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Highlander/The Samurai

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The Samurai
Season 3, Episode 1
Airdate October 1, 1994
Production Number 94301-45
Written by Naomi Janzen
Directed by Dennis Berry
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The Samurai is the first episode of the third season of Highlander, and the forty-fifth episode overall.

Starring: Adrian Paul (Duncan MacLeod), Stan Kirsch (Richie Ryan) (credit only), Philip Akin (Charlie DeSalvo)

and Jim Byrnes (Joe Dawson) (credit only)

Guest Starring: Tamlyn Tomita (Midori Koto, Maia Koto), Stephen McHattie (Michael Kent)

Special Guest Appearance by: Robert Ito (Hideo Koto)

Featuring: Hiro Kanagawa (Akira Yoshida), Terry Arrowsmith (Haley)


Plot Overview

A Japanese woman asks Duncan for help to fulfil a promise he made to her ancestor who helped him. She killed her controlling husband, unaware that he's immortal and now feels compelled to return to him to restore her family's honour.


Arc Advancement





The Show

  • This episode reveals the origin of Duncan's katana.

Behind the Scenes

Allusions and References

Memorable Moments


  • After the fight in the dojo with Kent's men, we follow Duncan and Charlie to the lift where you can see the shadow of a boom mike following them on the wall.