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  • 2-6: The Vampire, Warmonger, Pharoah's Daughter

    Discuss these Season 2 episodes:

    The Vampire
    Warmonger
    Pharaoh's Daughter
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    "Really? We are trapped in a room with a machine that can cut off my head. Now that's a longshot."
    --Connor MacLeod in Peter Bellwood's original Highlander II script

  • #2
    The Vampire: Best episode ever!

    Warmonger is decent and Pharaoh's Daughter was entertaining although the premise was a bit silly.
    But a sickly jealous female immortal who has no trouble killing is fun to watch.
    May flights of Demons guide you to your final rest...

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    • #3
      Cinedigm hosts every episode on YouTube.



      Episode 38: "The Vampire"

      Not a fan of vampires in Highlander, even fake ones.
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      "Really? We are trapped in a room with a machine that can cut off my head. Now that's a longshot."
      --Connor MacLeod in Peter Bellwood's original Highlander II script

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      • #4


        Episode 39: "Warmonger"

        I couldn't identify with Duncan's ethical dilemma. I mean, just kill the guy already!
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        "Really? We are trapped in a room with a machine that can cut off my head. Now that's a longshot."
        --Connor MacLeod in Peter Bellwood's original Highlander II script

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        • #5


          Episode 40: "Pharaoh's Daughter"

          Probably sounded good on paper, but this precursor to the third movie's premise doesn't work for me.
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          "Really? We are trapped in a room with a machine that can cut off my head. Now that's a longshot."
          --Connor MacLeod in Peter Bellwood's original Highlander II script

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          • #6
            I think "Pharaoh's Daughter" is the worst episode in the entire series. An Immortal having been in a sarcophagus for a couple thousand years comes out of it understanding English, and speaking it fluently, without even a foreign accent? And yet, she apprently doesn't understand French? Ridiculous.

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            • #7
              Oh, come on. "Pharaoh's Daughter" is not half bad.I'll never understand the hate.

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              • #8
                I decided to reason that she was basically in a coma, and she um... subconsciously absorbed English for reasons as people speaking it outside of her sarcophagus. What I grasped better than, apparently, Duncan and Marcus, was that his betrayal of her and the suicide of Cleopatra all happened just a couple of days ago, from her viewpoint.

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                • #9
                  I think its simpler than that. Maybe Immortals, after extended Quickenings, can talk to Immortals regardless of their language. Sort of like having a universal translator from Star Trek, but between the Immortals, and only between those who either have lived very long (like Marcus) or had taken heads of ancients and had extensive head count in them (like Duncan). Hence why Nefertiri wouldn't know French, since its a language that flourished after her time.

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                  • #10
                    The Vampire - OK episode. I think it could use a different title. Ward definitely had sword and fighting skill. In the final fight, notice they took what was meant to be an obnoxiously high fall. Not only do they land on their feet, but somehow they land in a covered area. One other thing of note here. Usually, when two immortals are close to each other, they do the sound effect to let us know. In this episode, when Duncan enters the church, Nicholas looks around, but no sound effect. I notice weird shit.

                    Warmonger - Drakov has the distinction of being one of the few to disarm Duncan. I found the journalist to be annoying.

                    Pharaoh's Daughter - We get to meet a couple of ancient immortals, another renegade Watcher, and oddly, the second episode this season about an immortal being buried. I wish Nefritiri would have lived to show up on another episode or two. I got a kick out of her trying to deal with modern technology and she sure knew how to use a sword. As far as the language thing, if she hadn't understood what people were saying, it would have made for shitty TV. I would like to have seen Constantine in another episode as well.
                    "It's Rock & Roll. If you aren't breaking some sort of law, then you are doing it wrong." - me, answering a bandmate's question of what would happen if someone called the law on us for playing too loud at an outdoor show.

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                    • #11
                      I was watching Pharoah's Daughter recently, and another thought crossed my mind. When the truck carrying Nefertiri goes by, Duncan doesn't react as he normally does to coming in range of another Immortal. He seems puzzled, at first, by what he's sensed. So perhaps Nefertiri's signal at the time, as she's kind of sort of not quite dead, is weird. Or just stronger than a pre-Immortal and weaker than a live Immortal? So Duncan thinks he's going to help someone who just came into their immortality. The choice of sounds was a sort of pulsing, low snarl...

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