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Into the Mouth of Darkness
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General Information
Original broadcast December 5th, 2009
Series The Secret Saturdays
Season 2
Episode number 4
Overall episode number 30
Written by Ross Beeley
Directed by Scott Jeralds
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Previous episode The Thousand Eyes of Ahuizotl
Next episode The Legion of Garuda

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Into the Mouth of Darkness was the fourth episode of Season 2 of The Secret Saturdays. It is the thirtieth episode overall. It premiered on December 5th, 2009.



The Saturdays set a course for Greenland so they can search for an ancient Sumerian tablet, but are forced to take a detour to Australia when the airship gets infested by Bunyip cryptids. 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, Zak 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.


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  • Greenland
  • Australia
  • Dubai





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  • The chase scene in the silver mine is similar to the one from Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom.
  • The meaning of this episode is explained when Argost tells Zak of how much of a monster he has become with the Bunyips being scared of him. This means that Zak is going deeper and deeper into the darkness, which means the bad side and also down the path of evil.
  • This episode showing what Zak is becoming is similar to Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones. Anakin Skywalker also had conflict that brought him into the darkness.
  • Zak/Kur is the real monster of this episode.
  • This episode is called "Into the Mouth of Darkness" because, like Argost said, Zak has in fact become some sort of monster. One, the Bunyips are really scared of him (they even have sad puppy dog-like faces with a few tears). Two, he lies to his parents, betrays his own mother, and lets the bad guy get away.
  • This marks the end of Zak's deal with Argost when he says that he needs to stop listening to that guy.
  • It is ironic that none of the Saturday members found the Bunyips to be cute, since after all, that was the purpose of the way they were drawn.


v - e - d Episodes
Season 1
The Kur Stone: Part One | The Kur Stone: Part Two | The Vengeance of Hibagon | The Ice Caverns of Ellef Ringnes | Guess Who's Going To Be Dinner | The King of Kumari Kandam | Van Rook's Apprentice | Twelve Hundred Degrees Fahrenheit | The Owlman Feeds at Midnight | The Swarm At The Edge Of Space | Eterno | Black Monday | Cryptid vs. Cryptid | The Underworld Bride | Ghost in the Machine | Something in the Water | Target: Fiskerton | Once More the Nightmare Factory | Curse of the Stolen Tiger | The Kur Guardian | Food of the Giants | The Atlas Pin | Paris is Melting | Where Lies the Engulfer | Shadows of Lemuria | Kur Rising
Season 2
Kur: Part One | Kur: Part Two | The Thousand Eyes of Ahuizotl | Into the Mouth of Darkness | The Legion of Garuda | The Return of Tsul 'Kalu | The Unblinking Eye | Life in the Underground | And Your Enemies Closer | War of the Cryptids