Blade: The Series

Season 1 Episode 5

The Evil Within

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Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Jul 26, 2006 on Spike TV
8.7
out of 10
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Krista hunts down Boone through their spirit connection, while Marcus sends Chase to Berlin to track down one of Dr. Vonner's pregnant patients - a woman whose child-to-be harbors a dark secret. Blade follows Chase to get the woman first, while Marcus reveals the secret of Aurora to Krista.moreless

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  • Less intrigue, and more action, than last week. Which should appease the bored adrenalin junkies.

    10
    Me? I've loved the plot/counter-plot bit! It shows that Blade is maturing. No longer just a "slay-first/ask-questions-afterward" type of guy.



    Still, the Chthon commando raid, on Boone's so-called safehouse, and Blade's Berlin rescue mission, were undeniably thrilling. In fact, "fantastic" and "awesome" seem inadequate to describe both the fight choreogrpahy and the special effects used for those scenes.



    As for poor Vanessa Simms? I cannot help wondering how she'll react to the news that dear old Dr. Vonner was using in vitro fertilization to create genetically engineered dhampirs. The Pure Bloods certainly won't like it. They obviously have enough problems with accidentally-created ones like Blade!



    Whatever else happens, I am definitely tuning in next week to see if Krista is really turning traitor. Although, I sincerely hope not.moreless
  • exciting episode

    10
    Chase is sent to Berlin by Marcus in order to check on Dr. Vonner's patient. Blade goes to Berlin as well with the help of his German contacts. Blade attacks Chase and her team, he makes his move in broad daylight to get the upper hand with the Chtham vampires. He kidnaps the lady and goes on his way. This episode is so exciting, it's got action and adventure. The action sequences inside the berlin hospital is amazing. The talking scenes were done really well, this is one fast paced episode. It never bores you, the shooting keeps on coming to light up the screen.moreless
  • good episodebut still some work to do

    9.0
    this episode is very well made, we see how blade has a real network all over the world. The vampiers in this episode show their real faces when we see how much problem the vacsine is getting for them. The pregnant woman that blade safe has open a new line for the story that wiil se hot it develops over the next few weeks.
  • The show is very involved but where's Blade.

    4.3
    Despite the plot, sub-plots, and plot twist let\'s be realistic this show is a far cry from Star Trek or Buffy the Vampire Slayer. I understand the need for characters and character developement but all of this is happening around the central character(Blade).



    If this show is meant to be a spin-off of the original films then what happened to the main character. I mean Blade is the central part of the show. In addition to the bad acting, clumsy fight scenes, and even a very contrived plot the show seems to be focused more on the supporting cast. Blade seems to be present for simple \"color\", excuse the pun.



    Come on,I new when they gave \"Sticky\" the part that some gang reference would pop-up in the show. I see this as being the typical M.O. of the \"Hollywood Shuffle\". This has very little to do with the part that Wesley Snipes originally introduced in the first two Films. I don\'t see martial arts, warrior, combatant, or discipline in the form of an ex-gang member. I don\'t see certain expertise in infiltration, extraction, or counter intelligence coming from a street kid with \"fangs\". All I get is mumbling, bumbling, twit with fancy toys who needs help every 15 minutes. Trust me - this is no Batman or Captian Kirk - I don\'t wan\'t this guy showing up to save me.



    Now we have a show where they have distorted or changed the unique qualities of the Blade character. To be honest, from the movies - if anyone noticed - Blades serum has an interesting compostion. Since it is the catalyst for the actual cure for turned vampires which was improved in the first movie. If an actual vampire(born or turned) tried to use Blades serum it would kill them.



    Now they\'re adding super babies, ultra humans high on vampire dirt, plus a super hot babe to steal the show. Personally, I think the hot chick is there to distract everone from \"Sticky Fingaz\"(Blade) bad acting. I got to hand it to New Line for finishing where Blade III left off. Descimating probably one of the best characters to hit the big screen.



    Though the show has one redeeming quality just scratch Blade off the rouster. Then the show would probably be perfect; it would make better since.moreless
  • While Blade tracks down a patient of Dr Vonner, Krista tries to track down Boone for the vampires and the Vaccine for Blade.

    8.6
    *some specific plot details discussed*



    The episodes keep getting better. While we left the asher storyline behind, we have gotten into some more interesting conflict. I guess it figures that the house Armaya would be rather pissed at finding out that their vampires were being used in tests like that. Though, Van Scriver's own house would be rather pissed to find that the vaccine doesn't really work ...though he claims in will help to make his house stronger. Perhaps, he is planning on giving it to other houses, so that they all die out.



    One thing that did bother me is the stupidity of the 'bad guys.' It is one thing to have a hero that can outsmart her enemies, but it is another to have them act stupidly. Keeping blueprints to your secure lab in your office is just dumb ...particularly when you have one of the blueprints hanging on your wall. Also, the carelessness in not being sure that Boone really was dead. I guess it helps move certain plot points forward, but it is a bit lazy.



    Overall though, I really enjoyed the episode. The mystery of what exactly Van Scriver is doing is very captivating...and there are plenty of great action sequences as well. I really an eager for the next episode.moreless
Sonja Bennett

Sonja Bennett

Vanessa

Guest Star

Jenn Bird

Jenn Bird

Patricia Barton

Guest Star

Steve Bacic

Steve Bacic

Frederick

Guest Star

Bill Mondy

Bill Mondy

Detective Brian Boone

Recurring Role

Larry Poindexter

Larry Poindexter

Agent Ray Collins

Recurring Role

Sahar Biniaz

Sahar Biniaz

Sabine

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (2)

    • Purebloods are born vampires. They have never been human and have never been in the sun.

    • Aurora is not yet perfected. A vampire injected with it will begin to decompose within a few days. At least, that's the case if Marcus was telling Krista the truth.

  • QUOTES (10)

  • NOTES (2)

  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • Boone: Come on honey. We've got miles to go before you sleep.

      This is a somewhat altered line taken from the poem, Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening by Robert Frost.

      The final stanza of the poem reads:
      The woods are lovely, dark and deep.
      But I have promises to keep,
      And miles to go before I sleep,
      And miles to go before I sleep.

      In the poem, the narrator, travelling at night by a horse-drawn vehicle on the winter solstice stops to watch the snow fall in the woods, yet remembers his obligations and, it is assumed, continues home after the end of the poem.

      It is often believed he sees the woods as a final resting place, and may be considering suicide. The narrator is reminded of his obligations, not only to others in his life but to himself as well. And he's reminded that he has a long way to go, not only in his journey home, but because of the emphasis on this line, it's thought this refers to his life as a whole. Basically, he has a long way to travel still before he can die.

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