Blade: The Series

Season 1 Episode 7


Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Aug 09, 2006 on Spike TV
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Episode Summary

Blade tries to solve the murder of a cop named Flanigan who helped care for him while growing up. Flashback scenes tell how Blade's father brought in Abraham Whistler once he could no longer do anything about Blade's need to feed. Krista copes with her mother's critical condition.moreless

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  • great episode

    This episode looks back at Blade's childhood. The story somehow connects to the events in the Blade films. We learn that Whitler's leg injury seen in the movies was in fact caused by Blade himself when he was a kid. His dad took care of Eric aka Blade by feeding him donated blood from the hospital his mom works at as a nurse. When Blade grows up, he can no longer fix his son's problems, he asks the help of Whistler who deals with vampires, he believes Eric/Blade can use his unique attributes to fight the evil that's stalking the world. Awesome episode.moreless
  • Good episode and is getting better and better

    the story is etting more complex and more deep with each episode gone by. In this one we see how blade's past is catching up with him and is hunting him in the present. Also we see how the internal battle between de houses of vampires are getting more ugly bye each episode. THe directos gives us a great episode with three story lines together and very intense
  • The episode was ok, but i was more than disturbed about the pureblood's eating habits.

    The series is ok, getting better and I hope it does well. But I almost turned the TV off when the eating habits of that child pureblood was revealed. I have a daughter about the same age of that baby and my stomach cramped up when I saw it and had to turn away until it went to commercial (even though there was no feeding - that would have been totally crossing the line)

    I know it was for shock value, but still, as a mom of 2 kids, I couldn't stand it. If i see that again, i'm never watching this show again. Things like that are just going too far for shock value.

    (added: anyone who disagrees obviously does not have children otherwise they would know what I'm talking about)moreless
  • I Really Like This Series

    I keep telling my wife, who puts up with my endless blabbing about comics, that Blade The Series is what I expected from Blade Trinity (which wasn't bad, but it was too talky). I especially like seeing Blade's past and hope the writers explore more of the characters' lives before the films and series took place.

    I loved seeing young Whistler. I'm looking foreward to seeing him in future episodes.

    Richsrd Roundtree was incredible as Blade's father. I get the feeling we'll see him again.

    The subplot of Krista's mother was also a nice touch. I can\'t wait to see the ramifications of her actions.

    All in all, I really like Blade The Series and hope there will be a season 2.moreless
  • And, I mean that in both a positive and negative way.

    It was nerve-wracking, in a positive sense, in that we (the viewers) knew who was messing with Blade's head by killing off some of his old friends/mentors. But, I, for one, was on the edge of my seat wondering how long it would take Blade to get the idea.

    It was also nerve-wracking, in a positive sense, to see Vanessa wrestling with her conscience, as to whether or not she should vampirize her terminally-ill mother.

    But, it was negatively nerve-wracking to realize that the script-writers for the show have yielded to the old ret-con temptation, after all.

    Initially, I was going to deduct that two-tenths of a point for having Vanessa Brooks survive the C-section that had to be used, to deliver her infant son Eric, in the original movie. But, when Steppin' Razor referred to the woman in the flashback as "your Daddy's girlfriend...a nurse," I realized that she was actually Blade's stepmother. And, thus, I regarded continuity-credibility as being restored.

    My relief, however, was short-lived.

    It now turns out Abe Whistler's leg was broken by adolescent Eric in a fit of semi-vampiric temper! At least, according to the show's writers. And, that bit of character-b.g. deviation I cannot tolerate.

    So, I'm sorry, guys. But, your show does not get a perfect ten from me, this week.

Bokeem Woodbine

Bokeem Woodbine

Steppin' Razor

Guest Star

Robinne Fanfair

Robinne Fanfair

Viola Watkins

Guest Star

Colin Lawrence

Colin Lawrence

Robert Brooks

Guest Star

Larry Poindexter

Larry Poindexter

Agent Ray Collins

Recurring Role

P. Lynn Johnson

P. Lynn Johnson

Lisa Starr

Recurring Role

John DeSantis

John DeSantis


Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (3)

  • QUOTES (9)

    • Krista: Give it back.
      Glynnis: Don't waste your breath. I've been following you all night. Won't Mr. Van Sciver be interested to know that you had somehow acquired a large stash of... what is this exactly?
      Agent Ray Collins: FBI! Hold it! (Krista and Glynnis show their fangs) Oh, ****!

    • Abraham Whistler: Mr. Brooks?
      Robert Brooks: Yeah?
      Abraham Whistler: I'm here about the boy. I'm Abraham Whistler.

    • Glynnis: No, the new girl, Krista. Marcus killed her brother a few days before she fell into Chthon.
      Charlotte: Killing a sibling is a common lure. I've used it myself.
      Glynnis: Still, there's something off. Something of influence that I can't quite see.

    • Viola Watkins: Robert, he's not going to be a boy forever. You cannot keep him locked up, out of school, away from the world. He's going to find out what he is soon enough. How are you gonna handle that?
      Robert Brooks: I'm his father, I'll handle it.

    • Krista: Right now, the best thing for her is to stay alive.
      Uncle Pat McCallum: That's not gonna happen, Krista. We gotta let her go.
      Krista: No...we don't.

    • Krista: I haven't seen you in awhile.
      Chase: Butterfly isn't ready to emerge yet.

    • (looking at her regrown arm)
      Krista: I heal from everything.
      Chthon Doctor: Except a silver stake through the head, too much exposure to the sun, and garlic - but I guess you know all those rules by now.
      Krista: Yeah. What if I was sick before I was turned?
      Chthon Doctor: I've seen cases of MS cured overnight, cripples walk again - immortality and immunity. That's why some familiars are so desperate to be turned.

    • Blade: Did you call your friend at the CDC yet?
      Shen: When did I become your secretary? You want to dial her up hit that button (point to computer) right there. I've got garlic shots to fill
      Blade: (looks at computer) I don't do this.
      Shen: That's because I do everything.
      Blade: Didn't fix the AC in the car yet.
      Shen: Maybe you should look into getting a badass summer weight coat.

    • Steppin' Razor: It's just you and me now.
      Blade: Another second, it'll just be me.

  • NOTES (2)


    • The Avengers: The comic that Flannigan gives to the young Eric is a copy of The Avengers. The Avengers are a superhero team published by Marvel Comics who are the creators of Blade. The flashback also takes place in the 1970s at the same time that Blade made his debut.