- List of Legend of the Seeker episodes
The following is an episode list for the American television series Legend of the Seeker that is produced by ABC Studios and distributed in domestic syndication by Disney-ABC Domestic Television. The show is based on the fantasy novel series The Sword of Truth written by Terry Goodkind and follows a woods guide who, after being thrust into a world of magic, is charged with the responsibility to protect the world from evil. The first season premiered with a double bill on November 1, 2008. The series was renewed for a second season in January 2009, which premiered on November 7, 2009. On April 26, 2010 Ausiello Files reported that the series has been cancelled and will not return for a third season. Fans of the series have responded by launching a renewal campaign titled "Save Our Seeker". Terry Goodkind has expressed his support for the campaign.
As of May 22, 2010, a total of 44 episodes have aired.
Season Episodes Originally aired DVD release date Season premiere Season finale Region 1 Region 2 1 22 November 1, 2008 May 23, 2009 October 13, 2009 N/A 2 22 November 7, 2009 May 22, 2010 September 28, 2010 N/A
Season 1 (2008–2009)
When Richard Cypher (Craig Horner),a young woodsman discovers that he is the true seeker, a person prophecised to kill the evil Darken Rahl (Craig Parker), he teams up with a beautiful and mysterious woman named Kahlan Amnell (Bridget Regan) who is a confessor: a person who has the power to make other people do their bidding and a wise old wizard called Zeddicus Zu'l Zorander (Bruce Spence) to defeat Darken Rahl and end his reign of tyranny.
# # Title Directed by Written by Original air date Production
1 1 "Prophecy" Mark Beesley John Shiban & Ken Biller & Stephen Tolkin November 1, 2008 101 5.88 When Richard Cypher, a young woodsman discovers that he is the true seeker, a person prophecised to kill the evil Darken Rahl, he teams up with a beautiful and mysterious woman named Kahlan Amnell who is a confessor, a person who has the power to make other people do their bidding and a wise old wizard called Zeddicus Zu'l Zorander to defeat Darken Rahl and end his reign of tyranny. 2 2 "Destiny" Mark Beesley Ken Biller & Barry Schkolnick November 1, 2008 102 Richard, Kahlan, Zedd and a man called Dell' Chase Brandstone (Jay Laga'aia), Richard's best friend in Hartland cconcoct a plan to find Ranssyn Fane: The man who chased Kahlan into Hartland, killed George Cypher, Richard's adopted father and stole the book of counted shadows from Richard. Meanwhile, Fane brings down the boundary which separates the Midlands from Westland and kidnaps Chase's daughter, The team must rescue Chase's daughter and kill Fane before its too late. 3 3 "Bounty" Jesse Warn Chad Fiveash & James Stoteraux November 8, 2008 104 4.31 When Darken Rahl offers to give the man that captures the seeker a fortune, deadly mercenaries set their sights for Richard while a woman named Lily asks Richard to help her save her brother from the Shadrin, a mythical monster but a deadly consequence happens to Richard. 4 4 "Brennidon" Jonathan Brough Erin Maher & Kay Reindl November 15, 2008 105 Richard returns to his birthtown, Brennidon only to find it under siege by the D'Harans while a woman claims to be Richard's birthmother. 5 5 "Listener" Mark Beesley Stephen Tolkin November 22, 2008 106 The team concoct a plan to save a Listener: A person who has the ability to read other people's minds from Darken Rahl. 6 6 "Elixir" Charlie Haskell Mike Sussman November 29, 2008 103 In a city where anyone can buy magic Zedd faces off against a dangerous wizard who was once his student. 7 7 "Identity" Garth Maxwell Chad Fiveash & James Stoteraux December 6, 2008 107 When Richard ignores the warning of Shota (Danielle Cormack), a witch woman who has had a vision of his death, she casts a spell on him and on a merchant's son to make them both look like the other. While Gryff, the merchant's son goes with Kahlan and Zedd, Richard must marry Bronwyn, Gryff's future wife. Can Richard convince everyone that he is not Gryff and force Shota to remove the spell before he gets married to Bronwyn and Gryff dies at Demmin Nass's (Renato Bartolomei), the man who will kill Richard in Shota's vision hands. 8 8 "Denna" Michael Hurst Ken Biller & Mike Sussman January 10, 2009 108 When Richard is captured by a Mord - Sith called Denna (Jessica Marais) to be trained and broken, Kahlan must lead an army of innocent people to save Richard. 9 9 "Puppeteer" Mark Beesley Nicki Paluga January 17, 2009 109 Zedd sneaks into the Palace of Tamarang as a Puppeteer to obtain the third Box of Orden but when Darken Rahl arrives, his plans are jeopardised. 10 10 "Sacrifice" Michael Hurst Chad Fiveash & James Stoteraux January 24, 2009 111 When Kahlan realises that her sister Dennee Amnell (Tania Nolan) is still alive but being held prisoner at a D'Haran prison, she disguises as a Mord - Sith and rescues her. But when Dennee gives birth to a male boy and the Mother Confessor Serena tries to kill it and confesses Zedd, the Richard, Kahlan, Zedd, Dennee and the two other confessors are forced to kill her. 11 11 "Confession" Garth Maxwell Barry Schkolnick January 31, 2009 110 When two fighters against Darken Rahl are dead, Richard and Kahlan must inspect the murders while Zedd hides the third Box of Orden in a crypt where Darken Rahl won't find it. 12 12 "Home" Charlie Haskell Stephen Tolkin February 21, 2009 114 Darken Rahl has his wizard Giller cast a spell on Richard to put him in a dream-like state so he will reveal the location of the last Box of Orden. 13 13 "Revenant" Geoffrey Cawthorn Erin Maher & Kay Reindl February 28, 2009 112 When in a tomb of an ancient seeker called Kieren, Kieren and Viviane, his confessor take over Richard's and Kahlan's bodies Zedd must convince them to leave their bodies and let Richard and Kahlan continue their quest. 14 14 "Hartland" Mark Beesley Mike Sussman March 7, 2009 113 When Richard arrives in Hartland, he finds out the D'Harans have taken control of everything and that Westland is uniting with them. 15 15 "Conversion" Andrew Merrifield Chad Fiveash & James Stoteraux March 14, 2009 115 When Darken Rahl drinks a potion to be immune to confession, he captures Richard and Kahlan attempting to use Kahlan's power on Richard. 16 16 "Bloodline" Garth Maxwell Nicole Paluga March 21, 2009 116 When Darken Rahl sends Denna to get a young woman called Jennsen Rahl (Brooke Williams) to get the third Box of Orden, Richard learns that Zedd is his grandfather, Jennsen his sister and Jennsen's mother is his mother. 17 17 "Deception" Chris Martin-Jones Raf Green March 28, 2009 117 Richard and Kahlan must stop a group of rebels from destroying villages loyal to Darken Rahl for revenge on Rahl before the villages are blasted into dust. 18 18 "Mirror" Jonathan Brough Story: Michael K. Sheeter
Teleplay: Stephen Tolkin
April 25, 2009 118 When two common thieves appear to look like Richard and Kahlan, proving the people that they are not them becomes a matter of life and death. 19 19 "Cursed" Mark Beesley Chad Fiveash & James Stoteraux May 2, 2009 119 When Shota casts a spell on a king who becomes a Calthrop and preys on its Kingdom, Richard must teach him how to control the magic within him. 20 20 "Sanctuary" Garth Maxwell Mike Sussman May 9, 2009 120 When the team arrive at the library which contains the "Book of Counted Shadows ", they get transported all around the world endlessly by a magical artist. 21 21 "Fever" Jonathan Brough Nicki Paluga May 16, 2009 121 When Darken Rahl spreads a disease all around D'Hara and captures Jennsen, Richard must stop the disease and save Jennsen. Kahlan and Zedd who have been affected by the disease. 22 22 "Reckoning" Michael Hurst Ken Biller & Stephen Tolkin May 23, 2009 122 When Mord - Sith Cara Mason (Tabrett Bethell) accidentally sends herself and Richard fifty - eight years into the future, she must team up with Richard to go back in time and kill Rahl.
Season 2 (2009–2010)
The team discovers that the death of Darken Rahl caused a tear in the veil which separates the world of the living and the Underworld and the only way to close it is to find the Stone of Tears. The team is also joined by the Mord - Sith Cara who helped Richard kill Darken Rahl.
# # Title Directed by Written by Original air date Production
23 1 "Marked" Mark Beesley Ken Biller & Stephen Tolkin November 7, 2009 201 2.58 The team discovers that the death of Darken Rahl caused a tear in the veil which separates the world of the living and the Underworld and the only way to close it is to find the Stone of Tears.The team is also joined by the Mord - Sith Cara who helped Richard kill Darken Rahl. 24 2 "Baneling" Michael Hurst Chad Fiveash & James Stoteraux November 14, 2009 202 2.24 When the team discover a new creature called a baneling: Dead souls who bargain with the Keeper for a second life in exchange for killing a person each day, they try to rid the first few banelings Darken Rahl sends after them and when they find a man called Flynn who has the rune which opens the vault to the compass which guides people to the Stone of Tears only in the hands of the seeker, they let him join the team. 25 3 "Broken" Nicki Paluga Chris Martin-Jones November 21, 2009 203 2.50 When Cara reveals to the group that all the confessors in Valaria are dead and that she personally killed Kahlan's sister Denne Amnell, Kahlan attempts to kill her. Cara flees and returns to her hometown but is captured by the towns people and Kahlan is forced to confess Cara to death as Cara was once a Mord - Sith. But, Richard saves Cara by proving the people wrong and Kahlan allows Cara to rejoin the group. 26 4 "Touched" Garth Maxwell Arika Lisanne Mittman November 28, 2009 204 2.41 When Kahlan finds out that there is still one more living confessor in the world apart from her, the team set off to find and train the confessor. But, when she refuses, deadly consequences happen. 27 5 "Wizard" Jonathan Brough Stephen Tolkin December 5, 2009 205 2.30 When Shota casts a spell on Zedd which makes him young and forget all his past, Zedd escapes her and becomes king of a town which is threatened to plunge into a rift to the underworld. When his queen is killed, he goes into the underworld to find her while Richard follows him. What is the deadly consequence that will happen to Zedd and Richard? 28 6 "Fury" Andrew Merrifield Raf Green December 12, 2009 206 2.67 When the Sword of Truth's magic overcomes Richard, Zedd must teach Richard how to control the sword and his rage and to forgive all the people who brought him anger in the past. 29 7 "Resurrection" Jesse Warn Mike Sussman January 9, 2010 207 2.27 Richard is brought into conflict with a D'haran general, unwittingly becoming a pawn in former Mord - Sith Denna's scheme to control the throne of D'Hara. 30 8 "Light" Jonathan Brough Chad Fiveash & James Stoteraux January 16, 2010 208 2.34 Kahlan and Cara must save Zedd from Denna while the Sisters of the Light take Richard to the Old World to be trained to use his wizard han. 31 9 "Dark" Garth Maxwell Nicki Paluga January 23, 2010 209 2.45 Richard arrives at the Palace of the Prophets to begin his wizard training. He meets the beautiful and mysterious Sister Nicci (Jolene Blalock) who tells him that the sisters are lying to him and that he must get out from here. Not knowing who to trust, Richard is forced into a dark alliance with Nicci while Kahlan, Zedd and Cara find and name a new seeker called Leo Dane. 32 10 "Perdition" Mark Beesley Charley Dane January 30, 2010 210 2.58 Richard is trapped in the Valley of Perdition experiencing his worst fears. Whatever happens in his mind happens in his body. Can the team save him in time with the Sisters of the Dark on their trail? 33 11 "Torn" Chris Martin-Jones Story: Kristine Huntley
Teleplay: Arika Lisanne Mittman
February 13, 2010 211 2.62 While using a magical amulet to travel back to Aydindril, Kahlan splits in two: One with Richard with no powers and one with Zedd in Aydindril with powers. Joining them back together could mean killing both Kahlans. 34 12 "Hunger" Michael Hurst Raf Green & Ken Biller February 20, 2010 212 2.11 When Cara becomes a baneling and finds a cure for banelings, she journeys far out into the woods with no one to kill except for her friends! 35 13 "Princess" Garth Maxwell Stephen Tolkin February 27, 2010 213 2.23 When Kahlan is kidnapped by the Margrave of Rothenburgh who is secretly allied with Sister Nicci (Emily Foxler) who has been resurrected by her sisters, Cara must pose as the Princess of Thrice and win the affections of the Margrave, steal the key and free Kahlan. 36 14 "Bound" Chris Martin-Jones Arika Lisanne Mittman & Nicki Paluga March 20, 2010 214 2.27 When Sister Nicci casts the maternity spell on Kahlan linking their fates, Richard is forced to protect her from the Sisters of the Dark and lead her to the Stone of Tears while Kahlan, Zedd and Cara break the spell. 37 15 "Creator" Mike Smith Mike Sussman & Ken Biller March 27, 2010 215 2.44 When a powerful woman claiming to be the Creator comes to execute Richard, proving her wrong and unraveling her identity becomes a matter of life and death. 38 16 "Desecrated" Garth Maxwell Chad Fiveash & James Stoteraux April 10, 2010 216 2.02 Kahlan and Cara are trapped in a magical tomb during Richard's birthday party. Can Richard and Zedd find them within a day's time before it's too late? 39 17 "Vengeance" Michael Hurst Charley Dane April 17, 2010 217 2.34 Zedd and Thaddicus (Jon Braizer) go to look for Panis Rahl while Panis disguises as a kindly old scholar to help Richard find an ancient scroll which contains vital instructions for the owner of the Stone of Tears. 40 18 "Walter" Andrew Merrifield Stephen Tolkin & Ken Biller April 24, 2010 218 2.41 A D'Haran captain tells a man who believed that Darken Rahl should have never died how they almost restored the throne. The team is on Sister Marriana's trail while Darken Rahl plots to exit the underworld. 41 19 "Extinction" Jesse Warn Teleplay: Chad Fiveash & James Stoteraux
Story: Nicki Paluga
May 1, 2010 219 1.96 Richard has to team up with Darken Rahl in order to save the world while the Keeper tries to send the Sisters of the Dark to kill Rahl. 42 20 "Eternity" Garth Maxwell Raf Green & Arika Lisanna Mittman May 8, 2010 220 2.21 Richard and Kahlan are trapped in a Magical Valley which contains the Stone of Tears while Cara is being broken by Darken Rahl. 43 21 "Unbroken" Michael Hurst Mike Sussman May 15, 2010 221 2.23 When Zedd casts the Spell of Undoing on Cara, the whole world changes and Zedd has to restore the whole world back before it's too late. 44 22 "Tears" Mark Beesley Ken Biller & Stephen Tolkin May 22, 2010 222 2.27 When the Keeper opens a wide rift that separates Richard from his companions, Richard has to continue searching for the Stone of Tears while Zedd and Cara have to save Kahlan from the deadly Nicci's clutches.
This section indexes official specials.
# Title Narrated by Original air date N/A "The Making of a Legend" Lucy Lawless October 18, 2008
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- ^ Ausiello, Michael; Patrick, Andy (April 26, 2010). "Exclusive: 'Legend of the Seeker' canceled". The Ausiello Files,. http://ausiellofiles.ew.com/2010/04/26/legend-of-the-seeker-canceled/. Retrieved April 29, 2010.
- ^ Spelling, Ian. How You Can Help Save Legend of the Seeker for a Third Season, TV Star, April 28, 2010. Accessed April 29, 2010.
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- ^ http://forums.legendoftheseeker.org/showthread.php/2496-The-Renewal-Warwagon
- ^ http://www.sword-of-truth.com/news/2010-05-08/terry-goodkind-offers-full-support-to-save-our-seeker-campaign/
- ^ http://forums.legendoftheseeker.org/showthread.php/2690-Terry-Goodkind-Offering-Full-Support
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