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Highlander/One Minute to Midnight

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One Minute to Midnight
Season 5, Episode 1
Airdate September 28, 1996
Production Number 95422-88
Written by David Tynan
Directed by Dennis Berry
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One Minute to Midnight is the first episode of the fifth season of Highlander, and the eighty-seventh episode overall.

The episode is actually a Season 4 episode, as this is how it aired in Europe and released as the finale on DVD. However, for the U.S. airings, it was postponed to air as the Season 5 premiere.

Starring: Adrian Paul (Duncan MacLeod), Stan Kirsch (Richie Ryan) (credit only)

and Jim Byrnes (Joe Dawson)

Guest Starring: Peter Wingfield (Methos/Adam Pierson), Stephen Tremblay (Jacob Galati), Jesse Joe Walsh (Jack Shapiro), Romina Mondello (Irina Galati)

Featuring: Peter Hudson (James Horton), Michel Feller (Mikel), Yan Epstein (Jean Dumar), Xavier Jaillard (Magistrate), Zoltan Csala (Guard), Manuel Guillot (Emile), Oliver Vitrant (Watcher)


Plot Overview

The Watchers dedicate their manpower to hunting down Duncan and Joe, believing they orchestrated the massacre. Duncan soon finds the perpetrator is an old friend whose wife was killed by the rouge Watchers led by Horton. Duncan and Joe try to talk to their respective friends to get them to cease the cycle of revenge.


Arc Advancement





The Show

Behind the Scenes

Allusions and References

Memorable Moments


  • When Duncan enters the church, the arm of a boom mic and can seen briefly in the upper right corner of the screen.