Episode Transcripts


Episode 5: Free Fall

Written by Philip John Taylor
Directed by Thomas J. Wright
Aired: Oct. 31, 1992
Transcript revised: 8-6-20


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Duncan MacLeod - Adrian Paul
              the Highlander

Tessa Noel - Alexandra Vandernoot
              Duncan's girlfriend

Richie Ryan - Stan Kirsch
              street punk



Felicia Martins - Joan Jett
              a "new" Immortal


Commis. Stosh Cominski - Jay Brazeau
              investigating the beheadings

Sam Thompson - Leslie Carlson
              friend of Duncan's

Claude Devereux - Eli Gabay
              an Immortal

Devereux's Wife - Claudia Ferri
              France, 1875

Female Executive - Patricia Vonk
              in skyscraper elevator

M.E. Assistant - Ron Chartier
              at City Morgue

Locations List:*
0. Scenes on/near sets in Sound Stage 3 at Bridge Studios, Burnaby. [49.263257,-123.019589]
1. Outside antique store - Blood Alley Square [49.283085,-123.105154]
2. Street: café - Gaolers Mews [49.283246,-123.10465]
3. Maple Tree Square - Carrall St [49.283097,-123.104380]
4. Street - Carrall St [49.282908,-123.104171]
5. Street: bookstore - 213 Carrall St [49.28319,-123.104317]
6. Skyscraper building w/fountain - Tourism Vancouver Visitor Centre, 200 Burrard St [49.287417,-123.114896]
7. Auction house, France flashback - Aberthau house, 4397 W 2nd Ave, West Point Grey [49.271483,-123.205051]
8. City morgue, Sam's lab - HI Vancouver Jericho Beach hostel, 1515 Discovery St, West Point Grey [49.273013,-123.203495]
9. Devereaux's apartment exterior - 1011 Beach Ave [49.277241,-123.134658]
10. Devereaux's apartment interior - Boiler house at Bridge Studios, Burnaby [49.263751,-123.018982]
11. Warehouse - Building across the street from the Bridge Studios, Burnaby [49.264177,-123.019311] (no longer there)
12. Antique store rear exterior - entrance to Sound Stage 3, Bridge Studios, Burnaby [49.263257,-123.019589]
13. Beach - north of Burrard Bridge [49.276793,-123.136418]
* Locations are in Vancouver unless otherwise indicated.
= link to location photos
= link to episode screencaps

Eurominutes: The full version of this episode runs 48 minutes, but for the domestic (US) market, this was cut shorter for commercials. "Eurominutes" are those 4-5 minutes that European fans got to see but US fans missed out on when the episodes originally aired. (Subsequent reruns on USANetwork and SciFi/Syfy may or may not adhere to the original domestic cut.) While official Eurominutes have not been confirmed for this episode, the following cuts *are* marked:

~Bolded - USA Network* (1998) & possibly SciFi channel (2008) (can't confirm)
~Bolded - USA Network (1998) & SciFi channel (2008) (confirmed)

* Special thanks to Debra Lindsay for the USA Network tape.

NOTE: For 'Final Shooting Script' scenes that are not present in the actual episode, click on the 'CUT' links throughout the transcript. (Affected transcript lines are <bracketed>.)

[Voice-over by Duncan MacLeod]
I am Duncan MacLeod, born four hundred years ago in the Highlands of Scotland. I am Immortal, and I am not alone. For centuries, we have waited for the time of the Gathering, when the stroke of a sword and the fall of a head will release the power of the Quickening. In the end, there can be only one.



Establishing shot: outside antique store 1

Antique store 0

Woman - I liked the ones upstairs. What about this?

Man - [looking at framed artwork] Nah. 1 [to RR] Thanks, thanks, no. [to woman] I want something a lot more modern than that.

Woman - Are you sure?

RR - [as customers leave] Thanks very much for stopping by.

Woman - Bye.

RR - Have a nice day. [as door closes] Cheapskates. [picks up dust rag, turns stereo on. Loud, driving rock music plays. RR dances around, cleaning.]

[Joan Jett - "Cherry Bomb"

Can't stay at home, can't stay at school
Old folks say, "You poor little fool."
Down the street, I'm the girl next door.
I'm the fox you've been waiting for!]



[Hello, Daddy; hello, Mom.
I'm your ch-ch-ch-ch-ch-cherry bomb.
Hello world, I'm your wild girl.
Ch-ch-ch-ch-ch-cherry bomb.]

[Felicia sits at café table, drinking coffee.]2

[Stone age love and strange sounds, too,
Come on, baby, let me get into you.]

[Black car turns corner on nearby street. 23 Felicia lights a cigarette, takes a drag, stubs it out again.]2

[Bad nights causin' teenage blues,
Get out now, 'cause you've got nothing to lose!]

[Black car turns corner on nearby street. 33 Felicia leaves the cafe onto sidewalk.3 Black car drives down street. 44 Felicia looks around.3 Unknown man in black car turns car around & drives back toward her.]4

[Hello, Daddy; hello, Mom.
I'm your ch-ch-ch-ch-ch-cherry bomb.
Hello world, I'm your wild girl.
Ch-ch-ch-ch-ch-cherry bomb.]

[She pauses, looks in a store window (NOT Joe's bookstore), clenches her fist so her nails bite into her palm, drawing blood. Reflection of black car can be seen in window. 5 She turns her head & watches as it drives past.5 She walks down alley, the car following slowly behind her. 61]

[Hey, street boy, want some style?
Your dead-end dreams don't make you smile.
I'll give ya something to live for,
Have ya, grab ya, 'til you're sore.]

[She reaches the antique store, pauses at entrance. The black car sits idling nearby.]1

[Hello, Daddy; hello, Mom.
I'm your ch-ch-ch-ch-ch-cherry bomb.
Hello world, I'm your wild girl.
Ch-ch-ch-ch-ch-cherry bomb, che--]


Inside antique store 0

[Felicia enters the antique store.]

RR - [turns off stereo] Can I help you? [as Felicia looks around] Miss? Miss, can I help you with something? [as Felicia continues to say nothing] Are you okay?

Felicia - I don't know. This is an antique store...

RR - That's what the sign says.

Felicia - What am I doing here?

RR - Well, this may be a wild guess, but uh, you're gonna buy something real expensive and then... I close up early and take you for a cup of coffee.

Felicia - No... no, I've never even been in this part of town before. All of a sudden I'm standing outside this shop. I couldn't stop myself. Something drew me here. Something I can't explain.

RR - Ah, that must be my magnetic personality. [As Felicia 'swoons', RR catches her.] Hey, hey, hey, take it easy. Take it easy. Come here, come here. Sit down. [leads her to a chair] Just relax. Everything's going to be okay.

Felicia - No, no it's not. CUT Look, I'd better go. This is embarrassing. I'm sorry I've been such a drag.

RR - Hey, hey, hey, it's no sweat. It's not every day a beautiful stranger just waltzes in here and falls into my arms. [pause] So, you got a name?

Felicia - I'm Felicia.

RR - I'm Richie. Listen, um, perhaps we could, uh, get together sometime. When your wheels touch the ground.

Felicia - Perhaps. I don't know.

RR - [pulls out business card] I just had these printed up. [hands it to her] You're the first lucky person to get one. You can reach me at that number.

Felicia - [reading card] "Richard H. Ryan." What does the "H" stand for?

RR - Actually it's... it's nothing. I just made it up.

Felicia - [puts card in her bra] Thanks.

RR - [notices her bloody palm] Wait, you're bleeding!

Felicia - It's nothing.

RR - Hold on one second. We gotta have some band-aids around here somewhere. I'll be right back. [walks into office] If anyone should have band-aids handy, it's got to be MacLeod. BIG band-aids. Voila! I found some. [comes out of office. Felicia is gone.]


Skyscraper office building 6

[Felicia pauses outside, looks up at building. As she walks toward it, her "shadow" pulls in down the street & parks. Felicia throws her purse in a nearby fountain & walks into building. She gets on an elevator.]

Female Executive - [in elevator with Felicia] That's a beautiful outfit.

[Felicia exits elevator wearing black teddy & hose. She has left her dress with the female executive.]

Man - [talking in hallway] That's amazing.

Coworker - Yeah, yeah.

Man - Take a look at this.

Coworker - Hm.

Female Executive - [to herself, re dress] I have the shoes to match.

Man - [as Felicia walks past them] There IS a god.

[Felicia walks onto roof, stands at edge, then jumps off. Her body lands on a car, shattering the windows.]


[The mystery man, Devereux, watches Felicia's body being loaded into an ambulance & driven away. He gets back into his car. A broadsword is seen propped against the seat.]


Auction House 7

Tessa - I just can't believe it. Two hundred thousand dollars for a single sword.

DM - It's not just any sword.

Tessa - I know, I know. It's even older than you are.

DM - [to valet] Can I have the T-bird, please? [to Tessa] And it's in perfect condition.

Tessa - That makes two of you.


Antique store - office 0

DM - Masamune was a genius. This blade is five hundred layers of carbon steel. It's a work of art.

Tessa - Personally, I prefer a Cézanne landscape. But of course, you can't slice bread with a Cézanne landscape. And then again, I suppose you won't be using that as a bread knife.

DM - [as Cominski enters] Good afternoon, Commissioner.

Cominski - MacLeod. Miss Noel. That's a nice sword. How much would something like this set me back?

DM - It's not for sale.

Cominski - That's a hell of a way to run a business.

DM - Are you here in an official capacity or simply to ponder the vicissitudes of the antique trade?

Cominski - Well, we do have a dead woman down at the morgue.

Tessa - Aren't they usually dead? Or do you sometimes make mistakes?

Cominski - She committed suicide off a downtown office tower -- seven hundred feet. Real mess. I tell ya', if I was planning to end it all, I could think of a lot cleaner ways.

DM - Why come to me?

Cominski - 'Cause she's a Jane Doe. No ID -- nothing in fingerprints -- even her teeth were perfect. Oh, however we did find this... [pulls out baggie] stuffed down her boo-- [off glare from Tessa] -- on her person. Five foot four. Brunette. Real looker. Does that ring a bell?

DM - [examining baggie, which contains RR's business card] No.

RR - [enters office] Yo, Mac, I'm just gonna... [sees Cominski] What'd I do now?


City morgue 8

M.E. Assistant - Jane Doe, yeah. [looks at clipboard] Number 14.

Cominski - You sure this is the first time you saw this woman?

RR - The only time.

Cominski - Until now.

[M.E. opens number 14, pulls out drawer with only a bloody sheet on it.]

DM - Well, I guess you must have misplaced this one.



[As T-bird drives away, Devereux pulls up outside morgue.]

M.E. Assistant - [into phone] I keep telling you, the body's gone. Well, she didn't just get up and walk out of here. [as Devereux walks in] Hey, you can't come in here without authorization.

[Devereux hits M.E. Assistant, knocking him out, then looks at clipboard. Going to drawers, he opens number 14 & finds same bloody cloth. Angered, he slashes at the slab with his sword.]


Outside antique store 1

[RR rollerblades out of parking area near antique store. 7 He passes a couple walking into parking area, and rollerblades down the sidewalk to antique store. Felicia, wearing bloody robe, watches from nearby.]


Antique store 0

Tessa - [to customer] It’s an anonymous painter of the nineteenth century. It's French. It's--

RR - [interrupting] Tess! Ah, excuse me. Um, the guy said the book was temporarily out of stock.

Tessa - Why couldn’t he tell me that on the phone?

RR - Hey, don't look at me.

Tessa - [as door opens off screen] Oh my god.

RR - Felicia!

Customer - My word!

Felicia - [wearing blood-stained, flowered dress, with more blood on her face & neck] Richie, I'm scared! You were so nice to me this morning... I didn't know who else to turn to. Help me, please!

RR - I will! I will! I will! What the hell happened to you?

Felicia - This isn't my dress. I got it off a-- [faints]

RR - Oh my god! Felicia! [looks up at Tessa]


Loft apartment - living room 0

RR - [tiptoes out of his bedroom, whispers to Tessa] She's sleeping.

Tessa - [smoking a cigarette] There must be some mistake. People don't fall seven hundred feet off a skyscraper and survive. Did she tell you what happened?

RR - Well...

Tessa - Richie, from what I can tell, under all that grime, there is a very gorgeous human being. But you don't know anything about her.

RR - So what was I supposed to say to her? "I'm sorry you're having a bad day, now get lost?" Look, she just needs a place to crash for a while. She can stay in my room. I'll sleep on the couch.

Tessa - I'm not talking about sleeping arrangements! Have you forgotten who Duncan is? He's not going to be happy, having a perfect stranger move in with us! And do you think Cominski's going to let this drop?

RR - I'm sorry. I didn't think.

Tessa - That's the problem. Sometimes you don't think. At least not with your head.

RR - Oh, Tessa, come on! I'm young. My libido's in meltdown.

Tessa - Richie, the whole world can't revolve around your hormone level. [as DM enters] Duncan... that girl...

DM - I know. She's alive. And she's here. Get out, both of you.

RR - What? I don't get it...

DM - Now!

Tessa - Just do as he says.

RR - All right. [follows Tessa out]


Loft apartment - Richie's bedroom 0

DM - [senses 'buzz', walks into bedroom where Felicia is sleeping. She wakes & rolls over to look at him.] I am Duncan MacLeod of the Clan MacLeod. Who are you?

Felicia - Felicia. Felicia Martins. From Philadelphia. [DM looks at her.] Am I going crazy?

DM - No. [frowns, sits on bed] Don't be frightened. You can thank God I'm the one that found you. 8



Establishing shot: outside antique store, night 1

Inside antique store, night 0

Felicia - About three months ago, I started having these emotions. They were, uh... I can't even describe them. I mean, I thought I was going mad. I was brought up to believe that killing yourself was a sin. I just wanted to die.

DM - Tell me about this morning.

Felicia - Well, I was having a coffee, at this sidewalk café... I was trying to get up the nerve to... and then this feeling took control of me, and the next thing you know, I was in this room, talking to Richie.

DM - You see, it's only when we die that we become Immortal. Maybe the closer you came to that time, you instinctively began searching for someone who could help you. CUT

Felicia - But I'd never even heard of you. I mean, you make it sound as if we're linked together in some way.

<DM - We are. We're linked and locked for all time. CUT

Felicia - You're putting me on, right?>

DM - No. Believe it, Felicia. Your life depends on it.

Felicia - But you just told me I couldn't die.

DM - Well, there's one way. Your head can be severed from your body.

Felicia - What?! Oh great! Look, I want out of this.

DM - Felicia, this isn't a club. You can't just cancel your membership.

Felicia - What, I'm supposed to wait around for some maniac to chop my head off?

DM - No. The Gathering is here. You will be challenged by Immortals with centuries of experience -- men and women who live and die by the sword.

Felicia - Oh man. Then what am I gonna do?

DM - I'm going to teach you.

Felicia - Teach me? Teach me what?

DM - How to kill them before they kill you.

Felicia - Okay. Okay, what's my other choice?

DM - Ha. You don't have one. Get some rest.

Felicia - [walks past map on display] This is the Coronelli map of London, 1689. It's very rare to find a copy with an ornamental border. It's very rare. This one must have cost a fortune.

DM - You really know maps.

Felicia - It's a hobby of mine. It's too bad this one's a fake.

DM - [laughs] That's impossible.

Felicia - What can I say? Good night.

 CUT  9

3. Establishing shot: Devereux's apartment building 9

3. Devereux's apartment 10

[Devereux is lifting weights & listening to classical music. He walks over to his sword, picks it up, & strokes the blade. He stares at a painting of a woman & toddler. A tear runs down his cheek.]


3. Flashback - France, 1875 - private garden 7

[Devereux's wife sings in French to her baby. She is startled by a hand on her shoulder.]

D's wife - [turning] Felice Martin!

Felicia - You must be his woman. And what's this? It can't be his.

D's wife - It is. We adopted the baby.

Felicia - So Devereux's settling down? Trying to become the family man? How pathetic.

D's wife - Go away! You won't find him here. He's in Paris on business.

Felicia - I know. I didn't come for him.

[D's wife runs, screaming for help in French. Felicia catches her & pushes her head under water in a fountain, drowning her.]

Felicia - He's an impressive fighter, your Monsieur Devereux. By the time I meet him face to face, I want him to have NOTHING to live for. Non. [D's wife stops struggling & Felicia releases her, then turns as baby begins to cry.] I'd almost forgotten you, little one.


2. Establishing shot: outside antique store 10 1

2. Inside antique store 0

RR - [as Felicia walks in] Wow. That is some outfit.

Felicia - It's Tessa's.

RR - Yeah, I know. I recognize it. You know, you'd make a great model.

Felicia - Yeah, I used to do some sitting, but I didn't go for it. I mean, lying there naked, with all those guys looking at my body...

RR - Yeah, must be kinda weird.

Felicia - Turned me on. Problem was, there was nothing I could do about it. [moves closer to RR] So how long have you worked for Mac?

RR - 'Bout six months. 11

Felicia - Mac really cares about you, doesn't he?

RR - Yeah, I think he does, in his own screwy medieval way.

Felicia - What about Tessa?

RR - Tessa? Tessa's... Tessa. Um, sometimes I think she wishes I'd never moved in, and then... other times...

Felicia - No, I meant MacLeod really loves her.

RR - Oh, yeah, he's wild about her.

Felicia - Man, that must be great. To have somebody so crazy about you that they'd do ANYTHING for you.

RR - It happens. Now and again.


Felicia - If you don't kiss me real soon, I'm gonna be very disappointed. [kisses RR] Let's go to your room.

RR - [trying to argue as Felicia continues kissing him] But Tessa and MacLeod are around here someplace.

Felicia - Yeah, you're right. Bad idea. 'Cause I make a lot of noise.

RR - [groans] I have never met anyone like you before in my life. Thank god. I'd be dead.

Tessa - [walks in with DM] Felicia. [Felicia & RR break apart.] Are you ready?

Felicia - Oh yeah, right. I forgot. I'll see you later, Richie.

RR - Yeah.

Tessa - We won't be long.

RR - Where are you guys off to?

Tessa - Shopping.

Felicia - Yeah, I can't wear Tessa's things forever. CUT We'll finish our... talk later.


4. <Street outside antique store 1

[As T-bird pulls away, 12 Devereux drives up.]


4. Inside antique store 0

RR - Can I help you with something, sir?>

Devereux - Do you know a woman by the name of Felicia? Felicia Martins.

RR - Felicia Martins, um... no, I can't say that I do. But, um--

Devereux - Either you tell me the truth now, or you tell me later. Now is a lot easier.

RR - Truth and honesty are my middle names, but I've never heard of this Felicia. [Devereux pushes him to the floor.] Just who do you think you're pushing around here?!

Devereux - You. [throws RR down again. Unnoticed, Devereux's wallet falls to the floor by a display case.]

RR - [hits chin on floor as he falls, then gets back up & grabs sword from display] Pal... vanish. Now! Before I call the cops.

Devereux - [holds point of sword to his chest] Go ahead. Stick it right here. If you don't, I'm gonna rip your heart out.

RR - Look, I told ya', I've never heard of this woman. Get outta here, NOW!

Devereux - Somehow, I don't believe you, but... for now, I'll let it go. [starts to leave, turns back with warning] I was never here.

RR - Yeah, I know. I just had a major memory blow-out.



DM - You never saw this man before?

RR - [holding ice pack on his jaw] Never. He just breezed right in.

DM - And you're sure he was an Immortal?

RR - I'd stake my life on it.

DM - Well, whoever he is, he's still out there. [to Felicia] And you're a sitting target.

Tessa - Richie's one as well.

RR - Hey, I can take care of myself.

DM - Is that why your face looks like a blueberry pancake?

[RR fumes, then storms out.]

Felicia - You didn't have to put him down like that. He's very sweet.

<DM - He could also be very dead. [pause] So, you're positive the Coronelli map is a fake. Your reason? CUT

Felicia - I painted it. Surprise. Okay, I haven't exactly been truthful. I met this guy. He said people would pay big bucks for the right maps. He knew everything, but he couldn't draw to save his life. And I'm good, aren't I?

DM - Very good.

Felicia - I'll pay you back, don't worry. Just as soon as I get some money.>

DM - Well, let's hope you live long enough. Good night. Tomorrow we start your training. 13

Tessa - Good night. Switch out the lights, please. [follows DM out]

[Felicia reaches for the light switch, then notices Devereux's wallet on the floor. She picks it up & looks inside, smiling.]


1. Outside Duncan's warehouse 11

[T-bird pulls up to warehouse. DM & Felicia get out.]

Felicia - Suppose I survive the -- what did you call it? The Gathering? -- What happens then?

DM - You would have absolute power.


1. Duncan's warehouse 11

DM - Take this sword.

Felicia - Absolute power. Hey, it's worth a shot.

DM - Don't joke about it. That is a Matsumuni sword. No one has ever fought with a finer weapon. Now come at me.

Felicia - Well... I don't want to hurt you.

<DM - You won't. [begins blocking Felicia's hesitant attacks] Okay. Now take the sword in your right hand, just behind the guard. Good. Feel the rhythm of the blade. Use your feet, through your legs. Put your left hand on the blade to give you power and control. [Felicia follows his instructions.] Good, you're strong. [Felicia smiles.] Your strength is in the blade, not in the arms. That's why you'll be able to fight as well as a man. Now when you attack, attack with the weak part of the blade. When you defend... come at me. [parries Felicia's blade] Change the rhythm of your attack, so that your opponent cannot anticipate your true speed. [as Felicia continues] That's very good. CUT

Felicia - So all the knowledge and power are shared by the Immortals?

DM - That's right. There's some who can't wait to get their hands on it.

Felicia - [resumes her attack] Bad guys -- how do you tell which is which?>

DM - You can't... until it's too late.

Felicia - Well, that's comforting.

DM - [ends exchange with his sword against Felicia's neck] If I were to take your head off right now, I would receive all your knowledge and strength. That is the Quickening.

Felicia - I'm afraid I don't have very much knowledge or strength.

DM - Guess I'd better wait awhile. [moves away] Again.


Loft apartment - Richie's bedroom, night 0

[Felicia sits in bed, holding Devereux's wallet & looking at his ID card.] 14


Devereux's apartment 10

[Devereux, playing a violin, senses 'buzz'. He grabs his sword as Felicia kicks in the door.]

Felicia - I came to finish what you started, Devereux.

Devereux - You have a short memory, Felice Martin. [flash on Felicia drowning Devereux's wife] You were the one that started this a hundred and twenty years ago.

Felicia - You DO have a long memory.

Devereux - You destroyed everything that was dear to me.

Felicia - That was the idea.

Devereux - I swore I'd find you. And then a few weeks ago, they said you'd gone to America. You deliberately threw yourself from the tower. You knew you would not die. Why?

Felicia - The Highlander.

Devereux - MacLeod is here?

Felicia - [attacks] {That's right.} I want him. [knocks Devereux down] There can be only one. [beheads him, takes Quickening]


Loft apartment - living room 0

RR - [sleeping on couch, wakes up to find Felicia looking at him] Felicia? What's wrong?

Felicia - Nothing. Nothing at all. As a matter of fact, I feel incredible. Make love to me, Richie. [kisses him] Now. Before this feeling goes away.


Warehouse - next morning 11

DM - [training Felicia] Good. Now, you feel the flow. Make sure you keep the distance. Again. [They exchange blows.] That's much better. But remember, this isn’t an Olympic event. There's no medal for placing second. Anything and everything is allowed.

Felicia - [knees DM in the groin] Like that?

DM - [bent over] Yeah. Just like that. [stands up quickly & swings sword with one hand, then grabs Felicia by the neck with his other] Never forget you have two hands. [Felicia turns away in anger.] Face me. [She does.] The most important lesson: anger doesn't give you an edge -- it blunts it. Make your adversary angry. The madder he gets, the more chances you have he will make a mistake.

Felicia - And one mistake's all I'll need. Let's try again.

DM - No, that's enough for today. [moves to bench & sits]

Felicia - If this sword was made by the greatest craftsman who ever lived, how come you're not using it? [sits down & sets sword next to her]

DM - This sword and I have survived for four hundred years. It was given to me by another Immortal -- a clansman. It is an extension of who I am.

Felicia - Well, that's something I'll never have.

DM - That's not true. Your reality starts here. Keep the Matsumuni; it's yours. [Felicia reaches to pick up sword.] Don't touch the blade. Always use the handle. Take good care of it, make it part of you. It may be the only friend you have.


Inside antique store 0

RR - So MacLeod finally gave in, huh?

Tessa - Excuse me?

RR - [motioning to empty easel where Coronelli map had been displayed] I said, "so MacLeod finally gave in."

Tessa - What?

RR - He took the Coronelli map off display!

Tessa - Yeah. I'm sure he had his reasons.

RR - Like, maybe he was wrong, but that could never happen, could it?

Tessa - Duncan is hard-headed, but he's far from stupid. He doesn't trust Felicia. And I don't blame him.

RR - So this is "Trash Felicia" week.

Tessa - Richie, I've never met a female Immortal before -- okay, fine, I admit it -- but I've known a hundred women just like her.

RR - She's gonna break my heart and leave me lonely. Tessa, I don't care.

Tessa - I don't buy that.

RR - I mean I don't care what happens a month from now, or a year from now. I've got time on my side. Not like you.

Cominski - [enters store] Excuse me. [points at RR] You.

Tessa - I'll be in my workshop. [leaves]

RR - Cominski. Back again. We cannot go on meeting like this.

Cominski - Don't get fresh with me, kid. That woman that you said came in here before she jumped off the tower...

RR - Felicia Martins. CUT

<Cominski - Yeah, her. The one who did the disappearing act down at the morgue. You seen anything of her?>


Alley behind antique store 12

DM - [stopping T-bird] I have a couple of things to do, so stay inside...

Felicia - And don't go anywhere without you. I know. [watches DM drive off]


Inside antique store 0

Cominski - I know this sounds bizarre, but this woman may be the killer we've been after all these months.

RR - A dead woman walks out of the morgue and starts hacking people's heads off. Yes, I would definitely say bizarre is a good word.

Cominski - You see her, you give me a call. Okay?

RR - For you, Cominski, anything. Now you be sure and have a nice day.

[Cominski leaves.]

Felicia - Hi.

RR - Heeeeey... Hello.


Sam Thompson's lab 8

Sam - So someone finally pulled the wool over Duncan MacLeod's eyes. How much did they set you back?

DM - Ten thousand.

Sam - Ten thousand would be a good price for a Coronelli.

DM - If it were genuine.

Sam - Eh, maybe I've spent too many years checking out forgeries, Duncan, but who the hell's to say what's genuine? Take this map. It's a beautiful piece of work. It gives you pleasure. What does it matter who drew it?

DM - It matters very much right now.

Sam - Ah, make a note, Sam. Don't ever try to rip off Duncan MacLeod. I've never seen you this steamed.

DM - I'm not angry, I'm just... curious.

Sam - Get outta here. Your pride's showing, lad.

DM - Someone told me it was a forgery. I just... I don't believe them.

Sam - Believe 'em. Believe 'em. But I can see how you were fooled. It's not a Coronelli, but it's as damned near as makes no difference.

DM - What do you mean?

Sam - The oxidation of the ink. Whoever forged this, forged it at least two hundred years ago.


Establishing shot: outside antique store 1

Inside antique store 0

Felicia - Don't you understand? I had to kill him, Richie. Listen, sooner or later that cop's gonna come back. Come away with me. Europe... Africa... Anywhere, as long as we're together.

RR - What about MacLeod and Tessa?

Felicia - You don't need them anymore. I love you. I want to be with you forever.

RR - Yeah, well, forever's a relative word for us, isn't it?

Felicia - I want to be with you to the day you die. And that's a promise.

RR - All right, let's go. [They kiss.]

Felicia - Richie, we don't need any money. I've got a box in my apartment. It's under the floorboards by the window in my bedroom.

RR - I thought you were broke.

Felicia - Well, it's the money from the maps that I forged. I want you to go pick it up. Someone might recognize me. You know High Cliff Park? [RR nods.] That small beach by the pier? I'm gonna go rent a car, I'm gonna pack your things, I'll meet you there at eight.

RR - I should say goodbye to Tessa.

Felicia - That's not a good idea, and you know it. I'll say goodbye for you. [kisses him again] I love you. See you at eight.

RR - Okay. [leaves]


Antique store - workshop 0

Tessa - [startled by Felicia's hand on her shoulder] Felicia, you frightened me.

Felicia - I came to say goodbye.

Tessa - Why? Where are you going?

Felicia - I'm not going anywhere. You are. It's part of my strategy. Always has been. Cut away a man's support and watch him crumble.

Tessa - You're after Duncan? I knew it! You're out of your mind -- he'll destroy you.

Felicia - Could be... but you'll be dead.

Tessa - [knocks over metal statue, then turns on blowtorch] Don't even think about it. I may not be able to kill you, but I'll give you a facial you won't forget. Now get out!

Felicia - You tell MacLeod to meet me at Andrews Beach tonight at eight.

Tessa - What makes you think he'll come?

Felicia - If he doesn't show, he won't be able to say bye-bye to little Richie.


Beach, night 13

[Queen - "Don't Lose Your Head"

Don't lose your head, don't lose your head.
Don't lose your head! (Don't lose you head.)
No, don't lose your head!]

Felicia - [dressed in leather & metal with dramatic makeup] Hey, kid.

[(Don't lose your head.)]

RR - Felicia?

Felicia - [sneering] What?

[Hear what I say.]

RR - I-I didn't recognize you. What-what...

Felicia - It must be the outfit. I kinda like it. It's more me.

[Don't lose your way.]

RR - Yeah, yeah, yeah, uh, the outfit, um... look, we've got a problem. I took your bedroom apart -- I couldn't find the money anywhere.

[Remember, love's stronger.
Remember, love walks through walls.]

Felicia - Get real, kid. You really think I'd hide money under the floorboards? I just needed to get you on this beach. My money's in Zurich.

RR - Zurich?

DM - Yeah. Where all the old Immortals keep their money.

RR - MacLeod, what the hell are you doing here?

Felicia - How'd you figure that one out?

DM - The map. You just couldn't keep your mouth shut, could you?

Felicia - I take pride in my work.

[Don't lose your heart.]

DM - Let's have a go. [They fight.]

[(Don't lose your heart.)
No, don't lose your heart! (Don't lose your heart.)
Hear what I say. Hear what I say. Yeah!
Don't lose your way. Don't lose your way.

Remember, love's stronger.
Remember, love walks through walls.

Don't drink and drive my car.
Don't get breathalyzed.
Don't lose your head.

If you make it to the top,
And you wanna stay alive,
Don't lose your head.
Ooh. Ooh-ooh.]

[Felicia falls on her back in the sand. She knocks DM's sword away, rolls to her feet. They face off again and 15 fight continues in the water. Felicia knocks DM's sword blade down into the water. She swings at him, he dodges, and her blade splashes in the water. She knocks his blade down into the water again. 16 Fight continues. He blocks her parry, knocks her blade down into the water. Fight continues. He smacks the back of her head with his hand, circles around her, blocks a parry, 17 blocks another parry. Fight continues back up to water's edge.]

[Don't lose your head.
Don't lose your head! (Don't lose you head.)
No, don't lose your head!]

[Fight ends with Felicia impaled by DM's sword.]

Felicia - You didn't teach me that one, Highlander.

DM - The Italian's call it il passata sotto. It's used for overly aggressive attackers who are off balance.

[As DM withdraws his blade, Felicia yells & swings at him. DM's katana cuts her sword's blade in two.]

DM - That sword I gave you was a noble weapon. I told you to make it part of yourself, but you cannot do that when you do not know who you are. It would have served you well... against any other sword but this one. [raises his katana]

RR - No, no, no! Mac, please!

Felicia - Do it.

DM - Cross my path again and I will.

Felicia - We'll see each other again. [collapses onto sand]

DM - It better not be in this lifetime. [to RR] You okay?

RR - Yeah. What about her?

DM - She'll survive. [walks off]

RR - Mac... I'm sorry.



End of "Free Fall"

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