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Methos aka Adam Pierson
Duncan says at the end of the episode that he met Kristin when he was 75. Yet the years for the flashbacks are 1659 and 1660. If he was born in 1592 like the opening credits state, that would make him 67 or 68 years old when he first met her.
Richie: Mac, I know how to hang a door.
Duncan: I'm sure you do.
Richie: You don't trust me.
Duncan: No... I trust you with my life.
Richie: Oh, sure. But just not to hang a door.
Duncan: Does knowing about wine or silk give me a stouter heart or a stronger sword arm?
Kristin: No. But it may make you into a gentleman.
Duncan: Oh, thank you. The gentlemen I've known I'd care not to imitate.
Kristin: Well, if you choose to remain Duncan MacLeod, the Highland barbarian, for the rest of your life, so be it.
Duncan: Duncan MacLeod is who I am, not some silken fop. Och, all this, the wine, the clothes, 'tis all appearance. It has no meaning to it.
Kristin: And me? Is there no meaning to me?
Duncan: No, that is not what I meant. Och.
Kristin: I thought you enjoyed it here with me? I thought I brought you pleasure?
Duncan: Aye, you've given me great pleasure.
Kristin: Then you do care about me?
Duncan: I care about you a great deal. But all this? Tis not me, tis not right.
Kristin: Then I'll make it right.
Kristin: (about Louise's painting of Duncan) I believe you have captured the subject beautifully. But he should look a bit happier.
Louise: I cannot paint what is not there, madame. Perhaps he has little to be happy about.
Kristin: Don't be foolish. He has me.
Richie: (to Duncan) You know, sometimes you knowing everything gets to be a real pain in the ass.
Methos: Duncan MacLeod of the Clan MacLeod…
Duncan: That's who I am.
Methos: Well, I guess someone has to be.
Richie: We have this thing between us, Mac, it's like...it's like an electrical connection. Why can't you understand that?
Methos: They didn't have electricity when he knew her.
Richie: Don't you get tired of him always being older and wiser all the time?
Methos: Yeah I can see where that would get annoying.
Duncan: Maybe you'll be racing spaceships instead of Harleys.
Richie: You really think things will change that much?
Duncan: When I was your age, the fastest way to travel was by horse, and if you wanted to fly, you had to be a bird.
Richie: When you first told me about renovating this house, I kinda thought you were going a bit crazy, like going through a midlife crisis. Come to think of it, do Immortals have midlife crises?
Duncan: Only if they live long enough.
(Kristen is on the ground with her sword beside her)
Methos: Pick it up.
Kristen: Who are you?
Methos: Someone who was born long before the age of chivalry. Now pick it up.
Duncan: Methos. Or should I call you Adam?
Methos: Only you and Joe know that I'm Methos the Immortal. To the rest of the world I'm still Adam Pierson, mild mannered Watcher.
Duncan: Well, mi casa es su casa. How's Paris?
Methos: It's a lot quieter since you left. Taking up origami?
Duncan: No, I'm just renovating an old house.
Methos: Yeah, it's good to keep busy.
Duncan: So, what brings a five thousand year old man to me?
Methos: Kristen's in town. She just opened a new branch of her agency.
Methos: You've got a friend, Richie Ryan. He met Kristen yesterday morning.
Duncan: He didn't tell me that.
Methos: Maybe he hasn't got out of bed yet.
Methos: MacLeod-san, that katana is a lovely piece of art. May I? I washed my hands this morning. Quite a blade. (Methos holds the sword to Duncan's neck)
Duncan: Not funny, Methos.
Methos: Not meant to be. Not only are you naive, now you are weaponless. How have you lived this long? Do you know how many Immortals she's killed? Do you want a list?
Duncan: All right, you've made your point.
Methos: Have I? One day she is going to kill you.
Duncan: She's tried already.
Methos: You're better with a blade than her, yes. You are stronger than her, yes. But if you keep letting her walk away, one day she gets lucky and takes your head, yes.
Duncan: Oh, I dunno. Maybe she'll stop to gloat like you. (Duncan knocks Methos down) You wanna play?
Methos: Great! You knock me on my bum because I make a bad joke. Very macho! But you keep letting her walk away without even taking a shot... that is very suicidal.
Duncan: You know what she was to me.
Methos: Yes, and I know what she is, a killer! You treat her like one.
Duncan: He's already made his mind up. He wasn't listening to a word I said.
Methos: Well, that happens. Guess this must be what it's like to have kids.
Duncan: You think so?
Methos: Yeah. You do your best, teach them what you know, try and show them the right path and then they just have to get on with it.
Duncan: Yeah, and then let them make the same idiotic mistakes that you did. I tried to warn him, what else can I do?
Methos: Well, you could tell him the rest of it.
Richie: She went nuts! She would have killed me.
Methos: Round two to Kristin. You dump her, and then you turn your back on her? Talk about the blind leading the visually challenged!
Richie: Thank you.
Duncan: Did you know Mencius?
Methos: Student of Confucius, yeah.
Duncan: I dislike death, but there are things that I dislike more than death.
Methos: Therefore there are occasions when I will not...
Methos/Duncan: ...avoid danger.
Methos: Death before dishonor.
Duncan: For some of us. (holds up paint strip samples) What do you think?
Methos: Get someone in.
Methos: A couple of Medieval songwriters come up with the idea of chivalry one rainy day.
Duncan: This isn't about chivalry.
Methos: And you embrace it as a lifestyle. You live and die by a code of honor that was trendy when you were a kid.
Duncan: Would you rather that I had no code of honor at all?
Methos: I would rather you survived. You put that first.
Duncan: Do you think it's easy, killing a woman that you've held in your arms? A woman that you've made love to?
Methos: Take it from me, it's easier than dying.
Flashback: Normandy, 1659-1660.
Although credited, Jim Byrnes does not appear in this episode.
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