Van Helsing season 2

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

The Van Helsing Season 1 story revolves around Vanessa Van Helsing who is humanity’s last hope to save it from the vampire-stricken world. In 2016, the volcanic eruption at Yellowstone Park caused ashes to block out the sun making the world safe for vampires. The event was called The Rising and the vampire apocalypse began.

On the first day of The Rising, Vanessa was attacked by a vampire which rendered her comatose for 3 years. While in a coma, she was protected by a lone soldier named Axel. When she woke up, the world is already ruled by vampires. She soon discovers that with her unique powers, she is humanity’s last hope. While on the search for her daughter, she was hunted by the vampires. Vanessa soon learns the secrets from her past and finds herself at a crossroads. Van Helsing Season 1 ended with Vanessa reunited with her daughter who is now a vampire.

Below is a summary of each of the episodes for Van Helsing Season 1:

Episode 1: “Help Me

After three years in a coma, Vanessa woke up to a world now ruled by vampires. She finds a lone soldier Axel protecting her. She also discovers she has special powers. Not only does she have rapid healing abilities, super-strength, and excellent fighting skills, her blood can also reverse the effects of vampirism. She joins other human survivors who are holed up in the abandoned hospital. Airdate: Jul 31, 2016

Episode 2: “Seen You”

Three years before her awakening, Vanessa Seward is merely a struggling single mother in Seattle. She was attacked by a vampire named Balthazar on the first day of The Rising. Vanessa was brought to a local hospital. She was separated from her daughter, Dylan. Doc’s report of the strange properties of Vanessa’s blood prompted a military investigation. But vampires attacked the hospital before the soldiers could extract Vanessa’s body. Airdate: Sep 23, 2016

Episode 3: “Stay Inside”

The hospital’s damaged power source jeopardized the protective UV lights which leave Vanessa and the survivors extremely vulnerable to a vampire attack. The incident prompted Vanessa and Axel to head out into the ruins of Seattle to scavenge for parts. Meanwhile, the other survivors stayed behind and fight against the vampires. Airdate: Sep 30, 2016

Episode 4: “Coming Back”

Vanessa turns Doc back into a human. Accompanied by another survivor named Mohamad, she heads out to visit her old apartment in search of clues as to the whereabouts of her daughter, Dylan. It seemed that Dylan made it out of the apartment alive after Vanessa was attacked. But her whereabouts remain a mystery. Meanwhile, in the hospital, Cynthia is discovered dead of an apparent suicide. But then Doc starts to suspect that a killer could be amongst the group. Airdate: Oct 7, 2016

Episode 5: “Fear Her”

Vanessa is later captured and taken to Julius compound. She was reunited with her neighbor, Susan. Vanessa turns the now-vampire Susan back into a human. The two of them escaped back to the hospital. Meanwhile, concerns of a mystery killer that seems to be picking everyone off one by one started to escalate. They are planning a coup against Axel. Airdate: Oct 14, 2016

Episode 6: “Nothing Matters”

Vanessa and Susan are chased by mutated feral vampires in the sewers. At the same time, a brief but deadly power struggle ensued when another group of survivors led by a man named Brendan wrestled control from Axel. When Vanessa returns to the hospital, Axel escapes and guns down most of Brendan’s group. Brendan and his remaining followers were forced to journey the outside world. Airdate: Oct 21, 2016

Episode 7: “For Me”

Julius eventually stages a siege at the hospital. Vanessa and Axel lead the hospital’s last stand against Julius and his vampire soldiers. Dmitri arrived with his vampire “Death Squad”. A possible civil war is brewing among the two vampire factions. The turn of events led the gang to hit the road. Airdate: Oct 28, 2016

Episode 8: “Little Thing”

With vampires closing in all around them, Axel leads the surviving members of their group near his old military base for shelter, an underground lab known as The Farm. The Farm is the location of top-secret experiments and research. However, they found the lab abandoned and in disrepair. Separated from the group, Mohamad tries to stay alive and catch up while navigating hostile territory. Airdate: Nov 4, 2016

Episode 9: “Help Out”

Trapped in the underground lab, the group discovers that The Farm is contaminated with radiation. Vanessa discovers that Axel has been hiding a secret about her past. Rebecca makes a calculated play. While Mohamad befriends a girl who doesn’t fear vampires. The group encountered a feral vampire during the evacuation. Axel is fatally bitten. Doc is haunted by her leaving Axel to die. Airdate: Nov 11, 2016

Episode 10: “Stay Away”

Still grief-stricken by the loss of Axel, Vanessa and the group find refuge at Eden. The gang is reunited with Mohamad. Eden is a utopian community that seems peaceful but conceals a dark bargain with a vampire named Magdalena. Magdalena lets the community live in peace in exchange for human infants on which to feed. Vanessa breaks this pact and Flesh stays behind to rebuild Eden. Airdate: Nov 18, 2016

Episode 11: “Last Time”

Vanessa and the group take shelter in Susan’s family farm. Meanwhile, the true serial killer among the group is finally revealed. Sam’s final victim is poor Susan. Vanessa and Mohamad take drastic action against him. Rebecca’s latest experiment to create Daywalkers fails; and Dmitri’s patience grows thin. Airdate: Nov 25, 2016

Episode 12: “He’s Coming”

Sam’s reign of terror recommences tenfold after he’s bitten by a Feral, which turns him into a vampire.  He stalks Vanessa and Mohamad as they infiltrate a vampire camp, where Vanessa hopes to find her daughter Dylan. Vanessa and Mohamad walk into a trap that places one of them in great peril. Vanessa soon realizes she’s been sold out to Dmitri by Mohamad in exchange for being reunited with Mohamad’s long-lost sister, Sheema. Airdate: Dec 2, 2016

Episode 13: “It Begins”

Now in Dmitri and Rebecca’s clutches, Vanessa is told of her real identity. She’s a Van Helsing, a descendant of the fearless vampire killer of Dracula lore, Abraham Van Helsing. Flesh and the Resistance accelerate their timeline to rescue Vanessa. Mohamad is heartbroken by his betrayal. Dmitri plans on using Vanessa’s blood and eggs for experiments that will hopefully result in vampires being able to walk around in daylight and procreate. Vanessa ends up embracing her own vampire side which seems to give her even more superhuman strength. She severely wounds Dmitri and faces off with Rebecca. Dmitri enters into an unholy alliance with the leader of the human Resistance. Vanessa finally reunites with Dylan. Axel becomes a vampire. Airdate: Dec 9, 2016