Episode Transcripts


Episode 15: For Tomorrow We Die

Written by Philip John Taylor
Directed by Robin Davis
Aired: Feb. 27, 1993
Transcript revised: 9-1-20


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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



Xavier St. Cloud - Roland Gift
              Immortal thief

Darius - Werner Stocker
              an Immortal priest



Albert de Tassigny - ??
              Renee's husband


Inspector LeBrun - Hugues LeForestier
              French police officer

Renee de Tassigny - Mapi Galan
              a married woman

Georges Dalou - Jean Claude Deret
              old resistance fighter

Nathalie - Sandrine Caron
              Jewelry store employee

Stan - Tanguy Gouasdoue
              war medic

Madame (Anne) Bertrand - Francine Olivier
              Francois' mother

Francois Bertrand - Thierry de Carbonnieres
              St. Cloud's mortal partner

Medical Examiner - Philippe Agael
              at jewelry store crime scene

Young Girl - Crystel Amsalem
              girl in confessional

Locations List:*
1. Jewelry store, streets - 7 Boulevard Malesherbes: Street 1 [48.870360,2.322838] (looking east), Street 2 [48.870473,2.322732] (looking north/Burberry building), interior [48.870579,2.322624]
2. St. Joseph's chapel - St. Julien le Pauvre [48.852087,2.346953]
3. St. Joseph's confessional & rectory - studio set at Studios de Bry, 2 Avenue de l'Europe, Bry-sur-Marne [48.837147,2.534250]
4. Battlefield - unknown location
5. Quay by barge - quay next to Pont de la Tournelle bridge [48.850529,2.354398]
6. Notre Dame Cathedral - 6 Parvis Notre-Dame [48.852968,2.349902]
7. Bridge - Passerelle Debilly bridge by Eiffel Tower [48.862836,2.297503]
8. Old estate / warehouse - unknown location
9. Cafe / street - outdoor set at SFP Studios (Studios de Bry), 2 Avenue de l'Europe, Bry-sur-Marne [48.837147,2.534250]
10. DM chases Xavier - Square René Viviani, 25 Quai de Montebello, at Rue Lagrange [48.851781,2.347676]
11. Outside St. Joseph's - Square René Viviani, 25 Quai de Montebello [48.852110,2.347465]
12. Art gallery - Musée Jacquemart André, 158 Boulevard Haussmann (interior & inner courtyard) [48.875621,2.310525]
13. Streets, DM running - unknown location
* 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 cuts *are* marked:

~Bolded - USA Network* (1998) & SciFi channel (2000)
~Bolded - SciFi channel, 2008 (or Syfy, 2009).
~Bolded - all three

* 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 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.



Busy Paris street 1

Man - Taxi!

Street Cop - [directing traffic, to Xavier] Hold it. Go on.

[Xavier crosses street & walks to jewelry store. The security guard is lowering security grille across front door, locking up for the night. Xavier taps on glass door & points at his watch, then at clock on wall behind guard -- 5:55. The guard stops lowering grille & opens door to let Xavier in.]

Xavier - I'll only be five minutes.

Nathalie - Bonjour, Monsieur. May I show you something?

Xavier - Anything you wish. I'm looking for a pendant.

Nathalie - Oh, yes, certainly. [walks to display case]

Xavier - Something you would like. [watches as security guard begins lowering grille again, then returns his attention to Nathalie who shows him a necklace] I'm sorry to keep you after closing. I wish I could make it up to you by buying you dinner. [pulls thin, silver, cylindrical object from his coat pocket & unscrews the end]

Nathalie - Who says you can't?

Xavier - I'm afraid you won't be available. [tosses metal cylinder onto the carpet]

Nathalie - What's that?

[The cylinder begins emitting thick yellow smoke & flames. Xavier leans forward & kisses Nathalie lightly on the lips. She begins to cough & falls to the floor. The security guard falls as well.]

Woman - Monsieur Gerard!

[Xavier falls to the floor as the remaining store employees are also overcome. Xavier, being Immortal, recovers quickly, steps over sprawled bodies to back door & lets his partner in, a man wearing gas mask & carrying two briefcases.]

Francois - They look dead. What happened?

Xavier - They'll wake up in a few hours with a heck of a headache, but otherwise they'll be fine. CUT Clean out the manager's safe.

<Francois - [hands Xavier one of the briefcases] Here. CUT [runs up stairs to second floor while Xavier empties jewelry from display case into briefcase. He quickly returns, still wearing the mask.] I got it all. [sets briefcase on counter & holds up handful of jewelry] Look! We're rich! [laughs & tosses handful back into case]>

Xavier - You can take off your mask. It's safe.

Francois - You're sure?

Xavier - It's only potent for a few minutes. Trust me. You're safe.

Francois - Well, if you say so. [takes off gas mask] That's better. [Xavier smiles & nods.] Hey, I'll take these, boss. [reaches for briefcase]

Xavier - I think not. I lied. [Francois starts coughing.] You're dead.

Francois - [collapses] I'll see you in hell.

Xavier - [still smiling] Probably.


Establishing shot: St. Joseph's Chapel 2

St. Joseph's Chapel - confessional 3

<Girl - My mother doesn't know that she's breaking my heart.> CUT

Darius - Well, it's not a sin for your mother to date your ex-boyfriend. Bad taste, perhaps, but no sin.


Girl - I guess you're right.

Darius - I am. [senses 'buzz'] Go with God, my child... and God bless you.

[Girl leaves confessional & Xavier enters.]

Darius - The Lord be in your heart and on your lips so that you may freely and sincerely confess your sins.

Xavier - So, is God as good a business as they say, Darius?

Darius - Xavier...?

Xavier - I'm flattered you remember me.

Darius - Why are you here?

Xavier - I've come to confess, same as everyone else. Forgive me, Father, for I have sinned.

Darius - I will not hear this.

Xavier - You are a priest. And I AM a sinner. Isn't that how it goes? Or have you reinvented the position?

Darius - Why do this? It means nothing to you.

Xavier - Because it means everything to you. Here I am, humiliating one of the world's greatest warriors, and what does he do? Nothing. God, I love religion.

Darius - I pity you.

Xavier - Let's not get maudlin. Are you going to hear my confession or not? I bet you hear MacLeod's all the time.

Darius - If I must, yes.

Xavier - I've been a very bad boy. I've killed six people.

Darius - Why?

Xavier - Money. There's never enough. Looks like I'm gonna have to do it all over again.

Darius - Nothing touches you, does it? Where is your heart, Xavier? Where is your soul?

<Xavier - [laughs] CUT Who needs a soul? [leaves confessional]>


Jewelry store crime scene 1

LeBrun - Six dead. Including that one, Francois Bertrand. Why does a known criminal wind up dead with five innocent victims? [considers the scene] Maybe his partner got greedy.

M.E. - [holds up plastic baggy containing Xavier's gas pen] I'd say it was some toxic gas -- exceptionally toxic -- high dispersion factor. It took about five seconds to fill the room.

LeBrun - Poor bastards.

M.E. - I'll give you specifics later.

Detective - Security tapes, Inspector.

LeBrun - Thanks. I'm going back to my office and take a look at these.

M.E. - The security video tapes won't tell us much. They spray-painted the camera lenses.

LeBrun - Yeah... [raises voice] Okay. It was rush hour. Let's put some people out on the street and see if anyone saw anything. And I want a door to door in a four block radius. The guy went somewhere when he left here. 1


St. Joseph's Chapel - rectory 3


<[Darius, sitting at his desk, senses 'buzz' and looks up.]

DM - [enters room] So, my old friend, how are we today?

Darius - [shrugs] Mmph.

DM - You ready for our game?> Or are you afraid I'll finally beat you? [Darius doesn't answer.] What's the matter?

Darius - Sometimes being a Catholic priest is easier than other times.

DM - Anything you want to talk about?

Darius - Would that I could, my friend. Would that I could. [stands up] Now... to our game.

DM - I won't press, but if there's anything you need...

Darius - Yes, I know, but... some things must remain unsaid. [sits at chess board]

<DM - Okay, so who's move is it?

Darius - It's yours.

DM - [takes off jacket, sits opposite Darius] Are you sure?

Darius - Yes, very. Good move now, huh?> CUT

[Interesting note - the chess board is set up sideways from normal - instead of the white and black pieces being lined up in FRONT of each player respectively, the white pieces are lined up along DM's left/Darius' right and the black pieces are lined up along DM's right/Darius' left. After several centuries, maybe they got bored playing in the normal orientation?]

Darius - [interrupted by knock at door] Come in.

<LeBrun - [enters room] Father Darius? CUT

Darius - Yes?

LeBrun - MacLeod, what are you doing here?

DM - Playing chess? Uh, Father Darius, this is Inspector LeBrun of the Paris Police.>

Darius - Inspector... Can I help you?

LeBrun - I hope so... There was a robbery last night in a jewelry store a block away from here.

Darius - Yes, I heard. It's a terrible thing.

LeBrun - From the security video, we learned the robbery happened around six. Now, just after six, a man saw someone leave the store and enter this chapel. [DM glances at Darius.] He was a handsome black man, early thirties, well dressed. Do you remember seeing anyone fitting this description?

Darius - Yes, I do.

LeBrun - Who was he?

Darius - I'm sorry, I can't tell you.

LeBrun - The man is a murderer.

Darius - Whatever he is, I can't discuss it with you.

LeBrun - And why is that?

Darius - He came to confession.

LeBrun - He told you about the murders?

DM - He told it to him in the confessional, LeBrun. He wants to tell you, but he can't.

LeBrun - At least tell me his name.

Darius - I'm truly sorry, my son.

LeBrun - MacLeod, he's your friend... talk to him.

DM - He's also a priest.

LeBrun - The poison he used could have killed hundreds and that son-of-a-bitch -- Sorry, Father. -- He didn't even wear a gas mask.

DM - He was immune?

LeBrun - He enters the store, releases the gas, collapses -- just like everyone else. But two minutes later, he's back on his feet again like nothing happened... [DM stands up & moves away from LeBrun & Darius.] He's probably going to kill again.

Darius - I would do anything I could to stop it.

LeBrun - But you won't. CUT

<[DM stares at cross on Bible stand, which dissolves into Red Cross on canvas side of army ambulance.]

Darius - I can't...>


Flashback - Soissons, France, 1917 4


<[Men carrying stretchers run past, explosions nearby, men groaning in pain.]

Stan - [to DM, as explosion hits nearby ambulance] We have to get out of here, run! [They run for cover in a trench, behind a wooden crate.] This is the infirmary, you bastards! The war's over there! [to DM] I don't know why I volunteered for this war.

[Large armored vehicle drives up. Lettering on side reads:

5éme Division d'Intendance]

Soldier - Hey, the mail is here.

Stan - [sits on crate] I don't know about you, but I need a smoke.

DM - [looks at armored truck] Huh, it's pay day.

Soldier - [to guys unloading truck] Hurry up. These guys want to get paid. Come on, come on. We've got eight more stops to go.>

[DM stands, senses 'buzz'.]

Stan - Hey, what is it? What's wrong?

DM - There someone...

Stan - Who? [DM sees small metallic object fall to the ground nearby & runs toward it.] Hey, Mac! Mac!

[The metallic object explodes, releasing yellow gas. Everyone nearby, soldiers & wounded alike, begin coughing & falling down, including DM.]

DM - [as Stan runs to him] Stan, get back! It's mustard gas! [as Stan grabs him & starts trying to drag him to safety] Save yourself. [passes out]

Stan - Ah, stop trying to be a hero. [coughs, collapses under DM]

[Gas-masked figure emerges from the smoke & begins loading boxes back in the armored truck. DM revives with a start & figure senses his 'buzz' (deep, chuckling sound-effect). DM senses 'buzz' as well (normal sound-effect). DM, still affected by the gas, can only watch as the figure draws a sword & advances slowly.]

Xavier - [voice muffled by gas mask] My name is Xavier Saint Cloud. There can be only one.

[More soldiers arrive, wearing gas masks.]

Soldiers - [muffled shouting] They're all over the place! Go, quick. Let's move. This way.

Xavier - Another time. [climbs in armored truck & drives off]

DM - [rolls to the side &leans over Stan's body] Stan. [shakes Stan's shoulders] Stan. Stan! Stan! [realizes Stan is dead]


St. Joseph's Chapel - rectory 3

(resume previous scene)


<LeBrun - I beg you, Father... talk to me. Help me... [Darius sighs, says nothing, LeBrun turns to go.] This is on your head. [leaves]

DM - It's Xavier, isn't it?

Darius - [nods] I think I need a drink now.>


Establishing shot: Quay by barge 5

Inside barge 5

Tessa - [sculpting with clay] So tell me about her.

RR - She's beautiful. She's... she's smart, she's sexy. And she's classy. She's like you. And the thing is, I really think she's nuts about me.

Tessa - It's great you've found someone you like. How long have you known her?

RR - Well, just a few days. In fact, I'm supposed to meet her for lunch, and I do not want to be late. I will -- [kisses Tessa's cheek] -- see you later. [hops up steps to door] Good-bye, au revoir!

Tessa - Hey, you didn't tell me her... [RR is already gone.] ...name. [Phone rings. Tessa wipes off her hands & answers it.] Hello? ...Oh, hello, Achmed.... Well, I discussed the matter with the cultural attaché at your embassy. The Egyptian government has already agreed to send two pieces to the exhibition.... [Behind Tessa, Xavier enters the barge.] Yes, we have all the proper insurance.... Yes, the paperwork will be completed in triplicate.... Goodbye, Achmed. [hangs up] Bureaucrats.

Xavier - Forgive my intrusion, dear lady. I knocked, but--

Tessa - I didn't hear, I'm sorry. I was--

Xavier - Yes, I heard. My name is Gerard Fleuret.

Tessa - Can I help you?

Xavier - Actually, it is I who can help you.



DM - [enters barge] Tess? Tessa...?

Tessa - [comes out of galley] I'm here! I was just about to cook lunch. What do you feel like?

DM - Oh, nothing right now. I just came back to pick the speed boat up. [Tessa kisses him as she walks past.] You look happy about something.

Tessa - That terra cotta Fanti piece I was looking for... just walked into my collection.

DM - All by itself?

Tessa - This morning, this man shows up out of the blue -- Gerard Fleuret -- big collector. And he specializes in -- guess what?

DM - Seventeenth century African sculpture.

Tessa - Exactly. He read that interview I gave. He's offered to lend us a Fanti Queen.

DM - Not bad.

Tessa - I thought they were all lost, but he came across this one in Ghana. Said it cost him an arm and a leg.

DM - Did he say whose?

Tessa - Very funny, Duncan. And it's come at the perfect time. The showing for the Refugee Relief Fund is at the gallery tomorrow night.

<DM - TOMORROW night?

Tessa - Did you forget about it?

DM - 'Bout what?

Tessa - About the show.

DM - No, I didn't forget.

Tessa - Okay.> CUT Did you remember to have your tuxedo cleaned?

DM - [teasing] Yes, I remembered to have my tuxedo cleaned. [more serious] You know, the last time I wore a tuxedo...

Tessa - Was on the deck of the-- [leans forward to kiss him & he topples backward, taking her with him] Ah! --of the Titanic.

DM - You know what? You've got an awful mind.

Tessa - And you love it.

DM - Mm, I know. Come here. [pulls her head down for a kiss]


The Seine

[DM drives the speedboat away from the barge6, along the river7, eventually mooring it at a quiet dock in a small stream or inlet.8]


French warehouse 8

[DM walks along path beside some old buildings. Two toughs appear behind him.]

Tough #1 - Can I help you, monsieur?

DM - [turns] I'm looking for Dalou.

Tough #1 - Who are you?

DM - A friend.

Tough #1 - I know all of Mr. Dalou's friends, and you're not one of them.

DM - Why don't we ask him? [starts to turn & Tough #1 grabs his arm] Please don't. [Tough #1 swings at DM with his other hand & DM blocks, punches him in the face, then kicks him in the groin & pushes him away.]

Tough #2 - [pulls out gun] Stop! [DM kicks gun from his hand & knocks him out.]

[Both toughs are now lying unconscious on the grass. DM continues to walk among the buildings.]

Dalou - [offscreen] Right there is fine. [appears around corner of building in front of DM with shotgun. DM stops.] Smart boy.


Inside warehouse 8

[DM enters warehouse with Dalou behind him, shotgun ready. DM stops & turns.]

DM - Dalou. [off Dalou's stare] Don't you recognize me?

Dalou - Duncan MacLeod! It's... it's impossible. You must be his son. [nods to himself] MacLeod's son. You could be no one else. Welcome. Your father and I had a hell of a time in the resistance together.

DM - Yeah, he told me.

Dalou - You look just like him -- it's incredible! Incredible! Ah! Did he tell you about the time we got a message from DeGaulle himself?

DM - Yes.

Dalou - He wanted us -- he expressly asked for us -- to blow up the railway bridges at Compiegne.

DM - [laughs] Besançon.

Dalou - What are you talking about?

DM - The bridges were north of Besançon.


Dalou - [chuckles] That's right. [taps his forehead] Ah, it's all in here. Just like it happened yesterday. How is your father?

DM - He died some time ago.

Dalou - Ah. I'll grieve for him. Well, what is it I can do for you?

DM - Well, my father told me there wasn't much that went down in Paris without you knowing about it.

Dalou - Oh, I am... somewhat connected.

DM - There was a robbery last night -- a jewelry store on Rue Montcalm. Six people died.

Dalou - I know. It's bad business -- it's bad FOR business. Parisians don't mind a little larceny now and then. If it's done with ingenuity, no one gets hurt. But... killing for no reason... ah.


DM - The police think one of the dead was involved in the robbery. I was wondering if you knew him.

Dalou - Why is this important to you?

DM - I think the man that did the killing murdered a good friend of mine.

Dalou - You want revenge?

DM - I want him dead.

Dalou - The thief who died was named Francois. He worked for me from time to time. He was a good boy. Loyal. He always did what he was told. I used to court his mother when she was young. [DM clasps his hand in thanks & turns to go.] Ah... If you find the killer... and need my help...

DM - If I find him... I won't.


Establishing shot: Quay by barge 5

Inside barge 5


<RR - [leading woman into barge] Welcome to my lovely home. Do you like it?

Renee - Yeah, it's nice.

RR - Very nice, huh? [sniffs] Ooh, you smell great. [shows Renee around] We got the kitchen area back there, a little work area here, an area for chess, and THIS... is the bedroom area. [They kiss.]

Tessa - [lying on couch, sits up] Hello.

RR - [breaks kiss, surprised] Tessa. Ha. Hi, uh, I didn't expect you back here for a little while. Um, I'd like to introduce you to Renee.>

Tessa - Renee, nice to see you again.

Renee - Tessa...

RR - [surprised] You guys know each other?

Renee - Mm-hm.

Tessa - We've met. Renee is one of our patrons.

<RR - Oh, well, that's great! You guys are friends. Excellent. CUT Well, listen, we were just about to take a little stroll along the Seine -- you want to join us?>

Renee - Well, I'm sure Tessa is much too busy to tag along with us.

Tessa - Maybe next time.

RR - Okay. [to Renee] Shall we?

Renee - Come on.

RR - Bye-bye, Tessa.

Renee - It's always nice to see you, Tessa.


Establishing shot: Quay by barge, night 5

Inside barge, night 5

Tessa - He doesn't know.

DM - It's not something he'd tell you, even if he did.

Tessa - I called Renee. She hasn't told him she's married. For her it's all a big joke... a fling with a young, virile lover. She was laughing. You don't look shocked.

DM - You are?

Tessa - A little. Besides, she must be at least ten years older than he is!

DM - [laughs] Hold on a minute. You're stepping on dangerous ground, here.

Tessa - You know what I mean. She's using him, and he's taking it seriously. I know this woman... she's not going to leave her rich, influential husband for Richie.

DM - Okay, I guess he ought to be told.

Tessa - So... when are you going to tell him?

DM - Me? [Tessa smiles & nods. DM chuckles nervously.]


Establishing shot: St. Joseph's Chapel 2

St. Joseph's Chapel 2

Darius - [at Francois' funeral, reciting the 23rd Psalm] "Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord forever." God bless you, Francois. [to mourners] And God bless all of you.

Dalou - [to Fancois' mother, Anne] Is everything all right? [Anne looks at him sadly & walks away. He follows & stops by DM.] I will never forget what you did today.

DM - Well, anyone would have--

Dalou - --buried him in a pauper's grave and been done with it. It's because of you that he will rest in holy ground. Your father would have been proud. [walks away]

DM - See you around, Dalou.


[moments later]

Anne - [looks at money in envelope] Oh, no, you've done enough already.

DM - It's from your son.

Anne - Bless you. [sits down]

DM - [joins her] Maybe you can help me.

Anne - What can I do for you?

DM - Tell me all you know about the man that killed your son.


Anne - All I know is... Francois came home one day and said he'd met a man who was going to make him rich -- and they were going to meet again that night.

DM - Where?

Anne - In this café near Saint Michel.

DM - Le Picotin?

Anne - Yes, that's it. CUT


Outside St. Joseph's 2

DM - Thanks for fixing it with the Archbishop.

Darius - I may have neglected to ask his permission. Use caution. Xavier is ruthless.

DM - He'd better be. [walks off]

Darius - MacLeod...


Café Le Picotin 9

Xavier - [smiles as he reads newspaper headlines] Waiter... more coffee.

Waiter - Right away.

[Xavier suddenly senses another immortal (deep, chuckling 'buzz'), stand up & looks around, finally spots DM in 2nd floor window across the street. Xavier turns to run. DM jumps from window to chase him.]

Man #1 - [reacting to DM jumping from window] Whoa! What the--?

Man #2 - [as Xavier runs past him, knocking box of fruit from his hands] Hey! [He bends to pick things up & DM runs past, pushing him down.] Hey!

[Xavier runs into a kitchen.]

Chef - Hey, get out of my kitchen! What are you--

[Xavier shoves chef against wall & leaps through window out into street. DM follows, pushing past chef & jumping through broken window.]

Chef - [yelling through broken window] You tourists!


Sidewalk by park 10

[DM continues to chase Xavier. Xavier runs into traffic cop, pushing him down, then past some construction workers.]

Worker - Hey, slow down!

[Xavier turns, sees DM catching up to him, stops & pulls out gas canister, activates it & throws it towards DM. The canister lands on pile of sand by construction workers.]

Worker - Look out!

[DM lunges for canister and, thinking fast, climbs on cement truck nearby & drops it in. Xavier takes off running again.]


Inside barge 5

Tessa - You said Darius had been a Buddhist and a Hindu. Why is it so important that he now respect this rule about the confessional?

DM - Well, you said it. Respect. I don't think Darius believes in religion or a set of rules...

Tessa - Then what does he believe?

DM - Being your brother's keeper. I think Darius, if he has to help mankind, he has to honor their codes.

Tessa - Even when they protect a murderer?

DM - The courts protect murderers and innocents alike. No one suggests that we destroy them.

Tessa - Why do I argue with you?

DM - Because you're contrary by nature.

Tessa - I am not!

LeBrun - [offscreen] MacLeod! Are you there? 2

DM - Yes, you are.

Tessa - No, I'm not. CUT

<DM - Yes, you are.

Tessa - No, I am... not. [smiles]

DM - See what I mean? [Tessa growls. DM leaves.]>


Barge deck 5

DM - Inspector.

LeBrun - Who is he, MacLeod?

DM - Who's that?

LeBrun - The guy you were chasing. Talk to me. It was the same guy who confessed to the priest, wasn't it? His description matches. Where's he hiding?

DM - I don't know.

LeBrun - You always know more than you're saying.

DM - His name won't mean anything to you... and even if I did tell you where I met him, you wouldn't believe me. Trust me on this.

LeBrun - If this man kills again because you're holding out on me... I will personally have your head.

DM - Well, I think you're gonna have to wait in line.

LeBrun - Remember what I said. [walks down gangplank]

DM - LeBrun! [LeBrun turns back.] We're on the same side.

LeBrun - That's what worries me. [drives off]

Tessa - [comes up behind DM] Maybe you should have told him.

<DM - Told him what exactly? CUT That I met Xavier in 1917 and he was wearing a gas mask, but I'm not quite sure? How's that going to help him?>

Tessa - How are you going to find him? You know he's not going back to that café.

DM - Well, my guess is that Darius has known Xavier a lot longer than I have... maybe he can tell me something.

Darius - [voice-over] Long ago 3 I found him hiding from the police in my church.


Outside St. Joseph's Chapel 11

Darius - (continued) He was a... he was a petty thief then. They would have guillotined him for stealing a piece of jewelry. No, that's hardly a crime to die for. And later I had news of him robbing, murdering... He was sentenced to life, but he escaped.

DM - Where did he go?

Darius - Well, he fled to West Africa, India -- he lived there like a king. And he must have spent his fortune and now he's here in Paris to collect more. I should have stopped him. LeBrun was right. People will die because of me.

DM - Not because of you. Because of him.

Darius - Perhaps it's time that... Perhaps it's time that I should leave my sanctuary.

DM - Leave if you want, but not over this. Xavier's mine. Besides, he's killed too many already. [Suddenly stands up as he senses 'buzz'. Darius stands, too (low hum sound effect).]

Xavier - I'm afraid the two of you together is more good news than I can take. Holy ground's a wonderful thing. It allows us to speak almost like friends.

DM - What do you want?

Xavier - Actually, I've come to make another confession. You see, I enjoy the company of my own kind. I find humans, um... limited.

DM - Oh, so in your arrogance, you kill them.

Xavier - No, I kill them because... What's the difference? They all die anyway.

DM - So can Immortals.

Xavier - True, but not today.

DM - Really?

Xavier - [pulls out another gas canister] I wouldn't try following me. You may not find any fresh cement this time.

DM - I'll be seeing you real soon, Xavier.

Xavier - Sooner than you think, MacLeod. [leaves]


Inside barge 5

DM - [enters barge, sees RR lying on couch] What're you doing in here? Practicing to be a politician or something?

RR - Mac, you ever been... you know...

DM - What do I know?

RR - You ever had it bad for an older woman?

DM - [chuckles] Well, the situation hasn't come up recently.

RR - Ha, ha, ha. Very funny. You know what I mean. You know I've been seeing this woman, Renee, recently, and it's like she's...

DM - Married.

RR - What?

DM - Renee's married.

RR - What're you talking about? Is that what Tessa said?

DM - [sighs melodramatically] I'm sorry, partner. Hasn't she told you? CUT

<RR - No, she didn't tell me that she was married! Okay, yes, yes, she said that she was married, but... but... but I thought that was like, as in the past. You know, ancient history. You're putting me on.

DM - Do I look like I'm putting you on?

RR - Well, sometimes with you, I never know.

DM - Oh, well, grand. But I'm not putting you on.

RR - She's married. Oh, man. Well, I mean, it's not like it really matters, right? You know, I mean when two people are tight... It's gonna be tough on her husband when she tells him, though.

DM - Richie, don't you think you're taking this a little fast?

RR - Fast? Mac, you have no idea what's gone on between me and this woman. It was like, she saw me, I saw her -- boom.

DM - Boom?

RR - Yes.

DM - Richie, sometimes when you meet somebody, there's an attraction. But...

RR - No, no, no, no, Mac. I am not talking about an 'attraction'. I am talking about the real thing. I just feel sorry for her old man. 4 [DM gives him a look. RR shrugs, sits back down, plays with a plaster model of a hand for a moment, 5 looks at DM.] What? [DM smiles & waves it off as nothing.]>


Art gallery 12

Tessa - [admiring Fanti statue] It's spectacular. I don't know how to thank you, Monsieur Fleuret.

Xavier - Gerard, please. I hear you've invited some of the more prominent philanthropists of our fair city.

Tessa - That's right.

Xavier - Excellent. And I will finally be able to meet your boyfriend -- what was his name?

Tessa - Duncan MacLeod. He promised faithfully to be here.

Xavier - I'm so glad. And what time is this event?

Tessa - Eight.

Xavier - That means everyone should be here by nine. [laughs] The French are never on time.

Tessa - [as phone rings offscreen] Excuse me a moment. [exits to answer phone]

[Xavier picks up Fanti statue & lifts cover from hollow base. A bomb timer sits inside. Xavier sets timer for 9:00:00, replaces cover, & sets statue back on top.]

Tessa - [walks back into room] I'll see you this evening.

Xavier - I may be a few minutes late, but I wouldn't miss this for the world.


Gallery entrance, night 12

Renee - [arrives with her husband, sees RR lounging against column at top of stairs] Richie...

RR - Madame de Tassigny, how good of you to make it. And this, I presume, must be your husband. It is a pleasure to meet you, sir. [shakes Albert's hand]

Albert - How do you do?

RR - Very well, thank you. I'm Richard Ryan, Tessa Noel's associate. I can't tell you how much we appreciate your generous contribution. Oh please, don't let me keep you. Have a wonderful evening.

Renee - Thank you, Mr. Ryan.

RR - [as they walk away] Uh, Madame de Tassigny... [She turns.] If I may have one small moment, please?

Renee - [to Albert] Go and talk to your friends. I'll be right in, cheri. [walks over to RR] Richie, I meant to...

RR - It's okay. He seems like a nice guy.

Renee - Well, he is.

RR - Renee, I've been doing a lot of thinking.

Renee - I see.

RR - We can't keep seeing each other.

Renee - We can't?

RR - Ah, maybe if we'd met in another time... or another place... I don't know. But he is your husband.

Renee - Yes, he is.

RR - Well, I'm glad you understand. Good-bye, Renee. [kisses her on the cheek, walks down steps]

Renee - Good-bye, Richie. [He looks back.] Another time. Another place. 6


Inside gallery 12

Tessa - So, what do you think of our fertility goddess?

DM - I think she's wasting her time around me. [holds up glass of wine] Here, you want it? [Tessa accepts glass.] Where's the donor?

Tessa - He said he might be a few minutes late. [quietly] Take a look at these people. Have you ever seen so many diamonds?

DM - Once -- King Solomon's Mines, but that's a long story.

Tessa - Some other time.

LeBrun - [offscreen] MacLeod. [DM looks up.] Can I have a word with you?

DM - [follows LeBrun to empty corner] What is it?

LeBrun - It's time to go downtown, MacLeod.

DM - Is that really necessary?

LeBrun - A witness saw you throw something into a cement mixer. We dug it up... it was a nerve gas canister. The same kind of gas used in the jewelry store.

DM - Was anyone hurt?

LeBrun - No. You guessed right. The concrete deactivated it.

DM - Then you don't need to talk to me. [starts to walk off but LeBrun stops him]

LeBrun - We also ID'd the guy you were chasing. We think his name is Xavier St. Cloud. Where is he?

DM - If I knew, you wouldn't have to worry about him.

LeBrun - This is no time for personal vendettas, MacLeod. Let's go.

DM - Give me a moment. [LeBrun nods.]

Tessa - [talking to older couple] Excuse me. [joins DM] What does LeBrun want?

DM - Me. Downtown. Now. I'll be back as soon as I can. [kisses her cheek]


Paris street, night 13

LeBrun - [riding with DM in back seat of car] We believe this man... this Xavier St. Cloud, came from West Africa.

DM - Why?

LeBrun - InterPol reports a similar crime fifteen years ago. A drug lord was found gassed in his mansion. The place had been looted. The guy got away with millions in cash and a priceless collection of seventeenth century African sculpture.

DM - [remembering Fanti statue -- the timer reads 8:41:01]12 West African sculpture?

LeBrun - Yes, why?

DM - It would take too long to explain. [opens car door & throws himself out, starts running back toward gallery]

LeBrun - Hey, hey, MacLeod!9


Inside gallery, night 12

[Tessa looks at her watch -- almost 9:00. Bomb timer reads 8:59:40.]


Street outside gallery, night 1

[Xavier watches gallery entrance from car across the street.]


Establishing shot: Gallery entrance, night 12

Street outside gallery, night 1

Xavier - Where's MacLeod?


Street near gallery, night 13

[Bomb timer reads 8:59:46. DM runs down street.]

Street outside gallery, night 1

[Xavier senses DM's approach.]


Art gallery, night 12

[DM reaches gallery & runs inside.]

Man - [as DM pushes his way through crowd] Hey!

Tessa - [as DM grabs Fanti statue & looks at it] What are you doing?! [Bomb timer reads 8:59:55.] What are you doing?!

Man - [in background] How rude. This is incredible.

[DM shoves statue at Tessa & starts examining base. He removes cover, pulls out bomb, & yanks black wire away as bomb timer reads 8:59:59. Bomb timer stops at 9:00:00.]

DM - [sighs in relief] Fleuret is Xavier.

Man - [in background] I was speaking to the woman. I'm sure it's all just a show.


Street outside gallery, night 1

[Xavier looks at his watch]


Gallery entrance, night 12

[LeBrun's car drives up to gallery entrance with lights & siren on.]

Gallery security guard - What's going on? May I help you? What can I do for you?


Street outside gallery, night 1

[Realizing his plan has failed, Xavier drives off.]


Establishing shot: Quay by barge 5

Barge - on deck, night 5

DM - [to Xavier, who is creeping around on the deck] I've been waiting for you. [Xavier looks up.] Don't bother with the gas. There's nobody home.

Xavier - [holding gas canister] You do turn up most unexpectedly, MacLeod.

DM - I think we both expected this.

Xavier - I'm just trying to earn a few francs. [puts gas canister in pocket] After all, a man's got to live. [draws sword]

DM - Not necessarily. [attacks]

[As fight progresses, Xavier pulls out gas canister again & holds it aloft in his left hand. DM responds by slicing the hand from Xavier's arm. Xavier screams & runs for the river, dropping his sword & diving into the water. DM does the same (minus the screaming).]


Barge - on deck, next morning 5

RR - Any sign of the lord and master?

Tessa - He's been gone all night. I don't know where he is.

RR - Well, don't worry. He'll turn up. He always does. Tess... I need to ask you a question.

Tessa - Sure.

RR - [takes deep breath] Am I as big a fool as I feel?

Tessa - What do you mean?

<RR - I said all this stuff to Renee last night. I thought I was, like, breaking her heart. CUT Little did I know she was happily married. All I was, was just a fling on the side. I never really meant a thing to her, did I?>

Tessa - She married for wealth and convenience. Passion is not something that is so easy to come by.

RR - Passion...? She told you I was passionate? [Tessa shrugs.] Hm. Well, I suppose there are worse things one could be than a sex object. [sees DM walking along river] Ah, look who's here.

Tessa - [runs to DM] Are you okay?

DM - Yeah.

Tessa - Did you find him?

DM - No, he's gone. I found some blood and tracks a few miles downriver.

Tessa - LeBrun has been calling you all morning. He wants to talk to you.

DM - Oh, I bet he does. But right now, I just want to get some sleep. [They enter barge.]

Tessa - Duncan... do you think he will--

DM - Probably. He won't forget what I did to him. He's still out there somewhere. He'll be back.


End of "For Tomorrow We Die"

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