Season 1 Episode 18

The Devil Take the Hindmost

Aired Unknown Apr 16, 2001 on Syfy
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The Devil Take the Hindmost

Rev Bem receives a call from his friend requiring aid for his people whose settlement will be destroyed by slavers.

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Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (2)

  • QUOTES (6)

    • Tyr: I'm given to understand that your genetic material has become the foundation for an entire race of warrior priests?
      (Rev nods humbly)
      Tyr: I'm intrigued. And, perhaps, a bit jealous.
      Rev: I can understand why a Nietzschean would say that.
      Tyr: What would a Wayist say?
      Rev: We saved paradise by introducing the serpent.

    • Tyr: We forfeited our profit and earned the wrath of our own guards by double-crossing them, for what?
      Beka: The pleasure of knowing a whole batch of baby bugs are getting named Beka and Tyr?
      Tyr: I can die happy.

    • Rev: There are no stronger weapons than mercy and hope.
      Dylan: Maybe so, but I would still prefer a platoon of Lancers.

    • Dylan: (to a slaver) So why ruin the day with a whole lot of unnecessary bleeding and screaming?

    • Rev: As Harper would say, 'That would suck.'
      Dylan: You know, Rev, there are some words that should never trip across the tongue of a Magog, and 'suck' is one of them.
      Rev: I'll make a note of that.

    • Only those born guilty Recognize
      Innocence for what it Is:

      The rarest thing in the Universe,
      And the most Precious.

      The Anointed, The Finder of The Way
      CY 9799.

  • NOTES (2)

    • Blake's cryptic remark to Dylan ("You are the merciful hand") was meant to fit in with several other scenes in which Blake and Rev Bem debated the meaning of the Bible's Abraham/Isaac story. However, those scenes had to be cut for time.

    • International Airdates:

      -This episode aired in Canada on March 29, 2001 on Global.
      -This episode aired in the UK on August 20, 2001 on Sky One.
      -This episode aired in the Australia on November 30, 2002 on Fox 8.


    • Tiamat:
      Mythology buffs might recognize Tiama's name as a form of Tiamat - the mythical Sumerian mother dragon who was killed and the universe made from her dismembered body.

    • Ursari:

      The Ursari form an important part of the Roma community in Romania, where they are one of the 40 tribal groups.