VAN HELSING – Season 2 Episode 9 – SPOILERS
Scarlett and Axel begin a relationship by sleeping together on a pile of (now worthless) money in the back of an armoured truck. That the relationship might develop into something serious is suggested by the Dick Flood song playing in the background as they cuddle the following night after vanquishing The Sisterhood. The song says: “Now I lay me down to sleep. I pray our love will always keep” Scarax is not a bad ship name, but Axlett is better.
Before they have sex, Axel and Scarlett discuss each other’s past. Axel (like Fox Mulder) had a sister, but she disappeared one day after he left her alone briefly at the playground. (He was 13 at the time.) The loss of his sister, for which he blames himself, explains Axel’s dedication to protecting Vanessa. Axel assures Scarlett that his relationship with Vanessa is platonic. Continue reading →
VAN HELSING – Season 2 Episode 8 – SPOILERS
Scab (Rowland Pidlubny) prepares food for Dimitri’s followers. Pidlubny’s Scab is the best Igor (villain’s assistant) in a long time.
Sheriff Walt Turner (Tom McBeath), a dark version of SMOKEY AND THE BANDIT’s Buford T Justice, pulls Wanda the Ambulance over as the gang heads south searching for Vanessa (who was taken by a group that Axel assures us was not the military. “They had training, though”, he admits.) Sheriff Turner, an only slightly exaggerated embodiment of the American way, is extremely impressed with Axel and his military record and invites everybody for a barbecue. Overtly sexist and racist, Walt causes Doc (Rukiya Bernard) to tell him to “eat shit” at one point, and when Scarlett (Missy Peregrym) expresses a hatred for guns, Walt asserts that “bullets are life“. Continue reading →
Kiana Madeira (Poppy in “Whiskey Lullaby“) will be Clara in LEVEL 16, a dystopian science fiction thriller about sixteen-year-old Vivien (Katie Douglas), who finds herself trapped in a prison-like boarding school called The Vestalis Academy, run by Dr. Miro, played by Peter Outerbridge (Captain Martins on THE EXPANSE). Vivien keeps to herself until she is reunited with Sophia (Celena Martin), a former friend who once betrayed her. Together, the girls begin to uncover the horrifying truth behind their imprisonment (Sophia has discovered that they are being sedated nightly without their knowledge) and the two are soon running for their lives. LEVEL 16 is written and directed by award winning filmmaker Danishka Esterhazy. Production began in Toronto in October, and the film should be ready for release in March, 2018. Continue reading →