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Season 1 Episode 13

Revelations (2)

Aired Friday 10:00 PM Jan 09, 2009 on Syfy
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Episode Summary

Ashley and Henry are captured by the Cabal after breaking into their weapons factory. While being restrained Ashley learns from Dana Whitcomb that the plan they have for the virus to be released worldwide will still go ahead. In a different part of the facility Henry is being kept strapped to a hospital bed. The Cabal intend to use chemicals to turn him into his abnormal state, and keep him that way.moreless

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  • Revelations (2)

    Revelations (2) was a perfect episode and season finale of Sanctuary. This episode was full of action, suspense, drama, and intrigue. It was fun to watch as the team find a way into the destroyed cities underground catacombs to complete their mission while Henry and Ashley were being manipulated by Dana Whitcomb of the Cabal. This episode had some defining character driven scenes as well as plot development. This series is unique and the story lines are well written. Viewers learn more about the Cabals plans for Ashley. It was interesting to watch Druit and Watson work together. I look forward to watching the next episode and next season of Sanctuary!!!!!!!moreless
  • Dr. Magnus and the team finally get through to the location of the source blood but are met with several obstacles. Meanwhile, Ashley and Henry are still being held prisoners by the Cabal.moreless

    Nice use of special effects with Watson and Will rediscovering the location of the source. The team meets the vampire Nicolai again but does he plan on doing what the team says? Meanwhile Ashley and Henry continue to be held prisoner by the Cabal what will happen to them?

    Great episode with the character development taking a big bulk of the first part of the episode the second half had the action, suspense and twists I was waiting for. It did live up to the hype of being a season finale episode..

    Getting the source blood wouldn't be easy as each member had to use their specific gift to solve different puzzles to get vial of blood. Lucky Will got to have Clara the beautiful invisible girl all to himself while John and Watson bitterly have to solve their puzzle together. Dr. Magnus has the deceitful Nicholai to deal with. It was interesting and funny to see how they deal with each barrier differently. LMAO at Will and Clara getting naked to solve their puzzles (I know he probably loved it I know I would). Nicholas was actually afraid to solve his puzzle while the arguments with Watson and John were memorable. Well I won't reveal too much but again it was entertaining to see the types of things they had to go to get the vials. They left a couple of things open at the end.

    I wonder what they'll do with Ashley next season or will Clara take up Will's offer on being in the Sanctuary team and what else the Cabal has in store for everybody.moreless
  • So far, I love this show!

    I really love this show, and I can't wait until it's back on the air. It'll be great to see how things turn out... and will love bloom for any of the characters? I can always hope, right?

    And maybe there will even be some more additions to the staff, and to those who stay at the Sanctuary... and I can always stand to know what other story lines that will come around. I just wish I knew when the show will be back on. Guess I'll just have to wait and see, even if I'm not exactly the best at that particular job...moreless
  • this show is really hard to score, nothing like it has been tried before on a tv budget

    Sanctuary is an amazing show for a number of reasons, the main one being (and why it is so hard to score) it is produced fully green screen, on a tv budget. I know other tv programs have done some of there scenes like this, and films have been done completly CG, but Sanctuary is the first tv show to try it.

    Also to me personally Chrisopher Hyerdayl (i can never spell that name) is one of the most underused actors around. he shows how flexable he is by playing two complety different caracters on the show. His and Amanda Tappings onscreen chemistry is great too, and i hope to see more of that in series three.

    There are however things that need to be improved as in any series. Tappings English accent, the actress who plays Ashley needs to be given more ( she is two one dimensional at the moment), and the other two men will and henry need to work on there onscreen chemisry. Other than that, fantastic, keep goingmoreless
  • That was great episode..


    That was something.. I was maybe little disappointing after last episode as I hoped more but this one - a stunning season ending.

    The stakes are higher than ever - the war against abnormals may broke if they do not manage to make an antidote to cure what Cabal did.. And five of them travel to Himalayas to find the blood and they have to do series of tests and that really adds quite a lot excitement and adventure but also managed to do little char development. I think we will be seeing John Druitt more next season as his char definitely made some big moves toward staying around more..

    And the whole key thing - getting them and blood.. and then Watson dieing - some sacrifice too.. but the big surprise was the end - the way Cabal played them all over and got the blood by using the means noone could suspect - Ashley.moreless
Alex Diakun

Alex Diakun

Cabal Doctor

Guest Star

Peter Wingfield

Peter Wingfield

Dr. James Watson

Recurring Role

Lynda Boyd

Lynda Boyd

Dana Whitcomb

Recurring Role

Christine Chatelain

Christine Chatelain

Clara Griffin

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • In the final scene, Ashley teleports in to meet with Whitcomb and deliver the stolen vial of source blood to her. The rendezvous takes place on Easter Island (identified by the famous Moai Statues resting on the hills).

  • QUOTES (22)

    • Watson: I don't know, but I've convinced at one thing- if we choose wrongly and you teleport behind the wrong door I'm sure you will find solid rock.
      Druitt: Well then, best choose carefully... old friend.

    • Will: This place goes on forever.
      Helen: It's a labyrinth. It's designed to keep valuable secrets from those who would steal them.
      Tesla: Was that aimed at me?
      Helen: Yes.

    • Whitcomb: Is that what you think we are? Killers? Murderers?
      Ashley: That bio-weapon you set off? Not exactly charity work.
      Whitcomb: In fact, that's exactly what it is. A helping hand to the humans so that they can clearly see the threat to the very survival of our species.
      Ashley: You're starting a war.
      Whitcomb: We're controlling our destiny.
      Ashley: Most of the abnormals out there are peaceful. They aren't a threat.
      Whitcomb: Every abnormal we don't control is a threat, Ashley, despite your mother's propaganda. How many so-called peaceful abnormals have you destroyed? You know … I like your mother. There was a time I even admired her, but we are fighting for humanity's survival, and she's chosen the wrong side. Are you ready to choose yours?

    • Watson: Sorry, John, are you suggesting that we just give up?
      Druitt: Oh, don't bait me. I'm not in the mood.
      Watson: Perhaps if we were looking for some nubile lady of the night for you to slaughter, then you'd suddenly perk up and become incredibly helpful.

    • Doctor: You are a class nine hyper-accelerated protean life form. Fairly rare, as is the control you seem to possess over mutative stress triggers.
      Henry: No, please. You do not want to make that happen.
      Doctor: (chuckles) On the contrary, we very much do, although I can understand why you would resist.
      Henry: (groans) I'm not ashamed of who I am.
      Doctor: I certainly hope not, because we intend to bring out your alter ego permanently. The knowledge we gain from you will be invaluable. Your kind have been hiding in the shadows for far too long, Mr. Foss. We're going to … bring you out into the light.

    • Will: Time. You factored in time. The shifting architectural patterns as the city grew.
      Watson: Time is a constant, Will. No, all visual clues have to be measured against multiple parameters, time often being the most telling.
      Will: Like another dimension.
      Watson: Yeah, it's just one of many, and once you understand the way they interact, you'll find that very few mysteries will confound you.
      Will: Man, that is killer stuff.
      Watson: Yes, I've always thought so.

    • Will: (entering the vampire's labyrinth) I'm seriously geekin' out right now.
      Watson: As am I.

    • Helen: Well, even though they were the conquerors, the rulers, the overlords, they advanced civilization by centuries. Their knowledge, their technology, was far more advanced than anyone could have imagined back then.
      Druitt: So they kept their secrets well hidden.
      Watson: Well, they knew the world had turned against them, John.(coughs and struggles for breath) They would have calculated for the possibility that Bhalasaam might one day be found and pillaged.
      Tesla: Lest their wealth of knowledge fall into the wrong hands … Miss me?

    • Tesla: The Cabal want to turn the world into a war zone. Only the ancient blood can stop it. Yes, I do keep abreast of current events, thank you.

    • Druitt: Tell me, Nicola, if we do succeed, will you actually allow us take it away? We all know you have such wonderful designs for it, an army of newborn vampires being just the start.
      Tesla: I may want to see my ancestors reborn but, that can't happen if the abnormals become a global threat to humans. None of us could withstand the chaos that that would bring. Okay? But tell me, John, are the rest of us to trust you once all is said and done? You who once put your own daughter in harm's way for just a drop of Helen's blood? Oh, yes. Having that vial all to yourself would certainly solve your health problems for a long time … wouldn't it?

    • (still trapped above the electrified floor, Ashley accepts a drink)
      Whitcomb: Thank you. I'd like to keep you alert and cooperative.
      Ashley: Well, one out of two ain't bad. If you put a truth serum in this, trust me, I will do a tap routine on this floor rather than tell you anything.

    • Henry: No, if I change, you'll kill me.
      The Doctor: True, but we'll have learned so much in the process. Henry … this will be a noble end for you. Think of it as an organ donation after your death. What we learn from your alter ego may eventually save lives.

    • Druitt: (referring to Helen) If any harm comes to her, accidental or otherwise …
      Tesla: I have no reason to do her any harm, but you … I'm finding more reasons by the minute.
      Helen: Honestly … I am surrounded by adolescents.

    • (Clara wants Will to strip so she can relax and become invisible)
      Clara: Well, if I have to do it, so should you.
      Will: What? Well, people can see me. You can see me, that's not fair. I mean, that … I shouldn't have to … (Clara stares at Will and begins undressing) Okay, fine. This is ridiculous. (Will strips to his shorts and sighs) Satisfied? Clara?
      Clara: (invisible, she tosses her clothes to Will) Don't drop my clothes.
      Will: (Will drops her bra) Sorry.

    • Helen: You're afraid.
      Tesla: Your father managed to rig this tunnel here with a massive geomagnetic current. Voltage derived directly from the Earth. Do you have any idea how much electricity that is?
      Helen: He knew you were hard to kill.

    • Tesla: Your father really didn't like me, did he?
      Helen: You're an acquired taste.

    • Watson: Release the first key, the second is freed as well.
      Druitt: Elementary, my dear Watson.
      Watson: Oh, shut up.

    • Tesla: You felt … genuine concern for me. Admit it.
      Helen: Nonsense.
      Tesla: Oh … you still like me, it's so obvious.
      Helen: You tried to kill me.
      Tesla: Yeah. But, you know, we all hurt the ones we love.

    • Watson: (referring to his suit) It's been failing for some time. It hasn't … really worked since we left the Sanctuary. I knew … that this was a mission I would not return from, it's worth one last challenge, Helen. (he groans, looks at each of his old friends and then points at Helen) You I shall miss.

    • Clara: See, you're supposed to say, "Hey, Clara, you did great. Way to conquer your fears."
      Will: I'm sorry, I'm just … thinkin' about stuff. You did do great.
      Clara: Thanks for taking off your pants.
      Will: (laughs) You never have to thank me for that.

    • Whitcomb: Thank you, Ashley. You've been everything we could have hoped for. Welcome to your rebirth.

    • Clara: What the hell was all that about?
      Will: Well, the guy who invented radio just dissed Jack the Ripper.

  • NOTES (1)

    • Original International Air Dates
      Canada : January 9, 2009 on Space
      U.K. : January 5, 2009 on ITV4
      Australia : August 13, 2009 on Sci Fi Australia
      Czech Republic: September 28, 2009 on AXN