Season 1 Episode 12

Revelations (1)

Aired Friday 10:00 PM Jan 02, 2009 on Syfy
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Magnus and her team have to face the possibility of international biological warfare when a virus infects the abnormals, causing them to attack humans. John Druitt makes an unwelcome return to the Sanctuary as, he too, sees the significance of the situation and he tells them the Cabal are behind it. The leader of the UK sanctuary, Sir James Watson, contacts Helen and confirms John's story about the Cabal, meaning she has to work fast.moreless

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  • Revelations (1)

    Revelations (1) was a perfect episode of Sanctuary as whats left of the Five come together to find the Source Blood in order to stop an evil plan of the Cabals. It was really fun to watch this action packed episode which also had drama, intrigue, and humor. There was character and plot development and it was cool to learn more about the Cabals intentions. I thought it was great how Will reacted to the original Sherlock Holmes chilling with the reall life Jack The Ripper. The new Invisible Girl is interesting as is Dana who works for the Cabal and has captured Henry and Ashley. I look forward to watching the next episode of Sanctuary!!!!!!!moreless
  • The Cabal is agitating a war with Abnormals and Humans. Helen and the team try to find an end to it with unexpected allies.

    Decent episode. The Cabal wants to starts a war with abnormal and humans by sending out a bio-agent that makes abnormal into killers. The team learns that the Cabal will release a major version of the bio-agent in three days so time is of the essence. James Watson, Helen's friend from The Five, comes to the team to help. He is actually Sherlock Holmes. John Druitt comes to help as well. The team examines the agent and see that there is no relative antidote except for their own source blood. They experiment on Bigfoot while Ashley and Henry make an attempt to sneak into Cabal's factory. Helen and the rest look for the source blood hidden by Helen's father, a location that another Five member, Ana Griffith will know. Decent episode all around. The rivalry with Sherlock and John was funny. The actress playing Claire Griffith was decent too. Poor Henry and Ashley you knew it was a bad plan to go after the Cabal. Problems gets worse for them because the bio-agent in Henry's regard will turn him into a full blown abnormal and finally kill him.

    Episode ends in a cliffhanger with the source location. Not as much action specifically this was a character driven episode which was fun to watch.moreless
  • Major story development..

    It was to expect - something major and important for the season end and maybe when reading what it will be about, I got my hopes up.. and while watching - I do not know.. maybe I was distract with other things, maybe something else - but I was expecting something more..

    It was not bad, oo no.. It was great episode - I loved that John Druitt was back and they had to work with him. The whole thing between him and Ashley.. and ofcourse the crise they have on - and how it looks Cabal has all the advantages and information.. and now Bigfoot is ill.. Ashley and Henry caught.. it does not look good and I am sure the second part will have much more motion - maybe it was what I expected but it was more about setting the scenery that real motion..moreless
  • How could anyone not love this show?

    I fall in love with this show for a different reason ever episode. This time it was Dr. Magnus's willingness to do anything, including potentially infecting herself with the nuerotoxin, to save her cro-magnon friend, I forget his name. The easy going relationship between Dr. Watson and Druit (aka Jack the Ripper) was a little unbelievable considering their past adversarial relationship. But whose to say that 160 year old people can't work out their differences, I mean they are way more mature both literally and figuratively. I do, however, worry that the writers will have to take some pretty big liberties with reality in order for Helen to retrieve Tesla's key. Dr. Watson put it best when he said that "Tesla had the power of an ancient vampire and fell asleep in Edison's electric chair at full power" and that Helen and Tesla's skill sets are not even close to comparable. I'd imagine she'll use some kind of insight about the way her father would have booby trapped Tesla's key to retrieve it.moreless
Alex Diakun

Alex Diakun

Cabal Doctor

Guest Star

Mark Oliver (I)

Mark Oliver (I)

Cabal Agent

Guest Star

David Lyle

David Lyle


Guest Star

Christine Chatelain

Christine Chatelain

Clara Griffin

Recurring Role

Lynda Boyd

Lynda Boyd

Dana Whitcomb

Recurring Role

Peter Wingfield

Peter Wingfield

Dr. James Watson

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • In this episode they say that Sir Arthur Conan Doyle modeled Sherlock Holmes after Dr. Watson's great deductive mind, but this can't really be true. The first Sherlock Holmes story was written in 1887. A year after the characters injected themselves with the blood which means Watson probably wouldn't have had any chance to garner a reputation. And Holmes was modeled mostly after Joseph Bell one of Doyle's former university professors. Also Doyle was living in Southsea at the time and Watson was in London so they couldn't have met.

  • QUOTES (18)

    • Druitt: (joking about his teleportation ability) Not often I use a front door. Quite the novelty.
      Big Guy: You're not welcome here, Druitt. You know that.
      Druitt: I bring critical information, my hirsute friend, about the troubles in the north.
      (The Big Guy snarls softly and lets Druitt enter)

    • Helen: Forgive my skepticism, John, but your history of altruism is just behind a scorpion's.

    • Druitt: Please, I am your father.
      Ashley: Then you should start acting like one, and that does not mean kidnapping me when you want to spend some quality time.

    • Helen: You have frostbite.
      Druitt: It's certainly no reflection on your hospitality.

    • Helen: Henry, prepare a level-three residential cell for introduction of a possible bio-hazard.
      Druitt: That's better than some things I've been called.
      Henry: What's the point? He's just gonna teleport outta there anyway.
      Druitt: I give you my assurances I will not.
      Helen: Let me back up those assurances with an EM shield. You teleport, you die.

    • Big Guy: Telegram.
      Henry: Telegram? What is this, 1890?
      Helen: Our Dr. Watson tends only to trust the more established forms of communication.

    • Watson: You haven't changed a bit.
      Helen: Since last fall in London?
      Watson: No, since spring of 1886.
      Helen: Coming from such a keen observer, I'll take that as a compliment.
      Watson: Now, I will need help. I have a driver and a truck at the loading dock. I brought some things.
      Helen: Things?
      Watson: Corpses, Helen. You didn't expect me to arrive without a gift, did you?

    • Will: And people tell me I sound like Sherlock Holmes.
      Helen: Actually, Will, that's exactly who he is.

    • (Magnus and Watson are performing an autopsy)
      Helen: Body is that of a male abnormal, odobenus rosmarus sapien. A genetic mélange of human and walrus.
      Watson: Koo-koo-ka-choo.

    • Will: Uh … I'm sorry. It's just, it's amazing to me. Sherlock Holmes, Jack The Ripper … The fact that you two can sit here together and …
      Watson: Time is a great healer. Uh, redemption, that requires a little more.
      Druitt: Oh, you ooze judgment, Doctor, like a weeping sore.
      Watson: Well, in a life devoted to justice, sir, it is a constant burr on my backside that you have avoided it.
      Druitt: Justice is meted out in many ways. You're not the only one haunted.

    • (Henry is attempting to reassemble the dispersal device)
      Henry: It's really hard to know how this sucker worked. So much chop, so little suey.

    • Will: Where did Gregory hide the vial?
      Helen: Ah, in one of the most inaccessible places on the planet.
      Watson: The lost city of Bhalasaam in the Indian Himalayas. The seat of the original culture of ancient vampires.
      Will: So, not Transylvania?

    • Will: And what's your power, just showing up for the meeting after 135 years?
      Helen: I'd like to see you do it.

    • Henry: So, somebody better wake up Druitt, 'cause we ain't got time to take no fast train.
      Helen: We?
      Henry: Well, you can't send Druitt alone. The guy's all hearts and flowers one day, the next day, he's turning a working girl into a canoe.
      Helen: Yes … Despite his good will as of late, there are definitely warring sides to his personality. Will … keep Druitt company.
      Will: What? Well, why me? I'm supposed to tell Jack The Ripper to fetch?
      Watson: Just remember, his sharpest implement is his mind.

    • Helen: You want me to send you into the heart of the Cabal's weapons factory, and do it all on your own?
      Ashley: Henry said he'll go with me.
      (Henry steps forward like an eager volunteer)
      Helen: No offense, Henry, but you don't graduate from Eagle Scout to James Bond overnight.

    • Will: (talking about the invisible girl) Look, she talks a tough game, but she's afraid of her own shadow, when she has one.

    • Ashley: What would boys do without their toys?
      Henry: Okay, can you stop with the boy thing, please? If we're gonna do this together, I need, like, a modicum of …
      Ashley: Respect. Henry, you're Indiana Jones … with cooler toys.

    • Watson: You know, it's not the mission, Helen. What worries me is that gleam in your eye.
      Helen: Suck it up, Jimmy. We're going to India.

  • NOTES (2)

    • Peter Wingfield has appeared as unusually old man in the past - on the television show Highlander, Peter played the character of Methos, the oldest known Immortal (he was over 5500 years old).

    • Original International Air Dates
      Canada : January 2, 2009 on Space
      U.K. : December 29, 2008 on ITV4
      Australia : August 6, 2009 on Sci Fi Australia
      Czech Republic: September 28, 2009 on AXN


    • Ashley: Respect. Henry, you're Indiana Jones … with cooler toys.

      Ashley is referring to the fictional archeologist/treasure hunter made famous by Harrison Ford in Raiders of the Lost Ark and three other Indy films.

    • Helen: No offense, Henry, but you don't graduate from Eagle Scout to James Bond overnight.

      Helen is referring to the fictional British secret agent 007 first made famous by Sean Connery in Dr. No almost 50 years ago. Officially, six different actors have portrayed Mr. Bond in what, with Quantum of Solace, is now 23 films.

    • Helen: Body is that of a male abnormal, odobenus rosmarus sapien. A genetic mélange of human and walrus.
      Watson: Koo-koo-ka-choo.

      Dr. Watson is alluding to a John Lennon line from the Beatles song "I Am The Walrus."

    • Henry: So, somebody better wake up Druitt, 'cause we ain't got time to take no fast train.

      Henry is referring a song first recorded by The Box Tops, and later by Joe Cocker, called The Letter.