The Best Episodes of Gargoyles

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 8.21
143 votes
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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 8.21
86 votes
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Temptation

#3 - 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 8.13
68 votes
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Eye of the Beholder

#4 - 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 8.13
38 votes
Directors: Frank Paur
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Reawakening

#5 - 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 8.11
55 votes
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Vows

#6 - 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 8.11
37 votes
Directors: Frank Paur
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Deadly Force

#7 - 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 8.02
63 votes
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Awakening (1)

#8 - 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 wow revenge... and someone in the castle may just want to help them with that.

star 8.02
192 votes
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Enter MacBeth

#9 - 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 8.00
63 votes
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Hunter's Moon (3)

#10 - 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 8.00
12 votes
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City of Stone (4)

#11 - 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 8.00
33 votes
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Future Tense

#12 - 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 7.95
19 votes
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Awakening (4)

#13 - 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 7.95
92 votes
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Awakening (3)

#14 - 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 7.92
106 votes
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City of Stone (1)

#15 - 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 7.92
36 votes
Directors: Frank Paur
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The Silver Falcon

#16 - 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 7.90
38 votes
Directors: Frank Paur
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The Price

#17 - The Price

Season 2 - Episode 15

MacBeth throws a magic powder at Hudson, and the next night the old gargoyle remains stone while the others wake up...

star 7.90
30 votes
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Long Way to Morning

#18 - 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 7.89
61 votes
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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
40 votes
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Avalon: Part One

#20 - Avalon: Part One

Season 2 - Episode 21

The police find a strange man in with a sword and full suit of armor walking around the city... looking for a gargoyle named Goliath.

star 7.86
28 votes
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The Edge

#21 - The Edge

Season 1 - Episode 10

Xanatos donates jewel of his - the Eye of Odin - to the city's museum. Then he has one of his robot gargoyles steal it back, framing Goliath.

star 7.81
52 votes
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Upgrade

#22 - Upgrade

Season 2 - Episode 18

After the Pack is beaten by the gargoyles for the umpteenth time, Xanatos offers them new and improved cybernetic / gene-spliced bodies.

star 7.81
26 votes
Directors: Frank Paur
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City of Stone (3)

#23 - 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 7.78
37 votes
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Outfoxed

#24 - Outfoxed

Season 2 - Episode 14

Cyberbiotics launches a new air fortress, and suspecting Xanatos might try something, Goliath follows it closely. But the owner is waiting for him, wanting revenge for the destruction of the previous craft.

star 7.73
30 votes
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A Lighthouse in the Sea of Time

#25 - 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 7.72
40 votes
Directors: Frank Paur
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