Blood Ties

Season 1 Episode 6

Love Hurts

Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Apr 08, 2007 on Lifetime
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Love Hurts
A man hires Vicki to figure out if his wife is cheating on him. After she is found dead, the man becomes the prime suspect.

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  • Vicki is hired by a man suspicious that his wife is having an affair. Not long after, the wife is found dead, and the man is the prime suspect. However, Vicki learns that sexy gardener Emmanuel isn't what he seems after receiving a visit from an incubus.moreless

    Thus far, this ep has got to be the best, though the series is still young and will get even better (let's hope). For the few episodes before this, I wanted to be Vicki just to be close to Henry, but throughout this ep, I wanted to be her even more. I mean, Henry *and* an incubus after her?? If I wasn't engaged to the most wonderful man on Earth, I'd be awfully tempted. Aside from that, the twist at the end was clever and definitely unexpected. Not to spoil anything, but having the killer be some other supernatural being than the incubus was pure genius.moreless
  • A man hires Vicki to investigate his wife's infidelity. She gets more than she bargains for when first that women then another die at the hand of something very dangerous. Vicki, Henry, Mike, and Coreen come together to stop it before another death.moreless

    Great episode. This one kept you guessing until the very end. Good story, excellent dialogue and an interesting group of supporting characters. A couple of funny lines in this one so we see a bit of real humor injected into this story. When Vicki goes to see Henry after the weird lifelike dream she had she says, "I'm not much of a gambler." The humor in that is that her life is generally one gamble after another. Not sure if they meant that to be funny. Later on Henry is a little out of sorts when he can't get any information from any of the women involved with the Incubus. When they really discover it is an Incubus he feels much better as they already were under a demons spell which is why he couldn't get them to talk. I think he thought he was losing it.

    I admit I was suspicious of all those little figurines as in some civilizations those can be very powerful. The Incubus definitely threw you off though as you knew the women were involved with it. In the end the siren was taking whomever was the entity that someone was the most jealous of. Mike obviously is very jealous of Henry but sorry Siren no soul to take. That had to be a bit of a surprise.

    It was a good storyline but I have to admit if I believed in vampires I would think that they have to have souls of some kind even if they are dead or dead like. Just my own opinion from a writer of the paranormal standpoint. But for these purposes it furthered the storyline.

    Very entertaining television and definitely worth watching again. This show seems to be hitting its stride! Thanks for reading...moreless
  • A man hires Vicki to figure out if his wife is cheating on him. After she is found dead, the man becomes the prime suspect.

    This episode really hit some spots. It was sexy and hot. It hit intimate levels with the characters and from people i know who also watch the show it helped the audiance with their intimate sensations. I really enjoyed the part where Vicki thought it was Henry in her bed and when they are baiting the incubus and Henry kisses Vicki. The whole wives dying hit more of the sentimental part of the emotions. I really showed how much Mike and Henry both feel for Vicki especially when the jealouly demon attacks them because of well Vicki, Mike really got mad when he walked in on Henry kissing Vicki.moreless
  • to many hot love triangles between 4 or 5 house wives and a gardner then another love triangle between a P.I, female a vampire and a cop. this is just the same as buffy the vampire slayer.moreless

    ok i will admit i don't watch the show i watch the show moonlight in my opinion is better but this episode was really hot for my taste. i was melting between henrys lust for viki i can very much tell he wants her. i can tell he wants to kiss her very badly but he respects her when his lust for her doesn't try to come near her. i really don't think that he could ever love her. she could love him but him, he could really use passion as love only for lust. and that is the same as buffy with angel, the commando dude and spike.moreless
  • Amazing chemistry, amazing story!!

    God, this by far is my favourite episode out of all I've seen!

    it has soo much sexual chemistry and the love triangle between mike vicki and henry is really starting to show. i loved this episode for the twists, especially the bit in the bedroom where henry kisses vicki. its so obvious she enjoys it and when mike walks in and henry says sorry leading to the same sneaky sorry from mike who still has the keys.

    i thought the incubus was tooo easy to catch for the killings and was happily surprised and expecting the turn in events. the bit i dont understand was when vicki got hold of the statue shouldnt her jealous not took over, and why did they go for henry?moreless
Apollonia Vanova

Apollonia Vanova


Guest Star

Monique Ganderton

Monique Ganderton


Guest Star

Krista Morin

Krista Morin


Guest Star

Keith Dallas

Keith Dallas

Dave Graham

Recurring Role

Françoise Yip

Françoise Yip

Kate Lam

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • In medieval legend, a succubus is refered to a female demon which comes to men, especially monks, in their dreams to seduce them and have sexual intercourse with them, drawing energy from the men to live, often until the point of exhaustion or death. This legend was an explanation for the phenomena of wet dreams and sleep paralysis.

  • QUOTES (30)

    • Coreen: Delcious until proven guilty.
      Vicki: Glad I'm not the one writing the report.
      Mike: Murder by jealousy demon, second degree- yeah, it practically writes itself doesn't it?

    • Henry: (to the jealousy demon) Sorry, love, already dead.

    • Coreen: (about the demon Megaera) She's one of the Furies, the angry ones.
      Henry: (to Mike) Relative of yours?

    • Henry: (to Mike) Tell me, Detective. Do you sleep with your windows open?
      Vicki: I repeat, focus!

    • Emmanuel: I didn't do anything...that people didn't want me to do.

    • Mike: Is Henry working this with you?
      Vicki: He is. And you're killing the moment, in case you were wondering.
      Mike: Well, you know, wouldn't want to kill the moment, but, um...C'mon, Vick, I just don't want to see you get hurt.
      Vicki: I'm going to try to remember this is coming out of your concern for me, not out of some kind of caveman complex.
      Mike: (as Vicki's leaving) Why can't it be both?

    • (Vicki steps into the mansion Mike is investigating)
      Mike: Hey.
      Vicki: Hey.
      Mike: What, we have plans?
      Vicki: Well, that depends. You get that raise?
      Mike: (laughs) Yeah. Yeah, and I bought this place with it, too.
      Vicki: Hmm. Well, in that case, I am free for dinner.
      Mike: Oh, well, that's good to hear. Let me just, uh, clean up this mess and we'll be on our way, alright?
      Vicki: Well, this mess is why I'm here. My client called.
      (her client, Gary, comes down the stairs)
      Gary: (to Vicki, referring to his wife) She's dead.

    • Vicki: (gestures to her face) Oh, no, this is, um, this is my relieved face.
      Henry: Because finding me in your bed, running my hands all over your body would be...horrible.
      Vicki: Well, unless you were invited.
      Henry: I'm all ears.
      Vicki: Obviously, here's the catch. You're a vampire, I'm a half-blind private investigator. These stories always end up tragic.
      Henry: We could beat the odds.
      Vicki: I'm not much of a gambler. 'Night, Hank.
      (Vicki turns and leaves)
      Henry: We could cuddle after!

    • Vicki: (about the gardener, Emmanuel) So he's handsome. There's no crime in noticing.
      Henry: You don't sound like a cop talking about a suspect.
      Vicki: I'm trained to notice details.
      Henry: So am I. Like your heart beating faster.
      Vicki: Too much caffeine.
      Henry: If you need to relax, I can quote you some poetry.
      Vicki: You could try.
      Henry: Apparently it works.
      Vicki: (as Henry is leaning closer to Vicki to kiss her) If you want to know what can get the garbage on your way out.
      (Henry lets out a growl and quickly leaves)

    • Henry: Are you always this paranoid?
      Vicki: (referring to her client, Mr. Howsen) Well, he doesn't have an alibi. He also doesn't have a ghost, or a monster, or a zombie. Hmm, this'll be great!
      Henry: So you say. But your eyes say something else.
      Vicki: Right.
      Henry: Your eyes say that plain old murder's boring. They say that supernatural, other-worldly, freaky...turns you on.
      Vicki: It always has to come back to you, doesn't it?
      Henry: This could be your fate, Vicki.
      Vicki: Fate, right. Yeah, like I'm fated to go blind, like I'm fated to bring hell to earth.

    • Vicki: You're not gonna, you know, bite them, are you?
      Henry: Are you gonna tell me I can't?
      Vicki: No.
      Henry: Good.
      Vicki: It's just that it's not exactly protocol.
      Henry: You are gonna tell me I can't.
      Vicki: Well, it's an investigation, not a… picnic.

    • Henry: I'm not going to.
      Vicki: Bite them?
      Henry: Bite them.

    • Vicki: Do you really want to find out if your wife is cheating, Mr. Howsen, or do you want to stay married?
      Gary: Yes… and yes.

    • (After Vicki has a very real dream)
      Vicki: (awkwardly) You weren't just… over at my place, you know, somehow… um, like in bed with me, running your hands all over my body, that kind of thing?
      Henry: That depends, were you enjoying it?
      Vicki: (exasperated) Henry!
      Henry: No.
      Vicki: Are you sure?
      Henry: I think I'd remember.

    • Vicki: (scoffs) You golf?
      Henry: (offended) My father killed the Scottish king. Yes, I golf.

    • Henry: (Getting out his car) You're a child Cellucci, cutting me off at the light.
      Mike: You've been driving for what, ninety years, and you still choke at a yellow? It's pathetic.

    • (while Henry and Emmanuel discuss women and romance in this century)
      Mike: So what about him?
      Vicki: Henry's free to do what he wants.
      Mike: Not him, the other freak. Will he be staying or what?

    • Bruce: (to the demon Megaera) Not them! I'm the angry one!
      Vicki: She's a jealousy demon, you idiot!

    • (after Emmanuel is caught in Vicki's incubus trap)
      Emmanuel: I must say Vicki. I'm very disappointed in you.
      Vicki: You should try it from my side.

    • (after Mike walks in on Henry and Vicki kissing)
      Henry: How did you get in?
      (Mike shows off his key)
      Vicki: You were supposed to give that back!
      (she grabs for the key, but he pulls it away)
      Mike: (sarcastically) Sorry.

    • (Vicki prepares to lure the incubus into a trap)
      Coreen: I know this might be hard for you, but try to be in an open, receptive mood.
      Vicki: Okay, open and a demon coming to kill me. Sure.
      Henry: (runs up and kisses Vicki; smiles) Open yet?

    • (about setting a trap for the incubus)
      Coreen: I'd volunteer, but the bait has to be sexually frustrated. (looks at Vicki)
      Vicki: I'm not sexually frustrated. (Coreen continues staring) Not sexually frustrated.
      Coreen: So when the incubus visited you the other night, what, he took the wrong exit?

    • Mike: You mean, don't mistake an incubus for a vampire? (pauses) I can't believe I just said that.

    • (to Henry)
      Vicki: I thought you were irresistible.
      Coreen: You resist him.
      Henry: (about the ladies at the country club) The incubus got to them first.

    • Vicki: Meanwhile, we're gonna go back to "Richie Rich" estates, I wanna search the gardener's cottage.
      Coreen: I wanna search the gardener.
      Vicki: He's our suspect.
      Coreen: Delicious, until proven guilty.

    • (to Henry)
      Vicki: You're kinda twisted, has anyone ever told you that?

    • Vicki: Except, a couple of nights ago, I had this dream.
      Coreen: With which one, Henry or Mike?
      Vicki: Neither. It was like someone was in bed with me and I was feeling hands touching me. Rubbing me everywhere.
      Coreen: Did it feel real?
      Vicki: It was a dream, but it felt real. Really real.
      Coreen: Sounds like an incubus.

    • Vicki: Listen Mike, all I know is that everytime I needed him in my corner he has been there. I trust him.

    • (about Vicki's longing)
      Emmanuel: You don't have to explain.
      Mike & Henry: No, explain!

    • (after Henry does something with his hand over Vicki's drink)
      Vicki: Where have your hands been tonight?
      Henry: Ask me again in a couple of hours.

  • NOTES (4)

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Canada: September 17, 2007 on Citytv
      United Kingdom: September 20, 2007 on Living TV
      Czech Republic: May 19, 2010 on AXN

    • In the books, Mike doesn't investigate Henry to this extent but in the series he is. He is also collecting pictures from old cases that look like the suspect should be "Henry" or so he hopes.

    • Mike has keys to Vicki's apartment in both the series and the books.

    • Scenes from this episode were filmed first when shooting began. The sets needed for the pilot were not ready yet.


    • In Western medieval legend, an incubus is a demon (male/human) supposed to lie upon sleepers, especially women, in order to have sexual intercourse with them. The reason believed for doing so was to spawn another incubus. The incubus drains energy from the woman it engages sexual intercourse with in order to sustain its life force.

    • The title of this episode could refer to the Nazareth song of the same title.