Slowly filling in the gaps of my Sanctuary viewing ... I've now watched nearly all of season one (I did quit halfway through a couple of episodes, but enjoyed the others) and a big chunk of season two, though I haven't gotten around to the back half of it yet, other than the couple of character-arc-centric eps that I'd watched earlier (the Tesla one and the Druitt one). "Fragments" was the last one I watched, because I couldn't end the evening on "Pavor Nocturnus" -- that is NOT a good episode to watch when your mate is out of town and you're all alone in a dark house right before going to bed.
Random nonspoilery thought:
I adore Helen. I really, truly do. It's so rare and refreshing to have a female hero on an action show who is the kind of character that she is: not a femme fatale or an ingenue in skin-tight black leather, but basically a female Indiana Jones. She dresses comfortably and practically for the situation; she's never over-sexualized (even in the one episode that required her to strip for decontam, it was scary and brutal rather than sexy, and mostly we just saw her head). She has the dignity, calm and gravitas that makes her a believable and convincing
leader, and she's equally capable of thinking her way out of plot problems with SCIENCE!!, or getting a big honking gun and shooting her way out. And she's not paired sexually with her male co-star, nor do I get the feeling that they ever would be. (But she also has lovers; she's not desexualized, either.) She's even front and center of the promo shots and
A++ job, Show.( A few more slightly spoilery thoughts )
My interest in fanfic/fandom for this show is already starting to flag, though. Probably I think this one is going to be like Doctor Who and some of the other things I'm into, where I enjoy the show and watch some vids and occasionally read a fanfic that seems to be up my alley (or write one), but I'm not obsessively seeking out everything in the fandom.
I'm looking forward to watching the rest of the eps I haven't seen yet, though, and really
looking forward to new eps in April, yay!