Blood Ties

Season 1 Episode 7

Heart of Ice

Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Apr 15, 2007 on Lifetime
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Heart of Ice
Homeless people have gone missing. Vicki gets more than she bargained for when she tries to solve the case. Mike is on another case where a hooker's blood has been drained and Henry is his prime suspect.

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  • Homeless people are being killed and one of the homeless approach Vicki to help them knowing the police will do nothing. Vicki promises to help but gets more than she bargained for and so does Henry when he agrees to help her on the case as well.moreless

    I am really going to have to go back and read Tanya Huff's books. The monsters on this show seem to be very similar to the ones on similar type shows seen a very short time before this show and they aren't done as well. The Wendigo which is based on an Indian Spirit Legend is a great mythological cannibal. I would have liked to see a clearer shot of the creature as that is one of the truly horrible things about them. Otherwise it just wasn't that scary. Also, what was it doing in the Toronto sewer system? Not a place you would usually find very solitary creatures that like secluded places.

    The fact it had been feeding on the homeless was interesting and it definitely would not like fire. I have not heard of the silver bullet theory but it made for a nice story line to bring things full circle.

    I really hadn't been paying attention to Vicki's bookkeeping efforts up to this point but if she is making the kind of coin she is asking for you have to wonder where she is spending it or her rent must be truly outrageous. She must have cleared $3000 in that last case alone. $500 a day plus expenses... Oh well, it makes for a good story thread.

    I am not sure Vicki or any woman I have met would forgive Mike for what he did any time in the coming years. He really betrayed her trust even if he thought he was doing it for a good reason. He never really did investigate this character who claimed to work for the Vatican. Julian Sands was great in this role if not a little over the top. Also, wouldn't he have to be a lot older than he appears to know everything he does about Henry. It almost seems personal in nature. One thing we do have to take into account for Mike is his obvious jealous rage based on the last episodes final attack by the siren of Henry.

    I hope they can save Henry's friend the artist before she parishes. We'll see how this all goes in the second part of this episode. Thanks for reading...moreless
  • Nice episode kind of scary, breaks my heart at the end

    I cannot believe Mike. before this episode i hated him now i really really hate him.

    it was a good storyline. the weird animal thing and the homeless.

    i again loved how worried vicki was about henry and i cant believe mike double crossed him.

    i know also think that mike realises how much vicki really does care about henry and that he will lay off a bit but i dont think that will happen.

    all in all it was a great episode and it was very heart breaking at the end to see henry in so much physical pain and vicki is so much emotional pain. great acting!moreless
  • alpha flight

    i'm glad they showed more of kate in this episode. they should just make her mike's partner & get rid of the fat cop (even though he is funny) dave? i didn't think mendoza was going 2 pull a gun on mike & vicki. i think it was kind of unnecessary, but she can b tough. she seemed to not react enough when kevin was talking nonchalantly about killing women all the time. she used to be a cop & should not take it so lightly. i at least expected her to tell him that he needs to stop killing women. the sun medallion was an interesting addition to the show. & luckily mike asked coreen about the bullets because i was thinking the same thing he was.moreless
  • Another great episode, complete with action, mystery, and romance.

    Heart of Fire is the latest episode in Blood Ties. The episode was cleverly written, with twists and turns leaving you on the edge of your seat the whole way. The ending was a cliffhanger, where Henry is dragged off by an evil vampire hunter with a vendetta. The mystery of the situation is intriguing. Vicki's on and off lover Mike played an essential part in the capturing of Henry. We'll see if he can redeem himself in both Henry and Vicki's eyes in the upcoming episodes. Personally, I hope not. But that's just me. This episode was fantastic, and I highly recommend watching it.moreless
  • The episodes are getting down to business now.

    This episode begins with the homeless, in their living area of either the outskirts of the city or an undeveloped area within the city. One homeless lady who separates herself from the rest of the less fortunate is trying to build a fire when a windigo murders her.

    The homeless gathered together $98.56 to have Vicki tries to solve the case as to what or who was murdering their friends.

    Around the same time Mike was at another case investigating a murder where a hooker was bitten in the neck and drained of her blood. The young woman had 2 opposite bites on her neck leaving me to wonder if vampires sometimes leave different marking that could identify their kill.

    Mike immediately believes Henry could have done the murder. Mike then begins doing research and questioning Vicky about Henry. A man named Mendoza comes to Mike claiming he’s from the church and he’s there to take care of Henry. He also warns Mike that Vicky would be Henry’s next victim since Henry has already drank blood from Vicky. Thus manipulating Mike into a plot to capture Henry.

    Meanwhile Vicki and Henry have found out information about the windigo by meeting Peter, a man who watched his father murdered by it when he was just a boy. A run in with the windigo leaves Peter dead and Henry in trouble needing blood.

    Vicky and Coreen search for answers of how to kill the windigo, and a plan is made for Vicki to go in with a fire gun because the windigo cannot survive around fire or heat.

    Both Vicki and Henry attempt another try but the fire gun falls into the water and everything goes wrong. Mike appears on the scene and shoots and kills the windigo with silver bullets that Coreen had just given him while telling him where Vicky and Henry were. But afterwards, Mike, according to Mendoza’s plan places a hand held sun shaped device on Henry’s chest and it immediately takes away all of Henry’s strength and power leaving him defenseless. Mendoza steps in for the capture.

    Mendoza had previously captured Delphine with this same device, a vampiress who Henry had turned over 40 years ago by her request. That was how Mendoza was able to get information on Henry. Mike did not see Mendoza’s true colors until it was to late and he truly thought he was saving Vicki from Henry. Mike really does have feelings for her and it looks like Henry does too. But you know Henry is feeling the betrayal right about now.moreless
Keith Dallas

Keith Dallas

Dave Graham

Guest Star

Angelique Naude

Angelique Naude

Delphine Guillaume

Guest Star

Julian Sands

Julian Sands


Guest Star

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (5)

    • Although there is not specific person called Javier Mendoza linked to the Inquisition, the House of Mendoza was a very prominent and talented Spanish family that, during the 14th to the 17th centuries, counted among their members not only great military, ecclesiastic and political figures, but also writers and poets.

    • Iluminación del Sol literally translated from Spanish means Lighting or Shinning of the Sun.

    • Canon Law (Canon in Greek means Rule) is the body of laws and regulations made by or adopted by ecclesiastical authority, for the government of a Christian organization and its members. It applies, with variations, to the Roman Catholic Church, the Eastern Orthodox churches, and the Anglican Communion of churches. It is considered by many to be the oldest continuously functioning legal system in the Western world.

    • Anne Boleyn was the second wife to King Henry VIII. The king charged Anne with treason, after making up false evidence against her and executed Anne by beheading.

    • A windigo is a malevolent cannibalistic spirit from Native American mythology into which humans could transform, or which could possess humans. The windigo myth was used to explain cannibalism in some cultures.

  • QUOTES (12)

    • Henry: Do you know how I survived five-hundred years?
      Vicki: Megadoses of vitamin C and complete danger avoidance?
      Henry: Picking my battles.
      Vicki: And if I were you, I would put your code on, because if Peter is right, the Windigo seeing us means that we are firmly on the entrée section of his menu.
      Henry: One doesn't win an argument with you.
      Vicki: Don't even bother.

    • Javier: I work for the Church. I deal with anomalies.
      Mike: That's what you think Fitzroy is? An anomaly?
      Javier: I think he is an abomination.

    • Henry: You didn't say anything about a sewer.
      Vicki: That's 'cause I was saving the best for last. I have to meet Andy at the coffee shop around the corner, but I will call you later, okay?
      Henry: I'm going alone? Vicki?

    • (of Henry)
      Mike: He hasn't sucked your blood, too, has he?
      Coreen: I wish.
      Mike: You guys are all insane.

    • Henry: I better let you lead. I don't think I can trust my back anymore.
      Vicki: Henry don't do this. I don't judge you.
      Henry: How generous. Then what does it matter what I've done? My life is my business. I drink blood or I die.
      Vicki: You chose to be a vampire.
      Henry: I chose to give my life to be with the woman I loved. I chose to experience hundreds of years human history. And every time I feed, I am choosing to live. What is your choice, Vicki?

    • Henry: One hundred dollars. . . that's all it takes for you to risk your life?
      Vicki: Actually it was $98 and 56 cents.

    • Vicki: Peter said once this thing sees you, you're marked for death? What does that mean? I have a new stalker?
      Coreen: That's one version.
      Vicki Great. Before you know it the supernatural types are going to have to line up to take a shot at me.

    • Henry: How do we do this? Do you hit me with phone books until I confess?
      Mike: Yeah, if you like. (gesturing to the photo) Ever meet her?
      Henry: She's not exactly my type.
      Mike: Oh, and what exactly is your type, Henry? O negative?

    • Vicki: Henry, it's just a conversation. It's nothing to worry about.
      Henry: That's what my father said to Anne Boleyn . . . right before he took her head.

    • Henry: D'you know what it's like trying to draw with somebody looking over your shoulder?
      Vicki: Mmm, it makes you wanna stop working and discuss my case?
      Henry: I have a deadline. If this book isn't in to the printers by the end of the month, my editor's going to kill me… again.
      Vicki: So much for a timeless existence as one of the children of the night.
      Henry: Welcome to the 21st century.

    • Kate: You been here all night?
      Mike: Is it morning already?
      Kate: I think you need this more than I do.
      (she offers Mike her cup of coffee)
      Mike: (while taking the cup from her) God bless you!

    • Vicki: Where would you go if you were an accountant who had stolen $15 million?
      Mike: Fifteen million? Where wouldn't I go?

  • NOTES (3)


    • Alison Crowley

      Since it is a supernatural show, this might be an allusion to Aleister Crowley, the most famous British occultist responsible for lots of magick/occultist writing (e.g. "The Book of the Law").