Season 1 Episode 2

Sanctuary for All (2)

Aired Friday 10:00 PM Oct 03, 2008 on Syfy



  • Allusions

    • Druitt: Ah, I knew him well.

      Druitt is holding up a small skull in a position reminiscent of the famous gravediggers scene from William Shakespeare's timeless tragedy, Hamlet [Act V, scene I]. "Alas", cries Hamlet, "poor Yorick! I knew him, Horatio - a fellow of infinite jest, of most excellent fancy:" The play, and the scene, are so revered in classical theater that, it is said, Sir Laurence Olivier bequeathed his own skull to the Royal National Theatre in London, England - specifically for use in Hamlet's gravediggers scene.