Queen of Swords Season 1
S01 E01Oct 8, 2000
Destiny Oct 8, 2000 When Tessa Alvarado (Tessie Santiago) learns of her father's death in California in a fall from his horse, she abandons her life in Spain and returns to her birthplace. She quickly learns all is not well. Her father's servant, Carlos, has turned to robbery and been arrested, the house is in disrepair and in arrears on taxes and a military dictator has set himself up as the law.Although she attempts to save the servant's life, her request to Colonel Montoya (Valentine Pelka) is ignored, in spite of the cooperative words of Montoya. The man is shot by firing squad even as Montoya entertains guests.With the encouragement of Montoya, Capt. Grisham (Anthony Lempke) attempts to court Tessa with an elegant luncheon by the sea, and as they return to town, Carlos' son is caught and arrested for trying to spend a gold piece that Tessa gave his mother. In spite of Tessa's intervention, the boy is to be punished.Sparked by rumors that her father's death was not an accident and her failure to he
S01 E02Oct 15, 2000
Death to the Queen Oct 15, 2000 When the men begin to disappear, the Queen of Swords springs to action. She discovers that the peasants are being framed for crimes they did not commit and sentenced to work in Montoya's mines. Montoya and Grisham hope the Queen will right the wrong and unwittingly fall into a trap they've laid. Will it be death to the Queen?
S01 E03Oct 22, 2000
Fever Oct 22, 2000 When a deadly fever grips the town, Doctor Helm's medicine is the only cure. In an ambitious bid to assume power, Captain Grisham steals the antidote, which Montoya desperately needs, and frames the Queen of Swords for the crime. The dark beauty is forced to unmask the real culprit â€“ or watch Marta, Montoya and many of the townspeople die.
S01 E04Oct 29, 2000
Vengeance Oct 29, 2000 An assassin disrupts the Harvest Festival, when his crossbow fells Don Aguilera, the father of Tessa's childhood friend, Ramon. The grief-stricken son swears vengeance, which Tessa more than understands â€“ until she, as the Queen of Swords, discovers that the shooter's target was not Don Aguilera, but Dr. Robert Helm. It seems that the good doctor has his fair share of secrets, too. Intrigued, the Queen tries to protect Helm, and finds herself caught between Montoya and a range war.
S01 E05Nov 5, 2000
The Witness Nov 5, 2000 A peasant girl lays dead by the hand of her well-moneyed lover, Anton, and the only witness is Tessa, who vows to testify against him. But Anton's mother, ranchero and former pirate Mary Rose (played by special guest star Bo Derek), is determined to save her son from the hangman's noose â€“ even if it means murder. This time, the one who needs the Queen's protection is Tessa herself.
S01 E06Nov 12, 2000
Duel with a Stranger Nov 12, 2000 Montoya commissions Spain's finest swordsman to strike down the Queen of Swords. Unbeknownst to Antonio (played by special guest star CristiÃ¡n de la Fuente), his target is also his long-lost love, Tessa. The two long to pick up where they left off years before, but both have been changed by the sands of time. Tessa puts the Queen's life in Antonio's hands â€“ does he have the honor left to protect it?
S01 E07Nov 19, 2000
Running Wild Nov 19, 2000 During a spree of burglaries, Tessa's godfather, Don Federico, is killed, robbing the young woman of yet another loved one and providing the Queen of Swords with a very personal reason to stop the bandits. The personal vendetta becomes even more so, when her oldest friend, Ramon, and his lover, Isabelle (played by special guest star Daisy Fuentes), are exposed as two of the thieves.
S01 E08Nov 26, 2000
Honor Thy Father Nov 26, 2000 The Queen of Swords risks life and limb to liberate two men captured by Montoya. The first, Raul, knows who murdered Tessa's father, and the second, Churi, knows the grief of such a loss. But breaking the two out of prison is just the beginning. Raul, a man motivated by greed alone, learns of Tessa's secret identity and uses it against her, putting Tessa and Marta in the line of Grisham's fire, while Churi's quest to free his father's spirit leads the Queen to looted treasure and a surprising accomplice.
S01 E09Jan 14, 2001
Counterfeit Queen Jan 14, 2001 An imposter (guest star Elizabeth Gracen) poses as the Queen of Swords to steal a payroll of gold so Tessa must clear her name and unmask the bandit. With Tessie Santiago, Paulina Galvez, Valentine Pelka and Elsa Pataky.
S01 E10Jan 21, 2001
The Serpent Jan 21, 2001 El Serpiente (guest star David Carradine), a famous bandit, decides on Santa Helena as his next target and manages to put a rift between the Queen of Swords (Tessie Santiago) and Doctor Helm (Peter Wingfield). Also starring Paulina Galvez, Valentine Pelka and Anthony Lemke.
S01 E11Jan 28, 2001
The Pact Jan 28, 2001 While avoiding Montoya and Grisham, the Queen of Swords (Tessie Santiago) must race against time to recover a treasure hidden by her father. Also starring Paulina Galvez, Valentine Pelka, Anthony Lemke and Peter Wingfield.
S01 E12Feb 4, 2001
The Emissary Feb 4, 2001 An ambassador (Ed Stoppard) for the King of Spain arrives in town on a mission to return with the Queen of Swords' head. Also starring Paulina Galvez, Valentine Pelka, Anthony Lemke and Peter Wingfield.
S01 E13Feb 11, 2001
Kidnapped Feb 11, 2001 The Queen has to rescue both Vera (Elsa Pataky) and her reputation when she is compromised by a former flame (Stephen Billington) who wants her husband's gold.
S01 E14Feb 18, 2001
The Uncle Feb 18, 2001 Tessa's uncle (guest star Grant Russell) arrives in town bent on avenging his brother's death and Montoya makes an innocent man scapegoat for the crime.
S01 E15Feb 25, 2001
Runaways Feb 25, 2001 Tessa fears for Dr. Helm's safety when his former fiancÃ©e (Amber Batty) arrives in Saint Helena claiming to be on the run from an abusive husband (Simon MacCorkindale).
S01 E16Apr 22, 2001
The Hanged Man Apr 22, 2001 Krane (Anthony De Longis), the Captain's nemesis, decides to raid the town after Montoya heads for Monterey, leaving the Queen of Swords (Tessie Santiago) to save the day by enlisting some unlikely allies.
S01 E17Apr 29, 2001
The Return Apr 29, 2001 Marta's long-lost love, Leonardo (Oliver Haden) visits Saint Helena in search of his paramour and becomes enmeshed in Montoya's scheme to trap the Queen.
S01 E18May 6, 2001
The Pretender May 6, 2001 A horse rides into town carrying a wounded stranger, whose last words accuse the Rey family of lies and murder.
S01 E19May 13, 2001
Takes a Thief May 13, 2001 Two con men (Ralf Moeller, Darren Tighe) convince Montoya they can catch the Queen of Swords (Tessie Santiago) for the reward money.
S01 E20May 20, 2001
The Dragon May 20, 2001 The death of a Samurai master (Burt Kwouk) leaves his apprentice thirsting for revenge---an ideal scenerio for Montoya, who insists the Queen of Swords is responsible.
S01 E21May 27, 2001
End of Days May 27, 2001 The Queen of Swords and Grisham (Tessie Santiago, Anthony Lemke) are trapped in an abandoned mine with only their vendettas to keep them alive.
S01 E22Jun 3, 2001
Betrayed Jun 3, 2001 The captain (Anthony Lemke) blames Vera's (Elsa Pataky) fall from a horse on the Queen of Swords (Tessie Santiago), and Montoya calls for martial law.