Season 4 Episode 18

Through A Glass, Darkly

Aired Unknown May 12, 1996 on
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Episode Summary

MacLeod's old friend Warren Cochrane is hiding a horrible secret he can't bear to remember. Realizing that an Immortal who won't remember what he is is soon a dead Immortal, MacLeod tries to help Warren by reminding him of the history they shared together, of their battles for Scotland's freedom, and of their mission to return Bonnie Prince Charlie to the throne. But MacLeod might have helped his friend more by letting the past stay buried.moreless

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  • MacLeod runs into an old friend who has forgotten who he is. Methos returns to Paris following Alexa’s death. Another great episode.

    Can an Immortal get amnesia and what would happen if they did? This question is examined when Duncan’s Immortal friend Warren Cochrane forgets who he is. Mac and Methos wonder what’s behind it. They also wonder is it a blessing or a curse? Both have many things in their pasts that they would like to forget. The way they showed Warren’s memories was interesting the use of the red in them exemplified the confusion in his mind when he was trying to remember his past. In the end Cochrane and MacLeod learns the painful truth behind Cochrane’s amnesia. Will he be able to live with the mistake he made?moreless
Dougray Scott

Dougray Scott

Warren Cochrane

Guest Star

Gresby Nash

Gresby Nash

Andrew Donnelly

Guest Star

Struan Rodger

Struan Rodger

Bonnie Prince Charlie

Guest Star

Peter Wingfield

Peter Wingfield

Methos aka Adam Pierson

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • Duncan states that Warren was born in Helensbrough, near Strathclyde. Helensbrough is actually in what once was the Kingdom of Strathclyde and a is situated only a few miles from the former capital Dumbarton.

  • QUOTES (3)

  • NOTES (3)


    • Methos: That is the $64,000 question.
      This was a game show that aired from 1955 to 1958 in which contestants answered questions. There money would double each time they got one, right up to a possible $64,000.

    • Title
      This title is another biblcal reference, from 1 Corinthians 13:12 : For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part: but then shall I know even as also I am known.