Legend of the Seeker

Season 1 Episode 22

Reckoning

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Aired Saturday 8:00 PM May 23, 2009 on ABC
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Darken Rahl and his Mord'Sith interrupt Richard and Kahlan as they prepare to unleash the power of Orden, which would destroy the tyrant once and for all. Putting the powers of confession, agiel and Orden together causes unforseen magical repercussions for everyone, which may change the world forever.moreless

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  • Reckoning

    10
    Reckoning was a perfect episode and awesome season one finale of Legend of The Seeker. I really enjoyed watching this episode because it had lots of action, intrigue, time travel, magic and more! This episode explored some possibilities and it was cool to how every thing played out. There was a lot of character growth and some of the major plot lines were wrapped up, while other doors were opened. It was fun to watch the Mord Sith in action as well as the Power of Orden. Definitely the cherry on top of a great first season. I really look forward to watching the next season of Legend of The Seeker!!!!!!!moreless
  • A breathtaking finale, just as it should be, with absolutely no complaints whatsoever! Settings, costumes, dialogues, acting, script, direction, special effects, everything was perfect! What more could we ask for?

    10
    A stunningly frightening version of "what might have been", which, inspite of its negative character, only confirms the magnitude of Kahlan's and Richard's self-sacrifice, and love for one another. Darken Rahl's darkness is opposed by Kahlan's light, as both of them strive to exert their influence on their kingdom, and on their child. The predisposition of the child takes over however, and he becomes much worse than his father. The old lesson to be learned from Dr. Frankenstein: the monster you have created will be the one to destroy you. That Kahlan would be willing to enter into such a perilous and unpleasant situation for the sake of Richard is really no surprise, as it isn't a surprise that Richard understands her sacrifice so well. They are connected on a much deeper level than what we can imagine - as shown in the scene with the boxes of Orden, the ultimate spititual, magical union of the two.

    I also liked Mistress Kara, she was just as she was supposed to be, the actress played her part very well. I enjoyed the scenes with her and Richard, as well as her devotion to her Sisterhood. the Mord'Sith and the Confessors in many ways are two sides of the same coin, as they both base their power on the special bonds that exist between them, and are completely loyal to their brethren. It is indicative of where the extreme application of love on the one hand, and pain and hatred on the other, might take you. They are both liberating, but lead to completely opposite directions.

    Zedd is back, Richard and Kahlan are (supposedly) freed from their limitations, as he has already been confessed by her, and the three of them prepare to face new enemies. Can't wait for next season!moreless
  • The way a finale should be. (spoilers)

    10
    wow, what an amazing episode. it was the way a finale is supposed to be. pulling out all the stops. everything in top form - writing, sets, acting, choreography (fight scenes), and big big stuff happening like time travel, and character deaths I never saw coming! It also was beautiful as always - the stunning visual quality of this show is one of LOTS core virtues. The future was depicted in a striking way, with that different colour palette. And I thought they costumed and aged Kahlan as queen extremely well. And BR acted it convincingly. The scenes with the angelic looking Damien-like confessor son of Rahl and Kahlan were absolutely chilling. Commendations to the show for this stellar episode and a fabulous first season! Looking forward to season two but, it's going to be a long wait!moreless
  • Worth the wait until season 2.

    8.5
    A very well conceived, designed and executed series. Its so unique and that alone is worth the watch, but this season-ender has me wishing season two was next week. The only other show to do that this year was Fringe. Its a good thing anticipation has its merits too!

    There were some serious hits over the "green monster" in this episode...at least for me. Things I never saw coming, and what would otherwise appear to be a happy ending now leaves you wondering...completely in the dark...as to who or what the new villain will be. You know there is one lurking just around the next corner...

    And that element of surprise makes the next corner a very dark and mysterious place indeed. This show must be a writer's dream!

    Excellent and imaginative series...moreless
Tabrett Bethell

Tabrett Bethell

Cara

Guest Star

Rose McIver

Rose McIver

Alice

Guest Star

Tandi Wright

Tandi Wright

Alina

Guest Star

Craig Parker

Craig Parker

Darken Rahl

Recurring Role

Danielle Cormack

Danielle Cormack

Shota

Recurring Role

Kevin J. Wilson

Kevin J. Wilson

General Egremont

Recurring Role

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  • TRIVIA (3)

    • Nicholas Rahl is the second male confessor to be born into Kahlan Amnell's family in the same generation.

    • Master Nicholas Rahl is about nine years old when he is corrupted by his Confessor powers and kills his mother and father.

    • Michael Hurst, who directed this episode, played Iolaus, Hercules' sidekick on Hercules the Legendary Journeys. He's directed two other episodes ("Sacrifice" and "Denna") and also guest starred in the episode called "Revenant".

  • QUOTES (7)

    • Zedd: The magic of Orden is no more. Rahl is dead. The prophecy has been fulfilled.
      Richard: So it's over?
      Zedd: The magic bonds that bent Rahl's followers to his will are broken now. It's possible that we're at the dawn of a new age. An age of peace, harmony, justice. It's also possible that with the demise of Rahl, new and unimagined evils will arise to fill the void, seize the broken shards of power.
      Kahlan: Richard, you've done everything we've asked of you, and more. No one can blame you if you want to go home.
      Richard: I am home.

    • Darken Rahl: As the mother of my child, however monstrous you've proven yourself, I shall grant you a merciful death. Egremont, take her to the block.
      Young Nicholas: No, Father. Please. Let me do it.

    • Alice: There must be another way.
      Kahlan: No. I knew what he was the day he was born. I should have done it then. As soon as they find the body, Rahl will know it was me. It's up to you now, Alice. To stay alive, find the Seeker.
      Alice: But without a Confessor--
      Kahlan: Maybe Richard will find another way. Just tell him, Alice. Tell him that his own Confessor never stopped loving him. And that if he can't undo the magic, if he can't return to her then, she'll be waiting for him, in the Underworld. Forever.

    • (Speaking about 9-year old Nicholas)
      Alice: You have to tell him what he needs to do, before its too late.
      Kahlan: What if he's not ready, what if his father succeeds in corrupting him?
      Alice: Trust in yourself My Lady. In every kindness you taught him.
      (Kahlan sits next to Nicholas)
      Kahlan: Nicholas? There's something I need to tell you. Something very important.
      (A young boy bursts in revealing his freshly cut-off finger)
      Ethan: Master. I brought what you asked for. Does it please you, Master?
      Nicholas: Yes, it pleases me. You may go now.
      Kahlan: Nicholas. Have you Confessed Ethan?
      Nicholas: Yes, Mother.
      Kahlan: Why?
      Nicholas: He didn't want to play the same games I did. What was it you wanted to tell me.
      Kahlan: Just-- just that I love you very much.
      Nicholas: I love you too, Mother.

    • (Watching 2-year old Nicholas play)
      Alice: Look at him, he's so generous with his toys.
      Kahlan: Maybe his father was generous at that age too.
      Alice: His father didn't have you as a mother.
      Nicholas: Mama.
      (Kahlan kneels and picks up the boy)
      Kahlan: Come here. Oh. My Nicholas. Do you have any idea how special you are?

    • Kahlan: The Seeker isn't dead.
      Alice: Where is he?
      Kahlan: Fifty-seven years in the future. Now there's a way he can get back, but he doesn't know what that is. Alice, I need you to stay alive, no matter what that takes, no matter who you have to hurt, or betray so that you can tell the Seeker what he needs to do to wind back time. And one of the things he'll need is a Confessor. My child. That's why I agreed to marry Rahl. No matter what it takes to convince him of your loyalty, even if it means killing me with your bare hands--
      Alice: My Lady, I can never--
      Kahlan: Yes, you can. And you will, if that's what it means to stay near this child. Alice, you must tell her, who her mother was, and who the great hero Richard Cypher was. And you must teach her what she needs to do to help the Seeker return to his own time, and save the world from Darken Rahl.
      Alice: My Lady, I'm only a Blacksmith's daughter.
      Kahlan: And the Seeker was only a woodcutter's son.

    • Kahlan: I can't believe I would marry Rahl, bear his child.
      Richard: Kahlan, now that I'm back, that future didn't happen, or never will happen.
      Kahlan: Still.
      Richard: Kahlan, when we first met, you told me you'd give your life for the Seeker. And that's what you did. Even when it looked like you had no hope, you loved me across time.

  • NOTES (1)

    • Original International Air Dates:
      United Kingdom: October 22, 2009 on Sci Fi/Sci Fi HD
      Germany: March 21, 2010 on ProSieben
      Sweden: June 18, 2010 on TV6
      Slovakia: September 12, 2010 on JOJ

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