Dark Angel

Season 2 Episode 20

Love Among The Runes

6
Aired Unknown Apr 26, 2002 on FOX
8.7
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Love Among The Runes
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Max begins to develop strange markings on her body while leading a transgenic resistance against White, when he attempts to capture one of her "brothers". However, the transgenics are stunned by revealed secrets about their "father" that threaten all that they believe and stir up many more questions. Meanwhile, the Terminal City dwellers mount a campaign to battle the humans hunting them down, and Alec learns why Logan has been keeping his distance from his former friends.moreless

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  • Finally! A look into what has been going on this whole season...

    8.8
    This episode was very important in finally revealing to the audience what the heck has been going on for the last 19 episodes!! Max begins to develop some tattoos (or runes) on her skin. Somehow it's figured out that these ancient symbols were programmed into her DNA by Father Sandeman. We also learn that Ames White is Sandeman's son, and that he has a brother who is crazy!! It's no wonder with all this breeding cult stuff that's going on!!



    It seems the purpose of the breeding cult was to continue producing people who would be immune to this apocalyptic virus that was coming. But Sandeman built Manticore to genetically engineer people to be immune. And it turns out that while his son, Ames, was immune, his other crazy son was not. Hence the development of Manticore to help people who were not naturally immune. So now we find out why Ames has been killing transgenics. And he particularly hates Max because she's the best transgenic of them all.



    I found this episode revealing and was definitely glad for all the questions it answered, but I'm still not crazy about this breeding cult storyline for most of S2. I really wish there would have been a S3 where all this was wrapped up and a new story arc had been created.moreless
  • some crazy guy gets out and runs into max who has tatoos forming on her skin

    10
    great episode, alittle annoying at first with them all the sudden haveing every one working together and not much explaination as to who people are but after a while i got over it. those humans beating up and killing that one transgentic was so sad, i just wanted to kill them, but i knew that if alec and joshua had killed them it would have been bad. that one crazy guy was just weird sometimes he would act really crazy and at other times he would act smart and at other times he would act like he was a kid, so yea whatever i liked him and that he helped max even though he helped catch her to begin with. wow white is sandamans son, who woulda guessed. max being the one was just alittle weird, but i did get used to the fact that shes going to save the world. she saw logan and they talked but he still thinks she's with alec. skeachy finds out that max and alec are transgenics, im glad hes ok with that.moreless
  • Loved this ep and many shout-outs to Original Cindy.

    9.1
    Once again Original Cindy shows her dedication to her friends and its fantastic.



    Alec confronting Max about the position he was placed in brings to question his morality on everything. It shows growth in his character



    I am amazed and somewhat glad that Sketchy has lived this long. It is an amazing accomplishment.
Jessica Alba

Jessica Alba

Max Guevara "X5-452"

Michael Weatherly

Michael Weatherly

Logan Cale/Eyes Only

Jennifer Blanc

Jennifer Blanc

Kendra Maibaum (Season 1)

Richard Gunn

Richard Gunn

Calvin 'Sketchy' Theodore

Valarie Rae Miller

Valarie Rae Miller

Cynthia 'Original Cindy' McEachin (Season 1-2)

Martin Cummins

Martin Cummins

Ames White (Season 2)

Brian Jensen

Brian Jensen

Mole

Guest Star

Paul Perri

Paul Perri

Senator McKinley

Guest Star

Michael Sbrizzi

Michael Sbrizzi

Biggs

Guest Star

Darcy Laurie

Darcy Laurie

Dix

Recurring Role

Fred Ewanuick

Fred Ewanuick

Luke

Recurring Role

Craig Veroni

Craig Veroni

Otto

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (2)

  • QUOTES (15)

    • Alec: Max, whatever's goin' on with you and Logan has nothin' to do with me okay? I'm not gonna be the bad guy.

    • CJ (watching Familiar ceremony from psych ward): And they call us crazy.

    • Luke: Good or bad, if Sandeman did create Manticore, he was one strange dude. I mean, look at us! What was he thinking?

    • Max: Normal's calling for vigilance. Meanwhile, Jam Pony's home to the transgenic underground.

    • Mole: These Arctic Division guys, always complaining.
      Albino: Would you listen to him? With his little space heater over there.
      Mole: When we took out Saddam, we did 50 klicks across the desert in one day.
      Albino: Siberian campaign we did 60 klicks through the snow in one night.
      Mole: I'm talking 115 degrees.
      Albino: Wind chill 30 below.
      Mole: Baking sun.
      Albino: Driving snow.
      Luke: What do I know? They made me to dig trenches.

    • Alec (trying to tell Logan he's not with Max): No, no, you got it all wrong, You see...
      Logan: Listen. We've been through some rough times, me and Max, but I never gave up on us. I always figured we'd get through it. Now, I guess... I don't know, I'm thinking maybe, uh, I've been selfish. With everything that's going on in the world, (sighs) maybe she should be with someone like her. Someone who understands what she's going through. But the funny part is, it never mattered to me – what she was or where she was from. Not to me.
      Alec: Logan...
      Logan: Just treat her right.

    • Alec (to Max, about Logan): 'Cause you're right, you had to say something. Only you didn't push him away. I'm not sure what could. He let go, 'cause he wanted you to be happy. Now, don't start crying now, 'cause he said I had to take care of you.

    • Sketchy: What did you just do?
      Original Cindy: What do you mean?
      Sketchy: I saw you go into Normal's office. There are more transgenics here, and you're trying to protect them
      Original Cindy: You're tripping.
      Sketchy (grabs at the files she's holding): Why'd you take Max and Alec's files?
      Original Cindy: Why do you think?

    • Sketchy (about Max): She's one of 'em!
      Original Cindy: How can you say that? She's been a good friend to you. You gonna believe what you hear on TV or what's in your heart? So what if she was made in a lab? She's the best person you know.
      Sketchy: You're right. She is. It's all good.

    • White: Now, before I kill you and end this little story, I have to ask you about my son. Is he alive?
      Max: No. Yeah. Well, what was the question?

    • Max: I drank a bottle of something that said "Tattoos From Within." Was that wrong?

    • Logan: Huh.
      Max: "Huh" as in, "Strange, but I know exactly what it is, huh," or "Huh, what the hell is going on?"

    • Max: What is it with these snakes? It's like Ames White and his Familiars are following me around.
      Alec: "Ames White and his Familiars." Kinda sounds like a rock band, you know?

    • Original Cindy: Normal, how do we know that's you're not a transgenic that's just running a game so that nobody suspects you?

    • Otto: Really? Didn't know you were into astronomy.
      White: There's a fair number of things you don't know about me, Otto.

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  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • Title: "Love Among The Runes"
      This is a reference to Love Among the Ruins, the title of a number of things: a 1975 movie starring Katherine Hepburn and Laurence Olivier, a 1999 album by 10,000 Maniacs, or the title of a 1855 poem by Robert Browning.

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