VAN HELSING – Season 3 Episode 9 – SPOILERS
Black Tek administrator Caitlin (Enid Raye-Adams) has Joline arrested for spreading the truth about the side effects of vampire repellent. She wants Doc to make the repellent work better.
CAITLIN: “It took our best people months to discover the link between Black Tech’s repellent and the outbreak. You did it in 48 hours.”
DOC: “Maybe they’re not your best people.”
CAITLIN: “We want to take this country back. Make it great again. Make it safe. Bottom line, we need you.”
DOC: “Look, Caitlin, let her go or I won’t help you with any more of this bullshit you think is America.”
Using Joline as a hostage, Caitlin forces Doc to cooperate. Doc demands a gene sequencer and a vampire as conditions of her assistance and gets both. The first thing she does sequence the genetic makeup of The Dark One’s blood. Then she calls Caitlin saying she’s had a breakthrough. When Caitlin gets there, Doc releases the vampire. After Caitlin is bitten (she hasn’t taken her own medicine, probably fearing the side effects), Doc kills the vampire, and then puts Caitlin out of her misery.
Doc, who has a natural immunity to vampire bites, probably hasn’t taken the repellent, so her aggressive violence can’t be blamed on that. The important thing is that Doc ran The Dark One‘s blood through the gene sequencer, and we learn from Caitlin (before she dies) that Black Tek (the company that employed both Caitlin and the late Dr. Harrison) has tendrils extending far beyond Denver.
Before Doc can free Jolene, Ivory and the Daywalkers attack, and all prisoners are evacuated to a penal colony called Loveland. Doc watches the bus pull away with Joline in it. (She doesn’t know it but Phil (aka Flesh) is on that bus as well, headed to Loveland to find his wife who was sent there for unknown crimes. Yes, Phil is still alive, and has twice demonstrated the ability to repair significant brain damage without losing memories. It is reasonable to assume, then, that, in Daywalkers, all memories are stored throughout the body, probably in the blood. It is possible that the only thing that would actually kill Phil is complete exsanguination.
Scab settles an old grudge by turning Frankie into a vampire right in front of Julius. Frankie and Julius just had sex for the first time, and it seems to be a thing on VAN HELSING to kill off any character who might be having a good time. One worries about Joline, but for now, she seems quite miserable, and therefore is probably safe.
Axel delivers his band of refugees to Denver just before the attack of the Daywalkers, then turns the truck around and heads for the coast to find Scarlett, about whom he is quite worried. They did arrange a meeting place, but Scarlett is trapped on an island, so she might be difficult to find. The Daywalkers eat everyone Axel transported except Kit (Maddie Phillips), who died in childbirth on the way, Dre (Danny Wattley), who hid under a bench, and Barry (Michael Jonsson) who hid in a locker with Kit’s baby.) That child is the only human we have seen who was born after The Rising since the ones who were fed to Magdalene in Episode 1.10.
Asked by Christina of OMFG-TV abut Ivory’s relationship with Scab, Jennifer Cheon said (in part): “it’s not necessarily like, ‘oh look at them, they’re in vampire love,’ you know what I mean? It seems more real than that. Cause you know some relationships and chemistry you have with another person, you can’t quite define it…It’s not romantic, yet it is romantic because you care that much. It’s just something that is special, and I love that we’re not really sure which way it’s going, but it’s morphing into something really special.” And regarding Scab’s castration, Cheon said: “I thought it was dark and twisted, yes. But it just showed that loyalty that Scab has.”
About that castration. Daywalkers can heal any injury pretty quickly. Won’t they grow back?
Donald Sales (security officer) will be Danny in the fourth episode of ANOTHER LIFE, which stars Katee Sackhoff as astronaut Niko Breckenridge, who, in her search for extra-terrestrial intelligence, leads the young crew of the spaceship Salvare on a mission to find the origins of an alien artifact. Among others in the cast are Elizabeth Faith Ludlow as Breckenridge’s second in command, Samuel Anderson as a holographic sentient artificial intelligence, and Selma Blair as a journalist trying to break the story of what they[re up to. Niko’s husband, a member of the U.S. Interstellar Command, will be played by Justin Chatwin. The ten-episode series is currently filming in and around Vancouver, and will be on Netflix sometime next year.