Season 2 Episode 1

End of Nights (1)

Aired Friday 10:00 PM Oct 09, 2009 on Syfy



  • Trivia

    • The same opening credits are used as in Season One, with one small difference : the picture of Magnus meeting Albert Einstein is now a picture of her with Amelia Earhart.

  • Quotes

    • Assam: (after "tasting" what Helen brought him) Highest quality. You must be desperate indeed.
      Helen: (slams gun on table) Desperate was last month. This month means breathing the same air as people like you.
      Assam: And I am so honored.

    • Tesla: Young love is so … heartbreaking to observe - as a scientist. So passionate, so innocent … and yet so utterly doomed.
      Will: Huh! So I'm guessing you've never been in love, then?
      Tesla: Countless times, my friend. See, the difference is I recognize the emotion for what it is, an irrational self-destructive impulse which is disguised as joy.

    • Tesla: Your shaggy friend is still refusing treatment, and frankly, I'm insulted
      Will: Oh, right, yeah, because I forgot, this is all about you.
      Tesla: I have spent weeks creating a working treatment for the Lazarus virus. I spent weeks more traveling the earth, disseminating it to the affected abnormals, effectively stemming an outbreak, and in the end, the creep in the room with the hair doesn't wanna take his medicine!

    • Druitt: So, what's our next move? Hmm? Terrorizing Fortune 500 executives? Helen? (he tries to brush her hair but she pulls away)
      Helen: You're here because I need your help - and as Ashley's father you have the right.
      Druitt: Do I? There was a time when you would have said the exact opposite, just before trying to put a bullet in me.
      Helen: Tesla may have shocked you into your senses, John, but nobody becomes what you were without a predilection for killing. I've no doubt you'd return to your murderous habits one day.
      Druitt: I wasn't asking you out on a date, you know, if that's what you're thinking. Hmm? Perhaps I just … oh, wanted to know where we stood.

    • Will: Can you get me in there?
      Henry: Yeah. I already had Magnus make some calls to set it up. (hands him card) It's your new ID - all-access pass to Spook-ville. Comes with a free lunch and a decoder ring.

    • (Tesla is pouring himself yet another glass of wine)
      Druitt: If you're going to help, do try to remain sober.
      Tesla: Half-vampire! Alcohol doesn't affect me. Though since you showed up, God, I wish it did.
      Helen: Explains why my wine cellar is now empty.
      Tesla: Consider it payment for averting a global crisis.

    • (Henry, standing guard, is eating a chocolate bar)
      Kate: Could I have one of those? I'm beyond starving. (Henry shakes his head "No") Look, you don't have to untie me, okay? I'll eat it hands free. I'll make it look good, too.

    • Will: Hey!
      Helen: I don't want to hear it. She knows something.
      Will: I agree. But maybe let me see what I can learn first.
      Helen: Fine. (cocks gun) Either way she'll talk.
      Will: You know, you might want to spend a little less time with Jack the Ripper. It's affecting your manners somewhat.

  • Notes

    • The assault rifle carried by Dr. Magnus during the failed raid on the Cabal complex is very similar in appearance to the 'Carter Special' rifle used by Samantha Carter (also played by Amanda Tapping) in the seventh season of Stargate SG-1.

    • The orphan that Helen and Will went to collect was named Martin Wood. Martin Wood is one of the directors of the series. It is stated that Wood lives just outside Vancouver; the show is filmed just outside Vancouver, BC. Also, the one they are able to rescue lived in Essex, England which is where Amanda Tapping was born.

    • Original International Air Dates
      Canada : October 9, 2009 on Space
      U.K. : October 12, 2009 on ITV4
      Australia : February 4, 2010 on SciFi Australia
      Czech Republic : January 20, 2010 on AXN Sci-fi

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