HIGHLANDER Season 2 DVD Review

Highlander Season 2

So I finally got through re-watching the second season of HIGHLANDER (you can read the review for the Season 1 DVD here), I know it took forever, but I did it. I’ll say this, season 2 is definitely not as exciting as season one was. I think the reason is because Duncan not only loses Tessa, but Richie also leaves in the middle of the season, and at this point, Duncan’s relationship with Joe Dawson is not yet at its peak, so I would call this more of a transition season to the greatness that the show became in future seasons.

That said, season 2 introduces that iconic introductory speech by Joe Dawson that I had actually learned by heart as a kid:

“He is immortal. Born in the Highlands of Scotland four hundred years ago, he is not alone. There are others like him – some good, some evil. For centuries, he has battled the forces of darkness, with Holy Ground his only refuge. He cannot die, unless you take his head, and with it, his power. In the end, there can be only one. He is Duncan MacLeod, the Highlander.”

Season 2 is also an introduction to the Watchers who will became a big part of the show. And while there are a few skippable episodes, there are also some memorable ones as well, including one of my favorite Highlander episode, “The Darkness.”

Episode 4 of Season 2, “The Darkness,” is definitely one of the most tragic episodes of the entire series. Losing Tessa was so sad, especially after everything Mac went through to save her. To this day I always get chocked up watching it and secretly hope Duncan will get back in time to save Tessa. Like I said tragic. But this episode also started a new arc for Richie as an immortal, which was pretty damn cool. The episode also features one of my favorite songs, “Dust in the Wind” by Kansas.

Overall, not my favorite season of Highlander, but as a fan of the show I still enjoyed it. I just think it fits in the overall series and sets down the path for a lot of what happens next. Speaking of which I will tackle season 3 of Highlander next and hopefully it won’t take me as long to get through it, especially now that the summer is coming along.