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  • Tootsie Bee
    started a topic 2-2: Turnabout, The Darkness, Eye for an Eye

    2-2: Turnabout, The Darkness, Eye for an Eye

    Discuss these Season 2 episodes:

    Turnabout
    The Darkness
    Eye for an Eye

  • Wilusa
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    Always my first thought about "Eye for an Eye": I objected to their giving a female Irish revolutionary the surname "Devlin"...the name of a real, non-violent Northern Irish heroine in our own day (Bernadette Devlin).

    I had no problem with MacLeod's having sex with another woman, an old friend, so soon after Tessa's death. They were both grieving, finding solace where they could. (And I don't have a problem with his beginning a relationship with Anne soon afterward. People who live for hundreds of years - in "young," healthy bodies - would have to be used to "moving on," even if there's someone they'll always remember as their great love.)

    I'm sure Richie's not taking her head was the right ending!

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  • Wilusa
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    More thoughts about "The Darkness": I think the shocking suddenness of Tessa's death (how it would have affected MacLeod) was very like what often happens in real life. The song "Dust in the Wind" expressed it perfectly. Not that I really believe "all we are is dust in the wind"; but it describes what MacLeod certainly would have been feeling at the time.

    And on another level, he'd be wracked by guilt. Tessa wouldn't have been where she was, without a purse or money with her, if she hadn't been involved with him!

    Also, Richie wouldn't have been there - wouldn't have become a full Immortal at age 19 - if he hadn't been involved with him. Even in terms of physical development, men don't attain their maximum strength until a few years into their twenties. Plus, Mac had presumably intended to be Richie's teacher when he became a full Immortal. He did that, of course...but at a particularly bad time in his own life, when he had to feel - perhaps wrongly - that he wasn't doing as good a job as he otherwise might have.

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  • Wilusa
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    "Turnabout" is really enjoyable...a great way to use guest star Geraint Wyn Davies, who was of course starring in "Forever Knight" at the time. I'm sorry they didn't work out a way for Adrian to do a tit-for-tat guest shot on his show. As I recall, Wyn Davies also did a guest shot on Adrian's short-lived series "Tracker"! (Of course, one big difference between HL:TS and "Forever Knight" was that the writers of "Knight" didn't make any attempt to keep their hero's past timeline consistent.)

    As for the actual plot of "Turnabout," I don't remember at what point, when I first saw it, I guessed the character had a split personality.

    I think "The Darkness" is a terrific episode, one of the series' best. I had no problem with Tessa being killed, because the actress was leaving by her own choice. As we were told, just because she'd decided she disliked having to spend so much time away from her home in Europe. (Though years later, I heard someone - Bill Panzer? - say that in addition to that, she'd probably realized a supporting role as the hero's love interest wouldn't do anything to advance her career.)
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  • Mr.Slash
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    Turnabout - The whole concept of an immortal with a split personality is interesting, especially since Michael didn't really know. I like this whole episode. I particularly like the fight at the end. At some point, Duncan just goes into overdrive and hands Michael/Quinten his ass. And we get an introduction to Charlie.

    The Darkness - It is a good story. I hate the fact that Tessa died because, well, I am in love with her. I'm sure we would have seen her death at some point. It just seems random to happen the way it did. It looks like a nice neighborhood. Here's a car jacker out of nowhere.

    Eye for an Eye - Seeing Richie learn about the ins and outs of immortality is interesting. OK episode. Richie should have lopped her head off though.

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  • dubiousbystander
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    I'm watching The Darkness right now. It's very hard, partly because I just saw the part where poor Carmen tells Duncan what she read on his palm, and Duncan responds in fear to this flashback by desperately asking Tessa to marry him. They lie contentedly on the floor talking about where they'd be if they never met. It just adds to my negative reaction to the Endgame Kate storyline. It also makes the final episodes' Wonderful Life slightly more poignant, but also terribly depressing.

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  • Wilusa
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    Turnabout was a good episode - a great way to make use of Geraint Wyn Davies! And while I didn't want to see Tessa killed, I think "The Darkness" was terrific. Very well-written, a powerful story.

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  • Tootsie Bee
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    Episode 27: "Eye for an Eye"

    Duncan should not be having sex this soon after Tessa's death.

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  • Tootsie Bee
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    Episode 26: "The Darkness"

    My thoughts on Tessa's final episode can be heard on the Blu-Ray. In short, not bad, but a little too derivative of a certain Jonathan Demme film.

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  • Tootsie Bee
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    All episodes are available on YouTube courtesy of Cinedigm.



    Episode 25: "Turnabout"

    This episode is not nearly as good as its concept (an immortal with split personalities).

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