Poltergeist: The Legacy

The WORST episodes of Poltergeist: The Legacy

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

Last Updated: 8/15/2022Network: Showtime
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La Belle Dame Sans Merci
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5.61
62 votes

#1 - La Belle Dame Sans Merci

Season 3 - Episode 13 - Aired 5/29/1998

Alex begins having dreams that cause her to sleepwalk. Grandma Rose worries for Alex's health and asks her to come home. Alex agrees and Nick accompanies her to see Rose. The dreams continue and grow more intense as the days go by. Rose begins to tell Alex of her ancestor, La Belle, and so the search for the truth behind Alex's dreams becomes clearer. A spirit from the past looks to come back through a familiar spirit...Alex's!

Directors: Brenton Spencer
The Mephisto Strain
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5.85
33 votes

#2 - The Mephisto Strain

Season 4 - Episode 20 - Aired 10/8/1999

Alex struggles to cure Nick, and has to keep him alive, after he is infected by a Denomic parasite which makes him see evil all around him. The episode begins with Alex working in the control room when Nick bursts in through the front door. He chases after Alex, trying to kill her. She manages to find a torch and smashes it off his head and knocks him out. She ties him to his bed. He wakes up and threatens to kill her, constantly shouting and screeming that he is going to kill Alex and shouting that he can see evil all around him. We learn that he has been infected by a demon who causes him to hallucinate. This leads Nick to remember events from the last year (evil events), in which he was hurt or people around him were hurt. As Nick remembers the past events, Alex researches the Legacy database and she realises that Nick has the Mephisto Strain. With the hepl of the Database, Alex finda a cure, which heals Nick.

Directors: Michael Robison
The Painting
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5.88
32 votes

#3 - The Painting

Season 4 - Episode 4 - Aired 4/9/1999

A patient of Rachel's mysteriously vanishes after their last session and bequeaths her a beautiful but odd painting. After learning more about the young woman's disappearance and the history behind the painting itself the team becomes convinced it must be destroyed. Kat's new friend decides to teach Kat the art of the craft and Kat learns new secrets about herself in the process but puts an old friend's life in danger.

Directors: Allan Kroeker
Possession
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5.88
32 votes

#4 - Possession

Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired 4/16/1999

Alex's grandmother travels to San Francisco to warn her of an evil spirit/Bocor thatis after her. She gives Alex a magic charm to protect her but falls pray to the Bocor's voodoo powers herself. With her grandmother now in a coma Alex does the only thing she can think of to help her... she releases Daniel Euwara, a powerful spirit, from the prison the Legacy trapped him in (see 'Spirit Thief')and asks him to remove the curse.

Directors: William Fruet
Still Waters
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5.88
32 votes

#5 - Still Waters

Season 4 - Episode 11 - Aired 6/25/1999

Alex wrestles with the guilt and grief of losing her Grandmother as Rose's spirit urges her to save another from the same fate. The spirit of a young boy drowned years prior has returned to seek revenge on another and Alex must help convince the boy to resist vengeance and move on.

Directors: Mike Rohl
The Sacrifice (2)
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5.88
32 votes

#6 - The Sacrifice (2)

Season 4 - Episode 13 - Aired 8/6/1999

Horton's plans to split The Legacy apart and destroy Derek begins to work as Kristin walks out and with Mordecai Church at his side he has a powerful ally to help him finish of the rest of the team. With the Boston chapter of The Legacy being almost non-existant now it is left to Derek and Nick to find out what the evil duo are up to and stop them. They try to persuade Father Callaghan, who has been helping them out, to rejoin their fight against Horton and Church and to save The Legacy from destruction.

Directors: Michael Robison
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Vendetta
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5.88
33 votes

#7 - Vendetta

Season 4 - Episode 3 - Aired 4/2/1999

A young man is mysteriously killed while at a well known local spot, a place where a woman was lynched in the 50's. His skull is crushed, but not his head, and his body is covered with what looks like electrical burns. The coroner is an old aquaintence of Dereks and he asks if Derek will come and help. He takes Kristin with him and they find a small town with a deep, dark secret.

Directors: Jimmy Kaufman
The Portents
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5.91
32 votes

#8 - The Portents

Season 4 - Episode 17 - Aired 9/17/1999

We begin with a priest, who has sent a young lad on a mission to find out information about the Legacy House. The young lad returns with news that a gate way to hell is buried under the Legacy House. The Priest then kills the lad, as he now has what he was after. The priest sets out to be-friend Alex and Rachel (Nick and Derek are not present in this episode). He makes his way into the House where he tells them that the Gateway must be sealed, if it is not, he tells them, Rachels daughter Kat will be killed as she has been struck down with a mysterious virus. As Alex and the Preist make their way underground, the Priest attacks Alex and proceeds to make his way to find the gate and open it. Upstairs, Rachel sees Kristen, who is now an angel, who has been sent to try to stop the opening of the gate. She instructs Rachel to go and stop the priest and to have faith, no matter what. As Rachel finds Alex, they both proceed to the gate, the Priest is about to open it when he notices Rache

Directors: Derek de Lint
She's Got the Devil in Her Heart
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5.94
31 votes

#9 - She's Got the Devil in Her Heart

Season 4 - Episode 14 - Aired 8/20/1999

A couple of fisherman catch something big and heavy on their anchor. Unknowingly they have released Karen Morgan, a succubus who is in love with Nick. She uses another name and disguises herself to 'fall in love' with Nicks friend and then starts to visit Rachel at her Doctor's office. She uses both of them to make sure that she gets introduced to Nick. Meanwhile, to keep herself alive, she is finding violent men on the streets of San Francisco and sucking the life from them.

Directors: Michael J. Rohl
Body and Soul
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5.94
31 votes

#10 - Body and Soul

Season 4 - Episode 15 - Aired 8/27/1999

Derek's lover (Megan) is murdered in a car bombing and he and Alex pursue the killer, only to be drawn into a horrifying web of Horton's making that pits Derek and Alex against each other ? Can Derek bring himself to kill Alex or can he defeat Horton once and for all ?

Directors: Neill Fearnley
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Initiation
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5.94
32 votes

#11 - Initiation

Season 4 - Episode 9 - Aired 6/11/1999

Kat is doing magic with her friend Miranda, who has shown her a few small tricks and has taken her to her secret place. Miranda tells Kat that if she touches the amulet she has given her to the heart of three other poeple then the five points of power will increase her magical prowess. Rachel, Nick and Alex are her three targets but they know something is going on. Can they find out what Miranda is up to before it is to late to save Kat?

Directors: William Fruet
Forget Me Not
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5.94
32 votes

#12 - Forget Me Not

Season 4 - Episode 16 - Aired 9/10/1999

Rachel recieves a blast from the bast. While watching an old home-video Kat notices a little girl in the video that had never been there before. It turns out the little girl is named Paige, Rachels child she gave up when she was 19. Paige died some years later and is now out for revenge on Rachel, who she blames Rachel for not being there to save her. Can Nick prevent Paige from hurting Kat ? Can Rachel re-connect with Kat after this discovery, that Kat has a sister ?

Directors: Jerry Ciccoritti
Wishful Thinking
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5.97
32 votes

#13 - Wishful Thinking

Season 4 - Episode 10 - Aired 6/18/1999

A mysterious bottle is found by Milos Javitz in an old curio shop. he thinks that it could be an item that he has been searching for for years, a bottle containing Ginelle, a female genie. Before he can complete his three wishes after releasing her he is tricked into closing his eyes. She knocks him out and escapes to gain revenge on her past 'owners' who refused to release her from her cptivity. To help him find her, and to save himself from her anger, Milos calls on his old college roomate... Derek Rayne.

Directors: Martin Cummins
Unholy Congress (1)
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5.97
32 votes

#14 - Unholy Congress (1)

Season 4 - Episode 12 - Aired 7/30/1999

Excavations in boston discover what loks like a tomb buried deep underground. The digging has made an opening and when the builders examine it they release Dr. Mordecai Church from his long imprisonment. He kills them and sets about starting his own 'religion', recruiting young runaways as his congregation. Having no family makes leaves Church free to kill his new disciples whenever he wishes, after all who is there to complain when no one knows where they are anyway? Reed Horton soon comes across Church and recruits him for his own vendetta against The Legacy.

Directors: Michael Robison
The Traitor (1)
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5.97
33 votes

#15 - The Traitor (1)

Season 4 - Episode 6 - Aired 4/23/1999

Alex returns after an unexpected sabbatical as the team turns on Derek when an old case is re-opened. The twenty year old evidence begins pointing towards Derek as a cold blooded killer and old witnesses can no longer rely on their own accounts to save him. As he stands firm in his innocence those closest to him, except for one, lose all confidence in their friend, mentor and Precept.

Directors: Michael Robison
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Brother's Keeper
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5.97
33 votes

#16 - Brother's Keeper

Season 4 - Episode 8 - Aired 6/4/1999

Nick's brother, Jeremy, who died and was cremated, appears on the road in front of Nicks car. He claims to have 'escaped' and has The Soul Chaser after him trying to take him back. After a brief altercation with The Soul Chaser Nick takes the wounded Jimmy back to the Legacy HQ with him, believing the Soul Chaser to have been killed by his own weapon. The Soul Chaser returns to our world though and tracks down the brothers. He launches an attack on the Legacy house to finally retrieve his quarry.

Directors: Helen Shaver
Gaslight
star
5.97
33 votes

#17 - Gaslight

Season 4 - Episode 18 - Aired 9/24/1999

A patient of Rachels with a tragic past and with a life threatening asthmatic condition inherits her family mansion and becomes the target for seemingly vengeful ghosts, demons and spirits.

Sabbath's End
star
5.97
34 votes

#18 - Sabbath's End

Season 4 - Episode 19 - Aired 10/1/1999

Kat faces mortal danger when she resumes her friendship with an ailing Miranda. To save Kat, Rachel must find powers from the past,a past she would prefer to forget. For this episode, we learn that Miranda wants to transform herself into Kat - to inhabit Kats body. To live in Kats body. After the opening credits, Kat and Rachel have an argument and Derek tries to persuade Kat to give up magic - she disobeys, obviously. After a ritual between Miranda and Kat, Miranda tricks Kat and Miranda transfers her soul into Kats body - but before she does, Miranda reveals her true self - an elderly, dying old women who has been searching for the perfect body to transfer into. Miranda is now in control of Kat. As suspicion rises about the true identity of Kat, Alex realises that Miranda and Kat now share the the same body. In order to defeat Miranda inside Kat, Rachel volunteers to be concercrated (so that she can become a witch) As Alex and Rachel discover that the witch spell hasn't worked, Kat

Directors: Brenton Spencer
The Enlightened One
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6.00
34 votes

#19 - The Enlightened One

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired 2/6/1998

Kristin arrives in San Francisco from Boston to join the group's investigation of a series of church fires. What she doesn't tell them is that she thinks her younger brother may have joined the cult that the setting the fires.

Directors: Graeme Lynch
The Light
star
6.00
32 votes

#20 - The Light

Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired 3/20/1998

Members of the Barnard family have been dying, all under mysterious circumstances. When Rachel gets the Legacy involved to protect her old family friends, they soon realise that everything comes back to Todd's romance with Angela Sanchez, and her grandmother's pain.

Directors: Paul Lynch
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Double Cross (2)
star
6.00
33 votes

#21 - Double Cross (2)

Season 4 - Episode 7 - Aired 4/30/1999

Franklin Cross begins his takeover of the San Francisco house of the Legacy. The team are not sure what is going on, where Derek is or whether or not to trust Cross. The investigations into Reed Horton continue while the team try to find out what has happened to Derek themselves.

Directors: Michael Robison
Repentance
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6.03
34 votes

#22 - Repentance

Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired 5/23/1997

Father Callaghan is implicated in the murder of one of his parishioners, he was found by the police with her body in his arms. The body was placed there by the spirit of Eric Ravenwood, a man he refused to absolve of his crimes before he was executed by the state. He wants Philip to absolve him now or he will kill again, and again, and again...... Can Derek and the Legacy team find some way to save Philip from this vengeful spirit and from the attentions of the police.

Directors: Paul Lynch
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Shadow Fall
star
6.03
34 votes

#23 - Shadow Fall

Season 2 - Episode 16 - Aired 6/27/1997

A young american indian boy is taken into the principals office after being jumped by two bullies. He loses his phoenix talisman during the attack and his anger appears to manifest itself as a shadow warrior. The warrior attacks first the principal and then a police detective who is pushing his mother. Thrown into a cell on assault charges his only chance of freedom is from the Luna Foundation and its interest in unusaual phenomena. Derek comes to the police station to see if he can find out whether the boy is telling the truth or not about what happened.

Directors: Allan Eastman
Trapped
star
6.03
34 votes

#24 - Trapped

Season 2 - Episode 21 - Aired 8/10/1997

Derek is possessed by his father's spirit, which intends to assemble the elements to create a gateway that will allow the demons of hell to enter our world.

Directors: Graeme Lynch
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Darkness Falls (1)
star
6.03
34 votes

#25 - Darkness Falls (1)

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired 1/23/1998

In New Orleans, Alex encounters an old college friend who is now a vampire. But when she is bitten she begins to transform into a vampire but the process will only be completed when she has taken her first human life.

Directors: Michael Robison

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