Legacy House Night
The second hand of the mantle clock reaches midnight and starts chiming.
Piano music from the front parlor filters upstairs and into Derek's
bedroom. He awakens and follows the music. As Derek approaches the grand
piano, he sees that none of the black and white ivory keys are moving.
However, the musical melody continues.
Derek turns to see a small woman standing in a white Druid robe. Derek
asks her who she is and why she's there. The woman, speaking in cryptic
rhymes, says she's Christina. She warns Derek that evil awaits the Legacy
and something evil is coming back to seek and steal a little child's
The Legacy House begins shaking. Christina further warns Derek to "Beware
of the Wrath." Nick runs into the parlor and sees Christina. The
shaking intensifies. Suddenly, the front window shatters, sending glass
shards over everything. Wind and flashes of light blow into room shoving
Derek and Nick to the floor. Christina disappears. As the piano lid
collapses, the storm abruptly stops. Derek and Nick look around and
find everything in its place as if nothing occurred. Nick asked Derek
what just happened. Derek replied he didn't know but that someone or
something evil is coming.
Alex, Rachel, and Nick are gathered around the conference table as
Derek comes downstairs from the library. Derek tells that his father
spoke about Christina and claimed that whenever he needed her, she was
there. According to legend, Christina is a 300 hundred-year-old seer
who can foretell the future and see the past. Rachel questions why Christina
has come. Derek was told that something evil was coming back from the
grave and he is determined to find out why. His first place to start
is his father's journal: The Journal of a Ghosthunter by Winston
Katherine (Kat), along with her teacher and fellow classmates, is talking
about a big canvass painting containing a unicorn in the mist of a meadow.
As the teacher and classmates move onto the next exhibit, they leave
Kat behind. Kat looks up to see Christina. Christina has been waiting
for her. She warns Kat about something bad happening and Kat is to beware.
Christina then marks Kat behind her left ear. Christina says it's to
protect her from evil while she sleeps until she is needed. Kat's teacher
calls out for her to catch up. As Kat leaves, she notices a new figure
in the painting which is in front of the unicorn. It's Christina.
Legacy House - Afternoon
Alex and Nick greet Philip Callaghan at the front door. Philip states
that officially he's in San Francisco on church business but unofficially
he's here to deliver something to Derek. In the office, Derek holds
a cloth-wrapped package with a note. Philip recognized the handwriting
as Derek's father. Philip came across the package in an old monastery
in Ireland which was in the process of being restored. Unwrapping it,
Derek finds a letter written in an ancient language and a seamless oblong
metal container. Derek hands over the container to Nick and Alex to
find out what it's made from. Derek also asks Philip to help decode
the letter. Reluctantly, Philip agrees.
Rachel Corrigan's House - Night
Rachel is brushing Kat's hair before she goes to bed. Kat is telling
her mother about the museum field trip and mentions her conversation
with a lady in a painting by the name of Christina. Rachel questions
what Christina said and Kat relays her warning to be careful and about
someone from the past coming back. Kat quickly gets very sleepy and
is tucked into bed. Kat begins to dream. Kat walking down the hallway
at Aunt Rebecca's house in Georgia. Images of Christina and Derek with
a sword. A man in a photograph and then a man dressed in a black robe.
Legacy House Night
Alex carefully takes her last measurements from the metal container.
She places it into a glass box, puts down the lid, and electronically
locks it. Alex turns off the lights and walks through the hologram to
leave. The metal container glows bright and intensifies, cracking the
metal casing with a thin beam of white light--from the inside out.
Legacy House - Morning
Derek approaches Philip in the library. Philip explains that the symbols
are not from a recognizable language but he feels it's still strangely
familiar. The phone rings. Derek picks it up to find Rachel is calling.
Something has happened to Kat. Rachel can't wake her. She tells Derek
of Kat's meeting with Christina. Rachel also tells Derek that she found
a mark behind Kat's ear. He'll be right over.
Rachel's House - Morning
Derek sees the symbol. It's the Omega symbol, the last and most powerful
letter in the Greek alphabet. Derek asks about Kat's conservation with
Christina. Rachel said Kat was told that Christina can see the future,
Kat should be careful, and that someone was coming back. Derek tells
her to stay with Kat. He asked where in the museum Kat and Christina
talked. Rachel says by a painting with a unicorn.
Legacy House - Gardens
Taking a break, Alex and Philip start talking. Alex notices Philip
had changed and asks what happened. Philip tells of his brother, Michael,
who died in an IRA car bombing in Manchester, Ireland. Michael, a good
married Catholic with five children, was helping an injured girl after
one bomb when a second bomb went off, killing them both. Philip started
questioning his faith in God asking why this happen.
Derek finds the painting and is greeted by Christina. She tells Derek
he is the "anointed" one.
Derek asked about Kat's mark. Christina says it's to protect Kat in
sleep from someone who wants her soul. The Day of Reckoning' has
come and Christina was sent to protect Kat. She says the evil that Derek's
father killed is alive and well and Derek will need to prepare for judgement
day. Derek has a vision. Images of a black-robed man coming toward
him. Kat being taken and Rachel screaming. It ends and Christina
has materialized back into the painting.
Legacy House - Control Room
Nick notices the crack on the metal container. Alex says the metal
must be deteriorating. Nick does an acid wash on it. Alex notices on
the computer something odd happening to the container just as Nick begins
to see Latin letters appearing. Alex comes over to Nick and translates--"Beware
of the Source of Evil." Nick says they need to get Derek to look
at the container in the morning. After the container is back in the
locked glass case, they leave. The crack on the container opens wider.
A black, shapeless form emerges and fills the entire case.
Alex walks into the foyer and says good night to Nick. As Nick climbs
the stairs, he hears a faint evil laugh. Nick stops and looks around.
Suddenly, he's thrown down the stairs, landing on the hard wood floor.
Rachel's House - Night
Derek is greeted by a worried Rachel who asked what Christina said.
The Omega mark was put by her to induce a dream state to protect Kat.
Rachel realizes it's happening all over again. Derek tells Rachel this
evil did not come by chance. She has to be strong and face whatever
is coming. But Rachel feels helpless with what is happening with Kat.
"I what to know why!" Rachel angrily asks, "Why me?"
Rachel wants her daughter and her life back from the evil force who
has taken everyone else Rachel has ever loved. Derek says life isn't
fair and God won't make things right without her help. "It's up
to us to act and to act now!"
Legacy House - Night
Alex finds Nick unconscious and helps him up. Nick tells Alex that
something is in the house with them. Nick begins to recheck security
and Alex follows.
Rachel's House - Kat's Bedroom - Night
Christina comes beside Kat's bed. She tells Kat it's time to wake from
her sleep. Rachel and Derek enter as Kat awakens. Rachel tells Kat that
Derek wants them to come back to stay at the Legacy House for a little
Library - Next Morning
Philip looks up from his papers and is greeted by Kat. Kat asked what
Philip is doing. He replies helping Derek to solve a puzzle but he is
not doing a very good job. Kat tells Philip when things are bad, just
look in a mirror. She finds a hand mirror and places it to her face,
"Because a mirror turns everything around." Philip takes the
mirror and places it on the table. As Kat leaves, Philip notices that
the ancient characters on the paper are reversed in the reflection of
the mirror. "Out of the mouth of babes," Philip says as he
starts to translate the letter.
Alex walks into the room and asked how Nick is feeling. Nick tells
her the metal container is missing. Nick and Alex try to figure out
how this container could disappear from a "locked" case. Alex
tells Nick to find Derek and she will start searching. As Alex looks
around, a low-lying fog covers the floor. Dense black smoke encompasses
the earth hologram and forms into the shape of a man in a black robe.
Alex sees the figure and begins to dash out the room but the figure
restraints her with an unseeable force field. She resists but the figure
tightens his grip and forcibly yanks her back into the room. The figure
Derek and Nick walk into the control room. Alex is no where to be found.
Derek walks over to the empty case and questions Nick if he was certain
he left the container there. Nick points out that the case is still
locked and in a secured area of the Legacy House. No one could have
taken it without tripping an alarm. When Derek hears the translation
of the Latin words, he has another vision. A black-robed man looking
up at him. A hand grabbing a sword. Christina. The front parlor windows
shattering. Derek realizes this is what Christina warned him about.
Derek tells Nick to find Alex and search the entire house for the metal
container. Derek needs to talk to Philip.
Philip tells Derek he has decoded the whole text. Philip tells him
that the characters were ancient Aramaic. Derek's father wrote the characters
backwards using a mirror because he wanted to make sure this text didn't
fall in the wrong hands. Philip hands Derek the translation. Derek reads,
"This is my confession so that I may atone for the unpardonable
sins I have committed...."
Derek holds up a photo of a man with two girls (see Inheritance Episode).
Rachel enters. Derek tells Rachel there is something she needs to know
that might come between them. Before Winston Rayne died, he killed a
man. Someone who made a bargain with the dark side. This man had two
daughters. One, skilled in the black arts and the other, an innocent
with a little girl. This man's name was Joshua Cantwell. Rachel's shocked.
Derek shows Rachel the photo of Joshua Cantwell with Rachel's mother,
Ruth, and her sister, Rebecca. Derek also hands Rachel faxed copies
of photos that Derek received from Nick when he went down to help Rachel
settle her aunt's estate. Rachel gets angry. Derek goes on that after
Joshua Cantwell was killed, Derek's father reduced Joshua's body into
a fine ash because he feared the source of evil that dominated his body
might find a way to rise again. So he claims that he sealed it into
a metal vessel and left it at a monastery with his confession.
Derek tells Rachel there's more. Besides Joshua Cantwell, Derek's father
killed one more person, his daughter Ruth by mistake. Rachel can't believe
it. "This can't be happening," she yells. Derek forces her
to look at him. It's impossible for both of them to believe. Rachel
tells him angrily, "What makes you spect that I can ever
forgive you, or your father, or this Legacy for what happen?" Derek
tells her that the death of her husband and son and her joining the
Legacy can no longer be treated as an accident. "You're meant to
find your way to the Legacy. You are part of us."
Nick continues to look for Alex and the metal container. He sees an
earring on the floor across the room. He rushes over and takes a closer
look. As he picks it up, he sees Alex, unconscious.
Kat is reading in bed. A noise scares her and she calls out "Who's
there?" Joshua Cantwell steps in from the shadows.
Rachel tells Derek and Nick that Alex's pulse is weak and breathing
is shallow. Nick tells Rachel that something physically knocked him
down the stairs the night before. Rachel realizes her grandfather, Joshua
Cantwell, has come back. When Nick states the sealed container that
Alex was working on was disintegrating, Rachel tells Derek that Joshua's
spirit has broken out by first attacking Nick and then Alex. Now Kat
is next. They run down the hall to Kat's bedroom only to find her missing.
After searching upstairs, Rachel, Derek, and Nick meet on the landing.
Kat can't be found anywhere. Christina appears telling them it's time
to face their fears. They find Christina sitting by a round table with
the room filled with lighted candles. Christina tells them there is
more information they need to know. Christina commences a seance. She
calls out for the spirits to contact her and speak through her. An elderly
woman's voice answers. It's Ruth. Ruth tells Rachel Kat is in grave
danger. Rachel's grandfather, Joshua, traded the innocent souls of his
female heirs for immortality. Rebecca went willingly but Ruth ran away
and gave up everything to save Rachel from him. Now Joshua wants to
restore his bargain with the dark side by trading Kat's soul for it.
He has to do it soon before he returns to hell forever. Rachel states
time is running out for Joshua. Christina comes out of the trace and
tells Derek to find the child and set her free.
Two minutes til midnight. Nick and Rachel run by the control
room and notice the hologram weakening. Behind it, they see Joshua Cantwell
standing over Kat on a table with his hands outstretched. Rachel yells
at him to let Kat go. Joshua answers her saying, "Never. She's
mine. Just as you should have been." She tells him he can't have
Kat and starts to go through the hologram but Nick stops her. However,
Nick makes a run at it only to get caught in its electrical current.
Rachel throws herself into Nick's back and they are knocked through
the hologram. They land on the floor, dazed.
The second hands are ticking. Christina appears to tell Kat
to awake from her trace just as Derek and Philip rush by the room and
see Joshua. Kat calls out for her mother. Philip tries to go through
the hologram but is stopped by Derek. Derek tells him to cut the power
in the library. Derek runs to the fireplace mantle and grabs a sword.
Derek tells Rachel to call out to Kat and have her come to Rachel. Derek
yells to Joshua to let her go. Joshua says no. "You cannot sell
what you do not own!" Derek recants. Philip cuts the power to the
hologram. Derek yells to Kat to go to her mother. Derek raises the sword
and throws it at Joshua. But Joshua catches it in his bare hand, turns
it around, and tosses it back at Derek. It impales Derek's shoulder,
pinning him to the wooden column behind. Joshua tells Derek its time
to do things to their ultimate conclusion.
Christina tells Derek to fight the pain and drive Joshua out. But the
sword has embedded itself through Derek, through the wooden column,
and out the other side. Joshua starts walking toward Derek but is momentarily
stopped by Philip. Joshua tosses him across the room against a bookcase,
knocking Philip unconscious. Joshua meets Derek and removes the sword--very
slowly. Derek screams in pain. He suddenly pushes Joshua back knocking
the sword from his hand. They struggle on the floor.
Thirty seconds to midnight. Joshua struggles to get Derek off
his back and crawls toward Rachel and Kat. They start scooting backwards.
Fifteen seconds to midnight. Derek sees the sword and grabs
it while struggling to stand up. Joshua gets closer to Kat but instead
gets a kick in the face from Rachel (Good one!).
Midnight. The clock chimes. Joshua tells Kat to come but she
tells him to leave her alone. His hands grab Kat's foot. Just then,
Derek raises the sword over his head and plunges it deep into Joshua's
back, pinning him to the floor. Joshua screams and lets go of Kat. The
sword vibrates with bolts of lightening which dance over the metal blade
and handle. Suddenly, Joshua's body dissolves and disappears. The sword
is left stuck to the wood floor right in the exact middle of a star
pattern. Christina smiles and disappears. A relieved Rachel smiles at
Derek and holds Kat closely. Derek came up against Joshua Cantwell's
spirit and WON.
Description last revised: 15 November 1997