Sanctuary TV series, Episode "Out of the blue":

Will: Ok, but why bring us here? I mean, why not just bring us to the Sanctuary?

Foss: Clock was ticking from the second you guys got hit. If the venom was acftive in your system too long, there was less chance that we could save you

Virgil: He made a call. I opened my doors to friends.

Will [sarcastically]: Yeah, that was really sweet of you, Virgil.

Virgil: Bygones, Sporto, bygones. I got a big heart.

I am not getting it. Why does he call him "Sporto"? And why does he say "bygones"? Does he mean "let bygones be bygones"?


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According to the Urban Dictionary, 'sporto' is a name for a 'jock type guy'. In the phrase, 'bygones, sporto, bygones', Virgil references the expression 'let bygones be bygones', shortening it to just 'bygones'.

So he says 'bygones, sporto' to mean:

let bygones be bygones, sporto1

1 or 'bro', 'mate' etc.

The second 'bygones' is repetition for effect, commonly used in speech.

  • Thank you. My problem is that neither meaning of the word "sporto" as I understand it fits the profile of the character (Will) as I understand it.
    – Nimitta
    Jul 19, 2017 at 11:07
  • @Nimitta maybe it was sarcastic Jul 19, 2017 at 13:18

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