Firstly, video From the ComicCon Sanctuary panel will be made available on the Syfy site after the convention has finished.
Episode 8 is called Next Tuesday - "Will Zimmerman and Magnus are transporting a rare abmornal off of an oil rig (in Mexico?).The abnormal wakes up, gets upset and the helicoptor goes down in an oil well in the middle of the ocean, with the helicopter suspended above them and a nest of wires. Amanda, Robin and director Martin Wood spent five days in wetsuits for this sep and they did not use stunt people."
"According to Martin, it was really impressive to see Amanda hold her breath for 94 seconds."
Premiere episodes - "includes a big car chase with Magnus behind the wheel, for which they used Damien Kindle's car and no stunt driver. Amanda did her own driving for the sequence and Robin says that his reaction in the passenger seat was not acting -- he was terrified!"
Finale episodes - "We'll get to meet the new head of Tokyo Sanctuary and the rebuilt Tokyo Sanctuary- Damien was dying when Martin told us this because Martin was revealing too much.The scenes they shot in Japan were filmed almost guerilla style - Martin was working the camera, there were no permits and they were writing scenes onsite because they were having fun and wanted to maximize the opportunity. "
Episode 7 Veritas - "in which Magnus goes "completely off her rocker." This ep really showcases Will's loyalty to Magnus -- "when the world turns it's back on her, he can be counted on to stick with her." Damien Kindler says that they wanted to deepen Will and Helen's relationship this season (in a non-shipper way) - they didn't want the relationship to be stagnant and just about capturing monsters."
Episode 5 Padua Noctoris - "The future flash ep is "Padua Noctoris" which focuses on a probable future. Amanda says we'll see "Will unlike you've ever seen him before" and that it was "freaky",seeing Robin in character for this ep. It's set in a post-apocalyptic era and we'll see a decayed Sanctuary, Magnus' office destroyed, band -- most frightening --Will with mullet!"
Shippers - Magnus held Will Zimmerman on her knee when he was 8! Magnus + Druitt is that character's big love affair ("she likes the bad boys"). There's also Count Olaff who owns a soccer team.
More can be found in the source article at Pop Wenches.
From TV Guide in U.S.A. -
Say goodbye to the stoic, uptight Helen Magnus. "We want her to get that stick out of her ass!" says Amanda Tapping, who plays the enigmatic 157-year-old doctor. "Magnus has been very rigid, and for good reason--she has an overwhelming duty as the protector of the world's abnormal creatures. Next season, she will light up and let herself go a bit. She'll become much more accessible." But she'll also be suspected of murder. In an episode titled "Veritas," directed by Tapping, Magnus "seems to go completely insane, and all sighs point to her being a killer. It's up to Will (Robin Dunne) to unravel the mystery."