In a flashback, Willem, also known as Hansen, uses the sperm of unidentified donors to fertilize the two ova that will become Violet and Jack
Hansen (Neal McDonough) has been in disguise for quite some time. Bathory (Jesse Stanley) calls him by his true name, which is Willem, and urges him to show his true form, which he does not do. (Beginning in Episode 4.8, Dakota Daulby will play a character named Willem.) It turns out that Jack and Violet are the results of in vitro fertilization of Van Helsing ova, harvested from a very young Vanessa and Scarlett by Abigail (or rather the woman who pretended to be Abigail Van Helsing in “Base Pair” and “Black Days“). The fathers are unidentified military personnel. Jack and Violet are half-sisters, and each have roughly an equal chance of being either Vanessa’s niece or her daughter. 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 →
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.)