Production #
Original U.S. Airdate
May 4, 2001
Original Canadian Airdate
Running time
Written by
Michelle Goodeve
Directed by
Raymond Jafelice, Luc Bihan


Official Synopsis

In the Kingdom of Malkariss the Polecat, Matthias fights the slavemaster monster, the Wearet, and falls into the abyss. There, he grimly hangs onto the rope that previously lowered a mysterious basket. But as Mattimeo and friends are released by the dying Log-a-Log, the Wearet cuts the rope and Matthias falls into the basket-- and meets Malkariss himself!

In Redwall, Stryk recovers slowly and becomes a close friend of Cornflower, but Ironbeak uncovers the 'hauntings' are a ruse and cunningly inprisons Constance as he prepares his final attack. The defenders are found out and weakened-- and Ironbeak is sure of victory. Matthias faces the evil but surprisingly puny, scabby and pale polecat Malkariss-- whose slaves, seeing Matthias' courage, turn on him and stone him to death. Matthias looks up to the high-above battle to see his son Mattimeo and fights to get to him. But he fails to see Slagar the Fox taking deadly aim at him with his bolas-- and Slagar has never been known to miss.

Differences from Mattimeo

  • In the book, the Wearet cuts through the rope before being killed by Orlando. In the TV series, however, the Wearet is about to cut the rope when Orlando kills him, and the Wearet's sword accidentally slices trough the rope.

The Redwall TV Series, Season 2

01 Slagar the Slaver | 02 The Magician Revealed | 03 Where the Little Folk Go | 04 Found... And Lost | 05 To be a Warrior | 06 Ironbeak (Redwall Season 2) | 07 Peril in the Toplands | 08 Feathered Friends and Foes | 09 The Abyss (Redwall Season 2) | 10 Malkariss (Redwall Season 2) | 11 Battle | 12 Reunited | 13 Return to Redwall