EXT. STREETWALK - DAY
Leah and Robert are walking, slowly now. Leah has a sober look on her face.
You're telling me you guys never die.
Unless we lose our heads.
So, that guy you fought. He's dead?
And what was with the light show?
You draw the other Immortal's essence, his
power into your own body. That was the
first time I've ever experienced it.
This is a lot to absorb.
I know it is. I imagine, after this, you'll be
wanting me to walk you home, never to see
Are you kidding? This is the most exciting
thing that's ever happened to me before. It's
like some kind of fantasy. How long have you
Not that long. I've only been Immortal a short
time. Connor's been around over four hundred
years. He's from the highlands of Scotland. When
he was mortal, it was like Braveheart over there.
Peter McGuire's been around a long time, at least
a little over two thousand years.
That would explain his patience. How does it
Becoming Immortal? You have to die a violent
death. I was stabbed.
Leah is taking this all in stride.
Wow. And if you don't die a violent death?
You die of old age. Most Immortal's probably
I'd bet. I don't see how anyone could live forever,
only to outlive all those they love...
Sometimes more than once or twice. I've not been
"lucky" enough to experience that pain yet.
I'm glad for you.
They walk up to a Hotel.
Want to come in? Connor and Peter's probably
here by now.
Wouldn't miss it.
INT. HOTEL ROOM - DAY
We find Connor and Peter sitting on chairs around a small table, laughing
as they talk about
what they've been up to.
The door opens and Robert and Leah walk in.
Ah, the waitress. Nice to see you again.
Leah! It's been a while.
Leah smiles at the preacher.
You've been well, I trust, Brother Pete.
We were hoping to talk with you in private,
Connor's face turns serious.
You told her. About us?
She got to witness it first hand. We were
Did you escape.
More than that. I took his head.
Connor nods his head, impressed.
Your first Quickening.
Robert nods his head in acknowledgment.
Good job. You kept your head in battle.
It was... words can't explain the sensation.
Robert blushes as he looks over at the preacher, who laughs.
You could say that.
Well, since that's out of the way, Robert Logan,
Peter gets up and shakes the young man's hand.
I've heard a lot about you.
And I you. You've grown up rough.
Robert takes a seat, beside Leah.
Yeah, I was a drifter. Didn't really have
That's not an ideal way to grow up, but it
may make the rest of your life easier. You'll
find that you'll drift along as time goes by.
Sure you may settle somewhere for fifty, sixty
years, but in an Immortal's life, that's nothing.
You have to accept this.
Like you said, I've had practice.
Good, then you probably have some patience.
I waited out Connor's desire not to train me.
That gets a laugh from both men.
I see. Connor is good at training you to deal with
the physical aspects of being an Immortal. Whether
you want to or not, you will be forced to fight for
your life. As you found out earlier today. That's
Connor's job. He wants me to help you with the
mental and emotional aspect of it. In exchange,
he's agreed that you two will do something to
help me out.
I've not struggled with anything personally for
a long time. I've always been at peace with myself.
Well, maybe not ALWAYS, but for the last couple
thousand years I have. So it troubles me when a
pupil of mine takes it on himself to wipe out our kind.
I take it he's behind all the recent Immortal deaths.
I would be willing to guess that he's behind some
of them. You've already been tracked down once,
he will find you eventually. You must try and talk
him out of it.
Or stop him if need be.
By now, he is powerful. More powerful than when
I saw him a short time ago. Deep down, he's a
good person, but tragedy and grief have driven him
almost mad, as it has done many times throughout the
I guess this will be the first test I will face as an
Wrong. You've already passed your first test and only
test earlier today. The time for tests are over. This is
a fight for survival.
EXT. ROADHOUSE BAR - NIGHT
Daniel enters the seedy bar that is packed to capacity this night.
People are rowdy and the place
is in chaos. A fight breaks out in the corner and a band on a small stage is playing country music
and generally being ignored except for the occasional beer bottle tossed their way.
Nonplused, Daniel walks up to the bartender.
Hey, you know Baxter Paxton?
The tender jerks his thumb in the direction at the end of the bar where
a man sits alone, sipping at
The man grunts.
Daniel starts that way when a big BIKER steps in his path. Obviously drunk.
Can I help you?
The Biker sneers, looking for a fight.
Don't be a smart ass, pretty boy. You'll
make it worse on yourself.
Watch it, bubba.
Daniel snaps his fist right in the big guy's nose. The man goes
down for the count. Folks around the
bar laugh at the big lug.
Daniel continues down the bar and up to the man.
Martin? That you?
Yes, I am. What of it?
I was wandering if you had any info.
Of the ever living kind, I assume?
I need to know if there's been any Immortal
Even pasted, I can answer that....
He trails off.
Baxter comes back to reality.
Headless stiff found in the Alamo of
all places just this afternoon. Watch
the bloody news sometimes, man.
Daniel motions to the barkeep.
Another round for this guy. On me.
He slaps some money on the bar. The bartender nods.
Daniel makes his way out of the bar.
EXT. ROADHOUSE BAR - NIGHT
Chi waits, standing by a car as Daniel walks up. A BURLY MAN lays
on the ground beside him, not
He want your wheels?
I had to decline his offer. So?
Looks like we're making a trip to
San Antonio, Texas.
Can you find them once we get there?
Usually it would be easy. But I know
someone who can help and that makes
it even easier.
INT. HOTEL ROOM - MORNING
Robert walks out of the bathroom with the sound of a toilet flushing
behind him. Connor
is there, flipping through the channels.
Let me guess. When you were my age, you
were lucky to hear a tale around the campfire
and us young kids today have it easy, what
with the television and other modern thingiwitches.
Actually, I wish we had one of these back in
Robert chuckles as he puts on a shirt.
So, what's the plan today?
Peter's going to be doing his usual thing, and
I'm going fishing.
You have a thing for fishing, don't you?
It relaxes me.
You don't need me to come with you, do you?
I was assuming you would be spending time
with Leah today.
You assumed right.
She's taking this Immortal thing rather well,
don't you think?
Yeah. Maybe I'll get around to asking her
about that one day.
Don't have too much fun. I know for a fact
that there's one thing that's a bigger rush
than a Quickening...
Enough of that. See ya later, Connor.
Heh heh. Later.
EXT. POND - MORNING
Robert lays down on a small dock as Leah sits up dangling her feet in the water.
I just thought a bigger deal would be made
out of it, that's all. Seems like an important
milestone in someone's life, you know. The
first Quickening. Maybe I'll celebrate it every
year, like a birthday or something.
Maybe they didn't make such a big deal about it
because they thought they'd give you a bigger
head than you already have.
That's below the belt.
Bummer, I was aiming for right below the chin.
You know, the fatal blow.
Yeah, well, I'm still stoked about it. Nothing's
gonna damper that. I feel I can take on the
I'd make sure I could take on America first,
if I were you. How about a little game?
Truth or truth.
How would you play that?
It's like truth or dare, but without the dare. I
ask a question, you answer truthfully. You
ask one, I answer truthfully.
Okay, I guess we can do that. Shoot.
Are you really happy, being what you are?
What, an orphan or an Immortal?
Leah gives him a "what do you think" look.
Honestly, I'm very happy with it now. For
so long, I went from here to there to wherever
with no destination. Now, it's like, I have a
purpose. There's a reason for me being here.
What, to go around killing one another?
Not really. Like this guy that Connor and
Peter were talking about. He's killing a lot
of people on a vengeance streak and he's
got to be stopped. If Connor and I stop him,
I'll consider that purposeful. Of course, that's
how I feel now. Ask me again in a couple
hundred years and I might feel differently.
This illicits a smile from Leah.
Okay, I'll accept that. Your turn.
He doesn't take long to think.
Why do you hang around me? You know it's
dangerous and you know I'm different from other
Because you are unique. Not many people are
lucky to have people like you touch their lives,
and I'm one of those lucky few. Not only that,
you are one of the most gentlemanly people I've
ever met. Most guys just wanna jump my pants,
but you haven't, and I like that about you. When
it comes down to it, I can't really put my finger
on why and explain it, but there's something about
you that attracts me.
Robert's expression shows that that's not the answer he was expecting.
He sits up and scoots
closer to Leah, letting his feet dangle by hers.
Uh huh. You're turn again.
This is the one that's I've been burning
to know since last night.
Yeah? And what's that?
Her eyes pierce his.
When are you gonna stop being such a gentleman
and kiss me?
That's all he needs. The fire in him finally breaks the surface and in the next second they are locked and ready to go as they embrace in one of the most passionate kisses you can imagine.
As they continue to lip lock, we...
INT. CHURCH - DAY
We swoop through the huge double doors and follow down the middle isle.
On each side of the isle
are rows of intrically carved pews. The windows are fine stain glass and statues of Jesus, Mary,
and Angels are all over the place.
We follow down the aisle until we reach the ALTER. Here we find
Peter McGuire kneeling
in prayer for his friends to be successful.
The camera focuses on Peter's face as he raises his head and his eyes
open. He stands up, taking
in the full frame.
The camera pulls back and to include Daniel Martin and Chi Chang in
frame, standing not five feet behind
Peter. I've come to ask you a question.
Peter turns around and meets Daniel's gaze.
We've heard that there are Immortals in town.
There's always Immortals in town.
Not just you, my friend. You have to understand,
Peter, they are...
What, a danger? No, Daniel. It saddens me to say
this, but you are a danger. A danger to everyone that
comes in contact with you. What did I spend those
years teaching you, Daniel? Every life is precious.
Daniel casts his eyes down.
EVERY life is precious! Who gave you the RIGHT to
go around and decide who lives and who dies. We
are all the children of God! He created us, gave us
each gifts and it is not up to YOU to decide that the
gifts are evil or not. It is up to Him.
He points heaven wards for emphasis.
Please, Daniel. You have to stop this. You are
not helping a thing. Soon, you'll meet up with one
who is more powerful than you and you will lose
your head. Many more Immortals will be left.
What then? Your crusade will have been for naught.
Daniel can't bring himself to answer. He actually seems ashamed in the presence of his teacher.
Chi doesn't have that hindrance.
He will be of no help. And we can't leave him alive.
Peter's eyes burn into Daniel's.
Am I to be next in your hunt for vengeance?
Are you going attack me on Holy Ground?
Daniel backs up, as if to make a move to leave.
Come on, Chi. He won't help us. We'll have
to do this ourselves.
Chi reaches behind his back and brings his sword out.
I do not have such restrictions placed upon me.
Immortals on Holy Ground, Immortals on any
ground. I will take them.
He moves to strike at Peter, who rolls out of the way.
ALL Immortals, Daniel. Including yourself when
this is over. That was the deal, remember?
Daniel, resigned, leaves the building, refusing to watch the fight.
Peter reaches behind the pulpit and brings out a sword. He stands
and lets Chi make a move
before he does anything. Chi slashes down and Peter blocks him.
EXT. CHURCH - DAY
Daniel opens the doors and steps outside. He sits on the steps
and gazes into the distance.
He hears the sounds of battle come from the building behind him. He closes his eyes shut
as hard as he can. Tears start pouring down his face as he hears Peter give out a yell.
INT. CHURCH - DAY
Chi, standing in front of a pew, leaps in the air as Peter takes a swipe
at his feet. He jumps backward
onto the pew and, not hesitating, flips over Peter's back. Peter gives a fierce kick behind him, but his
leg is grabbed by Chi and he is thrown forward, landing on his face.
Without wasting a moment, Chi charges and strikes down at Peter, who
quickly moves out of the
Peter gets up and lets a high kick go at Chi's face. It catches
him full force and knocks him backwards
onto his butt. Peter stabs his sword at Chi's chest, but Chi brings his sword up, blocks it out of the
way and stabs Peter in the chest.
Peter's face shows pain as Chi removes his sword. Chi leaps to
his feet, spins and brings his
sword cleanly through Peter's neck.
Peter's head falls to the ground next to his feet. His hand drops
the sword and his body crumples
to the ground.
Daniel, back in control of his emotions, still sits on the steps.
He looks behind as he hears a
door open. Chi exits the church and looks down at Daniel.
It's done. Let's go.
He walks off towards the car.
Daniel moves slowly to his feet. He sighs and casts his head to the sky.
Sorry, old friend. I hope you're peaceful
He walks off in the same direction as Chi.
EXT. LEAH'S HOUSE - AFTERNOON
A small, unassuming little house without much of a front yard.
It sits in a neighborhood
full of such houses.
Leah and Robert walk hand in hand down the sidewalk leading to the house.
Well, here we are.
You're a horrible liar.
No, I mean it. It's a place to live and
just having that is nice.
Okay, I'll take that.
INT. HOUSE - AFTERNOON
The key turns the lock on the door and the door swings open.
It's not a lot, but I like it like that.
They walk in and immediately Robert tenses up.
What is it?
Stay right here.
Robert draws his sword and steps deeper into the darkened house.
Leah yelps and Robert spins
around to find Chi, holding a sword to Leah's neck
Daniel steps out of the shadows next to him.
Where's your friend?
Who are you?
It's very simple. You take us to your buddy
and I can keep Chi here from killing the girl.
I don't know exactly, but he said he was going
Fishing, huh? I guess we'll start having to make
INT. CAR - DAY
Daniel's driving the car, while Robert sits in the passenger seat. Chi is in the back with Leah.
It wasn't that hard finding you. We knew
there were Immortals in town. That stunt
you pulled at the Alamo wouldn't go unnoticed.
We tried help, but unfortunately that didn't
He says the last in a sorrowful voice.
You knew him? I'm not suprised.
He wanted my friend and I to try to
talk to you.
It won't work. He tried talking to me himself
earlier today and it didn't work coming from him.
You killed him.
He nods back to Chi, who sits expressionless.
The very thing you are trying to fight. You've
become you're enemy.
He says the next words with venom, hoping for a response.
Daniel doesn't answer, just stares straight at the road. He continues
talking about how he found
them as if he didn't stop, trying to put Peter's death away from his mind.
Anyways, we started asking around. We found
the little cafe missy here works in and her co-workers
told me of the strangers she's befriended. Of course
it was possible you weren't Immortals, but we were
taking every chance to find you. We hid out in the
house and if you weren't Immortals, we would leave
and you would never have known we were there. But
I knew the second the door opened you were an Immortal,
I could feel it. You could feel it too when you walked
in. The sword was the giveaway for Chi here.
Are you finished being Johnny Explain-it-all?
Daniel flashes him a mean look.
I don't care how you found us, but you're putting
this girl in danger and I don't see how that lives
up to what you're all about. Aren't you on this
little crusade because you're wife was killed in the
Game? What about Bruce Lee over there?
We won't hurt the girl. When we've dealt with you
and your friend, she'll be let go, untouched.
Chi nods his agreement.
And if you won't kill her, what makes you think
I'll be good?
Because if you don't, Chi has no compunctions
about killing an innocent to get to the "real evil"
as he calls it.
Robert casts a glance back at the warrior and catches his eyes. He believes it.
EXT. LAKESIDE - DAY
The sun is slowly descending and night is almost upon us, but it's still
a bit away. The quartet
look out over the lake and see no boats of any kind or any activity at all.
We've been all around this lake and more
like it and we've found nothing.
Maybe he didn't go to a lake. Maybe he's
down a river or something.
We're getting Impatient.
He tosses Robert his sword. Robert deftly catches it.
That's it, huh? We just go at it now?
Don't worry, we'll make it a challenge
Chi steps up and draws his sword. They both face Robert down.
Two on one? Isn't this against the rules?
No one here gives two shits about the
He strikes and Robert blocks. Both try to overpower him, but Robert
fends them off. He kicks up
and strikes Daniel in the face, knocking him down, then ducks a blow by Chi. He brings his sword
up, trying to skewer Chi through his stomach. Chi spins out of the way.
As Robert duels with Chi, he has a hard time keeping up.
Block, strike, block, block, block,
Daniel runs up once again and Robert spins around swinging his sword
to take Daniel's head.
Daniel blocks and Robert's kicked from behind by Chi.
Chi motions Daniel to step back.
Give me the satisfaction of taking this
one on my own.
Daniel steps back and walks over to Leah.
Chi and Robert glare at each other. Robert yells in rage and charges
Chi. He swings at his neck.
Chi LEAPS into the air over the sword and kicks Robert in the head.
Robert cries out in pain and falls to the ground, dropping his sword.
Chi steps up to him and
swings down. Robert dodges and jumps to his feet. Chi is blocking his way to his sword.
Chi swings to Robert's midsection. Robert DIVES headfirst over
the sword, lands and rolls,
coming up with his sword. He swings behind him, but Chi blocks the blow. Chi lets out
another kick, once again knocking Robert's sword away.
Chi puts his own sword down and starts pummeling Robert with karate
punches, some of which
Robert block, most of which he doesn't.
Robert's feeling punch drunk by now, so Chi leaps into the air, kick's
Robert in the side of the face again,
lands with that foot and brings his other one around in a back spin kick that knocks Robert senseless
to the ground.
He kicks Robert in the side when he's down and Robert groans in pain.
Chi smiles as he kicks
him again and again. Robert lays there, moaning.
Finally, Chi is finished kicking the crap out of him, and he goes to
pick up his sword. He walks
up to the beaten Robert and raises the sword.
Leah screams and tries to charge, but Daniel holds her.
BOOM BOOM BOOM!!!!!
A gunshot is heard.
CLOSE ON CHI'S FACE
His eyes get a far off look in them and blood comes out of his mouth.
He falls down to the ground, very much dead.
We pan around to reveal CONNOR MACLEOD, standing by a tree holding a
shotgun. He smiles
at the group.
He makes his way over to where Daniel and Leah are standing.
Daniel is shocked.
Who the hell are you?
I am Connor Macleod of the Clan MacLeod,
and Peter McGuire was a friend of mine, as is
that young man over there.
Shit, you're the Highlander.
How did you know Chi wasn't Immortal?
He indicates Connor's gun.
I've been around 400 years and I've encountered
the Order of Lo before. I would recognize one of
their swords anywhere.
And I suppose you're here to talk me out of
No, I'm here to stop you.
Connor draws his sword.
And I know only one way to do that,
Daniel pulls out his sword and they start dueling. Leah runs off to Robert's side.
Connor easily has the experience over Daniel, but Daniel's fighting
with a passion we haven't
seen from him. In rage, he charges the Highlander and Connor fights him off with some effort.
Connor slashes out and puts a bloody mark on Daniel's arm. He
cries out in pain, but it doesn't
slow him down, only infuriates him. He fights more strongly and drives Connor back. Connor
is finally breaking a sweat.
Taking the kid seriously, Connor starts going for the fight ending strikes,
but each time, Daniel's
sword is there to block him.
Connor sets his jaw and lets out a flurry of strikes that the eye can
barely follow. He ends it with
a ferocious jab to Daniel's stomach, who barely sidesteps it. Connor stumbles forward a bit and
Daniel goes for the killing blow. Connor falls to the ground and it goes over his head.
He kicks out at Daniel's feet, knocking him over. Connor is up
again and leaps at the downed
Daniel. Connor's sword strikes dirt as Daniel rolls out of the way. Daniel gets to his
feet and starts fighting even harder. Connor blocks numerous blows to his own neck and
barely has time to make a strike of his own.
Daniel, tiring a bit, lets up on the offense. The mistake has
disastrous results as Connor takes
the initiative and knocks Daniel's sword well away from him. Daniel tenses up, ready to take
the killing blow, but Connor lowers his sword and looks at Daniel.
I'm sorry it had to come to this,
but there was no other way.
Connor stands there still and Daniel spins around just in time to see
Robert coming up behind him,
swinging for his neck.
Daniel's head flies away to land next to his sword.
Connor looks up at Robert.
Never forget, Robert. There *can* be
more than one.
In the next minute, Robert is swallowed by the Quickening. He
raises his arms to receive the power
and Connor watches on, without expression.
Waves start cresting on the shore and lightening splits the sky.
Leah's hair starts blowing in the
wind, as does Connor's.
Connor looks over at Leah and smiles as the wind dies down. As
the Quickening ends, Leah
runs up to Robert and clutches him in an embrace.
INT. CAFE - NIGHT
Connor sits at a table with Leah and Robert. All they have is coffee.
I have to book a flight back to
Scotland in the morning. You're
training is over, Robert, but you're
still welcome to be a guest at our
Leah grasps Robert's hand.
You're welcome to stay at my place,
Robert doesn't even have to think about it.
Tell Brenda I said bye. I'll stop by to
I will, and I'll hold you to your promise. I
just want to leave you with one last thing.
This fight may be over, but the struggle never
is. Most likely, you'll be fighting here and there
for the rest of your life. Whether we like it or
not, it is a fight for survival out there for us
Immortals. Always remember that, Robert.
I will, Connor.
Thanks, Connor. For everything.
Thank you, Robert.
Connor rises and bids the couple adieu.
I trust I will see you two again.
Count on it. See ya later.
Farewell, friend. Good-bye, Leah.
Connor takes exit of the cafe, leaving the two by themselves. Leah looks at her watch.
It's getting late and I'm not tired. Do
we have time to go do something?
I don't know about you, but I've got time
We start pulling back as the two start conversing. We pull back
out of the cafe and down the
street. We pull back down the sidewalk and find Connor walking to his hotel. We keep pulling
back until the city is nothing but lights and we continue to pull back until we're in the atmosphere
and continue on into space until we have a moon's eye view of the Earth.
"PRINCES OF THE UNIVERSE" By Queen starts playing as the credits start rolling.