The BEST episodes of Poltergeist: The Legacy

Every episode of Poltergeist: The Legacy ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Poltergeist: The Legacy!

'Since the beginning of time mankind has existed between the world of light and the world of darkness. This journal chronicles the work of our secret society, known as The Legacy. Created to protect the innocent from those creatures that inhabit the shadows and the night.' So the opening credits of 'Poltergeist: The Legacy' announced. 'Poltergeist was a show that tried to mix the style and success of X-Files and transport it to a more horror based genre. Mostly it succeeded and, while not having the plaudits of X-Files, managed to create and interesting group of characters and story ideas.

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Town Without Pity
star
7.02
102 votes

#1 - Town Without Pity

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 5/3/1996

The episode begins in a religious driven small village. a church service has just ended and a man makes a run for the woods. He finds a bridge in the woods and begins to cross it, as he crosses the bridge he gets stopped by some strange invisible force. On the bridge a Reverend approaches him, places his hand on the man's forehead, which kills him. (Obviously people are not allowed to leave the village). At the Legacy House, Nick comes in the conference room and tells Derek that he has uncovered some information on a lost colony from 50 years ago. Nick wants to investigate what happened to it. Derek persuades Nick to take Rachel along. We find that Rachel has had some kind of mid-life break-down, she can't seem to handle and understand what she has witnessed in the last several weeks. She reluctantly agrees to go with him. Nick and Rachel approach the bridge which the man at the start of the episode, died on. They cross the bridge and enter some kind of portal. They seem to be unaware

Directors: Ken Girotti
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The Darkside
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6.93
30 votes

#2 - The Darkside

Season 3 - Episode 22 - Aired 8/21/1998

A mysterious White haired lady narrates this clip show meant to be a season ending cliff hanger. Foes from episodes past show up once again as examples of how the team's good work hasn't managed to overcome the evil that follows. Their work is hidden behind self righteous acts of hypocrisy the Lady claims as she urges one of the team members to join them...and at the end it seems she's succeeded...but for how long?

Directors: Michael Robison
The Tenement
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6.83
103 votes

#3 - The Tenement

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 5/10/1996

As Alex prepares to take slum landlord Kyle Vance to court, she experiences a vision of a red-haired woman in the decaying tenement building. Then, on the witness stand, she finds herself compelled to insist the judge sentence Vance to stay in the building until he completes needed repairs. Later, realizing that an evil force controlled her actions, Alex traces the building's tragic history. Disturbed by what she learns, Alex returns to the tenement to help fight the sensual manifestation of evil that inhabits Vance's crumbling family legacy.

Directors: Jerry Ciccoritti
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Ghost in the Road
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6.79
103 votes

#4 - Ghost in the Road

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 5/31/1996

The episode begins with Nick in a bar. There is a couple sitting next to him. They begin to have an argument. Nick begins to talk to the woman, and her boyfriend gets jealous. Nick and the boyfriend get into a fight, Nick punches him to the ground. The couple then leave. On their way home in a car, Jerry starts slapping Wendy, she gets out of the car and walks away, he reverses into her and places her in the car boot. He then pushes the car over a cliff. Several months later, Nick is driving up that same road. He sees a woman standing in the middle of the road. He gives her a ride. He recognises her from the bar. The next morning (they were driving all night), Nick drops her off at a Caravan site, however, she dissapears. Nick asks this elderly couple if they have seen her. The couple tell Nick that Wendy has been dead for five months. Nick looks shocked ! At the Legacy House, Derek and Rachel discover a secret room behind a cupboard. They find a statue of Jesus Christ. He is holding

Directors: Neill Fearnley
Writer: James Cappe
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The Crystal Scarab
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6.77
97 votes

#5 - The Crystal Scarab

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired 6/28/1996

Clayton wants tosave his daughter, Samantha, who has a fatal illness. Clayton buys a scarab and a ring from a merchant. The scarad, he is told, will heal whatever it touches. However, the ring needs the life force of a human to work. Clayton puts the ring on, the life force is sucked out of him and it put into Samantha. She is now cured, and Clayton, who looks half dead, runs away. Samantha and Clayton have known Derek for years. He allows Sam to stay at the Legacy House, while they try to find Clayton and work out how Sam has been cured so quickly. Later that night, Sam collapses, Clayton, has no more life force to give. She needs another source. Sam is now back in the hospital, in a coma. The scarab has let Clayton live, so that he can pass the ring onto another host. On the dock, a robber steals the ring and puts it on. The ring draws life out of him. In the hospital, Sam is once again cured. Clayton, who has passed the ring on, is now also cured, and looks normal again. He g

Directors: Brad Turner
Writer: Hart Hanson
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The Substitute
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6.77
101 votes

#6 - The Substitute

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired 6/14/1996

The episode begins in a Catholic school. A geek is being bullied by the school jock, Brad, in the library. The geek manages to evade Brad and finds an ancient black magic book. Later Joe (the geek) and two of his friends enter a morgue. They find a jar with a preserved hand inside, they take the hand out and lay it on the floor. They light candles around it and perform a ritual. Slowly, the hand comes to life, the other two run off, Joe stays. The next day, at the Legacy House, Philip is asked to go to a school, where a faculty member has vanished without a trace in the last 24 hours. At the school, the two boys who were with Joe seem shuck up and a bit frightened still. Joe, on the other hand, seems extremely calm. Philip prepares to leave for the school, when Nick tells him that he is going two. (I think Nick wanted to work with Philip on his last mission as part of the Legacy). At the school, a new teacher arrives (to cover for the missing teacher), he introduces himself as Mr

Directors: Brad Turner
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Doppleganger
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6.72
99 votes

#7 - Doppleganger

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired 6/7/1996

The episode begins with Derek having a dream. He is in a coffin, at first dead, with all the Leagcy members standing over him. He wakes, but no one notices. He is then in an Egyptian tomb, lying on a stone table. A woman cuts open his chest, he wakes up. In his bedroom, he sees a young girl, Kali. She asks his, ""Are you the one"". She attacks him, and tells him to forget what he saw, that this is only a dream. Kali moves over to a picture on Dereks table, a picture of Rachel and Kat, Kali looks at Kat and smiles. (A sinister smile). The next morning at Clairemont School, Kat is beginning school. She gets teased by older girls and runs away. In the bushes, Kali appears and tells Kat that she is her new best friend. Kali attacks the other girls with an invisible force. Rachel is called to the school to collect Kat. She's been suspended because of what happened to the other girls. Kali appears in the school corridors, but Rachel can't see her, only Kat. She persuades Kat to get Rachel to

Directors: Allan Eastman
Writer: Bill Bleich
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The Bell of Girardius
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6.71
95 votes

#8 - The Bell of Girardius

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired 7/12/1996

Miranda Blake, the curator of one of the Legacy's museums, calls Derek when there is a break in at her workplace. When Alex checks the inventory she realises that the only thing missing is The Bell of Giradius, a mystical item reputed to bring the dead back to life. The questions the Legacy need to find out are where is the Bell, who took it and does the recent death of Miranda's fiance have anything to do with it's disappearance?

Directors: Joseph Scanlan
Man in the Mist
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6.71
75 votes

#9 - Man in the Mist

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 5/24/1996

The episode begins with a sea ship in trouble. A telescope smashes which releases a man. At the San Fransisco dock, a man appears out of the mist and heads into a bar, he stands in a puddle if water and it freezes, the bar then freezes, he shouts the name ""Carolyn"" and then collapses. He has been taken to the local hospital. There, the machines freeze and the hospital beds also freeze. There is a sort of mini-earthquake. Rachel arrives at the hospital to examine him. The Doc shows Rachel a book that he had on him, a 19th Century book in perfect condition. Rachel briefly meets him, but he escapes. He runs out the hospital and notices a toy boat in a shop window, he begins to have visions of the trouble ship from the start of the ep. Rachel and Alex, go to the dock/bar where this man collapsed. There is another mini-earthquake, Rachel knows that he is near-by. They meet up with him, and Rachel tells him that she will help him remember his past. They call him John Doe. At the Legacy House

Directors: Mario Azzopardi
Writer: James Cappe
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The Twelfth Cave
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6.68
73 votes

#10 - The Twelfth Cave

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 5/17/1996

The Episode begins in the desert where a team of surveyers are digging in a cave. One of the men there finds a jar buried deep underground. He opens the jar and finds a scroll inside, he opens the scroll, and the writing on the scroll glows red. He seems to become hypnotised by it. He then murders his two colleagues. In the Legacy House, Derek tells the team that an old friend, Randolph Hitchcock, wants to donate an ancient artefact to the Luna Foundation. He wants to meet Derek and the rest of the team than night. When Randolph arrives, Derek tells the other Legacy members that Randolph was once a member of the Legacy, but he was forced out years ago. Randolph gives Derek the jar from the desert. Derek opens the jar and takes out the scroll. Randolph wants the Legacy to examine and preserve the scroll. On a dock, we see a man wearing a mask, holding a silver cross. back at the Legacy, Philip begins to examine the scroll. Derek tells Nick that he and Randolph were once best friends, at

Directors: Allan Eastman
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The Thirteenth Generation
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6.68
69 votes

#11 - The Thirteenth Generation

Season 1 - Episode 15 - Aired 7/26/1996

During the 17th Century a suspected witch is 'tested' by being dunked in water, as she goes to her death she curses the next thirteen generations of the Witchfinders family. While guest lecturing at a Boston University Derek gets involved in a series of murders/deaths that seem to involve the same family and could be connected to the long rumoured curse.

Directors: Brad Turner
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The Choice
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6.67
3 votes

#12 - The Choice

Season 2 - Episode 22 - Aired 8/17/1997

Rachel decides that she is going to take Kat and leave the Legacy. She has become increasingly worried about the danger she is putting Kat in by being a member of the team and the repercussions that that causes. The rest of the team try to persuade her otherwwise so she tells them about all the danger that Kat has been put in ever since she joined.

Directors: Michael Robison
Writer: David Tynan
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Sins of the Father
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6.66
79 votes

#13 - Sins of the Father

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 4/26/1996

The episode begins with a young boy screeming from inside his bedroom. The door is locked and his mother can't get in. When the police arrive, she tells them that her husband is in the room beating her/his son up. The police break down the door and take the husband away. David tells his wife that it wasn't him who beat up his son in the bedroom, but it was some un-forseen force. And that Michael is still in danger. The next morning Derek goes to visit David at his home, David has been bailed out of prison by his father. Derek heard about the arrest and wanted to see if it was true. David tells Derek that it wasn't him. David shows Derek a scar on his chest which he claimed he received at the hands of this un-forseen force who attacked Michael. It turns out though, that David was drunk last night. Derek asks David if Rachel will be ok to examine Michael. David agrees. At the Legacy House, Nick immediatley jumps to the conclusion that it is child abuse, however, Derek is not convinced

Directors: Allan Eastman
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Do Not Go Gently
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6.66
70 votes

#14 - Do Not Go Gently

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired 6/21/1996

Liz Barrow, an old friend of Nicks, is with her fiance when she has an asthma attack and falls into a coma. She finds herself in a dark mysterious place and sees a young boy killed by a large monstrous shape. At that moment she awkes and watches as the boy in the next bed, the same boy from her 'dream', dies. She gets her fiance, Kevin. to contact Nick and get him to iunvestigate the hospital. Hoping he can find out what is going on there before she to falls vitim to the monster in her dreams.

Directors: Michael Robison
Writer: John Shirley
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The Fifth Sepulcher (1)
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6.63
93 votes

#15 - The Fifth Sepulcher (1)

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 4/21/1996

Derek has a vision of young girl and of the fifth sepulcher he has sought.

Directors: Stuart Gillard
Fox Spirit
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6.61
69 votes

#16 - Fox Spirit

Season 1 - Episode 14 - Aired 7/19/1996

While checking down in the sewers a couple of city maintenance men find an ancient urn holding ashes. One of them tips the ashes out and continues on with his work. After the two men separate to work in different areasone of them is attacked by a ghostly Chinese woman. The next morning the Legacy gets a call from a Chinese friend who asks them to help investigate the circumstances behind the two missing maintenance workers.

Directors: Allan Eastman
Writer: Bill Bleich
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The Dark Priest
star
6.60
68 votes

#17 - The Dark Priest

Season 1 - Episode 16 - Aired 8/2/1996

An amulet is stolen from the Legacy house. It once belonged to a cult leader and suspected sorcerer who was killed by Nick's father, also a member of the Legacy. The two brothers who stole it are the sons of Levon Zoltar, the cult leader, and they know how to release the magical powers held in the amulet. Magics that need a human sacrifice to power them!

Directors: Brad Turner
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The Signalman
star
6.57
65 votes

#18 - The Signalman

Season 1 - Episode 20 - Aired 9/6/1996

A psychic/supernatural occurence debunker and physicist, Dr. David Praeger, is working for the army at an old railway station & tunnel in Powderwash, Colorado. The army is planning on opening a nerve weapon disposal site nearby and he is there to find out what causes the magnetic fluctations in the area. While investigating he starts seeing the 'ghost' of a signalman telling him to 'pull the switch'. Alex finds out where he is after dreaming that he is in danger and, as much as they dislike the man's work the Legacy go to try and save him.

Directors: Brenton Spencer
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The Inheritance
star
6.55
67 votes

#19 - The Inheritance

Season 1 - Episode 19 - Aired 8/30/1996

Rahel recieves a letter from her aunt's lawyer informing her of her death and that as she is the last living relative she will inherit everything. She goes to her aunt's funeral, with Kat, and finds that something is happening inside the house. Derek has a premonition that sometihng is going to happen to Rachel and tells her that she needs to be careful while inside the house.

Directors: Brad Turner
Writer: Bill Bleich
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Seduction
star
6.53
57 votes

#20 - Seduction

Season 3 - Episode 18 - Aired 7/24/1998

With the boys out of town Alex, Rachel and Kristin are left to work on a special project. The women must uncover the secrets to a cube dating back to the Han Dynasty. Arriving to help them in this project is Nicholas Oldman but as he gets closer to each it becomes evident to at least one of them he has other plans for them and the cube.

Directors: Paul Lynch
Someone to Watch Over Me
star
6.50
2 votes

#21 - Someone to Watch Over Me

Season 2 - Episode 19 - Aired 7/25/1997

An old friend of Derek and Sloan's dies in Canada. After the funeral they think that more is involved than the authorities think. A fellow professor is snooping around, they find notes written in a language the three of them created many years ago, Derek keeps getting weird flashes and Serena, the friends wife, keeps seeing a strange creature in the triangular pond in the garden. All these things lead to Derek and Sloan staying in Canada longer than they had intended so they can investigate.

Directors: Brenton Spencer
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The Covenant
star
6.48
58 votes

#22 - The Covenant

Season 3 - Episode 16 - Aired 7/10/1998

A novitiate falls to her death with only Sister Ingrid as a witness but during the visit to console his sister, Derek and the team realize the death may not have been the young woman's will. The team must confront the secrets that lie within the convent walls and those within the young girl's family that lead to her demise. Also in this episode, Nick and Kristin take a road trip to the reading of a will.

Directors: William Fruet
The Internment
star
6.48
58 votes

#23 - The Internment

Season 3 - Episode 17 - Aired 7/17/1998

Kristin in her continuing quest to find her father enlists Rachel's help. Together the two visit a Sanatorium that leads them to Sommerville. Unknown to them is the fact Sommerville was once a Japanase American concentration camp and that one of its former prisoners is about to imprison them. Rachel and Kristin must work together to form an escape plan while Nick and Derek quickly work from the outside to save the rest of their team.

The Fifth Sepulcher (2)
star
6.44
41 votes

#24 - The Fifth Sepulcher (2)

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 4/21/1996

Derek has a vision of young girl and of the fifth sepulcher he has sought.

Directors: Allan Eastman
Revelations
star
6.39
41 votes

#25 - Revelations

Season 1 - Episode 17 - Aired 8/16/1996

A small girl has a horrifying experience at a private school and accuses one of the teachers of being a monster. As Rachel used to go to the school the headmistress calls her up to ask her for help. She hopes that Rachel will be able to find out what really happened before the school is ruined by the scandal. As she investigates Rachel realises that she has no memories of being at the school at all! She knows she went there but can remember nothing and that begins to really worry her.

Directors: Allan Eastman
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