Highlander Review: the Rowdy Roddy Piper episode

Immortal PiperWhen deciding which episode of Highlander to watch next, I noticed that none other than the late, great “Rowdy” Roddy Piper appeared in one as an Immortal antagonist to Duncan.  Seeing this, I had to watch it.  It had to be awesome…the Hot Rod was in it.  Right?  Right?  Riiiiiiiight.  Here is the Icygeek review for the second season episode entitled: Epitaph for Tommy.


There’s something Rowdy about this Immortal.

Swordfight on a roller coast track – bucket list wish

Duncan knows CPR?  Cool.

A literal roll in the hay?

An ancestor of Michelle Webster?

Wow, both her characters were dumbasses.  Guess not on the last potshot.

Yep, that bad guy is  going to have to pay the Piper.

Wow this murder mystery is boring.

Obviously that dude is just hanging around with Duncan.

Apparently she likes his Roddy.

Car-bomb your own what?

Wow Duncan, FAIL.

What is with these oddball flashbacks.

Duncan is not normally a fall-guy.

I miss that trademark laugh.

Great, just what I need…epilepsy

Wow, a quickening-empowered carnival.  Nice to know Duncan has a possible second job awaiting him.

That’s one promise that wasn’t kept.


For a swordsman, Roddy makes a pretty good wrestler.

How the hell do you waste the Rowdy one like that, the one person who is seen as more Scottish than Duncan who’s not Sean Connery?  Piper is usually seen giving off personality on a scale of 1-10 at an 11.  Here he is usually at 5 or a 6.  There probably should have been more brawling and less swords (you have to have some swords, it’s Highlander after all).  I was hoping to attract some FB friends of mine who watch wrestling to watch Highlander for the first time with this episode…no way in hell am I going to do that.

As for the rest of the episode: zzzzzzzzz.  I just didn’t care about the victim, his mother, or those behind his death.  All I really cared about was Duncan’s latest conquest in a flashback, and that’s only because in a future episode she plays a fledgling Immortal (I will eventually review that episode).

A Piper episode should be rated as a 5.  Here he is best at a 3, and with the rest of the episode a 1, it averaged out to a 2 snowflakes out of 5 rating.  (Averaging things out…how mean of me.)

Quoth the penguin…evermore.

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