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 →
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 →