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TIMELESS: Methos finds love. His intended, however, is reluctant -- until he lends her his courage. An extremely well-written episode by any standards, and excellently acted. While a tender story, it does not once -- in the Methos-centric story line, at least -- falling into maudlin sentimentality or slide lazily into the morass of soap opera. Kuddos to both Peter Wingfield and Ocean Hellman.
|Methos: [to Alexa] Excuse
me, if I sat at a table, would you be my waitress?
Alexa: [to Joe] Is he a good tipper?
Joe: [smiles] No.
Alexa: Well, too bad. Makes up for it being cute though. [Steps away to serve a customer.]
Methos: [to Joe] Cute. I can do cute
|[Alexa returns to the bar.]
Methos: I'm, uh, Adam Pierson.
Alexa: Where're you from?
Alexa: Your accent. You're not from here.
Methos: No, I've travelled a lot.
Alexa: Really? Paris.
Methos: Paris is too full of Parisians. Even the French don't like Paris.
Methos: Venice, the smell alone will kill you.
|Alexa: You're young to be
so cynical, aren't you?
Methos: Uh, if you say so.
Alexa: I just did. [Walks away.]
Methos: What did I say?
Joe: Ah, forget it. Alexa's not your type, okay?
|Methos: And does she
Duncan: That she's one of us? Doesn't have a clue. Somebody does, though.
|Duncan: Someone's tried to
Methos: Who'd want her dead before her time?
Duncan: I don't know.
|Methos: Alexa. You see, even her name is beautiful. There was something, you know. There's a There's a spark. I wonder if she felt it? I mean I I don't want to make a fool of myself. You ever feel like that?||Duncan: [smiling to
himself] Couple of times. I don't see what the problem is.
Methos: What if she doesn't like me?
Duncan: What if she does?
|Duncan: What am I going to
tell her [Claudia]?
Methos: How about the truth? At least then she'd know what she's facing.
Duncan: Yeah. It'd be nice if she had a semblance of a normal life. Once she finds out what she is, that becomes impossible.
Methos: You can't keep her here forever.
|Claudia: Oh, let's go to
Bonatelli's. Would you call them and have them hold my table? And, uh, your friend can
come along if he'd like.
Methos: Uh, no thank you. I have other plans.
|Alexa: Well, either you
like to drink or you're crazy about the blues.
Methos: No, I was waiting for you. I see I leave you speechless. This is an excellent start.
Alexa: Start to what?
Methos: To dinner, a film, a concert, a smile, a sunset, a walk, ah, all of the above, whatever you would like.
|Alexa: [giggle] Do women
really fall for that line?
Methos: I have no idea. I've never used it before.
Alexa: Never is a really long time.
Methos: Well, to the best of my recollection.
Alexa: Why do you want to go out with me?
Methos: Because the alternative is unthinkable.
|Methos: [to Joe]
Looks like you were wrong. Turns out she is my type.
Joe: I don't know. It looked like a lot of arm twisting to me.
Methos: A girl like that, you're lucky if you find one every 10 lifetimes. Joe? Joe, what? You got some kind of house rule about dating the help? What?
Joe: Alexa is dying.
|Alexa: This date we're
supposed to go on, I don't think it's a very good idea.
Methos: Don't you like me a little?
Alexa: It's not that.
Methos: It's my nose, isn't it? Yep, it's my nose.
|Alexa: No, it's not your
nose. You have a very nice nose.
Methos: It's because you think I'm English. It's my accent. Uh, I don't have to be English. I can be Russian. Uh [says something in Russian] means "Is this the right platform for the train to Karkoff?"
Alexa: [laughing] You're outrageous!
|Methos: Russian doesn't
turn you on. Okay, I can do it in Swahili. Except if I was speaking Swahili, why would I
be wanting a train to Karkoff. Uh, Lithuanian? [Nal Fasi?]
Alexa: Please. Don't make me laugh.
|Methos: Why not?
Alexa: Because it's not fair.
Methos: It rarely is.
Alexa: I'm sorry.
Methos: What? Tell me.
Alexa: I'm dying.
Alexa: You see, don't you? We can't go out tomorrow.
Methos: Absolutely. We'd better make it tonight
|Methos: [to Joe] Where's
Alexa? We have a date.
Joe: She called in sick.
Methos: Where does she live?
Joe: Adam, she doesn't want to see you, okay? Just leave her alone.
Methos: Joe, I didn't ask for your opinion. I know she's dying, okay? You are all dying. Twenty years. Six months. What's the difference?
Joe: She's protecting herself. She's protecting you, don't you get it?
Methos: Yes, I get it. Now tell me where she lives.
Methos: Hi. Am I late?
Alexa: Only about a year. You shouldn't have come.
Methos: Hiding your husband in there, is that what's going on? Lover? Boyfriend? Seven dwarves?
Alexa: That's exactly what I'm doing. Hiding my husband, my boyfriend, my lover and the seven dwarves.
Methos: I can take 'em all on. I'm not afraid.
Alexa: I shouldn't have agreed to see you. It's stupid really.
Alexa: Because you don't need to be a witness to what I'm going through. It's going to get ugly.
|Methos: You look beautiful
to me. Look, whatever it is you're going through, I can handle it, if you let me.
Alexa: Why would you want to?
Methos: Because the alternative is unthinkable. How long?
Alexa: Less than a year. They don't know. Do you ever just wish time could stand still?
[Methos is speechless. He hands her an envelope and backs away.]
Alexa: Plane tickets?
Methos: Anywhere you like. Everywhere, if there's time.
Alexa: It's not that easy.
Methos: Yes, it is. You spend whatever time you have left dying or you spend it living with me. Please. Say you'll come with me, Alexa.
Alexa: [We're going coast to coast in a van.] Adam likes to call it our tour of the new world.
Methos: Well, it's all new to you, isn't it?
Joe: Sounds great. Then what?
Alexa: Isn't that romantic?
Joe: Well, he's certainly the man to take you.
Methos: Thanks, Joe.
|Methos: [to Duncan] It's
not long enough.
Duncan: It never is. You take it easy.
[The van drives away.]
|Joe: I don't know if
they'll make it to Egypt.
Duncan: Doesn't matter. Even if she lives to be a hundred, he'll still have the pain of losing her.
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