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List of Poltergeist: The Legacy episodes

Poltergeist: The Legacy is a Canadian horror television series which ran from 1996 to 1999. The series tells the story of the members of a secret society known as the Legacy and their efforts to protect humankind from occult dangers. Despite bearing the Poltergeist name, there is no real connection between the show and the Poltergeist trilogy aside from the title.

Poltergeist: The Legacy debuted on Showtime, and all first-run episodes of the first three seasons premiered on that network, though they were later syndicated. After the third season, Showtime cancelled the show, and the rights were purchased by Sci Fi Channel which continued the series for another season. This same pattern was followed by Stargate SG-1, which also debuted on Showtime, was also sold into syndication, and was rescued from cancellation by Sci Fi.

The fourth season of Poltergeist: The Legacy featured an episode starring WWE wrestler The Undertaker as a being from Hell who collected souls, a deliberate[original research?] crossover with RAW, which was also airing on the USA Network at the time and earning the network some of the highest ratings on cable TV. It was hoped that this cameo would help boost awareness of the new show, and thus generate a larger audience (just as USA had attempted to do by having Shawn Michaels appear on Pacific Blue).

In 2009 Poltergeist: The Legacy aired on NBC Universal's horror and suspense-themed cable channel Chiller.

Series overviewEdit

SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast airedNetwork
12221 April 1996 (1996-04-21)20 September 1996 (1996-09-20)Showtime
2229 March 1997 (1997-03-09)17 August 1997 (1997-08-17)
32223 January 1998 (1998-01-23)21 August 1998 (1998-08-21)
42219 March 1999 (1999-03-19)12 November 1999 (1999-11-12)Sci-Fi


Season 1 (1996)Edit

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TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
11"The Fifth Sepulcher: Part 1"Stuart GillardRichard B. Lewis, Brad Wright21 April 1996 (1996-04-21)
Pilot movie: Derek has a vision of young girl and of the fifth sepulcher he has sought.
22"The Fifth Sepulcher: Part 2"Stuart GillardRichard B. Lewis, Brad Wright21 April 1996 (1996-04-21)
33"Sins of the Father"Allan EastmanGarner Simmons, Brad Wright26 April 1996 (1996-04-26)
An old friend of Derek's is accused of child abuse.
44"Town Without Pity"Ken GirottiRobert Masello3 May 1996 (1996-05-03)
Nick and Rachel become trapped in an 18th-century commune ruled over by a reverend with a dark secret...
55"The Tenement"Jerry CiccorittiFrederick Rappaport10 May 1996 (1996-05-10)
After getting a slumlord placed under house arrest in his own tenement, Alex learns that an evil force inhabits the building.
66"The Twelfth Cave"Allan EastmanRobert Masello17 May 1996 (1996-05-17)
An old friend and ex-member returns for Derek's help in translating an ancient scroll. But soon Derek begins acting strangely... and it has to do with the scroll...
77"Man in the Mist"Mario Philip AzzopardiJames Cappe24 May 1996 (1996-05-24)
Rachael investigates a very peculiar "John Doe" case.
88"Ghost in the Road"Neill FearnleyJames Cappe31 May 1996 (1996-05-31)
Nick tries to help a woman escape the ghost of her abusive boyfriend.
99"Doppleganger"Allan EastmanWilliam Bleich7 June 1996 (1996-06-07)
Kat makes a new imaginary friend that proves to be dangerous.
1010"The Substitute"Brad TurnerJerry Patrick Brown14 June 1996 (1996-06-14)
A trio of Catholic students unwittingly summon a vengeful spirit.
Inspired by "The Hand" by Theodore Dreiser
1111"Do Not Go Gently"Michael RobisonJohn Shirley21 June 1996 (1996-06-21)
An old friend of Nick's calls in the team when hospital patients begin to die in their sleep.
1212"The Crystal Scarab"Brad TurnerHart Hanson28 June 1996 (1996-06-28)
A desperate man gets hold a scarab that can cure his dying daughter... but at the cost of someone else's life.
1313"The Bell of Gerardius"Joseph L. ScanlanRobert Masello12 July 1996 (1996-07-12)
The Legacy is called into investigate the theft of a bell that can raise the dead.
1414"Fox Spirit"Allan EastmanWilliam Bleich19 July 1996 (1996-07-19)
A ghost begins to murder non-Asians after being released.
1515"Thirteenth Generation"Brad TurnerGarner Simmons26 July 1996 (1996-07-26)
A witch's curse begins to target the descendants of the man who drowned her.
1616"The Dark Priest"Brad TurnerGrant Rosenberg2 August 1996 (1996-08-02)
Two brothers steal a medallion that belonged to their father. And now, father dearest is giving one of them a helping hand in show biz...
1717"Revelations"Allan EastmanFrank Abatemarco16 August 1996 (1996-08-16)
Rachel returns to her old boarding school when a girl is attacked and accuses the school of evil. Unfortunately for her, the accusations might be true...
1818"The Bones of Saint Anthony"Helen ShaverRobert Masello23 August 1996 (1996-08-23)
The team investigates when church bells begin ringing after a geneticist dies.
1919"The Inheritance"Brad TurnerWilliam Bleich30 August 1996 (1996-08-30)
Following her aunt's death, Rachel inherits her house. But nothing is as it seems...
2020"The Signalman"Brenton SpencerGeorge Geiger6 September 1996 (1996-09-06)
A dream causes Alex to reunite with an old acquaintance.
2121"The Reckoning"Michael RobisonGarner Simmons13 September 1996 (1996-09-13)
Sequel to "The Inheritance": The spirit of Rachel's grandfather returns.
2222"A Traitor Among Us"Brenton SpencerRichard B. Lewis, Bill Froehlich20 September 1996 (1996-09-20)
Clip show: Derek is put on trial when a Legacy member accuses him of evil.

Season 2 (1997)Edit

No. in
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
231"The New Guard"Michael KeuschMichael Sadowski9 March 1997 (1997-03-09)
When Derek pulls a gun on Alex and Nick, and is landed in the hospital, the two must work with visiting London head William Sloan to take up Derek's investigation.
242"Black Widow"Allan EastmanJames Cappe9 March 1997 (1997-03-09)
A succubus goes on a killing spree.
253"Lights Out!"Rafal ZielinskiWilliam Bleich14 March 1997 (1997-03-14)
Malevolent faeries plague the San Francisco House.
264"Spirit Thief"Allan EastmanWilliam Bleich21 March 1997 (1997-03-21)
Alex's sister shows up with a shaman boyfriend, who asks Alex to come with him. But what's he really up to?
275"The Gift"Michael RobisonGary Sherman28 March 1997 (1997-03-28)
The ghost of Kat's brother shows up for Christmas and brings trouble.
286"Transference"Brad TurnerJames Cappe4 April 1997 (1997-04-04)
The ghost of a former patient of Rachel's begins stalking her.
297"Dark Angel"Michael KeuschRobert Masello11 April 1997 (1997-04-11)
Suspicions abound when a mysterious young woman shows up at the House.
308"Lives in the Balance"Graeme LynchGarner Simmons18 April 1997 (1997-04-18)
A young man claiming to be Derek's son shows up.
319"Rough Beast"Garner SimmonsDavid Tynan25 April 1997 (1997-04-25)
A patient of Rachel's is plagued by dreams of wolves.
3210"Ransom"Allan EastmanChris Black2 May 1997 (1997-05-02)
The kidnapper of Derek's sister demands an item that bestows immortality as the ransom price.
3311"Finding Richter"Michael RobisonGarner Simmons9 May 1997 (1997-05-09)
Nick’s past comes back when his former commander wants him to help assassinate a clergyman.
3412"Repentance"Paul LynchMike Berman23 May 1997 (1997-05-23)
Father Callaghan is framed for the murder of one of his parishioners by the spirit of a prisoner he refused to absovle.
3513"The Devil's Lighthouse"Graeme LynchRobert Masello30 May 1997 (1997-05-30)
While the team is on an investigation, Alex is captured by a ghost that inhabits a lighthouse.
3614"Lullaby"William FruetJohn Benjamin Martin13 June 1997 (1997-06-13)
A Ouija board experiment goes wrong when Kat and her friends summon a ghost that begins abducting them.
3715"Silent Partner"Brenton SpencerWilliam Bleich20 June 1997 (1997-06-20)
Nick comes to the aid of a deaf friend.
3816"Shadow Fall"Allan EastmanSteve De Jarnatt27 June 1997 (1997-06-27)
The spirit guardian of a Native American teen goes overboard in its job.
3917"Mind's Eye"Ken GirottiJames Cappe4 July 1997 (1997-07-04)
A phony psychic receives true ESP after a blow to the head.
4018"Fear"Allan EastmanWilliam Bleich, Jay Roach, Mark Stern18 July 1997 (1997-07-18)
Rachel goes undercover as a mental patient to find out the source of supernatural goings-on at a psychiatric ward her friend works at.
4119"Someone to Watch Over Me"Brenton SpencerRobert Masello25 July 1997 (1997-07-25)
Derek and Sloan encounter the Lord of the Underworld in a replica of Alexander the Great's reflecting pool.
4220"Let Sleeping Demons Lie"Gary ShermanStephen J. Feke3 August 1997 (1997-08-03)
The team comes to the aid of Sloan and his group when their plane crashes in the mountains while transporting the remains of a supposed sorcerer.
4321"Trapped"Graeme LynchMichael Sadowski10 August 1997 (1997-08-10)
Clip show[1]. Derek is possessed by the spirit of his evil father, Winston.
4422"The Choice"Michael RobisonDavid Tynan17 August 1997 (1997-08-17)
Clip show. Rachel must make a choice between leaving the Legacy or staying.

Season 3 (1998)Edit

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TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
451"Darkness Falls"Michael RobisonMichael Sadowski23 January 1998 (1998-01-23)
Alex reunites with her college friend Justine, who is now a vampire. After being bitten, Alex starts slowly turning into one herself.
462"Light of Day"Michael RobisonMichael Sadowski30 January 1998 (1998-01-30)
Continued from the previous episode: Derek, Rachel and Nick must try to stop Alex from being completely transformed into a vampire, which will happen upon the death of her first victim.
473"The Enlightened One"Graeme LynchGrant Rosenberg6 February 1998 (1998-02-06)
A member of the Boston Legacy House (Kristin Lehman) comes to San Francisco to find her younger brother, who has been abducted by a cult that is suspected of being behind various arson attacks on churches.
484"Stolen Hearts"Michael RobisonGarner Simmons13 February 1998 (1998-02-13)
Rachel makes the mistake of falling for a man who has made a bargain with the devil.
495"Father to Son"Graeme LynchJohn Benjamin Martin20 February 1998 (1998-02-20)
The ghost of Nick’s murdered father returns to ask his son to find his killer.
506"Fallen Angel"William FruetChris Black27 February 1998 (1998-02-27)
The Legacy find themselves up against the forces of evil when they side with an angel on Earth to save a soul from Hell.
517"Dream Lover"Jim KaufmanDavid Tynan6 March 1998 (1998-03-06)
A malevolent and long-dead spirit escapes from an urn and possesses the fiancée of Derek's friend.
528"Debt of Honor"Gilbert M. ShiltonJim Piddock13 March 1998 (1998-03-13)
Nick seeks out the ghost of a friend who is haunting a man he believes betrayed him during combat.
539"The Light"Paul LynchMichael Ahnemann20 March 1998 (1998-03-20)
Wanting revenge for the death of her granddaughter, a woman places a curse on an American family that unleashes a demon upon them.
5410"Hell Hath No Fury"George MendelukWilliam Bleich10 April 1998 (1998-04-10)
A hitman uses a scepter to brand criminals, who are later killed by furies by the scepter.
5511"Irish Jug"Martin CumminsBill Dial17 April 1998 (1998-04-17)
The entrapped souls of two Irish miscreants escape from their jug prison, then possess Derek and his friend, Milo (René Auberjonois).
5612"Metamorphosis"William FruetMike Berman24 April 1998 (1998-04-24)
Rachel is infected with a disease that forces her to kill.
5713"La Belle Dame Sans Merci"Brenton SpencerGarner Simmons29 May 1998 (1998-05-29)
The ghost of a beautiful slave possesses Alex.
5814"The Prodigy"Gilbert M. ShiltonGarner Simmons26 June 1998 (1998-06-26)
A concert pianist, who also happens to be an old boyfriend of Rachel’s, is seemingly under the thrall of his mysterious agent.
5915"The Human Vessel"Paul LynchDavid Tynan3 July 1998 (1998-07-03)
Lightning transforms an autistic man into a dangerous genius.
6016"The Covenant"William FruetMike Berman, Richard B. Lewis10 July 1998 (1998-07-10)
A novice dies at a convent, and Derek is asked to investigate.
6117"The Internment"Gilbert M. ShiltonMichael Sadowski17 July 1998 (1998-07-17)
Kristin and Rachel are trapped in a ghost town that evaporates at dawn.
6218"Seduction"Paul LynchGrant Rosenberg, Helen Shaver24 July 1998 (1998-07-24)
A mysterious artifact causes Alex, Kristin and Rachel to fall under the spell of Nicholas Oldman.
6319"Out of Sight"Michael RobisonJames Cappe31 July 1998 (1998-07-31)
A deadly spirit threatens to end the grifting career of Jeffrey Starr.
6420"The Last Good Knight"Garner SimmonsDavid Tynan7 August 1998 (1998-08-07)
An ancient map leads Kristin to Istanbul in search of her father.
6521"Armies of the Night"Michael RobisonGarner Simmons14 August 1998 (1998-08-14)
Unknown assailants besiege the Legacy while Kristin and Rachel are away.
6622"The Darkside"Michael RobisonGrant Rosenberg21 August 1998 (1998-08-21)
The dark side seeks to recruit Alex after the defeat of the vampire Marcus.

Season 4 (1999)Edit

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TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
671"Song of the Raven"Garner SimmonsDavid Tynan19 March 1999 (1999-03-19)
Bizarre deaths resemble murders committed years earlier by a man currently on Death Row.
682"Bird of Prey"Garner SimmonsDavid Tynan26 March 1999 (1999-03-26)
Corvus is executed, yet the string of bizarre murders continues.
693"Vendetta"Jim KaufmanStephen McPherson2 April 1999 (1999-04-02)
Derek and Kristen must investigate killings associated with a vengeful spirit, wrongfully hung for murdering her family.
704"The Painting"Allan KroekerClint Morris, Michael Sadowski9 April 1999 (1999-04-09)
Rachel is bequeathed an eerie painting from a patient (Venus Terzo) who has mysteriously disappeared.
715"The Possession"William FruetJohn Simmons16 April 1999 (1999-04-16)
After Alex's grandmother contracts a mysterious sickness, she decides to resurrect the spirit of a shaman.
726"The Traitor"Michael RobisonGrant Rosenberg23 April 1999 (1999-04-23)
A 20-year-old murder investigation is reopened after questions arise regarding the Legacy's cause.
737"Double Cross"Michael RobisonGrant Rosenberg30 April 1999 (1999-04-30)
Members mourn Derek's apparent suicide and Cross is appointed interim precept.
748"Brother's Keeper"Helen ShaverGarner Simmons4 June 1999 (1999-06-04)
Jimmy (Jeremy Ratchford) tries to escape from hell, however the "soul-chaser" (The Undertaker) is determined to keep him there.
759"Initiation"William FruetMike Berman11 June 1999 (1999-06-11)
Kat's friend, Miranda, may have ulterior motives when convincing her to hone her witchcraft abilities.
7610"Wishful Thinking"Martin CumminsMichael Sadowski18 June 1999 (1999-06-18)
When a genie is released from a bottle, she seeks revenge on previous masters.
7711"Still Waters"Michael RohlAlex Amin, Mark Stern25 June 1999 (1999-06-25)
Years after he drowns, the restless spirit of a boy seeks to avenge his death.
7812"Unholy Congress"Michael RobisonRichard B. Lewis, David Tynan30 July 1999 (1999-07-30)
The excavation of an ancient Boston catacomb releases a malevolent spirit that may threaten the Legacy.
7913"Sacrifice"Michael RobisonRichard B. Lewis, David Tynan6 August 1999 (1999-08-06)
Kristen leaves the Legacy after the alliance between Doctor Benjamin Church and Horton causes Ethan's death.
8014"She's Got the Devil in Her Heart"Michael RohlMike Berman20 August 1999 (1999-08-20)
Nick's former Navy buddy resurfaces with a strange woman (Diane DiLascio) who exhibits an unnatural interest in him.
8115"Body and Soul"Neill FearnleyMichael Sadowski27 August 1999 (1999-08-27)
Derek and Alex face Horton again while searching for the killer of Derek's lover.
8216"Forget Me Not"Jerry CiccorittiJohn Benjamin Martin10 September 1999 (1999-09-10)
Rachel's daughter, Kat, forms a bond with a mysterious girl who pushes her into dangerous situations.
8317"The Portents"Derek de LintJonas Quastel17 September 1999 (1999-09-17)
Rachel and Alex investigate the violent death of a young monk and find that the Darkside is planning to unseal a secret portal to hell.
8418"Gaslight"Martin CumminsRichard B. Lewis, Grant Rosenberg24 September 1999 (1999-09-24)
Rachel's asthmatic patient becomes the target of vengeful ghosts when she inherits her family's mansion.
8519"Sabbath's End"Brenton SpencerMichael Sadowski1 October 1999 (1999-10-01)
Kat is in mortal danger after resuming her friendship with a sick Miranda; Rachel must save her by facing her past.
8620"The Mephisto Strain"Michael RobisonGarner Simmons8 October 1999 (1999-10-08)
Nick is infected by a demonic parasite that makes him see evil all around him.
8721"Infernal Affairs"Michael RobisonGrant Rosenberg5 November 1999 (1999-11-05)
Derek, Nick, and Alex entertain themselves with a troublesome deck of ancient tarot cards.
8822"The Beast Within"James HeadSam Glickson12 November 1999 (1999-11-12)
Derek is plagued by nightmares of his evil father's spirit.


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