Sanctuary

Monday, 12 October 2009, 10:00PM – 11:00PM

Dr. Helen Magnus (Amanda Tapping) continues her desperate search for her daughter, Ashley (Emilie Ullerup), who is still held prisoner by the Cabal.

Together, Magnus and John Druitt (Christopher Heyerdahl) interrogate their most elusive contacts around the globe in an attempt to find her and make sense of the Cabal’s plan.

Since being captured by the Cabal a few months before, Ashley has been undergoing a series of injections and tests resulting in a formidable and alarming transformation. Unbeknownst to the Sanctuary team, her painful and dangerous mutation sets in motion the next phase of the Cabal’s destructive mission.

When highly classified information is stolen from a top-secret Interpol location, Magnus is alerted. Will Zimmerman (Robin Dunne) investigates and is surprised to see that it is Ashley on the security tapes pulling off the heist single-handedly. Relieved in part that Ashley is at least still alive, Magnus, Will, Druitt, Henry (Ryan
Robbins) and Tesla (Jonathan Young) gather to make sense of this latest development and plan their next steps to bring her home.

Will finds a connection between the stolen Interpol information and an old case that involved genetic manipulation of five young orphans. Not yet sure how the pieces fit together, the team knows they need to locate the now adult orphans and keep them
from the Cabal. Will and Magnus locate the one remaining test subject not yet captured by the Cabal, and visit his home to bring him to the safety of the Sanctuary. They are greeted at the
house by a young woman who seems willing to accommodate them. But they quickly realize they’ve been tricked by a quick talking con-artist who is making a fast get away along with their rescue target. Will and Magnus make a swift pursuit. After a dangerous car chase, they corner the woman and force her from her van at gunpoint.

While they were able to capture her, she has somehow eluded them with the cargo and the ‘orphan’ is gone, undoubtedly en route to the Cabal.

In an angry interrogation, Magnus learns they are dealing with Kate Freelander (Agam Darshi), a thief-for-hire with connections to the Cabal. She’ll work for whatever side pays her the most and has made a good living eluding authorities and getting what she wants. Despite being under Henry’s watchful eye, she is able to make her escape. There’s no mistaking she’s good at what she does.

Feeling temporarily defeated, the team heads back to the Sanctuary to piece together the new information they have gathered. They start making connections between the orphans, Ashley’s disappearance and the Cabal’s mysterious ultimate goal.
Kate, meanwhile, makes contact with Cabal leader Dana Whitcomb (Lynda Boyd), demanding payment for her work. But Dana has no intention of paying Kate what she’s owed. In fact for allowing herself to be caught, albeit temporarily by Magus, Kate
realizes she is now an enemy of the Cabal and her life is in immediate danger.

Wounded from a violent clash with Cabal agents, Kate is forced to seek refuge at the Sanctuary. Magnus treats her injuries, but shows her no patience and presses for more information on the Cabal and Ashley’s whereabouts. Aware that she is no longer safe outside of the Sanctuary, Kate relents and gives them the location of one of the Cabal’s facilities. The team quickly assembles to infiltrate the location in the hope of bringing Ashley home. Teleported there by Druitt, they instead find themselves in a completely empty
warehouse. Suddenly, Ashley appears. But she’s not the Ashley they know. Void of any emotion, she goes on the attack and the team realizes that they are dealing with a force far more powerful than they could have ever imagined. About to be killed the new Super Abnormal Ashley, they quickly retreat and teleport back to the Sanctuary. They now painfully understand that this “new” Ashley is under the control of the Cabal and is the pivotal force behind their catastrophic plan to bring down the Sanctuary
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Monday, 5 January 2009, 9:00PM on ITV4

After being ambushed at the Cabal’s weapons facility, Ashley (Emilie Ullerup) and Henry (Ryan Robbins) find themselves separated and restrained, unaware of the other’s whereabouts or safety.

Tied to a chair on an electrically charged floor, Ashley meets Dana Whitcomb (Lynda Boyd), who reveals that the worldwide release of their devastating bio-chemical agent will go ahead as intended, in spite of their attempts to impede the plan.

In a separate room surrounded by Cabal medical personnel, Henry pleads for answers from his captors while strapped to a gurney and hooked up to monitoring equipment. While surgeons methodically work around him, one doctor reveals that they intend to chemically induce his natural transformation into his alter-ego – a predatory life-form – permanently.

Magnus (Amanda Tapping), Will, (Robin Dunne), and Druitt (Christopher Heyerdahl), along with Dr. Watson (Peter Wingfield) and Clara (Christine Chatelain) continue their trek through the overgrown wasteland that was once the beautiful city of Bhalasaam. It is here that they hope to retrieve the Source blood – their one defense against the effects of the Cabal’s pending bio-chemical attack.

They know that the last remaining vial of Source blood has been safely protected in the labyrinth under the city, hidden by Magnus’s father Gregory. But with the city decimated around them, they become acutely aware that finding the entrance to the labyrinth now seems nearly impossible. In addition, they are still missing one member of The Five. Without Nikola Tesla’s presence, they are unlikely to complete the tests that are requisite to retrieving the vial.

Magnus, Druitt and Clara prepare to head back to the Sanctuary, feeling temporarily defeated. But Will and Watson convince them to stay, certain that they can reconstruct in their minds, what was once the thriving metropolis before them, and therefore find the entrance to the Hall of Records and the labyrinth beneath.

Using their combined intellect, Will and Watson decipher the location of ancient city’s hub and main thoroughfare. From this, they establish where the Hall of Records would have been located a century before.

Arriving at their determined coordinates, the team moves away the ruined masonry, overgrown with decades of moss. Just as they suspected, they uncover a passageway with secret access to the central rotunda below.

As they descend into the shadowy cavern, Magnus explains the lore of the ancient vampires who, at one time, retreated to this hidden city to protect their advanced technology and superior knowledge from their enemies.

As she speaks, a voice responds from the darkness. The group is astonished to see Nikola Tesla (Jonathan Young), the elusive fifth member of The Five, who has been furtively waiting for their arrival in the labyrinth.

They all gather at the center-point of the tunnels where they receive instructions for five challenging tests geared specifically to each of their special gifts. One mistake in judgment or calculation will result in deadly consequences for them all.

While The Five, along with Will and Clara, attempt to overcome the challenges set before them, Ashley and Henry struggle to hold their own against the Cabal in the weapons facility.

But it’s Watson, with time running out, who suspects that they are still missing a key element in defeating the Cabal in this battle. Both Magnus and Will manage to discover the Cabal’s true agenda, but they are too late to stop their plan from becoming a reality.

Monday, 29 December 2008, 9:00PM – 10:00PM on ITV4

At the Sanctuary, Magnus (Amanda Tapping) briefs the team on a series of attacks in which abnormals are viciously assaulting humans. The unprovoked pattern of violence seems to follow the air stream indicating an airborne virus or biological agent that seems to incite aberrant behavior. The team is not certain however, if this is a naturally occurring event or intentional biological warfare.

Magnus isn’t the only one who recognizes the seriousness of the situation. Before long, an unwelcome John Druitt (Christopher Heyedahl) arrives at the Sanctuary with information that the Cabal is behind the infectious outbreak of violence. At the same time, Magnus is contacted by Dr. James Watson (Peter Wingfield), another member of The Five and head of the UK Sanctuary, with further substantiation of the Cabal’s involvement.

Both Druitt and Watson bring evidence of the agent for Magnus to examine. Although now exposed themselves to the potential cause of the outbreak, Magnus, Druitt and Watson do not appear to be affected. Magnus deciphers that they are likely protected by an antigen found only in the blood of The Five.

It stands to reason, then, that if the blood of The Five renders them immune to the deadly pathogen, then the Source blood from which they were all injected may be the key to protecting other abnormals from the disease.

But the only remaining vial of Source blood has been hidden and protected by Magnus’s father in a labyrinth under the lost city of Bhalasamm in India. There, five keys are concealed, each retrievable only by the unique powers of The Five. This was his failsafe way to ensure that the precious and powerful blood could never fall into the wrong hands. However, the only way to retrieve the keys and therefore the blood is for The Five to seek it together.

Although Magnus, Druitt and Watson are already gathered, the team has no way of finding the two remaining members of the group. After her last encounter with Nikola Tesla (Johnathan Young) in Rome, Magnus is unsure if he is even alive. And the fifth member of the elite group, Nigel Griffin, died half a century ago.

Knowing that her father always planned one step ahead, Magnus is convinced of the stringent measures he applied to allow for such an event. She explains to the team that it is not each original member of The Five that they need for this task, but rather, each of their unique powers. Understanding this, they realize they must find someone who also possesses Griffin’s special gift his own daughter.

Henry (Ryan Robbins) is able to locate the last known address for Griffin’s daughter Anna. However, he also discovers she passed away three years ago. There is evidence to suggest that she may have faked her own death so Druitt and Will (Robin Dunne) set out together to find some answers in the hopes of bringing Anna – and her critical gift – back to the Sanctuary.

Ashley (Emilie Ullerup) and Henry, meanwhile, are convinced that assembling The Five is taking too much time while the Cabal continues to prepare its assault. They propose a visit to the Cabal’s weapons factory where they can shut down the operation at its heart. Without the specially designed dispersal device, the Cabal has no means of spreading the infection.

Although reluctant to let her daughter go on such a dangerous assignment and worried about Henry being able to handle the task with such little field experience, Magnus agrees nonetheless, realizing they need a back-up plan in case they are indeed unable to retrieve the Source.

As the Sanctuary team prepares for their missions, their suspicions are confirmed; the first outbreak of abnormal violence was just a trial run. In three days, the Cabal intends to initiate an attack that will be catastrophic for the delicate balance between abnormals and normals, and threatens to reshape the world as we know it.

Monday, 22 December 2008, 9:00PM – 10:00PM on ITV4

Hungry for their first exclusive on-air story, local news reporter Amy Saunders (Rekha Sharma) and camera operator Zach Spencer (Matty Finochio) arrive at a shipping warehouse where three people have been brutally attacked and killed by a mysterious creature. While the police and port authorities work out how to best handle the situation, Amy and Zach slip inside the evacuated building, determined to expose whoever or whatever, is wreaking havoc.

Unfortunately, they have no idea what they’re really up against. With the camera rolling, it doesn’t take long before the inexperienced Amy and Zach find themselves face to face with the horrific and powerful creature.

Magnus (Amanda), Will (Robin Dunne), Ashley (Emilie Ullerup) and, Henry (Ryan Robbins) gain access to the warehouse just in time to intercept the creature’s imminent attack on Amy and Zach.

Although grateful for the team’s life-saving rescue, Amy refuses to leave, insisting that she and Zach are staying to shoot more footage of the creature – her ticket to network respect and an ambitious promotion.

Although the team is more than wary about having their work captured on video, Magnus agrees nonetheless to let them stay in order to have the creature documented for future research.

On his first real field mission with the team, Henry is keen to impress and diligently sets up a “shock web” as a first attempt to impede the creature. The electrical force will stun the deadly abnormal long enough to get it back to the Sanctuary alive.

But remarkably, 100,000 volts proves no match for the creature who, although now really ticked off, survives the electrifying burst of energy.

They have limited time before the police send in a SWAT team who will undoubtedly thwart their chances of saving the creature. Realizing they cannot take it by force, they decide their best chance is to outwit it. But the creature proves it possesses more than just brawn when it cuts the power to the building leaving the team literally in the dark.

With their window of opportunity closing, Will and Ashley uncover a shipping container housing precious cargo. When Magnus sees the contents, she enacts a plan that just might distract and slow the creature.

While Zach films the whole operation, Amy realizes that her big scoop is less about the creature and more about the secretive monster hunters of the Sanctuary. But if her story hits the evening news, the Sanctuary and everything Magnus has worked towards, will be threatened.

Monday, 15 December 2008, 9:00PM – 10:00PM on ITV4

Will (Robin Dunne) receives a call from the wife of a college friend who needs his help finding her missing husband, Danny (Byron Lawson). Enlisting Magnus (Amanda Tapping) and Ashley (Emilie Ullerup), Will and the team follow a lead to an abandoned factory hoping to find a clue to his whereabouts.

The warehouse is void of any activity, but they all sense that something suspicious has been taking place. Dried blood on the floor and evidence of epinephrine lead them to suspect that the space serves as an underground training facility or fight ring. But before they can gather more information, they hear a clatter from a shadowy corner of the room.

Pulling her gun, Magnus approaches the sound and is astonished to find herself looking face to face at a man she is convinced is none other than her father and mentor Gregory…although the roguish man who calls himself Charlie vehemently disagrees. Reluctantly, he accompanies the team back to the Sanctuary where Magnus continues to press him for information about the fight ring and who might be behind it. All the while, she tries to fathom how this man could possibly look so much like her deceased father, yet behave so differently than the medical pioneer she loved and revered.

Magnus examines the blood samples retrieved from the warehouse and concludes that abnormals are definitely connected to the case. She also confirms that Will’s friend Danny has been genetically altered and is now among the abnormals whose blood was shed in brutal hand-to-hand combat. The team agrees that finding the location of the next fight is key to finding Danny.

Later, Will gets a secretive phone call with news that the site of the next fight has been determined, but his informant won’t reveal the location over the phone. Will agrees to meet in person, however he quickly regrets his impatience when, caught off guard, he is shoved into a van, drugged and whisked away.

Bleary, he awakens long enough to become alarmingly aware that this is no ordinary fight club and realizes he is being groomed to go into the ring himself. What he doesn’t know, is how his captors intend on making certain he is well prepared for the fight of his life.

Monday, 8 December 2008, 9:00PM – 10:00PM on ITV4

Responding to a distress call from a peaceful abnormal species deep below the Bermuda Triangle, Magnus (Amanda Tapping) and Will (Robin Dunne) set out on a short underwater mission to investigate. While sending out specialized sonar signals to elicit a response from anyone who might be within range, they discover a grizzly massacre of the half-human abnormals who once lived in the waters.

Bewildered by who, or what, could cause such devastation upon a peaceful species, Magnus retrieves one of the creatures from the water to take back to the Sanctuary for examination, hoping it will shed some light on what could have occurred.

Magnus and Will begin their ascent. Still a little in awe of Magnus and all she has seen and done, Will seizes the opportunity to learn more about her adventures and acquaintances over the years.

As Magnus checks the submarine’s rate of ascent, she experiences a painful twinge that rapidly increases in intensity. From his bunk, Will hears a crash and rushes to find Magnus collapsed on the floor in excruciating pain. Wracked by inexplicable pressure from the ascent, she demands they take the sub deeper as the only way to alleviate her agony.

Once stabilized, Magnus and Will run blood tests in an attempt to determine what is causing her inability to withstand the ascent, but before long, she starts feeling dizzy again. Through the pain, Magnus becomes uncharacteristically aggressive and orders Will to take them deeper. They both know that the sub can only sustain a mid-range depth before crushing under the pressure… and killing them both.

With time an imminent threat, they are shocked to find a hostile parasite that is rapidly taking over Magnus’s body and mind.

Knowing that ascending will surely kill Magnus and descending will ultimately kill Will, they are faced with an impossible dilemma: find a cure for Magnus’s deadly condition, or sacrifice her as the host.

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