Season 1 Episode 3

Fata Morgana

Aired Friday 10:00 PM Oct 10, 2008 on Syfy

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  • Helen, Ashley, and Will go to Scotland where they find three women buried in a crypt protected by Abnormal creatures who are excessively violent in nature. This is also the introduction of the Cabal and their threat to the Sanctuary system.

    This was the episode that got me hooked on Sanctuary for good. A great story of medieval witches that were held in stasis for twelve hundred years by an organization that wants to use Abnormals powers to their own devious devices.

    The one part to all this that was a little strange other than the obvious was that the Sanctuary team was looking for something completely different in their search than what they found. Also Helen seemed familiar with the creatures that were protecting the crypt.

    The girls were an interesting starting point for this show as a first stand alone episode. Somehow taking history and combining Arthurian legend to come up with an explanation for fantastic stories from the past. Also the stretch of the possibility of suspending a life form for centuries until reanimating. Some very cool stuff.

    We also begin to really understand Ashley's capabilities and begin to better understand Helen's combined skills and knowledge.

    Very entertaining episode that really put this show in perspective for me. Thanks for reading...