accidentally helps Kalas escape from prison by trying to do MacLeod a favor and kill Kalas for him. Meanwhile, Christine Salzer, the widow of a Watcher killed by Kalas decides to get her revenge on Immortals and Watchers alike by exposing their secret. Dawson and Methos try to talk her out of her plans. Taking a computer disk with the identities of all known Immortals and Watchers on it to a newspaper publisher, Dawson tries to kill her outside the newspaper building, but is stopped by MacLeod and Methos. Christine enters the building and the Immortals and the Watcher know their lives are about to change forever.
FINALE - PART II: As Christine tells her tale to the newspaper publisher, MacLeod and Amanda, knowing their world is about to end, finally admit they love each other. Kalas kills Christine and the publisher and steals the computer disk before they have a chance to spread the story. Kalas offers MacLeod a deal -- MacLeod offers up his head or the contents of the disk are made public. Dawson and the Watchers attempt to find Kalas, but this only results in more dead Watchers. Methos tries to talk MacLeod out of it, but MacLeod agrees to fight Kalas on top of the Eiffel Tower.
HOMELAND: In the spectacular season opener, MacLeod returns to the land of his youth. After purchasing an antique bracelet in Paris, he heads off to Glenfinnan, to return it to the grave of DEBRA, the first love of his life. In the Glenfinnan of the present, the men who robbed Debra's grave are found sliced open -- in a ritual called "Blood Eagle," the trademark of KANWULF The Destroyer, the legendary Viking marauder who pillaged the area for hundreds of years and killed his father. But according to local legend, Duncan MacLeod came back from the dead and killed Kanwolf nearly 400 years ago. Or did he?
BROTHERS IN ARMS: Friends become enemies and the past is revealed when Immortal ANDREW CORD in gunned down and MacLeod discovers the sniper is CHARLIE DESALVO, his good friend who used to run the dojo.
THE INNOCENT: In an episode filled with danger and compassion, Richie encounters MIKEY, a huge Immortal of limited mental development and a fascination with trains. Richie takes Mikey home to MacLeod, who advises him that taking care of Mikey could be trouble.
LEADER OF THE PACK: The past comes back to haunt Richie when he spies MARK ROSZCA, the street punk who killed Tessa and Richie in the second season episode "Darkness." Richie is determined to go after Roszca and revenge Tessa's death.
DOUBLE EAGLE: MacLeod's old friend, Kit O'Brady, comes into town in search of a good race horse and a change of luck. MacLeod knew Kit back in Gold Rush San Francisco, when Kit ran the Double Eagle Saloon. Kit lost the Double Eagle to Amanda in a poker game and has blamed her ever since for his string of bad luck -- and he's vowed to kill her.
REUNION: Running for his life from Immortal Terence Kincaid, Kenny (the child Immortal from The Lamb) runs straight into Anne Lindsey's emergency room. Stashing Kenny in the hospital chapel, Anne calls MacLeod for help. MacLeod agrees to harbor him for one night only, but when MacLeod gets him home, Kenny discovers his long-lost teacher there -- Amanda!
THE COLONEL: World War I was officially over when Colonel Simon Killian ordered his troops into one last bloody attack on the Germans. MacLeod witnessed the massacre and made sure his testimony at Killian's court martial got Killian locked up forever. Seventy years later, Killian is back to return the favor.
RELUCTANT HEROES: Coming home from the movies, MacLeod and Richie witness a murder attempt on grocer David Markum. MacLeod saves Markum, but Markum's wife Alice is hit and killed. MacLeod and Richie go after the murderer and discover he's Immortal Paul Kinman just as the police arrive and arrest him. MacLeod wants Kinman's head. Kinman killed MacLeod's good friend Dennis Keating when they were in the court of Queen Anne. FBI agent Kaayla Brooks asks MacLeod and Richie if they can testify against Kinman, but MacLeod refuses because he can't kill Kinman if Kinman's in jail.
THE WRATH OF KALI: An ancient statue of the Hindu goddess Kali is purchased by the university where MacLeod teaches and is put on display. Its creator, Immortal Kamir, who has been searching for it for centuries, arrives determined to take it back to its' home in India. Deva Ennis, the half-Indian department chairman who found the piece for the university, is equally determined to keep it. MacLeod, who has known Kamir since the Raj period, when India was controlled by the British Empire, knows Kamir is the last of the Thugee, a cult who worshipped Kali by ritually strangling her enemies.
CHIVALRY: Nearly 350 years ago, MacLeod was the devoted lover of Kristin Gilles, a beautiful Immortal who taught him to be a gentleman. When he found another love, Kristin refused to let him go, killing his new lover. Now Kristin is sharing her bed with another new Immortal full of potential -- Richie. Methos, who knows MacLeod has never been able to kill Kristin because of his strict code of honor, has arrived in town to watch the fireworks as MacLeod tries to convince Richie that his new-found love is dangerous.
TIMELESS: World famous pianist CLAUDIA JARDINE has a secret that even she doesn't know -- she's destined to become Immortal. Immortal impresario WALTER GRAHAM, who has guided the careers of mortal greats like Shakespeare, sees his chance to shepherd Claudia's genius forever and kills her, triggering her latent Immortality -- against MacLeod's better judgment. Meanwhile, Methos has fallen for ALEXA, a waitress at Joe's who has a secret of her own.
THE BLITZ: ER trauma surgeon Anne Lindsey responds to the call for help after an explosion devastates a subway station, but when a subsequent explosion rocks the station, Anne is trapped. MacLeod remembers WWII London where he and the woman he loved, reporter DIANE TERRIN, were trapped in a bombed air-raid shelter during the Blitz, running out of time and air. MacLeod is desperate to rescue Anne before he loses her like he lost Diane.
SOMETHING WICKED: The Immortal COLTEC is a Native American Hayoka -- a shaman whose responsibility is to take evil into himself to protect his people. After the massacre of MacLeod's Indian family in 1872, Coltec saved MacLeod by taking in the evil and rage he felt. Since the death of his tribe, Coltec has become Hayoka to the world, protecting it from evil Immortals. But Coltec's capacity for evil isn't endless and when evil finally overtakes hin, MacLeod must find a way to save Coltec without being drawn into the evil himself.
DELIVERANCE: MacLeod arrives in France, leaving a trail of hate and destruction in his wake. Methos finds him and discovers just how evil MacLeod has become when he tries to take Methos' head on holy ground. After MacLeod kills another good friend, Methos realizes that the only way to save MacLeod may be to kill him.
PROMISES: In 1755, MacLeod made a promise in order to save the life of a young friend. It comes back to haunt him when KASSIM, the Immortal to whom he made the promise, demands that MacLeod assassinate the tyrannical dictator of a small Middle Eastern country. When his refusal gets a good man killed and puts Rachel's life in jeopardy, MacLeod is torn between doing what he believes is right and keeping his promise.
METHUSELAH'S GIFT: When masked thugs try to take Amanda's head in her sleep and steal the crystal given to her long ago by Rebecca, Amanda and MacLeod investigate. They discover the the crystal may be part of the Methuselah Stone, a mystic talisman said to impart eternal life and invulnerability to the wearer and that the person willing to kill Amanda to get it may be -- Methos?
THE IMMORTAL CIMOLI: Two-bit magician Danny Cimoli gets a whole new act when he's hit by a truck and becomes The Immortal Cimoli. Amanda and MecLeod find him in a circus, taking bullets in the heart to the delight of the audience and blissfully unaware he's now part of The Game. MacLeod tries to get Danny into shape when Crusader Damon Case comes to claim his head, but Danny's more interested in achieving "real" immortality -- going down in history as a magician even greater than Houdini.
THROUGH A GLASS DARKLY: MacLeod's old friend Warren Cochrane is hiding a horrible secret he can't bear to remember. Realizing that an Immortal who won't remember what he is is soon a dead Immortal, MacLeod tries to help Warren by reminding him of the history they shared together, of their battles for Scotland's freedom, and of their mission to return Bonnie Prince Charlie to the throne. But MacLeod might have helped his friend more by letting the past stay buried.
DOUBLE JEOPARDY: Are MacLeod and the police seeing a ghost when the evidence in a diamond theft and poison gas murder points to the very evil, but very dead, Xavier St. Cloud? CID Agent RENEE DELANEY (Season 2 "Unholy Alliance") returns to ask for MacLeod's help in finding the killer. Could it be Xavier or simply a memorial to a fallen teacher by Xavier's former student, MORGAN D'ESTAING?
'TILL DEATH: When Gina and Robert de Valicourt met 300 years ago, even Gina's suitors MacLeod and Fitzcaim had to admit they were destined for each other. Each century, as Robert and Gina renewed their wedding vows before their friends and fellow Immortals, their love grew stronger. But now their marriage is on the rocks. MacLeod decides it's up to him to reunite the once happy couple, and he enlists a very unwilling accomplice in his cunning plan.
JUDGMENT DAY: Dawson's life is on the line when the Watchers try him on the charge of treason for his friendship with MacLeod. Watcher deaths have risen dramatically since Dawson first told MacLeod about the Watchers and the Tribunal is determined to punish Joe and stop the killing. MacLeod and Dawson argue his case, but even as the trial goes on, the Watcher killings continue.