Tin Man

Season 1 Episode 2

Search for the Emerald

1
Aired Weekdays 9:00 PM Dec 03, 2007 on Syfy
8.7
out of 10
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119 votes
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After Cain, Glitch and a mysterious dog rescue DG and Raw from Azkadellia, they must travel to the O.Z.'s southern land that used to be known as Finaqua in search of the emerald.

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  • DG continues her adventure.

    9.5
    DG discovers more about her past. She figures out that Azkadellia is the way she is because of her. After DG and the others find her home, Az and her gang come and capture DG and Raw leaving Glitch on the floor and Cain for dead as Zero shoots him. Cain is alive and Glitch helps him and finds out what saved him. Cain finds his family's home, but his wife has died. Raw says that his son is still alive. Az hires "Toto" to be an inside spy. He is a shape-shifter and helps DG and the others escape, but leaves video of their headings.



    This episode was great! A lot happened! I can't wait to see the ending! I give it a 9.5 out of 10!moreless
  • What's left?

    7.9
    This had to be the most boring section of the series. Nothing really happened that I could figure out other than Cain's son might still be alive and DG is sort of responsible for what happened to her sister.



    This was my concern after watching the first installment. So much happened in that installment that I kept wondering what the show was going to do with the rest of the installments. Still liking Cain the best but Glitch is starting grow on me too. Still not fond of DG -- she just doesn't seem to be that great of a character. I hope the final installment picks up on the action because I had to start this one twice before I got all the way through it.moreless
  • Our journey into the O.Z. continues with more adventures and some enlightenment into DG's mysterious childhood.

    9.8
    In this second foray into the magical realm of the O.Z., the storyline continues with DG searching for answers to her mysterious childhood, her missing mother and the fate of the O.Z. and it's inhabitants. At the conclusion of the first part of Tin Man, DG was captured by Azkadellia' Long Coats along with Raw, Cain (Tin Man) was left sinking to the bottom of the lake, and Glitch was lying unconscious after the mobats had attacked him. This episode opens with Glitch finding and taking care of Cain after he emerges from the water. Raw and DG are imprisoned in Azkadellia's dark castle, where DG meets The Mystic Man once again and he talks to her in riddles about how to find the answers. She tries to get a rat to help her escape her cell, but eventually it's a dog that releases her and they find Raw and run into Cain and Glitch. After the dog helps them to escape the castle, we learn he is a shapeshifter and that his name is "Toto", a nickname given to him by DG when she and Azkadellia were children as she couldn't pronounce his name. He lies and tells her he has been sent by her mother to help her find the emerald and the answers, when in fact it is Azkadellia who has enlisted him to do her bidding. The trip resumes through the woods, eluding The Long Coats and stirring up DG's memories along the way, while Toto leaves little mirrors with videos on them for Azkadellia's mobat, Zorra, to find and deliver.



    At one point, they take refuge with some resistance fighters and are helped to cross a gorge. At this point, Cain learns his family is alive and fighting for the resistance and the man tells him where to find them. We then find out once he gets there that his wife is dead and the son is nowhere to be found. This was a very emotional point in the movie.



    As the trip continues, DG is having more and more memories, about a maze and a swing and a cave. She also remembers that she and Azkadellia were friends, as Azkadellia had told her in part one. She didn't believe her then, but finds out the truth in part two.



    We are left at the end of this episode with DG devastated by the realization of what she had done the day that evil entered into Azkadellia's life. She learns that it was in fact because of her that their bond had been broken, literally.



    I can't wait to see the conclusion to this series. It is proving to be entertaining and very enjoyable. The twists on this remake are wonderfully inventive and quite charming at times, while at others quite silly. I can't wait to see what part three will reveal along character development, storyline and believability.moreless
  • Sci Fi is known for releasing first rate miniseries that push the envelope of you're imagination. Their latest is Tin Man, a bold and original take on the classic Wizard of Oz.moreless

    9.0
    Part 2. went even better then I expected. DG and her friends are imprisoned in the queen's castle while the Tin Man was shot down into a lake of ice. When he wakes up he finds he's a live and in the care of the scarecrow. Now we are introduced to a new character Todo who releases DG. What she doesn't know is that Todo is a man working for the queen as a spy. Soon enough her and her friends meet and resume their journey into the woods. DG learns about her magical abilities and finds a childhood place called the Funaqua. This is where DG learns the horrible truth. As a child, her and her sister were close friends and it was DG's fear that let her sister become host to an evil witch.moreless
Ian A. Wallace

Ian A. Wallace

Rainz

Guest Star

Donny Lucas

Donny Lucas

Vy-Sor

Guest Star

Gwynyth Walsh

Gwynyth Walsh

Emily

Guest Star

Blu Mankuma

Blu Mankuma

Tutor

Recurring Role

Alexia Fast

Alexia Fast

Young Azkadellia

Recurring Role

Rachel Pattee

Rachel Pattee

Young DG

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (2)

    • The famous dog "Toto"'s name is actually the nickname given to DG and Azkadellia's teacher, "Tutor", when they were younger.

    • Goof: At the end of part two, Azkadellia storms away saying she'll pick up DG's trail herself. The next shot shows her releasing more mobats, but she is wearing a completely different outfit. Why would she change clothes if time is so precious?

  • QUOTES (16)

    • Young Azkadellia: We are not supposed to be out here alone. She says there's wild animals in the forest.
      Young DG: Did she say what kind of wild animals?
      Young Azkadellia: Lions and tigers...
      (DG sees a bear not far from them)
      DG: Oh, my!

    • DG: Did it always look so dead?
      Cain: No. This used to be some of the most fertile land in the O.Z. Orchards, nurseries.
      Glitch: Gotta love a good orchard. Full of succulent fruit for all the people to eat. Free, too, if you're a good fence-climber. Mind you, those scarecrows kind of freak me out.

    • Mystic Man: Did you feel that?
      DG: Yeah.
      Mystic Man: They're testing a machine.
      DG: What sort of machine?
      Mystic Man: The complete destruction of the O.Z.

    • Glitch: (to the gang about Toto) This is the man... uh... dog... who helped us escape.

    • Mystic Man: What I can tell you...is that your mother cloaked your memories in magic so that Azkadellia cannot get to them.
      DG: Great. The only thing is neither can I.
      Mystic Man: Yes, you can.
      DG: You know, my mother was really good with the to-do list, she just wasn't so good with the how-to-do lists.
      Mystic Man: She said you must unlock your memories. Your light must brighten a place that is dark...in the south. It's where you'll find a message about your future...and your past.

    • Raw: Your son, Jeb, still lives.
      Cain: No.
      Raw: He lives to honor you. I feel it.
      Cain: You feel too much.

    • Glitch: Did I ever tell you I was afraid of heights?
      DG: You were hanging from the ceiling when I met you.
      Glitch: (screams as the zipline begins to fall) Involuntarily!

    • DG: What's a sunseeder?
      Glitch: I don't know, but it sounds cool.

    • Cain: (after seeing Glitch fight the LongCoats) You're a deep well, Glitch.
      Glitch: It's all about rhythm.

    • (Glitch and Cain are scoping out Azkadellia's palace)
      Glitch: I mean I'm not saying they called me twinkle-toes or anything, but I cut quite a rug.
      (Cain rolls his eyes)
      Glitch: Oh, you can make a face Cain, but it's true. There was a time when I was a fantastic dancer. She may have taken my brains, but rhythm, that comes directly from your...
      Cain: Do you have any bright ideas how to get in there?
      Glitch: I mean, I don't mind taxing my half a brain for DG, but just once I wish that someone would acknowledge me for my rhythm. Which as I was trying to say before I was so rudely interrupted comes directly from the soul.
      (Cain gives him a look)
      Glitch: Sometimes Cain, you make me feel just like those ladies at the dance did. Like I blend right into the wallpaper.
      (Cain spots some LongCoats off on their own and gets an idea)
      Cain: That's a good idea.
      (Glitch realizes the plan)
      Glitch: Wanna dance?
      Cain: I'll lead, you follow.

    • Glitch: You know, you really should do something about that bitter cynicism of yours, Cain.
      Cain: Why? Someone's gotta keep your wide-eyed optimism in check.

    • DG (about the location of the Emerald): I don't remember...
      Azkadellia: DG... my lovely little sister... that was the wrong answer.

    • Azkadellia: (kidnapping DG) I guess I haven't made this much of a family reunion.
      DG: Well I wasn't expecting a picnic.

    • Hank: Had that crazy nightmare last night, huh?
      DG: In Technicolor.

    • Glitch: (while looking at his wanted picture) That is a terrible picture of me.
      Raw: Mhm.

    • Glitch: I'd give my last synapse for a juicy apple.

  • NOTES (1)

  • ALLUSIONS (3)

    • Young DG mentions that young Azkadellia was able to get a tree to throw fruit - this is a reference to The Wizard of Oz during which Dorothy angers some apple trees and they throw fruit at her.

    • DG tells her Dad that she had the dream again, in Technicolor. This is yet another reference to the 1939 movie. Specifically, it refers to how the film went from black and white to color, using Technicolor technology, when Dorothy arrived in Oz.

    • The girls' tutor's name is Toto. This name comes from the Oz stories where Toto was Dorothy's pet dog. This is also shown by the fact that Toto can turn into a dog.

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