Legend of the Seeker

Season 2 Episode 2

Baneling

2
Aired Saturday 8:00 PM Nov 14, 2009 on ABC
8.9
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Richard, Kahlan, Zedd and Cara free a D'Haran prison during their search for the Stone of Tears. When the killing continues, they have to realize that the Keeper is sending the dead back through the rift to the underworld to prey on the living.

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  • intense!

    10
    wow, this was even better than 201. Cara, the mord-sith, is a nice addition to the group. although she has that wicked past, she has a kind of innocence as well - as evidenced by her naive attempt at being compassionate to the guy who took the treasure. the Keeper is getting scarier and the depiction of the underworld is great. love that darken rahl is still with us. was kind of blown away by how darkly intense the fight scenes - way more than last season even i now feel like we are in a war. the only thing that is nagging at me is i don't understand why a good person like the abbot ended up in the keeper's clutches.moreless
  • a thrill nerve shattering episode about the underworld and what lies ahead in the world of the living.

    10
    This episode has exceeded the opening of the second season. Action has been great and acting wise. Cinematography is at it's best, as usual. Makes you feel that you are really into what happening.



    The story tell us about how dangerous the underworld is and what damage it can do to the world of the living. This episode indeed has full of surprises. Thou, questions arise why even those who seem to have done good still end up in the underworld. I am hoping this question shall be answered in the succeeding episodes. But other than that, a thrill ride season is very much expected. I find it funny that others still continue to compare the show to the book. What is there to anticipate when you already knew what's going to happen! Fairly speaking, this show is a lot better than others! Stop giving bad ratings to this high quality, very entertaining and a no-nonsense show .. Compare the show to other tv shows and not the book! You'll truly see it's real worth!moreless
  • Baneling

    10
    Baneling was a perfect episode of the second season of The Legend Of The Seeker. I really enjoyed watching this episode because there was a lot of character and plot development. I thought it was cool how the series integrated all the aspects of what was going on. There was a lot of action, drama, intrigue, humor, and development. I think this episode definitely sets the tone and direction of the second season. I thought the acting, cinematography, and story exceeded expectations of viewers and participants alike. I definitely look forward to watching the next episode of The Legend Of The Seeker.!!!!!!!moreless
  • Season 2 is looking great!

    10
    I'll have to agree with the previous two reviewers, this was an exciting episode, with very impressive imagery, visual effects and direction. LOTS is looking better with each episode, and even though the series deviates from the books that isn't necessarily a bad thing. We can enjoy both for their own merit without having to compare them all the time. A TV show doesn't have to be a faithful reproduction of the books, it can choose to do so or not, the result may be as captivating with one choice as with the other.



    I loved the scenes in the underworld, Craig Parker reappearing as a guest was a welcome surprise (hope we see more of him in future episodes too), and the whole presentation of souls desperately trying to regain their earthly life by committing murders for the Keeper was chilling. Especially the scenes with the almost zombified mother and the little kid, William who slaughtered the monk in the end. That was beautifully done, it gave me the goosebumps. Kara is a needed opposition to Kahlan's calm, serene character and her positive inclination. A little bit of ruthlessness and cynicism makes the mix more interesting, and it adds a new dynamic to Kahlan and Richard's relationship. Zedd is as great as always and the post-war situation is depicted realistically. Noone is the good guy, thieves, murderers and cheaters exist on both sides, as well as people who try to emerge above the general chaos by helping their fellow citizens or trying to bridge the gaps between D'Harans and resistance fighters. The team will have their hands full in reconciling so many opposites, appeasing the social tension and at the same time fighting the Keeper. Sounds fairly exciting!moreless
Michael Whalley

Michael Whalley

Flynn

Guest Star

Mick Rose

Mick Rose

Abbot Henry

Guest Star

Todd Rippon

Todd Rippon

General Dormander

Guest Star

Craig Parker

Craig Parker

Darken Rahl

Recurring Role

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  • QUOTES (6)

    • Cara: Our thief won't be going anywhere without us.
      Richard: You brought him back without a scratch. How did you managed that?
      Cara: I have other methods.
      Richard: What kind of methods?
      (Cara does not answer but smiles knowingly at Richard)
      Richard: Well, however you did it--it's good work.
      Cara: Did you expect anything less?
      Richard: I'm just glad to have you on our side.
      Cara: Maybe you can tell Zedd and Kahlan that they can stop sleeping with weapons under their pillows. (Walks away.)

    • Cara: You shouldn't give [Eleanor] false hope.
      Kahlan: It wasn't so long ago that you served the one who caused all this misery. At least try to show some compassion.

    • Richard: Who else could bring the dead back to life?
      Zedd: The mord-sith.
      Richard: Cara's with us now. Why would she come all this way to resurrect some D'Harans with the breath of life?
      Zedd: She served Rahl and fought side-by-side with the D'Harans for years.
      Richard: Cara helped me defeat Rahl. That should earn her some trust. (pauses) Whoever did this, however it happened, we have a big problem... How do you kill something that's already dead?

    • Zedd: Banelings are dead souls who selfishly bargain for a second life... in exchange for killing others.
      Kahlan: I thought they were just a legend.
      Zedd: So did I. But it seems the Keeper is using the tear in the veil to give the dead a chance to return to the world of the living.

    • Flynn: (holds out his hand) Seems this is worth quite a bit to you. At least as much as the treasure. You want me to go with you to this Pamorah? It'll cost you.
      Richard: You're not getting the treasure.
      Flynn: Well, then, I guess I'm not going anywhere. And this hand goes where I go.
      Cara: Not if I cut it off.
      Flynn: When do we leave?

    • Richard: If we have to kill to save an innocent life, we'll do it. No matter how many souls the keeper claims, as long as there are even a few people left to create life, and as long as people are willing to protect that life, the Keeper can't win.

  • NOTES (1)

    • Original International Air Dates:
      United Kingdom: February 16, 2010 on Sci Fi/Sci Fi HD
      Germany: April 11, 2010 on ProSieben
      Sweden: September 17, 2010 on TV6

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