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Legend of the Seeker: Season 2 Review

When Legend of the Seeker returned for its second season, they had quite a challenge ahead of them. The Season 1 mission had been completed and the main villain of the show, Darken Rahl, was dead and defeated. What Richard Cypher and his friends needed was a new quest and a new antagonist. Things got off to a pretty good start in the season premiere. "Marked" was filled with action and introduced a new task for Richard: find the Stone of Tears so the rift between the world of the living and the Underworld could be closed. Unfortunately, this quest was stretched out so it would last the entire season, when it would have been better to keep things moving as quickly as they had started. Since the search for the Stone was not enough to keep Richard busy for twenty-two episodes, there were many detours introduced to stall the storyline so that the Stone would not be found until the end. Considering how much more interesting the episodes at the end of the year were, it would have been a stronger season overall if they had concluded the Stone of Tears storyline quicker and introduced something new for the second half. To Read More Click Here .

Legend of the Seeker: "Tears" Review Season 2, Episode 22

While the promos for Legend of the Seeker's second season finale continue to refer to the episode as a "season finale", it has been widely reported that the show is not returning for a third season. This gives "Tears" a greater responsibility to provide the audience with a satisfying conclusion than if it were a regular season finale. Wrapping up the Stone of Tears storyline is the chief concern in the episode, and it involves all the different groups that have been on the show throughout the season. We have Darken Rahl and his Mord-Sith, Sister Nicci, the Sisters of the Dark, and the Keeper all joining in the fun this week. Even Sister Verna makes a welcome reappearance, although it is too brief and she does not interact with the four main heroes. Sister Nicci and Darken Rahl teaming up is the most interesting development, one that I would have been looking forward to seeing develop in Season 3, although the cliffhanger with these two at the end of the episode has become irrelevant. Craig Parker's Darken Rahl is the Legend of the Seeker villain with the most charisma and the only one who delivers his lines with any sense of flair. To Read More Click Here . If You Missed This Episode Watch It Here Online Now

"Tears" Review: Legend of the Seeker - Kahlan's epic blood rage equals an epic finale

Oh. Wow. So many season finales are described as "epic," but this one truly was. The "false reality" from last week was resolved early on by Zedd erasing Dahlia's history (including her relationship with Cara). We immediately headed into some cool action, as Zedd blasted a baneling with wizard's fire - this episode featured more violence and blood than most, although several season 2 episodes have been pretty violent. Then things got interesting. Where to begin? How about with a shirtless Darken Rahl, chillaxing in the Mord-Sith pool. Since his return from the Underworld and encounter with his "dear/intrepid/fearless/insert adjective" brother, Rahl is learning to enjoy the simple pleasures in life (apples, massages, torturing peasants). He seems quite content to let Richard defeat the Keeper, and he no longer poses a threat to the Stone of Tears quest. But we can't have an epic finale without a worthy villain, so cue Nicci's dramatic entrance (boiling Rahl in his own pool was a nice touch - you go girl). Continue reading:

Legend of the Seeker Season2 , Episode 21: "Unbroken" Review

It is the beginning of the end for Legend of the Seeker as "Unbroken" sets the final story in motion. Now that Cara has betrayed Richard and his friends, having been turned back to Darken Rahl's side, Zedd decides to attempt a dangerous spell that will undo what has been done to her. The results are surprisingly massive, taking everything that has happened since the finale of last season and going a different direction. Cara has been such an important part of the second season that it feels appropriate that removing her from the end of Season 1 changes far more than Zedd could have imagined. At first, the alternate reality seems like it might be preferable for the good guys. Richard and Kahlan are finally able to be together; they are happily married and even pregnant. The kingdom is seemingly at peace. Even Cara has been able to live a normal life without the trauma of being tortured as a young girl and turned into a Mord-Sith. However, the cracks in the so-called perfect world are evident through the subtle differences in Richard's personality. To Read More Click Here . If You Missed This Episode Watch It Here Online Now

"Unbroken" Review: Legend of the Seeker - If Cara had never become a Mord-Sith...

I have an aversion for "false reality" episodes, but "Unbroken" overcame its shortcomings by taking us down some fascinating roads that I never thought we'd get to explore. It also did a nice job of weaving season one's quest for the Boxes of Orden into season two's focus on the Keeper and the tear in the Veil. Full review:

Legend of the Seeker Season 2, Episode 20: "Eternity" Review

In "Eternity", Richard and his friends split up yet again, tackling different emergencies. At least this time there is some real progress in the search for the Stone of Tears. And I mean real progress because they actually find it! It's about time. The group splits up when it is revealed, out of the blue, that Cara had a child with Darken Rahl and that the boy has been kidnapped. It is not too surprising that Cara has never spoken of this child; in fact it is in character for her to try to be as unemotional about it as possible. Considering how badly everything goes on the rescue mission, it is interesting to note that Richard, Kahlan and Zedd's reactions to the news of the kidnapping are what get Cara going. Her preference would have been to stay with Richard and search for the Stone. With Zedd accompanying Cara, Richard and Kahlan have a chance for a little alone time. It almost turns into an eternity of alone time when they find themselves trapped, having found the Stone, but unable to leave the magical valley. The followers of the Creator who have been guarding the Stone of Tears for a thousand years are serene and smiley in a way that is downright unsettling, so we know right away they are not going to be helpful. True enough, they are not concerned with helping our heroes save the world. The plan is for Richard and Kahlan to wait out the destruction and then start over, repopulating the world themselves. I had to laugh at the scene where Richard and Kahlan ponder their situation. Kahlan is worried about their friends and family, but Richard is thinking that maybe now they can finally have a little sex. It's what the Creator wants them to do, right? To Read More Click Here . If You Missed This Episode Watch It Here Online Now

"Eternity" Review: Legend of the Seeker - Three things we learned about Cara

So what did we learn about Cara this week (besides the fact that she's preternaturally awesome)?Revelation #1: She had a son with Darken Rahl. Surprise! I didn't think Rahl would let any of his Mord-Sith get pregnant in the first place. How can they kick butt and torture innocent people while they're with child? And those red leather outfits probably don't come in maternity sizes. While Darken Rahl and Cara always had sizzling chemistry, this twist was too weird to last. And while I'm sorry for Cara that her dastardly baby daddy snuffed out Rahl Jr. at birth, I'm also relieved that we don't have to follow this tangent any further. Full review:

Legend of the Seeker Season 2, Episode 19: "Extinction" Review

With the news breaking this week that Legend of the Seeker has been cancelled, it is bittersweet that the most recent episodes, including this week's "Extinction", have been getting better. This is not to say that Richard and his friends have made any progress on actually finding the Stone of Tears, the quest that was introduced at the beginning of the season. But at least the diversions have been more entertaining of late. Darken Rahl (Craig Parker) has invited himself along with our heroes on their quest, as he tries desperately to stay away from the Keeper and in the land of the living. It is a good thing the show decided to keep Rahl around; he is a much more effective villain than the Keeper has been so far, something that is easier to see in this episode as the two are separated. We are aware of the Keeper's power, it is the portrayal that is the problem. A spooky, disembodied voice telling the Sisters of the Dark what to do next ends up being more silly than it is menacing. To Read More Click Here . If You Missed This Episode Watch It Here Online Now

"Extinction" Review: Legend of the Seeker - Darken Rahl, don't ever change!

I was super psyched about this episode - but also a bit worried. Why psyched? Do I even need to answer that question? A whole hour of two (hot) brothers, Richard and Darken Rahl, stuck together on a quest to save the world! I'd watch that reality show . . . Keeping up with the Rahls. Why worried? The truth is I like my villains evil - not troubled, not misguided, not slightly naughty - eeeevil. Mwahahahaha!!! I didn't want Master Rahl to lose his edge in this episode. Full review:

Legend of the Seeker Season 2, Episode 18: "Walter" Review

While Richard and his friends continue to make very little progress on their season long search for a way to stop the end of the world, the Legend of the Seeker audience is sent on a detour flashback for the first half of the episode. We take a trip down memory lane as one of Darken Rahl's soldiers remembers the "good old days" when Rahl was still in power. The introduction of Walter, a man who had been a double for Darken Rahl back in the day, has its good and bad points. The best part about the character, and the episode, is that Craig Parker gets a chance to show off his acting chops. Not only does Walter have a completely different demeanor from Rahl, but the voice Parker gives him is sets him apart completely. Parker is given a lot of time to establish that Walter is the opposite of Rahl; Walter is scared and insecure, compared to Rahl's tyrannical rule over the Midlands. Walter's transformation into Rahl's double is like a terrifying version of one of those makeover shows. Instead of money for new clothes and makeup tips, Walter is stretched on the rack so he will be taller and punched in the face to fix his nose. To Read More Click Here . If You Missed This Episode Watch It Here Online Now