Trivia: Richie escapes from Annie using the motorcycle stunt he learned from Gregor in "Studies in Light."
Richie: Mac, I can't die!
Duncan: That's right! You take 50 slugs in the chest and you survive; how do you explain that? Yes a man died, and he's not coming back.
Richie: He deserved it.
Duncan: Did he?! Did you have a good look at his soul? You better start learning The Game and I mean now!
Richie: Fine! You teach me.
Annie: Why don't you stay? It'll be a beautiful war.
Duncan: War's never beautiful, Annie.
(Duncan presents Richie with his first sword)
Duncan: Take good care of it, live with it, make it part of you. Might be the only friend you have.
Duncan: You're still who you are. You don't change when you become immortal, you just live longer.
Annie: (to Richie) Don't worry, I will take your head. But first I'm going to hurt you.
Richie: I keep thinking I'm going to need to be different, like someone is gonna tell me how to be, what to do.
Duncan: What were you expecting, a set of instructions?
Richie: Well, Mac, even Superman had 'em.
Duncan: You're not Superman, Richie.
Richie: I was staring right down the barrel of that goon's gun. I can't believe it, Mac! Right down the barrel and I didn't even blink. Mac? Is that how it feels every time?
Duncan: No. Only when you're a damn fool.
Originally titled "The Training of Richie Ryan", but changed due to the release of a similarly named movie at the same time. This episode marks a major change in the dynamics of the series, as Richie becomes Duncan's student, fights his first immortal, and (at the end of the episode) is given his first sword.
For the first and only time in the series, the entirety of Queen's extended "Princes of the Universes" theme is used, during the training sequence between Duncan and Richie.
Flashback: Ireland, 1919