Sam (Christopher Heyerdahl) wants to kill both Lily (Julie Lynn Mortensen) and Vanessa, but The Oracle steps in, and tells him he must leave one of them alive. (It seems they need to perform a ritual involving a live Van Helsing, the blood of the Dark One, and a five pointed black star.) Sam does not take orders well, but The Oracle tosses him against a wall (she has telekinetic powers), and when that just makes him more combative, she tries a softer approach, explaining that long ago she had been drawn to his darkness and had chosen him for greater things. Continue reading →
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. Continue reading →
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. Continue reading →