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 6 – SPOILERS
Susan awakens Vanessa in a dream
Vanessa has been having vivid dreams that are quite like visions. She has one of those about Susan, and in that dream, she and Susan seem to be lovers. (Maybe there could be some webisodes focusing on Vanessa’s dreams?) In the dream, Susan tells her: “You woke me up. Now I wanna do the same for you.” Susan leads her to the red door and urges her to go through. When Vanessa actually returns to the The Farm (she was last there in episode 1.9), with Axel and Doc tagging along, she finds that the much dreamed about door is coded to open with the number on her military file along with her name. She also finds her sister. Continue reading →