T.V. Series Review: Gargoyles Season 2

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Gargoyles Season 2 Summary

Season 2, Episode 1: Leader of the Pack

Dingo, assisted by new Pack member Coyote, who wears a cybernetic suit of armor, break Jackal, Hyena and Wolf out of jail. Fox remains behind as the others escape to exact revenge on the Gargoyles, though Coyote and Wolf vie for the leadership of the Pack, and are shocked to learn who lies behind the mask.

Season 2, Episode 2: Metamorphosis

Geneticist Doctor Sevarius was hired by Xanatos to create replicas of the Gargoyles, but the mutations he’s created are a cross between jungle cats, bats and electric eels. Derek shields Xanatos from an attack and is infected by the Mutate serum, but the Gargoyles raid the facility before Sevarius is complete and he is killed indirectly as a result. However, it is later revealed to have been a ruse to hide Sevarious. Sevarious continues to work for Xanatos in secret.

Season 2, Episode 3: Legion

Coldstone is reactivated, and a program installed by Xanatos causes him to raid a research building and attempt to steal classified information from a computer. But he is infected by a formidable virus which begins to affect his behavior as Goliath tries to get him to join his clan. His mind had been merged with the personalities of two other Gargoyles, and one of them holds a grudge seemingly bigger and more malicious than Demona’s.

Season 2, Episode 4: A Lighthouse in the Sea of Time

MacBeth steals a set of scrolls, supposedly written by Merlin himself. Meanwhile, Hudson befriends a blind writer named Jeffrey Robbins, who teaches the value of reading to the illiterate old warrior. When the gargoyles confront MacBeth for the scrolls, Goliath threatens to burn them; however, Broadway and Hudson convince him and MacBeth though there are no spells in the scrolls (and are instead Merlin’s diary), they contain a magic all their own – “when you read them, they take you there.” Later, Jeffrey finds himself inspired by the news of the scrolls, beginning a new book; the episode ends with Hudson listening in on the beginning of the book, which contains wisdom about books themselves.

Season 2, Episode 5: The Mirror

A magical mirror is stolen by Demona, who frees the mischievous Puck from it; purposely re-interpreting Demona’s wishes, he makes the Gargoyles human and the humans gargoyles. In the chaos, Goliath and the others are able to detain him and send Demona fleeing, but as a gift for the fun he’d had, Puck grants Demona the ability to become human during the day instead of her vulnerable stone sleep.

Season 2, Episode 6: The Silver Falcon

Matt disappears following a lead to the Illuminati. Elisa and Broadway, in traditional noir fashion, investigate his case in order to find him in the clutches of Dracon and his grandfather Dominick, a suspected member of the Illuminati. It turns out, Dominick had been double-crossed by his old partner in crime, Mace Malone, who had disappeared with uncut jewels they stole back in the 20s; unfortunately, Mace left behind a wild goose chase.

Season 2, Episode 7: Eye of the Beholder

On Halloween, the Gargoyles go out into public while Xanatos proposes to Fox, giving her the Eye of Odin as a wedding gift. The gift’s magical properties come to light during the full moon, and she becomes a werewolf that threatens both Xanatos and the general population. Goliath is forced to help Xanatos and realize that even he is capable of true love.

Season 2, Episode 8: Vows

During Xanatos and Fox’s wedding, Goliath, who was asked to be the best man, is attacked by Demona wielding another magical artifact; the Phoenix Gate, which she uses to send herself, Goliath, Xanatos, Fox and Xanatos’ father back in time to Castle Wyvern, where Demona hopes to convince her younger self to betray her mate Goliath and change the future.

Season 2, Episode 9: City of Stone, Part 1

Demona plots with Xanatos to steal one minute of life from everyone in the city, says this is how she’s lived for over 1000 years, but is a lie. The Weird Sisters appear and watch as the spell Demona casts instead turns the humans to stone during the night, allowing Demona to easily dispatch them as she remembers her history, growing old in fear of humans until offered safe haven in a new castle.

Season 2, Episode 10: City of Stone, Part 2

Xanatos and the Gargoyles research a way to break the spell while Demona remembers more of her past, a misunderstanding leading to her betrayal of a king and the creation of the Hunters.

Season 2, Episode 11: City of Stone Part 3

Aged considerably in the past, Demona meets MacBeth and the two make a pact, conjured by a trio of witches to bind their lives together, giving MacBeth’s youth to Demona, while also preventing the two from aging any farther. The only way to break the spell is for one of them to kill the other; which would be hard as they feel each other’s pain when close to one another. Meanwhile, in the present, Goliath is approached by the Weird Sisters offering their help, as a new Hunter tries to kill Demona.

Season 2, Episode 12: City of Stone Part 4

The new Hunter is revealed to be MacBeth, whose story comes to life after a centuries-long betrayal by Demona sets them in a battle that endangers everyone. Meanwhile, the Gargoyles and Xanatos formulate a way to break the spell.

Season 2, Episode 13: High None

MacBeth and Demona work together to free Coldstone’s evil personality to help them to destroy the Gargoyles, while the secret of Demona’s human form during the day is revealed to Elisa as she confronts the two alone during the day. At the end of the story, it is revealed Coldstone was a ruse to steal the Phoenix Gate, the Eye of Odin and the Grimmorum. Right as Demona and MacBeth begin questioning why they’re working together, they are taken away by the Weird Sisters along with the items.

Season 2, Episode 14: Outfoxed

Concerned that Xanatos will sabotage a state-of-the-art flying fortress, Goliath vows to protect it, but is captured by the ship’s owner, Cyberbiotics’ CEO Halcyon Renard, and his assistant Preston Vogel. His morality questioned by Renard, Goliath is forced to admit something about their previous attack on the airship, despite being misled by Xanatos. Also, Fox has some surprising news.

Season 2, Episode 15: The Price

Hudson does not wake from his stone sleep after an attack by MacBeth, who was seemingly destroyed in the fray. Little does Goliath realize that this is just a ruse by Xanatos, who seeks a test subject to a cauldron that is said to make whoever bathes in it live “As long as the mountain stones”. Meanwhile, Hudson proves himself even in his advanced age, a worthy adversary to thwart Xanatos’ plans.

Season 2, Episode 16: Revelations

Matt Bluestone finally gets a lead on the Illuminati that pays off. He finds Mace Malone, Dominic Dracon’s old partner in crime. Mace reveals that the Illuminati has been impressed with Matt’s determination to reveal them and has decided to offer him membership. To prove his claim, Mace reveals that Elisa knows about the gargoyles (thanks to Xanatos, another member); if the information is correct, Matt is to lure a gargoyle to the Hotel Cabal. Elisa introduces Matt to the Manhattan Clan. Matt asks Goliath to help him infiltrate the hotel, believing it may contain proof of the Illuminati’s existence. They both fall into traps, with Matt ending up with Mace and Goliath in a series of death traps. Goliath uses a key for the hotel Mace gave Matt to bypass the traps, forcing Mace to personally attack. Matt intervenes, making Mace lose his key and allowing them to escape; without it, Mace is trapped. Matt is surprised by his old friend from the FBI, Hacker, who reveals himself to be a member of the Illuminati; Hacker gives him an Illuminati pin, stating he fulfilled his role and earned his place in the organization.

Season 2, Episode 17: Double Jeopardy

Mysterious sightings of a gargoyle who looks and sounds like Goliath leads him and Elisa to his clone Thailog, who had been using his three “fathers”, Goliath, Xanatos, and Anton Sevarius, and captures them for their wealth with which to plot human domination. Despite what seems to have been Thailog’s death, Xanatos realizes that since he gave Thailog his ambitions and cunning, there’s always the possibility Thailog had a backup plan to escape. Feeling genuine horror, Xanatos realizes, “I’ve created a monster”; a creature with the strength of a gargoyle and a mind as warped as his own.

Season 2, Episode 8: Upgrade

The Pack receive genetic and technological upgrades to their bodies from Coyote and prove to be more than a match for Goliath, Elisa, Bronx and Hudson, who are captured. Meanwhile, vying for place as second in command, Brooklyn, Lex and Broadway must come up with a plan to free their friends and defeat the Pack.

Season 2, Episode 19: Protection

Elisa is acting strangely, so Goliath and Broadway go to investigate. They discover that gangster Tony Dracon is running a protection racket, and Elisa seems to have joined him. They pretend to join, learning Elisa is undercover to get Dracon arrested. Broadway and Goliath each thwart Dracon’s attempts to extort money, helping gather evidence on his crimes and get him arrested.As a side joke, Broadway enjoys jalapeños throughout the episode, starting the theme of Gargoyles saying “Jalapeña” as an exclamation. Goliath later exclaims “Jalapeña” after trying one in the final scene as the end credits begin to roll.

Season 2, Episode 20: The Cage

Unable to see Elisa suffer with keeping her brother’s condition a secret, Goliath goes to extreme lengths to help Talon and the other Mutates, even kidnapping Sevarius to force him to make a cure. But with the Mutates blaming Goliath for their condition, things get tense.

Season 2, Episode 21: Avalon Part 1

Tom, a young boy from Castle Wyvern, appears in New York now fully grown and asks Goliath for his help in defeating the Archmage, MacBeth, Demona, and the Weird Sisters on the mystical island of Avalon.

Season 2, Episode 22: Avalon Part 2

After learning of the threat of the Archmage, Goliath, Elisa, and Bronx accompany Tom to Avalon and learn what became of their human allies once Goliath joined his clan in stone sleep over 1000 years ago. A series of flashbacks following Hudson’s final mission as clan leader against the Archmage reveals how the Archmage survived and what roles MacBeth and Demona have yet to play into his current attack against Avalon.

Season 2, Episode 23: Avalon Part 3

Discovering that his clan’s rookery eggs had survived and their children are thriving on Avalon, Goliath enlists the children’s help in finding a way to defeat the Archmage, and with their help, resurrects a sleeping King Arthur who resides on Avalon.

Season 2, Episode 24: Shadows of the Past

The magic of Avalon—as the first episode of the “Avalon World Tour” story arc in Gargoyles—sends the travelers: Goliath, Angela, Bronx and Elisa to where they “need to be”, and they land on the shores of the ruins of Castle Wyvern. Goliath becomes possessed by horrific hauntings, and deep underground, the group perilously discovers two souls that had died centuries before that still haunt the place, and have a bone to pick with the gargoyles.

Season 2, Episode 25: Heritage

Arriving in Canada, Elisa is separated from the others and is found by a tribeswoman named Grandmother and Natsilane who is attempting to separate himself from their mythology and a destined battle with the malevolent Raven. As Elisa is being nursed to health, the others meet Raven in the guise of a Gargoyle who claims Grandmother is evil, forcing a confrontation.

Season 2, Episode 26: Monsters

Returning to Scotland, this time at Loch Ness, the world tourists encounter Dr. Sevarius and the Loch Ness Monster. Angela discovers her true parentage from Sevarius as she tries to save Nessie from his experiments and bonds with the youngling.

Season 2, Episode 27: Golem

Arriving in Prague, Goliath, Elisa, and Bronx come across Halcyon Renard, who wants to make himself immortal by transferring his soul into the mythical Golem. With his integrity called into question, Renard must decide whether throwing it away is too high a price to pay for his life.

Season 2, Episode 28: Sanctuary

Arriving in Paris, Goliath and Elisa must put a stop to Demona, currently in her human guise of Dominique Destine, courting MacBeth for marriage. Little do they realize she and Thailog have other plans in mind for him.

Season 2, Episode 29: M.I.A

In London, the World Tourists encounter the London Clan’s gargoyle leaders, who blame Goliath for their comrade’s disappearance decades ago, during the Battle of Britain. With the help of the Phoenix Gate, Goliath travels back to discover what really happened to Griff.

Season 2, Episode 30: Grief

The World Tourists arrive in Egypt, where they encounter a bereaved Emir under the employ of Xanatos seeking to control the death god and child of Oberon, Anubis. Jackal and Hyena oversee the operation and cause trouble for the Gargoyles and Elisa when they try to interfere.

Season 2. Episode 31: Kingdom

While Brooklyn struggles to assert his authority in the wake of Goliath’s mysterious disappearance, Fang conspires to rule over his fellow Mutates in the Labyrinth.

Season 2, Episode 32: The Hound of Ulster

The World Tourists arrive in Ireland. Unbeknownst to them, another of Oberon’s children, the Banshee, is in the midst of distracting a young human named Rory from a powerful secret, but Bronx’s arrival brings it to light. Rory battles the Banshee and aids in the rescue of Goliath, Elisa and Angela.

Season 2, Episode 33: Walkabout

Arriving in Australia, the Tourists must ally with Dingo, Fox and her mother, Anastasia Renard, to stop out-of-control nanobots. Their journey leads Dingo and Goliath on a vision quest in order to confront it.

Season 2, Episode 34: Mark of the Panther

The World Tourists arrive in Nigeria, where Elisa’s mother Diane and a group of storytellers are attacked by poachers. A friend of hers, a man who sought out another of Oberon’s children Anansi to become a panther, fends them off and they discover that every story has a price.

Season 2, Episode 35: Pendragon

Arthur Pendragon and Griff are sent to New York by a magic incantation in a quest to retrieve Excalibur from the Lady of the Lake. They run into Goliath’s clan and get their help, but MacBeth eavesdrops and, seeing the description of the true king in himself, seeks to find the sword first.

Season 2, Episode 36: Eye of the Storm

Goliath and the others arrive in Scandinavia, where Elisa and Angela’s lives are put into peril by Odin, who seeks to claim his eye. Goliath dons the talisman in order to prevent it, but becomes more of a danger to his friends than his enemies by its sheer power.

Season 2, Episode 37: The New Olympians

The world tourists arrive in a hidden city of mythological creatures and Elisa is imprisoned as a direct result of their hatred and distrust of humans by the captain of the guard Taurus, but an even greater danger arises with the shape-shifting Proteus, who tries to escape imprisonment by impersonating Elisa, Goliath and Taurus.

Season 2, Episode 38: The Green

The world tourists arrive in a rainforest in Guatemala, where a clan of Gargoyles capable of resisting stone sleep due to magical talismans fend their temple off from loggers and hired hands Jackal and Hyena.

Season 2, Episode 39: Sentinel

The world tourists arrive on Easter Island and encounter an alien sentry named Nokkar, who is stubbornly convinced that the gargoyles are alien enemies of Earth. Elisa has her memory temporarily wiped by Nokkar, but is still loyal to her friends. This convinces Nokkar of his misjudgment. Elisa convinces Nokkar to make new friends to stand by him as he keeps watch on Earth.

Season 2, Episode 40: Bushido

The world tourists come to a Japanese village where a large gargoyle clan lives harmoniously with the resident humans, except for one who wants to exploit them.

Season 2, Episode 41: Cloud Fathers

The world tourists arrive in Flagstaff, Arizona, where they meet Elisa’s father and younger sister, as well as another child of Oberon, the trickster Coyote.

Season 2, Episode 42: Ill Meet by Moonlight

When Goliath and company return to Avalon, the faerie lord Oberon and his queen Titania return as well after a millennium-long exile. Trouble ensues when Oberon decides to evict the Avalon Clan from his island.

Season 2, Episode 43: Future Tense

Finally released from Avalon’s spell, Goliath, Elisa, and Bronx arrive back in New York, only to discover that 40 years have passed, and many things have changed for the worse. The dystopian future turns out to be an illusion created by Puck. As a precaution, Goliath activates the Phoenix Gate and releases it without a mind to guard it.

Season 2, Episode 44: The Gathering Part 1

Oberon recalls his children to Avalon, but Puck has other plans. Meanwhile, Fox and Xanatos are expecting their first baby with Owen, Anastasia, Halcion Renard and Preston Vougel all present, when Oberon arrives and puts the entire city to sleep. Goliath, Angela, Bronx and Elisa finally return home from their world tour.

Season 2, Episode 45: The Gathering Part 2

The Gargoyles and Xanatos’ resources defend the castle against Oberon’s onslaught. It’s discovered that Anastasia is Queen Titania, which marks potential for their son Alexander to hold magic, and they agree against Fox or Xanatos’ wishes to take him to Avalon for magical training.

Season 2, Episode 46: Vendettas

While Goliath and Hudson battle Wolf from the Pack, who is armed with a battle axe possessed by the spirit of Hakon, another assailant ineptly pursues the two for his own revenge due to the Gargoyles being indirectly responsible for ruining his life from various past events.

Season 2, Episode 47: Turf

The young Gargoyles’ attempts to help Elisa interfere with a gang war (Thomas Broad is attempting to take over Tony Dracon’s territory) is complicated with the males fighting over the right to court Angela.

Season 2, Episode 48: The Reckoning

The Manhattan Clan captures Demona, only to find that they are falling into a trap involving Fang and Thailog’s new gargoyle clones. Meanwhile, Demona finally meets face-to-face with her daughter Angela, and attempts to bond with her.

Season 2, Episode 49: Possession

Xanatos attempts to carry out part of his repayment for the clan’s assistance, but things go dangerously awry when Puck intervenes with possessing Angela, Broadway and Brooklyn with the three spirits that dwelled within Coldstone.

Season 2, Episode 50: Hunter’s Moon Part 1

The Clan finds itself attacked by the current generation of Hunters; Jason, Robyn, and Jon Canmore, all of whom have ties to Elisa, Demona and Xanatos without their knowledge.

Season 2, Episode 51: Hunter’s Moon Part 2

The Clan members reluctantly ally themselves with Demona against the Hunters, only to have their opponents strike hard at them when they are most vulnerable; at home in the clock tower.

Season 2, Episode 52: Hunter’s Moon Part 3

After destroying their home, the Hunters publicly expose the Clan, demonizing them. In the meantime, Demona creates a virus that will wipe out humanity while a mystical gargoyle protects her kind from it. However, a fight between the Hunters and the Manhattan Clan breaks out before she proceeds with her plan, eventually losing the artifact and forcing her to give up on her plans. Two of the Hunters see the errors of their ways by seeing how much the Manhattan Clan is trying to save them, but the third slips into a delusion to avoid guilt over hurting one of his siblings by accident; he vows to continue vengeance.

Gargoyles Season 2 Review

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Another great season going more in depths of the characters while having action, and a mix of modern and history. It was a well done show and should come back.

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