Blade: The Series

Season 1 Episode 4

Bloodlines

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Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Jul 19, 2006 on Spike TV
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Blade is caught by a group of vampires called Bad Blood and Reverend Carlyle is in on it. Krista is heading to the House of Leichen, so she can have a vision to find Boone.

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  • Poor Reverend Carlyle!

    10
    I guess he learned the hard way that even a man-of-God can't make a deal with the Devil without getting his fingers burned.



    I can also only guess as to what he had in mind for Blade. Which was probably to make him thirsty enough, for blood, that he would be able to better empathize with what the ash-addicts were going through. And, thus, perhaps be more amenable to sharing his appetite-supressant with them. Sort of like methadone being used to combat the withdrawal pains of heroin and cocaine addicts.



    But, evidently, Blade was thinking long-term. He knew that eventually the ash-dealers would hunt the source of their designer drug into extinction. Similar to what nearly happened to beavers and bison in the 1800's. Ergo, the ash-dealers would ultimately put themselves out of business. And, as a result, simplify the Rev's work.



    Unfortunately, the Rev forgot that patience is a heavenly virtue. He wanted an immediate solution to the problem! So, he committed what he thought was the lesser of two evils: betraying Blade to his first victims. And, he paid the price.



    Still, Blade might be gaining a potential new ally in the form of FBI Agent Collins. He has that German book recovered from ex-Detective Boone (which the latter, in turn, probably confiscated from Sands, the vampire cardsharp). That, in turn, might lead to a meeting with Blade, via Krista and the manhunt for Boone.



    Only time, and further episodes, will tell.moreless
  • Awesome

    10
    The stakes are raised when Blade gets kidnapped by a street gang turned vampires called Bad Blood and one of his most trusted ally Revenrend Carlyle is in on it. Krista herself gets herself into some trouble when Marcus wants him to go to the House of Carlyle. This could turn really ugly if she couldn't inject herself with the serum before the effects of the thirst takes over her. This episode is action packed, and the scenes don't end up at one corner too long, things keep on moving and it goes fast. This is one exciting episode, I can't wait for the next one.moreless
  • is coming together slowlly

    8.8
    in this episode the writers and directos still have not sold me the show like the movies I II III, in this episode we see the fight of the diferent houses and diferent types of vampireas or changed people. The gagget guy does his job good and come to the aid of blade at the end
  • Exactly why I watch the show!

    9.2
    Again this is why I think the show has become

    Such a guilty pleasure. As Blade's past does come back

    To haunt him and the gang he used to be in while he was

    Very young and was bad to the bone. Want his life but

    Leave it to Marcus to intervene. As Kristia goes to a very haunted house and tries to have visions of Boone and see if he is alive! Or a vampire perhaps?moreless
  • Blade's past come back to haunt as the "Bad Bloods" go looking for him to make a deal with Marcus for Blade's life.

    8.0
    Interesting episode. Blade gets captured by “The Bad Bloods” a gang he turned as a boy vampire. They come to get revenge and to turn him over to Marcus so they can get accepted into his high vampire social life. Shen (Nelson Lee) has a big part in this episode as he literally comes to his rescue. I liked that. They made the assistant more important than just him be Blade’s gizmo boy.



    Krista undergoes a vampire ritual at the House of Lycan to gain an energy vibe where Detective Boone is. Meanwhile Agent Ray Collins (Larry Poindexter) starts to uncover the whole vampire case as he starts to look into Boone’s files.



    It was a very decent episode. Not a lot of action for the first half but they were doing more character development and it was a good way for Kirk Jones to show more drama and not just buttkicking.



    It was also a great way to show that Shen can do a lot more than Blade gives him credit for. Not all of the “Bad Bloods” were destroyed so it will be interesting how the leader comes back.

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William MacDonald

William MacDonald

Reverend Carlyle

Guest Star

Andrew McIlroy

Andrew McIlroy

Dr. Vonner

Guest Star

Jovanna Huguet

Jovanna Huguet

Dr. Vonner's Receptionist

Guest Star

Larry Poindexter

Larry Poindexter

Agent Ray Collins

Recurring Role

Sahar Biniaz

Sahar Biniaz

Sabine

Recurring Role

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  • TRIVIA (5)

    • The House of Leichen is introduced in this episode. Leichen is a German word, meaning "dead bodies" or "corpses".

    • Blade's tattoo is from when he was in the gang called the Bad Bloods, when he was younger.

    • As Shen is loading up on weapons for the rescue attempt it is shown that Blade has at least four backup swords.

    • 7-6-7 is the code for the serum storage locker.

    • In this episode, when Blade is captured and one of his "turnees" cuts his shoulders, the blood and cuts disappear. The next couple of camera angles switch, causing this. This doesn't happen because Blade is part vampire but because of human error in make-up and retakes of the same shot over and over.

  • QUOTES (12)

    • Jermaine Turner: If you got anybody that cares about you, that loves you or depends on you for living... you'll stop asking questions and stop looking for whatever it is you're looking for... 'cause if you find it, you'll wish to God you didn't.
      Shen: You see, it's because somebody depends on me for living, that thing I'm looking for, I'm gonna find it and that thing is whatever you sons of bitches call their home.

    • Dr. Miranda Berganza: It's an essential step in the processing, we keep things very clean here.
      Chase: Yes, because according to the freaks, we're dirty girls, our blood must be cleansed. Apparently, it reeks of death.
      Dr. Miranda Berganza: It does.

    • Marcus: (holding Blade's sword) And... this means what to me?
      Steppin' Razor: It means that I can deliver you Blade, wrapped up and ready to die.
      Marcus: And, for this gift, you want keys to my front door?
      Steppin' Razor: I think your superiors will make an exception. What do you think?
      Marcus: I think you like risk.
      Steppin' Razor: The payoff is worth it. Sometimes you have to take things to get things - I'm sure you've taken plenty.

    • Dr. Miranda Berganza: It's not often that we get visitors from other Houses. For the most part, they seem to stay away.
      Chase: Possibly because you're all bat****.
      Dr. Miranda Berganza: If that assessment eases your discomfort in some way then by all means you stick to it for as long as you require.

    • Reverend Carlyle: I'm here negotiating for your release. You okay?
      Blade: Shut up and start negotiating. Things need killing.
      Reverend Carlyle: Well, that's just it. I'm-I'm negotiating with you. I'm with them, this was my idea.
      Blade: Then I'll be killing you, too.

    • Krista: Marcus didn't do it.
      Shen: Bullshit. Come here to finish things off?
      Krista: You don't believe me? Shoot.
      Shen: What are you doing here?
      Krista: Boone's alive.
      Shen: The cop?
      Krista: He's turned.
      Shen: No shit. That's what happens when a vampire...
      Krista: Shut up and get the gun outta my face!

    • Frederick: Well, hello Chase and how's life with Marcus?
      Chase: Never a dull moment.

    • Marcus: Is that what you're doing, getting respect?

    • Blade: Every vampire needs a familiar with skills.
      Shen: Yeah, I make the weapons.
      Blade: And I use them. That's the arrangement.
      Shen: No shit--I thought we were dating.

    • (to Chase)
      Krista: Heard you halfway down the hall. Gaining a little weight?

    • Shen: Mostly he just touches vampires, and yeah, it hurts.

    • Chase: Sorry to break this up, but can we please get this over with?

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