Crusade: Season 1, Episode 4

The Path of Sorrows (30 Jun. 1999)

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A mysterious sphere prompts Gideon and the others to relive traumatic moments from their past.


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Episode complete credited cast:
Capt. Elizabeth Lochley (credit only)
Dr. Sarah Chambers (credit only)
Carrie Dobro ...
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Captain Ross


A mysterious sphere prompts Gideon and the others to relive traumatic moments from their past.

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23rd century


Action | Drama | Sci-Fi





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[first lines]
Capt. Matthew Gideon: Anything yet?
[Dureena shakes her head.]
Capt. Matthew Gideon: How about you?
Max Eilerson: Oh, Right. I found a way in half an hour ago. I guess I just forgot to tell you. Silly me.
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Captain Gideon and his crew find a mysterious sphere on a planet and take it on board the Excalibur
3 January 2009 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews


Captain Gideon and his crew find a mysterious sphere on a planet, and take it on board Excalibur. Inside the sphere lives an alien who lives off the emotion of forgiveness. The Captain, Lt. Matheson and Galen all experience journeys through their memories when facing this strange alien...


The far-fetched concept of this episode could have easily failed, but somehow science fiction often has a way of making strange concepts work. The memories that the mysterious alien triggers in three of the regular characters serve as a nice way to get some interesting insights into what makes them who they are. The past experiences we witness add a welcome bit of depth to all three characters, and they spark interest in what else we may learn of these people in future episodes.

The whole episode has a kind of dreamy mood to it, which works really well throughout. Visual effects are very good, and by this fourth episode I even find myself slowly getting used to the Asian-influenced musical score to the series.

This episode shows promise, and hopefully hints at what the writers, actors, directors and crew of the series are capable of.

On to the next episode!

Best regards, Stephan Lodewijks from The Netherlands

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