Season 3 Episode 13

Angels In The Night

Aired Saturday 11:00 AM Feb 15, 1997 on ABC Family
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Angels In The Night
The Gargoyles are tricked while attempting to rescue a child in a partially built building. Angela and Bronx are too late to save the rest of the clan as the sun comes up.

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  • Full circle.

    Despite a mostly disappointing season for an otherwise great series, this episode manages to conclude the series decently. Being lured to a construction site, the clan was on their way to help a trapped victim only to find out it was a trap. The bomb blows up causing the beams to fall on top of the clan, Angela and Bronx were the only survivors for getting to the site too late.

    Xanatos later reveils to Elisa that the clan is safe as he knew of the plot and added a secret compartment to protect the clan from the falling debris until it was safe to move them out while leaving stone remains to make the destruction more believable.

    The rest of the clan goes off in search of the train where Angela and Bronx were being transported on. The Quarrymen lead by Castaway were on route to attack the train. Castaway disables the train while the bridge was destroyed. Goliath saves the train by breaking off the engine's connection to the other cars while Brooklyn shows his leadership with his idea to use the Quarrymen's jet packs to slow the train down.

    In the end, the people aboard the train all were grateful for the Gargoyles in saving their lives from Castaway's reckless actions that could've killed them all. And Goliath gives his final monologue and thus ends the show.

    In a way it was moving as it wasn't just the end of the series, but also at least it was a nice send off for the heroes as perhaps now the humans would be more tollerant of the Gargoyles.moreless
Frank Welker

Frank Welker


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Jim Cummings

Jim Cummings

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Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • Throughout the episode, there are animation errors, such as voice sync problems, and most notably, during the train battle, a Quarryman laser rifle is sliced in two, and then Hudson's sword passes through the gun as it is already splitting.

  • QUOTES (3)

    • Broadway: Somebody must have shut down the emergency brakes. Angela and I will go up front and stop this thing.
      Margot Yale: Wh--why are you doing this? Both of you could just fly off, but you're staying. I--I don't understand!
      Elisa: I can explain it in two words: Gargoyles protect.

    • Goliath: One thousand years ago, we lived in a world that understood our purpose. It was the age of Gargoyles. Ten centuries later, we awoke to a world bent on our destruction. Somehow, we never lost hope, and today, we have come full circle. A new age has begun, and we live again.

    • Goliath: The yearning for renewal is universal. A human new year takes many forms, but each message is the same. The struggles of the old year die away, as unspoiled hopes for the new year are born. Sometimes, hope is all we have.

  • NOTES (2)

    • Greg Says: The original premise of "Angels of the Night" had the Gargoyles abandoning Manhattan at the end. Elisa changed her name and moved to Chicago with Goliath. Lex and Brooklyn went on their own world tour.

    • Greg wrote and posted a document on the Internet called Greg Weisman's Master Plan that described his proposed spin-offs and their general plot lines. Note that some of these spin-offs have been tweaked or outright refurbished since this was written, most notably Future Tense, which became Gargoyles 2158, then Gargoyles 2198. As of November 2007, a miniseries based off the spinoff Bad Guys has been released.