Dr. Helen Magnus
Dr. Will Zimmerman
Wexford's lizard-headed creature strongly resembles the dilophosaurus that killed Dennis Nedry (Wayne Knight) in Jurassic Park (1993). Like Wexford, that creature also spit out blinding, incapacitating venom before it attacked.
There is a dedication at the end of the credits which reads : Cynthia H. Semon (1964-2010) All You Need Is Love
Cynthia was a publicist who died of cancer at the age of 46 on March 28, 2010 in Los Angeles. Not only did she produce the 1999 "Music Bridges" Cuban-American exchange, she continued to build bridges between Cuban and American artists for the rest of her life. She also helped guide the career of Amanda Tapping from her days of co-starring in Stargate SG-1 to her present position of starring in and executive producing Sanctuary.
Helen: Oh, bloody hell! (Magnus rushes in to confront Wexford) Why are we heading away from the lifeboats …? You're going after Bertha? After what just happened!?
Wexford: You saw what she can do.
Helen: After you provoked her. And now you intend to do it again?
Wexford: This time I'll be prepared.
Helen: Terrence, think about what you're doing.
Wexford: This is not your operation, Helen! You're no longer head of the Sanctuary network. I am.
Ravi: Will? Will! Can you hear me? Will?
Will: What happened?
Ravi: You collapsed in the street.
Will: Was I … dancing?
Ravi: Like a regular Shahrukh Khan. That's a good thing.
Kate (trying to get through on the phone): Look, I need to talk to the minister right away. My … reference is Helen Magnus. I told you! (she's put through) Yes, sir, thank you. Okay, I don't have time to explain. The holy hell of Poseidon is about to come down on your city in the next two hours.
Henry: You forced her into this. Her blood is on your hands.
Wexford: That's not true, and you know it. Magnus attacked Bertha on her own accord. She knew the risks.
Henry: What the hell do you want?
Wexford: I need you to restore contact with Bertha's tracking beacon - and fix our targeting systems.
Henry (scoffs): Ah, you gotta be kidding me.
Wexford: There's a dangerous abnormal on the loose … that needs our attention.
Henry: Go to Hell.
Wexford: Look, I'm not asking you to forget Magnus, or trample on her
(Forsythe is staring out to sea when the door behind him opens)
Forsythe : That's funny, I thought I said I wasn't to be disturbed?
Charles: Sorry, sir, but there's something you need to see.
Forsythe: Yeah, I highly doubt that. In fact, I have pretty much seen everything I need to see for the rest of my life.
Charles: You're gonna want to come for this.
Forsythe (following Charles): Ooh, can I guess? Is a giant squid attackin' the ship? Does Gisele Bundchen want my phone number? Huh? Did Grimsby win the FA Cup?
(he turns a corner to see Magnus on the deck, being held at gunpoint)
Charles: We just fished her outta the water.
Forsythe (chuckles): Well, I'll be damned.
(Wexford enters the bridge to find the system controls torn apart)
Wexford: What the hell is this? Mr. Foss, I asked you to fix the computers, not ship them home piece by piece.
Henry: Well, I hate to break it to you, when a giant spider fries your system, it takes a little more than "Control-Alt-Delete" to get things running again.
Wexford: I hope you understand, if we don't track Bertha down and neutralize her …
Henry: Yeah, I know, the whole world will end, cats will rule the earth, I get it, you gave me the sales pitch already. There's a lotta damage here, dude.
Wexford: I want this mess fixed in an hour. You get me, dude?
Henry (nods): Yeah. (sotto voce) Jackass.
(Magnus is being held at gunpoint as Forsythe pours her some tea)
Forsythe: It's, um, Darjeeling Summer tea. They say it gets its taste from the Himalayan breeze that cools the valley where it grows. Not impressed, um? I have to say, I'm-I'm … so honored to be here with you. I'm such a fan. Ah, I been a fan of yours for a long, long time - ever since I heard that speech you did in Maldives about the new genus of Bakunawa. (Magnus throws tea in the gunsel's face, overpowers him, takes the gun and points it at Forsythe) Really? Why, why do I even hire these guys?
Helen: This is not a social call.
Forsythe: Are you gonna kill me?
Helen: No. You … are gonna communicate with Bertha and convince her to stop these waves.
Forsythe: Yeah, I can't do that. (Magnus cocks gun) No, really (sighs), I can't do it.
Helen: Why not?
Forsythe: Same reason as I don't really give a crap about that gun bein' in my face. (steps up to the gun and then holds out a dead spider in his palm)
Helen: The Makri.
Forsythe: Yeah … died about an hour ago. Apparently these rare form of arachnid species has a low tolerance for stress - and, of course, as its former host … I am a dead man as well. So, I'm sorry, but .. without him I can't connect to Bertha anymore than you can.
Declan: Evacuations are proceeding in Salalah and Karachi, but there's no way we can clear the entire area in time.
Ravi: In other words …
Declan: We need a bloody miracle.
(Rheka is brought in by a guard)
Forsythe: So nice of you to have joined us.
Rheka: Haven't you done enough?
Forsythe: Troublesome Kali cult member, meet Dr. Helen Magnus.
Rheka: From the Sanctuary? Cha Kali Maki.
Helen: Cha Kali Maki.
Forsythe: You guys know each other?
Rheka: She's well-known among my people for protecting special creatures of the earth.
Helen: I'm so sorry - about what happened to the Makri. Your people have done a remarkable job of keeping it safe.
Rheka: It wasn't your fault. It was the fault of this (Hindu insult)
Forsythe: Ouch, Bibi.
Helen: Listen, I've just found out that there may be a way to restore communication with Kali.
Will: That's great, how?
Helen: There's a belief amongst the members of the cult that Kali will appear to a former host one final time - at the gates to the spirit realm.
Will: Spirit realm? As in …
Helen: I'm afraid so. In order to talk to Kali, you have to die.
Kate: You're kidding, right? Since when do we trade on blind faith?
Will: Walk me through it.
Helen: We induce cardiac arrest but continue to monitor your brain activity so we can revive you.
Will (sighs): What if it doesn't work?
Helen: It will.
Will: No … (gently scoffs) What if it's not long enough? I'm just sayin' … I'm dead anyway. Once the Makri leaves the host, the host dies. Those are the rules. So what exactly am I coming back for?
Helen: Because I'm not prepared to give up on you that easily.
Will: Magnus …
Helen: The decision to do this may be yours, but the decision about how far to take it is absolutely mine. No argument, Will.
Wexford: You're alive.
Helen: Sorry to burst your bubble.
Wexford: That's not fair, Helen. I know we've had our differences, but I've always had the utmost respect for you - and the best interests of the Sanctuary at heart.
Helen: Good … then pay attention. We think we've found a way for Will to reconnect with Kali. He's going to attempt to convince her to stop the waves.
Helen: We don't know yet, but if he can reason with her …
Wexford: Reason with her?
Helen: And if I'm right about her interconnectiveness to other life forms ….
Wexford: Helen, are listening to yourself?
Helen: All I'm asking for is a bit of time, Terrence. Bertha isn't a threat at the moment.
Wexford: According to who?
Helen: If you attack her, as you did before, you will not only put Will's life in danger, but you risk angering her again.
Wexford: We've been through this. My orders, as given to me by the heads of the Sanctuary network, are to eliminate Bertha. Now, if you're smart, you'll stay out of my way.
Helen: Can't do that, Terrence, there's too much at stake.
Wexford: Then I can't guarantee your safety. I'm sorry it's come to this, Helen.
Helen: And yet, here we are.
Wexford: Mr. Foss, step away from the console.
Henry: What? (keeps working)
Wexford: I will not have you sabotage my efforts now that you know Magnus is alive.
(Henry begins transforming into a werewolf when Wexford grabs him, but Wexford turns into a lizard-headed creature and spits a toxin into Henry's eyes)
Henry: Ah! Ew! Oh, geez … Ow!
Wexford: Take him to a secure room
Henry: Dude, that is gross! Ow! God …
Helen: Thank you, Charles.
Forsythe: Charles? I thought your name was Carl?
Helen: You know, you could help instead of lounging around like a frat boy.
Forsythe: I gave you Carl, didn't I?
Forsythe: Anyway, why should I care? My days are numbered in hours.
Kate: For the record, I still think this is a crazy idea. Most ancient myths are designed to freak people out.
Will: In the bottom drawer of my desk, there's an envelope. I wrote some things down, and …
Kate: No. No, no way. We are not having this conversation
Will: Yes, we are.
Kate: Because nothing's gonna happen.
Will: Yes, it is.
Kate: Look, I don't give a crap about your "last requests" … 'kay? And if that pisses you off, then you are welcome to cross my name off of whatever is in that envelope - when you get back. D'ya got it?
Kate: You sure you wanna go through with this?
Will: Oh, yeah, today's a good day to die.
Ravi: Okay. This is gonna hurt a lot while you're conscious.
Will: Do it quickly, then.
(Will is in the spirit world, while he flatlines in the "real" world)
Kali: So many questions, Durga, is that why you came to see me?
Will: No. I-I came to ask for your help, for your mercy.
Kali: You wish me to stop the waves.
Will: Yes. Can you do that?
Kali: Mm … perhaps. But why should I?
Will: Because millions of people will die. My people.
Kali: Your people attacked me.
Will: Only some of them - the ones who don't understand you.
Kali: And you understand me, Durga?
Will: No … not completely. I-I didn't even know who you were until recently. But now that I do, I see how deeply connected you are to my world. You communicate with many things - and we must learn to communicate with you. But, right now, many lives are in your hands. Please, Kali, to show mercy means nothing to you, but it will mean everything to us.
Helen: Be reasonable, Terence. All I'm asking for is a little more time to allow what is happening to run its course.
Wexford: Our scans indicate that Bertha is generating magnetic energy as we speak. The risks are too high.
Helen: Terence ..
Wexford: We're done! You need to clear the target area immediately, or you will be fired upon. (turns to Helmsman) Target that ship.
(knowing he's dying, Forsythe orders everyone else to leave the targeted ship)
Helen: You don't have to do this.
Forsythe (scoffs): 'Course I do.
Helen: Pangaea. That was your plan - private colony out here, your own Sanctuary.
Forsythe: Bertha was to be the jewel. Ah, it was gonna be beautiful. The Island of Dr. Moreau, but … done properly. (grunts in pain) You, uh, you can't blame me for dreamin' big.
Helen: It's a rare quality these days.
Forsythe: Yeah. Uh! (he pours a drink as the pain increases) Get goin', darlin', before I change my mind.
Helen: Thank you, Mr. Forsythe.
Helen (nods farewell): Edward.
Wexford (on radio phone): Helen, come in. Helen! This is your final warning.
Forsythe: Oh, shut up.
Wexford: You need to clear the target area immediately.
Forsythe (on radio, coughing, gasping): This is H.M.S. I-Don't-Give-A-Crap. If you happen to be an uptight amphibian martinet with a Napoleon complex, please … bugger off. Otherwise leave a message after the tone and we'll get back to you as soon as possible … Bee-e-e-e-p.
Wexford: Fire the missiles.
Captain: Sir, that's a civilian ship …
Wexford: DO IT!
Captain: I will not, sir.
Wexford: Then you're relieved. (turns to Helmsman) Fire the missiles.
Helmsman: Captain …
Wexford: FIRE THE DAMN MISSILES!
(Helen enters the bridge with two armed men)
Helen: Stand down, Terrence.
Wexford: How dare you try to commandeer this ship? Arrest her.
Captain: I think I speak for everyone here when I say "We respectfully refuse."
(Wexford goes lizard-faced and moves threateningly toward Magnus)
Helen: Look at yourself. What have you become? It's over.
Helen: Remarkable. Well, whatever happened to you when you died must have cured the effects of the Makri - and yet, you still have no recollection of it?
Will: Uh-uh. For all I know I coulda been (snorts) chattin' with Elvis.
Helen (chuckles): Heh. Don't be ridiculous, Elvis is … (Will looks questioningly, listening closely) Never mind.
This episode has a number of terms that are not Allusions, but do allude to certain desires, characteristics or derogatory insults:
Poseidon - the god of the sea, storms, and earthquakes in Greek mythology.
Gisele Bündchen - a Brazilian supermodel who became the highest-paid model in the world, and the 16th richest woman in show business, before marrying quarterback Tom Brady.
Grimsby - an English football club from Cleethorpes, in North East Lincolnshire, England.
martinet - After Jean Martinet, a 17th century French army officer who was a rigid military disciplinarian; essentially, anyone who demands absolute adherence to forms and rules.
Napoleon Complex - named after the French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte, it is an informal, derogatory stereotype describing a supposed inferiority complex affecting short people or anyone overcompensating for a perceived handicap in some aspect of their lives.
International Air Dates:
Canada : October 15, 2010 on Space
United Kingdom : October 19, 2010 on Watch
Czech Republic: March 22, 2011 on AXN Sci-fi
Forsythe: Ah, it was gonna be beautiful. The Island of Dr. Moreau, but … done properly.
This is an allusion to H. G. Wells' science fiction novel, The Island of Dr. Moreau (1896), in which a strange research doctor attempts to surgically create "Beast Folk", or abnormals, via vivisection (surgery conducted for experimental purposes on living organisms). The grotesque tale has been made into no less than three major motion pictures : Island of Lost Souls (1933) with Charles Laughton and Bela Lugosi; The Island of Dr. Moreau (1977) with Burt Lancaster and Michael York; and The Island of Dr. Moreau (1996) with Marlon Brando and Val Kilmer.
Will: Was I … dancing?
Ravi: Like a regular Shahrukh Khan. That's a good thing.
Shahrukh Khan is a major Bollywood actor, film producer and television host. He is considered to be one of the leading figures of Hindi Cinema and one of the most successful actors in history - with a fan base numbering in the billions and a net worth of over 500 million dollars. In December of 2008, Newsweek named him 41st on its list of "The Global Elite" - and not only for his famous song-and-dance numbers, but for making films where tolerance and love trounce bigotry and hate. Khan, a Muslim married to a Hindu, is huge in the Muslim world. Even though the mullahs ban his films, they thrive on the black market.
Will: Oh, yeah, today's a good day to die.
In popular culture, this would be an allusion to the Klingon battle cry usually attributed to Commander Worf (Michael Dorn) on Star Trek: The Next Generation. However, and perhaps more to the impatience of Will's meaning, it alludes to a saying by the Sioux leader Crazy Horse, who, going into battle, is said to have shouted "Hóka-héy!" - roughly meaning "Let's do this, today is a good day to die!"
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