Legend of the Seeker (2008–2010)
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Deception 

Richard and Kahlan return to a helpful village, only to find everyone dead. Objects a captured enemy calls Whisperers killed the people - and Darken Rahl has more of them in a keep. Richard decides to enter by impersonating the prisoner.

Director:

Chris Martin-Jones

Writers:

Terry Goodkind (novel), Raf Green
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Craig Horner ... Richard Cypher
Bridget Regan ... Kahlan Amnell
Bruce Spence ... Zeddicus Zu'l Zorander (credit only)
Don Hany ... Captain Ensor
Phil Brown ... Garrick
Dean O'Gorman ... Carver Dunn
Fraser Brown ... Sergeant Frye
Rowan Bettjeman Rowan Bettjeman ... Dror
Gabrielle Anwen Gabrielle Anwen ... Chloe
Rod Lousich Rod Lousich ... Voss
Kevin Keys Kevin Keys ... Guard
Edward Hall ... Ty
Dale Francis Dale Francis ... Tanner
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Richard and Kahlan return to a helpful village, only to find everyone dead. Objects a captured enemy calls Whisperers killed the people - and Darken Rahl has more of them in a keep. Richard decides to enter by impersonating the prisoner.

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TV-PG
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Language:

English

Release Date:

28 March 2009 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (Dolby 5.1)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16 : 9
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Goofs

When Kahlan is in disguise as Archer Dunn's wife (who is in fact Richard in disguise), after she slaps him, she yells, "You haven't sent a penny home for your children." While previously sums of money were expressed in gold, those were often representing large sums, like for bribes, in amounts that were beyond what ordinary citizens would see in their lives. Ordinary soldiers earn pay in smaller increments, such as, for example, copper pennies. A term which has been in use for centuries, not just referring to American one cent pieces. See more »

Quotes

Captain Ensor: Those men you just bloodied are my best soldiers. All three of them are your superiors.
Richard Cypher: [as Carver Dunn] Sir, it's not my fault they couldn't take advantage of the information I gave them. Every good woodsman knows a noisy hunter never catches his prey.
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S01Ep17 - Deception
5 April 2018 | by hindsonevansmikeSee all my reviews

S01Ep17 - an interesting contrast of the rebels' view of Darken Rahl's troops, compared with Richard's inside-view which he gains by replacing a "confessed" archer and entering the stronghold, then visiting the village where the Captain's wife and family live.

Kahlan stays with the rebels, awaiting his return and trying to teach them the difference between seeking justice and seeking revenge - a very fine line in this world.

The time with the soldier's family gives a nice counterpoint to the violence and touches on the impact of violence upon the perceptions of children. Kahlan finds herself in a moral dilemma regarding the Rebels' use of the seized weapons. At the end, our two main characters understand each other a little more than before.

Kahlan also delivers the best slap so far when she is playing the wife of Richard's character - I hope that the actors accomplished this in just one take!

This was an enjoyable episode, delving deeper into the motivations of our two start characters, when I discovered this (2008-2010 vintage) series in early 2018.


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