Sanctuary - Episode Guide

Season 1

Sanctuary for All (1)

Episode: 1x01 | Airdate: Oct 3, 2008

Sanctuary for All (1)

The enigmatic Dr. Helen Magnus recruits insightful forensic psychiatrist Will Zimmerman to join her in the quest to track, study and protect the strange and often terrifying creatures that secretly populate our world.

Sanctuary for All (2)

Episode: 1x02 | Airdate: Oct 3, 2008

Sanctuary for All (2)

As Will attempts to help Alexi cope with his abnormality, Helen gets a visitor from her past.

Fata Morgana

Episode: 1x03 | Airdate: Oct 10, 2008

Fata Morgana

Dr. Helen Magnus, her daughter Ashley, and new to the Sanctuary, Dr. Will Zimmerman release three women from a mysterious crypt in Scotland, bringing them back to the Sanctuary for refuge. Unbeknownst to the team, and the women themselves, they have extraordinary powers. And their disappearance does not go undetected by a powerful cabal, resolute on reclaiming what it determines is theirs.

Folding Man

Episode: 1x04 | Airdate: Oct 17, 2008

Folding Man

An investigation into a string of bizarre robberies leads Magnus and Will to a crime ring of thieves who seem to be able to slip between the cracks of the law… literally.

Kush

Episode: 1x05 | Airdate: Oct 24, 2008

Kush

Returning with an abnormal captured in the Himalayas, Magnus and Will are stranded from civilization and aid after their plane goes down in a desolate mountain range. While anxiously waiting for a rescue team, the surviving passengers begin to fall victim to vicious and deadly attacks throughout the night. It becomes chillingly apparent that surviving the cold is the least of their worries and no one, not even Magnus and Will, is above suspicion.

Nubbins

Episode: 1x06 | Airdate: Nov 7, 2008

Nubbins

When a mating pair of cute, furry and seemingly harmless abnormals is brought in for scientific study, the Sanctuary team begins to exhibit some hidden animal attractions for one another.

The Five

Episode: 1x07 | Airdate: Nov 14, 2008

The Five

While leading a covert meeting in Rome, Magnus encounters an old friend from her past who confides that the cabal has come to exact revenge on her for the events in "Fata Morgana."

Edward

Episode: 1x08 | Airdate: Nov 21, 2008

Edward

A young artist with an uncanny ability to draw remarkably detailed pictures from memory may be the key to solving a case surrounding the suspicious death of his abusive father.

Requiem

Episode: 1x09 | Airdate: Dec 5, 2008

Requiem

Magnus and Will investigate a distressing call for help deep below the Bermuda Triangle resulting in a deadly battle to save Magnus's life.

Warriors

Episode: 1x10 | Airdate: Dec 12, 2008

Warriors

Investigating the disappearance of an old college friend, Will finds himself caught in an underground fight club where the combatants are genetically engineered abnormals who fight to the death like modern day gladiators.

Instinct

Episode: 1x11 | Airdate: Dec 19, 2008

Instinct

Magnus and the Sanctuary team attempt to capture a rare and deadly creature - all under the watchful eye of a local news crew.

Revelations (1)

Episode: 1x12 | Airdate: Jan 2, 2009

Revelations (1)

Abnormals in remote regions are subjected to an airborne biological agent that compels them to launch a violent string of murders.

Revelations (2)

Episode: 1x13 | Airdate: Jan 9, 2009

Revelations (2)

The Five, led by Magnus, attempt to find the secret labyrinth in the decimated city of Bhalasaam. Once located, they must complete a series of cryptic tests that can only be achieved using each of their unique powers.

Season 2

End of Nights (1)

Episode: 2x01 | Airdate: Oct 9, 2009

End of Nights (1)

The search for Ashley puts Magnus and her allies in the path of Kate Freelander (Agam Darshi), a con artist with ties to the Cabal who divulges the location of a secret facility.

End of Nights (2)

Episode: 2x02 | Airdate: Oct 16, 2009

End of Nights (2)

Furious at being duped into a trap, Magnus takes on Kate, demanding information and complete access to her Cabal contacts. The Cabal's true agenda is revealed and Magnus realizes that they are not only holding Ashley as ransom to obtain complete control of the Sanctuary Network, but turning her into the ultimate weapon. She might have to choose between saving her only daughter, or losing the Sanctuary and all the lives and secrets within it.

Eulogy

Episode: 2x03 | Airdate: Oct 23, 2009

Eulogy

With chaos all around them, the team must come to terms with how to rebuild after the Cabal's attacks. Magnus takes a methodical approach to prove Ashley is still alive, while Will and Henry take on the daunting task of processing the hundreds of Abnormals who now seek refuge at the Sanctuary.

Hero

Episode: 2x04 | Airdate: Oct 30, 2009

Hero

A superhero is trapped by Magnus, and his lack of finesse affects the team's work. Elsewhere, Will and Declan go on the search for a creature that's loose in the city, after the discovery of an eggshell.

Pavor Nocturnus

Episode: 2x05 | Airdate: Nov 6, 2009

Pavor Nocturnus

A disoriented Magnus wakes up to find the Sanctuary in ruins and the entire city decimated, with no memory of how the devastation occurred.

Fragments

Episode: 2x06 | Airdate: Nov 13, 2009

Fragments

Dr. Helen Magnus fights to save the life of one of the Sanctuary's research scientists who was viciously attacked by a seemingly docile Abnormal. Baffled by the creature's uncharacteristic behavior, Henry tries to figure out what, or who, caused the domesticated Abnormal to react so violently.

Veritas

Episode: 2x07 | Airdate: Nov 20, 2009

Veritas

Will goes up against the heads of the Sanctuary Network to defend Magnus who is charged with a shocking murder. But as the evidence stacks up against her, even Will has trouble finding a way to convincingly defend her innocence.

Next Tuesday

Episode: 2x08 | Airdate: Dec 4, 2009

Next Tuesday

Magnus and Will are called to make a straightforward retrieval of a rare Abnormal off the coast of Louisiana. With a commissioned helicopter, the retrieval is successful and their cargo securely on board. But as the pair starts heading back to the mainland, something causes the unusual sea creature to break loose.

Penance

Episode: 2x09 | Airdate: Dec 11, 2009

Penance

Magnus is reunited with an old friend, Jimmy who is transporting a valuable elemental Abnormal to the Sanctuary for safety. But an underground mob accustomed to cashing in on the Abnormal black market, tracks down Jimmy and his valuable cargo before the delivery is complete. Magnus and Jimmy find themselves in a dangerous shootout, determined to save the Abnormal.

Sleepers

Episode: 2x10 | Airdate: Dec 18, 2009

Sleepers

Magnus and Will investigate a number of inexplicable teenage disappearances. The common denominator in the case seems to be that they all recently spent time at an exclusive rehab clinic in Mexico.

Haunted

Episode: 2x11 | Airdate: Jan 8, 2010

Haunted

The team rescues the occupants of a sinking ship off the coast of South Africa and teleport them to the Sanctuary. However, Magnus suspects Druitt of murdering one of the passengers during the rescue.

Kali (1)

Episode: 2x12 | Airdate: Jan 15, 2010

Kali (1)

The team investigate a murder in Mumbai, and find a connection to the ancient cult of Kali, whose followers can foretell disaster. However, Will falls ill and disappears, and is somehow linked to the mystery.

Kali (2)

Episode: 2x13 | Airdate: Jan 15, 2010

Kali (2)

Will begins to experience strange visions that are connected to the Cult of Kali. Magnus has difficulty with finding the solution to their problems.

Season 3

Kali (3)

Episode: 3x01 | Airdate: Oct 15, 2010

Kali (3)

The Sanctuary team must find and stop Kali before the tidal wave could kill millions. Meanwhile, in Mumbai, Will is still fighting for his life.

Firewall

Episode: 3x02 | Airdate: Oct 22, 2010

Firewall

Will suffers from amnesia regarding the events of his near-death experience, but some unwanted visitors become intent on finding out what is locked in his memory.

Bank Job

Episode: 3x03 | Airdate: Oct 29, 2010

Bank Job

The team goes on a routine mission to retrieve an Abnormal and take it to safety. But the mission becomes anything but routine when they are forced to stage a bank heist in order to protect the public from harm.

Trail of Blood

Episode: 3x04 | Airdate: Nov 5, 2010

Trail of Blood

Nikola Tesla surfaces, sending Helen an SOS from the Colombian Highlands - but Will doesn't think he can be trusted.

Hero II: Broken Arrow

Episode: 3x05 | Airdate: Nov 12, 2010

Hero II: Broken Arrow

Kate gains super-hero-like abilities when an Abnormal attaches itself to her for safekeeping.

Animus

Episode: 3x06 | Airdate: Nov 19, 2010

Animus

Word of a possible werewolf sighting prompts Henry and Will to visit an English psychiatric facility. As they probe a potential connection to Henry's Hyper Accelerated Protean past - and future - Magnus and Tesla investigate the mysterious holographic city.

Breach

Episode: 3x07 | Airdate: Nov 26, 2010

Breach

Magnus responds to an anonymous call for help at an abandoned building. But when she gets trapped inside, she discovers whoever made the call has a very different agenda.

For King & Country

Episode: 3x08 | Airdate: Dec 3, 2010

For King & Country

With Adam on lockdown at the Sanctuary, Magnus investigates his connection to Hollow Earth - and Druitt - while being forced to reveal dark secrets about the chaotic origins of the Five.

Vigilante

Episode: 3x09 | Airdate: Dec 10, 2010

Vigilante

Will takes command of the Sanctuary while Magnus and Druitt search for a critical artifact in London. Knowing that Magnus's only hope for a cure lies in the secret subterranean city, Will ignores her warnings and releases Adam-Hyde in the hope that he will lead them to an access point for Hollow Earth.

Hollow Men

Episode: 3x10 | Airdate: Dec 17, 2010

Hollow Men

Seeking a gateway to the secret subterranean city, Magnus leads a treacherous mission to Tibet - telling a bitter Adam that he must stay behind while promising to bring back a cure for their radiation sickness. Because of their source blood, Magnus insists that Tesla and Druitt stay behind as well, taking the only shield Tesla was able to construct for herself. The hidden city, however, is rigged with deadly security traps - and death awaits the team at every turn.

Pax Romana

Episode: 3x11 | Airdate: Apr 15, 2011

Pax Romana

Magnus is revived to answer Ranna's questions and soon figures out that despite Ranna's efforts the city is in great deal of trouble and the fall of Praxis could also threaten the surface world however Magnus is able to help.

Hangover

Episode: 3x12 | Airdate: Apr 22, 2011

Hangover

Returning home from an overnight trip, Magnus is stunned to find the Sanctuary in a complete and utter shambles - only hours before a scheduled inspection by a UN Security Team. A bruised and battered Henry only adds to the mystery by claiming that he was attacked by Will.

One Night

Episode: 3x13 | Airdate: Apr 25, 2011

One Night

Looking to share a quiet, "normal" evening out with Abby, Will and his date are abducted en route to the restaurant by a desperate gang leader who faces certain death without their help. Then, upon learning the abductor's identity, Magnus suddenly ceases all attempts at rescue.

Metamorphosis

Episode: 3x14 | Airdate: May 2, 2011

Metamorphosis

Will's transformation has him literally climbing the walls.

Wingman

Episode: 3x15 | Airdate: May 9, 2011

Wingman

Will and Henry's double date goes awry when Magnus tasks them with an Abnormal delivery.

Awakening

Episode: 3x16 | Airdate: May 16, 2011

Awakening

Magnus and Tesla investigate a former Praxian stronghold and unintentionally stumble on vampiric secrets.

Normandy

Episode: 3x17 | Airdate: May 23, 2011

Normandy

Discover Magnus' role in a turning point of World War II history.

Carentan

Episode: 3x18 | Airdate: Jun 6, 2011

Carentan

A colleague vanishes amid unexplained disappearances in Normandy, France, where Magnus and her team run into a military blockade during their investigation.

Out of the Blue

Episode: 3x19 | Airdate: Jun 13, 2011

Out of the Blue

Helen and Will find themselves in an alternate reality, living as suburban neighbors, who experience unsettling dreams that disrupt their new careers.

Into the Black

Episode: 3x20 | Airdate: Jun 20, 2011

Into the Black

Receiving word that a large group of Abnormals has been spotted near a South Dakotan cave entrance, Magnus realizes it's the first wave of Abnormals emerging from Hollow Earth.

Season 4

Tempus

Episode: 4x01 | Airdate: Oct 7, 2011

Tempus

Magnus has pursued Adam Worth back to 1898 London to stop him from altering and quite possibly completely destroying the future. As she battles to stop Worth, stay hidden from her past-self, and avoid taking any action that might change the events of history, Magnus must also figure out how to get back to her own present day timeline.

Uprising

Episode: 4x02 | Airdate: Oct 14, 2011

Uprising

As Hollow Earth Abnormals continue to arrive at the surface in droves, Will, Henry, Kate and Bigfoot scramble to prevent all-out war with the Lotus Security Forces. All the while, they are worrying about the whereabouts and safety of Magnus who was last seen heading to Praxis just before the city was destroyed.

Untouchable

Episode: 4x03 | Airdate: Oct 21, 2011

Untouchable

With a government inspector threatening to cut off the Sanctuary's funding, Magnus and Will must explain a mission gone wrong. Meanwhile, Henry has a surprise visitor with some shocking news.

Monsoon

Episode: 4x04 | Airdate: Oct 28, 2011

Monsoon

Magnus flies to a remote island in Africa to meet with the Sanctuary's new top secret advisor, but lands herself in the middle of a deadly hostage situation.

Resistance

Episode: 4x05 | Airdate: Nov 4, 2011

Resistance

The team tracks an аbnormal fugitive, and discovers that Tesla is the head of a secret research lab for a Homeland Security agency that conducts tests on Abnormals.

Homecoming

Episode: 4x06 | Airdate: Nov 11, 2011

Homecoming

Will runs into unexpected trouble and personal revelations on a trip to the Liberian Sanctuary in Monorovia. Meanwhile, Magnus has her hands full when a couple of ne'er-do-well flying Abnormals recruit her help with a questionable scheme.

Icebreaker

Episode: 4x07 | Airdate: Nov 18, 2011

Icebreaker

When a team from the UK Sanctuary gets in trouble on a stranded icebreaker in the Bering Sea, Magnus and Will must figure out who is behind the mysterious happenings at sea.

Fugue

Episode: 4x08 | Airdate: Nov 25, 2011

Fugue

A mysterious abnormal attacks Abby, and Magnus and Will discover there's only one way to communicate with this unusual enemy - through music.

Chimera

Episode: 4x09 | Airdate: Nov 29, 2011

Chimera

Just when Magnus thought Adam Worth was gone forever, she and Tesla become trapped in a virtual Sanctuary, where they are attacked by an avatar of Worth – who is determined to enter the "real" world.

Acolyte

Episode: 4x10 | Airdate: Dec 9, 2011

Acolyte

Kate returns from Hollow Earth with word that insurgents are about to strike an above-ground target – and may have inside help from a trusted member of Team Sanctuary.

The Depths

Episode: 4x11 | Airdate: Dec 16, 2011

The Depths

A quest to capture a legendary Abnormal in Bolivia leaves Will and Magnus injured and trapped in a cave-in, where they confront truths about themselves and their relationship. Henry records video letters to a special someone while working on an invention.

Sanctuary for None: Part 1

Episode: 4x12 | Airdate: Dec 23, 2011

Sanctuary for None: Part 1

Magnus is approached by a notorious leader in Hollow Earth who is looking for assistance in building a new home on the surface for his insurgents, but problems arise when the world's government gets involved. Addison reactivates Will's federal commission.

Sanctuary for None: Part 2

Episode: 4x13 | Airdate: Dec 30, 2011

Sanctuary for None: Part 2

With the new Abnormal Homeland now openly under threat, Henry and Tesla learn that the SCIU weaponized Tesla's work to use against Abnormals. Bigfoot and Kate investigate Caleb's rise to power while Will and Abby look into Magnus' past.

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