Duncan MacLeod wrote:
And he could be trapped aboard because his "employers" are trying to get rid of the evidence.
Which actually might be the first step in his redemption, once he realized what actually happened.
Just throwing out a possibility.
I think this could work. There's a tendency today to make most everything go "dark and edgy" because it's currently trendy, but it doesn't always have to be that way. By redeeming Smith and keeping it somewhat more mainstream then you don't risk automatically alienating a lot of fans of the original series.