VAN HELSING – Season 2 Episode 13 – SPOILERS
After the death of her mother, Abigail (Brianna Deutsch) receives a vial containing the blood of The First. In this photo, Abigail looks to be about ten years old. She gave Scarlett to the Harkers about thirty years ago. If her mother was killed by The Elders when she was ten, The Elders must have been entombed during the 1960s.
Scarlett (Missy Peregrym) and Abigail (Andee Frizzell) hike through the mountains toward the Elder’s tomb. Dimitri, Scab, and Ivory are also headed there. At the insistence of her mother (the real Abigail, not the imposter from Episode 2.10), they stop to rest, and Scarlett notices a pendant on her mother’s neck.
SCARLETT: “What is that on your neck?”
ABIGAIL: “Blood. I’ve been wearing this since I was a kid.”
SCARLETT: “That’s creepy. Whose is it?”
ABIGAIL: “It’s blood from the dark one. The first.”
SCARLETT: “The dark one?”
ABIGAIL: “Don’t say his name. Legend has it he can hear it.”
SCARLETT: “You don’t really think that he’s alive?”
ABIGAIL: “Yes, I do. I was given this just after my mother was killed by the elders.”
SCARLETT: “So my great-grandmother gave that to you. Why? What for?”
ABIGAIL: “I don’t know. It’s supposed to have some kind of special powers, but they haven’t… I was experimenting on this when I was pregnant with the two of you. I was trying to find a cure.” Continue reading →
VAN HELSING – Season 2 Episode 12 – SPOILERS
The gang is almost entirely reunited, but not with Vanessa, and not for long. Jolene (Carolyn Cave) and Doc (Rukiya Bernard) finally get back together, and Julius (Aleks Paunovic) is brought to Crooked Falls by a puzzled, scar-faced vampire who wants to know why this particular human won’t turn into a vampire when bitten. Young Callie turns up as well, having somehow acquired the ability to repair electronics.
Callie shows Jesse how to repair the radio, and this seems like a good thing, until she gives their co-ordinates to the first person she contacts. (The sound of a helicopter approaching at the end of the episode prompts Axel to exclaim “damned apocalypse!” Could this be the same helicopter that was used to kidnap Vanessa in episode 2.9? If so, it’s a good thing that Scarlett and The Boss have left on an excursion to prevent Dimitri from using the key to free The Elder. If Crooked Falls is captured, they won’t be. Continue reading →
VAN HELSING – Season 2 Episode 9 – SPOILERS
Scarlett and Axel begin a relationship by sleeping together on a pile of (now worthless) money in the back of an armoured truck. That the relationship might develop into something serious is suggested by the Dick Flood song playing in the background as they cuddle the following night after vanquishing The Sisterhood. The song says: “Now I lay me down to sleep. I pray our love will always keep” Scarax is not a bad ship name, but Axlett is better.
Before they have sex, Axel and Scarlett discuss each other’s past. Axel (like Fox Mulder) had a sister, but she disappeared one day after he left her alone briefly at the playground. (He was 13 at the time.) The loss of his sister, for which he blames himself, explains Axel’s dedication to protecting Vanessa. Axel assures Scarlett that his relationship with Vanessa is platonic. Continue reading →