The Five

Season 1, Ep 7, Aired 11/14/08
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  • Episode Description
  • When Magnus encounters an old acquaintance in Rome, he tells her that the Cabal is planning to seek revenge on her for the events of "Fata Morgana". But she soon learns that his loyalty is not as intact as it was in their earlier days, when they were both part of a group called "The Five", within which members are connected by a secret protected for ages.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Colin Corrigan

    Cabal Agent

  • Chuck Campbell

    Two Faced Guy (front face)

  • Robin Dunne

    Dr. Will Zimmerman

  • Rob Hayter

    Vampire #1

  • Christopher Heyerdahl

    John Druitt/Big Guy

  • Fan Reviews (6)
  • Dark Secrets And Old Friends Come Calling

    By DBizTV, Nov 15, 2008

  • The Five

    By TrueTvWatcher, Apr 05, 2011

  • One of Helen's associates from "The Five" group comes back to look for her but does he want her help or wants to use for another purpose?

    By marvelfan89, Nov 15, 2008

  • The show is getting better and with its own mythology and character developing this episode is the beginning.

    By AegisAtreyu, Apr 05, 2009

  • All those dark secrets crept into daylight

    By Parricida, Nov 16, 2008

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (29)

    • Tesla: Helen Magnus. Kiss me and I'll save your life. Helen: And if I don't? Tesla: Aw-w-w … It's been over sixty years, just plant one on me already. (Tesla indicates his cheek but turns as Helen leans in, kissing her on the lips) Helen: Nikola Tesla. You always did know how to get attention. Tesla (takes her arm and begins walking): And you're still boring as ever when it comes to giving a lecture. But to business : Cabal agents are all over the building. If we don't leave now, things are going to get … rather bullet-ridden. Helen: And why should I believe you? (Tesla turns her attention to the armed Cabal agents entering the lecture hall and she resumes walking) I assume you have a plan other than kissing me? Tesla: Genius, remember? Helen: Ah.

    • (pursued by the Cabal, the pair are attempting to escape through the catacombs) Helen: I'm assuming there are other exits further on? Tesla: Should be. My contact said there would be. Helen: Contact? Tesla: Mm-hmm. Concierge at my hotel. Don't you love Rome?

    • (Will is unhappy the meeting he called was cancelled, the Big Guy is dusting) Will: I mean, she put me in charge and, you know, I wanna take that very seriously. So, we've got patients to discuss, possible cases that need investigating, and, you know, other stuff that needs attention. Big Guy: Meetings are boring. Will (laughs): Yeah. Yeah, they really are, aren't they? (the Big Guy chuckles and returns to dusting, whistling) Okay, I'm cool with that. No meeting. So, uh, what do you guys do when you got the place to yourself? You know, poker night, maybe a little blackjack, you blast some tunes in the main library or something? Big Guy: Henry's in the lab, Squid requested a meeting with Ashley - and I'm making things look nice … Perhaps you have some work that needs attending to?

    • Tesla (about the Cabal): Well, they're really pissed at you. What did you do? Helen: I stole three witches from a crypt in Scotland. Tesla: Stealing? You? I'm appalled. Helen: Oh, shut up and help me. Tesla: My god, you look sexy with a gun.

    • (Helen, worried about Tesla's vampire side which surfaced during the skirmish, points her gun at his chest) Tesla (chuckling): Well, that was exciting, huh? Helen: A little too much so. You haven't stopped taking your medication, have you? Tesla: No, no, no. I just … I just got a little excited. Come on, Helen, I don't feed on humans. I made that vow long ago and I intend to keep it.

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    Notes (2)

    • Original International Air Dates
      Canada : November 14, 2008 on Space
      U.K. : November 24, 2008 on ITV4
      Australia : July 2, 2009 on Sci Fi Australia
      Czech Republic: September 7, 2009 on AXN

    • Although we need to remember that this is a work of fiction, the use of Nikola Tesla as one of the Five is perhaps the biggest stretch of all. But … it is by no means implausible. In 1886, the year the Five injected themselves with the vampire blood, the "real" Tesla had broken off with Edison, lost control of his own company (Tesla Electric Light & Manufacturing) and was supposedly working in New York as a laborer in order to raise funds for his next project. Given laborers wages then, and now, is it really practical that Tesla could raise sufficient funds working as a day laborer? Perhaps a trip to London to raise venture capital is not so farfetched? In any case, the "real" Tesla resurfaced in 1888 - demonstrating his brushless AC induction motor to the American Institute of Electrical Engineers, after which he began his work with George Westinghouse. Besides working on an ion-propelled "flying saucer" - and a host of other futuristic technologies - Tesla, who had demonstrated wireless energy transmission almost fifty years earlier, did indeed work on what he described as a "superweapon that would put an end to all war" (1937) - what today we would call a "directed-energy" or "particle beam" weapon (which the press of the time labeled as a "peace ray" or "death beam"). Apparently, before Einstein alerted FDR to the incredibly destructive scientific power being unleashed by the Nazi's (1940), neither the U.S. nor the European powers he offered his technology to were interested enough to fund the manufacture of his device. Supposedly, the "real" Nikola Tesla died poor and alone, of heart failure, on January 7, 1943. Only after his death did the United States Supreme Court uphold his patent on the technology that formed the basis for radio communications in the United States. At the time of his death, Tesla was still working on the "Teleforce" weapon, or "death ray", that he couldn't get the U.S. War Department interested in. However, shortly after he died, Tesla's papers, prototypes, project notes and lab properties were impounded by the United States' Alien Property Custodian office - despite the fact that he was a legally naturalized U.S. citizen. After being contacted by the War Department, J. Edgar Hoover and the FBI seized - and, along with other federal officials, microfilmed - his papers and personal effects, before declaring them potentially dangerous and "Top Secret".

    Trivia (2)

    • The way Druitt tries to kill Tesla in the catacombs (by teleporting behind him and putting his fist through Tesla’s stomach) appears to be a favored tactic as it’s the same way Druitt tried to kill the Big Guy in Webisode 4.

    • Discontinuity: When Druitt materializes in the catacombs, he drives his left hand through Tesla's body, covering it in blood. However, after he teleports Ashley and Helen away and rematerializes, it's his right hand that's bloodied, not his left.

    Allusions (2)

    • Tesla: You saw how my Mini-Me's handled those trackers earlier tonight. Tesla is alluding to Mini-Me, Dr. Evil's one-eighth size clone - the character played by Verne Troyer in the second and third "Austin Powers" movies: Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999) and Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002). Mini-Me himself was a parody of Nick-Nack, Scaramanga's dwarf henchman in the James Bond film, The Man With The Golden Gun (1974).

    • Druitt: Griffin's molecules became photosensitive … "Griffin" is the name of the title character in H.G. Wells' famous science fiction novella, The Invisible Man (1897). In Sanctuary's mythology, it is implied that Nigel Griffin of The Five and Wells' Griffin (a brilliant but deranged young research scientist) are one and the same person. Although Griffin's first name was never given in the original story, in the well-known1933 Claude Rains film, scriptwriter R.C. Sheriff named the character "Jack Griffin". However, in the countless films, comics and TV shows which have followed, The Invisible Man has had many other names.

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