Season 5 Episode 17

Double Jeopardy

Aired Unknown May 03, 1997 on
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Episode Summary

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 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?moreless

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Stacey Travis

Stacey Travis

Renee Delaney

Guest Star

Jean-Paul Muel

Jean-Paul Muel

Inspector Dufay

Guest Star

David Gabison

David Gabison


Guest Star

Roland Gift

Roland Gift

Xavier St. Cloud

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (2)

    • For a guy who chronically cheats with poison gas and ambushes and all, Morgan inexplicably lets Duncan verrrry slowly climb up the ladder and stick his head up above the parapet - at any time here Morgan could easily take Duncan's head when the Highlander is using one arm to climb, one arm to rather feebly hold his sword, and rapidly collapsing due to the curare.

    • Delaney is a member of the U.S. Army Criminal Investigations Division (CID). Why she's in Paris investigating a jewel theft and murder is anyone's guess.

  • QUOTES (5)

    • Renee: Suspect's male - he has very expensive tastes.
      Duncan: Good, that sort of narrows down half the population of Paris.

    • Duncan: Ah, Morgan d'Estaing. So nice to see you again. (falls)
      Morgan: Duncan. So nice of you to drop in.

    • Morgan: The wine. You put poison in their wine.
      Xavier: Never bloody your hands unless you must. Thus endeth the first lesson.

    • Duncan: You know, it's funny, Morgan. There's a difference between hate and fear. I hated Xavier. You're just a cheap imitation.
      Morgan: I'm not an imitation, MacLeod, I'm a homage. A tribute to a great artist.

    • Morgan: There's curare on the tip. That's poison, MacLeod. You've only got thirty seconds.
      Duncan: That's fifteen more then I need.

  • NOTES (6)

    • Flashbacks: France, 1803.

    • Although credited, Stan Kirsch and Jim Byrnes do not appear in this episode.

    • The current syndicated version edits the scene where Renee takes off her clothing in the bedroom near the end of the episode. In the original American version there were more upper torso shots of her nude, but she was selectively covered with shadows. Here the camera pretty much sticks to the neck up after she removes all her clothing, but the lighting is brighter.

    • The non-speaking policeman that escorts Duncan to the chief inspector's office appeared previously in the episode "Finale (2)". He appears on the computer disk as an Immortal with a scar that allows the newspaper publisher to believe in Immortals.

    • When Xavier appears in Duncan's flashback, we get the following caption: "Xavier St. Cloud, AKA: Gerard Fleurie, Nelson Mfume, Born: Circa 1160, Morocco." This subcaption identification of a character was also used in "Something Wicked."

    • This episode aired as the second-to-last episode of season 4 in Europe and Canada; for some reason, it was held back until late in season 5 for broadcast in the States.