Episode Transcripts


Episode 14: For Evil's Sake

Story by Fabrice Zolkowski
Teleplay by David Abramowitz
Directed by Ray Austin
Aired: Feb. 20, 1993
Transcript revised: 11-14-20


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Zzickle's Notes:

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Duncan MacLeod - Adrian Paul
              the Highlander

Tessa Noel - Alexandra Vandernoot
              Duncan's girlfriend

Richie Ryan - Stan Kirsch
              street punk


Christoph Kuyler - Peter Howitt
              Immortal assassin


Marco - ??
              Kuyler's man


Inspector LeBrun - Hugues LeForestier
              French police officer

Carlo Luchesi - Vernon Dobtcheff
              Liqueur store owner

Baron Deshields - Michel Voletti
              Kuyler's victim in flashback

Inspector Sole - Gerard Touroul
              LeBrun's partner

Anthony - Jerome Keen
              Kuyler's man

Locations List:*
1. Paris street - restaurant near 18 Rue Saint-Severin [48.852307,2.345415]
2. Park - gardens just east of Château de Champs-sur-Marne [48.853440,2.605281]
3. Le Rialto cafe / street - outdoor set at SFP Studios (Studios de Bry), 2 Avenue de l'Europe, Bry-sur-Marne [48.837147,2.534250]
4. French chateau - Grand Salon of Château de Champs-sur-Marne, 31 Rue de Paris, Champs-sur-Marne [48.853722,2.604079]
5. Quay by barge #1 - quay next to Pont de la Tournelle bridge [48.850529,2.354398]
6. Quay by barge #2, 1980 street/tour boat - quay next to Pont de l'Archevêché bridge [48.851307,2.351766]
7. Kuyler's penthouse - Institut du Monde Arabe, 1 Rue des Fossés Saint-Bernard [48.849176,2.356924]
8. Paris stock shot #1 - Notre Dame Cathedral, 6 Parvis Notre-Dame [48.85184,2.353156]
9. Paris stock shots: 2. Pont au Change [48.856276,2.347706]; 3. Pont de l'Alma [48.863524,2.302200]; 4. Pont de Grenelle [48.849524,2.279004]; 5. Pont Alexandre III [48.863624,2.311908]; 6. Eiffel Tower [48.860494,2.292828]
10. Paris stock shot #6 - Eiffel Tower, Champ de Mars, 5 Avenue Anatole [48.860494,2.292828]
11. Looking for absinthe shop (Pt 1) - Boulevard Haussmann & Rue Halévy intersection (looking east) [48.872899,2.332903]
12. Looking for absinthe shop (Pt 2 & 4) - 3 Rue Meyerbeer [48.871757,2.333521]
13. Looking for absinthe shop (Pt 3) - unknown location, possibly near part 1 or 2 (although there is a Chantier Interdit bar on Rue de Lappe near the Bastille)
14. Liqueur shop & church - 3 & 4 Rue des Prêtres Saint-Séverin [48.852108,2.345237]
15. Mannequin warehouse - 37 Rue de Strasbourg [48.850986,2.438085] (no longer there)
16. Hospital room - unknown location, possibly at Château de Champs-sur-Marne
17. Intersection - Rue Diderot & Rue de Strasbourg (near warehouse) [48.850691,2.438184]
* Locations are in/near Paris unless otherwise indicated.
= 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 cut *is* marked:

~Bolded - WGN* (1998?) only
~Bolded - SciFi channel, 2008/9 only
~Bolded - WGN & possibly SciFi channel (can't confirm)
~Bolded - WGN & SciFi channel (confirmed)

* Special thanks to Debra Lindsay for the WGN tape.

NOTE: This episode follows the 'Final Shooting Script' with only a few minor line changes.

[Voice-over by Duncan MacLeod]
I was born four hundred years ago in the Highlands of Scotland. I am Immortal, and I am not alone. Now is the time of the Gathering, when the stroke of a sword will release the power of the Quickening. In the end, there can be only one.



Paris street 1

[Mime in white face paint & black outfit entertains a small crowd. A well-dressed gentleman steps out of the building & mime follows him, mimicking his actions. The man tips him a few coins, then mime pulls out small gun, points it him & pulls trigger. A red flag pops out that says "BANG". Man & crowd laugh.]


Park 2

[Mime comes out from behind a tree, performs acrobatics around different man walking past, goes back behind tree. 1 Man starts walking again, mime reappears, interacts with man briefly, then pulls out large knife & stabs him in the shoulder -- the knife is fake with a retractable blade. Realizing he is NOT about to be killed, the man laughs.]


Le Rialto café 3

Man - [walking past café with woman] Look at this guy.

[They walk past mime doing handstand on sidewalk. Mime stands back upright, 2 does cartwheels and handspring down sidewalk toward café, gets applause from patrons. He bows, then pulls out pistol & points it at elderly gentleman, suddenly deadly serious. The gentleman gets up & backs away from him into the bar as mime stalks forward. As the man falls down, mime pulls the trigger. A cigarette lighter flame appears at the muzzle. The man lets out a sigh of relief & the crowd laughs.]


Paris street 1

[As gentleman & crowd laugh at "BANG" flag, mime pulls trigger again & shoots him between the eyes.]


Park 2

[Mime pretends to laugh about fake knife, then stabs him again. This time the knife does not retract. The man falls to the ground, dead.]


Le Rialto café 3

[Mime fires pistol again. The elderly gentleman falls back dead with a bullet between his eyes. One of the patrons screams. DM, walking past with bags of groceries, arrives just as mime runs out of the bar. DM throws one of his bags at the mime, who fires the gun at him & runs. DM starts to follow, but mime jumps on motorcycle & gets away.]



LeBrun - Okay... whiteface, six feet tall, weight about one seventy, short hair, brown eyes. Hm. Is that about all, Mr.... MacLeod?

DM - I think so. [bends down to pick up his grocery bags]

Sole - Inspector LeBrun, another homicide was reported. Prosecutor Barret was killed half an hour ago in Marne-La-Vallee.

LeBrun - The Jihad swore there would be retribution.

Sole - Witnesses said the killer was dressed as an acrobat in whiteface.

LeBrun - Just like the one that killed Judge Belson last night. Hm. Barret lived twenty miles from here. How the hell did the killer make it all the way over here in traffic in twenty minutes?


Flashback - French chateau, 1783 - great hall 4

Deshields - [to server] Damn it. This wine is inferior. Are you trying to shame me before my friends? [walks away, DM following him]

DM - You'll need your wits tomorrow for the peace talks with the English. A little moderation might be in order.

Deshields - Moderation is for monks, MacLeod.

[Kuyler, in whiteface, enters. He & DM sense each others' 'buzz' as two acrobats entertain the crowd.]

Kuyler - Thank you, thank you. [claps his hands sharply] Again. [The acrobats do some more flips.]

Deshields - You should smile, Duncan. You should enjoy yourself. You're only young once.

DM - When the peace talks are over.

Deshields - You worry too much. I know you're in charge of protecting my person, but this is my chateau, and no one will dare attack me here.

[The acrobats leave the room. Kuyler approaches table where Deshields & DM sit. DM rises & they nod to each other.]

Deshields - You know each other?

DM - We've never met before.

Kuyler - But I'm sure we'll meet again. [begins entertaining Deshields with magic tricks - one red ball becoming two, then one again]

Deshields - You should drink with us.

Kuyler - If I may. [removes silver flask from his pocket & pours some into a glass]

Deshields - Absinthe.

Kuyler - From the Luchesi family. None better in the whole of France. [offers glass to Deshields]

Deshields - No, thank you. Madness and death are not things to which I aspire.

Kuyler - [shrugs] Who wants to live forever? [downs the drink]

Deshields - I was quite the magician myself, in my youth.

Kuyler - Really? Well then, perhaps my Lord Baron would care to join us. I'm sure your guests would enjoy that.

DM - [as Deshields starts to stand up] Baron, don't do this.

Kuyler - Yes, perhaps he's right. Perhaps somebody slightly younger and more supple might...

Deshields - I'm young enough and strong enough for whatever you require.

DM - Please, Baron...

Deshields - Who is the lord of this manor? [DM backs off & Deshields walks over to where Kuyler awaits.]

Kuyler - [holding length of red fabric] Are you ready, my lord?

Deshields - Always. [more quietly] What would you have me do?

[Kuyler leans over & whispers in Deshields' ear. Deshields laughs. Kuyler moves next to Deshields & holds red cloth up so both are concealed behind it. When cloth drops, Kuyler has vanished.]

Woman - Oh, how clever!

[Deshields falls to the floor, a silver knife in his back.]

DM - [rushes to the body as guests scream] Baron!

[Deshields' wife rushes forward & throws herself across the body, crying.]


Le Rialto café 3

(resume previous scene)

[Wife of dead elderly gentleman cries over her husband's body as police carry it away.]

LeBrun - [to DM] I don't suppose you would be able to recognize him if you saw him again.

DM - I might.

Sole - How could you? He was in whiteface.

DM - By the color of his eyes, the shape of his nose, his face structure.

LeBrun - You're a very observant man.

DM - Thank you.

LeBrun - [sticks cigarette in his mouth] Do you have a match?

DM - No, I don't smoke.

LeBrun - Have we ever met?

DM - I don't think so.

LeBrun - I think we have.

DM - I only just recently returned to Paris.

LeBrun - Okay. We have your address if we need you.

DM - Well, I hope you catch him.

LeBrun - We will. [DM departs. Sole moves to stand next to LeBrun.] Do you have a match?

Sole - No, Inspector, I don't smoke. 3


Establishing shot: Quay by barge 5

Inside barge, night

Tessa - The Bureau of Arts hired me because they think I'm an expert on sculpture.

DM - You are. [carries cutting board out of galley]

Tessa - The only thing I feel expert in is knowing how little I really know.

DM - Well, then you're on the true path to wisdom. [scrapes food off cutting board] 4

Tessa - The man you saw wasn't an Immortal, so why do you think Kuyler was involved?

DM - It has to be him. It's his pattern... he hides behind costumes and makeup.

Tessa - But why go to all that trouble?

DM - Because when people see an acrobat or a clown, they laugh, they relax. They lower their guard. What better time to kill?

Tessa - You've met him before.

DM - He killed a good friend.

Tessa - If he knew you were here, would he...

DM - Tessa, he's not gonna challenge me. He's an assassin, not a warrior. He kills when least expected, and he prefers his victims unarmed.

Tessa - When we left the states, I had this fantasy that somehow the Gathering wouldn't find us. I know... It's everywhere. I just wish...

DM - Tessa... He doesn't know where I am. There's no reason for him to know.

RR - [enters barge carrying large plaster bust of Napoleon] What's up, Mac?

Tessa - What is that?!

RR - What's that? Tessa, I'm shocked! It's Napoleon.

DM - [from behind him] You hungry?

RR - Am I? Oh, of course, thank you. [to Tessa] You like it? I got it down at the flea market. Had a helluva time with it on the subway.

DM - It's called a metro.

RR - The metro, right.

DM - Yeah.

RR - I knew that.

DM - Mm-hm.

Tessa - What's it for?

RR - It's for you guys. It's, uh, it's sort of a barge-warming present.

Tessa - For us?

RR - Yeah. Well, look, I mean, if you don't like it, I...

Tessa - No, no, no! It's very... very...

DM - Historical.

Tessa - Historical.

RR - Thank you. [looks around] Let me see if I can find a place to put it here... Ah, I'll just, uh, move this thing out of the way here... [sets bust down & reaches for one of Tessa's sculptures on a stand]

Tessa - [rushes to stop him] Oh, why don't you leave everything where it is. Just for a while.

RR - Oh. Okay. You want to live with it for a while. I get it. Get a feel for the room. It's okay. I understand.

Tessa - I really appreciate the thought. [kisses him on the cheek]

RR - Oh, well, you're very welcome. It's just my way of saying 'Merci beaucoup.' You know, I have a very strange feeling that Paris and I are going to be quite good for each other... if you guys know what I mean. I think it's something about the Parisians, you know? They're so very, very, very... French. It's... it's, uh, they... [distracted by something outside the window] They carry automatic weapons.

Translation: Merci beaucoup - Thank you very much

DM - What?

RR - Mac, get over here. Check this out.

DM - [looks out window, sees man sneaking around with a gun in the dark] Call the police.

Tessa - Kuyler?

RR - Who's Kuyler?


Dock by barge, night 6

[DM comes out onto barge deck, sneaks around side away from quay. 5 Man with automatic weapon creeps toward barge. DM grabs him, chokes him into unconsciousness, then searches his jacket & finds a wallet. Inside is police badge. DM looks up as LeBrun appears, cocking his gun. Two more policemen run up & point weapons, surrounding DM.]

LeBrun - I remember you now.



LeBrun - Where's Kuyler?

DM - I don't know.

LeBrun - But you sure as hell know who he is.

DM - Well, you told me.

LeBrun - Don't play games with me. That son-of-a-bitch was responsible for the deaths of three very brave men today.

DM - Who were they?

LeBrun - The men who tried and convicted the terrorists who blew up the café near the Bastille.

DM - I'm sorry, I can't help you.

LeBrun - Can't or won't? What are you, MacLeod? Don't tell me an antique dealer. You took out one of my best men, and he never saw you coming.

DM - Well, I didn't know he was a cop. I just saw a guy coming at me with a gun.

LeBrun - You thought it was Kuyler. Just like twelve years ago. I was a young cop at the time. Kuyler had just assassinated the president of one of our banks. I'd heard he was hiding out by the Seine.


Flashback - Paris, 1980 (12 years ago) 7

Kuyler - [catches DM at swordpoint as he arrives at top of stairwell, swordless] If you give up, MacLeod, I won't dismember you before I take your head.

DM - Go to hell.

[DM avoids Kuyler's blade & grabs length of pipe to defend himself. Kuyler chases him back down stairs to ground floor. Cornered, DM jumps through window, then rolls across hood of police car that screeches to a stop in front of him. As he runs off, a young LeBrun jumps out of the car.]

LeBrun - Stop! [pulls his gun, but DM has gotten away] Damn!


Flashback - Quay by Notre Dame 6

[DM runs along the Seine, chased by several policemen. He jumps aboard tour boat that is passing by.]

Tessa - Hey! What are you doing?

DM - [climbs over railing onto deck] Sorry. I didn't want to miss the boat.

Tessa - [as DM sits down among the tourists] What do you think you're doing?

DM - Uh... I didn't want to miss the tour.

Tessa - Is this the way you always make an entrance?

DM - I wanted to make an impression.

Tessa - You have. Bravo. You could have been hurt. There's another boat in fifteen minutes.

DM - [sincerely] I wanted this one.

Tessa - [speechless] I... You... [collects herself] I'm sorry for this interruption, ladies and gentlemen. I told you Paris was full of surprises. [begins her talk] Behind you we have the cathedral of Notre Dame.8 Construction began in 1163 and was completed in 1343. [DM raises his hand.] Yes... what do you want?

DM - It was completed in 1345.

Tessa - What?

DM - Notre Dame was completed in 1345.

Tessa - How do you know? I suppose you were there.

DM - Well, no, actually it was a little bit before my time. [grins]

Tessa - Uh, anyway... as I said, construction was completed in thirteen-forty...

DM - Five.

Tessa - [confidently] Three. The Seine divides Paris in two parts. This is the left bank...

Establishing shots: Bridges along Seine 910

Dock by barge, night 6

(resume previous scene)

LeBrun - How could I forget a guy who comes crashing through a glass door, rolls over the hood of my car, and disappears.

DM - It wasn't me.

Gendarme - Hey, Inspector.

LeBrun - [ignoring him, to DM] What were you doing there?

Gendarme - [quietly] Here's a message for you from the chief.

LeBrun - [reads note, nods, motions for officers to leave] Your ID checks out. Fine. But who are you?

DM - We've been through this already.

LeBrun - And we'll go through it again.

DM - You have my statement and my papers. Either charge me or let me go.

LeBrun - If I find out that you lied to me about Kuyler, you'll share a cell with him for the rest of your natural life. [DM walks back to barge.] [in exasperation] God.

Act Break added here, possibly replacing ACT TWO break above? 6

Establishing shot: Quay by barge 5

Inside barge, next day

RR - [turns Napoleon's bust to face the room, then in mock French accent] Excellent. [normal voice] I think the light looks perfect just like that. What do you think?

Tessa - I think it looks like it looks.

RR - Yeah. Looks pretty good. [as DM enters] Yo, Mac, what's up?

DM - Darius doesn't know where Kuyler is.

RR - Well, maybe he split town after he popped those two guys.

DM - I doubt it. No one knows what he looks like except me. He could be standing five feet away from LeBrun and he wouldn't even know he was there.

Tessa - So what are you going to do?

DM - Find him.

RR - Right. The CIA and the Intergalactic Space Patrol can't find him, but you, Duncan MacLeod, can.

DM - [tosses phone book to RR] Uh-huh.

RR - What are we looking for?

DM - Old liqueur and specialty shops.


Streets around Paris 11121312

[DM searches for the correct liqueur shop.]


Liqueur shop 14

[Sign reads: Chez BON HOMME, Maison Fondee, En 1641]

DM - [examining a bottle] You have any pre-1940?

Carlo - If I did, I would keep it and drink it myself. I have Hierbas...

Definition: Hierbas - "a strange and herbal brew from the Island of Ibiza"

DM - No, I'll keep looking. Thank you. Do you have any, uh, any absinthe?

Carlo - It is against the law to sell absinthe.

DM - Well, uh... [clears his throat, pulls out a roll of bills] to connoisseurs... true men of discretion... such things can be made unimportant.

Carlo - I wish I could help you.

DM - [drops some of the bills on the table] Me, too.

Carlo - Who sent you here?

DM - A friend whose tastes I share. A little taller than I am, well-built, short hair.

[Carlo comes to a decision, opens cabinet behind him & removes bottle of absinthe.]

DM - Oh, my friend asked me to make sure that you didn't sell me his.

Carlo - Tell him I understand his need. Tuesday, noon, there'll be another bottle for him. Just like always.

DM - [smiles & takes paper bag containing the absinthe] Good. He'll be very pleased to hear that. Thank you.


Establishing shot: Mannequin warehouse 15

Mannequin warehouse 15

Sole - [wandering through crowd of mannequins] Hello? Kuyler. Hello?

Kuyler - [posing as a mannequin, raises hand & points gun at Sole's head] That's a good way to get yourself killed, my friend.

Sole - [as Kuyler withdraws gun] It's not funny. [Anthony & Marco, also dressed as mimes, move from their positions impersonating mannequins.]

Kuyler - I'm sorry, I think it's very funny.

Sole - Well, I hate this place! It makes me feel like I'm walking around the dead.

Kuyler - Why are you here?

Sole - There was a witness to the killing at the café.

Kuyler - So what? All he saw was a man hidden by a mask of makeup.

Sole - Well, the guy swears that he could identify Anthony out of his makeup.

Anthony - We have to get rid of him.

Sole - That's not all. LeBrun thinks that he could identify you. [points at Kuyler]

Kuyler - Impossible. Everybody who knows my face either works for me or they're dead. What was the gentleman's name?

Sole - MacLeod. Duncan MacLeod. You know him?

Kuyler - Perhaps not everybody who knows my face is dead... yet.


Dock by barge 5

Tessa - [walking down steps from the road] So what do I tell Richie?

DM - [walking with her] Well, tell him the truth. Tell him you hated the sculpture and you smashed it into a thousand pieces.

Tessa - I did not. It was an accident.

DM - [walking toward barge] You mean you didn't hate it?

Tessa - Of course I hated it! Anybody with any taste would hate it, but I didn't knock it off the stand on purpose.

DM - Well, that's not what Freud would say.

Tessa - Yeah, I'm sure the two of you had hours of fascinating conversations.

DM - Yeah, well, as a matter of fact... [trails off as car pulls up next to them]

Tessa - What is it?

DM - LeBrun.

LeBrun - [gets out of car & walks toward them] MacLeod. Miss.

DM - Inspector.

LeBrun - I've come to see if you've remembered anything about Kuyler.

DM - No, I'm sorry.

LeBrun - Me, too. Last night, I spoke with a Sergeant Bennett in the U.S.

DM - Oh, how is the sergeant?

LeBrun - Still trying to figure out how you turn up in the middle of so much crap.

DM - Well, I'm just lucky, I guess. [turns slightly, sees guy on motorcycle riding toward them, pulling out a gun] Get down! [pulls Tessa around behind LeBrun's car]

[The motorcyclist shoots LeBrun, then rides motorcycle up steps to the street & away as LeBrun falls to the ground.]

DM - [to LeBrun] Give me your hand. Give me your hand. [removes LeBrun's hand from wound on his arm & replaces it with his own, holding pressure to slow the bleeding, then yells across to the barge, where RR has come up on deck] Richie! Call an ambulance!


Mannequin warehouse 15

Anthony - What was I supposed to do? MacLeod could identify me.

Kuyler - You acted carelessly, without orders.

Anthony - I thought you'd be happy if I killed him.

Kuyler - But you didn't kill him. You didn't even kill the cop.

Anthony - I will.

Kuyler - You will do nothing unless I tell you. You made a very serious mistake, Anthony. Now MacLeod knows I'm on to him.

Anthony - What's the big deal, huh? The guy's nothing but a bystander. I will get him next time.

Kuyler - [backhands Anthony] Am I talking to myself? Which words didn't you understand? I said MacLeod is mine.

Anthony - [wipes blood from his mouth] What? Hey, I didn't know you had something going with this guy.

Kuyler - Well, you know now.

Anthony - I'm sorry. Look, Kuyler... you know me. You know I can make it right.

Kuyler - [reaches into desk drawer containing revolver & handkerchief. Anthony tenses. Kuyler grabs handkerchief & tosses it to him.] It's okay. Forget it. [reaches in again for revolver & shoots Anthony, killing him] Now it's right.


Hospital room 16

LeBrun - They told me you kept me from bleeding to death.

DM - I did what I could.

LeBrun - Don't expect any thanks. If you were up front with me about Kuyler, this wouldn't have happened.

DM - I didn't come here to argue with you, LeBrun. I just came here to thank you and to tell you I owe you. You saved Tessa's life.

LeBrun - Not to mention your own.

DM - If you need anything...

LeBrun - How about a new arm? The bone in mine is shattered all to hell. You know what you cost me, MacLeod? You cost me my damn career. Cops with a useless arm don't make it up the ladder. It's bad for the photo opportunities. The public likes their commissioners in one piece. It makes them safer knowing the guy in charge can fire a damn gun.

DM - I'm sorry.

LeBrun - Yeah, right. Get the hell out of here.

DM - [turns as if to go, then closes door & turns back] 7 One of your men is owned by Kuyler.

LeBrun - Come again?

DM - You heard me, Inspector.

LeBrun - You're a liar.

DM - Am I? How did Kuyler's man know where I lived? Did anyone else but the police know I was a witness to the shooting?

LeBrun - I don't buy it. You're deep into this, MacLeod, and you're just trying to cover your own ass.

DM - You've been after Kuyler for years. And why has he always been a step ahead of you?

LeBrun - Because people like you don't talk to me.

DM - You're a good cop, LeBrun. Think about it. [leaves]


Liqueur shop 14

[Lettering on glass door reads: MAISON FONDEE, EN 1641, CARLO LUCHESI]

Carlo - Thank you, Madame. Come and see us again.

Customer - Thank you. Good bye.

[As customer leaves, Carlo sees Kuyler & gets bottle of absinthe from cabinet.]

Kuyler - Glass.

Carlo - Someone might come in. I would rather you didn't drink it... [Kuyler glares at him & he produces a glass. Kuyler drinks a mouthful as Carlo wraps the bottle for him. Kuyler pays for the bottle & turns to leave.] I hope your friend was happy with his purchase.

Kuyler - [turns back] What did you say?

Carlo - The man you sent here.

Kuyler - The man I sent here?

Carlo - He said he was your friend.

Kuyler - Oh, yes. Tall, long dark hair?

Carlo - Yes. That's him.

[Kuyler nods & turns back to the exit, scanning the street. He senses 'buzz' as DM appears on steps of church across the street. Kuyler exits store & joins DM on church steps.]

Kuyler - How nice to see you, MacLeod. Especially on Holy Ground. We've had so few opportunities to just chat.

DM - This is not a social visit.

Kuyler - Incidentally, I owe you an apology. Anthony was very sloppy. I killed him for you.

DM - You're mad, Kuyler.

Kuyler - Maybe. Maybe I'm just trying to excel at what I do. Didn't you ever want to be the best at something?

DM - Murder means nothing to you?

Kuyler - On the contrary, it means everything. I would have thought you'd've understood me better than that. I was never very good at anything else. As a kid there was always someone faster or smarter. Did you know I have a very pleasant singing voice? It's good, but not good enough for grand opera. It's the same with my tumbling.

DM - So you kill.

Kuyler - We all have to do something. Besides, it pays well and I have expensive habits. Do you know how many mortals I've killed over the years?

DM - I'm sure you do.

Kuyler - I've kept a book. Two thousand seven hundred and sixty. Now I don't want you to think I'm bragging, but I'm the greatest assassin in all of history. Of course, there have been men responsible for more deaths, but none of them killed so many, so close.

DM - I don't think there're going to be any more entries in your book.

Kuyler - I think I'll have a few more trophies on the wall before I retire.

DM - Let's go.

Kuyler - Don't think so. You see that man over there? [points to Marco standing in the street] He's got an automatic pistol in his jacket. One word from me and, uh... [motions to group of children nearby] You get my point. [off DM's look] I knew you would. [starts down the steps]

DM - I'll find you.

Kuyler - Correction: I'll find you first.


Establishing shot: Quay by barge 5

Inside barge, night

DM - I had him. He stood right next to me... I could have just reached out and...

Tessa - Do you believe his man would have killed those children?

DM - Absolutely.

Tessa - Then what other choice did you have?

DM - I don't know. Maybe I...

Tessa - Duncan, you may be Immortal, but you're not omnipotent. You couldn't save that Baron; you couldn't save LeBrun's arm. The world is not your responsibility.

DM - Kuyler has no remorse whatsoever. He kills just to gratify his own ego. He's still out there. I don't know where to begin to look. But... [Tessa takes off her coat.] What are you doing?

Tessa - I'll call and cancel the meeting.

DM - No. The first presentation to your board is not something you want to cancel.

Tessa - Duncan...

DM - [sits on arm of chair] Go... you have your job to do and I have mine. This is our life, Tessa. We have to keep living it.

Tessa - I know. [picks up her coat again & kisses him] I won't be late.

[DM smiles, watches her leave, slides off arm of chair into seat. 8]


Establishing shot: Mannequin warehouse 9 15

Mannequin warehouse, night 15

[Inside 10 warehouse, Kuyler pours a glass of absinthe, drinks.]


Inside barge, night 5

DM - Why, Inspector Sole, what can I do for you?

Sole - [enters barge] Well, Kuyler's killed again.

DM - Who was it?

Sole - The body has not been identified yet. It was found in a warehouse in the garment center.

DM - Are you sure it was Kuyler?

Sole - Well, Inspector LeBrun is. He wants to see you.

DM - Oh, how's he feeling?

Sole - He checked himself out of the hospital against doctor's orders.

DM - Yeah, some guys are gluttons for punishment. Well, you know, I'm surprised that LeBrun hasn't caught Kuyler by now, aren't you?

Sole - He's an elusive bastard, that's for sure.

DM - Yeah, the way he drinks, you'd think he'd make a mistake by now.

Sole - Or the absinthe would kill him.

DM - [doesn't let on that Sole has given himself away] Maybe the police should drink a little more. Maybe they'd understand him better.

Sole - I think we should go.

DM - Okay. [knowing Kuyler will be waiting for him] I'll just get my coat.


Mannequin warehouse, night 15

[Kuyler waits for DM's arrival. He beheads a mannequin with his sword, drinks a glass of absinthe.]


Outside warehouse, night 15

DM - [gets out of car as Sole pulls up next to warehouse] He's in there?

Sole - He's waiting for you here.

DM - Well, you can go now. You've done your master's bidding. [off Sole's look] It was the absinthe.

Sole - What?

DM - Get in there. [Sole gets in car & drives off as DM enters warehouse.]


Inside warehouse 15

[DM walks through crowd of mannequins, knowing Kuyler is there somewhere.]


Paris street near warehouse, night 17

[As Sole's car moves down the street, another car pulls in front of it, blocking its path.]

LeBrun - [to driver] I'll take care of this. [gets out of car]

Sole - [as LeBrun approaches his car] How are you feeling, Inspector?

LeBrun - Lousy. Get out of the car, Sole.

Sole - Something wrong?

LeBrun - Just get your ass out of the car and keep your hands were I can see them.

Sole - Sure, Inspector, whatever you say. What is this all about?

LeBrun - Where did you take MacLeod?

Sole - What makes you think I took him anywhere?

LeBrun - Because I put a radio transmitter in your damn car, you lying son-of-a-bitch. Why did you sell out? Was it only for the money we found in the Swiss account?

Sole - Inspector, whatever you think... I assure you I can explain everything.

LeBrun - You're going to do life, Sole. And I'm going to see to it, personally. [Sole reaches for his gun & LeBrun kicks him in the chin.] Where is MacLeod? [shakes him] Come on!


Inside warehouse 15

[DM continues walking through crowd of mannequins. Suddenly, Kuyler attacks. DM narrowly avoids the blow.]

Kuyler - MacLeod, how good of you to call. So you did find me after all. [DM looks around briefly.] Oh, it's just me and you. And there's nowhere to go.

DM - Get on with it, then.

Kuyler - [clicks his tongue] What's the big hurry to die? You know, I never told you before, but I've missed you all these years. [pours glass of absinthe & holds it out to DM] One for the road? [DM says nothing. Kuyler shrugs.] I do so hate to drink alone. [swallows mouthful from the glass & sets it down] Now I can finish what I started, all those years ago.

DM - Well, I think it's going to be a little different this time.

Kuyler - Oh, really? Why's that?

DM - I forgot to mention... [pulls his sword out] I brought this.

Kuyler - And I thought you were just another pretty face.

[They fight, destroying numerous mannequins in the process. Inevitably, Kuyler ends up disarmed & then headless. More mannequins shatter around him as DM takes the Quickening.]

LeBrun - [drives up to warehouse & jumps out of car] MacLeod! MacLeod, you in there? MacLeod!

[As LeBrun enters, DM grabs both swords & exits.]


Inside barge, night 5

[DM, in a robe, gets up from chair he is resting in & answers door.]

LeBrun - [at door] MacLeod.

DM - Inspector LeBrun. What are you doing here this evening? [leads him inside]

LeBrun - What happened at the garment factory?

DM - What garment factory?

LeBrun - With Kuyler!

DM - Oh, you STILL insist that I know him.

LeBrun - Know him? You decapitated him!

DM - [makes a frustrated noise] And when did I do that?

LeBrun - Tonight. Sole took you there on Kuyler's orders.

Tessa - [also dressed in a robe, enters] Good evening.

DM - And why would he want to do something like that?

LeBrun - Because you were right. Kuyler owned him.

DM - Oh, so Sole's been lying to you all this time.

LeBrun - Yes.

DM - But you still believe him about this? [takes glass of wine that Tessa pours for him] Thanks, sweetheart.

LeBrun - You won't admit to any part of this, will you?

DM - How could I?

LeBrun - [to Tessa] And I guess according to you he's been here all evening.

Tessa - You wouldn't want me to lie, would you?

DM - I'll show you out, Inspector.

LeBrun - I can't prove anything. But we both know what happened. [exits onto deck of barge. DM follows him.]

DM - Good bye, Inspector.

LeBrun - Not good bye. Au revoir. It's my guess I'll be seeing you again.

Translation: Au revoir - See you later

DM - [groans as LeBrun drives away, then raises his glass in farewell] Cheers. 11


End of "For Evil's Sake"

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