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Highlander: The Series is based on the series of movies by the same name. While the movies starred Sean Connery as Connor Macleod, the Series stars Adrian Paul as Connor's kinsman, Duncan Macleod. Macleod is one of hundreds of beings known as immortals who must fight each other through to death by beheading.

Duncan is joined by several longtime friends throughout the series including Richie Ryan, Methos, Joe Dawson and Charlie DeSalvo. He also has several long term girlfriends such as Tessa, Kate and Amanda. With the many adventures, fights and flashbacks there are new guest stars, both friend and foe in almost every episode.

The series differs from the movies in several ways. The first is that there is a bit more explanation of how the immortals work and what the rules are to what they call "The Game". It is also a bit more lighthearted at times. In the second season we are introduced to a society called the Watchers, who keep records on every immortal but are sworn to never interfere with their battles.

As with anything there is an exception to the rule of the watchers and that rule happens to be Joe Dawson. He is Duncan's friend, but also his watcher. While immortals are not supposed to know that watchers exist, Duncan finds out by tailing Joe and they strike up a friendship as well as share information with each other in regards to "The Game".

Originally there were three movies (Plus a director's cut edition of the second which fans completely denounce). Two more movies were made after the series began that centered around Duncan instead of Connor. The series also had a spinoff that lasted one season called The Raven and centered around Amanda, a favorite recurring character.

While the exact premise may be a bit confusing at first, Highlander gained a huge fan base who tune in regularly to see what the next adventure will be for Duncan.

Highlander is a series that is currently running and has 6 seasons (127 episodes). The series first aired on October 3, 1992.

Where do I stream Highlander online? Highlander is available for streaming on Syndicated, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Highlander on demand at Amazon Prime, Amazon, Vudu, The Roku Channel, Google Play, Apple TV, Tubi TV, Pluto TV, Peacock online.

6 Seasons, 127 Episodes
October 3, 1992
Cast: Adrian Paul, Alexandra Vandernoot, Stan Kirsch, Jim Byrnes, Philip Akin
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Highlander Full Episode Guide

  • 10 years after Highlander - the Series left off, Methos, Amanda and Joe are doing some catching up.

  • MacLeod sacrifices himself to save Amanda and Dawson... and reunites with Fitz, and gets a look at what the world would be like without him.

  • It was Duncan MacLeod who caused Liam O'Rourke and his mortal wife to be captured and convicted of terrorism. That was fifty years ago, but Immortal O'Rourke has a long memory - and a plan to even the score.

  • Centuries ago, Bartholomew sent thousands to their deaths during the Crusades, amassing a fortune in God's name. Now Immortal Katherine is determined to take his head - if only she can keep her mortal husband, Nick, from interfering with The Game.

  • All bounty hunter Reagan Cole wanted was a holiday in Paris with fellow Immortal Duncan MacLeod. What she found was international intrigue, a hunky underwear model, and a terrorist with a million-dollar price on his head... What's a gal gotta do to get a vacation nowadays?

  • When Immortal Cara's adopted daughter is murdered, the courts let the killer walk free. Now Cara's an avenging angel, determined to see justice done... even if it means crossing Duncan MacLeod.

  • It's 1929, and Hugh Fitzcairn is enjoying the life of a manor lord. He has good friends, a beautiful wife, trusted servants... until one of his nearest and dearest "murders" him. He calls in his old friend, Duncan MacLeod, to help him uncover his own murderer - before more bodies start piling up.

  • Four hundred years ago, Devon Marek was a spoiled aristocrat with a passion for the hunt. His first teacher, Duncan MacLeod, forced him to give up his lands and title when he became Immortal - and Marek's never forgiven him for it. Today Marek has built his own empire - and now hunts his most dangerous prey.

  • Police at her heels, killers on her trail, Kyra is on the run, with no memory of who - or what - she is. In the streets of Paris, she runs into Dunacn MacLeod. MacLeod spins a wild story in an attempt to help her.

  • Embezzler, charmer, con man extraordinaire, Willie Kingsley has a knack for turning up dead... and profiting from it handsomely. But when one last con goes wrong, his mortal wife pays for the scheme with her life. Willie turns to Duncan MacLeod to help him track down her killer. MacLeod wants justice... but all Willie wants is revenge.

  • Now that his grandson, Carl, manages the bank, George Thomas can relax with his old friend, Duncan MacLeod. But the good life is cut short when George's car explodes in a ball of flames -- leaving MacLeod to find George's killer. The trail leads to Alex Raven, a beautiful Immortal with a taste for danger and a fifty-year-old promise to fulfill... no matter what the cost.

  • The dead are walking the streets of Paris. The forces of evil are coming. Is MacLeod being readied for some higher calling - or is he simply losing his mind.

  • Lord Byron, the brilliant Romantic poet, is alive and well and living the decadent life of a rock star. He lives life way over the edge and has taken some promising young musicians over the edge with him. When following in Byron's footsteps tragically ends the life of Dawson's protege, MacLeod is faced with a decision - is the beauty and genius that is Byron worth the cost?

  • Steven Keane has come to make MacLeod pay for his crimes in 1746, after killing some "English bastards" after the Battle of Culloden.

  • After the Scottish massacre at the Battle of Culloden in 1746, Duncan MacLeod was a man possessed, obsessed, with killing the English bastards who had destroyed his people. Now Immortal Steven Keane has come to make MacLeod pay for his murderous crimes. Amanda urges MacLeod to take Keane's head and be done with it, but in his heart MacLeod knows that Keane is right - he is a murderer - and that Keane is judging him just like MacLeod has judged so many others.

  • Are MacLeod and the police seeing a ghost when the evidence in a diamond theft and poison gas murder points to the very evil, but very dead, Xavier St. Cloud? CID Agent Renee Delaney returns to ask for MacLeod's help in finding the killer. Could it be Xavier or simply a memorial to a fallen teacher by Xavier's former student, Morgan D'Estaing?

  • According to official statements by the British government, the theft of the Stone of Scone, the legendary royal throne of Scotland, from Westminster Abbey in 1950 was simply a rowdy schoolboy prank. But was it? Or was it actually the bungled work of three rather hapless Immortals, attempting to fulfill a promise made centuries before?

  • Spanish swordplay, like Spanish dancing, is equal parts passion, skill, and strict discipline. The Immortal Otavio Consone is a master of both. An arrogant Spaniard who 150 years ago tried to teach MacLeod the sword art called "The Mysterious Circle", Consone vied with MacLeod for the hand of a beautiful senorita, with tragic results. Now MacLeod must protect a Flamenco artist and her daughter from Consone's revenge.

  • The Chateau LeMartin has been in Marina's family for generations, but now the slimy Carlo Capodimonte threatens to foreclose on an old loan and take the chateau for himself. Desperate to save the family heritage, Marina kidnaps an American millionaire in order to pay off the loan. Unfortunately for Marina, the rich and charming "Richard Redstone" she has tied up in the cellar is none other than Richie Ryan.

  • One by one, Kronos is putting the Four Horsemen back together. Once they struck fear in the hearts of men with sword and axe. Today, their weapons of destruction are different, but their goal is the same.

  • MacLeod knew him as Melvin Koren, a desperado who left a trail of death and fire across the Old West, but Cassandra remembers him as an evil far older. He is Kronos, leader of the Four Horsemen, mounted Bronze Age raiders who murdered, raped, and pillaged their way across two continents. Never was a band of Immortals more cruel or more feared. He destroyed Cassandra's people and she's been hunting him across the millenia. But Kronos has a different target now - Methos.

  • In 1944, Ingrid Henning had the chance to kill Adolf Hitler and failed. She's been atoning for that failure ever since by killing dictators, tyrants, racists, and fascists who might have the potential to become as dangerous. MacLeod has a chance to stop her before she kills more mortals, but by stopping her, does MacLeod commit the same evil for which he's judged her guilty?

  • Richie's found a new teacher: an Immortal who preaches a message of peace. An Immortal who believes that all Immortals can lay down their swords and live together as brothers. An Immortal who claims to be the oldest of their kind still alive -- Methos. Will laying down his sword in the name of peace mean Richie will lose his head? And what does this mean for the friend MacLeod already calls Methos?

  • Derek's faith in God helped save him from a violent life on the urban streets. When the young gospel singer is killed in a drive-by shooting, he awakens in the arms of God and is given the gift of eternal life. But what's he to do when that God recruits him as a warrior in the Holy War against Satan - and Satan turns up to be Duncan MacLeod?

  • Jennifer Hill believes the spirit of her dead husband Alec, an Immortal, is still with her. She comes to Alec's old friend MacLeod and begs him to appease Alec's spirit by whacking the son-of-a-bitch who took Alec Hill's head. Richie finds himself strangely attracted to the grieving young widow - until he realizes he's the son-of-a-bitch who took Alec Hill's head.

  • MacLeod and Amanda are reunited with Cory Raines, the charming, smooth-talking "Clyde" to Amanda's "Bonnie" during their five state crime spree in the 1920s. Amanda, always ready for a little larceny, is tempted by the carefree and adventurous lifestyle Cory offers her and takes him up on the offer when she realizes MacLeod won't beg her to stay with him. But MacLeod rides to rides to the rescue when one of Cory's schemes goes astray.

  • Carolyn Marsh's latest best-seller is a hot and sexy romance novel featuring a smoky-eyed swashbuckling Highland hero named Duncan MacLeod. Both MacLeod and Terence Coventry, the Immortal depicted as the borish villain of the novel, are out tofind the author - MacLeod to find out how much she really knows about him, and Coventry to kill her.

  • Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world, Dawson's high school sweetheart Betsy walks into his. Meanwhile, MacLeod's got his hands full with Johnny K, a teenaged mobster wannabe when MacLeod knew him during Phrohibition who's now a cold-blooded assassin. The only rules Johnny K knows are the rules of the street, and MacLeod's going to have to play by them if he wants to keep his head.

  • The last time Richie Ryan saw Duncan MacLeod, MacLeod was about to take his head. He was stopped by Dawson's bullet, but Richie's world was shattered. Now Richie's back - kicking butt and taking heads. One of those heads belonged to Carter Wellan, and now Wellan's good friend Haresh Clay is out to avange his comrade. MacLeod has his own long-time grudge against Clay, who humiliated and destroyed one of MacLeod's finest teachers. MacLeod must try to rebuild Richie's trust while they vie to be the one to face Clay in combat.

  • When Duncan MacLeod was but a wee lad in the Highlands, he thought Cassandra, the Witch of Donan Woods, was a fairy story told by crazy old men to scare the children - until the night she found him alone in Donan Woods. Now, four hundred years later, Cassandra has found MacLeod again in order to fulfill an ancient prophecy - that only Duncan MacLeod can challenge and defeat the voice of darkness.

  • In the stunning season opener, Immortals and Watchers are poised at the brink of war. On the orders of the Watcher Tribunal, every Watcher in Europe is hunting for MacLeod, to bring him in dead or alive. MacLeod discovers that the real killer is Jacob Galati, a Gypsy MacLeod once traveled with, who has vowed to destroy all the mortals who wear the Watcher tattoo, convinced they are all out to destroy Immortals.

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