Forever Knight

Season 1 Episode 4

For I Have Sinned

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Aired Unknown May 12, 1992 on CBS
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Nick must deal with another serial killer, this time one that preys on young women who all attend the same church. In order to catch him, Nick must try to overcome his fear and loathing of the Church and its symbols. Meanwhile, flashbacks to 15th Century France show Nick's encounter with a young peasant girl doomed to become a martyr when her claims that God spoke to her result in the Church branding her as a heretic and condemning her to burn at the stake. Nick offers her his version of immortality, but she refuses in favor of her own belief in life after death.moreless

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  • A religious zealot murders women who belong to the same parish. A conflicted priest must honor the sanctity of the confessional. Ultimately, Nicholas must enter that church in order to catch the killer.moreless

    9.0
    Another strong entry in this series. Nicholas goes up against yet another serial killer. This one is a religious fanatic who murders women he believes have fallen from grace due to their own immorality.



    This episode raises the issue of confessional sanctity. One of the priests has heard the confessions of the killer, but steadfastly maintains his silence about those confessions. Not even the likelihood of more homicides will persuade him to violate his confessional obligations.



    One of the strong suits of this series is the ability to witness various periods of Nick's long life through flashbacks. This episode focuses on his encounter with Joan of Arc. He offers her immortality; she declines on the grounds that she will have spiritual immortality after her martyrdom for allegedly being a heretic. I viewed the encounter as a juxtaposition between the soul vs. the soul-less.



    While this story is very weighty on issues pertaining to the Church, it does find time for a bit of much-needed humor. While Nick sits in the confessional awaiting the arrival of the killer, who should show up but Det. Schanke. Nick puts on his best Irish brogue and hears Schanke's entertaining confession about a recent indiscretion.



    This was a very enjoyable installment in what seems to be shaping up as a great series. I can already see why "Knight" had a devoted following.moreless
  • Nick is forced to enter a church to save a young woman

    9.0
    I'm a new fan of this show. After enjoying Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel I decided to give this series a try. And so far I am enjoying it. This was a wonderful episode. We see more flashbacks of Nick's life, including some exchanges with Joan of Arc. At first I wasn't too impressed, but when you see how he genuinely wants to become human again and the pain he endures in order to try, you really have to admire Nick. He understands the pain he caused many people, and now he endures more pain to make up for it. Even though overall this series is much more serious than Buffy and Angel, there is an attempt to add some humor, mainly in the scenes with Schenke, where he goes to the club and then gets so freaked out he confesses, only to discover Nick in the confessional. It's a good balance, and I'm looking forward to enjoying more of this series.moreless
Gary Farmer

Gary Farmer

Captain Stonetree (Season 1)

Nigel Bennett

Nigel Bennett

Lucien LaCroix/General Lucius

John Kapelos

John Kapelos

Detective Donald Schanke (Season 1-2)

Catherine Disher

Catherine Disher

Dr. Natalie Lambert

Geraint Wyn Davies

Geraint Wyn Davies

Detective Nick Knight/Nicholas de Brabant

Deborah Duchene

Deborah Duchene

Janette Ducharme (Season 1-2)

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