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'The Quest' recap: Saving the queen

Season 1 | Episode 3 | “Save the Queen” | Aired August 14, 2014

The paladins, the Grand Vizier and Ansgar surround the queen, and are trying to figure out what needs to be done to save her. It’s clear that the Grand Vizier has no idea how to save her; he’s being useless, so it’s up to our paladins to rummage through old scrolls to find the queen’s symptoms and cure her. All of the paladins are in a frenzy to find the right cure because they all want to be the one who saves her.

They find a scroll with what they think are the right symptoms, but they have to be careful of the fact that they could misdiagnose her and kill her instead of cure her with the wrong antidote. At one point, the Vizier lets it be known he believes one of our paladins poisoned the queen, which irks pretty much everyone—including me.

The paladins and Crio rush off into the woods to produce an antidote out of banshee blood and dragon tears. One of our paladins asks the appropriate question: “How do you make a dragon cry?” The answer: Have one take a gander at the one Shondo describes as “The worst-looking human being on the face of the planet,” the old hag that Crio takes them to see.

The hag guides them to where the ingredients are, but acquiring them will not be easy. The paladins have to open a series of doors with hidden keys; after each door is opened, an ingredient will be revealed for the taking. Andrew and Patrick are flying through this challenge, while many paladins, even Shondo (who did well in the last episode), remain stuck trying to uncover a key hidden in tar at their first door.

At this point, it’s really just a race between Andrew and Patrick, with them sawing and digging under door after door, acquiring ingredients. The last door allows them to turn on their man-modes and burst through it, just like in the movies. Andrew wins the race and gets the vial. Jim, Bonnie and Christian end up in the bottom three.

While Andrew works to create the potion with the old hag’s help, she tells them to run. There’s an urgency to save the queen before she bites the dust.

Andrew and the paladin squad make it in time to see the queen looking like she’s about to turn into a zombie, with infected veins all over her neck. With the Vizier and Crio in the room, Andrew gives her the antidote and it works! The queen starts to move, and immediately thanks the Vizier for saving her. Crio was having none of that business, and promptly corrects her and gives Andrew all the credit. A weakened queen thanks Andrew, and the Vizier tells them she must rest—but still finds time to properly thank Andrew as well (which is a surprise). Crio presents Andrew with the Mark of Wisdom for his heroic efforts.

Christian and Jim have both been in the Fates challenge multiple times, and both feel upset and on the line. Since Christian has been in all of the challenges so far, he believes that he is out of luck and won’t get the votes to continue if he doesn’t win the challenge. Shondo pep-talks his roommate, “Jimbo Slice,” and pulls for him to focus and win.

The challenge pits the trio against each other to create another potion by grinding out ingredients and to find a balance between them, which Bonnie ends up winning. When the time for judgment comes, Shondo makes it perfectly clear who he is voting for and makes a stand against Christian, believing he does not have what it takes. The rest of the crew is still not convinced that Christian won’t be helpful; it still seems like a toss-up despite him being in every challenge.

The vote goes down, and it ends up being a landslide victory for Christian. It’s clear that alliances are now being formed within the group. Jimbo Slice meets his fate and dissipates into the mist.

After the judgment, Crio asks the group to help do chores around the courtyard. While they are cleaning up, the Castle Sanctum bells go off. Ansgar comes out screaming that they are under attack!

The Quest airs Thursdays at 8/7C on ABC.

TV Families | EW.com
Mark Harris
February 23, 1990 AT 05:00 AM EST

The Bradys are back, with a passel of 90’s hassles. Do they represent the typical American Family? Did they ever? Who does? Stare and compare!

Kind Of Family
TheBradyBunch 1969-74: Blended
The Bradys 1990-: Enormous
Married…With Children 1987-: Postnuclear
Thirtysomething 1987-: Extended
The Flintstones 1960-66: Modern Stone Age

Family Pet
The Brady Bunch: Tiger
The Bradys: Alice
Married…With Children: Buck
Thirtysomething: Grendel
The Flintstones: Dino

Typical Guest Star
The Brady Bunch: Davey Jones
The Bradys: There’s no room
Married…With Children: Sam Kinison
Thirtysomething: Carly Simon
The Flintstones: Ann Margrock

Expression Of Joy
The Brady Bunch: Groovy!
The Bradys: Ritual hugging
Married…With Children: ”Oh, great.”
Thirtysomething: ”Of course I’m happy for you. Really. But what about me? Why does it always have to be about you?
The Flintstones: ”Yabba-dabba doo

Expression Of Rage

The Brady Bunch: ”Hmmm…”
The Bradys: ”If you back away from something you really want, then you’re a quitter!” (the angriest any Brady has ever been)
Married…With Children: ”Aaagh, God, take me from this miserable life!”
Thirtysomething: ”I’m not angry, OK?”
The Flintstones: ”Willllmaaaa!”

Typical Problem
The Brady Bunch: Marcia and her rival both want to be the prom queen.
The Bradys: Bobby gets paralyzed.
Married…With Children: Al doesn’t buy his family Christmas presents.
Thirtysomething: Nancy gets cancer.
The Flintstones: Fred and Barney are staying out too late.

Typical Solution
The Brady Bunch: The prom committee decides to have two queens.
The Bradys: Bobby gets married.
Married…With Children: They hate him.
Thirtysomething: If only we knew…
The Flintstones: Wilma and Betty decide to follow them.

House Style
The Brady Bunch: Conservative but mod, circa ’69
The Bradys: Conservative but mod, circa ’90
Married…With Children: Roach motel
Thirtysomething: Enviable
The Flintstones: Suburban cave

Clothing Style
The Brady Bunch: Early Osmonds
The Bradys: Made in the USA
Married…With Children: Flammable fabrics
Thirtysomething: Eclectic earth tones; nice ties
The Flintstones: One-piece

Most Annoying Character
The Brady Bunch: Alice’s cousin Emma, the substitute housekeeper (too strict)
The Bradys: Marcia’s husband, Wally (chronically unemployable)
Married…With Children: Steve (supercilious)
Thirtysomething: Ellyn (goes through Hope’s drawers, babbles, changes hairstyle every other week, generally mistreats her friends)
The Flintstones: Mr. Slate (bossy)

Attitude Toward Sex
The Brady Bunch: Never heard of it
The Bradys: Omigod — even Cindy does it!
Married…With Children: Peg: Yes. Al: No.
Thirtysomething: They didn’t get all those kids by accident.
The Flintstones: Prehistoric

How Spouses Fight
The Brady Bunch: They don’t.
The Bradys: Infrequently, but it happens
Married…With Children: Tooth and nail
Thirtysomething: They stop talking
The Flintstones: Fred and Barney go bowling while Wilma and Betty max out their charge cards.

How Kids Get Into Trouble
The Brady Bunch: Greg takes a puff of a cigarette.
The Bradys: Carol’s grandson steals her business cards and sticks them in the spokes of Bobby’s wheelchair.
Married…With Children: By committing felonies
Thirtysomething: Ethan plays with a forbidden toy rocket.
The Flintstones: They don’t.

How They’re Punished

The Brady Bunch: ”It’s not what you did, honey — it’s that you couldn’t come to us.”
The Bradys ”Next time, ask.”
Married…With Children: By the authorities
Thirtysomething: It blows up in his face.
The Flintstones: They’re not.

What Family Does For Fun
The Brady Bunch: Takes special three-part vacations to Hawaii and the Grand Canyon
The Bradys: Has flashbacks
Married…With Children: Exchanges insults
Thirtysomething: Talks
The Flintstones: Attends showings of The Monster at the Bedrock Drive-In

Unsolved Mysteries
The Brady Bunch: How exactly did Carol’s first husband and Mike’s first wife die?
The Bradys: What’s with Marcia’s new face and Bobby’s blonde hair
Married…With Children: What kind of hair spray does Peg use?
Thirtysomething: Why did Nancy take Elliot back? What do Gary and Susanna see in each other?
The Flintstones: How does Barney’s shirt stay on if he has no shoulders? Where do Fred and Wilma plug in their TV?

Worst Behavior
The Brady Bunch: The Brady children once made Alice feel under-appreciated.

The Bradys: Marcia’s son Mickey watches Bobby’s car-crash tape for fun.
Married…With Children: The Bundy’s kill their neighbor’s dog.
Thirtysomething: Elliot has an affair and talks about it.
The Flintstones: Characters don’t wear under-clothes.

Best Reason To Watch
The Brady Bunch: This is what life should be.
The Bradys: They’re all grown-ups now!
Married…With Children: Terry Rakolta hates it.
Thirtysomething (Tie) This is your life. This isn’t your life.
The Flintstones: This is what life might have been.

Best Reason Not To Watch
The Brady Bunch: Blurred vision from rerun overdoses.
The Bradys: You’re all grown-ups now.
Married…With Children: She has a point.
Thirtysomething: After a while, you think it’s real.
The Flintstones: The Simpsons

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