The BEST Episodes of Gargoyles

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Oct 7, 2019

Network: ABC (US)

In Scotland, 994 A.D., the castle Wyvern is guarded by gargoyles, creatures that sleep during the day, turned into stone, and are fearsome warriors during the night. In spite of keeping the castle's inhabitants safe, the gargoyles are not respected nor appreciated by them, except for the Captain of Guard who sees great value and honor in these creatures. After being betrayed by the only human they trusted, most of the gargoyles are killed while sleeping, and out of anger the Magus puts a spell on the surviving gargoyles so they also sleep during the night. In 1994 A.D., the billionaire David Xanatos purchases the castle, moving it to the top of his skyscraper in Manhattan. With the castle above the clouds, the spell is broken and now the Scottish gargoyles live again in a world strange to them. The Clan is still reluctant about trusting humans, but after meeting Elisa Maza they find a reason to befriend humans again.

Awakening (2)

#1 - Awakening (2)

Season 1 - Episode 2

Goliath returns to the castle to find all but a handful of his clan destroyed, and the humans abducted. The gargoyles defeat the Vikings and rescue the captives, but a tragic misunderstanding leaves them cursed to remain stone statues day and night... until a rich 20th century businessman takes an interest in them.

star 8.22
183 votes
Writers: Michael Reaves
Awakening (5)

#2 - Awakening (5)

Season 1 - Episode 5

The Gargoyles attack the data storage facilities, and when they return successful, Xanatos decides they've outlived their usefulness.

star 8.16
118 votes
Writers: Michael Reaves
Hunter's Moon (3)

#3 - Hunter's Moon (3)

Season 2 - Episode 52

The gargoyles survive the blast, but the clocktower is destroyed. Now they have nothing left but vengeance. Meanwhile, Demona makes the last preparations for conclusion of a centuries old plan...

star 8.15
20 votes
Writers: Michael Reaves

#4 - Vows

Season 2 - Episode 8

Xanatos and Fox are getting married, and the groom asks Goliath to be his best man. Unsurprisingly, it turns out to be another of Xanatos's schemes, this time to obtain an piece of an artifact Goliath has - the Phoenix Gate, capable of opening doorways trough time.

star 8.12
48 votes
Directors: Frank Paur
Writers: Shari Goodhartz

#5 - Temptation

Season 1 - Episode 7

Demona convinces Brooklyn that humans and gargoyles can never live together, and asks him to help her show Goliath the same.

star 8.06
89 votes
Writers: Brynne Chandler Reaves
Eye of the Beholder

#6 - Eye of the Beholder

Season 2 - Episode 7

Xanatos proposes to Fox, giving her the Eye of Odin as an engagement present. Soon afterwards, a huge wolf-like humanoid starts appearing throughout the city, devastating everything in it's path while looking for food.

star 8.02
49 votes
Directors: Frank Paur
Writers: Steve Perry
Awakening (1)

#7 - Awakening (1)

Season 1 - Episode 1

In 994, a band of Vikings attack castle Wyvern in Scotland, but are driven back by the gargoyles protecting it. While retreating, they vow revenge... and someone in the castle may just want to help them with that.

star 8.01
239 votes
Writers: Michael Reaves
City of Stone (1)

#8 - City of Stone (1)

Season 2 - Episode 9

While Demona prepares to cast a spell on the entire city through a pirate TV broadcast, she remembers her life after Goliath and the others had been turned to stone by the Magus.

star 8.00
48 votes
Directors: Frank Paur
Writers: Brynne Chandler Reaves, Lydia C. Marano

#9 - Reawakening

Season 1 - Episode 13

Concluding that science or sorcery alone are not enough to stop the gargoyles, Demona and Xanatos try combine the two, rebuilding a gargoyle from the rubble left at the castle and filling out the rest with cybernetics.

star 7.99
76 votes
Writers: Brynne Chandler Reaves
Awakening (4)

#10 - Awakening (4)

Season 1 - Episode 4

Elisa and Goliath are ambushed in the park by a group of commandos. They try to escape, but dawn comes and Goliath turns to stone, leaving Elisa having to lead the pursuers away alone. Upon Goliath's return to the castle, Xanatos reunites him with and old 'friend'. The Gargoyles accept to help Xanatos retrieve his stolen disks from Cyberbiotics.

star 7.96
123 votes
Writers: Michael Reaves
The Mirror

#11 - The Mirror

Season 2 - Episode 5

Demona steels a magical mirror to summon an elf named Puck, and forces him use his magic against Goliath and the humans. The result is however not quite what she had in mind.

star 7.93
57 votes
Directors: Frank Paur
Writers: Lydia Marano
Deadly Force

#12 - Deadly Force

Season 1 - Episode 8

Broadway accidentally shoots Elisa with her gun. Wrecked by regret, he takes her to the hospital and then goes off on his own to take his frustration out on an criminal he can find. When the others hear, they assume it was the work of a gangster Elisa was investigating, and set out to take him down - permanently.

star 7.93
85 votes
Writers: Michael Reaves
Awakening (3)

#13 - Awakening (3)

Season 1 - Episode 3

Not satisfied with Xanatos's explanation, detective Maza decides to take a look around the castle by herself. Xanatos wants the Gargoyles help in retrieving the stolen data.

star 7.90
145 votes
Writers: Michael Reaves
Future Tense

#14 - Future Tense

Season 2 - Episode 43

Luck seems upon the company, as they spot the statue of liberty through the mists. But the New York the see is not the one they left... It is a devastated ruin controlled by Xanatos's robot sentries.

star 7.88
26 votes
City of Stone (3)

#15 - City of Stone (3)

Season 2 - Episode 11

While Xanatos works on breaking the spell, the story of MacBeth continues, as the lord is forced to take up arms against his brother, the King, when the Weird Sisters prophesies his ascension to the throne of Scotland.

star 7.88
52 votes
Writers: Lydia Marano, Brynne Chandler Reaves
Long Way to Morning

#16 - Long Way to Morning

Season 1 - Episode 11

Demona forces Goliath into a confrontation, wounding him badly and leaving Hudson having to protect him until dawn... A situation that reminds the old gargoyle of a mission he led over a millennia ago to recover a book of spells from the Archmage necessary to save the poisoned Prince.

star 7.87
79 votes
Writers: Brynne Chandler Reaves
City of Stone (4)

#17 - City of Stone (4)

Season 2 - Episode 12

The plan to end the spell is sent into motion, but Demona make preparations to stop it. In the past, MacBeth must decide if his alliance with the gargoyles is worth a war with England.

star 7.87
48 votes
Writers: Lydia Marano, Brynne Chandler Reaves
A Lighthouse in the Sea of Time

#18 - A Lighthouse in the Sea of Time

Season 2 - Episode 4

An archeological dig uncovers a set of scrolls, believed to contain Merlin's spells. Macbeth sends his mercenaries to try to capture the scrolls, but the gargoyles manage to stop them, getting separated from Hudson and Broadway in the process, both having one of the two scroll containers.

star 7.87
53 votes
Directors: Frank Paur
Writers: Brynne Chandler Reaves, Lydia Marano
City of Stone (2)

#19 - City of Stone (2)

Season 2 - Episode 10

The gargoyles awaken to find nearly all of the inhabitants of New York turned to stone. Nearly a thousand years before, a young man named MacBeth must decide how much he's willing to sacrifice for love.

star 7.87
53 votes
Writers: Brynne Chandler Reaves, Lydia Marano
The Silver Falcon

#20 - The Silver Falcon

Season 2 - Episode 6

Matt disappears while looking into his pet obsession - the Illuminati, and Broadway insist in tagging along when Elisa investigates.

star 7.82
50 votes
Directors: Frank Paur
Writers: Cary Bates
Enter MacBeth

#21 - Enter MacBeth

Season 1 - Episode 9

As Xanatos is about to get out of prison, he wonders what to do about the Gargoyles. As luck would have it, he is contacted by a stranger calling himself MacBeth who offers to take the creatures off his hands.

star 7.82
83 votes
Avalon (2)

#22 - Avalon (2)

Season 2 - Episode 22

Goliath, Elisa meet with Katherine, and the Mage. They're under attack from the Archmage, Demona, MacBeth, and 3 of Auberon's children. Elisa knows they'll need more allies in the up coming fight. She goes to wake a human whose been on the island for a long time.

star 7.82
38 votes
Writers: Lydia Marano

#23 - Revelations

Season 2 - Episode 15

Matt's investigations bring him in contact with the Illuminati, and he is offered membership... If he can get them a gargoyle.

star 7.76
42 votes
Directors: Frank Paur
Writers: Cary Bates

#24 - Legion

Season 2 - Episode 3

Coldstone is reactivated, but some sort of virus begins to affect him 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.

star 7.76
57 votes
Directors: Frank Paur
Writers: Marty Isenberg, Robert N. Skir
Leader of the Pack

#25 - Leader of the Pack

Season 2 - Episode 1

A mysterious masked man, who calls himself Coyote, breaks the Pack out of prison. He appoints himself leader and all together set a trap for the gargoyles. Lexington's anger towards the Pack blinds his judgment and puts himself and the clan at risk.

star 7.75
60 votes
Directors: Frank Paur
Writers: Steve Perry