Note: This article is about the TV episode. If you're looking for the place, see The Abyss.
"The Abyss"

Production #
Original U.S. Airdate
May 1, 2001
Original Canadian Airdate
Running time
Written by
Glenn Norman
Directed by
Raymond Jafelice, Luc Bihan


Official Synopsis

Slagar reaches the Abyss and forces the slaves across a rope bridge, cutting it away behind him. There is now no way for Matthias to pursue him. A full day and night behind the pursuers arrive at the abyss and are stopped dead, until Sir Harry comes to their rescue by retrieving enough rope to cross the bottomless gorge.

At Redwall Abbey the hostages are exchanged but Ironbeak treacherously uses the diversion to take over a section of the Abbey. The Redwallers are trapped without water and only saved when Foremole digs a tunnel. The celebration is short when it is discovered that Ironbeak is attacking the Martin the Warrior Tapestry. Rushing to its rescue the Redwallers are trapped-- it was a baited ruse.

Ahead of Mattimeo and the slaves are the Badger head and the Bell rocks in a silent, lifeless wasteland-- ominous portents which scare even Slagar and his band. The terrible journey is approaching its climax.

Differences from Mattimeo

  • In the book, it is Brother Trugg who sees ravens trying to destroy Martin's tapestry, not Foremole.
  • In the TV series, the Vultures attempt to carry off Log-a-log instead of a random shrew.


"Hello, I'm Brian Jacques and welcome to Redwall. In our last episode, Warbeak finally delivered the deciphered riddle to Matthias. Unfortunately, her life ended in the effort. Matthias vowed that Slagar will pay for his evil. Today, as Slagar gets closer to his destination, Matthias gets further from his son. Let's not miss this dramatic episode of Redwall."

This episode contains the exact same featurettes from "Cluny the Scourge - part II."

Segments include:

  • "Castles"
  • "Character Spotlight: Cornflower"
  • "Redwall Trivia"
  • "Ask the Author: Brian Jacques"
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Redwall TV Featurette The Abyss

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

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