When I watched Highlander: The Source, I remember thinking that any episode (ANY episode) of the series would have been a better movie. This above-average episode would have been a much better movie. Hell, The Zone would have been a better movie. Slightly.
Whoa, this time around the title font has red splashed on it. Was this episode written by Paul Heyman?
Duncan is at a party, hob-nobbing with The 1%. It must be pretty cool to be able to spend all of your time hob-nobbing at parties with your massive amount of money.
Some woman flirts with him a lot but he isn't into it. You're too old for Duncan, lady! He likes 'em not looking like they've been through two divorces. HAW!
Duncan finds the body of a murdered guy in the pool with two tooth holes in his neck. Our hero goes to investigate and- WAIT WTF IS THAT IN THE BACKGROUND HOLY SHIT
Flashback, as our hero remembers being in a town where a "vampire" was on the loose. Vampire on the loose!
Behold... Muttonchops McGee. I like the cut of his jib. That look on his face says that those quakers wronged him and he shall HAVE VENGEANCE!
A body is found with two tooth-marks in his neck, and...
More fun with Muttonchops McGee. Duncan doesn't believe that an actual vampire (or "vampyr" as Rupert Giles would say) is behind the murder, because he sensed an immortal around the time that it happened.
The immortal in question is goth extraordinaire and professional Spike cosplayer, Nicholas Ward. Duncan suspects him of being "the vampire killer" because... well... I mean... I'm not for judging books by their covers, but look at this dude. Seriously. Come on.
We the audience don't have to wonder for long, as Ward kills Muttonchops McGee with a weird hook device that puts two holes in the neck. The heroic McGee holds up a cross, to no avail.
Back in the present, Ward is a fairly successful rock musician, and he's planning to marry this supple lady. Not sure why she's into him, given what a creep he clearly is.
::thinks back to a few seconds ago::
Successful rock musician? ...OH.
Flashback time again, as Duncan confronts Ward with his suspicions. Ward, of course, denies everything and plays dumb.
Duncan talks to Ward's girlfriend in an attempt to warn her that he may not be all he appears.
She responds by turning into a hideous she-banshee! RUN, DUNCAN!
Meanwhile, the town vampire hunter actually manages to catch Ward in the act and subdue him. He then stakes him, and that should be the end of the vampire.
Of course, then he turns his back on the vampire corpse and it, of course, comes back to life.
Ward kills the guy with his own stake! My God!
Duncan (in Jack the Ripper costume) confronts Ward in an alleyway and the fight is on!
The battle goes until passing townspeople interrupt. For the most part it was going Duncan's way, but there was a moment where Ward got a good stab in.
Back in the present, we are reminded that Paris is very misty.
Duncan finds out where Ward is and speeds through traffic to get to him before he kills more people.
A CHASE SCENE~! follows, as Duncan leaps out of second-floor windows and Ward shimmies away.
Duncan ends up getting knocked down a slope and Ward makes his escape. With the murdering aspect of this episode, it's almost like an S1 Cop Show plot. However, the quality is of S2 level.
Ward with the babe he's going to marry. This still makes no sense to me, given that she's a supple Frenchwoman and he's... well... ah... I mean, I'm not for judging boox, but look at the guy. Seriously.
Duncan interrupts the love-fest and goads Ward into stepping out with him. Meanwhile, the supple Frenchwoman probably saw Duncan and went "Mon Dieu, what am I doing with THIS guy".
They go out to an empty racetrack and THE CLASH BEGINS! And by that I mean the clash of their outfits. Well played.
They bound down opposing steps! It's good versus evil! Behold the duality!
A Grayson moment follows as Ward gets the better of Duncan, briefly. He didn't dominate anywhere near as much as Grayson did, though.
Duncan even does the same behind-the-back parry, then counterattacks.
SWING. Fight is over now.
One of the better Quickenings in the series follows, as the racetrack EXPLODES.
This is totally gonna make the opening credits in future episodes.
(After presumably apologizing to Ward's widow) Duncan meets Joe in the streets to talk about the defanged vampire who wasn't.
Joe asks Duncan if he wants to go out for drinks. "I only drink with my friends" is the response. WHY SO MEAN TO JOE?
In closing, this episode brings up one of the issues I have with this show. Almost all of the villains are introduced and die inside of one episode. Ward was a fairly compelling villain - with a lot of potential as an immortal who loved to murder and instill fear of the supernatural while doing it - and now he's gone already. More villains need to last for multiple episodes.