Ivory (Jennifer Cheon) about to be bitten by a Daywalker she thought she had killed.
Ivory (Jennifer Cheon) and Scab (Rowland Pidlubny) are still making their way back to The Sisterhood from the caves where the Van Helsing twins found The Elder. Weakened by hunger, they are rescued from predatory humans by some of Dr. Harrison’s modified vampires (called Daywalkers because they are unaffected by sunlight). These creatures show amazing ability to recover from injury. Ivory puts a steel rod through the brain of one of them, and a railway spike in the eye of another. Both recover from their injuries in a matter of minutes. The leader of the Daywalkers bites Ivory and transmits his healing power to her.
Scab prepares to be bitten (theraputically) by Ivory
Ivory similarly transmits the power to Scab as the two of them lie on the railway tracks in front of the tank car under which they had been trapped. The tank car has a white poison placard (number 2312), and the interesting thing about that is that Kim Stanley Robinson wrote a novel titled 2312 about a city on Mercury called Terminator that was built on tracks so it could always remain in the planet’s habitable zone. In the novel, a meteorite, which turns out to be of artificial origin, destroys the tracks, cooking the city in the heat of the sun. The presence of this placard could be meant to suggest that the volcanic event that caused VAN HELSING’s vampire apocalypse was intentionally triggered. Continue reading →
We get a second oddly calendar-specific flashback about Dimitri‘s past. Earlier this season, we learned that Dimitri turned Julius into a vampire in 1936. Here we find out that Dimitri was captured by a diminutive Van Helsing and some military cohorts in 1976. This is almost certainly prior to Vanessa’s birth, so it is possible that genetic material extracted from Dimitri during his capture was used in designing the embryos that became Vanessa and Scarlett. The 70s Van Helsing is seen preparing to extract spinal fluid (?) from a helpless Dimitri. Then, for some unknown reason, someone allowed him to escape from The Farm shortly after that. We don’t know who, and neither does Dimitri. Continue reading →
Lucky (Andrea Ware) knocks out Joline (Caroline Cave) with one punch, preventing her from sounding the alarm as Flesh and Mohammed escape. (Flesh had been imprisoned after he revealed his vampire past, and Joline was in enough trouble after allowing Doc to make off with blood to feed Axel, so she wasn’t about to try to help anyone else.) Lucky’s punch ties in nicely with the reveal that Julius was once a professional boxer. (We find out that Julius became a vampire after throwing a fight in 1936 to get money to pay some less-than-charitable nuns to continue caring for his dying mother.) Continue reading →