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3.0 out of 5 stars An astonishingly bad season and an unfitting demise., February 10, 2005
This review is from: Highlander The Series - Season 6 (DVD)
For "Highlander" fans everywhere, season six was a major disappointment. It started out bad, and it didn't get much better.

Picking up where season five left off, the finale season of the series begins with "Avatar", which has got to be one of the worst episodes of the show. When you see Duncan cover his ears and go berserk at the sound of rock music, then rip the stereo out of the car, all for no apparent reason - you know you're in trouble. Luckily for us, the 5,000-year-old Zoroastrian space demon behind these horrible episodes went poof in the next episode, "Armageddon". One of the biggest problems with season six is that half the episodes are used as "backdoor pilots" for a spin-off show - that is, episodes that use MacLeod for as little as thirty seconds and which feature a female immortal as the main character. The episodes which do star MacLeod suffer from horrible writing, namely "Black Tower", which is probably the worst episode of the whole show.

Season six did have a few good moments, though. The first of these was "Justice", an Agatha Christie-ish flashback episode in which Duncan sets out to find the culprit behind the "murder" of Hugh Fitzcairn (played by Roger Daltrey). Then there's "Indiscretions", in which everyone's favorite buddies, Joe and Methos, finally get their own episode. The greatest part of the season however was the two-episode finale, "To Be" and "Not to Be", which draws obvious inspiration from Frank Capra's "It's a Wonderful Life".

Well, maybe if Adrian Paul hadn't had his hair cut for this season, the show might have ended better. Then again, maybe he wouldn't have received his paycheck and the show wouldn't have ended at all. Which still might be better than this.

Season six is strictly for die-hard fans of the show, or those looking to complete their "Highlander" collection. It's an astonishingly bad season and an unfitting demise to a great show.
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