Michaela (Heather Doerksen), having just had her heart removed for safe-keeping, realizes she is under attack
Violet (Keeya King) and Ivory (Jennifer Cheon Garcia Warn) go to the place they believe Hansen is being held to free him from captivity, and stumble into an opportunity. Michaela is in the process of undergoing what Ivory calls a Setite ritual to remove her heart and store it in a safe place to prevent herself from being staked.
**Setites are followers of the Egyptian god Set (aka Suetekh), and outside of fiction (e.g. The Adrian Trilogy by Lyn Gibson and several tabletop and video games) there is no known connection between Set and vampires.
Once Michaela’s heart is removed, Violet and Ivory attack, and defeat Michaela and her minions in short order. (A stake through the heart apparently disables vampires but does not kill them. Violet stakes Michaela’s boxed heart and it causes her to stop fighting, making it easy for Ivory to behead her.) Continue reading →
Jack (Nicole Muñoz) vows that she and Violet will get Vanessa back
Somewhere near Denver, gladiatorial games are being held. Violet (Keeya King) and Julius (Aleks Paunovic) find one another as they wait to compete after being captured. Meanwhile, Axel (Jonathan Scarfe) has been driving around looking for Vanessa using that magic compass she gave him that points to the nearest Van Helsing. Instead of Vanessa, he finds Jack (Nicole Muñoz).
Jack tells Axel the story of Vanessa’s encounter with Dracula. Axel asks her “So you actually saw the Dark One?”, as though he had never quite believed in the existence of such a thing. Then Axel takes the opportunity to eulogize Vanessa: “She tried to do good, even if it meant doing some things that people couldn’t live with. She was fierce. She was determined. But she loved her daughter more than just about anything on the planet.” Jack responds: “I’m gonna get her back — me and my sister. And then together we’ll put an end to all of them.”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 →