Jennifer Cheon Garcia (Ivory) will be Leane Sharif in THE WHEEL OF TIME, a drama based on the series of novels by Robert Jordan (and continued by Brandon Sanderson after Jordan’s death). The novels are set in a future society resembling that of medieval Europe three thousand years after an age of technological advancement came to a cataclysmic end. The first season will contain elements from the first three novels (there are fourteen). Moiraine Damodred (Rosamund Pike) goes in search of the Dragon Reborn (the chosen one destined to save humanity).
In the books, Cheon’s character, like Damodred, is part of Aes Sedai, an all-female organization of magicians, and is bound by the Three Oaths (to never lie, to make no lethal weapon, and to only use the ‘One Power’ as a weapon under extraordinary circumstances). Sharif was born in Arad Doman, and, according to The Wheel of Time Wiki: “Domani women wear diaphanous, form-fitting clothing considered scandalous in most countries, and have raised the practice of seduction to an art…Most Domani merchants are women, and few men can best them in a bargaining session.”THE WHEEL OF TIME began filming in The Czech Republic, Slovenia, and Croatia last September, and is expected to be on Amazon Prime Video sometime in 2021. Continue reading →
Willem (Dakota Daulby) transfers knowledge to Jack and Violet with a mind meld
Jack (Nicole Muñoz) and Violet (Keeya King) jump start Hansen (who was severely damaged by Bathory’s torture) with a shot of untainted human blood directly into his heart. (They use Nicholson’s blood because he isn’t a Van Helsing, and has never been a vampire.) Once awake, Willem (Dakota Daulby) puts a hand on each daughter’s head and does a sort of one-way mind meld, allowing them to see his thoughts. They learn how and why they came to be. They also become able to read the three pages Jack recovered from the back of that Bosch-like painting where Hansen had hidden them.
Rhonda Dent as Charlotte Van Helsing, who is probably Abraham’s daughter. In Stoker’s novel, Van Helsing does not have a daughter. Charlotte is the name of Bram Stoker’s mother.
Hansen, back when he was Willem, promised Abraham’s daughter (Rhonda Dent) that he would work against the Dark One from the inside. And he did that, even making use of torture and Nazi eugenics data. The question is: How is he the only vampire to be able to rebel against his vampire nature and accomplish this?
Two of the pages are instructions for opening the portal to the dark realm. The third page tells how to open a portal to this world from that place. Hansen disguises himself as Colonel Nicholson and traps Bathory. Meanwhile, Jack and Violet proceed to open the portal, but not before getting a warning from Axel (Jonathan Scarfe) that Bathory (Jesse Stanley) has something up her sleeve. 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 →