Eye of the Storm

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"Eye of the Storm" is the forty-ninth televised episode of the series Gargoyles, and the thirty-sixth episode of Season 2. It originally aired on February 13, 1996.

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Summary

Main Plot

Odin lures the skiff to Norway so as to retrieve the Eye of Odin from Goliath. He uses several tacts that don't work, including kidnapping Elisa, to reclaim it, motivating Goliath to don the Eye himself. Goliath becomes corrupted by the Eye, creating storms and trapping his companions and the Sturlusons in a cave. He nearly kills Odin but Angela brings him to his senses, and Odin reclaims his eye, apologizing for the trouble he has caused.

First Appearances

Quotes

  • "What about Angela and Bronx?"
"We will pack them too." - Elisa and Goliath
  • "I used to think gargoyles were just glorified rain spouts!" - Elisa
  • "Is there a problem?" - Goliath
  • "It's the Eye! The Eye has gone to your head!" - Elisa
  • "You took quite a chance. Wish I thought of it." - Elisa
  • "Jalapena, do I have a headache."
"That's our Goliath." - Goliath and Elisa

Continuity

Odin is introduced. He later appears in "The Gathering Part One".

Goliath uses the Eye of Odin himself, after making a vow in "Avalon Part Three" that he would not let it fall into the wrong hands - he had done the same thing with the Phoenix Gate in "M.I.A.". Unlike in that episode, in this case the wrong hands happened to be his own.

The Eye of Odin is effectively destroyed in this episode, being reinserted into Odin's eye socket.

Tidbits

Goliath's Odinized form was designed partly as a proposal for a Gargoyles toy (like Brooklyn's motorcycle in "Temptation" and the converted Pack-chopper in "Her Brother's Keeper"), but was rejected by Kenner. (Kenner's Gargoyles line gained a notoriety among fans of the series for doing too many "alternate" takes on the gargoyles in a super-powered mode and not enough characters from the television series, making it ironic that the one time that the series offered them an actual enhanced version of one of the main gargoyles for inspiration, they rejected it!)

Erik and Gunther Sturluson's surname is borrowed from Snorri Sturluson (1179 - 1241), the medieval Icelandic author of the Prose Edda, one of the leading primary sources for Norse mythology.

Odin's horse Sleipnir is portrayed as having only four legs, rather than the eight that he bore in Norse myth. The reason for that is that the animators were able to do a far better job designing a four-legged horse than an eight-legged horse (Greg Weisman has hypothesized that Sleipnir was in an alternate form at the time).

At the very end of the episode, Odin is seen riding off on Sleipnir across a rainbow. This is obviously Bifrost, the rainbow bridge leading to Asgard, home of the Norse gods. (Since Odin would not receive the call to return to Avalon for the Gathering until somewhere between "Ill Met By Moonlight" and "The Gathering Part One", evidently Asgard is not part of Avalon but a home for Odin and the other Norse gods in the outside world.)

DVD Release

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