Catherine Duthie

"Never Grow Old" (Highlander/Scarlet Pimpernel)

Reviewed by Kathryn A on 15th April 2002 (1)

This is a sober and sombre piece with flashes of humour, good for anyone who likes Methos -- and the Scarlet Pimpernel. The summary says: "A certain immortal finds himself being led to the guillotine during the Reign of Terror. Luckily, some Englishmen are in the right place at the right time." The scenes of the Terror keep reminding Methos of the past atrocities he himself committed, while the kindness, selflessness and bravery of Sir Percy, Marguerite and the League of the Scarlet Pimpernel make Methos wonder if there is really a better way forward for him than to just hide away from mortals and from the Game. Sir Percy and Marguerite are true to character, he being both witty and dangerous, she loving him greatly and not being demure. Secrets were discovered, yes, but not given away. Definitely a good read.