Sanctuary

Season 3 Episode 6

Animus

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Aired Friday 10:00 PM Nov 19, 2010 on Syfy
9.0
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Word of a possible werewolf sighting prompts Henry and Will to visit an English psychiatric facility. As they probe a potential connection to Henry's Hyper Accelerated Protean past - and future - Magnus and Tesla investigate the mysterious holographic city.

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  • Set in a private hospital in Oldham near Manchester in the North West of England All the patients seem to be Werewolves hiding from a world that does not understand them but is there more to the patient's fear of their own condition.moreless

    9.0
    Really loved this episode as I live just near Oldham in England. Would point out though that Brits do not drink warm beer as said in the show, we drink it ice cold like everyone else! Also Irish music is not native to Oldham or England but it was close enough! The location shots were not bad had a feel of England. Though the hospital itself was nothing like a UK building as plugs and signs were standard US not UK.



    That said the storyline was great and the cast believable, is this how abnormals would protect themselves by hiding in institutions under the guise of patients, I think it a likely option.moreless
  • 8.5
    I like anything with Tesla in it, he is such a cool character, and it's nice to have someone as genius as Magnus, and a character that she can spar with.

    Not that the rest are duds..i don't mean that at all.

    The others are clever but not on the level of Magnus - so i think she needs episodes that are about her and connect with her past.

    Will and Henry on their 'road trip' was a nice touch. It's good to expand Henry's story line and take them out of the Sanctuary - very cool story line.

    I loved this episode...Thank you. What FUN!moreless
  • Animus

    9.0
    Animus was a great and fun episode to watch. This episode was focused on Henry and his HAP side. It was nice to see his characters development and it was nice for him to meet others of his kind. I think that this story was entertaining. The other plot about the hologram city was also very interesting and a fun puzzle to watch be solved by the team work of Magnus and Tesla. This episode definitely moves the season along and I can't wait to see what happens in the next episode. The ending of this episode was surprising and very interesting!!!!!moreless
Allison Hossack

Allison Hossack

Lillian

Guest Star

Michael Patric

Michael Patric

Alistair

Guest Star

Adrian Hough

Adrian Hough

Liam

Guest Star

Jonathon Young

Jonathon Young

Nikola Tesla

Recurring Role

Robert Lawrenson

Robert Lawrenson

Declan MacRae

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (3)

    • The chupacabras is a legendary cryptid (a creature or plant whose existence remains unrecognized by the scientific community and is usually regarded as mythical) rumored to inhabit sparsely populated, rural areas. Sightings have recently been reported in Puerto Rico, Mexico and several Latin-American communities in the United States. The name comes from the heavy-set creature's supposed taste for attacking livestock and drinking their blood - especially goats [from the Spanish chupar (to suck) and cabra (goat) - literally "goat sucker"].

    • Henry: Dragon Fusion. MMORPG. Hacked the inner circle in 17 seconds.

      Discontinuity: The Fusion Dragon is the final boss of the original Golden Sun - a 2001 role-playing game for Nintendo's 32-bit "Game Boy Advance" handheld video game system. Defeating this monster in the final battle would eventually unlock the game's closing cutscenes. However, MMORPG refers to Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game. All three games of the Golden Sun series, including Golden Sun: Dark Dawn (released in the U.S. November 29, 2010 for the Nintendo DS game system) were RPG's for small, hand-held consoles, not multiplayer - and certainly not Massively Multiplayer.

    • Agam Darshi and Christopher Heyerdahl appear in the opening credits but do not appear in this episode.

  • QUOTES (28)

    • Joe: You okay?
      Liam: I don't know. Haven't felt right all day. No stomach for supper and my heart's thumpin' like a bugger - and I swear I can …
      Joe: What?
      Liam: … hear things.

    • Will: Hey!
      Henry: Hey.
      Will: Oh, uh, Kate and the Big Guy said to say "hasta luego". They offered to bring back a chupacabra, but I said you weren't dating right now. Ha ha!
      Henry (laughing): That's very funny.
      Will: Hey, what's this? (takes notebook) A werewolf sighting?
      Henry: Yeah, we don't use the "W" word around here.
      Will: Oh, right, right. It's, uh, HAP.
      Henry: It's hyper-accelerated protean, thank you very much.
      Will: So you think there's more like you?
      Henry: Yeah … No. These things never really pan out.

    • Will: Oldham, hmm. Maybe it's something in the water?
      Henry: Or the Guinness. It doesn't matter. These things are never real. You know what I mean?
      Will: Guinness … let's go.
      Henry: What?
      Will: Let's take a road trip, just Butch and Sundance.
      Henry: What about Magnus and The Magnet?
      Will: Those two are so obsessed with the city model, they won't even notice we're gone.
      Henry: Are you serious?
      Will: Yeah! Look, if it turns out to be nothing, at least we had some laughs.
      Henry: Okay, what if we find …
      Henry: Well then, we'll call in the troops. Come on, man, I can already taste the warm beer and prawn crisps. Come on.

    • Tesla (addressing one of the holographic buildings): Oh, so I give you the best hours of my life and this is how you repay me, huh? You teasing harlot from Camden. Talk to me!
      Helen: Nikola, really.
      Tesla: Oh, no. It knows what I'm saying, don't you? Yes, precisely.
      Helen: You know, it's been six days of this. My wine cellar's depleted, and frankly, you need a shower.
      Tesla: Where would science be today if I constantly stopped to bathe?

    • (a tipsy Will is howling like a wolf, or a HAP)
      Henry: Now that's pretty good, but we don't really do that, though.
      Will: Okay.
      Henry: How many pubs we been to already?
      Will: Uh … six. No, seven. No … yeah, seven. But, you know, it's all in the name of scientific research, so …
      Henry (in an English accent): Absolutely - and what've we learned so far, William?
      Will (mimicking Sean Connery): That, uh, "spotted dick" is actually a dessert.
      Henry: Yeah, and the people in this town love to tell stories.
      Will: Oh, yeah.
      Henry: We've got fairies …
      Will: Yeah.
      Henry: Hobgoblins.
      Will: Yes.
      Henry: Leprechauns!
      Will: Which everyone knows is baloney, because the only place you find Leprechauns is in Ireland.
      Henry: Right.
      Will: And, as a son of the emerald isle, I resent the usurpment of my national icon.
      Henry: Wait a second, "Zimmerman" is Irish?
      Will (in an Irish accent): Me ma's from Dublin.

    • Declan: It's gonna take more than a dead goat and village rumors to launch a full-scale investigation. (Henry and Will look innocently suspicious) Tell me you're not thinkin' a doin' anything foolish.
      Will: What … who, us? No, no. We're just a … couple of blokes on our holidays. Whatever.
      Declan: So there's no reason for me to bring Magnus into the loop on this, then?
      Will/Henry (in innocent unison): Nah.
      Declan (smiling): Right then, gents, enjoy the countryside.

    • Lillian: So, Dr. Zimmerman … according to your C.V., your last employment reference was three years ago.
      Will: Yes. Since then I've been engaged on a private … consultation basis.
      Lillian: Oh, indeed? Specialized cases?
      Will: Ye- eah.

    • Henry: Somethin' weird is definitely goin' on here. Between the oscillators and the stim receptors, that's no psych test I've ever heard of.
      Will: There's definitely something. I can't put my finger on it. Alright, I'm gonna go call Magnus and put her in the loop.
      Henry: Okay, I'm gonna snoop around on my own a little bit - from the inside.
      Will: Really? You realize what you're getting yourself into?
      Henry: I know, but think about it, Will. What if I'm not the only HAP in the world, the beginning and the ending of my line? I bail now, I might never know.

    • Tesla: There, now we're getting somewhere.
      Helen: And you bathed! Thank you so much.
      Tesla: If we can just focus on getting the display up and running.

    • Tesla: Now, judging by those flashing symbols, I'd say it's asking for a password.
      Helen: Which we don't have.
      Tesla: Hey … I cracked the enigma machine, remember?
      Helen: This is different. Nikola, please, just take a moment before you go off doing anything …
      Tesla: Now … what happens if I press here … and here …
      Helen (answers cell phone): Will's calling in. "Hello"
      Tesla: And here.
      (the hologram vanishes and an EM blast knocks out all power)
      Helen: Will? Hello?
      Tesla: Oops.

    • Helen: I did find an old vacuum tube generator that you might be able to resuscitate. At the very least, it could give us lights.
      Tesla: Well, what about your … your boy? Can't he get it up and running?
      Helen: Henry?
      Tesla: Yeah.
      Helen: He's gone with Will. (reading) "Off to England for a Sanctuary version of R&R. (chuckles) Good luck with the ex-vampire."
      Tesla (grinning falsely): Figures those two would run off when there's real work to be done.

    • Tesla: Well, what about the other two, uh, Booty and the Beast?
      Helen: They're on a mission, won't be back till Friday. It's just the two of us, I'm afraid.
      Tesla: Hmm … (moving closer) In this dark and lonely place.
      Helen: Uh, don't get any ideas. I'm too exhausted to even banter with you.
      Tesla: Fine. Go curl up with your warm milk and I'll, uh, keep chipping away at the map.
      Helen: Ah! Think you've done enough "chipping" for one night. (Tesla sighs) There are obviously built-in security measures that we have yet to understand. I can't risk triggering another catastrophe.
      Tesla: Oh, come on, it's just little one EM pulse. I can get past it in a heartbeat. This is me we're talking about here.
      Helen: That's precisely the problem. You are not to touch the device. Is that clear? If you've got so much energy, go work on my generator.
      Tesla: But …
      Helen: Go. Fix my house.
      Tesla: What am I, your house elf?
      Helen: Thank you, Dobby!

    • (Henry discovers Joe's dead body)
      Henry: What the hell is this? What kind of experiments are you people doing!?
      Erika: You don't understand.
      Henry: LOOK AT HIM! He's a … He's …
      Erika: He's a Lycan. We all are.
      Henry: What …? Wait … you?
      Erika (nods): And Aunt Lillian, and all of our patients. We're all just like you.

    • Lillian: We're all therianthropes, the last of the Lycan clan.
      Henry: Wow. Okay, well, that explains all the werewolf sightings in the area.
      Lillian: For centuries, we've been hunted, almost to extinction. That's why this facility was built, to protect our kind.
      Erika: In here, we are safe. This is our refuge, our family.

    • Henry: I just, um, I've never met anyone like me before.
      Lillian: What do you know about where you came from?
      Henry: Not much. I was a foundling … no memory of my parents. I don't know, maybe they're from around here.
      Lillian: I can run a DNA check and see if I might find a clue.
      Henry: This is amazing. I always thought I was alone. (looks at Erika who smiles and blushes) Now I know that's not true.

    • (Magnus cocks and points her gun as the door is jimmied)
      Helen: What are you doing in my bedroom?
      Tesla (inhales sharply): Well, I could think of a dozen answers, but I'll leave that to Oscar Wilde. I figured it out.
      Helen: In the middle of the night?
      Tesla: Well, that's when genius works best, doesn't it?

    • Helen: You are brilliant.
      Tesla (reaching for her hand): Don't I know it.
      Helen: Now, get out.
      Tesla: Okay.

    • Henry: I feel like we've all got something in common, you know, kinda like we're all … wired the same way.
      Alistair: What, you mean like fixing stuff?
      Henry: Yeah.
      Alistair: Doesn't everyone do that?
      Henry: E-Everyone out there? No. No, I think that's part of the Lycan package. You know, that and the changing.
      Alistair: No, th-that's not … No, we don't …
      Henry: Not ever?
      Alistair: No. We're in treatment. You don't have to worry.
      Henry: No, I'm not worried …
      Alistair (agitated): We're in treatment, and it works!

    • Henry: So what about the transformation? (Erika scoffs): No? Never? You don't even know what it's like?
      Erika: Of-of course not. I'm in treatment as well.
      Henry: Okay, look, I gotta admit, at first, it- it was a little scary for me too. But once you get the hang of it, it's pretty awesome.
      Erika (begins descending the stairs): No! I could never be one of those things.
      Henry: It's not a thing, Erika. It's who we are.
      Erika: Not if we want to be safe.
      (Henry transforms and, snarling, jumps in front of an astonished Erika)
      Erika (as Henry changes back): How did you do that!?
      Henry: You see? You don't have to be afraid. I'm totally in control.
      Erika (noticing he is now naked): Um …
      Henry (covers himself): Oh! Oh, my God. Uh, I didn't really think that far ahead. Oh-h. Boy, that's a little awkward.

    • (the crystal scans them and illuminates a red symbol by Tesla)
      Tesla: Akhkharu? "Blood demon"?
      Helen: How do you know that symbol?
      Tesla: Well, my race has been blasphemed for centuries. But the point is … it seems to think I'm still a vampire.
      (the crystal illuminates a similar symbol by Magnus)
      Helen: Uh-oh. Not just you - us. It must be detecting traces of the source blood in our DNA.
      Tesla: I'm not sure that's a good thing.

    • Lillian: Henry, I'm confused.
      Henry: Yeah, join the club. This isn't a refuge, this is a prison.
      Lillian: I beg your pardon?
      Henry: You want these people to stay here their whole lives, depending on you for everything. But you'll do whatever it takes to make sure they never leave.

    • Henry: HAP's don't kill. (Lillian scoffs) Except for the ones in here. I talked to the others, I know what they're afraid of.
      Lillian: Nonsense. Everyone's content here. Nobody wants to leave.
      Henry: Of course nobody wants to leave! You've got them all terrified that they're psychos waiting to snap!

    • Henry: What are you giving these people so that when they turn HAP they kill whoever's in front of them, kill their best friend?
      Lillian (nods to the advancing orderlies): I thought you belonged here, Henry, but now I see you want to destroy everything I've built.
      Henry: No, I won't let you do this. These are my people! THIS IS MY FAMILY!
      Lillian: This is my house. (Henry begins to transform but is stunned by an electric shock and carried away) You wanted to know what I used to bring out Liam's true nature and the ones before him? It's time to meet your monster, Henry.

    • (the build-up resumes once Tesla takes his hand off of the particle accelerator)
      Tesla: Oh. That's unfortunate.
      Helen: Well, you can't just stand there forever.
      Tesla: No, but I can stand here long enough for you to get clear.
      Helen: I'm not leaving you …
      Tesla: Come on, Helen, we've played this out before. Get going.
      Helen: Whatever happens, we face it together.
      Tesla: And we never even said vows.

    • Helen: Whatever this is, it's intent on keeping us out.
      Tesla: At least it's more creative than garlic and holy water.
      Helen: If we eliminate the threat, maybe it'll stop.
      Tesla: What do you have in mind?
      Helen: Make us disappear.
      Tesla: Elaborate.
      Helen: Create an EM shield around both of us, block the scan. Only you'd have to take your hand off the accelerator.
      Tesla: Right. Well, hold me close - and either way, I'll die a happy man … (Magnus embraces him) Maybe a little tighter, you know, just to be safe.
      Helen: If you were any more transparent, you'd be invisible.

    • (Henry is being strapped to a chair as Lillian enters with a syringe)
      Henry (straining): Hey, what is this? What are you doing? What is that?
      Lillian: Certain behaviors are unacceptable here, Henry. Anger, aggression …
      Henry: Truth, transformation, how about that?
      Lillian (injecting Henry): In order to protect our people, there's a protocol that needs to be followed.
      Henry: No. Oh … I'm not a monster. None of us are. It's not in our nature to kill.
      Lillian: We shall see about that, and so will the others.

    • (still in the Em shield, Tesla has Magnus move her hand to his shoulder)
      Tesla: Right, now, just, uh … just hold there, and let's get to work.
      Helen: What, um, you're telling me this is all the contact we needed?
      Tesla: Yeah, sure, but, you know, it was a lot more fun the other way, don't you think?

    • Tesla: The only reason that the alarm went off was because it found vampire blood coursing through our veins. Although, I can't imagine what it has against my kind.
      Helen: You realize what this means, don't you? The builders of this map knew of vampires.
      Tesla: And despised us. And we almost died because of some old grudge.
      Helen: You're not taking this personally, are you?
      Tesla: Me? Of course I am.

  • NOTES (1)

  • ALLUSIONS (3)

    • Tesla: What am I, your house elf?
      Helen: Thank you, Dobby!

      Magnus is humorously alluding to the Harry Potter series of books and films. Dobby is a house-elf who was the abused and tormented slave of the evil Malfoys. He first appeared in the second book (and film) of the series, The Chamber of Secrets (1998/2002).

    • Tesla: Could it be? A galaxy far, far away?

      Tesla is alluding to the epic opening of the Star Wars films. Beginning with the original movie, Star Wars (1977), each film in the series has opened with a "crawl", or scroll, of now iconic text : "A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away...."

    • Will: Let's take a road trip, just Butch and Sundance.

      Will is alluding to Robert LeRoy Parker and Harry Longabaugh, known as Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, two 19th century American "Wild West" outlaws. Their raucous friendship was immortalized in the 1969 George Roy Hill film, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid , starring Paul Newman and Robert Redford.

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