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 (Kelly Overton) cures two vampires by allowing them to feed, and seems to be enjoying it.
The Oracle, Ivory (Jennifer Cheon Garcia), and Sam (Christopher Heyerdahl) get together to raise Michaela (previously referred to as the Second of Three) from her coffin. Michaela is displeased that so few members of Ivory’s sisterhood have survived. (It is not mentioned why this is so, but one suspects that Vanessa has been curing the membership at an alarming rate.) Micheala calls the Oracle by her real name, Bathory. Are Michaela (Heather Doerksen) and Bathory (Jesse Stanley) two of the three unnamed “sisters” referred to in Stoker’s novel? In the short story Dracula’s Guest, published two years after Bram Stoker’s death, one of the three sisters is called Countess Dolengen of Gratz. (The other two are not named.) Gratz (with or without the T) is a city in Austria located some 300 kilometers from the castle in Slovakia where Countess Bathory was imprisoned and allegedly died. (Her grave has never been found.) Continue reading →
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 →