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Upon reflection, I felt that Mountain Men was too wondrous an episode of Highlander not to share with everyone.



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The episode opens normally enough, with Boy Wonder being all irritating and, for some reason that is never explained, having his shirt open. No! DO NOT WANT. But Tessa doesn't notice because she is going up into the mountains to sketch and have fun and probably reflect on the glories of a day without him there.

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But the MOUNTAIN MEN are there. They're so mountainy. Have I mentioned that THEY MOVE LIKE COUGARS?

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Noes! Tessa is captured. Chief and most mountainy Mountain Man sez 'Tess you iz ma woman now!'

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Marc Singer does his crazy eyes. Man, I love him in this.

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Duncan discovers Tessa isn't home and immediately thinks of danger and Mountain Men. As you do. Mind you, with his uncanny ability to have those around him endangered this is not an unreasonable supposition.

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Craggy cop tells him of Mountain Men who MOVE LIKE COUGARS.

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Duncan looks concerned. His concerned face happens to be the same as his 'I smell an immortal' face and pretty much all his other faces, but we mustn't criticize him for that. He's only had 400 years to get them right.

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Cop and grizzled local watch him head off and take bets on just how dead he will be when they find his corpse.

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This is, naturally, the perfect moment for a flashback to his last adventure with a Mountain Man.

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There was some manly fighting and comparing of the skins. This passed for entertainment in the good old days.

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Craggy cop reflects on the lack of dead Duncan and wonders about men who MOVE LIKE COUGARS.

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The Mountain Men do some great standing around being smelly and reeking of mountains. And Chief Mountain Man straddles well.

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Tessa sadly still longs for Duncan and his one expression. He, at least, washes on a regular basis.

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Chief Mountain Man wonders if she'd be more impressed if he showed her his knife.

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'Eat yer vittles and stop yer grievin,' he sez.

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THEN HE DOES HIS CRAZY EYES

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Followed by an airing of his axe. Clearly the possession of any large, pointy object means that he is an immortal. AN IMMORTAL WHO MOVES LIKE A COUGAR.

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Meanwhile, there's been a whole subplot with Duncan jumping off a cliff, coming back to life and then ripping his shirt off.

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Then he runs slowly through some water in case there hasn't been enough fanservice.

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And lurks in undergrowth. Eating berries so we know he can live off the land.

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Chief Mountain Man tries his wooin' some more.

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Duncan lurks some more. At this point he looks like he's been living in the woods for years not just a day or two.

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It's like he's channeling the entire cast of Last of the Mohicans

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This is followed by the deshirted fight in the traditional way of his people. This is the point at which Chief Mountain Man utters the immortal words 'FIRST I TAKES YER QUICKENIN', THEN I TAKES YER WOMAN.'

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He spoke too soon! Duncan triumphs, has his orgasm quickening and all is right with the world again.

STILLS CANNOT CAPTURE THE SHEER AWESOMENESS OF THIS EPISODE. IT WILL REMAIN AN EVERGREEN MEMORY IN MY MIND FOREVER.

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