Flash Gordon

Season 1 Episode 18


Aired Friday 9:00 PM Jan 18, 2008 on Syfy
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Episode Summary

The water supply that was released to the cantons by Flash in Terek's name is found to be contaminated. In an effort to prevent a massive loss of life, Flash and Aura search for a disgraced Omadrian named Esmeline.

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  • i really love it

    i really love this tv series. i cant belive that some peaple blame on it. by the way i watched it on tv and triyed to watch it again on net but could not found i would be pleased if any one would send me a link that i could wacth it again.
  • great episode

    After the water is released to the cantons, many of the cantons are suffering from a sickness that turns them into deviates. Flash finds himself being held hostage and he is forced to drink the contaminated water. He gets help from Aura who shows him the way around the forest. He needs to find anti dote from a witch who requests him for something that can get him killed if he tries getting it. But Aura is close by to flash out. It's a really entertaining episode. I had fun watching this. This episode is getting close to the end, I can't wait for the finale.moreless
  • Flash with the aid of Aura finds the cure to the water Ming has poisoned and blames Terec for, discrediting Ming who is unaware that the traitor is right beside him.moreless

    This episode concludes the Lake Kendal stealing story while making some startling revelations and opening up even more possibilities and storylines in this modern rendition of the Flash Gordon saga.

    Ming is merciless, but Dale also proves herself to be capable as she wishes to inflict pain and agony upon Lenu whom they captured for the death of Joe, she is very cold. The Thorn Natalia branch which will make the victim become "forthcoming", but can cause permanent damage, which doesn't bother Dale at all.

    Flash must clear Terek he King of the Deviants who has been accused of poisoning the water another new violent race the Turen is introduced which has imprisoned them, but allow Flash after drinking the poisoned water to find a cure.

    Aura questions her father, she does not approve of his decisions, she goes to the Amoderians to ask aid from Vestra, Aura shows compassion to the sick which impresses Vestra who identifies the poison as one concocted by Esmaline who was cast out and now sells her spells to those who will pay her price. Flash and Aura go to find Esmaline, Aura extracts a promise from Vestra to take care of Terek until they return as show of compassion, not letting on it is because he is her brother.

    Zarkov proves he isn't the buffoon people think he is by cleverly questioning the prisoner Lenu then when she thinks she has him fooled, reveals he knew she was lying and she is still bound. When she is interrogated after the Thorn Natalia needles are inserted into her head, Dale is not bothered by the fact that Lennew will lose touch with reality forever, she does not wish Baylin to dispatch her, but concocts a suitable revenge, having her denounce Ming as the actual party responsible for the water poisoning.

    The vanulian vine which wraps itself around its victim entraps Flash on their journey to Esmaline, he escapes and when they find her she sends Flash to bring her the fruit of the vanulian vine, which he must accomplish quickly as the poison is taking effect, as the moons converge, he goes blind and the oil he used to escape the vines clutches starts to wear off, Aura rescues him without regard to her personal safety.

    Huge revelation that Verstra of the healers is their mother, she reveals her true identity while tending to Terek's wounds, who was cast out for giving birth to a deviant son, it is particularly interesting that Ming had her take a blood oath to never tell Aura she is her mother, especially that it is not her life, but her child's that would be forfeit.

    Flash arrives at the nick of time to save the son of the Turen king Bogard, the Amoderians will take the cure to the cantons, Vestra encourages the alliance between Aura and Terek.

    Ming is ruthless, a tyrant and extraordinarily cruel, but he actually believes he is the Benevolent Father and what he does is for the benefit of all Mongo, regardless of those who must suffer in order to achieve the greater good. This explains why he would purge his own son in accordance with the code as deviant births have to be culled, he will make his sacrifices along with the people. He will poison hundreds so that the rest will stay in line and in accordance to his plans for Mongo, those who oppose him "I will hunt down the traitors in my midst one by one, one by one, no matter who they are."moreless
  • Another solid episode of Flash Gordon with another trip through Deviant and Ming conflict. It turns out that Ming has poisoned the water and the deviants get the blame. Of course people search for revenge giving us a chance to see more ofmoreless

    Another solid episode of Flash Gordon with another trip through Deviant and Ming conflict. It turns out that Ming has poisoned the water and the deviants get the blame. Of course people search for revenge giving us a chance to see more of Mongo's inhabitants. This time vicious lion like creature who make Flash drink the poison to prove he'll comeback with a cure. We find that the Verdun sorceress that helps Flash and Aura is Aura and the Deviant king's mother. One of the best parts of the episode Mings top girl was turned into a zombie who tells the truth about him and exposes the he poisoned the water. Pretty good episode with some comedy and good scifi cheesyness that we like.moreless
Samantha Kaine

Samantha Kaine


Guest Star

Shawn Reis

Shawn Reis


Guest Star

Sebastian Gacki

Sebastian Gacki


Guest Star

Craig Stanghetta

Craig Stanghetta


Recurring Role

Anna Van Hooft

Anna Van Hooft


Recurring Role

Carrie Genzel

Carrie Genzel


Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (8)

    • Flash: How do I find this Esmeline?
      Vestra: You would regret it. The payment she would extract would be more unpleasant than death. Would you be willing to tend to her crops while garden maggots chew at your flesh?
      Flash: I'd rather just write her a check.

    • Bolgar: What business have you here, Omadrian?
      Vestra: I understand a Turin has taken ill.
      Bolgar: It's not your concern.
      Vestra: Flash Gordon has gone to procure an antidote. Until then, I have brought a salve to ease his discomfort.
      Bolgar: Why would Omadrian aid a Turin?
      Vestra: If the Turin are a friend to Flash Gordon, then the Turin are a friend to the Omadrian.
      Bolgar: Flash Gordon has not yet proven that he is our friend.

    • Flash: Are there any other childrens' stories that could potentially kill us?
      Aura: Dozens, if they're all true.
      Flash: Ahh, terrific.

    • Terek: Why have you not told Aura you're her mother? It would mean so much to her.
      Vestra: With your own life in peril you show such concern?
      Terek: She's my sister.
      Vestra: Than know that when Ming cast me out for birthing a deviant child, he forced me to take a blood oath. If I were to speak of it to Aura...
      Terek: Would you die?
      Vestra: No. She will.
      Terek: What father uses his own daughter's life to enforce a blood oath?
      Vestra: The same father who would reject his own son.

    • Zarkov: (talking about Earth) You know the best thing about it?
      Dale: What?
      Zarkov: No Ming.

    • (regarding hallucinogenic thorns that Baylin is inserting into Lanu's head)
      Zarkov: Cool, like evil acupuncture.

    • Vestra: Would you be willing to tend to her (Esmaline) crops while gardan maggots chew at your flesh?
      Flash: I'd rather just write her a cheque.

    • Baylin: Durd, I need you to arrange a message. Tell her there is a disturbed man at the steep house shouting that he is from a place called Planet Earth.
      Zarkov: Oh that's so good. She'll totally buy that! But who's going to be the disturbed… (Zarkov realises he will be the disturbed man.)

  • NOTES (1)

    • International Airdates:
      United Kingdom: June 30, 2008 on Sci Fi
      Sweden: December 19, 2008 on TV6
      Slovakia: June 5, 2011 on Markiza