The wilfully odd Van Helsing stabs Renfield, destroys the serum and is done with Dracula. Harker has no drama or internal conflict, he’s just a moron. Van Helsing faces off with Browning in madly theatrical fashion and he was playing a long game. People die, Grayson soapboxes and not even a weapon from the papal armoury can save Lady Jane.
Mina continues to be portrayed weirdly; this show has no intense atmosphere and has nothing new to offer. Harker is scum and the boring Dracula blathers on about vicarious immorality and the nauseating nature of unrestrained immorality. The not happening season 2 is set up as Grayson’s secret is out, Van Helsing forms a new alliance, Lucy wallows in her new state and the seriously insane Dracula beds the moronic Mina. What is the point of Mina? She is not an island of reality in a sea of fakes; she’s just a plot point. Van Helsing awakens Harker’s hunting instincts, that will turn out badly. This show was not dark or dirty or thick with steam punk and urban stink as the ads promised. It lacked a genuine sense of grubby dread and was a series of missed opportunities.
“The accursed plan.”
“By the will and the blood of Our Saviour, today we will annihilate the Fell One and his spawn.”
“Death is coming.”
“Grayson will never walk in sunlight again, much like yourself.”
“Do you not recognise me?”
“They’re down there with you.”
“What have you done?”
“You slaughtered my family.”