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Van Helsing S03E01 fresh-tendrils

Van Helsing S03E01: “Fresh Tendrils” Overview

Van Helsing S03E01: “Fresh Tendrils” — It is 1986 at the Harkers’ house. A couple brings the 5-year-old Scarlett and Vanessa. The Harkers choose to keep Scarlett. The little Vanessa does not understand why they had to leave Scarlett behind and throws a tantrum in the car. The man, who Vanessa refuses to acknowledge as her father, explains that they are trying to keep both Vanessa and Scarlett alive. But they get into a car accident. The couple dies in the car crash while Vanessa survives.

Back to the present, Vanessa wakes and finds the Elder hovering over her. She attacks him. The Elder tells her that Scarlett sent him to find her. Vanessa does not believe him. The Elder takes the persona of Dylan, Scarlett, and finally, Susan, to calm Vanessa down. Vanessa then demands he takes her to Scarlett. The Elder reaches out to her head.

Vanessa meets Scarlett and Abby in a dreamy old castle. Scarlett introduces the dying Abby to Vanessa. They inform Vanessa that they set the Elder free and that he is pledged to serve the Van Helsings. Abby tells her daughter that a Van Helsing is born to sacrifice. As Van Helsings, it is their fate.  She reveals that the blood that infected the twins is from the Dark One and there is nothing like them in the whole world. She continues that if the Dark One ever gets free again, there would be no stopping it.

Abby instructs her children to never face the Dark One unless there is absolutely no other way. Each Elder has a totem that leads to the Dark One, she explains. Abby orders Vanessa to stop the Elders, find the totems, and destroy them. The answers are in the family book, she adds. Abby apologizes to Vanessa before taking her last breath.

Elsewhere, Sam, who apparently did not die from hanging himself, teaches the now-vampire Mohamad how to enjoy feeding on people.  They attack a group of survivors in the woods.

A helicopter is trying to land at Crooked Falls. Julius now has the ability to heal instantaneously, a trait he got from Scarhead’s bite. The group discusses a strategy on how to deal with the situation when the helicopter lands.

Vanessa is overwhelmed with what happened. The Elder, in the persona of Susan, urges her to work with him. Vanessa demands information about the other Elders. She also orders him to give her his totem. He does not possess it, he answers. It was taken when he was imprisoned, he adds.

Harrison and his men arrive at Crooked Falls. Axel goes out to look for Scarlett. He orders the rest of the group to get the intruders busy until he gets back.  

Vanessa looks for the Van Helsing family book in Blak Tek. She discovers from the files that Denver is a safe place.

Harrison greets the group outside the building. Julius invites Harrison inside. Flesh miraculously crawls out of his grave alive.  Harrison asks if anyone can explain what just happened and that where Scarlett and Axel are. Flesh screams upon seeing Lucky’s grave.  

Vanessa walks through a corridor with dead and wounded guards, and she could not control her blood lust.  She feeds on one of them.

Julius tries to comfort Flesh. Flesh blames him for ruining his life. Harrison is intrigued. Flesh tries to dig Lucky’s grave. Doc tells him to stop and that there’s nothing left of her. Harrison orders his men to take the group inside. Callie sees what is happening outside and grabs a gun.

Vanessa now hunts the woman who pretended to be her mother.

Inside the building at Crooked Falls, Harrison holds the group hostage. He demands to know where Scarlett is.

Scarhead and his vampires are scouting vampires in the woods to be transformed into Daywalkers.

Axel finds Scarlett. Scarlett explains why she had to go without letting him know. Axel informs her of the problem at Crooked Falls.

Elsewhere, Scab brings an animal for Ivory to feed on. She refuses and orders him to look for a human.

Harrison learns that the group’s leader is Abby. He also discovers that Julius has the ability to heal rapidly. He feels relieved that his creature, Scarhead, is still alive.

Vanessa catches up with her prey. The woman who pretended to be her mother has their family book. She confesses that it was she who infected Vanessa and Scarlett with the Dark One’s blood without their mother knowing about it. She says she did it just to see what would happen and claims that she created two little monsters. The woman then shots Vanessa. This time, the bullets no longer work. Vanessa then stabs her on the chest, killing her.

Scarlett and Axel arrive at the Crooked Falls to save the day. Scarlett beheads Harrison with her katana. Axel exchanges fires with Harrison’s men. Julius and Scarlet engage in close combat. Doc takes a bullet to save Jolene. A bullet hits Scarlet’s neck. Axel goes to help her. Callie saves Axel by killing the last of Harrison’s men. Scarlett simply coughs up the bullet from her mouth and instantly heals.

A helicopter arrives at Blak Tek. Vanessa reunites with her sister and friends.

Vanessa orders the group to go to Denver. She, Scarlett, and Axel bid the rest of the group goodbye. Scarlett gives Doc some of the Dark One’s blood and orders her to guard it with her life.

Vanessa, Scarlett, Axel, and the Elder are off to kill some vampires.

Van Helsing S01e01 Help Me

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.