Blood Ties

Season 1 Episode 5

Deadly Departed

Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Apr 01, 2007 on Lifetime
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Deadly Departed
A vengeful spirit and a witch are on the loose and their next target is close to Vicki and Mike.

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  • An attorney dies of a heart attack in an elevator and Vicki is approached by the widow to investigate the death. The suspected killer died in prison the week before. Other people, a DA and judge who were all involved in the killers trial die as well.moreless

    Much better episode than the last few and definitely a step up in the story telling. Complexity, suspense, and a little fear built into this story.

    We have a witch. Well it looks like we have a number of witches. First we meet Sinead played by Christine Chatelain, a sultry reader of tarot and bones who obviously has a history with Henry and tries to mislead Vicki. The other is Lavena O'Connor (Mary Black) mother of Magnus who was the killer who died in prison. Lavena is a purveyor of the black arts and is directly involved in the current terror.

    First Magnus' attorney Fred Stamp dies of a heart attack in his office elevator. Then DA George Neely buys it the same way in his car. Finally despite Vicki's efforts Justice Petigrew dies hiding in his panic room. The key was the fingerprints on the hearts. The coroner really is playing a huge part in the information that Vicki is able to put together.

    Mike is forced to finally listen to Vicki and with Henry's help they are able to defeat the ghost that is being manipulated into killing. We also get an insight into what the marks on Vicki's arms are all about.

    On a side note that was pretty wicked the way Vicki and Henry found Brady. His mother must have been really upset to do that to her own son. I would say that is one mother that is in charge of her families business dealings.

    The scene with Sinead and Henry in his home was quite good too. The fact he was able to resist her to go to help Vicki was interesting. I wonder if we'll see her again. She said he would see her around!

    Much improved and an enjoyable episode. I hope this is a sign of things to come. Thanks for reading...moreless
  • Scared the sniznigs outa me! Great episode

    This episode really freeked me out. The fact that he can be anywhere and his mom is soo creep aswell.

    The first episode i begin to realise that henry has really no need to stick around but he chooses too. again the chemistry between the both is growing and i love watching it.

    mike drives me insane a bit, hes too uptight and annoying but he works good with the whole story.

    the storyline is a bit odd with all the irish killers but it was a good storyling overall and had a good happy ish ending

    its a pity too many people had to die though in each blood ties it seems alot die.moreless
  • ju-on

    at first i thought vicki was going to deal with some kind of cyber villian but it turned out to be a regular ghost (if there is such a thing) so I thought it was odd that he appeared on the computer monitors & was disrupting the lights but i guess a ghost would emit some kind of electrical discharge that disrupts capturing them on video. it was odd the way henry seemed 2 vanish when the ghost entered the judge's home. i was very surprised at vicki getting a foot massage from henry because that is an intimate act as we all know from watching pulp fiction! she's making him work hard for that 1st kiss!!moreless
  • A vengeful spirit and a witch is on the loose and their next target is close to Vicki and Mike

    Would you kill your self to get out of jail and to kill or avenge your jail sentence, and be brought over and over again by your mother, a person supposed to care and love, the one who told you to kill yourself and become her slave in murdering people? People that are not linked to her... be to you? Would you continue killing all those who have "wronged" her after you are done wiht your killings. We never find out. Vicke and Henry are hired to investigate the murders of people that have 2 things incommon. 1- they are criminalists and 2- they were all involved in the same case.moreless
  • A spirit comes back from the dead seeking revenge...

    i really liked this episode becuase it was the only episode where Mike and Henry were civil with each other. I also liked the fact where they had to work together to keep Vicki safe.

    Ok so the mother in this episode was a complete witch with a B...i mean she made her son a killer and then when he couldn't kill anymore she made him kill himself and then melted her other sons hands...i mean shes crazy...

    And i so didn't like that psychic girl...i hope this is the only episode she is going to be in...she bothered me so much...but all in all it was a good episode..moreless
Alex Zahara

Alex Zahara

Magnus O'Connor

Guest Star

Kirby Morrow

Kirby Morrow


Guest Star

Jennifer Gibson

Jennifer Gibson

Barbara Stamp

Guest Star

Keith Dallas

Keith Dallas

Dave Graham

Recurring Role

Nimet Kanji

Nimet Kanji


Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (2)

    • Goof: After Mike enters Vicki's office and tells them he found out who was the rookie cop who ruined the evidence in the case, the scene switches to the police station, and it is day time. Yet, we just saw Henry in Vicki's office, wide awake. If it was day time, he should have been asleep.

    • The tattoos on Vicki's wrists bind her to the demon Astaroth.

  • QUOTES (16)

    • (Henry throws a sword at Vicki and it hits the wall)
      Vicki: Work not going well?

    • (looking up Magnus O'Connor on police computer)
      Mike: Ten years ago, he got nailed on a traffic violation with a severed head on the passenger seat of his car.
      Vicki: Well, nobody likes riding alone.
      Mike: That gave him dangerous offender status, no chance of parole. First night in Milhaven, he kills his cellmate.
      Vicki: What, he try to turn him out?
      Mike: No, I think he just wanted his own room.
      Vicki: Well, what about prison? Any, uh, gangs, any other affiliations?
      Mike: No, total loner. Only one visitor, every week...
      Mike and Vicki: Mom.

    • Mike: Whatever you want, it's going to cost more than donuts.
      Vicki: I can't hide an ulterior motive behind a box of donuts. Plus, I would make sure we were totally square before I asked any favors. You know, like...everything you have on Magnus O'Connor.

    • Henry: Victoria, he's dead. I can smell him.
      Vicki: (Crying) Meet me at the office. I have to call 9-1-1 now.

    • Vicki: What killed Fred Stamp?
      Mohadevan: There were no injection marks anywhere on his body and nothing on his toxicology report.
      Vicki: So, no external triggers?
      Mohadevan: Not necessarily, bruises on his heart... see it? Observe.
      Vicki: Someone reached into his heart and squeezed it until it stopped?
      Mohadevan: Like I said, a heart attack.

    • Mrs. O'Connor: He built me this salon. They killed his spirit in there.
      Vicki: I'm very sorry for your loss.
      Mrs. O'Connor:You have no idea. Get out... Get out now.

    • Henry: Or maybe O'Connor sought revenge from beyond the grave.
      Vicki: Oh yeah, that is great. Just great, that is just great. That is just what I need.
      Henry: I thought you wanted to consider every possibility.

    • Vicki: Saving lives is exhausting.
      Mike: (to Henry) Saving lives, there's a first for you huh, vampire.
      Henry: Like you'd know, your job doesn't even start until it's too late for the victim.

    • Henry: Dark Magic marks you. It draws forces towards you and you're already in enough danger because of it.
      Vicki: So be my safety net.

    • Henry: That's insane.
      Brady: Sanity isn't this family's strong suit.

    • Mrs. O'Connor: Kill her! Kill her!
      Henry: (runs up behind her and covers her mouth) You talk too much.

    • Pettigrew: How do I know I can trust him?
      Vicki: Because I trust him with my life.
      Henry: You do? Thank you.

    • Vicki: I'll give you one thing. You have the best breakup stories of anyone I know.
      Henry: Thank you.

    • Vicki: I touched him before. If I have some kind of connection to him, I'm gonna use it.
      Henry: It'd be silly to try to convince you otherwise.
      Vicki: Straight up waste of breath.
      Henry: At least you're consistent.

    • Vicki: I can't believe this, all these years Crowley has been riding me about obeying the rules and she's the one breaking protocol.
      Henry: She's not the villian here, Vic.
      Vicki: I know, just still sucks to have to go save her.

    • Vicki: Vicki Nelson...Warrior Princess.

  • NOTES (1)

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Canada: September 10, 2007 on Citytv
      United Kingdom: September 13, 2007 on Living TV
      Czech Republic: May 18, 2010 on AXN