VAN HELSING – Season 3 Episode 7 – SPOILERS
After devouring several humans, Sam (Christopher Heyerdahl) and Felix (Bzhaun Rhoden) are relaxing together in the woods, when that dark female figure (now in the credits as The Oracle) appears to Sam and tells him to kill the one he loves. Sam thinks she means Felix, and so he does that. Then The Oracle tells him that Felix was not the one he loves, and Sam knows he has to go after Mohamed.
Meanwhile, Mohamed (Trezzo Mahoro), still trapped in the bunker, hallucinates Cara (Emily Haine), whom he killed in “Be True” to prevent her from becoming a vampire. (Strangely, Cara has blood on her chin.) She gives him advice on how to escape from his underground prison. Either Sam’s variety of mental illness is communicable, or the Elders are setting up a grudge match between Sam and Mohamed to see if Sam is worthy of joining their number.
There are two remaining Elders, one for each “hallucination”, and the Elders can shape-shift. After his escape, we see Cara vanish in a puff of smoke while Mohamed is running away and not even looking at her.
Marybeth (Vanessa Walsh) and the gang are attacked by Daywalkers as they travel the Denver road (presumably US Route 40). One of their number, Kristina, is turned vampire, but the rest continue east, until they stop to help another bunch of humans with a flat tire. When Axel finds out their new acquaintances are heading to San Francisco, he tries to talk them out of it, but their leader is insistent that Hawaii (via San Francisco) is where they want to go. (He says he has intel that Hawaii is uninfected and they can catch a boat.)
None of the group requests his help with anything but the flat tire, but Axel kills the group’s leader (with the little knife that Scarlett gave him) and rescues a very pregnant female named Kit (Maddie Phillips) who then accompanies him to Denver.
Kit joins Axel in the cab of the transport. Previously, Dre (Danny Wattley) was riding shotgun and Axel yelled at him for falling asleep, telling him that he needed to stay awake and watch for vampires as they drove through the hills. He feeds Kit a Kit Kat bar (which product gets an amazing number of plugs on this show) and does not admonish her to watch out for threats. One wonders why Kit is so unwilling to give Axel her real name. (Kit is the name she “goes by”.) Even if her name was well-known before the Rising, what difference would it make? Who is she hiding from?
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AXEL: “It’s none of my business, but, your baby – the father, is he…?”
KIT: “One of you guys. First one died. Second one ran off. I liked the first one better than the second, but I don’t really know whose kid it is.”
AXEL: “Fair enough. I…”
KIT: “End of discussion.”
“End of discussion” is Axel’s favourite way of ending a discussion, so Kit’s use of the phrase is interesting. Is it a Marine thing? She did tell Axel that the father was “one of you guys”.
Meanwhile, in a castration ceremony, Scab (Rowland Pidlubny) joins the Sisterhood. (It is uncertain if this is intended as social commentary, or just another effort to gross out the viewer. One hopes it is the latter.) Ivory, Scab, and The Sisterhood then take over The Daywalkers, and learn from Kristina (Claire Smithies) that Denver is full of edible humans. Who will get to Denver first: Axel and Kit, or the newly reconstituted Sisterhood?
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