Season 2 Episode 20

The Cage

Aired Saturday 11:00 AM Nov 16, 1995 on ABC Family



  • Trivia

    • Trivia: The Labyrinth Clan is formed in this episode. Its members are Talon, Claw, Fang and Maggie (AKA "The Cat").

    • When the trio is releasing Fang and Claw, we see Talon when it was supposed to be Fang.

    • When Sevarius is ordered to start working by the shadowy figure (Goliath), his surroundings suggest the Cyberbiotics underground base from "Awakening, Part 5". However, it moves to the lab from "Metamorphosis", which would suggest that Goliath kept Sevarius hidden in the Gen-U-Tech building the whole time, or transferred him between the two locations without being seen. Also, at the end of the episode, the Gen-U-Tech Lab was furnished, implying that the Labyrinth clan decided to live there, which seems as a bit dangerous.

  • Quotes

    • Talon: (after Maggie tries to drink the poison) Maggie, no!
      Maggie: You see? Sevarius didn't want his experiment to end, but this is the cure!
      Talon: You don't know that! The risk is too great!
      Maggie: Any risk is better than living as a monster.
      Talon: I'm a monster.
      Maggie: But you're strong, stronger than me. I can't live this way.
      Talon: I couldn't either, not without you. Maggie, we're not strong alone, we're strong together.

    • Elisa: Goliath, my guardian angel.
      Vinnie: What?
      Elisa: Nothing. Mind if I take a look around?

    • Elisa: Derek, please.
      Talon: Stand away from him, Elisa. He's my enemy!
      Maggie: And she's your sister... Are you going to attack her too?

    • Elisa: We're on the top floor, Beth.
      Beth: It-it looked like it had - wings.
      Elisa: Right. And I have webbed feet.
      Peter: And a great duck impersonation.

    • Sevarius: I don't know if this will work. I'm not used to working in such primitive conditions.
      Goliath: Just get back to work, before conditions really do get primitive!

    • Maggie: What do we do now?
      Goliath: Return with me to the Clock Tower. Join my clan.
      Talon: You--you would accept us? After how I treated you?
      Goliath: Elisa is already part of our clan, that makes you all family.
      Talon: Thank you, Goliath. But it seems I have my own clan, my own family.

    • Brooklyn: (after freeing the Mutates) You're free to go. Return to Xanatos if you want, but don't turn your back on him!

    • Xanatos: (after Talon tries to attack him) I am sorry things turned out this way. We'd all be happier if you remained in the dark. But I can't let you damage Anton. He's a bit of a bother, but his mind represents infinite possibilities. He's a scientist, you're just the experiment.

    • Fang: Come back here! Fight like a man!
      Brooklyn: I'm not a man! I'm a gargoyle!

  • Notes

    • Lexington appears in this episode, but has no dialogue.

    • Greg Weisman has stated two reasons for the design change of the mutates: 1) Behind the scenes reason was that the previous designs weren't as appealing to the production team; 2) Storywise, they were still mutating to a more stable form.

    • The mutate known as Claw never says a word in all his appearances. Greg Weisman mentions that the mutation process rendered him mute. It was also a way to cut the costs of hiring another voice actor.

  • Allusions