The Eternity Trap
Series 3 Episodes 7 and 8
When Professor Rivers and the gang investigate an old legend, a monstrous creature appears in the night as the terrifying grasp of Erasmus Darkening reaches out from centuries past. As Sarah Jane and the gang discover the secrets of Erasmus Darkening, ghosts from the past rise up, and the quest to find the missing children reaches a climax. It seems that nothing can stop the ancient alchemist's rise to victory.
Memorable Quotes
  • Clyde: So let me get this right. If you don't believe in ghosts, Sarah Jane, and you don't believe in ghosts, Professor, then...
    Rani: ...what are we doing here?
    Professor Rivers: To see if we're right. To find out scientifically one way or the other.
    Sarah Jane: In that case, I'm delighted you invited me along to cover the story.
  • Clyde: Are you sure about this? There's no such thing as ghosts, is there?
    Rani: (Laughs) Clyde, I don't believe you! After all the things we've seen, you're scared of ghosts!?
    Clyde: Who said anything about scared? Did I mention scared? I don't think so!
  • Sarah Jane: It's more to do with imagination than supernatural.
  • Rani: It has felt like someone has been watching me since we got here.
    Sarah Jane:: It's psychological. You know this house is supposed to be haunted, and your imagination starts to work overtime.
    Rani: Hmm...
    Clyde: No wonder Luke wanted to stay at home!
  • Clyde: It smells of cucumba farts in here!
    Rani: Ugh, it's just old and damp! Must've been wonderful here years ago. A picnic by the fountain, taking the boat out on the lake...
  • Clyde: This is Hogwarts Tim Burton style! It's... Harry Potter has a close shave off Sweeney Todd.
  • Clyde: You need to get out more, mate. Oh, you can't. Sorry... I forgot. You're a ghost.
  • Rani: How do we get out of here!?
    Clyde: Just keep running!
  • Toby: Still say there's no such things as ghosts, Miss Smith?
  • Rani: If Darkening's an alien, I mean... he looks just like us.
    Clyde: Some aliens are like us. The Doctor looked human.
  • Clyde: Something tells me we're not alone in here...
  • Sarah Jane: I never like to disappoint.