After a rapid fire “previously on…” segment, we see Richard running his fingers over the Keeper’s mark – drawing Kahlan’s attention. When she asks if it hurts, she tells him that being marked by the Keeper is not nothing! Richard ignores this and focuses on the need to find the Stone of Tears and the group heads off to the Cloister of Ulrich to find it in ruins! The cloister was taken by D’Haran soldiers. Cara says the survivors would have been taken to a death camp.
We see men, including one with facial markings that suggest a monk, being hanged inside a rough stockade. Inside a nearby building, two men fill a trunk with booty – quickly so as to gain their reward. Said reward is to be hanged like everyone else. Before this batch of prisoners can be killed, however, the Seeker makes a dramatic entrance. He, Kahlan and Cara fight the soldiers with Zed picking off any who try to get behind them. Kahlan confesses one of the soldiers, who turns on his comrades. [I’m especially impressed by the women’s ferocity – from the beginning, Kahlan has gone for her opponents’ throats with her daggers – Cara seems to be down with that approach as well. Ruthless!]