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Season 6 Episode 5

Patient Number 7

Aired Unknown Nov 01, 1997 on
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Police at her heels, killers on her trail, Kyra is on the run, with no memory of who -- or what -- she is. In the streets of Paris, she runs into Duncan MacLeod, who spins a wild story: that he and Kyra were lovers once, some three hundred years ago. That she is a soldier, a warrior. That she is Immortal. Kyra doesn't believe a word of it... but if it isn't true, then why is someone after her head?moreless

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  • Another pilot episode for a spinoff series that was never made. The leading lady is interesting and "traumatic amnesia" adds some novelty to a standard plot of avenging a murdered lover.moreless

    Alice Evans might have made a good star for the spinoff series Highlander: The Raven, that was eventually made with Elizabeth Gracen. Alice was easy to look at and was good at shooting guns, kicking butts, and taunting bad guys.

    The plot device of "traumatic amnesia" was an interesting way to introduce the Kyra character slowly - she is learning about her past life at the same pace that we are. Alas, memory doesn't really work that way - the problem with traumatic memories is that we can't forget them, not that we can't remember them - but by Hollywood standards this is a minor stretch.

    Kyra "had been a soldier for a thousand years" and was now making her living as a bodyguard, so they could have made plenty of flashbacks to daring-do and gotten her into lots of crazy, dangerous situations in the present, believably by Hollywood standards. At least that would have been more believable than Duncan, the mild-mannered antiques dealer who somehow gets into desperate trouble on a weekly basis.

    Bottom line, this was a competently done Highlander episode with a bit of historical interest as well.moreless
Alice Evans

Alice Evans


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Michael Halsey

Michael Halsey

Milos Vladic

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Mark Leadbetter

Mark Leadbetter

Man in 17th Century Inn

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Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (5)

    • (Flashback to 1640, a tavern)
      Gaston: You've forgotten what it's like to be a woman. I think you need a real man to remind you.
      Kyra: What men? All I see are a pair of miserable toads who work for the bastard Richelieu.
      Gaston: Cardinal Richelieu does the work of God!
      Kyra: Somehow I doubt God spends much of his time in the sewers of France. Tell me, is it true Richelieu has syphilis? Because if so, that's quite an accomplishment for a eunuch. Well, maybe he's not a eunuch, but you know, I hear it's, um... (points to the end of her little finger)
      (they fight, she wins)

    • (Flashback to 1640, an inn, sharing a bed under strictly honorable circumstances)
      Kyra: I've never met a Scotsman before. Tell me, are they well armed?
      Duncan: Ah-hem. What exactly do you mean?
      Kyra: I mean their swords, of course. What did you think I meant?
      Duncan: Oh, well, your French toad stabbers, they're fine for some, but they're kind of puny.
      Kyra: You think them small?
      Duncan: Och! They're hardly worth your while. Now a Scotsman's weapon, that's another matter. Once it gets going there's nothing that can stop it.
      Kyra: Really?
      Duncan: Aye. Two hands to hold the thing. I doubt you could even hold it.
      Kyra: Surely you exaggerate.
      Duncan: No, not a wee bit. Come to Scotland and I'll show you.
      Kyra: Scotland?
      Duncan: You dinna think I could bring it in here did you? I mean the bloody thing wouldn't fit through the door.
      Kyra: Oh. Oh, you mean your sword.
      Duncan: A claymore, of course. What did you think I meant?

    • Duncan: After the trial, the chief judge was murdered. Albright...
      Kyra: Richard. Richard was his name. Did you ever meet someone truly good, MacLeod? Someone who didn't want money, or power, or, or glory? Somebody beyond temptation and corruption?
      Duncan: You were his bodyguard.
      Kyra: I did a hell of a job, didn't I?
      Duncan: And there's more?
      Kyra: That's how it started. God, I loved him. Richard believed, MacLeod, believed like, like nobody I've ever met before. Justice, compassion. They were his gods. Being with him was like being inside a warm, bright light. For ten years, MacLeod. I wanted it never to stop. And then somebody stopped it. Do you know what that feels like?

    • (taunting a bad guy)
      Kyra: Looking for me? Mine's a .44. Modified. Go right through you. Probably kill your partner too.... Of course, I'm only a girl. Might lose my nerve. Might even miss. (shoots) But not this time.

    • Kyra: Why should I trust you? Give me a reason. Give me one good reason.
      Duncan: Because there is no one else.

  • NOTES (4)

    • Although credited, Jim Byrnes, Elizabeth Gracen, and Peter Wingfield do not appear in this episode.

    • In the original airing of the episode, the flashback date was accidentally left off, making it the first episode without a dated flashback since season two.

    • Emile Abossolo M`bo plays human intern Jocko here - he had previously played the immortal Luther in the second season in the episode "Legacy."

    • One of several season six episodes intended to test the waters for a Highlander spinoff with a female Immortal.