The Dresden Files

Bad Blood

Season 1, Ep 5, Aired 2/25/07
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  • Episode Description
  • After a failed hit on her life, Bianca, Chicago's most powerful vampire, calls upon Harry Dresden. In debt to her for saving his life years before, he agrees to help her find the mastermind behind the plan to take her down.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Jonathan Hackett

  • David Simkins

  • Nicolas Cage

  • Norman Golightly

  • Robert Hewitt Wolfe

  • Fan Reviews (10)
  • Bad Blood

    By TrueTvWatcher, Nov 18, 2011

  • Highly adventurous episode!!!

    By DERBEST, May 01, 2007

  • I loved htis episode it kinda reminded me of angel a little though.

    By WolfTigerG, Mar 21, 2007

  • Bubbling along very nicely

    By folanjo, Mar 16, 2007

  • A great ep with a gripping plot and some really nice character development.. and some intruiging insight into Harry's past.

    By Alipeeps, Mar 14, 2007

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (24)

    • Harry: You know what my problem is? I don't trust you. So when you come to me asking for help, my natural inclination is to run the other way!

    • Harry: People think that being an investigator's glamorous work. It's not. Three hours, pounding the pavement, putting out the word I'm looking for Clive. talking to Two-Face Johnny, Eddy the Nose, No-Christmas Curt. Dealing with guys who have nicknames like that, well, it always ends up biting you in the... (gets tasered)

    • Bianca: I'm not a monster, Harry.
      Harry: Didn't say you were.
      Bianca: I didn't chose this life. I was just like everybody else. I had goals, I had dreams, I had friends and I had family. They were taken from me. You and I, we're orphans of the world. Everything that we've ever cared about and everyone we've ever loved... is gone.

    • Bianca: So what shall we drink to?
      Harry: Escaping the jaws of death.
      Bianca: Whose jaws? Natalie's or Ancient Mai's?
      Harry: Yours.

    • Bianca: So we do what we can to make up for the pain that we cause.
      Harry: What do you do, Bianca? To make up for it?
      Bianca: Well, I let you think there's some small chance that one day you will save me from myself. That's my gift to you, Harry. Hope.

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    Notes (12)

    • This is the first episode in which Harry actually uses his 'hockey stick'.

    • In this episode we see Dresden using some sort of magical lens to see the last thing Bianca's bodyguard saw before being killed. Curiously, this has no mystic or esoteric origin, rather having been originated by developments of eye anatomy in the final decades of the XIX century, which led people from the period to think the retina functioned like the photographic plate of a camera.

    • When Bianca kills Arvin, Dresden jokes about the body self-combusting, and receives a mocking look in return. The belief that once a vampire is dead, the body turns into ash is a modern one that began in most recent novels, TV shows and movies, apparently having no mythological origin.

    • When Dresden and Bianca are looking for clues in Clive's hideout, Bianca identifies one of the attackers as a Black Court vampire and name herself a Red Court one. In "The Dresden Files" novels, the vampires are divided in four Courts: the White, the Red, the Black and the Jade. Depending on which the vampire is part of, the powers and characteristics vary.

    • In this episode, apparently Bianca can enter Dresden's house only after being invited, which is an old and controversial myth about vampires that some believe came into existence during the Medieval Age only because commoners needed something to help them feel safe.

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    Trivia (3)

    • Between the moment Natalie's thugs fire their crossbows in Dresden's back and when they step into the scene holding their crossbows loaded once again only seconds have passed, while in real life it takes at least half a minute to reload a crossbow.

    • In the beginning of the episode, when Bianca comes looking for Dresden, Dresden's front door has curtains in it, but in all the other episodes only Dresden's back door has curtains in it.

    • This is the first time Dresden calls Morgan "The High Council Chief-Warden of Chicago", although on last episode Dresden called him "The High Council Chief-Enforcer of Chicago".

    Allusions (3)

    • Natalie: Nice to meet you, Mr Wizard. Harry: Hey, you're too young to remember that show. This refers to the show Mr Wizard, hosted by Donald Herbert, that taught the importance of science to children.

    • Harry: She needs help. Bob: So did the scorpion when he asked the frog to carry him across the river, and we all know how that turned out. "The Scorpion and the Frog" is one of Aesop's Fables. The scorpion convinces the frog to carry him across by reminding him that it was against the scorpion's own interest to kill him. The scorpion was unable to overcome his own nature, and stung the frog, dooming himself to drowning.

    • Morgan: We have to stop Darius before his night shipment of Third Eye hits the streets. The Third Eye is an esoteric concept that embodies a state of higher enlightenment in which it is believed that one can access the powers of clairvoyance and precognition. Darius is the Latin form of Dareios, the Greek form of Darayavahash, a Persian name that translates roughly as "to be rich." Darius I is the Persian king who appears in the Old Testament. Darius III is the one who was defeated by Alexander the Great.

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