Through a Glass Darkly
Series Highlander: The Series
Season Four
Episode 18
Protagonist Duncan MacLeod
Friends Methos
Warren Cochrane
Set In Paris, France
Flashbacks 1745, Battle of Culloden
Previous Story The Immortal Cimoli
Following Story Till Death
Written by Alan Swayze
Directed by Dennis Berry
Produced by Ken Gord
Broadcast On May 6, 1996
Running Time 60 min.
Production Code 95418-84

Plot SynopsisEdit

The episode opens with Methos and MacLeod at Alexa Bond's grave, they discuss memory,  how one can never really die if there is still someone who remembers them. Enter Warren Cochrane, an old soldier who fought beside MacLeod throughout the '45, but who seems to have no memory of the Highlander or even  of himself. In flashback to 1700's Scotland, Duncan and Warren Cochrane are among those fighting for Prince Charles Stewart, but only Duncan eventually realizes that the Scots must abandon the prince or be slaughtered in one mismanaged battle after another. In modern day, Cocharane is paranoid and confused, he has even forgotten he is Immortal. As Duncan helps him remember his past, he remembers that he blames Duncan for Charles Edward's failure to capture the Scottish and English thrones, and worse, the dreadful act that caused his memory loss in the first place.


Duncan Macleod: Adrian Paul

Methos: Peter Wingfield

Warren Cochrane: Dougray Scott

Andrew Donelly: Gresby Nash

Bonnie Prince Charlie: Struan Rodger



Story NotesEdit

Properly, the title includes a comma: Through a Glass, Darkly. To see “through a glass” (a mirror) “darkly” is to have an obscure or imperfect vision of reality. The expression comes from 1 Corinthians 13:12, "For now we see through a glass, darkly."


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