Van Helsing S01E09: “Help Out”

Van Helsing S01E09: “Help Out” Overview

Vanessa maps the blood on the floor and wraps John’s body with a white sheet. Axel and Flesh arrive to help her out. Vanessa feels guilty for killing John. She justifies her actions and says that what she did is necessary. Axel agrees with her. Axel and Flesh carry the body to the kitchen. Flesh thanks Axel for keeping them safe. Very foul smell exudes when Axel opens the freezer. Rotting dead bodies are inside. Vanessa goes to her room and comforts Susan.

Doc examines the dead bodies to find out what happened to them. She instructs Axel and Gorman to put the bodies in the quarantine zone. While Axel piles up the corpses, Vanessa thanks him for protecting her during the past three years. They also talk about Vanessa’s past that Axel read about on her files. Vanessa asks for her files, but Axel said he does not have it. Pissed, Vanessa then locks him in the quarantine zone. A feral appears and Axel shoots it before it runs away.

While on the woods, Mohamad meets a girl named Emma. She offers Mohamad food. Emma is not afraid of the vampires.

Back at The Farm, Susan and Axel hunt the feral in the quarantine zone. They find a bloody room, but they could not find the feral.

Rebecca arrives at the human settlement to deliver Quaid. Dr. Sholomenko tells everyone that Quaid is a traitor.

Doc discovers that The Farm is filled with radiation. She passes out before she could tell anyone. Meanwhile, the group is discussing what to do with the feral. Gorman decides that he will find it. Axel and the rest of the group found Doc lying on the floor. She tells them that the whole place is contaminated with radiation and that they have to get off the place or they all die soon. But, they cannot get out because the only way in and out of the bunker is blocked.

Taka questions Quaid. Sheema tells him that Quaid is a traitor. Quaid tries to talk her way out of it but Taka shoots her.

At The Farm, Doc confesses to Axel that on the day she was bitten, she was not trying to save Smitty from the vampires. Contrary to Axel’s belief, she was trying to shut the door on him. Axel comforts her.

Luckily for the group, Sam discovers a hidden way out of the bunker. But Gorman is missing, and Doc decides to look for him. Axel accompanies her. They go back to the quarantine zone. Axel goes in while Doc guards the door. Axel finds the feral lying lifeless on the floor. Meanwhile, Vanessa and the rest of the group successfully escape from the vampires outside The Farm. Gorman, now a vampire, then attacks Axel. Doc anxiously waits by the door. When she sees Axel fighting with Gorman, she panics. She shuts the door on Axel, as she did on Smitty, and runs out of the facility. She then tells everyone Axel is dead.

Vanessa finds her missing file at the truck and discovers something about her past. The group hears the bell ringing. They have nowhere else to go, so they decide to check it out.

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Van Helsing S01E08: “Little Thing” Overview

Sheema has earned her prize for agreeing to be Rebecca’s mole. She now has a room of her own at the vampire’s lair. Rebecca brings her to a delivery room filled with pregnant women. A woman is giving birth and screams as she delivers a child. Dr. Sholomenko holds the lifeless child and says there must have been something wrong with his calculations. The child is not what Dr. Sholomenko and Rebecca have hoped for. The vampires drag the still-bleeding mother out of the room. Sheema asks what happens to her and Rebecca tells her she becomes a feedbag like the others. She expresses her disappointment towards the doctor’s failures. Rebecca then threatens Sheema.

Now on the road, Axel, Vanessa, and the rest of the group drive to Axel’s military base. While on a stop, they hear a church bell ringing. They discuss whether to continue to Axel’s base or go to where the bells are. They decide to go for the base. Sam leaves a sign for Mohamad. Meanwhile, Mohamad is riding a bike trying to follow their trail.  

They arrive at the base’s blocked entrance. Axel decides that they walk towards the base. Mohamad’s bike breaks. He too has to walk to follow them. He hears the bell ringing and decides to go see where it comes from. Mohamad misses seeing Sam’s sign. The group finally arrives at an empty military base and decides to stay for the night. Land mines are exploding outside the base as the ferals come close. Doc and Vanessa find Grace’s office. They discover a folder about Vanessa but the files are missing. John and Susan find a person named Gordan hiding in the building. He says he was separated from his group when they got into a fight with some vampires. He is a member of the Resistance. Outside, the ferals are getting closer.

Axel brings them to an underground research facility called The Farm. They find plenty of food and supplies down at the bunker. They find beers, too. Both drunk, John takes advantage of Susan. Susan screams and everyone comes to her rescue. They accuse John of being the killer and look through his belongings. They find Cynthia’s finger. John ables to free his hands and holds Susan hostage. Vanessa throws a knife ninja style and kills him.

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Van Helsing S01E07: “For Me” Overview

At the citadel, Dmitri talks to Dr. Sholomenko about his experiments in his laboratory and Rebecca’s business with Sheema. A vampire spy reports to Dmitri on Julius’ failure to keep Vanessa and his plan on betraying Dmitri. Dmitri kills the vampire with his bare hands.

Elsewhere, Mohamad has managed to keep himself alive. He sees vampires attacking some members of Brendan’s group. Mohamad hides under the bridge while Catherine is being murdered. He approaches the dying Catherine to ask what happened after he was banished. She died before she tells him about Vanessa.

Back at the hospital, Doc is still trying to figure out what is wrong with Vanessa. Julius and his vampires arrive at the hospital and are about to stage an attack. Axel and the group try to make a stand. Doc and John revive Vanessa and finally makes a breakthrough. With John’s help, she pulls out the vampire’s tooth in Vanessa’s leg. Meanwhile, the vampires infiltrate the hospital. Axel’s booby traps stop them from getting to Vanessa.

Mohamad uses the weapons he found to warn the people in the hospital of the impending attack by Dmitri’s elite death squad.  Julius’ group retreats. Dmitri’s elite death squad demands that Axel and the group surrender Vanessa. Everyone panics. Axel could not devise a plan to defend themselves and breaks down. There is only one trick left on his sleeves — to abandon ship. With Axel’s surprisingly well-laid escape strategy, they drive their way to safety. For now.

They left Mohamad behind.

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Van Helsing S01E06: “Nothing Matters” Overview

Vanessa and Susan are trying to stay alive down in the sewers. The worst kind of feral catch up to them. While fighting it off, it bites Vanessa on the leg. She collapses after killing it.

Back at the hospital, Callie and Catherine wander off the hospital, which they took from Axel’s control. They are looking for hidden supplies. They come across a prohibited area. Despite the visible warning signs, they enter it, and Callie triggers a booby trap. Had she been taller, it would have cut her in half.  

At the sewers, Vanessa and Susan are back on their feet. The thought of finding Dylan gives them the strength to keep going. Vanessa’s knowledge, which she acquired while she was a bus driver, helps them navigate the sewers.

After what happened to Callie, Catherine worries about Axel’s booby traps. Brendan decides to let Axel out to question him. Axel does not give in to his demand. He ends up being beaten instead.

In the citadel, the Resistance walks into a trap as they try to infiltrate it. Mohamad, on the other hand, has managed to find weapons and supplies. Julius losses his temper upon knowing that Vanessa escaped his grasps.

Susan comforts Vanessa by telling her a secret. They arrive at the ladder exit and are on their way to the hospital.

Catherine, unable to get over to what happened to Callie, attacks Axel in the cage with a sphere. Sam uses a mirror to eavesdrop on Brendan’s group and says that they are going to execute them all.

Vanessa and Susan arrive at the hospital barely alive. Vanessa notices that the bite getting worse. Unfortunately, she is not healing faster than usual. At the cage, Axel and the group are trying to escape through the grate in the ceiling. Doc has to help Vanessa. She then tells Vanessa of what has happened since she left. They devise a strategy to take over the control from Brendan’s group. Doc tells everyone about Vanessa’s plan. They successfully execute the plan and decide to banish what’s left of Brendan’s group.

Sheema survives the vampire attack at the citadel. Rebecca rescues her from Campbell and demands that she must lead her to the other members of the Resistance.

Axel’s group sends Brendan’s group out of the hospital. Vanessa is not getting any better which worries Doc.

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Van Helsing s01e05 “Fear Her” Overview

Now at Julius’ camp, Vanessa is being dragged by the vampires. Julius’ mother notes that the vampires fear to hear. Julius comments that Vanessa could change them and that she will lead Julius to Rebecca and that Rebecca will lead him to Dmitri.

Dr. Sholomenko approaches Dmitri. Dmitri introduces to him his sister Antonasia. Dr. Sholomenko then relays a message from Julius’ camp. He says that the woman they seek exists, that she turned one of Julius’ vampire, and that Julius has already captured her.

At the hospital, the new-comers are settling in. Axel blames them for losing Vanessa. While Doc tends to the injured Roger, Axel tells her he got to find Vanessa. Brendon, the leader of the refugees, talks to Axel about their situation.

Back at Julius’ camp, Vanessa’s hands are tied. Julius asks who is brave enough to fight Vanessa. Vanessa’s best-friend-turned-vampire Susan volunteers. Julius then releases Vanessa’s hands. Susan confesses she killed Dylan. Vanessa attacks her. Vanessa bites Susan during the fight. Susan falls to her knees and vomits blood. Susan turns into a human. Vanessa and Susan run to escape. Ferals and feeders pursue them. Susan tells Vanessa that what she said about Dylan is not true. She then narrates what happened after Vanessa died.

Elsewhere, Sheema crawls in the vents and steals the citadel’s blueprint from Rebecca’s room. Rebecca catches her but lets her leave unharmed in exchange for the promise to do all her bidding.

The refugees at the hospital are holding a meeting. Axel asks Sam to figure out what they are saying. With his lip-reading skills, Sam figures out their plans. Tension builds between Axel and Brendan. Doc then finds Roger covered in blood. Brendan barges in and asks what is going on. Doc answers that Roger is dead, but she tries to hide the true cause. John reveals the truth that Roger was murdered. The refugees panic and stage a coup against Axel. They lock everyone from Axel’s group in the cage, including John who helped them take control of Axel. Inside the cage, they talk about the mysterious murderer and start accusing each other.

Vanessa and Susan reach the sewer entrance. The vampires are scared to follow them down the sewer. Julius threatens to kill them if they don’t.

Brendan informs Axel’s group that they plan to exile all of them. Axel admits he is the murderer so the others will not be exiled. But Brendan does not believe him. Mohamad then confesses he did the killings. Sam tries to save Mohamad by admitting he is the killer. Mohamad promises him they will see each other again soon. Brendan and his group then banished Mohamad. Sam is heartbroken to see his friend go.

Sheema lays the citadel’s blueprint. They plot a plan to penetrate the building.

Vanessa and Susan navigate through the sewers. The vampires are not far behind. A beast kidnaps one of the pursuers.

Axel is sure Mohamad is not the murderer. Brendan also thinks the same, but he says he has to thin the herd until he gets the killer to protect his people. Mohamad, now alone and armed with nothing, runs for his life. Axel plans to get out of the cage and take everything back from Brendan’s group.

The beast closes in on Vanessa and Susan. Vanessa tells Susan to run.

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Van Helsing S01e04 “Coming Back” Overview

At the vampires’ lair, Sheema navigates through the vents which lead her to Rebecca’s room.  After witnessing something horrible, she hurries to flee unnoticed. But Rebecca has already catch her scent.

Back at the hospital, Doc still cannot believe that she is now human again. Flesh inquires as to how she is doing. Flesh tells her that she is lucky she is spared from the horrors outside the walls of the hospital. He shares how Julius likes to kill people slowly and that it was how he became to. He also talks about how brutal ancient vampires are.

Flesh wakes up from a nightmare. He sees the dead Cynthia hanging by the ceiling. His scream gets everyone on their feet and runs to his location. Everyone is shocked that Cynthia committed suicide.  As Doc examines the dead body, she notices the index finger on the right hand was chopped off and is missing.

In a camp far away, vampires are enslaving humans. A fraction of the group called Resistance is planning to fight the vampires to gain their freedom. Sheema tells Campbell that she knows how to get into the vampires’ building.

Doc tells Axel that Cynthia did not commit suicide and that a killer is lurking among them. The fire alarm went off. Axel grabs a fire extinguisher and rushes to the stop the fire. Meanwhile, Vanessa is trying to open the hospital door, but she couldn’t. Mohamad arrives and offers to help her escape on the condition that she allows him to tag along.  Mohamad opens the door with the code he stole from Axel’s notebook. Vanessa and Mohamad then head out the door. Axel attempts to go after them, but Doc stops him. Axel breaks the news to Sam that Mohamad took left. Sam gets scared.

Vanessa and Mohamad arrive at Vanessa’s apartment to find out what happened to Dylan. They discover that Dylan made it out alive after Vanessa died.

Axel discloses to the rest of the group that Cynthia was murdered and asks who the killer is. Nicole accuses Flesh.  Flesh defends himself. John then accuses Doc and then Mohamad. Tension builds up as John screams at Sam. Axel says they cannot just pin it on Mohamad and that it could be anyone in the room.

Vanessa and Mohamad are now their way to the police station. A group of people is being attacked by ferals. Vanessa runs to their rescue. A member of the group is heavily injured. Their leader says they need a safe place to stay. Vanessa offers to take them to the hospital despite Mohamad’s opposition.

The ferals arrive at Julius’ camp and tell him that the woman they seek is near. Julius orders to capture her and kill the rest. Julius’ mother instigates that when they catch Vanessa, they will not surrender her to Dmitri. Instead, they should keep and use her for their advantage.

Brendan tells Vanessa what happened to their journey and about the rumors of safe havens down the coasts. Feeders then arrive. Vanessa volunteers to hold them and orders Mohamad to bring the group to the hospital safely and take care of the little girl Callie.

Back at the hospital, Flesh describes to the curios Sam how it was like to be a vampire. He shares how it happened and the changes he experienced, such as the increased strength, skin-thinning, heightened senses, and how his old injuries healed. Sam asks him if he misses it. Flesh could not answer.

Vanessa prepares for the vampire attack. The vampires fear her but she is outnumbered.

Mohamad and the group reach the hospital safely. Sam is happy is to see Mohamad and hugs him. Meanwhile, the vampires carry Vanessa back to Julius’ camp.

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Van Helsing S01e03: “Stay Inside” Overview

On the day of The Rising, Julius creeps into a room full of sleeping junkies and feeds on one of them.  His skin burns whenever the sun hits him. Outside, the ashes from the volcano start to block the sun. Julius then lets out his hand, and for the first time, he is not burning. Now able to walk during the day, he went outside and starts biting any person he sees. One of his victims is Flesh, who turns into a vampire almost instantly and starts killing his own family.

In the present day, the survivors holed up in the hospital talk about Vanessa’s healing powers. Axel is feeding Doc his blood. Someone starts calling for anybody. It is Flesh, the vampire-now-turned-human, who they threw in the garbage chute the night before. He reveals that Vanessa’s blood turned him back to being a human. The surprised Vanessa cannot believe what Flesh just told them. She claims there is nothing special about her.

A commotion outside brings Axel, Vanessa, and the rest of the group to the rooftop. Vampires down the street are taking Wendy as a hostage. They demand that Vanessa be surrendered to them in exchange for Wendy. John, Wendy’s husband, is more than willing to make the trade. Axel, however, objects and shoots Wendy instead. John trips on the wire as he attacks Axel. The turbine that keeps the UV lights running falls on the street. Now without the hospital’s primary source of defense, Axel tells them they only have three hours to live. Axel plans to go on a trip to scavenge parts for the generator. Vanessa goes with him. They leave Mohamad and Sam in-charge.

John suggests to the group that they kill Flesh and Doc before Axel returns. Mohamad and Sam step in to protect them.

Axel and Vanessa arrive at an abandoned ferry. Axel goes underwater to retrieve the part they need. Vanessa stands as a lookout. Ferals attack them. One of them bites Vanessa, vomits blood, and then died.  

Back at the hospital, the power goes off. Vampires start attacking the door. Axel and Vanessa arrive but they cannot get in. Flesh goes outside and talks to his former comrades. He tells them he is now human, and that Vanessa caused it. The vampires get scared and fled. Vanessa and Axel brought Wendy’s body inside.

After having seen what the world is like, Vanessa talks to Axel as to what could have been the fate of her daughter Dylan. She asks Flesh why he risked his life to save them. Flesh tells her how he murdered his children as soon as he turned into a vampire, and left his wife with pieces of their children all around her. He tells her how it is like to be a vampire.

After fixing the generator, Axel asks Vanessa to turn Doc back to being human again. Vanessa goes into Doc’s cage and forces her to bite. Doc refuses, so Vanessa bites her instead. Doc passes out.

The vampires who attacked the hospital arrives at Julius’ place. They relay to him what Flesh has said. Julius orders to send word to Dmitri about the news.   

Just as when Axel thinks that Doc is dead, she wakes up. Doc is relieved that she is human once again.

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Van Helsing S01e02: “Seen You” Overview

It is 2016, Vanessa is selling her blood at a blood clinic for a few extra dollars. Dylan waits for her outside. Newsflashes about a volcanic eruption near Yellowstone National Park. Meanwhile, a vampire who has stolen blood from the clinic is drinking Vanessa’s blood. He gets ill and vomits blood.

Dmitri and Rebecca await for their blood delivery. Dmitri points out that their terrified delivery boy has turned into a human. Rebecca recognizes that the reversion would pose a threat to their kind. She says it must be stopped before it is too late. She then orders Balthazar to find the source of the blood and to do what must be done.

It is Dylan’s birthday. Vanessa and Dylan arrive at their apartment. Their neighbor Susan is fighting with her boyfriend, Tommy. Vanessa kicks his ass and breaks his nose. Outside, ashes from the volcano start to fall from the sky like black snow.

Dylan’s dad calls to greet her a happy birthday and to cancel their weekend plans. Heartbroken Dylan hides in her bedroom closet. Vanessa prepares Dylan’s cake. She then looks for Dylan. An intruder reveals his face and attacks Vanessa. Vanessa defends herself, but he is no match to the feral vampire. He bits him then falls to his knees, vomits blood, and escapes. Vanessa is bleeding. She tells Dylan to look for Susan, call for the police, and call his father. Before taking her last breath, she tells Dylan she loves her.

Doc opens up a cadaver bag to reveal the dead Vanessa. She notices that the lividity is unusual, the body is not cooling, and that rigor has not set in. She concludes Vanessa is not alive, but not dead either. Perplexed, she decides to conduct more examinations and blood work. She calls her sister Grace, who works for the military and tells about her findings. Grace mentions of a classified advisory from the Pentagon and requests for a copy of the results.

Military men arrive at the hospital and talk to Doc about Vanessa’s body. The sky darkens with the ashes. Another volcano erupted. When they reach Vanessa’s body, Doc explains that she is dead and not dead at the same time. The military prepares to transport the body despite Doc’s objections. But the power went off. The cloud ashes are blocking the sun. Streets are in chaos. A patient starts attacking people. Axel and the other marines are ordered to protect Sleeping Beauty until they get a secure position and transport.

Three years later, Vanessa still lies at the hospital in the same operating table. Somewhere else, Dmitri and Rebecca pay a visit to a certain doctor who conducts experiments to solve vampire sterility. The doctor says the woman (referring to Vanessa) who has the abilities of some kind could be very helpful. Dmitri declares that her existence could be the end of the vampires. Rebecca opposes that she could be the future. Dmitri orders Rebecca to find the said woman.

Back at the hospital, supplies are running out. Ted decides that he, Smith, and Gomez go back to their base which is 40 miles away, and recon with whatever weapons and ammunition they could carry. Despite Axel’s protest, they pushed through with the plan. They are outnumbered by the vampires outside the hospital. Smith tries to go back but Doc is closing the door on him. She gets bitten in the arm by one of the ferals before finally closing the door. The ferals then feed on Smith.

Inside the hospital, Axel and Doc try to cut her arm but it is too late. Axel points a gun at the distraught Doc and says she made him promise to shoot her if ever she gets bitten. But Doc changes her mind. She does not want to die. Axel helps her out, straps her down, and promises her that he will keep her safe until they find a cure. Doc then turns into a vampire.  

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Van Helsing S01e01: “Help Me” Overview

It is 2019, three years since “The Rising” began and civilization has fallen. Only whispers of a human savior have given mankind hope. Vanessa “Sleeping Beauty” Seward lies on a hospital bed. She has been sleeping for three years now. The hospital is being attacked by a group of vampires who are on a mission to kidnap her. While everyone is busy fighting back, three vampires reach her. The group leader named Flesh takes one bite on the sleeping Vanessa. He feels ill, vomits blood, and falls to his knees. Vanessa wakes up from her three-year coma. The other two vampires attack her. She has no problem defending herself.

Thirty-six hours earlier, Axel feeds the vampire Doc with his blood. The alarms went off. A group of human survivors who are being chased by vampires is knocking on the hospital door. One of them is Ted, Axel’s comrade. Axel opens the door for them. Wendy, one of the survivors did not make it inside. One of them is severely injured. John, Wendy’s husband wants to go back outside to look for her but Axel won’t allow it.

Ted and Axel talk about what happened to Doc when Ted, Gomez, and Smitty went out. They talk about what happened to Ted during his trip. Meanwhile, the new-comers are planning on killing the vampire Doc. Mohamad steps in to stop them. Sam backs him up. John and the others retreat.

The vampire attack has begun. Axel and the rest move to action. They find Vanessa pinning a vampire on the floor. She kills him and stands up then calls for Dylan. Shocked, she asks them who they are then pass out. They then throw dead vampires on the garbage shute.  

Vanessa is still aghast that she got bitten by one the vampires and nothing happened to her. She is worried about what happened to her daughter Dylan.  One of the survivors blames her for the attack, saying that she was the reason for it. Axel tells her that her daughter is probably dead. Ted reveals to her that the world went to shit a couple of years ago — a fact she did not know. Ted tells her he can help her get out of the hospital so she can find her daughter. He adds that Axel is a good guy but he is just a little by the book.

Axel and Vanessa talk in the shower. She asks him what happened to her. Axel says he does not know. He does not even know she has a daughter. He says he was sent to the hospital to pick up a dead body three years ago but a volcano goes off in Wyoming and wipes out half the Western states. That thereafter, people just started killing each other and it is called “The Rising”. He reveals that half a dozen of them were dropped off at the hospital and that his orders were to protect Vanessa and the Doctor — a duty that he is still fulfilling up until now.  Vanessa is curious why is anybody interested in her when she is nothing special. Axel has a theory that it has something to do with what is happening to the world.

Vanessa coerces Axel at gunpoint to let get out of the place. Ted helps her but they are stopped by Axel. Axel reveals that he knows it was Ted who stole the lock codes from his notebook and opened the hospital door so the vampires could attack. Ted then attacks Axel. Vanessa makes for a run to get out while Ted and Axel fight. Mohamad and Sam came to Axel’s rescue.

Vanessa reaches the rooftop. She sees the sky is covered with ashes blocking the sun. Ted reveals that his true intent is to deliver Vanessa to the vampires, dead or alive. He hostages Vanessa. Vanessa fights back but Ted stabs her right hand. Vanessa hits him in the eyes with the knife stuck at her hand, killing him. She pulls the knife but the wound heals instantly.

Flesh, the dead vampire emerges from the garbage shute with blood all over him. This time, he is no longer a vampire. He says it was Vanessa’s blood that turns him back to being a human.