SANCTUARY “Animus” Review


SANCTUARY “Animus” Season 3 Episode 6 – This week’s episode of Sanctuary was heavily centered around Henry and his journey to find his people with the occasional break through to Magnus and Tesla trying to crack the code of the “city” sent to Helen by her father.

I am honestly not sure how I felt about this episode. It was interesting to find out that there are more lychens/werewolves/HAPs out there so Henry isn’t the last of his kind. However, the journey in reaching that knowledge felt a bit cliche. A facility that purports to be a safe house for hundreds of lychens thought to be extinct that is really run by a woman set on controlling the lychens at a high cost seemed to echo almost every thriller movie that has been released recently. If you have to give your patients drugs to make them the “monsters” you are claiming that they are, wouldn’t you stop to think that maybe you were wrong? How awful of a person must you be to intentionally give your own kind drugs to make them killers and then randomly unleash them on other patients, and potentially the world, just to keep control over your “family”?

I did like that eventually Henry brought the facility down and that the inmates will be free to go on about their lives. However, I am concerned about all of the drugs in their system. How will they be able to control when they change when the director gave them drugs to make them killers? How will Henry be able to control himself in the future with just one dosage? What exactly made him change back after Erica changed and challenged him? I did like the sexual tension between Henry and Erica and I hope she makes her way to the Sanctuary in the future.

As for the other half of the plot, I do enjoy Magnus and Tesla working together. Their sexual tension must stem from Nicola’s extreme brilliance because he is not that good looking. I thought for sure Magnus was going to hurt him when he made the city shut down, and then the power. At least he found a way to bring it back up and to crack the code. Magnus and Tesla together could probably rule the world. I did wonder once they noticed the weird shaped objects on top of the skyscrapers, why they hadn’t noticed them before. Then again, I didn’t notice them either I suppose. I wonder what Helen’s father is trying to tell them? A diagram of the inner workings of Earth? Is there something they are supposed to find under the surface?

I have found that unless an episode has Big Foot in it, I like it less. However, I cannot say the same for Kate. The only episode I have actually liked her in so far has been The Bank Job. Otherwise, she tends to get on my nerves. Not having her on the show this week made me happy.

What did you think of this week’s epsiode of Sanctuary? Did you think it was as cliche as I did? Did you miss Big Foot or Kate? I cannot wait for next week’s epsiode that looks to be centered around Helen and a 100 year old secret. Intriguing! Share your thoughts about this epsiode of Sanctuary in the comments below.

Follow me on Twitter @danimari