In order to prevent him from altering - or destroying - the future, Magnus uses Adam Worth's time portal to pursue him to 1898 London.
Dr. James Watson
Adam: (firing a laser gun) Hoping for a quick finish, Helen? Me too.
Helen: Don't make things worse, Adam. Neither of us can be here, we both know it.
Adam: It's only time travel, Helen. What's the worst that could happen?
Helen: Aside from destroying the natural order of history?
Adam: What, by creating a utopia?
Helen: By taking over the world.
Helen: Leave! Right now.
Watson: Not a chance.
Helen: It's my Sanctuary.
Watson: Is it? (Helen arches her eyes) From the moment you walked in here, you've been behaving as if you were visiting someone's grave. It may have been your Sanctuary a long time ago, but not anymore. Business cards made from a substance I can't identify - issued 2010, expires 2015? Weapons that I have never seen or heard of, clothes ... designed for maximum movement and protection.
Helen: I am Helen Ma ...
Watson: Oh, you definitely are Helen Magnus - just not of this era. I'm a ... (taps his head) detective.
Druitt: (holding a knife to past Helen's throat) How dare you question my motives? My ... feelings? You ... You hunt me like an animal. After all we've been through. My heart ... is yours. (screams in rage, impaling the knife in the wall)
Adam: Is that a revolver under your bustle, or are you just happy to see me?
Magnus: Oh, it's a gun. Any last words?
Adam: Well, "Don't shoot!" never seems to work with you.
Watson: You're going out? Where?
Helen: (modern Helen pummels Druitt with a police nightstick, forces him against the wall and puts his own knife to his throat) How does it feel? Cold steel against your jugular? In the hands of someone who knows how to kill you slowly and has the will to do it?
Druitt: (amazed) Helen?
Helen: Are you paying attention? Stay ... away ... from me.
Helen: I never meant to burden you, James. All this knowledge you have to keep secret.
Watson: Oh, I love it, you know that. What, all the deductive reasoning I'll be able to do with the little tidbits you've left me? Oh ... It's gonna keep me occupied for decades if I have that long.
Helen: In my future you do, many of them.
Watson: No, I don't want to know. Far too much information.
Watson: What to do about you?
Helen: I can't be here, James. We both know it. Everything I touch, everyone I meet ... could ruin the future.
Watson: You'd best kill yourself.
Helen: I'm glad we both agree.
Watson: Uh, Helen, suicide? (chuckles) You're so melodramatic.
Helen: Do you have a better idea? I'm trapped here and I've no way home.
Watson: You can always go home. It just might take a little while. It's one of the benefits of your incredibly slow aging. Disappear. Go somewhere ... remote, with limited contact with the rest of the world. Spend the time thinking about ... all the things you've lived through.
Helen: A hundred and thirteen years of seclusion?
Watson: Then you rejoin your timeline just after you've left it. Unless, of course, you're determined to do yourself in.
Helen: A vacation?
Watson: From what I gather, you've ... rather earned one.
Original International Air Dates:
Canada : October 7, 2011 on Space
Australia : November 4, 2011 on SciFi Australia
United Kingdom : April 6, 2012 on Watch
Watson: Time travel is actually possible. H.G. would be ecstatic.
Watson is alluding to H.G. Wells, futurist and author of The Time Machine, a beloved science fiction novella published in 1895. The Time Machine has not only been adapted into a number of feature films, TV shows and comic books; it has inspired countless science fiction writers for generations.
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