Legend of the Seeker

Season 1 Episode 13


Aired Saturday 8:00 PM Feb 28, 2009 on ABC
out of 10
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Episode Summary

The truth behind the thousand year old legend of the Seeker Kieran is uncovered.

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  • Revenant

    Revenant was a superb episode of Legend of The Seeker and I really enjoyed watching this episode because it featured Michael Hurst, known from Hercules or Xena. I wish he would have played a character who can reappear throughout the series but it was cool to see him in any case. I also thought there was a lot of great character depth and plot development in this episode. I enjoyed the story of Kieran and Viviane. This episode reminded me of and episode from Buffy the Vampire Slayer, I Only Have Eyes For You, where there are similar circumstances. I enjoyed how every thing played out. I look forward to watching the next episode of Legend of The Seeker!!!!!moreless
  • A look behind the scenes to the legend of the previous Seeker, as well as a new development in the relationship between Richard and Kahlan

    Kahlan, Richard and Zedd arrive at the crypt where the previous Seeker was buried, to hide the box of Orden. But things take an unexpected turn when they are trapped there, and the ghost of Vivian, the previous Seeker's Confessor, appears. While trying to figure out what she wants they discover hidden facts about her relationship with her Seeker Kieran.

    What I liked most about this episode is that it gives us an insight into the true nature of a supposedly legendary personality. Legends should always be taken with a grain of salt, and there can be more aspects to a story than one imagines when first hearing about it. Heroes are only humans like the rest of us, and liable to errors of judgement and passion. On the other hand, the story surprises us again in the end, by portraying Vivian and Kieran not as the evil, misguided characters that we thought from what happens in the whole episode, but just two soulmates that have found themselves under very dire circumstances. Zedd's trust and understanding earns them their spiritual freedom, and rights the wrong that the previous wizard had done them.

    Also, this is a good way out of the dead end in Richard's and Kahlan's relationship, that the writers had put forward too fast. The obstacle between them is made very real by Vivian's and Kieran's ending, and Kahlan is once again unreceptive to Richard's feelings, as she is too afraid to harm him and his quest. So the tension and doubt between them is renewed and given more fuel to continue on to the next episodes.moreless
  • highlights: Michael Hurst (Iolaus from Hercules) guest starring; downside - somewhat predictable...

    My rating is probably too high but, I think they are trying and this was still somewhat entertaining, somewhat enjoyable... but Revenant was not nearly as good as LOTS is capable of being. Hopefully it will progress in its second season and the audience will stay with it and new fans be attracted. This episode though, was just kinda standard fare - very predictable. no doubt some fans will have been happy to have seen Kahlan and Richard in a passionate close-to-the-edge scene even though their bodies are possessed by other spirits at the time. But frankly I did not find it that thrilling in the context provided. I think that the show needs to focus more on building up the bigger picture with the machinations around Darken Rahl and all that - and move the R and K to the back burner a bit where it can slowly build some intrigue and energy - right now it is all too obvious and soon and heavy handed in the writing of it. The writers could also think more about their viewers' probable knowledge base and what kinds of plots they have likely already seen - because most have probably watched many shows in this genre and therefore already seen very similar plots to this episode's - so, where is the extra creative twist or depth or unusual specialness that really gets you? It was just not there for me this time. Two epsides I loved were: "Puppeteer" and "Denna", because they were quite interesting and unpredictable - hoping for more on that level in future.moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (3)

    • In the opening scene when the door to the den starts to close it's shown at different heights in scenes which follow. It's quite down when first man gets to the door and its up again when other man starts to run. It's almost closed when first man rolls himself through and it's quite up again when we see from outside the other man who is inside.

    • The spell that Zedd uses to cloak the Box of Orden from Darken Rahl is the Spell of Obscuring. This spell was also used in the books.

    • In this episode we learn that Kieran was the last seeker before Richard.

  • QUOTES (2)

  • NOTES (3)

    • Book Difference:
      *The seeker Kieran, his confessor Vivian and his wizard Amfortas were never mentioned in the books.

    • Original International Air Dates:
      United Kingdom: September 24, 2009 on Sci Fi/Sci Fi HD
      Germany: January 17, 2010 on ProSieben
      Sweden: April 23, 2010 on TV6
      Slovakia: August 15, 2010 on JOJ

    • Michael Hurst who plays the wizard Amfortas has directed a couple of episodes of Legend of the Seeker before this episode. He also starred on Sam Raimi and Robert Taper's show Hercules: The Legendary Journeys and made several appearances of their other show Xena: Warrior Princess playing Iolaus on both shows.