Season 2 Episode 9

Into the Labyrinth

Aired Unknown Nov 26, 2001 on Syfy
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Into the Labyrinth

A Commonwealth conference becomes a backdrop for Magog espionage, while Harper tries to discover how one of their spies managed to remove some of his Magog larvae.

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    James Marsters

    James Marsters

    Charlemagne Bolivar

    Guest Star

    Jud Tylor

    Jud Tylor

    Satrina Leander

    Guest Star

    Barbara Tyson

    Barbara Tyson

    Voice Artist

    Guest Star

    Alex Diakun

    Alex Diakun


    Recurring Role

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (3)

      • In the episode, Charlemagne advises that his wife Elssbett is pregnant with his child. This raises the question of how Elssbett got pregnant, considering she advised Dylan in the season 1 episode "The Honey Offering" that she had had her ovaries removed. As this event goes unraised in "Into The Labyrinth", one must postulate that the reason must be: a small oversight by the writers; an explained plot event (such as Elssbett having her ovaries secretly reinserted in order to keep the marriage and the alliance going); proof that Elssbett lied about having her ovaries removed in the first place (It is unlikely that Charlemagne would need to lie about Elssbett being pregnant). Elssbett having her ovaries reinserted is arguably the most plausible explanation, given the way that Nietzscheans operate within the series.

      • Apparently, Harper has a thing for silk wall hangings. In this episode, they are mentioned in his description of a temple to Trance. In the pilot episode "Under the Night", Harper tells Trance and Beka what he's going to do with the money from the Andromeda salvage job.

      • In the scene between Harper and Satrina, when Harper starts to hear the "Spirit of the Abyss" the portable tesseract generator disappears and reappears in his dataport between shots, this is, between the shot when he says "I have to go" and the shot where you see him run away.

    • QUOTES (14)

      • Dylan: Where's Elssbett?
        Charlemagne: She's home pregnant with our first child. And before you start feeling paternal: I've checked, it's mine.
        Rommie: (to Dylan, seemingly jealous and confused) 'I've checked, it's mine?!'

      • Harper: I'm nobody's pawn. I don't even like chess!

      • Harper: OK, my little Magog buddies: All good things must come to an end, and, unfortunately, for the bad things, it's pretty much the same deal.

      • Harper: It figures. I finally meet a girl who says she wants me, and she's a dimension shifting Hell spawn from the outer darkness.

      • (Door opens to reveal Satrina waiting)
        Harper: Uh, Satrina!
        Satrina: I was hoping we could start our interview.
        Harper: Uh, uh, now? OK, wha-what would you like to know?
        Satrina: Question one.. (Satrina starts passionately kissing Harper)

      • Harper: (To Rommie and Satrina) Ladies, ladies, please don't fight. There's more than enough Harper to go around! I think we can work something out between the three of us.
        Rommie: (walking out in a huff) Sometimes there's too much Harper for his own good!

      • Harper: Is that a dataport on your neck, or are you just pleased to see me?

      • Harper: You know, Trance, I liked it better when I thought you were harmless.
        Trance: Yeah, me too.

      • Tyr: What would you like, Jaguar?
        Charlemagne: The usual: Hundreds of grandchildren, utter domination of known space, and the pleasure of hearing that all my enemies have died in terrible, highly improbably accidents that cannot be connected to me. And you?
        Tyr (laughing): The usual.

      • Dylan: And, in the case of an emergency, the ship can be piloted from the gunnery nose.
        Charlemagne: Emergency? You mean in the event that the Command Deck crew is reduced to a fine red mist and splattered across the walls in a bloody mural?
        Dylan: That would qualify, yes.
        Hohne: Fascinating! And do such emergencies arise with a degree of frequency, or are they a rare occurrence?

      • Charlemagne: There are at least three good reasons you shouldn't let the Sabra-Jaguar Pride join your new Commonwealth: We are renowned for our treachery; we are at war with the Drago-Kazov Pride; and we will constantly remind you of your genetic inferiority. Now, here's the upside: We are renowned for our treachery; we are at war with the Drago-Kazov Pride; and, did I mention, we command the third-largest fleet in the known worlds.

      • Charlemagne: Beka Valentine. I like your style.
        Beka: We have that in common.

      • Trance: I know! I've got this really great game! It's called, 'Harper Tells Trance Everything So She Can Save His Miserable Life'! Would you like to play?
        Harper: I hate you.
        Trance: You're just saying that.

      • To a god, a wall is but a line on the
        page. We are all naked, seen beyond seeing.

        Wayfinder Hasturi a.k.a. "The Mad Perseid", 217 AFC.

    • NOTES (2)

      • Gordon Michael Woolvett suffered a minor concussion while filming this episode. The frame he grabbed to do a flip off of came loose, and he fell.

      • International Airdates:

        -This episode aired in Canada on December 12, 2001 on Global.
        -This episode aired in the UK on May 22, 2002 on Sky One.
        -This episode aired in the Australia on March 1, 2003 on Fox 8.

    • ALLUSIONS (3)

      • Harper: Relax Trance. My trojan horse, codenamed 'Seabiscuit', is on the job.

        Seabiscuit was a champion thoroughbred race horse in the United States. A movie of the same name was released in 2003 chronicling the life and racing career of the horse.

      • Harper: You see, you may think you can just pop in and out of here like the Cheshire cat, but I don't think you understand the gravity of my situation.

        The Cheshire Cat is a fictional cat appearing in Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland. It appears and disappears at will.

      • Hamlet:

        In the last scene, Dylan and Charlemagne both make allusions to the "to be or not to be" soliloquy in Hamlet, Act 3 scene 1:
        "Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer
        The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune
        Or to take arms against a sea of troubles
        And by opposing end them..."