Richard Cypher, a once happy woods guide, now Seeker, is in charge of the fate of world as he knows it. To make matters even more complicated, he finds out that his age old mentor Zedd is in fact his grandfather, meets his mother for the first time then sees her die and finds out he has a sister who unlike him is immune to anything magic.
A lot to take in for simple woods guide, dont you think? Although not too much for Richard! This episode shows us a side to Richard that lets us see him as the rare person he really is. His uncanny ability to show compassion to all is put to the test as he once again tries to save everyone around him, including Denna, the Mord Sith that used to torture him.
This episode is action packed, most notably the scene where Richard strikes up a deal with the devil ... or in this case a Mord Sith. He arranges terms with Denna that in exchange for the third box of Orden she wants, she must help him get the other two. The situation forces Richard to put all three boxes of Orden together in order to stop Denna and her torturous ways. The power of Orden takes hold of Richard and transforms him into the very opposite person he is, full of vengeance and rage. His newly discovered sister, Jensen, takes apart the boxes of Orden and gets Richard out of his evil trance.
Overall, this episode was fierce and banging with full throttle action. There wasnt that much Kahlan-Richard chemistry but the plot line sure did make up for it. Where are the Seeker, Mother Confessor and Wizard of the First Order off too next? I may not know but I can only hope they will walk into another extraordinary adventure for episode 17.
Let me know what you guys think ...