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07 August 2006 @ 07:24 am
'Deadly Medicine'  
Highlander Season One

Deadly Medicine, Air Date: November 1992

MacLeod is struck and "killed" by a speeding automobile. When he revives in the hospital, he attracts the attention of a deranged doctor, who kidnaps MacLeod for his research on a miracle cure for trauma. When MacLeod escapes from the doctor, the doctor murders a potential witness and frames MacLeod for it. ~ recap and quotes via tv.com




Next up will be Sea Witch.

 
 
 
macgeorge1macgeorge1 on August 7th, 2006 04:30 pm (UTC)
I always love a hurt-and-helpless Duncan, but I can't comment on this one much. This dvd crapped out on me long ago when I first got Season One.
Ith: From Hellithildyn on August 7th, 2006 07:32 pm (UTC)
As with most of these episodes, I have very hazy memories from when I first saw them when they aired. I do recall that what was happening to Duncan creeped me out big time.
pat: heartcoldpat_t on August 7th, 2006 05:00 pm (UTC)
OOOhhhh. I talked about this in October 2004. See here:

http://pat-t.livejournal.com/39011.html
DarthHelloKitty: Calvin laughsdarthhellokitty on August 7th, 2006 05:54 pm (UTC)
...and your commentary from the POV of an actual ED nurse is hilarious.
Ithithildyn on August 7th, 2006 07:33 pm (UTC)
The eps remaining in this round are:

The Sea Witch

Revenge is Sweet

Eyewitness

Band of Brothers

For Tomorrow We Die

Lady and the Tiger

The Hunters
Roberta: Piglet Seashorerobi_travels on August 7th, 2006 09:47 pm (UTC)
This was an okay episode. The guest actor was good. Yes, lots of creepy things happend to Duncan. The "human guinea pig" is something I am sure all immortals think would happen to them if the truth got out that they existed. Didn't Anne and even say something like she would love to "run test" on Duncan.

But there were holes. First, his car, when he was reported missing it should have turned up at the store. Second, why wasn't Tess or Richie watching and waiting for him when he first got back. Instead the guy jabs him with drug and drags him to his car and drives away? What about the doctors car? Where did he hide it?

Anyway, holes.

Roberta
eveningblue: south park duncaneveningblue on August 7th, 2006 10:35 pm (UTC)
I kinda liked this episode for two reasons:

1) Joey Pants! (He plays the crazy-ass doctor.)
2) The similarities between Duncan and Wolverine (from X-Men) became super-clear to me in this one, as Wolverine too was experimented on (though much more brutally) because someone or some people noticed that he could heal quickly. So I had the idea of writing a crossover, which I'm currently working on.

That's about it. Like most Season One episodes, it falls short in execution, and has the plot holes that Robi mentions. But it did give me ideas.

Oh, and that lady reporter was completely annoying! I was glad when she finally left the show.

Robertarobi_travels on August 8th, 2006 04:57 pm (UTC)
"Oh, and that lady reporter was completely annoying! I was glad when she finally left the show."

Yep. Not sure if it was the character or the actress. But it definitely did not work. The idea was good in that Duncan did get involved in a lot of weird matters. It makes sense a cop or reporter would pick up that and investigate it, but she did not work. Later in the series the military CID lady worked a little better.

Roberta
eveningblue: south park duncaneveningblue on August 8th, 2006 05:06 pm (UTC)
Yep. Once again, the idea is better than the execution.

It would totally make sense that an astute reporter, police detective, or doctor would notice something odd about Duncan, but somehow introducing these mortals on the show took away from the much more fun Immie action going on.

However, in fanfiction there is a tremendous amount of room for crossover! I would love to see, for instance, a L&O:CI/HL crossover, with Detective Goran sniffing around all those unexplained beheadings.

And recently someone (tazlet?) wrote a very nice House/HL crossover.