Legend of the Seeker

Season 1 Episode 10

Sacrifice

2
Aired Saturday 8:00 PM Jan 24, 2009 on ABC

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  • Trivia

    • Zedd states that a confessor giving birth to a male child is "extraordinarily rare," yet both Dennee and Mother Confessor have both given birth to male children.

    • The ritual that confessors use to kill male confessor children is called the Ritual of the Waters.

    • In this episode Kahlan becomes Mother Confessor.

    • In this episode we learn that Zedd knew Mother Confessor in his past and was even a kind of mentor to her.

    • Book Difference: In the books, Dennee does not return after Kahlan believes her to be dead as she does in this episode.

    • In this episode, we learn why we have never seen any male confessors. They are drowned at birth because they cannot handle their power when they reach a mature age.

  • Quotes

    • Richard: Finn, don't!
      Finn: I can't disobey my mistress.
      Richard: You have to do what your mistress wants, right?
      Finn: Yes. She wants me to drown our son.
      Richard: Are you sure that's what Dennee wants? The Mother Confessor ordered her to do it. Doesn't your mistress also command you with her heart? You heard her, when she gave birth. She didn't want her baby to die. You know her heart better than anyone, Finn. You know what she wants. She wants her baby to live.

    • Zedd: A confessor giving birth to a male child is extraordinarily rare. But if one is born, he cannot be allowed to grow into adulthood. Male confessors are unable to control their power. When they reach manhood they can't resist using it for wicked ends. So they are killed at birth.

    • Kahlan: Dennee, you must have known you were carrying the baby when we set off for the Boundary. Why didn't you tell me?
      Dennee: If you knew, would you have let me join you on such a perilous journey?
      Kahlan: No, I wouldn't.
      Dennee: And I couldn't let you go alone.

    • Richard: Your numbers are dwindling and now you want to kill one of your own just because you think it might be evil?!
      Mother Confessor: Mothers of male confessors have often thought as you do. One foolish young confessor couldn't bare to have her son killed. So she raised him in secrecy. She thought that the love in her heart would be powerful enough to prevent him from turning to the dark ways. But when the boy came of age, his bloodlust was insatiable. My child was only eleven years old when I had to kill him.

    • Kahlan: We can't just charge into a D'Haran prison!
      Richard: But a Mord'Sith could.

    • Kahlan: Hey wizard, you know what power I wish you had? The power to admit when you're wrong.

  • Notes

    • Original International Air Dates:
      United Kingdom: September 10, 2009 on Sci Fi/Sci Fi HD
      Germany: December 20, 2009 on ProSieben
      Sweden: April 2, 2010 on TV6
      Slovakia: August 1, 2010 on JOJ

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