ALTERED CARBON – Season 1 Episode 1 – SPOILERS
Kovacs’ new body, equipped with combat muscle memory.
Takeshi Kovacs (Joel Kinnaman) is a bitter and disillusioned revolutionary who has been dead for 250 years. He is resurrected into a world controlled by those who defeated his revolution. (This is kind of like having Leon Trotsky reborn in present-day Russia in the body of a soldier.) Kovacs is re-sleeved into a body with combat muscle memory and brings with him impressive paramilitary skills from his previous lives.
This may or may not be important, but when we first see Kovacs’ new body (before it is pulled from the tank) there is what appears to be a bug bite on its left foot. Continue reading →
VAN HELSING – Season 2 Episode 13 – SPOILERS
After the death of her mother, Abigail (Brianna Deutsch) receives a vial containing the blood of The First. In this photo, Abigail looks to be about ten years old. She gave Scarlett to the Harkers about thirty years ago. If her mother was killed by The Elders when she was ten, The Elders must have been entombed during the 1960s.
Scarlett (Missy Peregrym) and Abigail (Andee Frizzell) hike through the mountains toward the Elder’s tomb. Dimitri, Scab, and Ivory are also headed there. At the insistence of her mother (the real Abigail, not the imposter from Episode 2.10), they stop to rest, and Scarlett notices a pendant on her mother’s neck.
SCARLETT: “What is that on your neck?”
ABIGAIL: “Blood. I’ve been wearing this since I was a kid.”
SCARLETT: “That’s creepy. Whose is it?”
ABIGAIL: “It’s blood from the dark one. The first.”
SCARLETT: “The dark one?”
ABIGAIL: “Don’t say his name. Legend has it he can hear it.”
SCARLETT: “You don’t really think that he’s alive?”
ABIGAIL: “Yes, I do. I was given this just after my mother was killed by the elders.”
SCARLETT: “So my great-grandmother gave that to you. Why? What for?”
ABIGAIL: “I don’t know. It’s supposed to have some kind of special powers, but they haven’t… I was experimenting on this when I was pregnant with the two of you. I was trying to find a cure.” Continue reading →
GHOST WARS – Season 1 Episode 13 – SPOILERS
Maggie (Elise Gatien) warns Roman that the townsfolk can’t be trusted.
In Episode twelve, Roman (Avan Jogia) discovered that, when the two pieces of the meteorite are assembled, the souls of everyone nearby (except for Roman) are detached from their bodies, enabling them to move about and even enter bodies other than their own. Roman used this feature of the meteorite to restore Abigail to her own body, and to rescue Val from the clutches of Deputy Norm. This time, Dr. Barker (Kandyse McClure) devises a scheme to chase the invading ghosts back to their place of origin. Four volunteers would discorporate and, using Billy’s near-death experiences as a guide, try to “re-open death’s door”. Continue reading →