The Secret Saturdays is an animated television series that airs 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 episodes first aired 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 both the human race and the creatures themselves. The Saturdays travel the world 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-Barbara 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 cliff-hanger 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. Season 2 ended on January 30, 2010 and while the show has not been canceled, no new episodes have been ordered.[6] Contrary to what many people believe, there are only two, not three, seasons.[7]

Episode list

Season 1: 2008–2009

Ep# Title Writer(s) Original airdate

<tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep101-02">101-02</td> <td class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"The Kur Stone (Part 1 & Part 2)" </td><td>Brandon Sawyer</td><td>October 3, 2008 (2008-10-03)</td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #FF8C00" colspan="4"> 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. </td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep103">103</td> <td class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"The Vengeance of Hibagon" </td><td>Laura McCreary</td><td>October 10, 2008 (2008-10-10)</td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #FF8C00" colspan="4"> 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 </td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep104">104</td> <td class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"The Ice Caverns of Ellef Ringnes" </td><td>Adam Beechen</td><td>October 17, 2008 (2008-10-17)</td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #FF8C00" colspan="4"> 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, and 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. </td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep105">105</td> <td class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"Guess Who's Going to Be Dinner?" </td><td>Eddie Guzelian</td><td>October 24, 2008 (2008-10-24)</td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #FF8C00" colspan="4"> 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 </td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep106">106</td> <td class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"The King of Kumari Kandam" </td><td>Brandon Sawyer</td><td>November 7, 2008 (2008-11-07)</td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #FF8C00" colspan="4"> 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. Absent: Doyle Blackwell </td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep107">107</td> <td class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"Van Rook's Apprentice" </td><td>Amy Wolfram</td><td>November 14, 2008 (2008-11-14)</td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #FF8C00" colspan="4"> 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. </td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep108">108</td> <td class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"Twelve Hundred Degrees Fahrenheit" </td><td>Ross Beeley</td><td>November 21, 2008 (2008-11-21)</td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #FF8C00" colspan="4"> 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. </td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep109">109</td> <td class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"The Owlman Feeds at Midnight" </td><td>Josh Harmon</br>Scott Elder</td><td>December 5, 2008 (2008-12-05)</td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #FF8C00" colspan="4"> The Saturdays travel to Southern 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. </td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep110">110</td> <td class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"The Swarm At The Edge Of Space" </td><td>Brooks Wachtel</td><td>December 12, 2008 (2008-12-12)</td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #FF8C00" colspan="4"> 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 </td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep111">111</td> <td class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"Eterno" </td><td>Todd Garfield</td><td>April 17, 2009 (2009-04-17)</td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #FF8C00" colspan="4"> When water supplies in the Middle East are inexplicably turning into salt, the Secret Scientists send Drew and Zak Saturday into the area to investigate. A thief 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 </td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep112">112</td> <td class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"Black Monday" </td><td>Joelle Sellner</td><td>April 10, 2009 (2009-04-10)</td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #FF8C00" colspan="4"> 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 world, 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 </td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep113">113</td> <td class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"Cryptid vs. Cryptid" </td><td>Brandon Sawyer</td><td>April 24, 2009 (2009-04-24)</td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #FF8C00" colspan="4"> 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). </td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep114">114</td> <td class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"The Underworld Bride" </td><td>Larua McCreary</td><td>May 8, 2009 (2009-05-08)</td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #FF8C00" colspan="4"> 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 </td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep115">115</td> <td class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"Ghost in the Machine" </td><td>Mark Palmer</td><td>May 15, 2009 (2009-05-15)</td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #FF8C00" colspan="4"> Doc is visited by the ghost of his deceased mentor, Dr. Lancaster, in the form of an EVP. The family goes to the Honey Island Swamp 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 explore the bayou, earning the ire of a number of humanoid cryptids (consisting of Momo, Bishopville Lizard Man, the Honey Island Swamp Monster, Lake Worth Monster, Kinchafoonie Creep, Georgia Pigman, Bardin Booger, Man Cat, Devil Monkey, Green Goon, Hawley Him, and Mississippi Swamp Ape). After repelling the cryptids, Doc and Drew continue their work, unaware that they are aiding a group of rouge government scientists. Zak, Komodo and Fiskerton are captured by the scientists and fused into a hybrid creature, the scientists intending to use them as leverage to have their device taken out of the area. However, the cryptids which attacked previously return in force, having been revealed to be capable of speech. The boys are returned to normal and the family decides to destroy all records of the cryptid super-soldier project and return home. Absent: Doyle Blackwell </td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep116">116</td> <td class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"Something in the Water" </td><td>Andrew R. Robinson</td><td>May 22, 2009 (2009-05-22)</td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #FF8C00" colspan="4"> 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. </td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep117">117</td> <td class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"Target: Fiskerton" </td><td>Adam Beecher</td><td>May 29, 2009 (2009-05-29)</td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #FF8C00" colspan="4"> 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 charges Fiskerton 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. Absent: Doyle Blackwell </td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep118">118</td> <td class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"Once More the Nightmare Factory" </td><td>Brandon Sawyer</td><td>June 5, 2009 (2009-06-05)</td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #FF8C00" colspan="4"> 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. </td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep119">119</td> <td class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"Curse of the Stolen Tiger" </td><td>Henry Gilroy</td><td>June 12, 2009 (2009-06-12)</td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #FF8C00" colspan="4"> 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. </td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep120">120</td> <td class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"The Kur Guardian" </td><td>Todd Garfield</td><td>June 19, 2009 (2009-06-19)</td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #FF8C00" colspan="4"> 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 world 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. Absent: Doc Saturday, Drew Saturday, Komodo, Zon </td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep121">121</td> <td class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"Food of the Giants" </td><td>Alicia Sky Varinaitis</td><td>June 27, 2009 (2009-06-27)</td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #FF8C00" colspan="4"> 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. </td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep122">122</td> <td class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"The Atlas Pin" </td><td>Ross Beeley</td><td>July 4, 2009 (2009-07-04)</td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #FF8C00" colspan="4"> 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. </td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep123">123</td> <td class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"Paris Is Melting" </td><td>Chris Bowman</td><td>July 11, 2009 (2009-07-11)</td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #FF8C00" colspan="4"> 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. </td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep124">124</td> <td class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"Where Lies the Engulfer" </td><td>Todd Garfield</td><td>July 18, 2009 (2009-07-18)</td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #FF8C00" colspan="4"> 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. Absent: Fiskerton, Komodo, Zon </td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep125">125</td> <td class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"Shadows of Lemuria" </td><td>Bob Woth</br>Bill Motz</td><td>July 25, 2009 (2009-07-25)</td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #FF8C00" colspan="4"> 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. </td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep126">126</td> <td class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"Kur Rising" </td><td>Brandon Sawyer</td><td>August 1, 2009 (2009-08-01)</td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #FF8C00" colspan="4"> 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 follows 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 began to fade. Doyle approaches Zak, and the artifact glows strongly once more—showing that the Antarctic Cryptid wasn't Kur, but that Zak is actually Kur. </td></tr>

Season 2: 2009–2010

Ep# Title Writers Original airdate

<tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep201-02">201-02</td> <td class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"Kur Part 1 & Kur Part 2" </td><td>Brandon Sawyer</td><td>November 7, 2009 (2009-11-07) (Part 1) , November 14, 2009 (2009-11-14) (Part 2)</td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #FFFF00" colspan="4"> 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. </td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep203">203</td> <td class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"The Thousand Eyes of Ahuizotl" </td><td>Todd Garfield</td><td>November 21, 2009 (2009-11-21)</td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #FFFF00" colspan="4"> 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. Absent: Doyle Blackwell, Zon </td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep204">204</td> <td class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"Into The Mouth of Darkness" </td><td>Ross Beeley</td><td>December 5, 2009</td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #FFFF00" colspan="4"> The Saturdays set a course for Greenland so they can search for an ancient Sumerian tablet, but the family is forced to take a detour to 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 along side 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. </td></tr>

<tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep205">205</td> <td class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"The Legion of Garuda" </td><td>Ross Bessley</td><td>December 12, 2009</td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #FFFF00" colspan="4"> 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. Absent: Doyle Blackwell, Zon </td></tr>

<tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep206">206</td> <td class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"The Return of Tsul 'Kalu" </td><td>Todd Garfield</td><td>December 19, 2009</td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #FFFF00" colspan="4"> 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. </td></tr>

<tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep207">207</td> <td class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"The Unblinking Eye" </td><td>Ross Beeley</td><td>December 26, 2009</td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #FFFF00" colspan="4"> 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. Absent: Doyle Blackwell, Zon </td></tr>

<tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep208">208</td> <td class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"Life in the Underground" </td><td>Adam Beechen</td><td>January 9, 2010</td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #FFFF00" colspan="4"> 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 fell 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. Absent: Doyle Blackwell, Zon </td></tr>

<tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep209">209</td> <td class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"And Your Enemies Closer" </td><td>Todd Garfield</td><td>January 23, 2010</td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #FFFF00" colspan="4"> Doc, Zak, and Fiskerton strike a bargain with the Secret Scientists: the Saturdays will remove a cryptid creature 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 the world and use the Flute of Gilgamesh to siphon his powers, killing him, and 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, and Tsul Kalu as Argost flees vowing it is only the beginning. </td></tr>

<tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep210">210</td> <td class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"War of the Cryptids" </td><td></td><td>January 30, 2010</td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #FFFF00" colspan="4"> Argost has started his cryptid invasion of the world with Argost 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. Then Drew and Doyle join the fight and demand that Argost admit he killed their parents. Drew was about to kill him but Zak stops her. 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 3 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 world has been saved, and Zak's cryptid controlling powers gone. The episode ends with the Saturdays, Doyle, Ulraj, Wadi, Miranda Grey, and Paul Cheechoo paying their respects at Van Rook's grave as a news anchorman reports on the incident saying global warming is likely to blame and asks if the cryptids left either because they chose to or if there's an unsung hero. </td></tr>

See also

List of characters in The Secret Saturdays


  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 (January 26, 2010). "Jay Stevens on the Next Season". Forum post. Toonzone Forums. Retrieved 2010-02-14. 
  7. Jay Stevens (November 22, 2009). "Jay Stevens on Number of Seasons". Forum post. Toonzone Forums. Retrieved 2010-01-01. 
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