The WORST Episodes of Highlander

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Sep 12, 2020

Network: Syndication

Inspired by the film of the same name, this follows the life of Duncan MacLeod, clansman of Connor. Here in the modern day, Duncan must fend off old foes and make new friends. Some of the people of his past are still around, some are long dead, and some don't yet know their end is near. Duncan must choose his alliances carefully, because around every corner there is someone looking to take the head of the "Highlander."

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Bless the Child

#1 - Bless the Child

Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired Feb 14, 1994

Charlie and MacLeod come to the aid of Sara Lightfoot, an Indian woman on the run with a baby. She tells them Avery Hoskins is trying to steal her baby. Hoskins and his brothers come after them, and they are forced to flee overland. After a rugged flight through a mountain canyon, MacLeod learns that the baby is in fact Hoskins' son, taken by Sara in retribution for her own child, killed by runoff from Hoskins' mines.

star 6.06
114 votes
Directors: Clay Borris
Writers: Elizabeth Baxter, Martin Brossollet
Pharaoh's Daughter

#2 - Pharaoh's Daughter

Season 2 - Episode 18 - Aired Apr 30, 1994

MacLeod feels the Buzz coming from an ancient sarcophagus and opens it to find Nefertiri, Cleopatra's handmaid, buried 2000 years ago with her mistress. Now revived, she pursues a vendetta against the Immortal Marcus Constantine, who was her lover and her enemy. Mac believes Constantine, who claims that he no longer wishes to fight Nefertiri -- this former Roman General has turned his back on battle and is now a curator, working to preserve history and its lessons. But Nefertiri can't let go of the old grudge, and for the first time, MacLeod is forced to face a woman he loves in Immortal combat.

star 6.14
179 votes
Directors: Dennis Berry
Writers: Elizabeth Baxter
Avenging Angel

#3 - Avenging Angel

Season 1 - Episode 20 - Aired May 8, 1993

When fatal stabbing fails to kill him, Alfred Cahill becomes convinced that he has been chosen by a higher power to wage a crusade against 'perversion', and cuts a bloody path through Paris, murdering prostitutes and pimps, and endangering an old friend of Tessa's who has become a call girl. MacLeod tries to explain Immortality to Cahill, but he can't get through to him, and finally is forced to take his head.

star 6.19
156 votes
Directors: Paolo Barzman
Writers: Fabrice Zolkowski
Black Tower

#4 - Black Tower

Season 6 - Episode 6 - Aired Nov 8, 1997

Four hundred years ago, Devon Marek was a spoiled aristocrat with a passion for the hunt. His first teacher, Duncan MacLeod, forced him to give up his lands and title when he became Immortal -- and Marek's never forgiven him for it. Now Marek has built a new empire, and he's ready to hunt his most dangerous prey yet: MacLeod. Obsessed with revenge, Marek imprisons the Highlander in a deserted highrise office building... with a gang of deadly mercenaries on his tail.

star 6.21
81 votes
Directors: Richard Martin
Writers: Morrie Ruvinsky
Deadly Exposure

#5 - Deadly Exposure

Season 6 - Episode 9 - Aired Jan 31, 1998

All bounty hunter Reagan Cole wanted was a holiday in Paris with Duncan MacLeod; what she gets is international intrigue, a hunky underwear model, and a terrorist with a million-dollar price on his head.

star 6.32
80 votes
Directors: Dennis Berry
Writers: James Thorpe
Two of Hearts

#6 - Two of Hearts

Season 6 - Episode 10 - Aired Feb 14, 1998

Centuries ago, Bartholomew sent thousands to their deaths during the Crusades, amassing a fortune in God's name. Now Katherine is determined to take his head - if only she can keep her mortal husband, Nick, from interfering with the Game.

star 6.33
78 votes
Directors: Richard Martin
Writers: James Thorpe
The Modern Prometheus

#7 - The Modern Prometheus

Season 5 - Episode 19 - Aired May 17, 1997

Lord Byron, the brilliant Romantic poet, is alive and well and living the decadent life of a rock star. He lives life way over the edge and has taken some promising young musicians over the edge with him. When following in Byron's footsteps tragically ends the life of Dawson's protege, MacLeod is faced with a decision -- is the beauty and genius that is Byron worth the cost?

star 6.35
79 votes
Directors: Adrian Paul
Writers: James Thorpe

#8 - Justice

Season 6 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 22, 1997

When Immortal Katya's adopted daughter is murdered, the courts let the killer-- her husband-- walk free. Now Katya's an avenging angel, determined to see justice done at any cost... but can MacLeod convince her that justice and revenge aren't the same thing?

star 6.35
79 votes
Directors: Richard Martin
Writers: Michael O'Mahoney, Sasha Reins
The Stone of Scone

#9 - The Stone of Scone

Season 5 - Episode 16 - Aired Apr 26, 1997

According to official statements by the British government, the theft of the Stone of Scone, the legendary royal throne of Scotland, from Westminster Abbey in 1950 was simply a rowdy schoolboy prank. But was it? Or was it actually the bungled work of three rather hapless Immortals, attempting to fulfill a promise made centuries before?

star 6.38
84 votes
Directors: Richard Martin
Writers: Michael O'Mahoney, Sasha Reins
Armageddon (3)

#10 - Armageddon (3)

Season 6 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 11, 1997

With the help of Father Beaufort and Joe Dawson, MacLeod finally begins to find a crack in Ahriman's armor. But he soon learns, along with Dawson, that anyone who helps the Champion becomes fair game for the demon. Joe is torn by guilt as Watchers -- friends -- are murdered by Ahriman, while Father Beaufort has his own inner demons to contend with. Not even Holy Ground is sanctuary, as MacLeod wrestles with Ahriman in the final battle... Armageddon.

star 6.39
111 votes
Directors: Richard Martin
Writers: Tony DiFranco
The Zone

#11 - The Zone

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Nov 6, 1993

The Zone, a burned-out urban wasteland, is taken over by Canaan, a charismatic leader who urges his followers to take the material possessions that have been denied to them. Dawson comes to MacLeod for help but after learning that Canaan is not an Immortal, he's ready to drop it. However, MacLeod has seen the misery in the Zone, and is determined to break Canaan's hold.

star 6.41
182 votes
Directors: Clay Borris
Writers: Peter Mohan
Diplomatic Immunity

#12 - Diplomatic Immunity

Season 6 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 25, 1997

Embezzler, charmer, and con man extraordinaire, Willie Kingsley has a knack for turning up dead... and profiting from it handsomely. But when one last con goes horribly wrong, resulting in the death of his mortal wife, Willie turns to Duncan MacLeod to help him track down her killer. MacLeod wants justice... Willie wants revenge.

star 6.41
81 votes
Directors: Richard Martin
Writers: James Thorpe
Dramatic License

#13 - Dramatic License

Season 5 - Episode 6 - Aired Nov 2, 1996

Carolyn Marsh's latest best-seller is a hot and sexy romance novel featuring a smoky-eyed swashbuckling Highland hero named Duncan MacLeod. Both MacLeod and Terence Coventry, the Immortal depicted as the borish villain of the novel, are out tofind the author -- MacLeod to find out how much she really knows about him, and Coventry to kill her.

star 6.41
85 votes
Directors: Peter Ellis
Writers: Michael O'Mahoney, Sasha Reins
Unusual Suspects

#14 - Unusual Suspects

Season 6 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 15, 1997

It's 1929, and Hugh Fitzcairn is enjoying the life of an English lord. He has good friends, a beautiful wife, trusted servants . . . until one of his nearest and dearest ""murders"" him, that is. Now, with the help of his old friend Duncan MacLeod, Fitz is determined to uncover the identity of his own murderer -- before more bodies start piling up.

star 6.42
80 votes
Directors: Dennis Berry
Writers: Morrie Ruvinsky
Leader of the Pack

#15 - Leader of the Pack

Season 4 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 22, 1995

The past comes back to haunt Richie when he spies Mark Roszca, the street punk who killed Tessa. Richie is determined to go after Roszca and revenge Tessa's death. Meanwhile, MacLeod is distracted by the return of an old Immortal enemy, Kanis -- a master of hounds who uses his pack of dogs to track and exhaust his prey. This time his prey is Duncan MacLeod.

star 6.43
122 votes
Directors: Mario Azzopardi
Writers: Lawrence Shore
Sins of the Father

#16 - Sins of the Father

Season 6 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 18, 1997

Now that his grandson, Carl, manages the bank, George Thomas can relax with his old friend, Duncan MacLeod. But the good life is cut short when George's car explodes in a ball of flames -- leaving MacLeod to find George's killer. The trail leads to Alex Raven, a beautiful Immortal with a taste for danger and a fifty-year-old promise to fulfill... no matter what the cost.

star 6.44
82 votes
Directors: Dennis Berry
Writers: James Thorpe
Money No Object

#17 - Money No Object

Season 5 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 9, 1996

MacLeod and Amanda are reunited with Cory Raines, the charming, smooth-talking ""Clyde"" to Amanda's ""Bonnie"" during their five state crime spree in the 1920s. Amanda, always ready for a little larceny, is tempted by the carefree and adventurous lifestyle Cory offers her and takes him up on the offer when she realizes MacLeod won't beg her to stay with him. But MacLeod rides to rides to the rescue when one of Cory's schemes goes astray.

star 6.44
84 votes
Directors: Rafal Zielinski
Writers: James Thorpe
Something Wicked

#18 - Something Wicked

Season 4 - Episode 13 - Aired Feb 18, 1996

The Immortal Coltec is a Native American Hayoka -- a shaman whose responsibility is to take evil into himself to protect his people. After the massacre of MacLeod's Indian family in 1872, Coltec saved MacLeod by taking in the evil and rage he felt. Since the death of his tribe, Coltec has become Hayoka to the world, protecting it from evil Immortals. But Coltec's capacity for evil isn't endless and when evil finally overtakes hin, MacLeod must find a way to save Coltec without being drawn into the evil himself.

star 6.45
120 votes
Directors: Dennis Berry
Writers: David Tynan

#19 - Prophecy

Season 5 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 5, 1996

When MacLeod was but a wee lad in the village of Glenfinnan, he thought Cassandra, the Witch of Donan Woods, was only a myth, a fairy tale concocted by crafty old men to frighten unwary children-- until the night she found him alone in Donan Woods. Now, four hundred years later, Cassandra comes to MacLeod again, this time to tell him of his role in an ancient prophecy -- that only Duncan MacLeod can challenge and defeat the voice of darkness.

star 6.49
86 votes
Directors: Dennis Berry
Writers: David Tynan

#20 - Vendetta

Season 3 - Episode 11 - Aired Feb 4, 1995

To save his own hide, petty hoodlum Benny Carbassa, the Nathan Detroit of Immortality, turns MacLeod over to an aging gangster determined to see MacLeod dead before he dies. In the midst of this, Anne returns, having convinced herself that MacLeod will open up in his own time and determined not to push him too hard. In flashback, we see MacLeod's first meeting with Benny, in 1938 at the Coconut Lounge, a club operated by two young brothers who are rivals for the same torch singer.

star 6.50
123 votes
Directors: George Mendeluk
Writers: Alan Swayze
The Wrath of Kali

#21 - The Wrath of Kali

Season 4 - Episode 9 - Aired Nov 26, 1995

An ancient statue of the Hindu goddess Kali is purchased by the university where MacLeod teaches and is put on display. Its creator, Immortal Kamir, who has been searching for it for centuries, arrives determined to take it back to its' home in India. Deva Ennis, the half-Indian department chairman who found the piece for the university, is equally determined to keep it. MacLeod, who has known Kamir since the Raj period, when India was controlled by the British Empire, knows Kamir is the last of the Thugee, a cult who worshipped Kali by ritually strangling her enemies.

star 6.51
92 votes
Directors: Duane Clark
Writers: David Tynan
Little Tin God

#22 - Little Tin God

Season 5 - Episode 9 - Aired Nov 23, 1996

Derek's faith in God helped save him from a violent life on the urban streets. When the young gospel singer is killed in a drive-by shooting, he awakens in the arms of God and is given the gift of eternal life. But what's he to do when that God recruits him as a warrior in the Holy War against Satan -- and Satan turns up to be Duncan MacLeod?

star 6.52
86 votes
Directors: Rafal Zielinski
Writers: Richard Gilbert-Hill

#23 - Obsession

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 19, 1994

Immortal David Keogh, once an indentured servant, is a noted craftsman with his heart set on marrying his sweetheart, Jill. Unfortunately, Jill does not agree. Although she loved Keogh once, she was unable to handle it when he confided the secret of his Immortality. Now Keogh won't leave her alone and she's coming to MacLeod, whom Keogh respects and might listen to, for help. But Keogh won't listen, convinced that Jill needs him as much as he needs her. In flashback, we see a time in MacLeod's life when he, too, was obsessed with a woman he couldn't have. When Jill is killed in a tragic accident while trying to get way from Keogh, Keogh blames MacLeod and swears vengence.

star 6.53
119 votes
Directors: Paul Ziller
Writers: Lawrence Shore

#24 - Warmonger

Season 2 - Episode 17 - Aired Mar 12, 1994

In 1918 in the Soviet Union, MacLeod promised the Immortal Drakov that he would not fight him, in return for seeing lives spared. Today Drakov, now called Arthur Drake, still operates behind the scenes of international politics, a cruel puppetmaster who is dragging Eastern Europe toward anarchy. Eli Jarmel, an old man whose family was destroyed by Drake, urges MacLeod to recant his promise, while Beth Vaughn, a reporter, puts her life in danger by investigating both Drake and MacLeod.

star 6.54
115 votes
Directors: Bruno Gantillon
Writers: Christian Bouveron, Lawrence Shore
Revenge of the Sword

#25 - Revenge of the Sword

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 20, 1993

Jimmy Sang, a former student of Charlie's, is an up-and-coming martial arts movie star. His latest movie is filming some scenes in the dojo. When a stuntman is ""accidentally"" killed, MacLeod is the first to realize that Jimmy's life is in danger. It turns out that the movie is based on Jimmy's youthful experiences as an enforcer for a powerful gang, and now his former boss wants to see him dead.

star 6.55
176 votes
Directors: Clay Borris
Writers: Aubrey Solomon