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24 May 2010 @ 07:53 am
"You have fulfilled the prophecy!"  
Legend of the Seeker finale, which I watched the other day and believe me when I say that this is a finale worth discussing and squeeing over. The episode is entitled "Tears", and I can imagine the entire fandom is in tears because this may very well be the last episode ever of the entire series. Anyway, I can't even begin to tell you have utterly epic this finale was. With provided gifs to demonstrate it!


THIS FINALE WAS JUST MAGICAL. PURELY AND TRULY EPIC I CANNOT CONTAIN MY EXCITEMENT!

The fact that it was a continuation from the previous episode where things got all spun around, Zedd using an old magical spell to try to reverse the effects Darken Rahl used to re-break Cara where we find ourselves in an alternate universe (literally) where Richard had used the Boxes of Ordin and had control over everything, and where Cara was never a Mord'Sith. That in itself is very cracky as the show often is, and strangely it makes sense with the "what if" scenarios, but at the beginning of the finale where we left off Zedd recasts the spell to turn things back the way they were without Cara ever being re-broken and we're back on the quest to get the Stone of Tears to the Pillars of Creation and restore the rift. So all is good, and they did great in doing all of that without having any holes in what happened in "Eternity", so continuity flow is strong.

Anyway, I have to say they really upped the stakes with this finale with loads of things. Richard being separated from Kahlan, Zedd and Cara, Sister Nicci returning and absorbing Kahlan's powers and actually confessing her which that is a twist in and of itself that I didn't see coming. The return of Sister Verna and the monks, the Mord'Sith aiding Zedd and Cara in hopes to stop Sister Nicci from doing whatever she is going to do and ensure that Richard stops the Keeper and repairs the rift.

But my favorite bit of the episode? KAHLAN ENTERING THE CON DAR!


I was kind of wondering if we were going to see her using the Con Dar again, but this show hasn't let me down in giving me precisely what I wish for. So I was overly joyed in seeing not only did she enter the Con Dar while still under confession by Sister Nicci (femslashtastic as that really is, hee), but that it lasted longer than previous Con Dar scenes these last two seasons. Before it was just a brief moment before Richard snapped her out of it. So seeing Con Dar'd Kahlan was such a pleasant treat.

There's also the new prophecy about the Seeker being blindly led by the Keeper in the guise as a child, which Richard does meet a little boy who tags along with him to the Pillars of Creation. Now, the thing is, while the Keeper says that his compassion for seeing the boy will be the Seeker's weakness in giving up the stone to him, it's actually his strength because without that kind of compassion he wouldn't be Richard. He didn't know about this prophecy and Richard always does the right thing regardless, because he believes in the goodness of others. So I don't blame him, even though we knew of the truth about the little boy actually being the Keeper.

Oh, and let's not forget the EPIC FIGHT OF ALL EPIC FIGHTS, FOR REALS.



BAMF!Kahlan kicking Sisters of the Dark ass and taking names. WITH HER EPIC HAIR YAY!


Just, yeah. I will never ever get tired of seeing these epic fight sequences, with their epic slow-motions and the epic hair!flinging and just, ugh. Everything. And seriously, you do not want to piss off the Mother Confessor, especially when she's underneath the Con Dar Blood Rage. She's ten times more dangerous than ever before while under such influence. Plus Richard fighting while blind will never not be just as epic.

More epic shit goes down, Kahlan tries to confess Richard but it doesn't work, Kahlan stabs and kills Richard, she comes out of the Con Dar and feels horrible for what she'd done, Cara and Zedd arrive to revive Richard. But I think the most important factor here is that Kahlan's tears formed another Stone of Tears and they used that to repair the rift, even while the Keeper took the original stone. This is vital because it is the love between her and Richard is considered more powerful than any kind of magic, something that I know is revealed in the books because they were afraid of being together due to what a Confessor's magic would do. But they are already deeply and madly in love with each other that confession would be impossible. Also, remember what one of the prophecies said?

As long as the Mother Confessor's pure heart beats, the Keeper is doomed to fail.

The love binding Richard and Kahlan is what defeats the Keeper, it doesn't matter about the original Stone of Tears when their love would create a new one that will have the same affect. Had they not gone through all they did this season, really realizing just how much they loved each other and seeing time and again through these trials and tribulations (ex. meeting up with the supposed!Creator as she judged Richard, for example) and seeing their journey leading up to this moment. It just, it just makes perfect sense. And I love it, I absolutely loved it because it's just such an epic love story without it being completely schoompy well, the ending with the kissing was, but it's super adorable how can you not love them being reunited after all that? There's also other amazing things in the finale, such as Cara and Zedd being awesome, Sister Nicci being absolutely fierce in her new outfit and looking fabulous, Darken Rahl being, well, Rahl. But yeah, that ending.

RICHARD AND KAHLAN'S LOVE FOR EACH OTHER SAVED THE WORLD! THIS SHOULDN'T MAKE ME SO GIDDILY HAPPY, BUT IT DOES AND I AM SO THRILLED BY THIS ENDING FOR THE SEASON. IT WAS TRULY FUCKING EPIC WITH HAPPY RESULTS, YAY!



♥ ♥ ♥



Shorthand version for those that don't care: this finale fills the void of what I felt lacking with Supernatural. It's what a finale should feel like after an entire season of arc setups, including a satisfactory and conclusive ending with a small bit of a cliffhanger just in case. This show always finishes what it starts in a season, connecting those dots and just wrapping of the seasonal arc in such an epic manner, this finale did not disappoint. I'm also holding out that this is NOT THE SERIES FINALE. I continue to be optimistic that somehow it'll be revived. *crossing fingers*

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Renée: Kahlan. Beauty in the breakdown.rogueslayer452 on May 24th, 2010 06:20 pm (UTC)
Me too. :( It's like, where am I gonna get my epic kickass stuff now??
Kevin Jonesmulder200 on May 24th, 2010 07:49 pm (UTC)
LOL! I find it interesting that Supernatural, Ghost Whisperer and now Legend of the Seeker use the "power of love/light triumphs over evil" which I find totally cheesy but I still love it when it is done right. I am such a sap for happy/open endings. Yeah!
Renéerogueslayer452 on May 25th, 2010 03:58 am (UTC)
Well, it's a common trope that when done rightly it can lead to many epic things, which is why I felt unsatisfied with Supernatural's finale yet absolutely satisfied and grateful for it being done with Legend of the Seeker. They were consistent with that particular theme that I knew they would do something like that, and YAY RICHARD/KAHLAN THEIR LOVE SAVED THE WORLD AND IT IS GLORIOUS! \O/
chosenfire28: LOTS - Richard chosenfire28 on May 24th, 2010 09:02 pm (UTC)
OMG I LOVED THIS FINALE!!!! I really hope this isn't the end of the series, while it would be a satisfying way to end I am selfish and want more. I love all the characters, I think the writers are amazing, and I just want to see more!!!
Renée: Kahlan. Smile.rogueslayer452 on May 25th, 2010 03:54 am (UTC)
Yeah, I'm selfish in that sense too. I mean, it is based around the books and there are so many other places they can go in telling versions of those stories, but also as a newcomer to the entire show I feel like I got into something so amazing yet it's being yanked right underneath me. I NEED MORE DAMMIT! MORE SEEKER! MORE EPIC ROMANCING AND FIGHTS AND SLOW-MO ACTION AND EPIC HAIR SCENES AND JUST GUH, EVERYTHING THIS SHOW PROVIDED AND THEN SOME!
goldenusagigoldenusagi on May 25th, 2010 01:03 am (UTC)
IT WAS EPIC.
Renée: LotS. Team Epic Hotness.rogueslayer452 on May 25th, 2010 03:50 am (UTC)
SO ABSOLUTELY EPIC. THIS IS WHAT SPN SHOULD HAVE DONE FOR THEIRS. BUT I FEEL SATISFIED WITH THIS FINALE SINCE IT BROUGHT TO EPIC FIGHTS, THE EPIC HEARTBREAK BUT JUST AN EPIC ENDING TO AN EPIC SEASON OF AN EPIC SERIES.

CAN YOU TELL THERE'S LOADS OF EPICNESS UP IN HERE? LOL
oicaxf on May 25th, 2010 07:03 pm (UTC)
This show can´t end.
I will fight until we get more Seeker.
FIGHT, SEEKERS¡¡
cheerful_earl: Ginger Catcheerful_earl on March 2nd, 2011 07:42 am (UTC)
Having finally finished the series, basically what I say to this is YES. To all of it. Gah, Kahlan is so awesome and BAMF, and I want to be her when I grow up. Mother Confessor FTW! \o/

they did great in doing all of that without having any holes in what happened in "Eternity", so continuity flow is strong.

I thought that was so interesting. I had no idea what to expect from this seemingly random "what if" scenario, but it worked out so well. It didn't take away from the build to the finale at all, but it managed to not totally derail the storyline and take it somewhere different. And I liked that it was this totally cracky thing that makes sense when you're talking magic. So often in fantasy, someone will give a DIRE WARNING about magic being unpredictable... only to have everything work out (or not work at all, in some cases). I like that on LotS, sometimes things just go completely wonky- and then still actually have resonance with the storyline.