Blood Ties

Season 2 Episode 5

The Devil You Know

Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Nov 09, 2007 on Lifetime
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The Devil You Know
Henry takes steps to protect Vicki and Mike from the vampire who's encroaching upon his territory: his sire and ex-lover, Christina.

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  • Christina returns. She manipulates Henry without him even being aware of it. Vicki and Mike end up working toward helping Henry solve his problem. Christina confronts Vicki with interesting results.

    A very good episode with some interesting twists. We learn even more about Henry and Christina and what it means to love/hate your sire. ***** Spoilers *****

    It's difficult to discuss this episode without revealing spoilers. Basically the whole situation is a manipulation by Christina. She could dispatch Vicki as any human pretty easily but there seems to be something about Vicki that makes it more difficult. Vicki is the one that discovers the hole in Christina's plan when with the ME's help they discover the first model was very expertly drained dry. Something a new vampire would not have been capable of doing. I really enjoy Nimet Kanji and the Medical Examiner Dr. Rajani Mohadevan. Also it was nice to see Keith Dallas as Detective Dave Graham.

    Alexander played by Andrew Francis is not the rogue vampire Christina put him up to be and in the end Henry helps him the only way he could. Christina played by Laura Mennell is wonderful as Henry's sire and the person who made him what he is today. It was interesting to see the two of them together as we learned about their many encounters over the centuries.

    Mike is really getting good at dealing with this kind of thing. He was right in trusting Henry in this case and I was surprised how they wrote the part with such understanding. Based on past experiences I would have expected Mike to be much more difficult, but I think the way he reacted in this episode was more realistic. Overall a very solid episode from an acting, production, direction, and writing standpoint. Thanks for reading...moreless
  • Christina proves she can still wrap Henry around her finger.

    I liked this episode--not as much as 5:55 but it was still good. I liked that they showed Henry learning and then how territorial they become after the bond between sire and child break. I understand that Henry still loves Christina on some level. I like that Vicki stands up to Christian--and the best part of the whole episode--when Vicki proves she's strong willed! That was funny. I felt bad for Alexander though. Christina turned him without giving him a choice and then just left him. You could see the pain in Henry's face when he killed Alexander. He didn't want to--he felt bad that he wasn't taught either. Overall, good episode, gives a little more background about Henry and Christina.moreless
  • I thought this episode was going to be so much better than it ended up being.

    I liked that Henry was featured more in this episode and I liked the flashbacks but I felt that they were not long enough to show how Henry and Christina's relationship was in the past. I thought Christina would be more intimidating. She seemed very pathetic instead. I did not see any chemistry between Henry and Christina either. This episode seemed rush do to too many inappropriate commercial breaks. I was glad that they did not kill Christina off so if she does return maybe she will make a better villain next time. I have to admit that this episode was better than a similar episode that Moonlight aired but it still could have been so much better.moreless
Laura Mennell

Laura Mennell


Guest Star

Andrew Francis

Andrew Francis


Guest Star

Julie Johnson

Julie Johnson


Guest Star

Keith Dallas

Keith Dallas

Dave Graham

Recurring Role

Nimet Kanji

Nimet Kanji

Dr. Rajani Mohadevan

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • Goof: In the scene with the two dead women, the arm of one is across her body and then in the next scene it is hanging towards the floor.

  • QUOTES (7)

    • Mike: It's almost sunrise.
      Henry: I know, I'm going.
      Mike: Girl doesn't remember very much. I assume that's thanks to you?
      Henry: Believe me detective, it's better that way.
      Mike: I'm not so sure. These women, their families, for the rest of their lives are gonna think the killer is out there somewhere. Unpunished.
      Henry: He was punished.
      Mike: You killed him. He got off easy.
      Henry: I won't judge him, and you don't have the right.
      Mike: I reserve my sympathies for the people left behind. Like that girl over there. To her, her brother will always be the stalker, a killer. She'll never know what happened, or why.
      Henry: I don't expect you to understand about Christina.
      Mike: What, a relationship where the line is never clear? Some days you think you'll do anything just to get past it...
      Henry: And you know you never will.
      (Mike begins to turn towards Vicki, who is walking toward him)
      Mike: Yeah, you're right, Henry. How could I possibly be expected to understand that.
      (Vicki walks up)
      Vicki: Understand what?
      (Mike looks around, but Henry is gone)
      Vicki: Mike? Understand what?

    • Vicki: I get it. Vampires are cool.
      Christina: And I'm still hungry.
      Vicki: Too bad. Smorgasbord's closed.
      Christina: Your blood is pumping twice as fast as it was a second ago. Careful, you're becoming a tease.

    • Henry: (Using his vampire voice on a model) You're thirsty. You need a water. (he looks her up and down) And a cookie.
      Model: (To Christina) I need five before finals.
      Christina: Stay close, dear. Everybody! Five minutes! (To Henry) She could use a cookie. For all their progress their notions of beauty are barbaric.

    • (To Christina)
      Vicki: So let me get this straight, you're a vampire with a vampire stalker. Now that's a movie of the week I would watch.

    • (To Christina)
      Vicki: I'd make you some lemon tea, but I don't like you.

    • Christina: You miss me?
      Henry: How can I miss you when you won't go away?

    • Henry: Foreplay was always your forte.

  • NOTES (1)