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The Quest - S01 E03

Reality-TV . Adventure . Reality . Fantasy

As the Queen Ralia lies sick in her bed, Sir Ansgar gathers the Paladins to pore over scrolls of symptoms to find an antidote. They begin to get suspicious of the Grand Vizier—an expert of all magic and poisons in the kingdom—has run out of ideas to save the queen. When they find the right potion, Crio takes them into the dangerous Marwood Forest where they meet the hag of Purgwal, "The Collector" who challenges them to find the potion's ingredients behind sealed doors. During the night, the castle comes under attack.

Episode Title: Save the Queen
Airs: 2014-08-14 at 08:00 pm
  • Clark Collis

    The production values are extremely high, but your tolerance for swordy nonsense will need to be similarly vertiginous for this to develop into a must-see. [25 Jul/1 Aug 2014, p.108]

    Entertainment Weekly Full Review
  • Allison Keene

    Despite a shaky start, The Quest actually becomes something interesting--or at least different--within the reality landscape.

    The Hollywood Reporter Full Review
  • Geoff Berkshire

    The Quest doesn’t entirely dodge the obvious potential for cheese, but the surprisingly impressive production values help keep things on the right side of ridiculous.

    Variety Full Review
  • Mark A. Perigard

    The editing is kind to most of the contestants, who come off as earnest, intelligent folks looking to engage their inner heroes.... Alas, The Quest’s elimination challenge is unimaginative and the vote deliberations almost as petty as anything on “Big Brother.”

    Boston Herald Full Review
  • Rob Owen

    Filmed in Austria, The Quest boasts high production values but its stated goal to populate a fictional, serialized fantasy world with reality show contestants doesn't find quite the right mix in early episodes.

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Full Review