This season started off pretty slow post-'Kali', but the last few episodes have really put 'Sanctuary' back on track. Okay, where to begin? This was a definite "kitchen sink" episode. There was a lot going on and it would have been better if the writers had focused on one plot point instead of trying to cram a lot of exposition and mythology into one episode. First off, I loved the flashback aspect of the episode in which we learned about Adam Worth's relationship with The Five. I have to say that their justification for excluding him from their research didn't make a whole lot of sense, but I suppose you can chalk it up to the fact that they were young and idealistic. It's all very high school lunch room.Also, I thought it was a brilliant move to knock Magnus off her pedestal. She's always presented herself as the pillar of moral authority; guiding everyone to do the right thing, at the right time, in the right circumstances. She claimed that what she'd done to Adam, as the episode title implies, was for king and country, but in reality she did it for the money.
The Prime Minister essentially blackmailed the other members of The Five into doing what the King wanted, but Magnus was bribed, and that revelation didn't sit well for everyone, especially Will. Magnus can be selfish at times and she justifies her actions by hiding behind the Sanctuary and her research. This episode was very telling and it added a new dimension to Magnus that has always been there, but was previously just below the surface.
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