I have to say that the season premiere of Sanctuary impressed me quite a bit. From on online show, Sanctuary has developed a lot. The show has a lot more money poured into it. Plus, the story is just getting interesting, with Magnus and her acolytes fighting the Cabal.
The premiere impressed me enough to want to write something up for it. I watched all of last season while it was being aired, and I really enjoyed where the end of the season was heading. The Sanctuary is a place where all abnormals can go to seek Sanctuary from the modern world. Abnormals come in all different types, from vampires to Yeti. I know that it sounds a bit stupid, but the show matured well into its new TV format, especially towards the end of last season.
This season is no different. Well, actually it is, but things just keep getting better. We’ve got a dark conspiracy, a kidnapped daughter that’s been brainwashed, and the Sanctuary team trying to right wrongs.
Warning: Spoilers ahead.
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This was a pretty good episode. It lets us discover more about the internal structure of the Sanctuary network. Magnus is in trouble and the Yeti is dead. Things go worse quickly.
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Will is in an uproar. The Big Guy is dead. Will’s friend from security says that all of the evidence points to Helen Magnus as the killer. Two nights before he died, the Big Guy contacted Declan. He told him that she was starting to slip. He was killed by bullets from a 9mm. Magnus’ gun was fired and she had GSR on her coat. His friend says that he is invoking Article 9.
Will talks with Helen. She’s got amnesia. She doesn’t remember what happened this week. She says that someone is trying to set her up.
Will briefs Kate and Henry. According to the Sanctuary Charter set up by Magnus, anytime there is suspicion of wrongdoing, they refer the matter to the other heads of the Sanctuarys. Will and Kate go to the crime scene. Henry is going through her files.
Kate tells him about some emails Magnus sent her to pickup up an abnormal. The address she sent Kate to didn’t exist. Will finds something at the scene. It’s a missing surveillance camera. Henry finds a bunch of brainscans for Magnus that she’s been taking in her files. Will thinks that it’s been planted. The other Sanctuary heads have charged Declan to gather evidence against her. Also, they’ve sent for a triad, a bunch of telepaths that will scan Magnus’ mind. One of them is a hot chick that toys a bit with Will.
Henry finds out that the video has been deleted from the police DB. The police chief deleted it himself. He received an email to delete the file from Magnus. Kate finds out that Magnus bought some kind of red listers from a dealer.
The triad starts questioning Magnus. Will sits in on this, as well as Declan. Magnus gets defensive and paranoid. She isn’t winning anyone over. They stop the session. Emma, the hot telepath, says that they can’t read Magnus’ mind. It’s a jumble. She thinks that Magnus has dementia.
Henry intercepts a message from Declan. He wants to put in charge of the Sanctuary while Magnus is incapacitated. Henry gets the video from the alley from a backup DB. They see the video. It’s of Magnus shooting the Big Guy. She looked straight at the camera.
Scofield, one of the telepaths, informs Will that Magnus has some kind of mental disease. Declan is putting in charge of the Sanctuary. It’s obvious that Magnus is on some kind of drugs. She’s completely paranoid, but manages to take out Will. She also takes out a telepath. It’s not sure if she killed him or not. Henry tells Declan that she left.
Will tells Henry to figure out what is hidden in Magnus’ files. Declan is after something. If one of the telepaths is working with him, they could pull it off. Now that Magnus is gone, he can take his time and comb through her files.
Kate finds Magnus. Henry is going through Magnus’ files and finds something. He calls Will. Will can’t come back to the Sanctuary because the telepaths might figure out what is going on. Declan sees Henry leaving. Henry meets with Will. He says that he found a ghost folder named Big Bertha. He’s pretty sure that Declan is after this. Declan outsmarts them and goes after Will. He finds Magnus and takes her in.
Emma knows what Big Bertha is about. She tells him that it’s heavily classified. She says that some abnormals are too dangerous to be kept alive. Big Bertha could alter the magnetic resonance in her body to cause earthquakes. Magnus caught her and euthanized her. According to the files, she is still alive.
In the files, they locate Big Bertha’s location. Declan tells them that Magnus is dying and that a mercenary team attacked the cargo ship and stole Big Bertha.
Will finds out that the Big Guy isn’t dead. Magnus doesn’t have a disease. Will has Henry make a scan. They find an ozone beetle nesting in her brain stem. That’s what caused the symptoms. It’s because she didn’t want the triad reading her mind.
Will decodes an email that Magnus sent Kate. He finds Big Bertha’s location, somewhere along the African coast.
It turns out that Emma the telepath was after Big Bertha all along. Emma finds a tracking device in the container.
Magnus came up with an idea to flush out a mole in the Sanctuary network. She faked the Big Guy’s death.
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