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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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...
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.