Highlander: The Raven

Season 1 Episode 22

Dead on Arrival

Aired Unknown May 22, 1999 on
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Episode Summary

Payton, one of Amanda's Immortal enemies, poisons Nick and offers the antidote to Amanda if she'll stay out of his way while he steals $10 million.

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  • I wasn't all that surprised that Nick Wolfe's an immortal.

    I had a feeling that Wolfe was an immortal. I mean the way Amanda latched on to Wolfe and told him her secret almost mirrors when Duncan Macleod latched on to Richie and revealed to Richie his secret. And when Wolfe was talking Liam, Amanda's priest friend who's also an immortal, he revealed that he's an orphan. Upon hearing that I thought that maybe he could be immortal. Now it has never been mentioned, but in my personal observation, it seems that most immortals are orphans and/or adopted. Richie's an orphan, Morgan D'Estaing from Double Jeopardy, and Michelle Webster from Rites of Passage were adopted. Even Duncan himself--it was revealed in Homeland that he was adopted. It just didn't seem all that surprising.moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (2)

    • In this episode Amanda tells Nick that she knew Nick was an Immortal (pre-Immortal) since the beginning. But in the earlier episode "The French Connection (2)," when the doctor who tended to Nick's wound, falsely told Amanda that Nick had died, she wept and genuinely believed he had died from the injuries, but according to this episode, she should have been expecting him to revive anytime soon.

    • Payton's use of a "holographic projector" edges this episode seriously into the realm of science fiction. It's also not quite clear why Amanda can't figure out which images of Payton are holograms, since they don't have any solid form and thus would be unable to parry a sword thrust or cut.

  • QUOTES (2)

  • NOTES (1)

    • This is the first episode that officially establishes that an Immortal dying his first death only becomes Immortal if the death is a violent one. There had been some fan speculation on this matter (and we've never seen an Immortal who initially died to old age), but this is the first time this part of the mythos was officially confirmed.