Season 2 Episode 20

Prodigal Son

Aired Unknown May 14, 1994 on
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Richie returns, on the run, turning to MacLeod for help. An Immortal has been following him, refusing to confront him, but committing grisly murders wherever Richie goes. Richie is arrested for the murders. Mac learns that Immortal hunter Martin Hyde is behind the murders: considering the Quickening of a green Immortal like Richie not worth the taking, Hyde has been hounding him in order to drive him to his teacher. MacLeod must clear Richie of the murders and defeat the evil Immortal.moreless

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    • TRIVIA (0)

    • QUOTES (9)

      • Richie: Mac, after I left you the last time, I just didn't know if I'd be welcome.
        Duncan: Just because a relationship changes, Richie, doesn't mean it ends. Even the best of friends don't always have to agree on everything.

      • Duncan: He was in the wrong place at the wrong time.
        Maurice: Ah, that happened to me once. They claimed I stole a chicken.
        Duncan: But you'd never do that.
        Maurice: Of course not. It was a duck.

      • Duncan: I was there when he was born. I held him in my arms. I watched him become a man and then a father. Today, today, I buried a man who was old and gray.
        Segur: And it'll happen again.
        Duncan: Is that why we exist? All our friends and lovers, they all die and we remain?
        Segur: We are immortal, and their loss is the price we pay.
        Duncan: And is it worth it?
        Segur: It is. We gain wisdom, knowledge. We have lives they can only dream about, and you'll have a long time to get used to it, my friend.
        Duncan: Aye, Segur, will I get used to it?

      • Richie: How much longer to Paris?
        Wife: Three hours...though the way you ride, maybe two.

      • Hyde: You ever gutted a bear with a knife or taken a lion with a spear? Even in death they continue to fight. But it's nothing compared to the kill of a seasoned Immortal.

      • Richie: I'd kiss you, but people might talk.
        Duncan: They might.

      • Richie: They don't still use the guillotine in France, do they?
        Duncan: (laughs) No.
        Richie: Well then I'll just do life. (laughs) That's... a happy thought. At least they can't pin anymore murders on me.

      • Richie: Mac, well, I...
        Duncan: I missed you, too, tough guy. (they hug)

      • (Duncan bails Richie out of jail)
        Richie: About time - looks like the guy in the next cell's ready to go steady.

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      • Title
        This title refers to the Biblical parable of the Prodigal Son who, after demanding his inheritance, goes out into the world, loses all, returns home destitute, but is still welcomed by his father with open arms.