List of The Secret Saturdays episodes

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The cover of the second volume of The Secret Saturdays.

The Secret Saturdays is an animated television series that aired on Cartoon Network[1] in most countries and on Teletoon[2] in Canada. The episodes are directed by Scott Jeralds and produced by PorchLight Entertainment. The series debuted on Cartoon Network on October 3, 2008.

The series concentrates on the adventures of the Saturdays, a family of cryptozoologists who work to keep the truth about cryptids from getting out in order to protect the human race and the creatures themselves. The Saturdays travel the Earth searching for cryptids to study and battling twisted villains like the megalomaniac V.V. Argost.[3] The series is influenced by the style of 1960s-era Hanna-Barbera action series (such as Jonny Quest) and is combined with creator Jay Stephens's own personal interest in cryptozoology.[4]

The first season has 26 episodes and is focused primarily on the Saturdays' search for an ancient Sumerian cryptid called Kur, who has the power to control an army of cryptids.[5] At the end of the season finale, it was revealed that Kur was none other than Zak Saturday, a fact of which not even Zak was aware. On November 7, 2009, a second season containing 10 episodes aired to follow up on the cliffhanger ending. It featured a self-contained story arc focused on Zak and his family dealing with the revelation of Zak being Kur and the consequences of that knowledge. The series ended on February 27, 2010. Contrary to what many people believe, there are only two, not three, seasons.[6]

Series overview[edit]

Season Episodes Originally aired DVD release dates
Season premiere Season finale Region 1 Region 2 Region 4
1 26 October 3, 2008 (2008-10-03) August 1, 2009 (2009-08-01) TBA TBA TBA
2 10 November 7, 2009 (2009-11-07) January 30, 2010 (2010-01-30) TBA TBA TBA

Episodes[edit]

Season 1 (2008–09)[edit]

No. in
series
No. in
season
Title Written by Storyboarded by Original air date
1–2 1–2 "The Kur Stone" (Part 1&2) Brandon Sawyer Scott Jeralds, David Jay Baker, Vic Dal Chele, Rick Hoberg, Lothell
Jones, Steve Jones, Mike Manley, Brandon McKinney, Chuck
Patton
, Tom Ryder, Christopher Schenck, and Scooter Tidwell
October 3, 2008 (2008-10-03)

V.V. Argost returns looking for the Kur Stone an ancient relic that was taken from him by The Secret Scientists eleven years ago. Despite managing to steal two of the pieces, the Saturday family have hidden theirs. Argost thus uses a Neural Parasite to control Dr. Cheveyo, a friend of the family, to reveal the final stone piece's location. Upon discovering the ruse, the Saturdays head to Manaus, Brazil to prevent V.V. Argost from getting to it. After a trek through the jungle, they are attacked and captured by Argost and his henchman, Munya, as soon as they dig it up. Though they manage to survive, Argost escapes with the stone piece. An Ornithocheirus joins the family and is christened 'Zon' by Zak.

Kur finding clues: Kur Stone.
Absent: Doyle Blackwell (Part 2)
3 3 "The Vengeance of Hibagon" Laura McCreary Scott Jeralds, David Jay Baker, Bret Blevins, Paul Harmon,
Lothell Jones, Steve Jones, and Rafael Navarro
October 10, 2008 (2008-10-10)

When the Saturday family travels to Tokyo, Japan to deal with an attacking Hibagon, they discover that it is actually a professor named Talu Mizuki. The scientist became trapped in the cryptid's body after using a mind-transfer device he invented to escape the Japanese crimelord and philanthropist Shoji Fuzen. A fire that burned his laboratory caused Talu to lose his human body in the process. Now bitter and wanting revenge, the Saturdays have to keep Mizuki from killing the crimelord. In the end, after getting Fuzen put in jail, they give Mizuki the technology needed for him to continue his research.

Absent: Doyle Blackwell
4 4 "The Ice Caverns of Ellef Ringnes" Adam Beechen Scott Jeralds, Chuck Drost, Rick Hoberg,
Edward Laroche, and Rafael Rosado
October 17, 2008 (2008-10-17)
After disturbing an Inuit chamber in Ellef Ringnes, a Secret Scientist calls in the Saturday family to fight of a creature known as the Amarok. Zak and Fiskerton end up getting in a snowball fight when told to stay behind and Zak loses his weapon (The Claw). In their quest to recover it, they discover that Van Rook and his apprentice Doyle are the cause of the snowstorm, as well as have awakened the beast. Van Rook ends up awakening several more of them by stealing more artifacts from the chamber. Zak, with some help from Doyle, succeeds in putting the Amaroks back into eternal slumber by returning all the artifacts. Before leaving, Doyle returns Zak's Claw, having found it while raiding the chamber with Van Rook.
5 5 "Guess Who's Going to Be Dinner?" Eddie Guzelian Scott Jeralds, David Jay Baker, Francis Barrios,
Steve Jones, and Brandon McKinney
October 24, 2008 (2008-10-24)

Doc and Drew decide to go out for their anniversary, leaving Zak, Fiskerton, Komodo and Zon to watch the house. After tricking Dr. Beeman (their babysitter and another Secret Scientist) into thinking he's sighted a UFO, they get the house to themselves and decide to have some fun. However, a cryptid-eating criminal named Pietro "Piecemeal" Maltese invades the Saturdays HQ. While they are able to fight him off for a while, ignorant of his true intentions, they discover that he plans to eat Fiskerton. Zak is able to save the gorilla-cat by using his mother's Tibetan Fire Sword, but (unbeknown to the family) Piecemeal manages to survive the attack and escape.

Absent: Doyle Blackwell
6 6 "The King of Kumari Kandam" Brandon Sawyer Scott Jeralds, Peter Ferk, Chuck Patton,
Will Sweeney, and Scooter Tidwell
November 7, 2008 (2008-11-07)

After the Saturdays track down the Popobawa in Pemba, Tanzania, they receive a distress call from a Secret Scientist claiming that the lost city of Kumari Kandam has resurfaced. Once they get there, they find that V.V. Argost has become the new king of the city. Doc and Drew are captured by his soldiers, while Zak and the cryptids escape to safety in the airship. They return to save Doc and Drew when they meet Ulraj (a prince whose father was killed by Argost's plan) who is the rightful heir to the city. Zak helps the boy reclaim his position as king, with the help of Doc. Unfortunately, despite saving the city and the Indian subcontinent, Drew is injured and Argost and Munya escape with another clue to locating Kur.

Kur finding clues: Kumari Kandam king's medallion.

Absent: Doyle Blackwell
7 7 "Van Rook's Apprentice" Amy Wolfram Scott Jeralds, Bret Blevins, Paul Harmon,
Mike Manley, Tom Ryder, and Christopher Schenck
November 14, 2008 (2008-11-14)

When the Saturdays look for the Alkali Lake Monster in Nebraska, they get into a fight with Van Rook and his apprentice, Doyle, over the creature's horn, another key to Kur's tomb. When Doyle's face is exposed during the ensuing battle, Drew realizes he might be her long-lost younger brother. Doyle arranges a meeting, but V.V. Argost promptly attacks them. When Drew hears that Doc has also been attacked by Munya and Van Rook, she believes that Doyle has tricked her. In the end, Doyle is able to redeem himself by bringing a piece of the Kur Stone, stolen from Argost, to the Saturdays HQ. Now that he's out of a job, he moves in with the family, much to Doc's dismay.

Kur finding clues: Lake monster's horn.
8 8 "Twelve Hundred Degrees
Fahrenheit"
Ross Beeley Scott Jeralds, Chuck Drost, Rick Hoberg,
Edward Laroche, and Rafael Rosado
November 21, 2008 (2008-11-21)

The family heads to Chile to help Dr. Cheechoo. When the Orsono Volcano erupts, a lizard-man known as the Cherufe is released. After battling the creature, they discover that V.V. Argost and Munya are also there, searching for a clue to finding Kur in the creature's nest. Drew ventures into the volcano when the family discovers what he's after. She battles Argost over one of the creature's eggs within the volcano, apparently defeating him and returns the stolen egg to the mother. However, Argost succeeds in retrieving what he was really after: one of the crystals that was on the egg.

Kur finding clues: Volcano creature's egg's crystal.
9 9 "The Owlman Feeds at Midnight" Josh Harmon and Scott Elder Scott Jeralds, Francis Barrios, Mark Howard,
Tim Maltby, Brandon McKinney, and Steve Muller
November 28, 2008 (2008-11-28)

The Saturdays travel to Southern Cornwall, England looking for another clue to finding Kur. While there, they end up finding a bizarre cult which worships the Owlman. The cult captures the family and attempts to feed Zak to the cryptid, but Doyle helps Zak to escape the creature. The family returns to the Owlman's cave to find the clue they were looking for, using light to defeat the nocturnal creature. However, Doyle overdoes it and causes the Owlman to die in a puff of smoke. The cave later collapses and a map to Kur is revealed, with all the villagers free from the Owlman's control. However, Doc fires Doyle for putting Zak's life in danger before they realize this.

Kur finding clues: A map that shows Kur's tomb's location, but the location in the world stays unknown.
10 10 "The Swarm at the Edge of Space" Brooks Wachtel Scott Jeralds, Chris Berkeley, Peter Ferk,
Chuck Patton, Will Sweeney, and Todd Waterman
December 5, 2008 (2008-12-05)

When the Saturdays rescue an aircraft under attack by a swarm of atmospheric jellyfish, they discover that it's Agent Epsilon and his son, Francis, who appeared to do nothing but play a video game. The Jellyfish turn on their airship, injuring Epsilon in the ensuing battle. Zak soon discovers that Francis is the one responsible for provoking the Jellyfish, as his "game" is actually a prototype control device that's driving them crazy. Francis forces Zak into capturing one of the Jellyfish for study, but Zak is able to sneak the control device into the container with it, forcing Francis to abandon both once he discovers the trick.

Absent: Doyle Blackwell
11 11 "Eterno" Todd Garfield Scott Jeralds, Paul Harmon, Dave Schwartz,
Rhoy Shishido, and Scooter Tidwell
April 10, 2009 (2009-04-10)

When water supplies in the Middle East are inexplicably transforming into salt, the Secret Scientists send Drew and Zak Saturday into the area to investigate. A young waif named Wadi reveals that she's the cause, having released Eterno, a giant man made of salt who has an unquenchable thirst and a death wish. When Drew and some local villagers refuse to lead him to the Methuselah Tree, Eterno turns them into salt statues in a state of suspended animation. Zak and Wadi venture to the plant to gain the sap Eterno requires to end his suffering. But Wadi steals a flower from the tree, which sends two Centiscarabs after her. Eterno later steals the flower and uses all the sap, which destroys him. The scientists synthesize more sap from the remains and return everything back to normal.

Absent: Doyle Blackwell
12 12 "Black Monday" Joelle Sellner Scott Jeralds, Shannon Denton, Charlie Grosvenor,
Rick Hoberg, Edward Laroche, and Rafael Rosado
April 17, 2009 (2009-04-17)

When Zak touches the mystic Smoke Mirror of Tezcatlipoca, it unleashes what Zak christens the Monday family, evil doppelgangers of the Saturdays with their own unique powers. The duplicates attempt to trap the Saturday family in their reality, where they are wanted criminals instead of heroes. However, their own in-fighting causes them to trap themselves instead, destroying the mirror in the process. The Saturdays leave Mesoamerica in their airship, unaware that the evil Zak Monday and Komodo have managed to escape from the fragments.

Absent: Doyle Blackwell
13 13 "Cryptid vs. Cryptid" Brandon Sawyer Scott Jeralds, Jay Baker, Francis Barrios, Bret Blevins,
Lothell Jones, Brandon McKinney, and Steve Jones
April 24, 2009 (2009-04-24)

When the Saturdays discover the existence of underground cryptid fights run by Leonidas Van Rook, they suspect that he may be getting help from V.V. Argost. To infiltrate the competition, they re-hire Doyle to be Fiskerton's "manager". After stealing Van Rook's handheld, the Saturdays try to discover what Argost is planning, but stop to help the cryptids escape when Fiskerton is pitted against the Rakshasa and Zak's powers go haywire. With all the creatures safely released into the wild, the family comes to the sudden realization that the grudge matches were a diversion created by Argost, so he could enter Kur's Tomb. Unfortunately, the Saturdays are too late, since he has already retrieved whatever was within (a tablet with the face of Fiskerton).

Kur finding clues: Kur's tomb is found. A table with the face of Fiskerton.
14 14 "The Underworld Bride" Laura McCreary Scott Jeralds, Shannon Denton, Sebastian Montes, Garrett
O'Donoghue, Chuck Patton, Will Sweeney, and Todd Waterman
May 8, 2009 (2009-05-08)

The Saturday family and King Ulraj travel to New Guinea to investigate the Duah, a pterosaur cryptid that has recently been causing trouble for the locals. The Saturdays discover that the creature was trying to attract a mate and has chosen Zon. Zak tries desperately to separate the couple, in fear he will never see Zon again if she chooses to go with the cryptid. When the family and Ulraj learn of the Duah's plot to take his new bride to the underworld and eat her alive, they try even harder to bring Zon back to the airship. When the island begins to sink, Ulraj tells Zak that his cryptid powers only work if the creature truly wants to do what is asked of it. Zak manages to break Zon out of her crush and send the Duah back to the underworld.

Absent: Doyle Blackwell
15 15 "Ghost in the Machine" Mark Palmer Scott Jeralds, Paul Harmon, Mark Howard,
Dave Schwartz, and Rhoy Shishido
May 15, 2009 (2009-05-15)

Doc is visited by the ghost of his deceased mentor, Dr. Lancaster, in the form of an EVP. The family go to Honey Island Swamp to complete what remains of his work: a database cataloging the DNA of every cryptid on Earth. While Doc and Drew finish the project, Zak, Fiskerton and Komodo bump into a number of humanoid cryptids, including the Honey Island Swamp Monster. After repelling the cryptids, Doc and Drew continue their work unaware that they are aiding a group of rouge governmental scientists led by Dr. Lee, who later captures Zak, Komodo, and Fiskerton, as well as fuse them into a cryptid hybrid known as "Zakermodo". When Doc and Drew look for Zak, they run into the scientists who Doc identifies as the colleagues of Dr. Lancaster when they worked with him on a secret Cryptid super-soldier project. The scientists intend to make the Saturdays use their airship as leverage to have the scientists' device taken out of the area, in exchange that they restore Zak, Fiskerton and Komodo back to normal. Just then, the cryptids from before return in force with the resulting attack freeing Zakermodo. Doc and Drew follow Zakermodo through the swamp and managed to subdue it. They then learn that the cryptids are shown to be capable of speech, as well as help the Saturdays force Dr. Lee into returning the boys back to normal. After listening to a recording left by Dr. Lancaster, the family decides to destroy all records of the cryptid super-soldier project, hand Dr. Lee and his colleagues over to the authorities with evidence of their criminal activities, as well as return home.

Absent: Doyle Blackwell
16 16 "Something in the Water" Andrew R. Robinson Scott Jeralds, Rick Hoberg, Mike Manley,
Rafael Rosado, and Tom Ryder
May 22, 2009 (2009-05-22)
The Saturdays find a hidden city called Sanctuary II, after relocating a Groot Slang. A self-sustaining community which causes no environmental damage, the city is soon attacked by two catfish-like cryptids called Lau, which have been plaguing them for some time. Doc offers to help relocate the fish without charge, but the inhabitants instead opt to hire Doyle to capture them. Joined by Zak and Fiskerton, Doyle successfully captures the fish. Back in the city, Doc and Drew discover that Sanctuary II is using a mother Lau as an energy source, hence the constant attempts by her offspring to free her. Doyle, Zak and Fisk return with the captured Lau and Doyle takes his payment without getting involved. The Saturdays are not so quick to leave, resulting in a fight between them and the inhabitants. Doyle returns and helps Zak release all the Lau, who promptly trash the city. Doc asks Doyle if he'll come back but Doyle refuses.
17 17 "Target: Fiskerton" Adam Beechen Scott Jeralds, Francis Barrios, Steve Jones,
Edward Laroche, and Scooter Tidwell
May 29, 2009 (2009-05-29)

V.V. Argost and Munya retrieve Leonidas Van Rook from prison, so that he and Piecemeal can kidnap Fiskerton, whom Argost believes to be Kur. They lure the Saturdays to Switzerland with a fake Buratsche-ah-llgs, a lake monster cryptid that appears to be a mass of unformed tissue. During the ensuing battle, Doc puts Fiskerton in charge with protecting Zak, believing that his son is the target. When Zak and Fiskerton are trapped on a runaway train heading for a dead-end, Argost reveals that Fiskerton is the true target and the gorilla-cat should turn himself in for Zak's life, which Fiskerton does reluctantly. Realizing that Argost had tricked him and had no intentions of stopping the runaway train with Zak in it, Fiskerton springs into action. Just as Zak's life is saved, Argost and Munya take off with the collapsed gorilla-cat, leaving a distraught Zak behind. Doc and Drew show up to claim Zak in sheer supposed victory, but they soon ask where's Fiskerton and a tearful Zak replies that he protected him.

Kur finding clues: Argost captures Fiskerton, because he thinks Fiskerton is Kur.

Note: Doyle Blackwell only appears in a flashback.
18 18 "Once More the Nightmare Factory" Brandon Sawyer Scott Jeralds, Shannon Denton, Brandon McKinney,
Sebastian Montes, and Will Sweeney
June 5, 2009 (2009-06-05)

To rescue Fiskerton, the Saturday family invades Weirdworld and is joined by Doyle. A snake woman, the Queen of Nāgas, reveals to V.V. Argost that Fiskerton isn't the cryptid Kur as he expected, but a Lemurian, which can lead him to the creature. Doyle overhears this conversation and enters the room to rescue Fiskerton shortly after the revelation. Meanwhile, after the family goes though many trials, Drew is able to photograph the final piece of the Kur Stone. In the end, the family escapes safely with Fiskerton. Doc asks Doyle to train Zak, recognizing that Doyle possesses unique skills that neither he nor Drew could teach. Doyle agrees to this, but he and Fiskerton keep quiet about the information that they have learned.

Kur finding clues: Fiskerton isn't Kur, but he can lead to Kur. Nāgas Kur detector which glows when Kur is near.
19 19 "Curse of the Stolen Tiger" Henry Gilroy Scott Jeralds, Bret Blevins, Mario Danna Jr.,
Shannon Denton, Rhoy Shishido, and Todd Waterman
June 12, 2009 (2009-06-12)
The Saturday family, Doyle and Wadi learn that a rare Maltese Tiger cryptid has been stolen from a small Chinese village by crimelord Shoji Fuzen. While the tiger grants good luck to all those around it, it causes the opposite in Zak's presence. After several failed attempts to convince his family of this, who assume that puberty and a crush on Wadi is the cause of his awkwardness, he finally gets frustrated and uses his powers on the tiger, causing bad luck for everyone in the area. Using this new found information, Zak defeats Fuzen's army, destroying much of the nearby village in the process. Though glad to be rid of Fuzen, they kindly ask that Zak be removed from the area before more damage is caused. At the end of the episode, Wadi tells Zak that she thinks he's cute and Zak stops denying his crush for her.
20 20 "The Kur Guardian" Todd Garfield Scott Jeralds, Jennifer Graves, Rick Hoberg,
Mark Howard, and Dave Schwartz
June 19, 2009 (2009-06-19)

Zak and Doyle help Fiskerton to uncover the secrets of his Lemurian heritage with the aid of former Secret Scientist Abbey Grey, an expert in ancient civilizations and Zak's babysitter when he was young. They travel to the hidden archives of Alexandria in Egypt, where all information on Lemuria is stored. The knowledge gathered here leads them to Shangri-La, where a telepathic stone reveals that Fiskerton is meant to guard the Earth against Kur's evil. Rani Nāgi attacks the group to eliminate Fiskerton, but is repelled by the stone. With the truth about his people uncovered, Fiskerton decides that it's time to tell Doc and Drew.

Kur finding clues: It is revealed that Fiskerton and his people have a duty of guarding world from Kur.
Absent: Zon

Note: Doc, Drew, as well as Komodo appear in flashbacks
21 21 "Food of the Giants" Alicia Sky Varinaitis Scott Jeralds, Chuck Drost, Paul Harmon,
Steve Jones, Chuck Patton, and Tom Ryder
June 26, 2009 (2009-06-26)
The Saturday family and Abbey go to the Allegheny Mountains to help with the cryptid Allegewi, which has been causing trouble at a logging camp. During their search for the creature, it is revealed that Abbey is Van Rook's new apprentice. She intends to leave the family trapped so that the cryptid can eat them, but is caught off-guard and stuck with the family. The Allegewi releases them all, so it can hunt them as proper prey. This allows the group to turn things around on the beast and find the missing loggers. In the end, Abbey risks her own life to save Zak and Doyle, but promises that she will return to finish the job she was hired to do.
22 22 "The Atlas Pin" Ross Beeley Scott Jeralds, Edward Laroche, Brandon McKinney,
Will Sweeney, and Scooter Tidwell
July 3, 2009 (2009-07-03)

When V.V. Argost steals Rani Nāgi's Kur-detecting relic, she threatens to pull the Atlas Pin — a giant rock which holds the tectonic plates together — unless the Saturdays recover the relic for her. The Saturdays decide split into two groups: Doyle, Zon, Doc, and Fiskerton will search for Argost. Meanwhile, Zak, Drew, and Komodo search for Rani Nāgi around Kumari Kandam. Drew's group is forced to fight the Kumari Serpent, now under Rani Nāgi's control. They manage to subdue the serpent and find her with her bodyguards, who pull the Atlas Pin in retaliation. Ulraj comes to their aide and is able to prevent disaster with the help of the serpent. At the same time, Doc's group battles Argost for the relic, successfully retrieving it after prolonged dogfight. Fiskerton destroys the relic, deciding to use his instincts to find Kur, but Doyle covertly recovers the pieces.

Kur finding clues: Nāgas Kur detector is broken.
23 23 "Paris Is Melting" Chris Bowman Scott Jeralds, Bret Blevins, Shannon Denton,
Mike Manley, and Todd Waterman
July 10, 2009 (2009-07-10)
When Fiskerton is apparently responsible for several attacks on Secret Scientists, Zak and the family cryptids go on a quest to clear his names. They are led to the Louvre Museum by Zak and Komodo Monday, who need Zak to retrieve their airship from their universe, now accessible through the repaired smoke mirror. With it, they plan to cause havoc on a global scale. Zak steals the airship as asked, but drains the power cell before returning it. When Zak and Komodo Monday attempt to take off, without a source of re-fueling, it falls out of the sky and back into the mirror, trapping Zak and Komodo Monday in it again.
24 24 "Where Lies the Engulfer" Todd Garfield Scott Jeralds, Rick Hoberg, Mark Howard,
Dave Schwartz, and Clint Taylor
July 18, 2009 (2009-07-18)

Doyle takes Zak to an abandoned tourist resort in Canada for a training mission about deception, but they soon discover that the town is abandoned for good reason when the nearby lake, the Hînqûmemen, comes to life and attacks them. Doyle decides to distract the lake while Zak gets help, assuring him that he has a reserve oxygen tank with plenty of air. Zak quickly realizes that Doyle was exaggerating about his oxygen supply in order to keep him safe and returns to rescue Doyle with a wheelbarrow full of quick-dry cement, which turns parts of the lake into stone. Zak and Doyle make their escape, then arrange for cement to be dropped in the lake by helicopter. When they return home, Doc reveals that the water was infested with tiny cryptid parasites.

Absents: Fiskerton, Komodo, Zon
25 25 "Shadows of Lemuria" Bill Motz and Bob Roth Scott Jeralds, Paul Harmon, Steve Jones,
Rafael Rosado, and Will Sweeney
July 25, 2009 (2009-07-25)

The Saturday family call on the para-neurologist Dr. David Bara to find the motivation behind Fiskerton's strange instinctual behavior, while V.V. Argost sends a Neural Parasite to the Saturdays' home to extract Kur's location from the creature's brain by force. Doyle, hidden within his room, fixes the Nāga's Kur-detecting relic. When Argost's parasite attaches to Fiskerton, Fisk's subconscious attempts to fight. Taking control of Bara's equipment, Fiskerton telekinetically builds several robots which destroy the Saturday HQ, using the wreckage to build a large divining rod. Once Zak removes the parasite, Fiskerton reveals that the identity of Kur will be revealed in Antarctica. As the Saturdays depart to find Kur, Argost, having been watching through his neural parasite, sets off for the same destination.

Kur finding clues: Nāgas Kur detector is fixed. Kur's location is revealed - Antarctica.
26 26 "Kur Rising" Brandon Sawyer Scott Jeralds, Edward Laroche, Mike Manley,
Brandon McKinney, and Scooter Tidwell
August 1, 2009 (2009-08-01)

Upon arriving in Antarctica, V.V. Argost releases Kur from beneath the ice. The Saturdays battle against Kur, giving Argost the opportunity to sneak inside its body and control it from within. Zak and Fiskerton follow Argost inside, pitting his powers against Kur's might. After a long struggle, Zak manages to overcome Kur, knocking it unconscious. The cryptids formerly under Argost's control turn on him, forcing Munya to carry him out to safety. Outside of Kur, Doyle uses the Kur-sensing relic to solidify the point that they are near Kur. However, once Zak is expelled from Kur's body,the glow begins to fade. Doyle approaches Zak and the artifact glows strongly once more—showing that Zak is Kur.

Kur finding clues: Kur is revealed to be Zak.

Season 2 (2009–10)[edit]

No. in
series
No. in
season
Title Written by Storyboarded by Original air date
27–28 1–2 "Kur" (Part 1&2) Brandon Sawyer Scott Jeralds, Francis Barrios, Bret Blevins, Peter Ferk, Paul Harmon,
Rick Hoberg, Chuck Patton, Scooter Tidwell, and Todd Waterman
November 7, 2009 (2009-11-07) (Part 1)
November 14, 2009 (2009-11-14) (Part 2)
In the six months since the discovery at Antarctica, the Saturdays have been running from the other Secret Scientists, who wish to take Zak into custody to prevent any "problems". Zak and the rest of the family struggle to understand the powers of Kur and deal with the threat of the Nagas, Doyle and Zon reluctantly enlist the help of a now penniless Van Rook to find the missing V.V. Argost. After traveling to the wrong location Hong Kong, the Saturdays quickly head to New York City, where the Nagas will be starting the "War Against the Human Race". After honing the power to stop the invasion, Zak ultimately decides to align himself with V.V. Argost, who offers to teach Zak how to control the powers of Kur through Weird World.
29 3 "The Thousand Eyes of Ahuizotl" Todd Garfield Scott Jeralds, Dave Chlystek, Tom Ryder,
Dave Schwartz, and Will Sweeney
November 21, 2009 (2009-11-21)

After listening to the cryptic advice of V.V. Argost, Zak urges his family to head to Mexico to deal with the Ahuizotl. But during a mini-vacation before going on their search, they are ambushed by Miranda Grey and Deadbolt. After the battle, they then wander into jungle village where the majority of the villagers have lost their eyes. The Saturdays split up and Zak sneaks off to find the Ahuizotl. The Ahuizotl attacks the family, but a young girl from the village named Tiacapan comes to their aid. As the Saturdays ward away the cryptid, Tiacapan reveals that the village is going to sacrifice Miranda to the beast. After saving her, in the ensuing battle, Zak discovers that he can now sense the movements of cryptids. Using this to re-seal the cryptid into its tomb, the family leaves and Zak is forbidden to watch TV due to using "Weird World" as an excuse to go to Mexico.

Absents: Doyle Blackwell, Zon
30 4 "Into the Mouth of Darkness" Ross Beeley Scott Jeralds, Rich Arons, Edward Laroche,
Rafael Rosado, and Christopher Schenck
December 5, 2009 (2009-12-05)
The Saturdays begin searching for the Epic of Gilgamesh, which would help them in finding a solution to Zak's Kur power. After finding clues that the tablet was taken by Vikings from the lair of an Algerian Sea Centipede, the family heads to Greenland.Instead, they end up in Australia when the airship gets infested by Bunyips by V.V. Argost. Zak finds himself having to keep the secret of his alliance with Argost, while also fighting alongside his parents to keep up the charade and locate the monster of the abandoned mine. Leaving the rest of his family in the dust, Zak confronts Argost alone. Realizing from Argost that he was the monster the cryptids were fearing and that his powers had started to corrupt him, he lets him escape and hides this revelation from his parents. Meanwhile, Doyle and Van Rook track down Baron Finster in order to uncover the secrets of Argost's past. The duo learns that Argost wasn't always how he currently was: he used to be a completely penniless man.
31 5 "The Legion of Garuda" Ross Beeley Scott Jeralds, Bret Blevins, Rick Hoberg,
Chuck Patton, and Scooter Tidwell
December 12, 2009 (2009-12-12)

After recovering the Epic of Gilgamesh, the Saturdays learn about a sect of Indian sorcerers who were able to drive out the spirit of Kur in the past and they attempt to find them, in hope that group can do it again. However, they were attacked by the Secret Scientists again, but managed to escape. Eventually, they met Gokul who is the headmaster of the Legion of Garuda. They learned that in order to drive out the spirit of Kur a ritual, using an artifact known as the "Flute of Gilgamesh", must be performed. Unfortunately, the Nagas had stolen the artifact millennia ago. The Saturdays successfully retrieved the artifact and the ritual was carried out. Unfortunately, it was revealed midway that driving out Kur's spirit meant killing him: especially since Zak is Kur himself rather than someone possessed by him. And if that happens Zak will die along with Kur's spirit. The Saturdays, the Secret Scientists, and the Nagas teamed up and saved Zak from this fate, but Gokul had escaped. After they left the site, Argost came and took the flute.

Absents: Doyle Blackwell, Zon
32 6 "The Return of Tsul 'Kalu" Todd Garfield Scott Jeralds, Francis Barrios, Peter Ferk,
Paul Harmon, Rafael Rosado, and Todd Waterman
December 19, 2009 (2009-12-19)
The Saturdays return to their headquarters to retrieve tomes from Drew's library and are ambushed by Tsul 'Kalu, a cryptid whose hand relic now resides at the end of Zak's Claw. It turns out he was the one who blinded Doc's eye when Zak accidentally caused a rockslide, destroying an important stone relic. Zak finally defeats him and learns a valuable lesson through visions (what the Tsul 'Kalu feared most) caused by the Claw in the creature's presence. By the end of the episode Tsul 'Kalu gives Zak his staff showing that he thinks he deserves it and becomes his ally. Meanwhile Doyle and Van Rook are in Morocco to find the cryptid black market (following the lead given to them by Baron Finster), are ambushed by Abby, Munya and Argost. Doyle beats Abby in a fight while Van Rook protects a cryptid dealer. As it turned out, Argost was really after an orange ape-like cryptid the dealer had in his possession.
33 7 "The Unblinking Eye" Ross Beeley Scott Jeralds, Tom Ryder, Dave Schwartz, Joe Sichta, and Will Sweeney January 9, 2010 (2010-01-09)

While the Saturdays are resting in the Sahara Desert, Epsilon and Francis show up saying they want to recruit Kur. Epsilon tells Zak that Francis will be the one to train him. When Zak declines they decide to take him by force. Once the Saturdays get on the airship Zak tells his parents that he wants to help a cryptid because he "wants to do some good" and they go to Istanbul to extract the Lake Van Monster. But the operation hits a snag when Epsilon and Francis show up again. Drew and Doc want Zak to run, but he is determined to help the cryptid, saying that is what they do and that he needs to help something instead of running. Epsilon's "people" have a satellite with the Naga's Kur detecting relic in it, helping them find Zak wherever they go. Doc uses the Griffin to go up into space. After find out that Epsilon's people have a giant space station floating in space, Doc locates the Naga's Kur detecting relic and destroys it. Francis finds Zak trying to help the cryptid and says he is "painfully predictable". He then reveals that he is not Epsilon's son, but they are both clones of their people's best agent from one hundred years ago. Francis lets Zak escape and Zak sets the Lake Van Monster free.

Absents: Doyle Blackwell, Zon
34 8 "Life in the Underground" Adam Beechen Scott Jeralds, Rich Arons, Edward Laroche,
Mike Manley, and Rafael Rosado
January 16, 2010 (2010-01-16)

Zak's birthday party is filled with surprises, including a visit from Ulraj and Wadi. The Saturdays find out a town is being attacked by cryptids. When the Saturdays come to investigate, they are attacked. Zak's crush for Wadi and hers for him are made more open in this episode. Zak later encounters Argost in a clock tower, who hints at Kur's ability to control an entire army of cryptids from long distances. Zak, Wadi and Ulraj pursue the cryptids underground. Eventually, they fall into a pit that starts to fill with dirt. As they were being buried alive, Zak remembered Argost's words and managed to summon one of the cryptids to save them. The three soon learn that the cryptids were actually making a survival colony to save themselves from Kur. Realizing this, Zak assures the cryptids that he has no intention to harm them or anyone and ultimately earns their trust. Zak returns to the clock tower to thank Argost, who then gives Zak a neural parasite to contact him with should the need arise, despite Fisk's objections.

Absents: Doyle Blackwell, Zon
35 9 "And Your Enemies Closer" Todd Garfield Scott Jeralds, Peter Ferk, Tom Ryder, Scooter Tidwell, and Will Sweeney January 23, 2010 (2010-01-23)
Doc, Zak, and Fiskerton strike a bargain with the Secret Scientists: the Saturdays will remove a cryptid from Beeman's Lab in exchange for a six-month truce. The Saturdays try and fail to restrain the cryptid themselves so Zak uses the neural parasite to contact Argost who provides the solution, though the neural parasite is discovered and Zak flees with Argost before being rendered unconscious by Argost. Meanwhile Doyle and Van Rook have met up with Drew and the Tibetan monks and made their way to the lair of the Yeti: the beast that attacked the Blackwell camp years ago and separated the family. Argost unveils his plan to bring Zak Monday into their universe and use the Flute of Gilgamesh to siphon his powers, killing him, as well as reveals himself to be a yeti as Doyle and Drew discover the mold used to make his mask. Zak takes control of Munya using his powers to defend himself from Argost, but is only rescued by Doc, Fiskerton, Komodo, as well as Tsul Kalu as Argost flees to raise his cryptid army.
36 10 "War of the Cryptids" Brandon Sawyer Scott Jeralds, Francis Barrios, Rick Hoberg,
Chuck Patton, and Scooter Tidwell
January 30, 2010 (2010-01-30)
Argost starts his cryptid invasion of the Earth with himself leading an assault on Washington D.C. After the Saturday's arrive, a fight ensues. Zak goes to confront Argost where he tells him that he too has raised a cryptid army of his own with Wadi, Ulraj, Tsul 'Kalu and many more cryptid friends he has made throughout the show acting as de facto generals. Drew and Doyle join the fight and demand that Argost admit he killed their parents. The Secret Scientists then show up armed with an audio recording of the Flute of Gilgamesh which they use to hurt Argost and Zak. However Miranda Grey, not wanting to kill Zak, destroys the controls to Beeman's ship and Argost escapes with the flute recording. Having retreated to Weird World, he is confronted by the Nagas who pledge their alliegence to Argost. Argost then, on the Naga's advise, orders his army to begin massacreing the humans. The Saturdays once again invade Weird World where they begin fighting the Nagas. During the fight Argost appears and asks that Zak face him alone. However, Rani Nagi takes Drew's fire sword and tries to shoot her but Van Rook jumps in front of the blast and dies. Zak, realizing his family may also soon die, agrees to Argost's terms. Argost then surrounds himself with sound-proof glass and uses the flute recording to steal Zak's powers and transfers them to him which kills Zak. However since Zak Monday's powers are antimatter and Zak Saturday's are matter they cancelled each other out, causing Argost to be destroyed in a huge explosion. Zak then wakes up on the airship having been dead for a few minutes but revived by his parents. Everyone is overjoyed once they realize that since Zak's powers were cancelled out with Zak Monday's powers and that Argost was killed in the process the Earth has been saved and Zak's cryptid controlling powers gone. The episode ends with the Saturdays paying their respects at Van Rook's grave as a news anchorman reports on the incident saying global climate change is likely to blame and asks if the cryptids left either because they chose to or if the planet owes a debt to a group of unsung heroes.

The Secret Saturdays/Ben 10 crossover[edit]

Title Directed by Written by Storyboarded by Original air date
"T.G.I.S." Chris Berkeley Joelle Sellner Tom De Rosier, Chris Copeland, Tanner Johnson, James Yang, Mark Howard,
Jason Zurek, Aluir Amancio, Matthew Long, Kenji Ono, and Matthew Youngberg
October 5, 2013 (2013-10-05)

An attack by the chupacabra and Dr. Animo. This episode takes places 3 years after the last episode. Argost returns in a new carnation. The Secret Saturdays come to Bellwood to help Ben and Rook investigate a rash of chupacabra attacks where they've been draining alien lifeforce. They soon discover that the chupacabras are being controlled by Dr. Animo where he successfully revives V.V. Argost in a hybrid body. Now Ben, Rook, as well as the Secret Saturdays must work together to stop the alliance of Dr. Animo and V.V. Argost when they plan to make an army of "Franken-Cryptids".

Note: This special episode is a crossover between the same The Secret Saturdays and Ben 10: Omniverse.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Secret Saturdays Cartoon Network page". Retrieved 2010-02-20. 
  2. ^ "The Secret Saturdays Teletoons page". Retrieved 2010-02-20. 
  3. ^ Jay Stevens (August 4, 2007). "Cute Creeps From Pop Culture: It's Saturday". Creator's blog entry. Blogspot. Retrieved 2010-02-20. 
  4. ^ Jay Stevens (February 27, 2006). "Cute Creeps From Pop Culture: Mystery of the Cryptids-Part 3". Creator's blog entry. Blogspot. Retrieved 2010-02-25. 
  5. ^ The Secret Saturdays Episode 1, "The Kur Stone, Part 1"
  6. ^ Jay Stevens (November 22, 2009). "Jay Stevens on Number of Seasons". Forum post. Toonzone Forums. Retrieved 2010-01-01.