Dracula 1.07 – ‘Servant To Two Masters’ Vlad’s Epic Fail
Alexander has expanded his business and things are lighting up. However, VanHelsing is concerned regarding his partner’s new diet. Mr. Grayson plays a perilous game in his efforts to resist his true nature. This new abstinence leads to grave errors from all sides when he is distracted by denying his cravings. Really, you would think that after four hundred years our vampire would better know his own limitations. Wolves are closing in all round and he is caught off guard. Hope is a dangerous thing and the gift of sunlight paired with the object of his hearts desire, proves complicated.
They do say bad things come in threes and Dracula’s were whoppers. Vlad’s first epic screw-up comes during pillow-talk when he unwittingly reveals the means most painful to attack himself to Lady Jayne. The Order is successful in closing down his Resonator while Vlad is distracted by the lure of Mina. And, the cherry on top goes to Davenport, who steals the triptych right from under his nose! A decade of careful planning begins to unravel in a matter of days! Poof!
Meanwhile, to no one’s surprise, Jonathan is puzzled. Shaw is innocent and his informant was a paid actress. Hawker unravels the facts and is horrified to know Alexander duped him so easily. In swoops the vultures to who unknowing have an advantage when their offer is made. Jonathan may find the benefits of belonging to The Order are decidedly one sided. Can anyone say, “Out of the frying pan and into the fire?”
Lady Jayne continues her manipulations of Lucy and teaches her in a rather erotic manner to use the Five Senses as weapons. Poor Lucy, this blade is double sided and the only one who will gain pleasure from this caper is the puppeteer herself. The scene between Lady Jane (Victoria Smurfit) and Lucy (Katie McGrath) was hotter than seven hell’s. Well done ladies!
As suspected with Vlad gives in to temptation when he is out manipulated by tainted milk. Fortunately, Drac is not one to cry over such frivolities and he rather violently falls off the wagon when temper flares. Who’s got your milk now buddy?
It concludes with a threat to Abraham. “You who gave me hope. You’re more of a monster than I am. And, someday I will kill you for it.” VanHelsing might not have declawed this tiger as well as first thought.