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The Hunters is the twenty-second episode of the first season of Highlander, and the twenty-second episode overall.
Co-Starring: Peter Hudson (Horton)
An old friend comes to Duncan about a rash of immortal friends mysteriously missing. When Darius is found killed in his rectory, they realise they're being hunted down by mortals and Duncan's investigation taps into a mystery that ties into the history of immortals.
- Queen - "Who Wants to Live Forever"
- This episode informally introduces the Watchers who would play a significant role throughout the remainder of the series.
Behind the Scenes
- While Darius's death was always planned for the finale, Stocker was too ill to film and so the episode had to be rewritten around this. All the footage of Darius in the episode was reused footage from previous episodes.
- Darius was originally planned to return posthumously in flashbacks, but Stocker's brain tumour and subsequent death prevented the return of the character.
- Fitzcairn was supposed to die at the end of the episode, but the writers liked him too much and let him live.