Ivory (Jennifer Cheon) about to be bitten by a Daywalker she thought she had killed.
Ivory (Jennifer Cheon) and Scab (Rowland Pidlubny) are still making their way back to The Sisterhood from the caves where the Van Helsing twins found The Elder. Weakened by hunger, they are rescued from predatory humans by some of Dr. Harrison’s modified vampires (called Daywalkers because they are unaffected by sunlight). These creatures show amazing ability to recover from injury. Ivory puts a steel rod through the brain of one of them, and a railway spike in the eye of another. Both recover from their injuries in a matter of minutes. The leader of the Daywalkers bites Ivory and transmits his healing power to her.
Scab prepares to be bitten (theraputically) by Ivory
Ivory similarly transmits the power to Scab as the two of them lie on the railway tracks in front of the tank car under which they had been trapped. The tank car has a white poison placard (number 2312), and the interesting thing about that is that Kim Stanley Robinson wrote a novel titled 2312 about a city on Mercury called Terminator that was built on tracks so it could always remain in the planet’s habitable zone. In the novel, a meteorite, which turns out to be of artificial origin, destroys the tracks, cooking the city in the heat of the sun. The presence of this placard could be meant to suggest that the volcanic event that caused VAN HELSING’s vampire apocalypse was intentionally triggered. Continue reading →
Rukiya Bernard (Doc) will be Danielle in FREAKY FRIDAY, the third remake of the 1976 film which starred Barbara Harris and Jodie Foster. This one is about Katherine (Heidi Blickenstaff) and Ellie (Cozi Zuehlsdorff), a mother and daughter who find themselves each in the other’s body after both express a wish to live the other’s life. (The magical device that does the switching is a pair of necklaces in the original film, fortune cookies in the 2003 adaptation, and an hourglass in this one.) This lastest incarnation of FREAKY FRIDAY is a musical (based on last year’s stage musical with music by Tom Kitt and lyrics by Brian Yorkey), and will premiere on the Disney Channel on 10 August. A trailer is available on YouTube.
Left to Right — Freaky Friday posters 1976, 1995, 2003, 2018
Bernard is also Megan, Cara’s best friend, in ONE WINTER WEEKEND. Cara (Taylor Cole), who writes for a women’s magazine, is challenged by her editor to write about her decision to refrain from dating for a while after she is dumped on New Years Eve. (She calls it a “dating detox”.) Carla, looking for inspiration, books an impromptu ski weekend with Megan, but the two discover they’ve inadvertently double booked their chalet with two eligible men, Sean (Dweshane Williams) and Ben (Jack Turner). Then the four of them get snowed in. ONE WINTER WEEKEND will next air on The Hallmark Channel on Friday, 31 August at 4pm. Continue reading →
Doc (Rukiya Bernard) has made a new life for herself repairing the wounded after the attack on the Citadel. She meets Joline (Caroline Cave), a resistance fighter, and they are just about to get close when Callie (Macie Juiles), who was last seen in Episode 1.6, shows up and recognizes Doc. Callie was rescued by Axel of all people. Axel is still a vampire, but he is a very disciplined vampire and he definitely holds a grudge against the doctor.
Other things happen in the episode, but not that many. Atanasia is killed by a masked, sword-wielding assailant. Axel runs through the blood Doc steals for him more quickly than Doc expects. He will need to either feed, or be bitten by Vanessa very soon. (Doc and Axel don’t know where Vanessa is.) Mohammed keeps giving himself suicide missions to atone for previous sins, but he keeps surviving them. He is currently being protected by Flesh and Lucky. Continue reading →