Season 3 Episode 1

The Journey

Aired Saturday 11:00 AM Sep 07, 1996 on ABC Family
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The Journey
With the existence of the Gargoyles revealed to the world, a hate group calling themselves "The Quarrymen" emerges determined to wipe them all out.

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  • To bad the rest of the episodes couldn't follow it's example.

    Definately better than the remaining Goliath Chronicles, as it was the only one of the season written by Greg Weisman. The episode could have done without the opening monologue as it can't hold a candle to the "Previously On Gargoyles" segment.

    It's easy to see the differences between this and the rest of the season. One being that this is the only episode to deal with Xanatos' amoral nature (that he can't be trusted completely). This episode also brought up more of the Gargoyles continuity than the remaining episodes.

    Seeing Vinnie make peace with Goliath was a nice little twist. Still where the episode fails, the comic improves.moreless
Alan Cumming

Alan Cumming

John Castaway

Guest Star

Tress MacNeille

Tress MacNeille

Margot Yale

Guest Star

B.J. Ward

B.J. Ward

Fleance / Billy's Mom / Alexander

Guest Star

Frank Welker

Frank Welker


Recurring Role

Jeff Bennett

Jeff Bennett


Recurring Role

Charles Hallahan

Charles Hallahan

Travis Marshal

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (2)

  • QUOTES (4)

    • Goliath: I have been waiting to arrive at some kind of final destination. But life is about the discoveries made on the journey itself. And though the road has been hard, I have no regrets about the path we have chosen.
      Elisa: Funny, I feel the exact same way.

    • John Castaway: I won't be defeated by the likes of you!
      Goliath: Brave words for a man who hides his face behind a hood.

    • MacBeth: Madame, they burnt witches like you in the Middle Ages!

    • Goliath: Now that the existence of gargoyles has been revealed to humans, our fate hangs in the balance. Will we join together and embark on a journey of hope, or will we be engulfed by the flames of fear and hatred? The time has come to choose.

  • NOTES (13)

    • This episode marks the final appearance of MacBeth.

    • While "The Journey" was the only episode to be written by Weisman, the other 12 episodes are loosely based off story ideas that Greg submitted.

    • In June 2005, it was announced that Gargoyles was to be continued as a bimonthly comic. The series picks up after Season #1 which was released June 21, 2006 and #2 released December 13, 2006 (due to delay) are an adaptation of "The Journey."

    • Starting with this episode and throughout the season, Goliath starts to make opening commentaries about the topic of the episode.

    • This series has a new opening sequence.

    • This episode features Margot Yale, an attorney who was featured in a few episodes of the original Gargoyles series. There, she was voiced by Marina Sirtis, who's better known for her role as Demona. In the Goliath Chronicles however, she's voiced by Tress MacNeille.

    • Most hardcore fans of Gargoyles don't count the third season as ever happening. The only exception is this episode, probably because it was the last written by Weisman. Though in the #3 letter page of the comic, Greg has stated that he no longer considers the episode canon as it is adapted in #1-2.

    • Greg says: Mr. Duval is the head and founder of the Illuminati Society. He was once Sir Percival, a knight of the Round Table of King Arthur. He became immortal after Camelot's fall by drinking from the Holy Grail. In the 7th century, one hundred years after the fall of King Arthur's kingdom, the man who would be known as Mr. Duval founded the Illuminati. He remained the immortal leader of the organization to this day. In this episode he phoned David Xanatos, probably to inquire as to what he knew of Hunter's Moon incident.

    • MacBeth uses the alias of Lennox MacDuff as he did in "A Lighthouse in the Sea of Time."

    • Shakespeare's influence: Broadway is reading Romeo and Juliet (cf. Cultural References section).

    • Broadway and Angela become romantically involved. Greg says: They will have three children: Artus, Gwenyvere, and Lancelot.

    • This episode was more or less a goodbye from series creator Greg Weisman. The rest of the series was done without his participation, using a new creative team.

    • This season was first aired on ABC, under the name Gargoyles: The Goliath Chronicles.


    • Broadway: But soft what light through yonder window breaks. It is the east, and Juliet is the sun.
      This line is from William Shakespeare's most famous love tragedy Romeo and Juliet, written in the mid-1590s. Romeo speaks these lines in the balcony scene, when, hiding in the Capulet orchard, he sees Juliet leaning out of a high window. Romeo is dazzled by Juliet's beauty and makes him imagine that she is the sun.