The Widening Gyre
Episode 1 of 22 within Season Two. Item 23 of 110 overall.
Production number 201.
Robert Hewitt Wolfe - Writer
Allan Eastman - Director
133 votes

With the ship severely damaged and Tyr, Harper and Rev having been abducted, Dylan leads the crew of the Andromeda in battle against its deadliest enemy to rescue their captured crew-members. With help from Rev who pretended to join the Magog, the group escapes and Andromeda launches a nova-bomb into the Worldship.

However, due to the actions of the Spirit of the Abyss, the Magog leader and creator, the Worldship survives though severely damaged while Andromeda gets away, also badly damaged. The World Ship is discovered to be heading to the Known Worlds and now the Commonwealth, once a dream, is a necessity to combat this threat.

original airdate--October 01,2001

network: Syndication


Opening Intro:

"If we do not live another day, say this over our pyre:They died like High Guard Lancers with their faces to the fire."

Regimental Hymn of the 13th Imperial Lancers      CY 4233


“He is the last guardian of a fallen civilization, a hero from another time. Faced with a universe in chaos, Dylan Hunt recruits an unlikely crew and sets out to reunite the galaxies. On the starship Andromeda, hope lives again”

related items

Previous episode :
022 Its Hour Come Round at Last (season finale)
Next episode :
024 Exit Strategies
Related to this story :
022 Its Hour Come Round at Last (season finale)
  Andromeda, Season One
024 Exit Strategies
  Andromeda, Season Two

regional titles

The Widening Gyre
Au coeur des tÈnËbres (2/2)
Der Geist des Abyss
El giro se ensancha