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Van Helsing S02E13: “Black Days” Overview

Van Helsing S02E13: “Black Days” — Dmitri meets the Sisterhood’s oracle, who will lead him to the lair of the Elder. He refuses to kneel before her, saying he only kneels to his betters. His condescending attitude does not last long as the oracle brings him to his knees. She shows him how to use the key to find the Elder’s crypt. She tells him only three may go. The oracle then starts killing Dmitri’s vampires.

Scarlett and Abigail journey toward the mountain where the crypt is located. Scarlett asks her mother what’s in her necklace. It’s the first Dark One’s blood, she answers. It was given to her just after her mother was killed by the Elders. Scarlett inquires what it is for, but Abigail does not know. She says she was experimenting on the blood when she was pregnant with Scarlett and Vanessa. Scarlett gets mad at her for exposing them to the blood. Abigail wants Scarlett to have the necklace, but Scarlett declines. She says she does not want it and that Abigail can give it to Vanessa.

Dmitri, Scab, and Ivory reach the mountain. Dmitri opens the gateway using the key.

Soon enough, Scarlett and Abigail arrive at the mountain. They see the key on the door and realize Dmitri came before them. Scarlett tests Abigail to see if she really is her mother. She asks her where the key was hidden at the Farm. Of course, Abigail knows where she hid it — behind the mural. They then enter the tunnel.

It’s a long and torturous journey towards the Elder. Scab, Ivory, and Dmitri see their greatest fears while Abigail and Scarlett see memories from the Farm, which led to them being separated. Abigail explains to Scarlett why she had left her and Vanessa.

Abigail and Scarlett arrive first at the entrance to the crypt. Dmitri is not long behind. Abigail tells Scarlett of the tale of the Elders. She says that if Elders are ever to re-join again, the coffin of the Dark One can be re-opened, and it will be the end of them all. Dmitri, Scab, and Ivory then arrive at the entrance. Dmitri notices Vanessa’s absence. He hopes that something horrible happened to her. He orders Scab and Ivory to take Scarlett and Abigail.

The mother and daughter showcase their exceptional combat skills and give the vampires a ferocious fight. But Dmitri manages to take Scarlett hostage. He threatens to kill her if Abigail won’t open the crypt. The crypt can only be opened by Van Helsing blood and in exchange for a life. Abigail, in fear of losing her daughter again, opens the crypt even if it will cost her her life. She tells Scarlett she always knew there was a price.

 “Freedom at last.” the Elder exclaims. Dmitri bows to him. The Elder recognizes Abigail and Scarlet and says they are Van Helsing but something else. Dmitri suggests he takes Abigail and Scarlett to regain his strength. The Elder approaches Scarlett and says the blood of the First flows through her veins. Dmitri recommends he takes Abigail as she is already dying. Just as when he is about to attack Abigail, Scarlett commands him to stop. Surprisingly, he heeds her command and bows before her. Scarlett gets confused. Abigail says the legend is true that when the Elder was captured, he was given a choice — fealty or death.

“Your blood is Van Helsing blood. I am sworn to protect it.” The Elder says. Until the Dark One is released from his prison or destroyed, I am your servant, he adds. Scarlett orders him to kill Dmitri to see if what he says is true. The Elder effortlessly crushes Dmitri’s head using his bare hands. He swears to never forgive Scarlett for making him do it.

Scarlett then orders the Elder to find Vanessa. He goes to do her bidding.

Abigail forces Scarlett to take her necklace before she loses consciousness. Scarlett makes her mother drink her blood in an attempt to save her.  

The Elder finds Vanessa lying unconscious in Blak Tek. He bites her. Vanessa wakes up, and her eyes turn red.

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Van Helsing S02E12: “Crooked Falls” Overview

Van Helsing S02E12: “Crooked Falls” — The Elder appears in Scarlett’s dreams. He demands that she frees him now that Vanessa is gone. He says Vanessa’s light is no more, just mere shadows and silence. Scarlett swears to never set him free.

Scarlett wakes up from the dream. Axel calms her down. He reminds her that they are now in Crooked Falls.

At breakfast, Scarlett asks Jessie if there is any sign of Doc and Julius. Jessie answers that their boss went out to look for them.

The Boss finds a hole in their perimeter fence. She goes outside and sees a vampire attacking a car. She swiftly kills the vampire and urges the person trapped inside to come out. The person turns out to be Doc.

Jessie calls to the radio hoping someone would answer her. Axel asks her how it’s going. She says the transponder’s been busted, and she only gets a dozen or so miles in range. Axel asks her if she thinks there is still a world out there. “You got to hang on to hope. What else is there?” she answers.

The Boss and Doc walk back to Crooked Falls. They find a dead body along the way, along with Jessie’s balloon. They wonder why the map is missing. Doc says that ferals are too backward to use a map. The boss notices a trap and saves Doc. “They’re not supposed to make traps either.” She says.

Doc and the Boss arrive at Crooked Falls. Denis cannot believe they are being chased by ferals, even if it is still daylight. Axel asks Doc where Julius is.

Axel accuses Doc of leaving Julius to die. Doc tries to explain that Dmitri killed him. Axel does believe any word she says and concludes she does not care about anybody else but herself. Scarlett breaks them off and asks Doc if she has the key. Doc says she’s sorry and that she did everything she could. You’re the one that should be dead, Axel says in disappointment.

Lucky, Flesh, and Jolene could not decide which of the two roads to take to Crooked Falls. Callie appears out of nowhere. She says she found a balloon with a map. She then leads them to Crooked Falls.

Doc is upset about Axel not believing her. She bids farewell to Scarlett, but Denis stops her from leaving. It is not safe to go when it is almost dark. He says they all can go on daybreak.

The Boss powers up the electrical grid for defense. Their dog, Shadow, barks. Shots are being fired from a distance. Flesh, Lucky, Jolene, and Callie are being chased by ferals. The Boss orders to let them in. Shadow chases one of the ferals. Denis runs after him. The vampires get to Denis.

The Boss and McGrath search for Denis. Denis now comes back as a vampire. McGrath refuses to shoot Denis. Scarlett shots him without any hesitation.

Callie narrates to Doc what happened after she left the Triage. Jolene asks Doc was stealing all the blood for the vampire worth it. Doc says she does not know anymore. Axel comes and gives Callie food. Jolene realizes that Axel was the vampire in the woods. She sees a ray of hope.

The group discusses how the ferals are acting strange. They are smarter, and the sun does not burn them. The Boss decides to take some samples and do a biopsy.

Flesh and Lucky talk about their relationship. Lucky reveals that she might be pregnant.

The Boss and Doc study samples from Denis’ body. They find the vampire cells are unnaturally evolving.

The power goes off. The whole electrical grid is offline. They are now vulnerable to vampires. The vampires are using tools to break into the building. Their leader is one of the vampires that Vanessa freed from Blak Tek. The group fires at the vampires to stop them.  Their scar-head leader orders the vampires to retreat. The Boss decides to go fix the generator. Axel and Scarlett offer to help. Lucky and Flesh serve as lookout.

McGrath and the Boss manage to fix the generator. The scar-head leader ambushes them. The boss shots him. The vampires chase them as they make for a run towards safety.

At breakfast, Callie proudly announces to Jolene she will show Jessie how to fix the radio. Doc asks Jolene is she believes what Callie said. Jolene says Callie is a good luck charm. Everyone she runs with ends up dead, Doc answers.

The vampire Denis wakes up from the dead.

Doc and the Boss discover a spontaneous generation on Denis’ cell samples. The Boss thinks someone engineered it and that they need to engineer an antidote, or else, time will come they won’t be able to kill the vampires anymore. Doc offers to use her blood. She confesses she used to be a vampire and that Vanessa cured her.

Jessie sees Denis go out of the building. Flesh and Lucky go after him, but they get surrounded by vampires. The scar-leader brings Julius and asks them why is he immune from turning. Lucky shots the leader. The vampires then attack them. The leader grabs Lucky and bites her. Flesh assures her it is okay because they will find Vanessa. But Lucky brings out a hand grenade and orders Flesh to run. Flesh tells her he loves her. The vampires then attack Lucky. She detonates the grenade, killing the vampires with her.

Julius narrates to Axel how Doc tried to save him. He tells Scarlett Dmitri got the key. The Boss overhears their conversation and asks what key. Julius answers that it is the one Scarlett and Vanessa got from the Farm. The one that is supposed to open up the Elder’s crypt. She then asks Scarlett to come with her.

Doc catches Callie talking to someone on the radio. She tells the person on the other end their coordinates. The man answers that they are closing in on their location and orders them to stay where they are.

Axel hears a helicopter approaching Crooked Falls.  

Elsewhere, The Boss brings Scarlett on a quest to get to the Elder before Dmitri does. Their conversation leads to The Boss revealing her true identity — She is Scarlett’s and Vanessa’s mother.

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Van Helsing S02E11: “Be True” Overview

Van Helsing S02E11: “Be True” — It is 2018 in Seattle. Mohamad loots the bag of a dead person lying on the street. He sees a man about to be attacked by a vampire. He warns the man, but it’s as if he did not hear him. The man, nevertheless, swiftly kills the vampire with a baseball bat. The man turns and smiles at Mohamad — it is Sam.

During the night, Mohamad camps outside Sam’s building. He sees him by the window. Sam is about to hang himself. Mohamad runs inside the building to stop him. When he gets to his room, Sam already hanged himself. Mohamad then cuts the rope and asks him if he is alright. Sam tells him he cannot hear him because he is deaf. Mohamad uses sign language to communicate. He says he knows sign language because his grandmother was deaf, and she taught him. Sam asks him if they can be friends. Mohamad answers of course. Sam laughs happily.

Back to the present, Mohamad lies in bed shivering, while Sam watches him lovingly. Mohamad wakes up. He is not happy to see Sam’s face but is constrained to do their friendship sign. Friends, Sam mutters. Mohamad asks him where they are. Sam says they are home, and that he’s been waiting for him to wake up for the Turning. Mohamad vehemently tells Sam he does not want to turn. Sam tries his best to convince Mohamad. What stops him from biting Mohamad is the fact the Vanessa bit Mohamad back at the citadel. Sam is not pleased that Vanessa drank from his friend. Mohamad warns him that if he tries to turn him, he will go back to being human. “No. I will never be human again!” Sam exclaims. Sam then inspects Mohamad’s wounds. He assures Mohamad he will not die.

Sam brings dead squirrels to the cellar. He feeds them to his human prisoners. A girl then crawls out to get the squirrel. Sam grabs her hand and drags her to Mohamad. Sam refers to the girl as Mouse.

The girl introduces herself as Cara. She tells Mohamad that Sam told her to take care of him. Mohamad learns that Sam keeps humans in the cellar for food and that Cara’s job is to take care of them. She then cleans and sews Mohamad’s wounds. Sam wails in agony as he listens to Mohamad’s screams. The screams trigger Sam’s traumatic childhood memories. He covers his ears and sings to calm himself down.

Sam chains his prisoners in what used to be a playground. He drains their blood and harvests them using buckets.

Cara finishes stitching Mohamad up. She refuses to answer Mohamad’s questions. She also refuses to give him water. Cara says she cannot spare water as she needs to get out of the place. It is either escaping or death. Mohamad suggests a third option — to kill Sam.

Sam reminisces his childhood in the place where he grew up. He remembers how his father never let him play his favorite records. Sam says that his father was a man of strong decisions, good use of tools and that he found love. He then plays his favorite old dusty record. Sam picks up his prisoner and dances with him. He recalls that he was a shy boy and alone. He then feeds on his prisoner as he remembers the beating his father gave him as a child for killing a squirrel. “All I ever wanted is to be me and to be loved,” he adds. His prisoner dies in his arms.

In his memory, his father asks him what he did to deserve a son like Sam. The little Sam then grabs a knife and stabs his father’s eye. His father then hits his head with both hands, which resulted in him losing his sense of hearing.

Sam takes the cane his father used to hit him to the playground where he now holds his father hostage. He then beats his father to death.

When he returns to the house, Sam catches Cara trying to escape.  Mohamad attacks Sam from behind and chokes him with a string. Cara then stabs Sam in the chest. Unfortunately, Mohamad’s string breaks. Sam then grabs Cara’s throat. Mohamad takes all the blame and begs Sam to let Cara go. Sam grants Mohamad’s wish, and orders Cara to go. Cara runs towards the woods, while Sam tucks Mohamad in his bed. “Now it is time for the hunt. The mouse must be caught,” he announces.

Sam follows Cara’s trail into the woods. Meanwhile, Mohamad manages to break the floor and escapes from the house. Sam catches up to Cara. He drags her to the playground and ties her beside his father. Mohamad arrives at the scene and begs Sam. Sam stabs Cara to harvest her blood. He then grabs Mohamad by the throat. Mohamad challenges Sam to bite him so he can turn into a human again. Sam says he will bite Cara instead.

Mohamad stops Sam and reminds him that he owes him for saving his life on the day they met. “No. I saved you.” Sam answers. He confesses that hanging himself was a trap to lure Mohamad so he could kill him. Mohamad is distraught and furious by his confession. He says things that anger Sam. Sam then kicks him and bites Cara. Mohamad grabs Sam’s scissors and stabs Cara before she turns into a vampire. He says he is sorry. “It’s ok, it’s better this way,” Cara answers. He orders Mohamad to make sure she’s dead. Mohamad stabs her several times before she dies.

Mohamad blames Sam for making him kill Cara for nothing. Sam whines and says you did that all by yourself. Mohamad declares he will never be like Sam and stabs himself to death.  Sam runs to Mohamad and bites him in an attempt to save but he fails. He cries in agony while holding Mohamad’s dead body.

Sam brings Mohamad’s body to the chapel. He cuts his own index finger and adds it to his necklace before he hangs himself.  Mohamad then wakes up as a vampire.

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Van Helsing S02E10: “Base Pair” Overview

Van Helsing S02E10: “Base Pair” — A man walks through the woods to Crooked Falls. He follows the maps attached to the deflated red balloons. Unfortunately, he fails to reach his destination because a vampire attacks him.

Vanessa sees the visions in her dreams. She wakes up in an unfamiliar place. She hears a man calling out to her in the vent. Someone then knocks on her door. She opens it and meets a startled woman. She pins her to the wall and asks her where she is and where her friends are. Vanessa walks away before the woman could answer.

Vanessa is in a scientific facility called Blak Tek. She sees vampires imprisoned in glass cages. She attacks every person she sees until she comes across Dr. Bruce Harrison. Harrison introduces himself as the one who runs the facility. He assures her that she is safe. Vanessa asks about her friends. She knocks him out when he answers they left them behind. Vanessa then enters a room that features a panoramic view of the mountains. She realizes she is in a facility at a mountain top.

The woman she attacked earlier approaches her again. The woman introduces herself as Abigail, and tells Vanessa they’ve been looking for her since the Rising began. She asks if it is true that Vanessa can change people back. Vanessa replies that she needs to get back to her friends to make sure they are ok until then she is not answering any questions. Abigail comments on Dr. Harrison’s method of kidnapping Vanessa. But she firmly believes that with Vanessa’s help, the work Dr. Harrison is doing could save them all.

Vanessa talks to Dr. Harrison in his office. He mentions that the government hired him to try to find a cure for vampirism before the Rising. Vanessa thinks that she has seen Dr. Harrison before. He mentions that his father did some work at the Farm. She asks him what he wants with her. He answers he is not sure and inquires if she can turn vampires to humans. Vanessa does not answer. He invites her to come with him instead. She grabs his key card before she follows him.

Now at the lab, Dr. Harrison shows her Martin, a volunteer test subject who is now a vampire. He explains that they injected Martin with the newest trial inoculate using a dead version of what they believed was a vampiric virus. The serum turned him into a vampire instead of protecting him. He wants Vanessa to turn him back to being human so he could study his blood before, during, and after transformation. He hopes that maybe they could find a cure with Vanessa’s help. Vanessa answers him she has to think about it, then walks away. Abigail runs after her and calls her Essa.  Vanessa stops at the sound of the familiar name. Abigail explains that she knew her mother back at the Farm, and she used to call her Essa when she was little. Vanessa is intrigued by Abigail’s revelation.

The man on the other room talks to Vanessa again. He warns her to be careful who she trusts because most people have no idea what is going on. Their conversation, however, is cut short.

Vanessa grabs the key card and proceeds to Dr. Harrison’s office. There, she finds a book about vampires.

Abigail approaches her while she reads the book. She talks about Vanessa’s mother. She narrates how her mother accidentally got infected with an experimental serum developed from the DNA of a very special vampire while she was pregnant with her twins. That when the military found out that Vanessa and Scarlett are special, their mother had to run and hide them. Vanessa asks if her mother is alive. Abigail could not answer, then excuses herself. Vanessa then sees the inscription A.V.H in the book. She stops Abigail from walking away and asks if her name is Abigail Van Helsing. “You’re my mother.” She concludes.

 Abigail explains to Vanessa why she had to put her in hiding. Vanessa mentions that Scarlett was with her at the Farm. Her mother is surprised that Scarlett is alive. She is horrified when she realizes that her people left Scarlett behind when they took Vanessa. Vanessa consoles her and offers to help Dr. Harrison cure the vampire Martin.

The man on the other room talks to Vanessa again. He says it is good that she is helping, but there is so much more she can do. The man convinces Vanessa to follow her visions and let the Elder out. He adds that she should tell her mother about the visions because only she can help her.

Back at the lab, the vampire manages to free his hand and attacks Abigail. Vanessa and a technician come to her rescue. The vampire chokes the technician to death. Vanessa then grabs the vampire’s arm and bit him.

Martin is now human again. Vanessa asks him why he volunteered to be a test subject. Martin narrates his story leading to his decision. Abegail and Dr. Harrison start arguing. Vanessa checks up on her mother. Abigail relays that Dr. Harrison did not get the test result he wanted and that he wants Abigail to convince Vanessa to find the Elder and harvest his DNA to find recessive genes. Vanessa discloses that the Elder is calling to her. Abigail instructs her daughter to read the book about the Elder. He is the beginning of everything, she says. She then asks where the key is. Vanessa answers that Scarlett has it. Abigail warns her not to mention her visions nor the key to anyone.

Vanessa breaks into Dr. Harrison’s office again to investigate. She sees Dmitri’s file, as well as an old picture of a team of doctors, among which are Dr. Harrison and Abigail.  She realizes why Dr. Harrison is familiar — he was at the Farm when she was still a little girl.

Dr. Harrison informs Abigail that he did the blood work again, and it shows that Vanessa’s DNA does not have the answers. She asks her if she already talked to Vanessa about the Elder, and what is she not telling him. “I would rather be anywhere but here with you” Abigail answers.

Dr. Harrison goes to his office. Vanessa attacks him the moment he enters the door. She confronts him about not getting older. She accuses him of not working on a cure. He comes clean and explains that he developed the longevity drug on the Farm by accident and that he will die if does not continue taking it. Of course, Vanessa does not believe him. She knows he is only using her for selfish reasons. He tries to convince her still to go to the Elder for the sake of humanity. Vanessa then knocks him out again.

Vanessa walks in on her mother conducting an autopsy on Martin. Abigail explains that Martin crashed about an hour after he was turned. Vanessa is suspicious. She confirms that her mother knew Dr. Harrison is taking a longevity drug. But Abigail defends Dr. Harrison. She notes that Vanessa did not change. Her daughter is still quick to judge, slow to trust. But Vanessa says it does not mean she is wrong. She asks Abigail if she knows about the man in the room next to hers. She declares they are getting out of the facility, and they are taking the man with them.

Vanessa and Abigail are in search for the man. Vanessa opens his room with an ax. No one is there. She opens the vent and finds a speaker and realizes it was Harrison.

The emergency alarm goes off. They are looking for Vanessa and Abigail. They get cornered by the guards. Vanessa breaks the lock system and releases the vampires. The vampires attack the guards while she and Abigail run.

Vanessa is determined to escape from the facility. Abigail orders Vanessa to stop and to grow up for once. They need to stay and work with Harrison, she says. She adds that they need to get Scarlett and the key. The two of them can then follow their visions and lead them to the crypt. Abigail is sure it is the only way of finding the cure.

But Vanessa is skeptical. She asks Abigail if she knows about the voice in the vent. The man said the same thing about following her visions and freeing the Elder. She then asks Abigail where she hid the key to the crypt. Abigail answers he does not remember. “You are not my mom!” Vanessa exclaims. Abigail then shots Vanessa. “We’ll have your sister within the day, so we don’t need you anymore,” she says. She shots Vanessa again and adds that Scarlett has the key, has the same visions, and can lead them to the Elder. “Your mother did call you Essa, you know. She loved you with all her heart”, she says before shooting Vanessa again.

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Van Helsing S02E09: “Wakey, Wakey” Overview

Van Helsing S02E09: “Wakey, Wakey” — It’s 1996, a vampire arrives at the Hilltop Cafe. He orders a raw steak, asks for a glass, squeezes the blood out of the stake, and then drinks it. After his meal, he asks for the Harkers. The waitress gives him directions. He leaves after paying for his meal.

Back in the present, the police officers are no match to the Sisterhood. Scarlet breaks free and helps Axel, Doc, and Julius. They grab some weapons before they escape. The remaining deputy asks them to take him, and in exchange, he will help them get to Crooked Falls. They run as the Sisterhood enters the building.

Scarlett suggests they split up. She hands the key to Julius and asks him to guard it with his life. The vampires will never suspect him having it, she adds. She and Axel try to draw the vampires away. Julius, Doc, and the deputy head for the mountain. The Sisterhood follows Scarlett’s trail of blood. But Dmitri is smart enough to go the other direction.

A vampire attacks the deputy out of nowhere. Julius kicks the vampire. The vampire reveals himself — it is Walt. Walt attacks Julius, but Julius beats him to death. They discover that the deputy was bitten by Walt. Doc kills him before he could turn into a vampire.

A flashback shows a teenager Scarlett making out with a boy in his truck. The making out turns into a fight when he calls her Scary Scarlett. She ends up pointing a knife at his throat. He pees on his pants out of fear. He calls her crazy bitch before driving away. Scarlett blames her dad that everyone thinks they are freaks. She is mad at him for turning her into a social outcast because he thinks she needs to be a great vampire killer. She says vampires are not real then walk away.

The Sisterhood catches up with Axel and Scarlett. It turns out bullets do not work on 200-year-old vampires. Scarlett leads Axel into an old cemetery. The Sisterhood stops pursuing them. Scarlett explains that they won’t fight on hallowed ground. The sisters are pure evil, but they still honor the dead, she adds. They then run towards the woods.

Axel and Scarlett lost the Sisterhood. They need a place to rest. An abandoned armored truck comes to sight. They run towards it. The truck is filled with cash and a corpse, too.

Julius and Doc rest at a convenience store. Julius is not getting enough of the junk food. The chips’ flavors did not exist back in his day. “Who knew sour cream and onion would taste so good together?” he exclaims. Doc laughs at him.

The teenager Scarlett deals with her frustrations by practicing on her knife skills. The vampire from the diner appears and snarls at her. Her dad shows up just in time and shoots the vampire. He scolds Scarlett for hesitating to kill the vampire and orders her to kill it. Scarlett is scared, but she is forced to follow her dad’s instructions. The vampire tells her she is weak and warns her that more will come, and she will die. Scarlett cuts his head with a samurai.

Back in the armored truck, Axel asks Scarlett how did she get so Kung fu-ey. She shares how his dad trained her to kill vampires since she was a kid. Scarlett asks him about his story. Axel opens up about how he lost his sister when he was 13 years old. It is the reason why he never left Vanessa when she was sleeping back in the hospital. Their heart to heart talk turns into physical intimacy.

The Sisterhood catches up to them. The sisters cannot get inside, but they are surrounded. The vampires smoke them out, which gives them no choice but to go outside and fight.

Scarlet fights two of the sisters while Axel fights one. Axel’s body armor made of cash proves to be useful. One of the vampires invites Scarlett to join her and become a sister. Scarlett politely declines. Scarlett’s fighting skills are on par with two vampires. Axel manages to kill his opponent. Meanwhile, Scarlett gets bitten by one of hers. To her surprise, her wound heals instantly, and the one that bit her turns into a human. The remaining sister runs for her life. Scarlett thinks her ability to heal and turn vampires into humans started when Vanessa bit her. Vanessa’s bite wakes her Van Helsing blood.

Dmitri and Scab finally find Julius and Doc. Julius puts up a fight, but he is no match to Dmitri. Dmitri gains possession of the key. He lets Doc go and instructs her to tell Vanessa what happened. Doc runs, leaving the unconscious Julius behind.

Scarlett’s dad tries to make her understand that killing vampires is her purpose now. But the young Scarlett does not understand why they have to burn their house and disappear. Her dad explains that more vampires will come for her and that until she is ready, they have to make them think that she is dead. She sadly watches as the fire engulfs their house. Her dad swears that one day it will all make sense to her. They then go off the grid to continue her training.

Scarlett remembers the time when her dad told her that one day it will all make sense. But now that she knows more, the less that it makes sense. She says they have to find Vanessa. Axel agrees and says they have to, even if it kills him.  

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Van Helsing S02E08: “Big Mama” Overview

Van Helsing S02E08: “Big Mama” — Axel wakes up in the field where they were knocked out by gas the night before.  Vanessa is nowhere in sight. He remembers what happened. He wakes Scarlett, Julius, and Doc up. They don’t know who took Vanessa, but they plan to find her.

While on the road, they hear sirens wailing. Behind them are police cars. They pull over. The police officers alighted from the vehicles. The Sheriff explains that they are just surprised to see another vehicle on the road and that they had to pull them over to check it out. Sheriff Walt Turner invites them to stop in town for barbeque and shower.

The group follows the police officers back to their place. Before inviting them inside, the police officers confiscate all their weapons, except for a knife which Scarlett manages to hide. They start to be suspicious.

Flesh and Lucky are in the woods trying to find Mohamad. They find Dmitri and his army with human hostages, instead. Some of the hostages are from the Triage, including the little girl Callie. They devise a plan to help the hostages.

Sheriff Turner gives his guests a house tour. They have a place big enough to house 200 people, two generators, they make their gasoline, and they have an armory filled with guns and weapons. Axel asks if they could get some ammo before they go. “Not a chance. Not one bullet.”, Walt answers. But he says he can offer them hot water, soap, a change of clothes, food, and gas. Hospitality only goes so far.

After a shower, Scarlett tells Axel she’s ready to go. She does not trust Walt. But Axel wants to stay for dinner.

Back in the woods, Flesh and Lucky track the vampires and their human prisoners. They succeed in their rescue mission. But Callie is missing.

Walt introduces the group to their cook and police dispatcher, Big Mama. Big Mama says she needs meat for their dinner. Walt invites them to come along to help prepare the roast. Axel and Scarlett volunteer. They soon discover the police officers eat vampires. No wonder they have an unlimited supply of meat. Walt tries to justify their gruesome ways.

Axel and Scarlett inform Doc and Julius that their hosts are cannibals and that their big feast is a vampire being roasted under a UV light. They discuss their exit plan.

Axel and Scarlett head out to the armory and grab some weapons. Doc grabs her things. But Julius, instead of getting his things, goes to the kitchen to see for himself. He opens the spit and sees a vampire being roasted. The vampire wakes up and tries to attack him. He kills it with a kitchen knife. Big Mama gets angry at him for spoiling dinner and attacks him from behind. Julius fights her off. He stabs her chest using the same knife.

Axel and Scarlet arrive at their vehicle. Doc then joins them. Julius, on the other hand, is late. The police officers fire at them. Walt demands them to open the door. Axel then obliges. Walt asks them who gutted Big Mama. They all look at Julius.

Now held hostage, Walt interrogates them. Scarlett manages to cut the ropes with her knife. She puts up a fight, plunges the knife into Walt’s leg, and points a gun to his head. But she is outnumbered. To save Scarlett, Julius offers to tell them what they want to know. He confesses that he killed Big Mama because he could not stand what she was doing to a vampire. Doc tries to stop him, but he blurts out that he used to be a vampire. Walt is not buying it. Doc admits that she and Axel were vampires, too. A deputy interjects he wonders what they taste like. Walt says they ought to find out. He then orders his men to set up the roof for the test.

Axel, Scarlett, Doc, and Julius are held in the rooftop with ropes around their neck. Walt says this is justice for killing Big Mama, but an old-school type justice — a Salem witch trial. They will toss them over one by one. If they die from hanging, they are humans. But if they live, they are vampires, and they will be eaten. Fortunately, and unfortunately, at the same time, the test is cut short by the arrival of the Sisterhood. Scarlett warns the police that the Sisterhood are killers. But Walt is confident they can defeat them. A deputy points out that they have the advantage of the rooftop, right before a spear made of bone plunges through his chest. Scarlett tries to convince Walt to let them go, or else they all die. Walt orders his men to go down and get their “dinner” instead.

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Van Helsing S02E07: “Everything Changes” Overview

Van Helsing S02E07: “Everything Changes” — In a flashback, Dmitri is running away from someone. But whoever is running after him catches up to him. “Van Helsing. So, we meet again.”, he says.

Dmitri is locked up in the Farm. A doctor and military men keep him hostage. He is subjected to experiments before someone helps him break out of the facility.

Back to the present, Vanessa and Scarlett face Dmitri and his army. Dmitri reveals that at the time he was held prisoner in the Farm, twin girls were crying at night. One more a vampire than the other, but both born of the same blood — Van Helsing blood.  He tells them that they do not know their destiny. He orders his army to take the sisters. Vanessa and Scarlett put up a ferocious fight, but they are outnumbered. Vanessa gives the key to Scarlett and tells her to guard it with her life. She then drinks Scarlett’s blood, which boosts her powers more than any other human blood.  Her boosted fighting skills and Scarlett’s wit give them the advantage to escape Dmitri’s grip.

Scab, Dmitri’s minion, is brought to the sisterhood’s lair. He tries to convince their leader, Maya, about Dmitri’s request. Maya laughs at him and threatens to kill him. He tells her about Vanessa’s ability to change vampire back into being human. Maya still does not budge because Dmitri used her and killed his sisters. She throws Scab away. Scab crawls back to her feet. Maya picks him up. He then stabs her throat with a wooden crucifix. The rest of the sisterhood vows allegiance to him.

Flesh, Lucky, and Mohamad are still in the woods looking for Vanessa. Flesh is frustrated that the ambulance-turned-armored-vehicle is gone. It turns out, Doc and Julius beat them to it.

Doc and Julius arrive with Wanda, the vehicle from the hospital in Seattle. They meet Scarlett for the first time. Axel is not doing great, but Vanessa still refuses to bite him. Axel grabs a gun and threatens to kill himself if Vanessa still won’t do it. Vanessa is left with no choice. So she bites Axel. He then turns into a human again. But wait, he collapses and loses consciousness. Doc and Vanessa try to revive him, but they fail — Axel dies.

Doc and Julius dig Axel’s resting place while Vanessa kisses Axel goodbye. The group bids farewell to Axel then buries him.

The group is still devastated over losing Axel. They talk about the awakening of an Elder and try to decide on whether to destroy the key or not.  But Vanessa hears something. He orders Julius to drive back. Vanessa runs towards Axel’s grave and starts digging. Scarlett claims she can hear it too and helps Vanessa. Vanessa opens Axel’s body bag. He is still dead, but she swears she hears his heartbeat. Surprisingly, Axel wakes up from the dead.

Vanessa and Axel enjoy their happy reunion. They talk about how things went after they got separated. Axel and Doc also settle their issue. Axel now forgives her for what she did to him. Scarlett divulges to Vanessa that after she bit her, everything changes. Vanessa wonders if Scarlett can turn people back too. Scarlett asks her what they will do with the key. Vanessa advises her to keep it. Vanessa does not know what to do with the Elder calling to her.

Sam watches Flesh, Lucky, and Mohamad from afar. The group finds a place to rest in. Mohamad’s wounds still bleed, and he relies on cocaine to ease the pain. Lucky suggests they re-dress his wounds and get rid of his shirt. Flesh volunteers to dispose of his shirt and the bandages. Mohamad refuses to let go of his favorite shirt. But he has no choice because his bloody shirt will attract vampires.

Flesh dumps the shirt and bandages on the river. He hears shots from Mohamad and Lucky’s direction. Mohamad is gone. Lucky says a vampire took him. Sam is happy to see his Mohamad again.

Vanessa’s group rests for the night. Axel is on guard duty while everyone sleeps. Vanessa, Scarlett, Doc, and Julius see the same vision in their dreams. They all see the mountain with the red sky. It seems that it is where the Elder is buried. Vanessa plans to beat Dmitri there and kill the Elder. Sounds like a good plan. But a helicopter arrives at their location. Axel runs towards it, saying it is military. The helicopter drops gas that knocks them all out. Armed and masked men get off from the Helicopter. Axel tries to fight them. Their leader talks to the dazed Vanessa and tells her that they have been looking for her for a long time. He reassures her not to worry because they are here to help. They take her away, leaving the rest of the group behind.

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Van Helsing S02E06: “Veritas Vincit” Overview

Van Helsing S02E06: “Veritas Vincit” — Susan appears in Vanessa’s dreams. She leads Vanessa to where the red door is — it is on the Farm. She says truth is waiting for Vanessa behind the red door.

Vanessa wakes up from her dream. She and Julius head to the Farm. They talk about their dreams. Julius thanks Vanessa for giving him the ability to dream again. They unexpectedly meet Doc and Axel along the way.

Doc is relieved they finally found Vanessa. She is surprised to meet Julius, though. Vanessa cannot believe that Axel is still alive, but now a vampire. She refuses to turn Axel back into being human. She’s afraid that what happened to Dylan might happen to Axel.

Doc begs Vanessa to help Axel. But Vanessa refuses.

Vanessa requests Julius to stay with Doc and Axel and get fuel and a vehicle. She heads to the Farm alone.

Dmitri also dreams of the red door. He says that Vanessa has changed their destiny and that the world now hangs in her balance. It is not Vanessa that he fears, but the Elder she has awakened. He needs to find the Elder before Vanessa does, and then use it against her, he adds. He orders his new vampire minion to find the sisterhood and seek allegiance with them.

Doc feeds Axel with Julius’ blood, but it’s not sustaining him. Doc panics for a second, thinking Axel is dead. But Axel wakes up and looks for Vanessa. Axel then goes after her. Doc and Julius do what Vanessa requested.

Vanessa arrives at the Farm. The mysterious masked ninja catches up with her. The ninja turns out to be a woman, and her name is Scarlet Harker. Axel jumps out of nowhere, but she quickly stabs him. Vanessa stops her from killing Axel. Her fighting skills match that of Vanessa. They reach a stalemate and decide to just discover what is behind the red door.

Dmitri’s new minion meets with the sisterhood. They are mysterious female vampires wearing white masks. They doubt Dmitri’s motive as to why their 200 years of blood feud needs to come to an end.

Vanessa cracks the red door’s code with her name. As they navigate through the corridors, Vanessa asks what Scarlet’s story is. Scarlet shares how her parents prepared for doomsday, and that she was attacked by a vampire even before the rising. As they investigate further, they realize that they have been in the place when they were kids and that they are sisters. Memories of them as children, together with their mother, comes flashing as they see their old playroom. They remember the key hidden behind the mural in the playroom.  After Vanessa gets the key, the telephone rings. Vanessa answers it and a woman speaks to her. The facility rumbles and the telephone line drops. Scarlet and Vanessa run outside to check on Axel. On their way out, they come face to face with Dmitri and his army.

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Van Helsing S02E05: “Save Yourself” Overview

Sam greets Vanessa. Vanessa hits him with an ax. Sam laughs as he runs. Vanessa pursues him.

Meanwhile, Julius, Mike, and Ethan rescue the locked up teenagers.

Vanessa continues in a cat-and-mouse game with Sam. Sam is having fun. He escapes from Vanessa.

Axel and Doc are still in the woods looking for Vanessa.

Julius and the rest of the Johnsons gathered all the survivors. They head back to their camp. Vanessa is determined to hunt and kill Sam. Julius realizes who his mother’s killer is.  He vouches to avenge his mother’s death by helping Vanessa.

Flesh, Mohamad, and Lucky are on a quest to find Vanessa. Flesh has visions in his dreams.

Vanessa and the group are back at the camp. The camp has been attacked by Sam. Vanessa decides to go after Sam. Julius offers to help her. But Vanessa leaves while Julius is sleeping. She talks to Felix and Troy on her way. Felix asks her who is Mohamad and if there is anything he can do to help kill Sam. Vanessa asks for his arm, cuts it, and then drinks his blood.  

Flesh, Mohamad, and Lucky stops at an abandoned cabin in the woods to rest. Lucky and Flesh act on their feelings for each other.

Axel is slowly dying. He still refuses to feed on Doc. Doc tries to reason out with him. Axel finally gives in. They stop for the night. Axel is doubtful that he would survive. He asks Doc to kill him if they don’t find Vanessa soon.

Dmitri receives the news of Antonasia’s death. He gets furious at Vanessa.

Vanessa finds Sam in an old church. A vicious fight ensues. Sam manages to stab Vanessa. He then chokes her and pins her to the wall. Fortunately, Julius comes to the rescue. Sam tells him how his mother died to distract him. Vanessa regains consciousness. Sam then runs to the bell tower. Vanessa and Julius corner him. Sam realizes that Vanessa drinks blood now. Vanessa answers that she will drink his blood next. Sam then throws himself out the window.

Doc wakes up in the middle of the night. She draws the vision in her dreams. Axel sees her drawing and says he knows where it is.

Dmitri arrives at Julius’ camp. He convinces Julius’s army to join him to find and kill Vanessa.

Sam survives the fall and escapes. Julius says they will track him. But Vanessa sees a vision. She sees the red door. And so does Julius.  They head to the red door instead of tracking Sam.

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Van Helsing S02E04: “A Home” Overview

Sam wreaks havoc at the Randolphe Juvenile Detention Center. Dead bodies pile up on the floor, all of them with a missing finger. He sings while he makes a necklace out of his finger collection.

Elsewhere, Vanessa ferociously fights against vampires. Julius is worried about her. She is out of control, and it will get them both killed, he says. Vanessa, however, disagrees with him. Julius points out her inability to deal with the pain of Dylan’s loss. Vanessa punches him on the face.

Back at the detention center, Sam forces Felix to learn sign language. Sam is having a wonderful time toying with Felix.

Axel and Doc are still looking for Vanessa. They don’t know where they are going, but Doc feels that they are in the right direction. Axel is not well, but still, he refuses to feed on Doc. His vampire instinct kicks in. Doc ties him to a tree.

Julius shares to Vanessa his fond memories as a boxer in 1936. They come across a gruesome and savage breed of vampires, the skinners. Julius urges Vanessa to run as the skinners are worse than ferals. But they fall on a trap, and the skinners catch them. The skinners then tie Vanessa and Julius.

Sam chooses from among the youngsters he locked up. He chooses their leader, Ryan. Ryan begs for his life. Sam punishes him ten lashes in the arms, just like what Ryan did to Felix. Ryan begs him to stop. Sam stops with the lashing and feeds on Ryan instead. The horrified Felix tells Sam he wants to learn sign language.  “Good boy. Mohamad.”, Sam answers and hugs Felix. Felix steals the key from Sam’s pocket.

Back in the woods, a skinner tastes Julius’ blood, but he does not like it and spits it out. Another skinner skins Vanessa’s back. Vanessa screams, but she heals instantly. The skinners wonder. A curious little girl arrives in their location and says hello. Vanessa commands her to run. She runs, and the skinners run after her. Vanessa manages to escape and follows suit. The little girl stops running. Arrows by kid archers kill the skinners. Vanessa then arrives. The little girl asks her if she is okay. The rest of the archers reveal themselves. Their leader introduces them as the Johnsons. They then bring Vanessa and Julius to their camp. The camp is filled with fighter kids. Mike and Chad run the camp. Their goal is to take in any child they find and teach the children to survive. Julius is impressed, but Vanessa is suspicious.

The mysterious masked ninja is still following Vanessa’s trail.

Felix tries to escape. Sam then runs after him. He manages to lock Sam in the basketball court. He runs back to help the others, but Sam easily catches up to him.

Chad confronts Vanessa, saying that her negative energy can be contagious, especially around children. She accuses him of maltreating Troy. Chad vehemently denies her allegations and tells her that Troy got his scars from the very abusive group they rescued him from. But Vanessa isn’t buying any of it. He offers Vanessa to come with them during the supply swap with Troy’s former group to see for herself.

Sam shaves Felix’s head and calls him “My Mohamad.” Felix protests and insists that his name is Felix and not Mohamad. Sam stuffs his mouth to silence him.

Vanessa, Julius, and the Johnsons go to the trade meeting. But the other group is late. Vanessa decides to investigate. They arrive at the detention center. The pile of dead bodies welcomes them. Vanessa realizes it is Sam’s doing. Vanessa then finds Sam. He greets her with a devilish smile.