Welcome back Sanctuary fans.
And thanks to the SPACE channel, not only do we get to see it on Friday nights, (check local listings) but we also get to see a repeat of the episode on Sunday twice more. How cool is that? AND, if that doesn’t make you jump for joy, they also post it online for all to see. Yes, you can see full episodes from their website as well. This is why I love the SPACE channel.
Now from this point I should warn you that I may give out spoilers to those of you who haven’t seen the episode yet. If you have, then by all means. Plus, if you feel you need to freshen up your memory as to what happened prior, then you may want to visit the WormholeRiders News Agency website first. That’s where the last episode – INTO THE BLACK is located. Again I wrote up that review as well, when I was still with them. This episode basically continues off from that previous review. Hope you enjoy.
This episode has a bit of everything in it that I’m sure will please everyone. Although, I’m ashamed to say that I didn’t notice that the opening picture is missing someone until I seen this episode. Yes, we are missing Kate Freelander (Agam Darshi). Though, she’s tweeted that she’s had other projects she was committed into doing during the time of the gang getting back together to film season 4. And this episode really helps with her lack of screen time beautifully.
This is also an episode that the Empress herself directed. For those who don’t know, I’m referring to Amanda Tapping. She’s such a talented woman and a great role model for any person of all ages.
I was going to write a point-by-point about what happened during this episode, however, I feel it will get too long and boring. So I’m sticking with points of the show that got me thinking. I know,, dangerous, LOL.
Poor Will (Robin Dunne) is left to try and talk reason with Dr. Lillian Lee (Francoise Yip) the UN woman and the trigger happy lunatic. Yes the same one we had the pleasure of seeing in the finale episode of season 3. With the UN giving General Villanova (Tom McBeath) control of the refugee camp, everything goes from bad to worse in a matter of seconds.
Though, what I did find a nice surprise was when the other heads of the various Sanctuary’s made Will the head one of them all. How cool was that? I wonder if that means he got a pay raise? LOL
With the situation at the camp, Henry ends up having to go there to try and make peace after the trigger happy General fired on one of the 3 masses of abnormals that came from Praxia. Every time I see this character, a quote comes to mind. It was said by Carter from an episode of Stargate SG-1: Foothold. “Maybourne you’re an idiot every day of the week. Why couldn’t you have just taken one day off?” LOL I think it fits nicely in this episode.
Then we have Garvis (David Milchard). Remember him? He was the one who gifted Kate with one of his jewels from his home. Well him I liked. Not because he defended Kate when the others didn’t really want her there, but that he stepped up when things started to become clear as to what was really going on. This I hope won’t be the last time we see him. Though, something tells me that it won’t be, as we find out that Kate is assigned to go with him and work from within. I think they make a cute couple, 🙂
Again, you will get a much more detailed review on other sites. This is just my views. And in saying that, Amanda Tapping done an awesome job with directing. The use of the green screens and the use of the visual effects are always astonishing to say the least. Amanda had directed before, but this one tops the cake, so far.
But with the one thing that I had to actually do the math on, was her new age. She went back in time over 100 years. 113 years to be precise. When she left she was already 159. If memory serves me right. Well with her having to have a 113 vacation, doesn’t that make her 272 years old now?? Damn she looks great. Doesn’t she? Makes ya wonder what she gonna be like when she reaches 1000, LOL
It was funny though, how they came across Helen in the Sanctuary in the first place. Seeing as she was MIA for a few hours. Someone from within the Sanctuary was hacking Henry’s hack. I didn’t think someone was smarter then Henry. I guess Helen has many talents that we are just scratching the surface.
That’s my thoughts for this episode. Please feel free to comment below. Share this post by clicking on one of the buttons below, or you can nab me on twitter.
Until next time. XO