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Long Way to Morning is the eleventh episode of Gargoyles.


Regular Cast

Guest Cast


Hudson is plagued by memories from 984 AD, when Prince Malcolm was poisoned. In the present day, Goliath is shot and grievously injured, but Hudson won't leave him behind, even as they are both hunted by Demona.


  • It is revealed that Hudson is not just Goliath's mentor. He is also his predecessor.
  • Princess Katharine's father, Prince Malcolm, is introduced.
  • It is revealed that, though Prince Malcolm was a friend to the Wyvern Clan, he told Katharine horror stories about them, which may be the source of her later prejudices'.
    • Her blaming them for her father's condition may have also contributed.
  • This episode follows a similar trend to that previously set by The Thrill of the Hunt, Temptation, and Deadly Force, in which Goliath is primarily partnered with one member of his clan, in this case Hudson.
  • This episode introduces the Archmage, who will become a more serious adversary in Avalon.
  • This episode revealed the source of the damage to Hudson eye. It was an injury inflicted by the Archmage.
    • Curiously, the injury did not properly heal, even after stone hibernation, which has been noted to have rejuvenating affects, suggesting that there are limits to the ability.



Memorable Quotes

  • Goliath: [Goliath is wounded. He and Hudson are facing Demona. speaks weakly] You... can't... face her.
  • Hudson: I can face her. I just can't beat her.
  • Goliath: Thank you for keeping me alive, Hudson. There's no one else I'd rather have at my side.
  • Hudson: [slight chuckle] I'd forgotten that for a time. [slight scoff] I thought my warrior days were over.
  • Goliath: Nonsense! There are *years* of fighting left for you.
  • Hudson: Aye, now there's something to look forward to.
  • [They both laugh and glide off]

  • [Flashback]
  • Hudson: It is time for me to step down, and for you to lead.
  • Goliath: It was your skills that led us to the Archmage. I cannot take command *now*!
  • Hudson: It's time, my friend. [puts his hand on Goliath's shoulder]
  • Goliath: Then I will. But only if you stay by my side. I will need your wisdom to guide me.

  • Broadway: We've got to stop her.
  • Goliath: Yes. But how? We cannot lock her up here, and I will *not* discuss the alternative!

  • Hudson: Give it up, girl. You can't win.
  • Demona: I'm smarter, stronger and I'm younger than you! Your pride will cost you your *life*!
  • Hudson: But I know something you don't. Something that only comes with age. I know how to wait.
  • [the sun rises and they turn to stone]

  • Demona: [as she's fighting Hudson] I would have ended this quickly! But now you'll suffer!

  • Brooklyn: What's Demona's game this time?
  • Goliath: I don't know. But we're going to find out.
  • Elisa Maza: But I'm okay. You don't have to go! You know it's a trap!
  • Hudson: If he doesn't go now, Demona will know her plan failed. She'll come after you again.

  • [Flashback]
  • Demona: [angrily] I don't know who the bigger fool is? Him for leading, you for following, or me for not leaving you both.
  • Demona: You can run, but you can't hide. In fact, you can't even run.

  • Goliath: It's hopeless, Hudson. Save yourself.
  • Hudson: Hear me, lad. We go together, or we don't go at all.

Episode Guide

Season 1 Season 2 Season 3

  1. Awakening
  2. Awakening, Part Two
  3. Awakening, Part Three
  4. Awakening, Part Four
  5. Awakening, Part Five
  6. The Thrill of the Hunt
  7. Temptation
  8. Deadly Force
  9. Enter MacBeth
10. The Edge
11. Long Way to Morning
12. Her Brother's Keeper
13. Reawakening

  1. Leader of the Pack
  2. Metamorphosis
  3. Legion
  4. A Lighthouse in the Sea of Time
  5. The Mirror
  6. The Silver Falcon
  7. Eye of the Beholder
  8. Vows
  9. City of Stone, Part One
10. City of Stone, Part Two
11. City of Stone, Part Three
12. City of Stone, Part Four
13. High Noon

14. Outfoxed
15. The Price
16. Revelations
17. Double Jeopardy
18. Upgrade
19. Protection
20. The Cage
21. Avalon, Part One
22. Avalon, Part Two
23. Avalon, Part Three
24. Shadows of the Past
25. Heritage
26. Monsters

27. Golem
28. Sanctuary
29. M.I.A.
30. Grief
31. Kingdom
32. The Hound of Ulster
33. Walkabout
34. Mark of the Panther
35. Pendragon
36. Eye of the Storm
37. The New Olympians
38. The Green
39. Sentinel

40. Bushido
41. Cloud Fathers
42. Ill Met By Moonlight
43. Future Tense
44. The Gathering, Part One
45. The Gathering, Part Two
46. Vendettas
47. Turf
48. The Reckoning
49. Possession
50. Hunter's Moon, Part One
51. Hunter's Moon, Part Two
52. Hunter's Moon, Part Three

  1. The Journey
  2. Ransom
  3. Runaways
  4. Broadway Goes Hollywood
  5. A Bronx Tail
  6. The Dying Of The Light
  7. And Justice For All
  8. Genesis Undone
  9. Generations
10. ...For It May Come True
11. To Serve Mankind
12. Seeing Isn't Believing
13. Angels In The Night

SLG comic books

Gargoyles #1. Clan Building Chapter One: Nightwatch
Gargoyles #2. Clan Building Chapter Two: The Journey
Gargoyles #3. Clan Building Chapter Three: Invitation Only
Gargoyles #4. Clan Building Chapter Four: Masque
Gargoyles #5. Clan Building Chapter Five: Bash
Gargoyles #6. Clan Building Chapter Six: Reunion
Gargoyles #7. Clan Building Chapter Seven: The Rock
Gargoyles #8. Clan Building Chapter Eight: Rock & Roll
Gargoyles #9. Clan Building Chapter Nine: Rock of Ages
Gargoyles #10. Clan Building Chapter Ten: The Gate
Gargoyles #11. Clan Building Chapter Eleven: Tyrants
Gargoyles #12. Clan Building Chapter Twelve: Phoenix

Bad Guys #1. Strangers
Bad Guys #2. The Lost
Bad Guys #3. Estranged
Bad Guys #4. Louse
Bad Guys #5. Strangled
Bad Guys #6. Losers

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