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About WITCHBLADE & Episode Guides

About WITCHBLADE & Episode Guides

Witchblade Aired From June 12, 2001 - August 26, 2002 On TNT

About the Show:
This is the story of a New York detective, Sara " Pez" Pezzini. Her search for justice brings her into contact with the Witchblade, an ancient, intelligent, living weapon so powerful it can battle Earth's darkest evil forces. Week in and week out, " Pez" employs her skills as a police detective to fight crime. She finds she must employ the Witchblade to combat a much greater and frighteningly organized conspiracy of evil that threatens the very soul of humanity. As Sara tries to keep the secret of the Witchblade, do her job and have a personal life, she finds that her most formidable adversary may be the Witchblade itself.


Actor’s name

Character’s name

Yancy ButlerSara Pezzini
David ChokachiJake McCartey
Will Yun LeeDanny Woo
Anthony CistaroKenneth Irons
Eric EtebariIan Nottingham
John HensleyGabriel Bowman


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Season 1

Episode 1: Pilot Film (August 2000)
When one of her best friends is murdered, NYPD homicide detective Sara Pezzini (Yancy Butler) is bitter at being unable to bring her killer to justice. Sara is certain the killer is Tommy Gallo (Conrad Dunn), a legendary hit man who seems untouchable. After one of Gallo's henchmen assaults her partner, Danny Woo (Will Yun Lee), Sara pursues him into a museum where the artifacts of Joan of Arc are among those displayed. While searching for Gallo's man, Sara is momentarily transfixed by a metal gauntlet in a display case – and is startled by a mysterious figure (Eric Etebari) who vanishes as quickly as he appears. During a savage gunfight in the museum, the display case is shattered and the gauntlet careens through space and finds Sara's arm, miraculously protecting her. In time it appears that all of these events have converged through the machinations of a billionaire named Kenneth Irons (Anthony Cistaro), a man obsessed with an artifact called the Witchblade.

The Witchblade is a magical weapon that chooses who will wear it – and it has chosen but a few warriors, all of them women, throughout the centuries. To understand the Witchblade and why she was chosen to wield it, Sara embarks on a difficult search for self-discovery and justice.

Episode 2: Parallax (Jun/12/2001)
Det. Sara Pezzini is slowly learning more about the witchblade. She also finds herself before a hostile review board as they try to piece together what happened at the Rialto Theater. She is saddened to learn that her mentor, Captain Joe Siri, is retiring and he leaves her something from her father. When Sara and her new partner Jake McCartey answer a call to a shooting scene, they learn of a now defunct secret military program to create assassins known as the Black Dragons. One of the remaining Dragons, Hector Mobius, seems to be on the rampage.

Episode 3: Conundrum (Jun/19/2001)
Sara and her new partner, Jake McCartey, investigate when skeletal remains are found carefully posed in a downtown park. Using missing person reports, they determine that the remains are those of Gina Maris, a model employed by Dominique Boucher. Slowly, Sara begins to realize that the woman's death and Boucher are somehow related to the Witchblade. She is shocked when she interviews Karen Bronte, Gina's roommate, only to find a photo of a woman and a young child whom Karen claims is her mother and grandmother. The grandmother could be Sara's identical twin.

Episode 4: Diplopia (Jun/26/2001)
Sara and Jake investigate a series of serial murders in the art community in New York. All of the cases somehow seem related to artist Isaac Sullivan but he has cast iron alibis for all of the murders. Much of the case involves the gay community and Sara takes Jake to task over his homophobia. Meanwhile, Sara meets Gabriel Bowman, a collector of trinket talismans and continues to learn about the history of the Witchblade and the fact that only one who is chosen can use it. Also, Kenneth Irons interferes with Sara's attempts to gain more knowledge about her past.

Episode 5: Sacrifice (Jul/03/2001)
Sara investigates the ritual murders of young women. With some assistance from Kenneth Irons, she learns of an ancient Celtic legend that tells of human sacrifice required to bring back to life a warrior queen. She also meets Conchobar, an Irish rock singer who has a profound effect on her. From Gabriel Bowman, Sara begins to gather information about the woman who may be her grandmother and her role as an Allied spy during World War II.

Episode 6: Legion (Jul/10/2001)
The police arrest a troubled young man, Edward Nolan, for the murder of Monsignor Joe Bellamy. Except for Sara, the police are convinced that he is guilty. She is not ready to assign guilt so quickly, particularly when another priest, Father Del Toro, suggests that Nolan may be possessed. Using the Witchblade, Sara is able to make contact with the dead priest in the same way she can speak to her now dead partner, Danny Woo. She learns that the Vatican may have a particular interest in the Witchblade. But is turns out that Father Del Toro is not what he seems or claims to be. Meanwhile, Sara continues her relationship with Irish singer and poet Conchobar.

Episode 7: Maelstrom (Jul/17/2001)
Sara has to rescue her boyfriend, Concobar, when an Irish gang kidnaps him. The gang are members of the radical Ulster Defense League, a Northern Ireland right-wing group hell-bent on killing terrorists, and they are actually looking for his older brother Edward, a member of the Irish Republican Army (IRA) who reputedly set off 20 car bombs in Belfast in 1996. Sara will stop at nothing to find him, but her late partner, Danny, doesn't approve of her methods. When the kidnappers agree to release Conchobar for a hefty ransom of $2 million, the sole female gang member also demands the Witchblade bracelet. When Kenneth Irons refuses to help her out, Sara seeks to get the money by stealing from the police evidence room.

Episode 8: Periculum (Jul/24/2001)
Sara is grieving over the loss of Conchobar and her partner Jake is worried about her well-being. The time has come for Sara to undergo a test of worthiness, the Periculum. In a dream-like state, she meets some of her predecessors who explain the power and origins of the Witchblade and her own role in the world. If she fails the test, she will die. Meanwhile, Captain Dante invites Jake to join a group within the police, called the White Bulls, who ensure that justice is done... and don't hesitate to keep any of the financial proceeds that might come of it.

Episode 9: Thanatopis (Jul/31/2001)
Captain Dante assigns all of his officers to track and hopefully arrest Armand Parsegian, a known arms dealer. He is assassinated before anything can be done however and Sara has a vision that indicates there is a connection between the murdered man and Kenneth Irons. She also sees Ian Nottingham as the assassin. Meanwhile, Gabriel asks for Sara's help when his best friend is found hanging from the rafters in his apartment building from an apparent suicide. He is convinced that his friend was murdered but again, Sara finds a connection to Irons. Also, Jake decides to accept Dante's offer to join his special group of police officers.

Episode 10: Apprehension (Aug/07/2001)
Sara learns about the White Bulls from her late father who left her a video statement. She also knows who killed Prospero, a local pimp: Detective Orlinsky. She also learns of the long standing feud between Captain Dante and her father. She visits her old Captain, Joe Siri, who tells her of the role the White Bulls and Captain Dante played in her father's death. Kenneth Irons offers to help Sara but she is wary about trusting him, and it turns out that Dante also has powerful friends.

Episode 11: Convergence (Aug/14/2001)
With her life is danger from the White Bulls, Sara's not sure who to she can trust. Even with partner Jake's revelation, she's not entirely sure she can trust him. Kenneth Irons desperately needs something from Sara or he will face dire consequences when he begins to age at a rapid rate. Meanwhile, Gabriel offers to help Sara by tracing a bullet cartrage, only to get betrayed and finds his own life in danger.

Episode 12: Transcendence (Aug/21/2001)
Kenneth Irons tries to get Captain Dante to call off his hunt for Sara, but the Captain is dead set on eliminating her. Meanwhile, Sara and Jake set a trap for Dante but she is shocked when she learns who actually gives the White Bulls their orders. Sara learns of her extraordinary powers and how to use it to right many wrongs. Sara's unlikely protector, Ian Nottingham, surfaces with a life-threatening passion to watch over her that leads to irrevocable consequences. Sara has no choice but to accept the destiny that comes with wielding the gauntlet and use it to regain what she has lost as she sets off to have a final confrontation with Irons after she finally learns what his intentions are for her.



Season 2

Episode 1: Emergence (Jun/16/2002)
Having used the Witchblade‘s power to reverse time, and Sara and Danny are back at the Rialto Theater (from the premier TV pilot) to confront Tommy Gallo, but Sara turns away, thus preventing the fatal shootout, changing the course of time, and causing great annoyance in Irons, who wanted the Witchblade to bond with Sara through shedding blood. So, he decides to find a new woman to wield the 'Blade', and he sets a murderous plot in motion with Ian and his new unholy disciple, Christina, to make it all happen which involves targeting Danny Woo.

Episode 2: Destiny (Jun/17/2002)
Using the incredibly strong and powerful powers and abilities of the Witchblade, Sara saves the life of her partner, Danny Woo when he‘s buried alive. But then Irons procures an ancient weapon, called the Longinus Lance, in order to kill Sara to obtain the Witchblade. Can she save herself as the battle for the Witchblade turns into a fight to the death? In this new timeline, Sara struggles to know more about the Witchblade which leads her to meeting Gabriel for the first time who gives her some advice, but it puts a strain on her detective partner, Danny, over her refusing to confide in him about what has been going on with her.

Episode 3: Agape (Jun/17/2002)
As Sara and Danny investigate a series of bizarre drug-related murders, rookie detective Jake is pulled into a sting with a questionable cop. Now Sara must learn to use the Witchblade to solve the crime and save Jake before it's too late.

Episode 4: Consectatio (Jun/24/2002)
Obsessed with his feelings for Sara and driven by the evil spirit of the late Kenneth Irons, Ian Nottingham contracts with a group of deadly assassins, The Black Dragons, who were his former Special Forces unit, to murder Sara.

Episode 5: Static (Jul/01/2002)
When a rock star meets his untimely demise, Sara and Danny are called in on a series of strange homicides. But when Sara discovers that the killer is using a trail of mayhem to lure her into a trap, her investigation turns into a fight for the Witchblade.

Episode 6: Nailed (Jul/08/2002)
A psychotic serial killer of young girls... who has a fetish for their fingernails... becomes obsessed with Danny's niece. Sara must rely on the Witchblade's visions to find the girl before she becomes the killer's next victim.

Episode 7: Lagrimas (Jul/15/2002)
Sara experiences love at first sight when she meets a man who is perfect for her. But the affair goes awry when Irons returns from the grave with knowledge of the man's true identity. Sara is faced with an impossible dilemma: Can she kill the man she loves?

Episode 8: Hierophant (Jul/22/2002)
A killer known only as V tries to take over New York's organized crime syndicates, causing mayhem. But when the evidence gathered at the crime scenes includes the fingerprints of Sara's long-dead father, Sara must trust the Witchblade's powers to overcome her emotions and wage war with the greatest evil she has ever faced.

Episode 9: Veritas (Aug/05/2002)
A man named Tickner is on the run from two mysterious men who kill him after he sends a message to Gabriel. It turns out Tickner had a tape with evidence convicting the mysterious men and their organization of some major murder. Gabriel and Sara recover the tape, are forced to shoot two of the men who are government/Federal types, and go on the run while Sara has visions of a mysterious Boston-accented man talking to her about politics and evil. Sara ends up captured by the conspirators, who are a mysterious cabal who plan on taking over the U.S. She escapes but the conspiracy lets her live in return for a favor, and they return the captive Gabriel to her.

Episode 10: Parabolic (Aug/12/2002)
A link to unusual circumstances and the mysterious tattoos on the murder victims lead Sara and Jake to investigate other hate crimes that have been interrupted but are occurring across the city. It becomes apparent that a vigilante is trying to thwart the efforts of the hate crime perps. Sara goes undercover to find out more about the tattoos that are traced to the Lupo Organization and its mysterious leader, but when her disguise is blown, she must use the Witchblade to escape.

Episode 11: Palindrome (Aug/19/2002)
Jake and Danny go undercover posing as hot-headed fighters to investigate the murder of a young man who was in an underground bare-knucke fight club. But the deadly game becomes complicated when Sara's long-lost love, Conchobar, steps into the ring. In a bizarre twist of fate, Sara finds herself falling in love with him (despite having never met him before in this alternate reality) and thus risks everything (including the Witchblade) to save her lover and bring the killer to justice.

Episode 12: Ubique (Aug/26/2002)
Sara awakens from a nightmare to discover the Witchblade bracelet gone from her wrist and New York City in chaos after a bizarre homicidal spree. When she finds that the killers recently accessed, a Web site run by someone who knows about the Witchblade, Sara suspects Kenneth Irons. Risking her sanity, she peruses the site and becomes helpless due to Cyberfaust's spell. Sara is forced to battle against the Witchblade and its diabolical new wielder, who is under Irons employment, but without her special abilities.