So this show is kind of old but it’s one of my absolute favorites, it ran from 1992-1998 and was an urban fantasy series based off of the 80′s movie of the same name staring Christopher Lambert and Sean Connery with the same premise but ignored the movie’s ending and continued on as though Conor (Lambert) had not won the game. Anyone who’s seen the movie knows it’s about an immortal Scotsman who fights other immortals in a quest to win a mystical “game” of beheading. The show was about another Scotsman from the same clan but a few generations younger named Duncan MacLeod (played by Adrian Paul). The opening theme is Queen and while the show feels very 90′s it holds up exceptionally well. Generally each episode deals with Duncan fighting another immortal and is punctuated with flashbacks to Duncan’s past. The show was very popular at the time and had several fun side characters including Richie, a novice immortal, Joe: a mortal who belongs to a secret organization of Watchers who monitor and record the histories of immortals, Amanda: a fantastically witty and stylish immortal thief, Methos: the oldest immortal alive who primarily offers jaded commentary and sarcastic remarks and others including a penitent priest named Darius, a pompous and lively immortal named Hugh FitzCairn played by Roger Daltrey of the rock band The Who and many others. Often the show dealt with moral issues and social problems but did so without being preachy, the characters were complex and well acted and while at times it is very 90′s feeling I would recommend it to anyone in a heartbeat. It was funny and poignant when it needed to be and had a wonderful cast and many fantastic stories. If you’re ever in need of a good show to watch and you like fantasy shows give this one a try!
No, it’s not enough! I killed. But I didn’t just kill fifty, I didn’t kill a hundred. I killed a thousand. I killed ten thousand. And I was good at it.
For lannamichaels - and anyone else who, like me, loves this scene to death.
(I learned a huge amount about gifmaking putting these together. Lesson one: I have an enormous amount to learn. But while there’s a few things I’d like to fix if I remake them one day, I’m quite proud of my efforts.)
Warnings: Temporary Character Death. Also, Kronos might read as creepy stalkery exboyfriend. (You do not want to know how much I have been muttering about canon!Kronos being creepy stalker ex while writing this.)
Methos wakes from an unexpected death to a very dangerous and familiar voice from his past.
Waking up after he’s been temporarily killed is always both relieving and worrying. This time, it’s more the latter than the former, when he’d been killed by an arrow, broad-bladed and vicious, that had broken ribs on the way to punching into his heart. He hadn’t even had the chance to see who the Immortal presence was before the arrow thudded home, and drove him back against his SUV.
Methos waits a long moment before he opens his eyes, just breathing and enjoying the sensation.
It’s a testament to Peter Wingfield’s acting, I think, that there are a lot of layers even to something this simple: not just fear, but suspicion and a surprisingly high level of vulnerability, like this is one of the moments you see Methos at his rawest, when he’s rapidly calculating which of the available options will give him the highest chances of survival.