Van Helsing S02E03: “Love Bites”

It is 1936. Julius begs Mother Agatha to give him a few more days to settle his account. He says his mother is everything to him and that she’s all he’s got. But the nun warns him that if he will not pay by morning, his mother will be discharged to his care. He then talks to his bedridden mother and promises that everything will be okay.

Julius fights in a boxing arena. He loses the match, while Dmitri watches. Julius now demands payment from a man for throwing off the fight, just like what the man asked. But the man stabs him instead. Julius then falls to the ground. He asks for his mother’s forgiveness, knowing that this will be the end of him. But Dmitri arrives. Julius asks for his help. Dmitri obliges and bites Julius.

Julius, now a vampire, visits his mother. He bites her hand, turning her into a vampire. Mother Agatha enters the room. Julius tells her that God will not be taking his mother tonight, but it is still wise for the nun to pray. Julius’ mother leaps from her bed and attacks the nun.

Back to the present, Dylan is suffering. Julius offers to help, but Vanessa refuses. He insists saying he needs to atone and that he wants to protect Vanessa and Dylan. Julius explains that young vampires must feed constantly, or else they die. He asks Vanessa why she has not tuned her daughter back to being human. She can’t, Vanessa answers. Julius offers Dylan to feed on him. He swears he can’t be turned back into a vampire anymore. Dylan feeds on Julius, but his blood grosses her out. She says it tastes like rat blood.

At the Triage, Mohamad is fighting off a fever. Jolene informs Flesh and Lucky that donating blood is mandatory. Flesh is hesitant. Mohamad warns him that he cannot go around telling people what he used to be.

Doc and Axel’s journey is not turning out well. Axel tries his hardest to control his urge to feed. He does not like Doc’s idea of feeding off of her to survive. 

At the Juvenile Detention Center, a group of juvenile delinquents is on their way to punish one of their members for his inability to kill a feral. A mysterious man observes them from a distance. The black young man receives ten lashes as punishment. He falls to the ground. The mysterious man enters the facility. One of the youngsters asks him who he is. He reveals his face and answers “I am Sam. Sam I am.”. Sam attacks the group. They shot him, but Sam, strong as he is, manages to trap them all in one of the rooms. Sam then finds the punished boy.

Elsewhere, Vanessa sees a man on the road trying to fix a broken van. She approaches him from behind and points an ax on his neck. “I’m not gonna hurt you, but you have to come with me.”, she said. The man agrees. She brings him to Dylan. Upon realizing that Dylan is a vampire Daniel begs for his life. Vanessa calms him down. She tries to make him understand what she is doing and promises not to kill him. But Daniel pulls out his gun and shots Dylan. Vanessa panics and quickly cuts his throat. She then feeds him to her daughter. Daniel’s kids call for him. Vanessa is in disbelief.

Back at the Triage, people are lining up to donate blood. Lucky convinces Flesh to just get it over with. Flesh says he cannot and reveals his secret to her.

Sam discovers Felix’s wounds. He orders him to take off his sweater and to lie on the floor. Sam then draws a smiley face on his shirt with blood. Now, Felix looks just like Mohamad. Sam is happy and hugs him.

Mohamad scolds Flesh for telling his secret to Lucky. Lucky, Jolene, and some armed men come to pick up Flesh for questioning. Flesh realizes Lucky has betrayed him.

Daniel’s kids still call out to him. Vanessa listens from a distance. Julius then arrives. He then realizes that Vanessa killed a person for Dylan. But Dylan needs more blood to heal. Vanessa plans to kill Daniel’s kids, as well. Julius stops her and tells her that she cannot become what he was. Vanessa orders him to take the kids somewhere safe.

Lucky visits Flesh in his cell to apologize for what she did. She tells him she does not believe the promised land in Denver. Flesh answers that Vanessa is going there, and she should go there, too. He tells her that he is never getting out of the Triage.

Axel tries his hardest to get himself together.

The trapped juvenile delinquents ask for Felix’s help. Felix opens the door. But Sam grabs one of the boys by the neck and closes the door. Sam teaches Felix to be like Mohamad.

Julius comes back for Vanessa and Dylan. Dylan is not healing. Vanessa is left with no other choice. She bites Dylan and turns her back to being human.

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Lucky then rescues Flesh from his cell. Jolene catches them, but Lucky knocks her out. They then take Mohamad and run to the woods, away from the Triage.

The morning comes. Vanessa, Dylan, and Julius happily play with the snow. Dylan excitedly waits for the sun to rise. The sun rises, but it burns Dylan. Vanessa runs to Dylan and holds her while her daughter slowly turns to ashes. Vanessa’s scream of agony is so loud it can be heard from miles away. Her scream awakens a sleeping elder.


Dmitri emerges from his bloody bath fully healed. Antonasia joins him. She assures him that all that he wishes, all that he desires, she will provide — even Vanessa.

Back at the citadel, the survivors are running to the woods where the resistance field hospital is located.

Vanessa and Hohamad now have Dylan. They try to escape from the citadel.

The survivors arrive at the Triage. Raul and Jolene discuss what to do next. Doc attends to one of the wounded. Jolene thanks Doc for saving a lot of people in the resistance. They talk about a town called Crooked Falls, a place that is supposedly above the clouds. Doc shares about herself. How she lost everything and everyone she cares about and about finding a purpose, a chance to start over.

A little girl arrives at the Triage. Doc sees her. It’s Callie. Doc asks her how did she make it this far alone and what happened to the others. She tells her what happened to Catherine. Callie asks about the hospital in Seattle. Doc shushes her. She tells her not to talk about the hospital, Seattle, or Axel. That whatever she knows, whatever she thinks she knows, she keeps it to herself. She made Callie pinky swear.  

Mohamad leads Vanessa and Dylan into the woods. Vampires howl from a distant. Dylan howls back.

Raul shows Doc the fridge. He informs her that four pints of blood is missing. She demands that she explains why. Doc cannot. He then instructs her to keep a close eye on the fridge. Someone is not who they seem, and he is finding out who.

Vampires come howling in Vanessa’s direction. An army arrives with Antonasia. Dylan runs to Antonasia, but Vanessa stops her. Mohamad insists that Vanessa should run and take Dylan while he holds the army off. She obliges and grabs Dylan. Mohamad runs out of ammo and fights hand in hand with the army. A knife plunges through Antonia’s head before she could kill Mohamad. A mysterious ninja appears and kills the rest of the army.  

Vanessa drags Dylan to a barn. Dylan begs her mother to feed her. Vanessa wants to but refuses because it could hurt her daughter.

Callie walks in the dark toward a cave in the woods. She puts a bag of blood on the ground. A vampire grabs it and then feeds on it.

Flesh and Lucky found the injured Mohamad. Mohamad narrates to Flesh what happened to Vanessa and that there’s someone else searching for her. He insists that Flesh should go find Vanessa. Flesh refuses to leave him alone to die in the woods.

Doc approaches Jolene while on guard duty. Jolene thanks Doc for saving Carl’s life. A noise startles them. It’s Callie bringing in two dead rabbits. She claims she caught them all by herself.

The next morning, Doc follows Callie to the woods. A dead rabbit lies outside the cave. Callie puts down two bags of blood in exchange for it.  Doc asks her what she is doing. Callie explains that he could not let the vampire in the cave die and that ferals would have gotten to her had he not saved her. A vampire storms out of the cave. It startles Doc. Doc brings out her rifle and warns him to back off, or else she will kill him. The vampire looks at her. It is Axel. Doc, horrified by the sight, drops her gun and runs. But Axel catches up to her. She begs him to let her go. He demands that she get all the blood and brings them to him. Doc refuses. Axel then threatens her and demands that she help him find Vanessa.

Doc takes all the blood in the fridge and puts them in a cooler. Jolene catches her and expresses her disappointment. Doc explains that she has to make amends for what she’s done and for the person she’s been. Jolene accuses her of stealing to sell the blood. She then realizes that Doc is giving them to a vampire. Doc tries to explain that she’s the reason why he became a vampire and that she can’t walk away from that. Jolene pulls her gun out and points it to Doc. Doc reveals all her lies and explains that it is the only way she knows to save herself. She walks away. Jolene cannot pull the trigger.

Vanessa wakes up and finds Dylan looking at the sun. It is not burning her. They rekindle fond memories together. A vampire howls from a distance. Dylan runs, but Vanessa tries to stop her. Dylan then cuts her mother’s throat and runs away.

Doc and Axel are on their way to find Vanessa.

Vanessa’s wound heals, and she regains consciousness. She then runs after Dylan. Dylan meets with Julius. Julius holds her hostage.

Callie tells everyone at the Triage about Doc. Raul finds out that Jolene let Doc go. He then orders the rest of the resistance to find and kill Axel and bring Doc back alive.

Flesh and Lucky decide to go to the Triage to save Mohamad instead of finding Vanessa.

A feral attacks Doc. Axel watches while she screams for help. The feral gets hold of Axel’s blood supply.

Vannesa catches up to Julius and Dylan. A ferocious fight ensues. Vanessa then ends up biting Julius. He then turns back into being a human. He thanks Vanessa for saving him.

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Somewhere far from the chaos, a woman rolls small maps to Crooked Falls and ties them to red helium balloons. Her companion asks her what she is doing. She explains that with the mountain crosswinds, helium balloons can travel for hundreds of miles. The further they go, the more survivors can find the maps and navigate their way to safety. The man asks him again, “what’s the point?”. She answers him that if he was down there, under the clouds, running for his life every day, he’d want to know if there’s somewhere safe to run to.  But the man believes that vampires have killed everyone and rounded up everybody else to keep as food. He is convinced that there is no one running around down there. The woman asks him, “what’s wrong with hope?” and releases the balloons.

Back at the citadel, Rebecca holds Dylan. Vanessa talks to Dylan, telling her not to be afraid. Dylan answers coldly, saying she is not afraid. Vanessa tells Dylan to walk to her and promises that she will be safe. Rebecca whispers to Dylan. Dylan then accuses Vanessa of leaving her alone to die, and that Rebecca was the one who came for her and she’s the one who cares for her now. The disheartened Vanessa attacks Rebecca. A fight ensues. Vanessa brings Rebecca by the window as the sun rises. The sun starts to burn Rebecca’s face. Dylan attacks Vanessa, knocking her out.

Vanessa regains consciousness. She looks for Dylan. A feeder attacks her, but she kills it with her bare hands. She continues to look for Dylan.

Somewhere in the citadel, Flesh is fighting off vampires while looking for Vanessa. He meets a woman fighter named Lucky.

Taka holds Dmitri at gunpoint. Dmitri tries to negotiate with him. Taka tells him he wants Rebecca to make her pay what she did to him. The injured Rebecca overheard their conversation. She convinces Taka to kill Dmitri. Before Taka could kill Dmitri, Antonasia stabs Rebecca from behind. Dmitri grabs Taka by the neck and removes his throat with his bare hands. Antonasia tells the heavily injured Dmitri to feed on Taka while he is still warm. Dmitri does what he’s told.

Mohamad finds his sister Sheema pinned to the floor by a big pile of concrete. Mohamad tries to remove the concrete, but it is crushing Sheema. She tells him to just leave it. She asks Mohamad to find Rebecca and Dmitri and bring them to her. Sheema insists that it is the only way. Mohamad cannot believe her. She explains that ever since she was brought to the citadel and was given things, she wanted to become one of them, and it is all she thinks about anymore. Mohamad shakes his head in disbelief. Sheema begs him. He is left with no other choice but to stop her. Sheema dies in his hands. Vanessa arrives at the scene. She tells Mohamad that what happened to his sister is payback for what he did to her.

Flesh and Lucky are on the quest to blow the citadel’s generator.

Vanessa finds Dylan fighting off some men from the Resistance. Dylan kills one of them mercilessly. Vanessa tries to calm her down. Mohamad startles Dylan, and she took off. Vanessa punches him in the face and follows her daughter.

Dmitri and Antonasia escapes through a secret passageway.  

Dr. Shelomenko finds Rebecca’s body. He runs to his laboratory and burns his papers. Flesh and Lucky arrive. He pretends to be a victim, leads them to the stairs to the boiler room, and locks them there. Flesh and Lucky head down to the boiler room and succeed on their plan.

Vanessa and Mohamad look for Dylan, but they could not find her because the citadel is like a maze. Vanessa bites Mohamad and drinks his blood. It centers her, she explains. She can now smell Dylan.

Lucky and Flesh meet some men from the resistance. They find Taka and Brendan’s body. They then followed the trail of blood down the secret passageway.

Dr. Shelomenko looks for Dylan. He finds her hiding place and tries to calm her down. The doctor promises her that there will be no tests nor experiments today. He offers to take her to Rebecca and gives her blood to feed on.

Elsewhere, Julius hears the news about the citadel. He decides what he will do next.

Lucky’s group walk right into Antonasia’s trap. Only she and Flesh survive.

Vanessa finds Dylan captured by Dr.Shelomenko. The doctor reveals to Vanessa that Dylan cannot be turned into a human again because he experimented on her and altered her. He convinces Vanessa that Dylan will not survive without him. Dylan bites his hand. Vanessa shots him before he turned into a vampire. Before he takes his last breath, he warns Vanessa that if she bites Dylan, her daughter will die, too.

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We start where we left off in Season 1. Dmitri’s citadel crumbles in chaos as Vanessa searches for her daughter. Vanessa tracks and rescues her genetically-engineered hateful vampire daughter from Dr. Shomoloke. On their way out of the citadel, they are pursued by Antonasia’s army of bloodsuckers, and Mohamad stayed behind to buy Vanessa and Dylan some time. Meanwhile, the now-vampire Axel reunites with Doc and they are on a mission to find Vanessa. Dylan escapes and runs to Julius. Vanessa then turns Julius back into a human. Vanessa, however, fails to cure Dylan, who burns up and turns to ash after being exposed to sunlight. Her screams of grief awaken an ancient, sleeping vampire. While on an adventure to unlock the Elder’s mystery, Vanessa meets her sister Scarlett Harker. Vanessa is kidnapped and taken by Dr. Harrison, while Dmitri hunts Scarlett and the group to recover the key to the Elder’s crypt. Scarlett meets their mother at Crooked Falls and they race Dmitri to the Elder’s crypt. Under Dmitri’s coercion, Abigail Van Helsing opens the crypt and frees the Elder. It turns out that the Elder is bound to the obligation to protect the Van Helsing line. He fatally injures Abigail, successfully kills Dmitri, and awakens the dead Vanessa.

Below is a summary of each of the episodes for Van Helsing Season 2:

Episode 1: “Began Again”

Dmitri’s Citadel is still in chaos. Vanessa and Mohamad search for Dylan as citadel crumbles around them. Dylan rejects Vannessa for “leaving her to die”.  Vanessa fights Rebecca but Dylan knocks her out before Rebecca burns in the sunlight. Sheema gets fatally injured and begs Mohamad to get Rebecca and Dimitri to turn her into a vampire. But Mohamad ends up suffocating her instead. Flesh acquires an unexpected ally in the person of Lucky who is one of the Resistance Fighters. Taka clashes with Dmitri. Rebecca gets killed by Dmitri’s sister, Antonasia. Dmitri kills Taka, then escapes with Antonasia. Vanessa manages to find her daughter, but Mohamad startles Dylan and she runs off.  Vanessa then drinks Mohamad’s blood to kickstart her vampire senses. She catches Dylan’s scent and they’re off to track her. Vanessa finally catches up to her daughter and find her in the clutches of the lovely Dr. Shomoloke. She discovers that Dylan cannot be changed back with a bite just like the other vampires because her daughter has been experimented on. Dylan then bites Dr. Shomoloke to turn him into a vampire, but Vanessa shoots him before he turns. Airdate: October 5, 2017

Episode 2: “In Redemption”

Vanessa and Mohamad fight to get her daughter out of The Citadel. She is mad at Mohamad for betraying her and appalled to the fact that her daughter is a genetically-engineered vampire. Antonasia and her soldiers catch up to them. Mohamad risks his life to save Vanessa and Dylan. A mysterious masked fighter appears and saved Mohamad from the assailants. Meanwhile, Doc is working as a surgeon and discovers Callie is stealing blood packs from the camp for a vampiric Axel. Axel coerces Doc to bring him more blood and obligates her to help him find Vanessa. Flesh and Lucky rescue Mohamad. On the other hand, Dylan slits her mother’s throat to escape and runs to Julius. Vanessa fights with Julius and bites him, turning him back to being human. Airdate: October 12, 2017

Episode 3: “Love Bites”

Julius offers to let Dylan feed on him but she finds his blood inedible. Elsewhere, Flesh and Lucky got Mohamad to Triage in time to save his life. Axel begins to starve when Doc’s blood packs run out but he refuses to feed on her. Sam is back and he’s still both a vampire and a serial killer. Vanessa kidnaps a man for Dylan to feed on. The man then shoots Dylan and Vanessa kills him. Vanessa attempts to turn Dylan into a human. She gets cured but burns up and turns to ashes after being exposed to sunlight. Vanessa’s screams of grief awaken an ancient sleeping vampire. Airdate: October 19, 2017

Episode 4: “A Home”

After the horrible events, Vanessa goes on a vampire-killing rampage. Vanessa and Julius encounter a group of vampires who skin their victims. The Johnsons save them and brought them to their camp. Doc ties a hungry Axel to a tree when bloodlust overtakes him. Sam continues slaughtering the juvenile delinquents. Felix attempts to escape but goes back to try to rescue his friends. Sam cuts out his tongue. Vanessa comes face-to-face with Sam again. Airdate: October 26, 2017

Episode 5: “Save Yourself”

Vanessa and Julius battle against Sam in a bloody showdown. Sam gets away and murders many of the Johnsons’ children. Elsewhere in the woods, Mohamad, Flesh, and Lucky are still looking for Vanessa. Axel finally agrees to drink Doc’s blood so he does not die before they find Vanessa. Dmitri hears Antonasia’s death which sends him on a warpath after Venessa. Vanessa finally catches up with Sam. Sam gets the upper hand. Julius then arrives with a gun to help Vanessa. Cornered and injured, Sam throws himself out the window and escapes. Flesh, Doc, and Vanessa have the same dream of a red door.  Airdate: November 2, 2017

Episode 6: “Veritas Vincit”

Vanessa and Julius reunite with Doc and Axel back at the underground lab. Vanessa refuses to turn Axel back to human and heads off to find the red door. Axel follows Vanessa. Meanwhile, Dimitri is also having dreams of the red door and talks about how Vanessa has awakened an Elder.  Vanessa comes face to face with the masked fighter named Scarlett Harker. After a fight, they agreed to continue looking for the door. When they found it, Vanessa’s past rushes back to confront her unexpectedly — Scarlett and Vanessa are sisters. They also uncover a mysterious key linked to the Elders. On the way back to the farm, they run into Dmitri and his soldiers. Airdate: November 9, 2017

Episode 7: “Everything Changes”

A flashback to 1976 reveals that Dmitri was once captured and kept at the Farm by Vanessa and Scarlett’s mother for experiments. Dmitri reveals that the sisters are twins and that they have some kind of grand destiny that they don’t yet comprehend. During the fight with Dmitri, Vanessa bites Scarlett and drinks her blood to boost her strength. The sisters manage to escape and trap Dmitri inside the lab. Vanessa finally agrees to turn Axel back into a human. Axel died and bursts back to life after he was buried. Sam kidnaps Mohamad. Vanessa, Scarlett, Julius, and Doc share a dream of the Elder and the key and the mountain from the mural where the key was hidden. A chopper arrives and knocks them out with sleeping gas. Soldiers then carry Vanessa away. Airdate: November 16, 2017

Episode 8: “Big Mama”

Vanessa has gone missing and her group struggles with her disappearance. While in the pursuit of finding her, they get pulled over by a group of police officers. They decide to accept the offer of food, a shower and a place to sleep in a town run by a sheriff named Walt who eats vampires. When they discovered the Sheriff’s secret, Julius stabs sheriff’s chef, Big Mama. Meanwhile, Lucky and Flesh are on their way to hunt for Mohamad. Dmitri seeks a way to accomplish his goal. Walt captures Julius, Scarlett, Axel, and Doc and sentences them to death by hanging. The Sisterhood then arrives to take over the show. Airdate: November 30, 2017

Episode 9: “Wakey, Wakey”

With the attack of the Sisterhood, Scarlett’s group breaks free. They decide to split up. Scarlett gives Julius and Doc the key, while she and Axel head in the opposite direction to draw the Sisterhood away. Scarlett’s childhood training as a vampire hunter under her father is then revealed in a flashback. Axel and Scarlett find themselves fighting the Sisterhood. Scarlett was bitten but she now has the same powers as her sister. She heals instantly and turns the vampire who bit her back to human. Meanwhile, Dmitri catches up with Doc and Julius. He succeeds in taking the key. Airdate: December 7, 2017

Episode 10: “Base Pair”

Vanessa wakes up in a room inside a large facility ran by Dr. Harrison. She discovers that her captors belong to the organization called Blak Tek. They intend on using her to cure vampirism. Vanessa finds a book suggesting Abigail, one of the Blak Tek scientists, is her mother, Abigail Van Helsing.  Vanessa figures out that Dr. Harrison’s real goal is to use the Elder’s genetic material to perfect a longevity serum. Vanessa realizes “Abigail” is an imposter. Airdate: December 14, 2017

Episode 11: “Be True”

Mohamad’s and Sam’s shared past comes back to haunt them. They first met when Mohamad saved Sam from committing suicide. At a secluded campsite in the woods, Sam waits for Mohamad to wake up so he can turn him. But Mohamad refuses. Sam ordered Cara to attend to Mohamad’s wounds. Cara and Mohamad attempt to kill Sam. Sam bites Cara. Rather than seeing her turn into a vampire, Mohamad grabs Sam’s scissors and stabs her. He then stabs himself. Sam bites Mohamad in an attempt to save his life. Just as when Sam is about to hang himself for the death of his friend, Mohamad wakes up as a vampire. Airdate: December 21, 2017

Episode 12: “Crooked Falls” 

Axel and Scarlett take refuge at a weather station in the mountains at Crooked Falls. Doc, Flesh, Lucky, Jolene, and Callie arrives. Meanwhile, the ferals are evolving and getting smarter. Doc and the leader of Crooked Falls Laura Dern study cellular samples from a dead feral and discover that the vampire has been genetically altered and their cells are evolving rapidly. Lucky got bitten by ferals. Not wanting to turn, She pulls out a grenade and blows herself, along with the vampires. Crooked Falls’ leader turns out to be Vanessa and Scarlett’s mother. Airdate: December 28, 2017

Episode 13: “Black Days”

Dmitri, Scab, and Ivory head to the crypt to free the Elder. Abigail and Scarlett also head there hoping to beat Dmitri to the chase. Only a Van Helsing can open the crypt. Dmitri grabs Scarlett by the throat and demands that Abigail opens it. Abigail then obliges. The Elder awakens and the secrets of the Van Helsing family are unearthed. The Elder attacks Abigail but recognizes Scarlett as the Blood of the First. The old Van Helsings captured this Elder and he was given a choice. He could swear to protect the Van Helsing line, or he could die. He chose the latter. Scarlett then orders him to Kill Dmitri. Scarlett then orders him to find Vanessa. Abigail dies. The Elder finds a dead Vanessa in Dr. Harrison’s facility. He bites her and she awakens. Airdate: January 4, 2018