Episode three starts out with brawl. In a flashback, we see Dracula chained up and trying to fight the men who put him there. He does pretty well, despite the restraints.
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He gradually gets overwhelmed and is left lying in the courtyard. He is later surrounded by members of the Order of the Dragon. A priest with a ram’s skull appears on the scene and forces Dracula to drink blood from it. He promptly slits Dracula’s throat afterwards. Dracula wakes up from the ordeal undead and not happy. A priest gives Dracula the happy news that is he now part of the undead. You can’t put that on a card. Dracula decides the best way to handle the news is to kill the priest.
We return to the present, where Dracula is playing the piano. What is it with vampires and pianos nowadays? They all seem to play the piano. We need a vampire that can play the trumpet or something. Renfield comes in and the two men discuss what to do about Jayne. Meanwhile, Harker is cruising around town moping. Lucy visits Mina and suggest the two have a girl’s night out to get over their man problems. Lady Jayne visits the insane asylum run by Dr. Murray. (I am going to assume this is Mina’s father.) She wants the the doctor to help her make a serum. It’s later revealed she wants something to help Milli Vanilli — I mean, the seers — in tracking the vampire. Dr. Murray visits Van Helsing and asks him to help with the serum. He also gives up Lady Jayne’s name as the client. We get a brief scene of Renfield and Harker doing some business or blackmail.
We see Dracula waking up in Lady Jayne’s bed. He decides it’s a good time to go search her house. He finds her secret room full of weapons and Order of the Dragon paraphernalia. He isn’t too happy to find the caged vampire in her lair. He wants to kill Jayne but that ends in more heat by the fireplace. Meanwhile, the dynamic duo, Mina and Lucy, decide to take going out to a new level. The first time they try good old fashioned booze. They party until dawn, when it’s time to stagger home. Dracula leaves roses for Mina at her door while he skulks in his carriage. He wants to see her face when she gets them. The sun has other plans and Dracula goes home in a rage. He demands that Van Helsing complete his sunscreen! We then get to see the doomed Lord Laurent trying to leave his lover, Daniel. Daniel demands they run away together to escape the order. Lord Laurent refuses and says he must face justice. Lord Laurent faces justice in the form of a sword being shoved through his chest by Mr. Browning. Poor Daniel has to watch the whole thing. You definitely don’t betray the Dragons. Being blackmailed is not a legitimate excuse for betraying the Order.
Later, Mina and Lucy are living it up at the absinthe bar. I’ve never drunk the stuff myself but I have heard things. They are drinking in the Bohemian, Victorian way by pouring it over sugar cubes. Mina’s consumption leads to a past life hallucination. When she snaps out of it she is being hit on by a starving artist, played by Andrew Lee Potts (Alice, Primeval). She tries to reject his advances but it is up to Dracula to save the day. Mina and Dracula goes outside to have a chat, and Mina shares her relationship problems with Dracula. This, of course, is always a good idea. Lucy swings by to take Mina home. Mina wakes up next to Lucy who was giving her pining looks before. Looks like Dracula and Harker aren’t the only ones wanting a piece of Mina. Mina rushes to school where she gets a hangover cure and lecture from Van Helsing.
Harker and Mina make up after a little push from Dracula. Mina asks Harker to marry him. He agrees and the two kiss on it. Dracula creeps from the shadows. It’s all part of his plan to keep Mina close. Really, Dracula, you are the prince of darkness. There are better ways to get a girl. Speaking of Dracula’s plans, the seers take the serum made by Van Helsing. The two are finally able to track Dracula. The serum paralyzes the twins and they can’t do anything as Van Helsing enters the room. We do get a little bit of his background before he silences the seers with a hammer. The episode ends with a grim note as Lord Laurent’s lover takes his own life. I am betting he comes back as a vampire.
Stay tuned for next week’s recap!