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"The Fifth Sepulcher" is the two-hour pilot episode of the occult-themed supernatural drama series Poltergeist: The Legacy. It was directed by Stuart Gillard and written by Brad Wright based on a story treatment by series creator Richard B. Lewis. It first aired on Showtime on April 21st, 1996.

In this episode, Derek Rayne - precept of the San Francisco chapter of the Legacy has flashbacks of his teenage years when his father took him to Peru in 1969 in search of five mystic sepulchers, each one containing the powerful spirit of an angel or a demon. In the present, psychiatrist Rachel Corrigan and her eight-year-old daughter, Katherine discover the fifth sepulcher, but an antiques dealer unwittingly opens it, setting loose a powerful demon. Derek Rayne calls together the members of the Legacy to stop the threat.

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Notes & Trivia Edit

  • This episode had a special running time of 120 minutes.
  • This is the first professional acting work for Marites Pineda. She will also appear on episodes of The Sentinel and The X-Files.

Story notes Edit

  • The Golden Gate Bridge is seen during the opening sequence of the episode only as part of an establishing shot to show that San Francisco is the central setting for the series.
  • The flashback scenes from this episode take place in Peru in the year 1969.

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Opening crawl Edit

Since the beginning of time,
Mankind has existed between
The World of Light
and the World of Darkness.
Our Secret Society has been
here forever. Protecting others
from the creatures who inhabit
the shadows and the night.

Known only to the initiated
by our true name,

The Legacy

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This article pertains to an episode from season 1 of Poltergeist: The Legacy. This template will categorize articles that include it into the Poltergeist: The Legacy season 1 episodes category.

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