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Van Rook's Apprentice
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General Information
Original broadcast November 14, 2008
Series The Secret Saturdays
Season 1
Episode number 7
Overall episode number 7
Written by Amy Wolfram
Directed by Scott Jeralds
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Previous episode The King of Kumari Kandam
Next episode Twelve Hundred Degrees Fahrenheit

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Van Rook's Apprentice was the seventh episode of Season 1 of The Secret Saturdays. It is the seventh episode overall. It premiered on November 14, 2008.


For the first time, Drew sees Van Rook's apprentice without his mask and realizes he may be her long-lost younger brother Doyle.


When the Saturdays look for the Alkali Lake Monster, they get into a fight with Van Rook and Doyle over its horn which is a key to finding Kur's tomb. While underwater, Drew fights Doyle Blackwell for the horn, in the process his helmet is knocked off and she is shocked at his face, allowing him to return to the surface with the horn where Doc attacks him. Doyle fights Doc as Fisk claims the horn and Drew emerges from the lake with Zak, she stops her husband from attacking the mercenary. Drew explains to all that she thinks Doyle might actually be her brother, much to Doyle and her family's shock. Van Rook aids Doyle and they escape while the Saturdays return to HQ with the horn.

Drew does some research, unsure if Doyle is really her long lost brother, but states that seeing him was like looking at her dad's face again. She recounts the story of a trip her family took in the Himalayas when she was a little girl and how a freak storm separated them and she was found by Tibetan monks. Meanwhile, Doyle decides to look into Drew's history to confirm the connection.

Doyle contacts her asking for her help. Doc is suspicious it may be a trap and wants to go with her but Drew refuses, stating if it is a trap there's no need for them all to go. However, Zak has other ideas and he and his cryptid friends stow away on the Airship.

At Drew and Doyle's meeting, V.V. Argost attacks them. Back at HQ, Doc is studying the horn when he's attacked by Munya and Van Rook. Doc calls Drew to warn her the meeting is a setup. They manage to fight off Argost, but Drew still thinks it was a trap. Later, Doyle arrives at the Saturday HQ with a piece of the Kur Stone he stole from Argost, stating he found some things out about Argost that didn't suit him and offers his assistance in fighting Argost for a reasonable hourly wage and a place to live in.


Main Characters


Supporting Characters


Kur Related Items


  • Alkali Lake, Nebraska
  • Himalayan Mountains (flashback)
  • Saturday HQ
  • Zorastrian Pit of Darkness (mentioned only)





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  • When Doyle hacks into Van Rook's client list, Baron Finster can be seen.
  • While Drew is searching the Crime Data Base, several characters from Ben 10 can be seen briefly including Dr. Animo, Hex, and Enoch.
  • We learn that the airship has a utility closet, the perfect place for hiding when you really want to help.
  • When Zon caught the Alkali Lake Monster's horn, Van Rook's shout sounded like Argost's. This is because Van Rook and Argost are both voiced by Corey Burton.
  • It's revealed that the Tibetan monks who found Drew were the ones who gave her her fire sword.
  • The story of Drew losing her family will later be told from Doyle's point of view and the truth of they lost their parents will be revealed.
  • When Drew and Doyle attack Argost and he hides in his cape and curls into a ball shaped like a turtle shell, this is a reference to the Super Mario games whenever you attack Koopa and he hides in his turtle shell.


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