Quick Take: Sanctuary “Sanctuary for None Part 1”
“You call them monsters; I call them abnormals.” - Helen Magnus
Review: Sanctuary “Sanctuary for None Part 1”
(S0410) After dealing with abnormal terrorists most of this season, Helen Magnus (Amanda Tapping) makes a dire choice. She teams up with an abnormal rights leader to create a “zone” so that abnormals can co-habitate with humans. Will (Robin Dunne) regards the plan as insane. The abnormals are coming out of the metaphorical closet and humanity is terrified. And the government? Let's just say they don't think that co-habitation is possible.
This first part of the season finale ignites a light of hope in the hearts of Sanctuary's many critics. I have stated before that Sanctuary may not appeal to “hardcore” science fiction fans due to its safe approach to drama and storytelling. The series avoids lavish science fiction battles and tries to evade the use of abundant special effects. They most pursue this method to save money. Now all that saving is paying off. The promo for part two shows a lot more action and some flashy effects. With all the hype I'm working up, you might wonder whether or not the finale is worth seeing.
For a fan, the finale is totally worth seeing. I love how Sanctuary isn't afraid of “turning points” or changes in the series. Most TV still plays it safe. Sanctuary doesn't. Whereas “Law and Order SVU” just changed the Stabler-Benson pair we've known for years, Sanctuary has been changing its roster since season two. It's like that time in the 1980's “Uncanny X-men” comics where Magneto was in charge of Xavier's school. It was a big change for a long running series, and though it wasn't permanent, it certainly didn't inspire people to burn their comics. What Sanctuary is attempting is along the same lines.
Sanctuary is reaching new horizons with its novel take on crypto-zoology and it's improving all the better. So Sanctuary fans, are you wanting to watch the finale? Because I am. Let's just hope all these supposed changes really do stick.