If you thought Helen Magnus made a shocking play in the first part of the "Sanctuary" Season 4 finale, wait until you see what show does in "Sanctuary for None: Part 2," airing at 9 p.m. Dec. 30 on Syfy.
Star and producer Amanda Tapping said Magnus's latest surprise play is the "final reckoning" for the Sanctuary team.
If you're caught up with events, Will (Robin Dunne) currently is being forced to work with SCIU director Greg Addison (Brian Markinson) while Bigfoot (Christopher Heyerdahl) has decided to remain in the abnormal homeland and team with rebel leader Caleb (guest star Gil Bellows). Henry (Ryan Robbins), Tesla (Jonathon Young) and Kate (Agam Darshi) are sided firmly with Magnus, even though they doubt her move to expose the Sanctuary to the public was wise.
In tonight’s episode, Magnus and Caleb still are struggling to keep the abnormal homeland safe from SCIU and the other human organizations that would see it destroyed. Tapping said it was interesting working with guest star Bellows.
“He is such a Zen and really lovely guy. He is so sweet and he was so happy to be on our set … [but] he plays this dastardly villain you love to hate,” she said. “We’d give each other a hug and then launch into a fistfight, so it was good.”
“Part 2” reveals what Tapping called “the culmination of 113 years of work” for Magnus. It’s also a culmination of everything we’ve seen in Season 4 and provides answers to many questions I’ve had since the season premiere.
“This was an intense season for us,” Tapping said. “We dug a lot deeper this season. There was just so much more to mine.
“I’m really proud of it, so I hope people liked it and I hope everyone has a wonderful holiday.”
Tapping and I talked more about the finale and what it means for the remaining members of the Sanctuary team, so come back after the finale to read that part of the interview.
For now, enjoy this excerpt in which Tapping talked about the high-speed chase scene and Will/Magnus fight scene in Part 1 of the finale.
You’ve done car chases before, but this one seemed a lot more intense, or fast or something. Did you guys do that or did you have Marshall and the stunt folks do it?
A little bit from column A, a little bit from column B.
Was it fun?
Yes, we’re limited in what we’re allowed to do in terms of riding motorcycles and things, although Will (Robin Dunne) did squeal away on the motorcycle and I did a lot of the stunt driving for that stunt pass with the motorcycle and the other cars. I did that and we did actually punch each other, but when Helen squeals away on the motorcycle yeah, nobody would let me do that.
Do you have fun doing the stunts, or is it nerve-wracking?
Yeah, I love it. I've actually done a couple of things on “Sanctuary” where I've gotten to drive and we have all these cool little techniques with cameras mounted on trucks where the truck drives right alongside you and you’re getting messages from the stunt drivers in the other cars on the radio. I tend to get really excited by that. [Laughs.] … I quite enjoy it.