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 →
VAN HELSING – Season 2 Episode 8 – SPOILERS
Scab (Rowland Pidlubny) prepares food for Dimitri’s followers. Pidlubny’s Scab is the best Igor (villain’s assistant) in a long time.
Sheriff Walt Turner (Tom McBeath), a dark version of SMOKEY AND THE BANDIT’s Buford T Justice, pulls Wanda the Ambulance over as the gang heads south searching for Vanessa (who was taken by a group that Axel assures us was not the military. “They had training, though”, he admits.) Sheriff Turner, an only slightly exaggerated embodiment of the American way, is extremely impressed with Axel and his military record and invites everybody for a barbecue. Overtly sexist and racist, Walt causes Doc (Rukiya Bernard) to tell him to “eat shit” at one point, and when Scarlett (Missy Peregrym) expresses a hatred for guns, Walt asserts that “bullets are life“. Continue reading →
VAN HELSING – Season 2 Episode 7 – SPOILERS
We get a second oddly calendar-specific flashback about Dimitri‘s past. Earlier this season, we learned that Dimitri turned Julius into a vampire in 1936. Here we find out that Dimitri was captured by a diminutive Van Helsing and some military cohorts in 1976. This is almost certainly prior to Vanessa’s birth, so it is possible that genetic material extracted from Dimitri during his capture was used in designing the embryos that became Vanessa and Scarlett. The 70s Van Helsing is seen preparing to extract spinal fluid (?) from a helpless Dimitri. Then, for some unknown reason, someone allowed him to escape from The Farm shortly after that. We don’t know who, and neither does Dimitri. Continue reading →