Author's Notes: Hello, folks. Here is my attempt at a Highlander story. I guess what you need to know about it is that it ignores every Highlander movie and tv show except for the first movie. This is a direct sequel to it. Most folks who've seen the first one know that it wasn't exactly designed to have a sequel, so I had to take some liberties with this story to explain how there could be another story after the first one. Hopefully, it's not too bad. And I guess this would be a short cast list.
EXT. BREMEN CEMETERY - DAY
We open up on a smallish TOMBSTONE. On it is...
LOVING DAUGHTER AND WIFE
We pan around the graveyard and find ourselves in a fall atmosphere.
A young man, mid 20s
comes walking up to the tombstone. He's carrying a bouquet of roses.
He kneels in front of the gravestone and places the flowers in front
of it. A sadness is evident
in his eyes. He bows his head.
I think I saved you a lot of pain,
The young man's head jerks up at the voice. DANIEL MARTIN stands
up and slowly spins
around to find himself face to face with another man, a tad bit older than himself.
You caused me a great deal of pain.
You would have outlived her, Martin. She
would have died while you were still in
essence a young man. You would have had
to live with that for the rest of your immortal
I still have to live with it for the rest of my
immortal life, though I sense you've come to
cut it short. Like you did that day those two
months ago and didn't find me home.
Your wife put up a fine struggle.
Is this what it is to be immortal? To kill one
another? What a wasted lifestyle. And
when someone who is not one of us gets
hurt or killed in the whole bloody game, we
just shrug it off.
Worries you won't have to live with much
Monty pulls out a sword and makes a swift strike at Martin's head.
In a flash, Martin has his sword
out of his trench coat and blocks the blow.
They exchange a few more blows, then Monty kicks out, knocking Martin
off his feet. Martin's
sword flies to the side as he lands on his back. Monty brings his sword down, but Martin
rolls out of the way, barely avoiding a beheading.
On his knees, Martin grabs his sword and swings it, intent on cutting the other off at his feet.
Monty leaps into the air, avoiding the swipe. Martin is now on
his feet. Monty brings his
sword around, intent on decapitating Martin. Martin ducks and Monty's sword buries itself
in a tombstone. Monty grunts as he tries to pull it out. It's stuck.
Martin throws a kick to Monty's head, knocking him down.
This is stupid. Killing each other, in search
of what? In search of a prize? The other
guy, the Highlander. He thought he won
the prize, but he was wrong. Don't you
people understand. There is no prize. It's
a myth. I didn't ask to be immortal.
None of us did. But, it is our lot in life. Kill
or be killed.
So be it.
In a move borne of desperation, Monty tries to get up and leap for his
sword, but he is
tripped up by Martin. Martin brings down his sword for the final blow.
Monty's head comes off.
Martin stands there, looking at the body, waiting for it to happen.
Then, it does.
Energy FLOWS from the dead body, and makes its way to Martin, who raises his
arms and allows it to flow into him.
Gravestones explode and lightening strikes as Martin receives the power of Monty.
There can be only one. Whatever.
He shakes his head in disgust and walks off.
EXT. LOCH SHIEL - DAY
A small house rests on the shore of the Loch. The door opens and
out steps CONNOR
MACLEOD, not looking too much older than the last time we saw him. The only way
we can tell that time has made it's mark on him is his eyes.
Connor walks out to the shoreline and looks out over the water. He closes his eyes.
He senses a presence and opens his eyes as he turns around to see
his wife of fifteen years. She, on the other hand, has aged.
She puts her arm around
Connor's neck and they embrace.
She doesn't answer. She cuddled up to him, nesting her head in his chest.
Do you wish sometimes you didn't
do it, Connor? Do you sometimes
wish we were never married?
If I knew you were going to die and I would
live forever, I don't know if I could handle it.
I wouldn't trade these years with you for all
the time in the world.
Besides. Time heals all wounds, huh?
If that were true, I would have plenty of
time to be healed of just about everything
Brenda smiles and they hold each other, looking over the water.
EXT. MOUNTAIN RANGE - DAY
We pan over a mountain range. capped by snow, at an undisclosed place.
We come down on the
mountains, swooping over several peaks, before we come down on one in particular.
On top of this peak, we find an ASIAN MAN, brandishing a sword.
He executes some moves,
incorporating some martial arts into it. We watch him for a few minutes, then he suddenly
stops. He spins around, swinging his sword.
It stops short of cutting down another man. This is HIRUSHA LI.
(The following is translated from Chinese)
Your skills are unparalleled, Chi.
CHI CHANG bows his head.
What news do you bring?
His imminence wishes to see you.
They start walking off.
EXT. TEMPLE OF LO
Establishing shot of a TEMPLE, built into the side of one of the mountains.
INT. TEMPLE OF LO - MAIN ROOM
Chi Chang is kneeling on the floor, bowing to a figure sitting on a
raised chair. This is
THE MASTER OF THE ORDER OF LO. Chi looks up.
You wish to see me, imminence?
Your training has not been for nothing.
The Immortals are starting to grow in
What do you wish me to do?
You must hunt down as many of these
Immortals as you can, and kill them.
They are a menace to the way of life.
They are abominations. Others will
be sent out as well, but you are the
best. I expect great results from you.
I will not fail, master.
EXT. HILTON BAPTIST CHURCH - EVENING
A couple of cars are parked in the parking lot of the smallish church.
Another car pulls into
REVEREND PAUL DAVIDS walks into the SANCTUARY part of the church and
finds a man
kneeling at the alter.
The man looks up, an older, strong looking man. PETER MCGUIRE
speaks with a slight
Brother McGuire, there is a young man here
who wishes to speak with you. But he doesn't
want to come in here.
Did he say who he was?
He said to tell you that he was someone you
mentored when he was younger.
Peter gets a wry smile on his face.
EXT. CHURCH - EVENING
Peter comes out of the door, and walks up to where Daniel Martin leans against his car.
Daniel. It's been a great long while.
Five years. That has to be like a blink
of an eye to you.
I forget that for an Immortal, you are still
If you mean born in this century, yeah
I guess so. Tell me again, Peter, how is it they
missed you those years ago? Remember
all the talk you told me about. There can
be only one. Was it a crock?
Maybe. Maybe not. I refused to participate
in the Gathering. Somehow, that brute, the
Kurgan missed me while he was systematically
wiping out all of the other Immortals.
And since the Kurgan went down, there
really hasn't been any activity.
The Highlander went back home, thinking
he won the Prize. What he did was best
an Immortal that killed more Immortals than
one could count. He got that power. In my
opinion, the Gathering and the Prize is just
another myth, retold through many, many
And now the Immortals are starting to become
Yes. I guess the Kurgan failed to realize that
there are Immortals that still hadn't found out
about their immortality when he went on his
rampage. Some who were merely children.
Yet, the newer ones are thinking about this
Prize already. They go and kill each other
as if it were a game.
I was sorry to hear about your wife, Daniel.
I know that must have been hard for you.
The bastard was looking for me. He found
Crystal and decided to kill her, to entice me,
to enrage me even more, so he could have
more of a challenge.
What has become of this one.
Daniel casts his eyes down.
I took flowers to Crystal's grave, and he was
there. His power is now mine.
This is getting out of hand. Innocent people
are getting killed. Is there anyway to stop
I wish that there were. But the Immortals
will kill each other until there is one left.
Even the ones like you and I, who wish
peace, will probably have to do battle, just
to defend our lives. It may not get bad for
Basically, if I see an Immortal near me, it
can't possibly be good.
There is an Immortal near you now. Is that
You're different, Peter. You do not wish
for the so-called Prize.
Don't go out for vengeance, Daniel. That, for
sure, will not be good. There are others, like us,
who wish for peace.
Is that so?
Indeed it is.
It's done me good to see you well, Peter.
And I you. Take care, Daniel. And remember
Daniel nods and walks around to the driver's side of his car.
He gets in, starts the car and
drives off. Peter looks after him, watching long after the car has gone, worriedly.
EXT. MACLEOD RESIDENCE - DAY
Connor kisses Brenda as he walks towards the shore of Loch Shiel and
a boat. He
gets in the boat and shoves off.
EXT. LOCH SHIEL - DAY
Connor is kicked back in his boat with a fishing rod dangling a line
over the side. The mood
is entirely lazy. Suddenly, Connor's eyes glint as he senses another presence close.
He slowly gets up to a sitting position and looks around.
Another boat, quickly approaching his. A young man rows the boat.
It comes up along side
Connor cautiously reaches for the hilt of his ever ready sword.
The young man catches his
Connor? Connor MacLeod?
Who are you? What do you want?
My name is Robert Logan, and I
need your help.
What are you talking about?
A few years back, I got into a knife fight.
The lad I was fighting got me in a good
blow and left me for dead. Problem is, I
shoulda been dead. I was good as new
I got to researching several different cases
such as mine. I met some people and I've
heard some stories. I've traveled around a
bit. The trail led to you, Connor MacLeod,
over five hundred years old. A man who
can't die, just like myself.
I have no idea what you're talking about.
You sound crazy to me. Can't die, huh?
Heh heh heh. Suppose you just had a
medical miracle. They happen, you know.
Several other times, I've been wounded in
ways that should have killed me, most of
it self inflicted. I heal just like that. I've tried
all kinds of ways to kill myself, researching.
I've survived. The only thing I haven't
tried is cutting off me own head, and I'm sure
you know why.
It's common sense not to cut off your own
head. Now, what makes you think I'm this
Connor person and how did you find me
I met your wife, on the house on the shore.
She told me, and if you don't mind me saying,
isn't she a bit old for you.
My wife, huh?
He lifts his head and laughs.
Yes, she does indeed appear older than me. Just
one of the many disadvantages of being an
So you are Connor MacLeod? An Immortal.
And so, it seems, are you. Now, what do you
want with me.
I've heard the stories. Most of the so called
"Immortals" have mentors. And now that I've
without a doubt verified that I am an Immortal,
I would like you to mentor me.
Me? Mentor you? I don't think so.
With that, Connor reels in his fishing line and sets off for shore, without another word.
Robert looks after him, speechless, then heads after him.
EXT. HIGHLANDS - FOREST
We find Connor MacLeod, now with long hair, a younger look in his eyes.
He eyes a young man,
another Immortal. It is 1563.
Connor draws his sword and attacks the younger man, who quickly gets
his sword up and
blocks the blow. They go at it a few minutes, deftly attacking and blocking each other.
Finally, Connor feints one way and then brings his sword up to the others
he can counteract the move.
Looks as though you've lost your head,
How do you do it?
Connor lowers his sword.
You must tap into the life force around you,
feel it in you. The Quickening. Anticipate
your opponent's moves and be there with your
sword before they are. But always remember,
they can do the same thing. What makes you
better than your opponent is your heart.
He taps Benjamin in the chest area were his heart is with the flat part of the sword.
Your determination and your will to survive.
Connor quickly brings the sword up for a strike. Benjamin blocks it and counterattacks.
Good. You are learning.
Benjamin smiles, proud of himself. Connor brings the sword up
to his neck once again,
before he can do anything about it.
And never be too proud of yourself.
Now, let's go. I believe Heather has cooked up
something nice for us.
Sheathing their swords, the two men turn and walk away.
INT. MACLEOD RESIDENCE
Connor enters the kitchen to find a note on the refrigerator door. He looks at it.
Went to town to pick up a few things from the store.
Maybe it will give you time to talk privately to the young
man who's no doubt found you by now. Be back later.
Connor sighs in exasperation and turns around to see Robert standing in the doorway.
Did I not make myself clear enough?
You have to mentor me.
Really? I think I can make my own decisions.
Find someone else.
There is no one else.
Sure there is. I could give you some names.
There is no one else that is as good as you.
Connor doesn't have an immediate retort to that one.
It's a fight for our lives out there, Connor.
You are the best. If I am trained by the best,
my chances of survival are better than anyone's.
All these guys out there now, they are young
and dangerous. One had his head decapitated
just the other week in a graveyard.
If I am the best, as you say, it was because I
was a good learner and I had a good teacher.
It doesn't make me a good teacher.
Then where is the one who taught you?
He's been dead over five hundred years.
Then you are the one.
No, I am not. I'm through with this silly
They'll come after you, too. They'll come
here for your head.
A dangerous glint shimmers in Connor's eyes.
For their sake, I would hope not.
But they will. Whether you like it or not,
you will be back in the game. Maybe not
soon, but eventually, they will come.
I don't see how that would convince me
to train you.
You've been out of it for what, fifteen years
now? It would be like refreshing yourself on
all the stuff you may have gotten soft on.
You forget, I am Immortal. Fifteen years is
nothing to me.
Well, do it out of the goodness of your heart,
Connor has no response.
I'll tell you what I'll do out of the goodness of
my heart. I'll let you eat dinner with my wife
and I and I will let you stay the night here.
You'll have to be on your way tomorrow.
At least that will give me time to convince you.
I doubt very seriously you can convince me.
EXT. PARK - DUSK
Two lover sit on a park bench, kissing and laughing. The man is
a 30 year old artist type named
BOBBY BROOKS. The girl looks a little younger, cute with blond hair just touching her shoulders.
This is TRINI RILEY.
In mid kiss they hear a sound and sit straight up. They are surrounded
by 3 members of the
Order of Lo.
Can we help you?
No answer. As one, they each draw out a sword.
Bobby and Trini get up. Bobby starts to step in front of Trini
as if to protect her.
Trini pushes him away.
It's me they want. Go, Bobby. Get
out of here.
What are you talking about?
If you wish to live to see the sun rise
tomorrow, the LEAVE.
Her voice leaves no room for argument. She reaches under the bench
and pulls out a sword
that was attached to the bottom of the bench.
How'd that get there?!
I put it there when you went to the
bathroom to piss. Right before we started
making out. Now go. I'll see you tomorrow.
Bobby takes a look at her serious expression and her sword and hauls tail outta there.
One of the Members of Lo speaks in greeting.
She doesn't answer. She takes a swipe at the member, and he blocks
easily. Another member
attacks her from behind and she swings around to block it just in time.
The third gets into the fray and Trini has her hands full. She's
on the defensive now, blocking
blows from all three ways. They back her into the face of a bathroom building.
One charges and she FLIPS over him, then upon landing, thrusts her sword
the Member's back, through his heart.
The member falls down, dead. Trini is shocked.
You are not Immortals?
She is answered with a sword thrust to her neck. She ducks and
kicks out, sweeping the other
Member to his back. She's on him and shoves the tip of her sword through his chest.
She then pulls it out, spins around and blocks another blow from the
The Member is like lightening, raining blow upon blow, blocked with difficulty by Trini.
The Member swings a blow, which she blocks, then spins around, bringing
around, cutting the Member almost in half.
She looks around, astonished at the three dead bodies. The mortals
who knew who
she was. She tenses as she feels another presence.
steps from the shadows, smiling.
Most impressive. You have defeated
three members of the Order. Can you
He pulls a sword. Trini attacks, but is blocked with ease.
The swords clang as they
go after each other, neither one seeming at an advantage.
Chi suddenly stops and flips to where he lands behind Trini. She
is able to block his
blow before he can take her head.
Chi gets in a heavy blow, knocking Trini off balance for a second, but
that's all he needs.
He leaps into the air and back spin kicks the sword out of Trini's hand. It flies
and lands on the ground yards away.
As soon as Chi lands he swings his sword, cutting through Trini's neck.
flies from her body and lands next to her sword.
Chi smiles again and walks off back into the shadows.
INT. MACLEOD'S HOUSE - NIGHT
Connor and Brenda watch as Robert sleeps on the couch. Brenda
at Connor curiously.
Why won't you train him?
Because I want nothing more right now
than to live my life in peace with you.
What's the real reason?
I just can't.
He eyes get a far off look in them and we...
EXT. MACLEOD'S HOUSE - DAY
This is a different house. This is one hundreds of years earlier.
Connor and Benjamin walk up to the house, having just finished their
Connor puts his hand up to Benjamin and stops him short.
Stay here. Out of sight.
With that, Connor walks quickly to his place.
INT. MACLEOD'S HOUSE
The door opens and Connor walks in. He finds his wife, HEATHER
down on a chair, fear etched in her features.
A menacing voice comes from the side.
Connor spins and finds himself looking at a MUSCULAR SEVEN FOOT TALL black African.
Matumba. Why do you honor us with
You know why, MacLeod. There can
be only one.
Matumba circles until his back is to the door that Connor came in.
knocking the big man through the door and out of the house.
EXT. MACLEOD'S HOUSE - DAY
The giant falls out and lands on his back. Connor dukes him in
the face, but the man doesn't
even flinch. He HURLS Connor off of him like a paper weight.
He runs to Connor and picks him up.
I've been looking forward to this, MacLeod!
Connor brings his two fists up and SLAMS them on either side of the
African's head. This
has an effect.
Connor is dropped and the big man holds his head. Connor unsheathes
his sword and swings
at the big man's neck. Matumba ducks quickly and brings his sword out. The battle back and
forth, Connor leading him to the edge of the woods.
At the edge of the woods, Connor yells and goes on the attack.
He drives Matumba back a few
steps, but Matumba manages to hold his own. Connor can't seem to get the upper hand on
As if he was holding in most of his power, Matumba suddenly surges forward,
back with fury. He strikes hard and fast and soon Connor's sword flies from his hand.
There can be only one, Highlander, and
it won't be you.
He raises his sword for the final strike, but gets shoved from the side
as Benjamin charges
out of nowhere and knocks the big guy sideways.
Connor quickly rolls to where his sword is, and is up in an instant,
a little shaken that his
head was that close to being taken from him.
Benjamin has his sword out as well.
Two against one? That hardly seems fair
A SCREAM pierces from MacLeod's house.
Go to her, Connor, I will hold off this brute.
He swings his sword at the African and Matumba blocks with ease.
Connor looks on, conflicted. Another scream from Heather makes
up his mind. He
races toward his home.
Meanwhile Benjamin and Matumba still go at it.
You are not yet fully trained, boy. You have
no hope of defeating me.
Benjamin strikes, Matumba parries.
I was trained by the best.
Matumba laughs in amusement as he swings his sword at the young man.
Benjamin dodges out of the way.
The best? I highly doubt that, young
They continue to fight.
INT. MACLEOD'S HOUSE
Connor bursts in to find another African trying to rape Heather.
The African looks up and sees Connor.
No! You couldn't have defeated my
In rage, he pulls out a sword and attacks Connor. Connor easily
blocks this guy. He
may be with Matumba, but he's no Immortal. The fight goes outside.
EXT. MACLEOD'S HOUSE - DAY
Connor and the African fight, and Connor fends him off. He glances
over to where
Benjamin is fighting Matumba. He won't last much longer.
Connor intensifies his fighting.
By the woods, Matumba and Benjamin continue to go at it. Matumba
at this point seems
to be toying with the younger Immortal.
I only came for the head of the Highlander.
I'll gladly take two.
With that, he kicks out and knocks Benjamin down.
Connor looks over and sees this change of events. He quickly fends
off a few more blows
from the African and takes the fight back to him. A few thrusts and finally Connor connects.
The man is run through.
Connor pulls out his sword and before the African can hit the dirt,
dead, Connor is trucking
it to the other fight.
Benjamin quickly gets up. His sword lies just yards away.
He runs, grabs it and
turns around. Matumba's sword is already in motion.
Connor witnesses Benjamin's head fly off as he is only barely too late to save him.
Matumba raises his hands and the energy from Benjamin makes it's way to him.
Lightening streaks the air, wind blows. The waters start cresting in huge waves.
Connor's teeth clench in rage, and with a yell, he charges the big African
he still has his hands raised to the air, drawing power.
Connor's strike is true and brutal. The African's head leaves
him even before he
has completely taken the young man's power.
An all out STORM BREAKS LOOSE over the Loch as the combined powers of
two find their way into Connor, whose eyes burn with a blaze never seen in him
INT. MACLEOD'S HOUSE - PRESENT DAY
Connor continues to look at the young sleeping Immortal.
I promised I would never take another
You also promised you would never love
again, after the death of your first wife.
Connor looks over at Brenda.
I'm tired. I think I'm going to go to bed.
She heads to another room. Connor continues to look at the young man, thinking.
EXT. MACLEOD'S HOUSE - NIGHT
We pan over the house onto the loch.
EXT. MACLEOD'S HOUSE - DAY
The sun shines down on a new day.
The door opens and Robert exits.
Kid, you wanna give me a hand?
Robert looks over and sees Connor at his boat. He runs over there.
So, I convinced you?
It wasn't you. But I will do what I can to
help you. I can't promise I will make you
the greatest fighter, or even heighten your
chances for survival.
That's good enough for me.
Where are you from, anyway?
Australia. G'daye, mate. Heh heh.
Robert laughs and we...
EXT. AIRPORT - NIGHT
Planes come and go at a busy INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT.
Daniel Martin gets off his plane, carrying a long briefcase and an overnight bag.
EXT. SIDEWALK - NIGHT
Daniel walks down a deserted New York sidewalk, dressed in a trench
coat. The air is smoggy
and cold. Daniel stops for a moment. A second later, a second pair of footsteps stop.
Too late. Daniel heard. He looks around as if nothing happened and continues on his way.
He ducks in an alley a little ways down the street and as soon as a
shadow passes, he reaches
out and grabs them. He throws the MAN against the wall.
The man grunts angrily.
You're the one who wanted to meet me,
Easy, Will. I'd just like to ask you a few
Couldn't we do this over a cup of coffee
at a cafe?
Nah. Let's do it here.
What do you want?
You're the premier expert on Immortals, right?
You know that.
I want to know, how many are there out there.
That's hard to say. There are numerous young
ones like yourself, plus who knows how many
of the older ones.
Do they all continue to play this "game"?
Most do. I've been looking into decapitations
across the nation and the world, and they are
on the rise. A few of the victims I know for sure
were Immortals. Now here's something weird,
a few days a go, a woman Immortal was attacked
in a park by three asian warriors. The girl's
boyfriend witnessed the events. The men attacked
the girl, and she killed them, but not by beheading.
She killed them normally. Out of nowhere, this other
Asian comes and they get into a fight. In the
end, the Asian cuts the girl's head off.
What are you saying? That's there's more than just
Immortals involved now?
That's what it looks like. Why are you curious in
this anyways? I thought you didn't care much
for this stuff.
I don't. But the Immortals are getting too dangerous.
I intend to do something about them.
You going on a crusade, here? You gonna kill
It may have to come to that.
But what about the good ones? The ones who
Sooner or later, they will become involved. They
always do. If the world is to be truly safe, then
there can be no Immortals. Sorry, Will.
Daniel rips out his sword and in one swift stroke, takes Will's head off.
Will's body crumples to the ground and the Energy starts flowing through
it. It flows out and into
Daniel, who accepts it into his own being. Windows blow out of the buildings as Daniel takes
on Will's power.
After it is through, Daniel notices a HOMELESS MAN cowering in the corner
of the alley. He
smiles at him.
Don't worry. Nothing will happen to you, or
your kind. Not anymore. I'm going to make
sure of it.
He walks off and the homeless man watches him go, looking confused.
EXT. LOCH SHEIL - DAY
We pan down from the sky to find Connor and Robert standing in the middle
of the boat. Both
hold long sticks like swords. Connor strikes at Robert, who parries. A few more hits and Connor
knocks Robert's stick into the water.
You try to hard.
Isn't that the point?
He puts his stick up to Robert's neck.
The point is here, going through your
neck. You're trying to hard to fight. You
are not defending. Your offense is great,
but your defense is hardly flawless.
So you're saying I shouldn't worry about
attacking and concentrate on defense?
Connor smiles as he makes a head cutting gesture with his stick.
Hardly. I'm suggesting that you don't
concentrate so hard on your attack that
you are totally neglect your defense.
Get your staff and let's try again.
Robert, already wet, looks annoyed to have to be jumping in the water
yet again. Connor, on
the other hand, seems to be enjoying himself.
We see scenes of Connor and Robert, fighting on the boat. Connor
gets in a blow that knocks
Robert over board.
They fight on the shore. Connor still has the upper hand.
They fight in the forest, now with real swords. Robert pushes
and pushes and pushes. He
has Connor on the defense, when suddenly Connor gets offensive. This time, Robert is
able to hold him off and get back on the offense. Connor smiles in praise.
On the boat, Connor and Robert fight with swords. Robert gets
in a blow, and knocks
Connor's sword into the lake. Smirking, Robert goes in for the kill, but Connor deftly sidesteps,
puts his foot out, grabs the young Immortal by his shoulder and trips him out of the boat.
Stay in there. Let yourself sink. It's time
for a different kind of lesson.
Sink? Won't I drown?
I thought you tried to kill yourself in all kinds
Ever fear growing up and sounding like your
parents. This is worse.
You can't drown, you fool, you're immortal.
Connor leaps into the water and sinks.
Under the water, Robert stands on the lake floor, looking confused.
Connor smiles at him and
walks away for a moment. He returns with his sword.
Robert picks his up, which lays by his feet. He tries to fight,
but he's clumsy underwater. Connor
on the other hand is fluid. Robert swings his sword forward, but it is slowed by the water. Connor
flashes his sword to the side, then brings it back around to block the blow in plenty of time.
Robert looks at the end of Connor's sword in amazement. There is a fish pinned to the end of it.
Bubbles escape from Connor's mouth as he laughs again. He's clearly enjoying himself.
They go at it again for a few moments, but Robert clearly can't get
the hang of it. Connor at last
calls for a halt, and points up. He then starts swimming back to the surface. Robert follows.
Connor breaks surface, followed a few moments later by Robert.
How do you fight so fluidly under the water?!
It's not that hard. You have to remember that
it's a different environment, so you have to adapt
to it to be able to fight effectively.
What's the point of fighting underwater?
You never know where you might find
yourself in a fight for life. As an Immortal,
always be prepared to fight in the most
unusual of places. For other Immortals, it
may not be so unusual.
Robert digests this lesson and nods.
How long did it take you to learn to fight
I struggled quite a while with it. But one day
I went under and felt the life of the lake around
me. I felt what they felt and moved how they
moved. Never be afraid of allowing the Quickening
to take you over. Let's do that again.
Connor allows himself to sink once more. Robert follows.
INT. LIBRARY - DAY
Daniel Martin sits at a table in a secluded part of an ancient library.
His table is full of books old
enough to crumble if handled the wrong way. As he continues to pour over them, HUGH KING,
the LIBRARIAN walks over.
Need any help, Daniel?
Daniel points to a passage in a book.
The Order of Lo. Have you ever heard of
Hugh thinks for a minute, going through the extensive library in his
head, before his eyes light
up in recognition of the name.
Sure. The order had been around for thousands
of years. The "Lo" means the "Life force" in their religion.
They were firm believers that everyone should be created
equal. And anyone that didn't fit that description was
killed, swiftly and professionally. Apparently they
executed quite a lot of women who were reputed to
be witches and legend has it that they waged a long
war with a group of sorcerers they deemed to powerful
to be natural. They were also to have said to hold the
mythical Immortals as enemies.
The Immortals. That so?
That's what I've heard, but the legend is so old, that
it's hard to separate fact from fiction.
And this Order of Lo, where they asian?
They were a group of Chinese, yes.
Can I ask you a serious question, Hugh? I
promise I won't laugh at your answer.
Do you believe in the Immortals?
Hugh thinks about it a moment, not sure if he wants to confide in his friend.
Yes. In fact, I'm positive they exist.
Really? What makes you say that?
Every once in a while, there will be a decapitation
in the news, and I'll follow up on it. A lot of the
times, there seems to be no motive of killing the
person, so that makes sense to me that it might
have been an Immortal. I've traced some of the
victims back a long ways, man. You have no
idea how old some of these guys may have been.
But what really convinced me, was something
that happened in New York about fifteen years
ago. A group of decapitations, each involving
some sort of sword. All of the sudden, they
stopped. I looked into it and found out about
a suspect named Russell Nash. After the last
beheading, he disappeared with a woman that
worked with the police. I tried to find out what
I could about this guy, and boy was it something!
To make a long story short, I found out that it
wasn't his real name. He'd been using numerous
fake names throughout the years. Hundreds of
years in fact. I traced him up to a man named
Connor MacLeod from the Highlands in Scotland.
I'm thoroughly convinced Russell Nash was an
Daniel mulls this over in his brain.
You could be more right than you know. Tell me,
does this Order of Lo still exist?
Nothing has been heard from them in quite some
time. Perhaps a hundred years. It's likely that
they disbanded, but I guess it's possible that they
still exist somewhere. What's the sudden interest
in all this, Dan?
Daniel rummages though his stuff in the desk and pulls out a recent news paper.
He hands it to Hugh, who looks over the article.
You'll see what I mean, what with the sword
play, chinese men, and beheadings in that
story. It's like out of an old Saturday matinee
Hugh reads the article, his interest clearly shown in his eyes.
More proof to my theory. I suppose it *is*
possible that these were ordinary civilians
getting mugged, but I seriously doubt it.
This is amazing!
My thoughts exactly.
INT. MACLEOD'S HOUSE - DAY
The MacLeod's and Robert sit around the dinner table, enjoying a meal.
You know, all the time I hang around you
and all the time training, I almost forget
that this is the year two thousand. It's like
here, time stands still and it's stood still
since the fifteen hundreds.
Just like I like it. Though I would venture to
guess that Brenda here sometimes misses
the hustle and bustle of New York life.
What, have the wino of the day puke down
my pants, the average citizen communicating
to me with a choice finger and all the threats
of rape I had to endure every time I walked into
a police station. It was paradise.
See? She misses it.
So, what is your story, Robert? How did you
come to be here?
Well, I was born an orphan. This was in the
seventies. When I was fifteen, I decided I
was going to make it on my own. So I did.
I traveled Australia. Spent a good time in the
Outback, living with the tribes there. Sometimes
I made my way to the city and one day I got
into a card game with some real mean guys.
They accused me of cheating. Of course I
wasn't, the bloody wankers just wanted my
money. I calmly told them where they
could stick their wee wees and left. A day
or two later, I ran into one of them as I
was walking around that night. We exchanged
some choice words and soon we were fist
fighting. I was getting the upper hand on
the weasel, when he pulls out a knife and shoves
it deep in my chest. He stabbed me several
times over and left me to die. I lay there in
pain for what seemed like forever. The next
day, I got up and walked away. It was a miracle.
Like I told Connor, I spent a while researching like
cases and after a year or two, I came across mention
of the Immortals. They were myth, legend, but they
intrigued me. I tried to confirm their existence and
this is what has led me to Connor.
Wow, that's some kind of life.
Yeah, I guess.
Connor finally speaks up.
I think it is time for Robert and I to make a trip
back to the States.
What on earth for?
I don't know. I can't explain, I just feel there
is something there that can help me with
Robert's training. I have a good friend that
lives in Georgia that I need to speak to.
If you feel you must, Connor, you know I
won't get in your way.
Will you be all right staying here?
Yes. You just watch yourself over there. Who
knows, even after all these years, Russell Nash
may still be a wanted man.
Policemen are the least of my worries.
INT. MANSION - NIGHT
A PRETTY YOUNG WOMAN of about 21 walks down a hallway when she hears
a noise. She
No answer. She shrugs it off. Noises in a huge mansion aren't exactly new.
She passes a door and an arm shoots out and grabs her. Before
she can scream, a
hand is pressed over her mouth.
Shhh. Sorry about this, but it'll be
easier on you.
With his other hand, he pulls a chloroform soaked rag from his pocket
places it over her nose and mouth. The girl's screams are stifled by the cloth.
The girl tries to struggle, throwing her hands up to try and pull it off, but Daniel's hold is firm.
The girl's struggles lighten as her eyes take on a far off look.
A few more breaths and
she's having a hard time keeping them open. A few more moments and her hands fall
limply by her side and her eyes flutter close. Daniel's now holding her up instead of
He keeps the cloth over her face as he pulls her back in the darkened
room from which
he popped out.
INT. BEDROOM - NIGHT
A drink sits on a nigh table by a huge KING SIZED BED. We pan
around the room,
finding antiques and other such valuables decorating the huge room.
In the bed itself lays MICHAEL HOPKINS, a well built young man about
obviously waiting for somebody, more than likely the young girl we just met.
The door starts to open.
Ahhh, Suzie, it's about time. I'm
about out of the mood.
The door opens fully, revealing Daniel, smiling.
Michael is amazed.
Daniel? Daniel Martin? What are
you doing here? Where's Suzie?
The blonde with the body?
That's the one.
She decided to catch up on her sleep.
Daniel looks around the room appreciatively.
Keeping kind of a high profile for an Immortal.
I like to have fun.
Oh, yeah, you where always rebellious. Ever
occurred to you that you make yourself an
easy target for another Immortal?
Michael smiles and reaches under his bed.
I'm always prepared.
He pulls out a sword with a nicely decorated handle.
You keep that thing shimmering.
I like to look good.
Care for a little spar?
Let me get dressed.
INT. HOUSE GYM
A huge section of the gym is set off for fencing. Daniel and Michael
stand in the center,
ready to duel.
So, Daniel, what's the real reason
for your visit? Not just to spar, I
Michael looks amused.
You wish to take my head? I hope
you don't think you'll take it easily.
I wouldn't want it any other way.
They start dueling.
I thought you didn't believe in the
Daniel defends a blow.
I don't. But you do, correct?
The trade blows for a few moments before Michael responds.
Oh, yeah. But that doesn't explain
why you come here wanting to kill
me if you don't believe in the Prize.
He ducks as Daniel's sword flies over his head.
Very perceptive. It's simple...
He brings his sword up, knocking away a blow aimed for his neck.
...with the Immortals going around
trying to kill each other for something
that doesn't even exist, they've became
way to dangerous. Too dangerous to
He cuts at Michael's feet, who leaps into the air and executes a flip.
Thanks. So, you intend on taking on all
the Immortals alone.
Daniel laughs at this.
Hardly. I know of a few who might be willing
They spar some more, seemingly playing with each other.
I'm sorry I must end your quest here tonight.
He lunges and Daniel sidesteps easily.
You know your biggest problem?
You've always thought you were great.
With a flashy move, he knocks Michael's sword away.
But you didn't have the advantage of
knowing I was way better.
He slices the sword though Michael's neck.
Across the gym, equipment flies through the air. Weights fly off
their bars and Michael's energy
flows into Daniel's being. He lets the power flow through him and when it is through, he walks
INT. AIRPLANE - NIGHT
Connor and Robert share a seat in coach. Robert has the window
seat and he looks out
at the land far below him.
It's amazing to think that if this plane
crashes, we can just get up and walk
away. I used to be afraid to fly in
planes, once upon a time, because I've
seen so many crashes on TV. Now
it doesn't bother me at all.
I wouldn't be too secure in your reasoning
there. You assume that when the plane
crashes, our heads wouldn't be severed in
Robert turns pale at once.
Thanks for bringing it up. I'm appreciative.
Connor laughs lightly.
So this guy we're going to see, he's an
old friend of yours?
Kind of. We've only crossed paths a
couple of times. After I killed the Kurgan,
he sent me a letter congratulating me.
That's when I first realized I didn't win
the Prize. He's a very religious man,
actually. He works at a church. Very
Christian man, that's why he doesn't
face other Immortals.
Really. What made him convert?
He met Jesus.
I know that. All Christians have met
You don't understand. He *met* Jesus.
It hits Robert what Connor is saying.
Connor slouches back in his seat and closes his eyes as we...
INT. CHURCH - DAY
The church is majestic, stain glass windows, high ceilings, the whole
The doors swing open and in steps Connor MacLeod, dressed in 1700's garb.
He's injured and he makes his way to a pew with great difficulty.
He sits down heavily, as a priest walks up to him.
Are you all right, my brother.
Connor looks up and sees PETER MCGUIRE, wearing the priest clothing
I will be fine. I just need to be in
the house of the Lord, on Holy
You fight the eternal fight.
Your wounds would have killed an
ordinary man, and you've come to
Holy Ground. You seek refuge from
another Immortal who wishes to take
your head from your body.
Connor is surprised that the priest knows this.
Because, Highlander, I am one of you.
Yes, I know who you are. Connor
MacLeod, the Highlander. My name is
Pleased to meet you Peter Mcguire. Is
this why you are a priest? To avoid
confrontation with other Immortals.
It is because I serve the one true Immortal,
God Almighty Himself.
I choose not to participate in the Game, as
it where. There is no honor in it. There is
nothing to be gained.
But the Prize.
If that is what you believe, Connor
MacLeod, then so be it. The taking
of life is a sin. Nothing more, nothing
Would it make it better if I said I only
took lives in defense of my own.
I suppose I could see that as a worthy
reason to take another's life. But not
all Immortals are like you.
This I know.
Peter's eyes burn into Connor's.
You are an honorable man, Highlander.
Never let yourself fall into the trap that
other Immortals do. Never let yourself
become bloodthirsty and greedy. Take
life only when in defense of your own or
someone else's. You will be in my prayers.
I thank you for your prayers, Father.
Now I must go and attend to someone
who needs my help.
You company has been enlightening, Father.
I bid you farewell, Connor MacLeod. I am sure
our paths will cross again.
When you live forever, they usually do.
EXT. STREETWALK - DAY
Leah and Robert are walking, slowly now. Leah has a sober look on her face.
You're telling me you guys never die.
Unless we lose our heads.
So, that guy you fought. He's dead?
And what was with the light show?
You draw the other Immortal's essence, his
power into your own body. That was the
first time I've ever experienced it.
This is a lot to absorb.
I know it is. I imagine, after this, you'll be
wanting me to walk you home, never to see
Are you kidding? This is the most exciting
thing that's ever happened to me before. It's
like some kind of fantasy. How long have you
Not that long. I've only been Immortal a short
time. Connor's been around over four hundred
years. He's from the highlands of Scotland. When
he was mortal, it was like Braveheart over there.
Peter McGuire's been around a long time, at least
a little over two thousand years.
That would explain his patience. How does it
Becoming Immortal? You have to die a violent
death. I was stabbed.
Leah is taking this all in stride.
Wow. And if you don't die a violent death?
You die of old age. Most Immortal's probably
I'd bet. I don't see how anyone could live forever,
only to outlive all those they love...
Sometimes more than once or twice. I've not been
"lucky" enough to experience that pain yet.
I'm glad for you.
They walk up to a Hotel.
Want to come in? Connor and Peter's probably
here by now.
Wouldn't miss it.
INT. HOTEL ROOM - DAY
We find Connor and Peter sitting on chairs around a small table, laughing
as they talk about
what they've been up to.
The door opens and Robert and Leah walk in.
Ah, the waitress. Nice to see you again.
Leah! It's been a while.
Leah smiles at the preacher.
You've been well, I trust, Brother Pete.
We were hoping to talk with you in private,
Connor's face turns serious.
You told her. About us?
She got to witness it first hand. We were
Did you escape.
More than that. I took his head.
Connor nods his head, impressed.
Your first Quickening.
Robert nods his head in acknowledgment.
Good job. You kept your head in battle.
It was... words can't explain the sensation.
Robert blushes as he looks over at the preacher, who laughs.
You could say that.
Well, since that's out of the way, Robert Logan,
Peter gets up and shakes the young man's hand.
I've heard a lot about you.
And I you. You've grown up rough.
Robert takes a seat, beside Leah.
Yeah, I was a drifter. Didn't really have
That's not an ideal way to grow up, but it
may make the rest of your life easier. You'll
find that you'll drift along as time goes by.
Sure you may settle somewhere for fifty, sixty
years, but in an Immortal's life, that's nothing.
You have to accept this.
Like you said, I've had practice.
Good, then you probably have some patience.
I waited out Connor's desire not to train me.
That gets a laugh from both men.
I see. Connor is good at training you to deal with
the physical aspects of being an Immortal. Whether
you want to or not, you will be forced to fight for
your life. As you found out earlier today. That's
Connor's job. He wants me to help you with the
mental and emotional aspect of it. In exchange,
he's agreed that you two will do something to
help me out.
I've not struggled with anything personally for
a long time. I've always been at peace with myself.
Well, maybe not ALWAYS, but for the last couple
thousand years I have. So it troubles me when a
pupil of mine takes it on himself to wipe out our kind.
I take it he's behind all the recent Immortal deaths.
I would be willing to guess that he's behind some
of them. You've already been tracked down once,
he will find you eventually. You must try and talk
him out of it.
Or stop him if need be.
By now, he is powerful. More powerful than when
I saw him a short time ago. Deep down, he's a
good person, but tragedy and grief have driven him
almost mad, as it has done many times throughout the
I guess this will be the first test I will face as an
Wrong. You've already passed your first test and only
test earlier today. The time for tests are over. This is
a fight for survival.
EXT. ROADHOUSE BAR - NIGHT
Daniel enters the seedy bar that is packed to capacity this night.
People are rowdy and the place
is in chaos. A fight breaks out in the corner and a band on a small stage is playing country music
and generally being ignored except for the occasional beer bottle tossed their way.
Nonplused, Daniel walks up to the bartender.
Hey, you know Baxter Paxton?
The tender jerks his thumb in the direction at the end of the bar where
a man sits alone, sipping at
The man grunts.
Daniel starts that way when a big BIKER steps in his path. Obviously drunk.
Can I help you?
The Biker sneers, looking for a fight.
Don't be a smart ass, pretty boy. You'll
make it worse on yourself.
Watch it, bubba.
Daniel snaps his fist right in the big guy's nose. The man goes
down for the count. Folks around the
bar laugh at the big lug.
Daniel continues down the bar and up to the man.
Martin? That you?
Yes, I am. What of it?
I was wandering if you had any info.
Of the ever living kind, I assume?
I need to know if there's been any Immortal
Even pasted, I can answer that....
He trails off.
Baxter comes back to reality.
Headless stiff found in the Alamo of
all places just this afternoon. Watch
the bloody news sometimes, man.
Daniel motions to the barkeep.
Another round for this guy. On me.
He slaps some money on the bar. The bartender nods.
Daniel makes his way out of the bar.
EXT. ROADHOUSE BAR - NIGHT
Chi waits, standing by a car as Daniel walks up. A BURLY MAN lays
on the ground beside him, not
He want your wheels?
I had to decline his offer. So?
Looks like we're making a trip to
San Antonio, Texas.
Can you find them once we get there?
Usually it would be easy. But I know
someone who can help and that makes
it even easier.
INT. HOTEL ROOM - MORNING
Robert walks out of the bathroom with the sound of a toilet flushing
behind him. Connor
is there, flipping through the channels.
Let me guess. When you were my age, you
were lucky to hear a tale around the campfire
and us young kids today have it easy, what
with the television and other modern thingiwitches.
Actually, I wish we had one of these back in
Robert chuckles as he puts on a shirt.
So, what's the plan today?
Peter's going to be doing his usual thing, and
I'm going fishing.
You have a thing for fishing, don't you?
It relaxes me.
You don't need me to come with you, do you?
I was assuming you would be spending time
with Leah today.
You assumed right.
She's taking this Immortal thing rather well,
don't you think?
Yeah. Maybe I'll get around to asking her
about that one day.
Don't have too much fun. I know for a fact
that there's one thing that's a bigger rush
than a Quickening...
Enough of that. See ya later, Connor.
Heh heh. Later.
EXT. POND - MORNING
Robert lays down on a small dock as Leah sits up dangling her feet in the water.
I just thought a bigger deal would be made
out of it, that's all. Seems like an important
milestone in someone's life, you know. The
first Quickening. Maybe I'll celebrate it every
year, like a birthday or something.
Maybe they didn't make such a big deal about it
because they thought they'd give you a bigger
head than you already have.
That's below the belt.
Bummer, I was aiming for right below the chin.
You know, the fatal blow.
Yeah, well, I'm still stoked about it. Nothing's
gonna damper that. I feel I can take on the
I'd make sure I could take on America first,
if I were you. How about a little game?
Truth or truth.
How would you play that?
It's like truth or dare, but without the dare. I
ask a question, you answer truthfully. You
ask one, I answer truthfully.
Okay, I guess we can do that. Shoot.
Are you really happy, being what you are?
What, an orphan or an Immortal?
Leah gives him a "what do you think" look.
Honestly, I'm very happy with it now. For
so long, I went from here to there to wherever
with no destination. Now, it's like, I have a
purpose. There's a reason for me being here.
What, to go around killing one another?
Not really. Like this guy that Connor and
Peter were talking about. He's killing a lot
of people on a vengeance streak and he's
got to be stopped. If Connor and I stop him,
I'll consider that purposeful. Of course, that's
how I feel now. Ask me again in a couple
hundred years and I might feel differently.
This illicits a smile from Leah.
Okay, I'll accept that. Your turn.
He doesn't take long to think.
Why do you hang around me? You know it's
dangerous and you know I'm different from other
Because you are unique. Not many people are
lucky to have people like you touch their lives,
and I'm one of those lucky few. Not only that,
you are one of the most gentlemanly people I've
ever met. Most guys just wanna jump my pants,
but you haven't, and I like that about you. When
it comes down to it, I can't really put my finger
on why and explain it, but there's something about
you that attracts me.
Robert's expression shows that that's not the answer he was expecting.
He sits up and scoots
closer to Leah, letting his feet dangle by hers.
Uh huh. You're turn again.
This is the one that's I've been burning
to know since last night.
Yeah? And what's that?
Her eyes pierce his.
When are you gonna stop being such a gentleman
and kiss me?
That's all he needs. The fire in him finally breaks the surface and in the next second they are locked and ready to go as they embrace in one of the most passionate kisses you can imagine.
As they continue to lip lock, we...
INT. CHURCH - DAY
We swoop through the huge double doors and follow down the middle isle.
On each side of the isle
are rows of intrically carved pews. The windows are fine stain glass and statues of Jesus, Mary,
and Angels are all over the place.
We follow down the aisle until we reach the ALTER. Here we find
Peter McGuire kneeling
in prayer for his friends to be successful.
The camera focuses on Peter's face as he raises his head and his eyes
open. He stands up, taking
in the full frame.
The camera pulls back and to include Daniel Martin and Chi Chang in
frame, standing not five feet behind
Peter. I've come to ask you a question.
Peter turns around and meets Daniel's gaze.
We've heard that there are Immortals in town.
There's always Immortals in town.
Not just you, my friend. You have to understand,
Peter, they are...
What, a danger? No, Daniel. It saddens me to say
this, but you are a danger. A danger to everyone that
comes in contact with you. What did I spend those
years teaching you, Daniel? Every life is precious.
Daniel casts his eyes down.
EVERY life is precious! Who gave you the RIGHT to
go around and decide who lives and who dies. We
are all the children of God! He created us, gave us
each gifts and it is not up to YOU to decide that the
gifts are evil or not. It is up to Him.
He points heaven wards for emphasis.
Please, Daniel. You have to stop this. You are
not helping a thing. Soon, you'll meet up with one
who is more powerful than you and you will lose
your head. Many more Immortals will be left.
What then? Your crusade will have been for naught.
Daniel can't bring himself to answer. He actually seems ashamed in the presence of his teacher.
Chi doesn't have that hindrance.
He will be of no help. And we can't leave him alive.
Peter's eyes burn into Daniel's.
Am I to be next in your hunt for vengeance?
Are you going attack me on Holy Ground?
Daniel backs up, as if to make a move to leave.
Come on, Chi. He won't help us. We'll have
to do this ourselves.
Chi reaches behind his back and brings his sword out.
I do not have such restrictions placed upon me.
Immortals on Holy Ground, Immortals on any
ground. I will take them.
He moves to strike at Peter, who rolls out of the way.
ALL Immortals, Daniel. Including yourself when
this is over. That was the deal, remember?
Daniel, resigned, leaves the building, refusing to watch the fight.
Peter reaches behind the pulpit and brings out a sword. He stands
and lets Chi make a move
before he does anything. Chi slashes down and Peter blocks him.
EXT. CHURCH - DAY
Daniel opens the doors and steps outside. He sits on the steps
and gazes into the distance.
He hears the sounds of battle come from the building behind him. He closes his eyes shut
as hard as he can. Tears start pouring down his face as he hears Peter give out a yell.
INT. CHURCH - DAY
Chi, standing in front of a pew, leaps in the air as Peter takes a swipe
at his feet. He jumps backward
onto the pew and, not hesitating, flips over Peter's back. Peter gives a fierce kick behind him, but his
leg is grabbed by Chi and he is thrown forward, landing on his face.
Without wasting a moment, Chi charges and strikes down at Peter, who
quickly moves out of the
Peter gets up and lets a high kick go at Chi's face. It catches
him full force and knocks him backwards
onto his butt. Peter stabs his sword at Chi's chest, but Chi brings his sword up, blocks it out of the
way and stabs Peter in the chest.
Peter's face shows pain as Chi removes his sword. Chi leaps to
his feet, spins and brings his
sword cleanly through Peter's neck.
Peter's head falls to the ground next to his feet. His hand drops
the sword and his body crumples
to the ground.
Daniel, back in control of his emotions, still sits on the steps.
He looks behind as he hears a
door open. Chi exits the church and looks down at Daniel.
It's done. Let's go.
He walks off towards the car.
Daniel moves slowly to his feet. He sighs and casts his head to the sky.
Sorry, old friend. I hope you're peaceful
He walks off in the same direction as Chi.
EXT. LEAH'S HOUSE - AFTERNOON
A small, unassuming little house without much of a front yard.
It sits in a neighborhood
full of such houses.
Leah and Robert walk hand in hand down the sidewalk leading to the house.
Well, here we are.
You're a horrible liar.
No, I mean it. It's a place to live and
just having that is nice.
Okay, I'll take that.
INT. HOUSE - AFTERNOON
The key turns the lock on the door and the door swings open.
It's not a lot, but I like it like that.
They walk in and immediately Robert tenses up.
What is it?
Stay right here.
Robert draws his sword and steps deeper into the darkened house.
Leah yelps and Robert spins
around to find Chi, holding a sword to Leah's neck
Daniel steps out of the shadows next to him.
Where's your friend?
Who are you?
It's very simple. You take us to your buddy
and I can keep Chi here from killing the girl.
I don't know exactly, but he said he was going
Fishing, huh? I guess we'll start having to make
INT. CAR - DAY
Daniel's driving the car, while Robert sits in the passenger seat. Chi is in the back with Leah.
It wasn't that hard finding you. We knew
there were Immortals in town. That stunt
you pulled at the Alamo wouldn't go unnoticed.
We tried help, but unfortunately that didn't
He says the last in a sorrowful voice.
You knew him? I'm not suprised.
He wanted my friend and I to try to
talk to you.
It won't work. He tried talking to me himself
earlier today and it didn't work coming from him.
You killed him.
He nods back to Chi, who sits expressionless.
The very thing you are trying to fight. You've
become you're enemy.
He says the next words with venom, hoping for a response.
Daniel doesn't answer, just stares straight at the road. He continues
talking about how he found
them as if he didn't stop, trying to put Peter's death away from his mind.
Anyways, we started asking around. We found
the little cafe missy here works in and her co-workers
told me of the strangers she's befriended. Of course
it was possible you weren't Immortals, but we were
taking every chance to find you. We hid out in the
house and if you weren't Immortals, we would leave
and you would never have known we were there. But
I knew the second the door opened you were an Immortal,
I could feel it. You could feel it too when you walked
in. The sword was the giveaway for Chi here.
Are you finished being Johnny Explain-it-all?
Daniel flashes him a mean look.
I don't care how you found us, but you're putting
this girl in danger and I don't see how that lives
up to what you're all about. Aren't you on this
little crusade because you're wife was killed in the
Game? What about Bruce Lee over there?
We won't hurt the girl. When we've dealt with you
and your friend, she'll be let go, untouched.
Chi nods his agreement.
And if you won't kill her, what makes you think
I'll be good?
Because if you don't, Chi has no compunctions
about killing an innocent to get to the "real evil"
as he calls it.
Robert casts a glance back at the warrior and catches his eyes. He believes it.
EXT. LAKESIDE - DAY
The sun is slowly descending and night is almost upon us, but it's still
a bit away. The quartet
look out over the lake and see no boats of any kind or any activity at all.
We've been all around this lake and more
like it and we've found nothing.
Maybe he didn't go to a lake. Maybe he's
down a river or something.
We're getting Impatient.
He tosses Robert his sword. Robert deftly catches it.
That's it, huh? We just go at it now?
Don't worry, we'll make it a challenge
Chi steps up and draws his sword. They both face Robert down.
Two on one? Isn't this against the rules?
No one here gives two shits about the
He strikes and Robert blocks. Both try to overpower him, but Robert
fends them off. He kicks up
and strikes Daniel in the face, knocking him down, then ducks a blow by Chi. He brings his sword
up, trying to skewer Chi through his stomach. Chi spins out of the way.
As Robert duels with Chi, he has a hard time keeping up.
Block, strike, block, block, block,
Daniel runs up once again and Robert spins around swinging his sword
to take Daniel's head.
Daniel blocks and Robert's kicked from behind by Chi.
Chi motions Daniel to step back.
Give me the satisfaction of taking this
one on my own.
Daniel steps back and walks over to Leah.
Chi and Robert glare at each other. Robert yells in rage and charges
Chi. He swings at his neck.
Chi LEAPS into the air over the sword and kicks Robert in the head.
Robert cries out in pain and falls to the ground, dropping his sword.
Chi steps up to him and
swings down. Robert dodges and jumps to his feet. Chi is blocking his way to his sword.
Chi swings to Robert's midsection. Robert DIVES headfirst over
the sword, lands and rolls,
coming up with his sword. He swings behind him, but Chi blocks the blow. Chi lets out
another kick, once again knocking Robert's sword away.
Chi puts his own sword down and starts pummeling Robert with karate
punches, some of which
Robert block, most of which he doesn't.
Robert's feeling punch drunk by now, so Chi leaps into the air, kick's
Robert in the side of the face again,
lands with that foot and brings his other one around in a back spin kick that knocks Robert senseless
to the ground.
He kicks Robert in the side when he's down and Robert groans in pain.
Chi smiles as he kicks
him again and again. Robert lays there, moaning.
Finally, Chi is finished kicking the crap out of him, and he goes to
pick up his sword. He walks
up to the beaten Robert and raises the sword.
Leah screams and tries to charge, but Daniel holds her.
BOOM BOOM BOOM!!!!!
A gunshot is heard.
CLOSE ON CHI'S FACE
His eyes get a far off look in them and blood comes out of his mouth.
He falls down to the ground, very much dead.
We pan around to reveal CONNOR MACLEOD, standing by a tree holding a
shotgun. He smiles
at the group.
He makes his way over to where Daniel and Leah are standing.
Daniel is shocked.
Who the hell are you?
I am Connor Macleod of the Clan MacLeod,
and Peter McGuire was a friend of mine, as is
that young man over there.
Shit, you're the Highlander.
How did you know Chi wasn't Immortal?
He indicates Connor's gun.
I've been around 400 years and I've encountered
the Order of Lo before. I would recognize one of
their swords anywhere.
And I suppose you're here to talk me out of
No, I'm here to stop you.
Connor draws his sword.
And I know only one way to do that,
Daniel pulls out his sword and they start dueling. Leah runs off to Robert's side.
Connor easily has the experience over Daniel, but Daniel's fighting
with a passion we haven't
seen from him. In rage, he charges the Highlander and Connor fights him off with some effort.
Connor slashes out and puts a bloody mark on Daniel's arm. He
cries out in pain, but it doesn't
slow him down, only infuriates him. He fights more strongly and drives Connor back. Connor
is finally breaking a sweat.
Taking the kid seriously, Connor starts going for the fight ending strikes,
but each time, Daniel's
sword is there to block him.
Connor sets his jaw and lets out a flurry of strikes that the eye can
barely follow. He ends it with
a ferocious jab to Daniel's stomach, who barely sidesteps it. Connor stumbles forward a bit and
Daniel goes for the killing blow. Connor falls to the ground and it goes over his head.
He kicks out at Daniel's feet, knocking him over. Connor is up
again and leaps at the downed
Daniel. Connor's sword strikes dirt as Daniel rolls out of the way. Daniel gets to his
feet and starts fighting even harder. Connor blocks numerous blows to his own neck and
barely has time to make a strike of his own.
Daniel, tiring a bit, lets up on the offense. The mistake has
disastrous results as Connor takes
the initiative and knocks Daniel's sword well away from him. Daniel tenses up, ready to take
the killing blow, but Connor lowers his sword and looks at Daniel.
I'm sorry it had to come to this,
but there was no other way.
Connor stands there still and Daniel spins around just in time to see
Robert coming up behind him,
swinging for his neck.
Daniel's head flies away to land next to his sword.
Connor looks up at Robert.
Never forget, Robert. There *can* be
more than one.
In the next minute, Robert is swallowed by the Quickening. He
raises his arms to receive the power
and Connor watches on, without expression.
Waves start cresting on the shore and lightening splits the sky.
Leah's hair starts blowing in the
wind, as does Connor's.
Connor looks over at Leah and smiles as the wind dies down. As
the Quickening ends, Leah
runs up to Robert and clutches him in an embrace.
INT. CAFE - NIGHT
Connor sits at a table with Leah and Robert. All they have is coffee.
I have to book a flight back to
Scotland in the morning. You're
training is over, Robert, but you're
still welcome to be a guest at our
Leah grasps Robert's hand.
You're welcome to stay at my place,
Robert doesn't even have to think about it.
Tell Brenda I said bye. I'll stop by to
I will, and I'll hold you to your promise. I
just want to leave you with one last thing.
This fight may be over, but the struggle never
is. Most likely, you'll be fighting here and there
for the rest of your life. Whether we like it or
not, it is a fight for survival out there for us
Immortals. Always remember that, Robert.
I will, Connor.
Thanks, Connor. For everything.
Thank you, Robert.
Connor rises and bids the couple adieu.
I trust I will see you two again.
Count on it. See ya later.
Farewell, friend. Good-bye, Leah.
Connor takes exit of the cafe, leaving the two by themselves. Leah looks at her watch.
It's getting late and I'm not tired. Do
we have time to go do something?
I don't know about you, but I've got time
We start pulling back as the two start conversing. We pull back
out of the cafe and down the
street. We pull back down the sidewalk and find Connor walking to his hotel. We keep pulling
back until the city is nothing but lights and we continue to pull back until we're in the atmosphere
and continue on into space until we have a moon's eye view of the Earth.
"PRINCES OF THE UNIVERSE" By Queen starts playing as the credits start rolling.