Michaela (Heather Doerksen), having just had her heart removed for safe-keeping, realizes she is under attack
Violet (Keeya King) and Ivory (Jennifer Cheon Garcia Warn) go to the place they believe Hansen is being held to free him from captivity, and stumble into an opportunity. Michaela is in the process of undergoing what Ivory calls a Setite ritual to remove her heart and store it in a safe place to prevent herself from being staked.
**Setites are followers of the Egyptian god Set (aka Suetekh), and outside of fiction (e.g. The Adrian Trilogy by Lyn Gibson and several tabletop and video games) there is no known connection between Set and vampires.
Once Michaela’s heart is removed, Violet and Ivory attack, and defeat Michaela and her minions in short order. (A stake through the heart apparently disables vampires but does not kill them. Violet stakes Michaela’s boxed heart and it causes her to stop fighting, making it easy for Ivory to behead her.) Continue reading →
Jack (Nicole Muñoz) vows that she and Violet will get Vanessa back
Somewhere near Denver, gladiatorial games are being held. Violet (Keeya King) and Julius (Aleks Paunovic) find one another as they wait to compete after being captured. Meanwhile, Axel (Jonathan Scarfe) has been driving around looking for Vanessa using that magic compass she gave him that points to the nearest Van Helsing. Instead of Vanessa, he finds Jack (Nicole Muñoz).
Jack tells Axel the story of Vanessa’s encounter with Dracula. Axel asks her “So you actually saw the Dark One?”, as though he had never quite believed in the existence of such a thing. Then Axel takes the opportunity to eulogize Vanessa: “She tried to do good, even if it meant doing some things that people couldn’t live with. She was fierce. She was determined. But she loved her daughter more than just about anything on the planet.” Jack responds: “I’m gonna get her back — me and my sister. And then together we’ll put an end to all of them.”Continue reading →
Vanessa meets Jack (Nicole Muñoz) and Monica (Tammy Gillis), leaders of a band of survivors. Jack (and a functioning karaoke machine) persuade Vanessa to stay the night. The inference is strong that Jack and Vanessa had sex that night, and there is certainly a strong attraction between the two. (The last time Vanessa had sex was in Episode 1.10.) Jack tries to persuade Vanessa to stay longer, but cannot. It’s not certain just where Vanessa is headed with such urgency, but she found a drawing of a cross in the Van Helsing History of Vampires book that acts like a compass, always pointing in the same direction no matter which way the book is turned. When Vanessa leaves, she gives Jack her sword, saying she just doesn’t need it anymore. (She tells Jack she has had a spiritual awakening. From now on, instead of killing vampires, she will cure them.)