Sanctuary is the 42nd episode of Gargoyles.



In Paris, the locals are frightened by a winged gargoyle flying around Notre Dame. Macbeth and Dominique Destine are enjoying a romantic interlude. Elisa and the gargoyles arrive during the day and she parks them to go sightseeing. While calling her parents, she spots Macbeth and Dominique and follows them to find out what they're up to but loses them in the crowds. Come sunset, she brings Goliath and the others up to speed and they go to Notre Dame. Elisa reluctantly agrees to let Angela "protect" her as Goliath doesn't want Demona to meet her "daughter." Demona is at the cathedral and greets Goliath as "my love" but quickly turns against him. Angela arrives and everyone fights until Goliath's clone, Thailog, arrives to even the odds and defend "the gargoyle I love."

Thailog refuses to listen to Goliath's warnings about Demona and Macbeth and he departs, but not before Angela overhears everything and is upset about what Goliath hid from her. Demona and Thailog have formed a new corporation with their amassed funds and plot against Macbeth. During the day, Elisa figures out that Macbeth is unaware that Demona is his fiancé (because his memories of Avalon were wiped by the Weird Sisters)... and the two are getting married that day.

As the sun sets, Demona reveals she is a gargoyle to the unwitting Macbeth, who feels the pain of her transformation, and the wedding was a sham. She takes Macbeth prisoner in his own secret dungeon and Thailog arrives, but secretly slips Macbeth a weapon. Demona plans to have Macbeth declared dead and inherit his wealth, while keeping him prisoner. Macbeth uses the gun to escape and arm himself, vowing to end things between them once and for all. Demona tracks him down and the two fight while the scheming Thailog plans to pick up the pieces of both their financial empires to make himself more powerful than Xanatos. But Goliath and the others confront him – Elisa slips by and warns the two of Thailog's betrayal but they ignore her. Demona gets the drop on Macbeth but Elisa gets the drop on Demona and "kills" them both, while the gargoyles drive off Thailog.

Elisa wakes up Macbeth – only Macbeth and Demona can permanently kill each other. Goliath tells MacBeth that he should thank Elisa for saving his life, but MacBeth laments that he is doomed to live a lonely, immortal life. Goliath advises Macbeth that though what he had with Demona proved false, it also showed that he was still capable of love and encourages him to continue seeking love and make his own way, even as he glances at Elisa. Demona then regains consciousness and catches a glimpse of Angela, her daughter, before Thailog appears, urging her to come with him. As the two villains vanish into the night, Elisa wonders why Demona would side with Thailog when he betrayed her. MacBeth solemnly says that love can be blind, something Goliath agrees with, in a similar manner. Goliath and the others depart, with Angela asking if Demona is her mother. Goliath remains silent. Angela then turns to Elisa, who sadly admits this to be true. The World Tourists sail into the mists of Avalon.


  • Macbeth becomes aware of Demona's new transformation.
  • Demona encounters Angela for the first time (not counting Avalon as she was under magical influence at the time, and her memory was erased).
    • Thailog would later reveal that Demona knew Angela was her daughter right away, but chose not to reveal this until later.
  • Angela learns the true nature behind Goliath and Demona's former relationship, and by the end, realises that Demona is her mother.


  • Thailog premiers his new armor in this episode.


Memorable Quotes

  • "What are you waiting for, Demona? Do it. Put us out of our misery." - Macbeth
  • "New York is your protectorate! Paris belongs to me!" -Demona

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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