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16 January 2007 @ 11:23 am
'The Cross of St. Antoine'  
Highlander Season Three

The Cross of St. Antoine, Air Date: October 1994

Dawson has a new girlfriend, art historian Lauren Gale, and a new attitude on life. Unfortunately, Dawson arrives at Lauren's house one evening to witness her murder. We discover the murderer is Armand Thorne, benefactor of the Thorne Museum of Antiquities, who was being investigated by Lauren. MacLeod finds an ancient gold cross on display in Thorne's museum, a cross that had been stolen out from under his protection nearly two hundred years before. Armand Thorne, MacLeod discovers, is actually John Durgan, the Immortal trapper who murdered a frontier priest and stole the cross. MacLeod persuades Amanda to come out of cat-burglar retirement and help him to steal the cross from the museum in order to lure Thorne out of his heavily protected fortress. MacLeod confronts Thorne, taking his head, and finally gets fulfill his promise to return the Cross of St. Antoine. ~ recap via tv.com


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airforcegrrl on January 16th, 2007 08:18 pm (UTC)
Any episode with Amanda is always a good episode :)
I rather liked this one cause Thorne went from being an animal to well respected member of society. If only on the outside :)
keerawakeerawa on January 16th, 2007 09:30 pm (UTC)
Poor Joe. I was actually rather pissed off with the writers on this one. "Joe's in love! Ooops, she's dead!" If you are really good with the freeze-frame, you might get a glimpse of Lauren's face before she's gone. Would a whole 5 minutes of Joe being happy be out of the question? *shakes a fist at the angst-mongers*

The scene with Duncan being there for Joe was well-done. You get the sense that they really are friends, and can rely on each other in times of crisis.

I found the flashback here rather weak, but I loved Amanda and MacLeod preparing for the robbery, and then carrying it out.

Joe gets kidnapped. Sidekick-kidnapped cliche alert!

And this episode has our first glimpse of Joe the musician, with him playing "Love is Just a Gamble". Yay! I also liked the exchange at the end between MacLeod and Amanda, with Mac saying that Joe knows everything about him, but he knows very little about Joe.
pat: Adrian handsomepat_t on January 16th, 2007 10:53 pm (UTC)
I love this episode for all the reasons everyone else gave and more. The only thing is that I had the feeling (wishful thinking?) that Joe and Lauren had been together for a bit - enough that they had fallen in love, only Joe had kept it to himself - or under wraps from his immortal. I can see Joe wanting to keep his private life (and private love) out of the world of Immortals and Watchers. Too dangerous. But when Amanda called him on it, he couldn't resist.

Ith: Nature - Wolfithildyn on January 17th, 2007 12:30 am (UTC)
I like this episode as well. And the bit about only one buzz being felt even when there are two immortals -- did I remember that right?

But what I remember most about this episode? The blooper, with Joe banging on the glass... and banging... and banging [g]