Dark Angel

Season 2 Episode 14

Love in Vein

Aired Unknown Mar 08, 2002 on FOX
out of 10
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Episode Summary

Love in Vein
Max must take on a cult of superhuman-blood addicts when she learns they're being led by a Manticore mutant intent on rebuilding an X-5 army. Meanwhile, Joshua falls in with the wrong crowd after Alec tricks him into delivering his packages for Jam Pony.

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  • people are getting 'high' off a transgics blood

    this was a good episode. i liked that joshua got oout but after he smoked i knew that it was only a matter of time till he took his helment off, too bad though now he wont go back out. the stuff with thta girl wanting out of the gang and the evil guy killing her was sad. and that one girl max got was cool and im glad that she didnt drink even though she thought she would die, i liked logans little speach too, it was sweet. so a good one.moreless
  • Interesting storyline, but the premise of Max feeling guilty for letting the transgenics loose is wearing thin...

    This episode was interesting to watch for the most part. The cult being headed by another transgenic was kind of weird with all the blood-sipping, but it was palatable since this is a sci-fi show. Vampires and blood-sucking just isn't my thing. We had some good Max/Logan moments in this episode, too. I loved how he showed up at the hospital after she told him she could handle it alone. And he made it clear at the end, that he digs the fact that she's not a regular girl. ("A regular girl...what fun is that?") And Max finally realized how lucky she is to have someone like Logan in her life, and how she doesn't need to keep all the messed-up Manticore stuff from him.

    But poor Joshua... he desperately wants to have contact with the outside world, but, as Max keeps telling him, people are afraid of what they don't understand. Unfortunately for Joshua, he's a transgenic that can't blend in. While in disguise, he feels that he can reveal himself to a group of people, but he quickly realizes that they are freaked out by him. He then begins to understand that he'll spend his life hiding from the rest of the world. Max tries to cheer him up, but he has trouble bouncing back. Ah well... there's always the next episode...moreless
Jessica Alba

Jessica Alba

Max Guevara "X5-452"

Michael Weatherly

Michael Weatherly

Logan Cale/Eyes Only

Richard Gunn

Richard Gunn

Calvin 'Sketchy' Theodore

Valarie Rae Miller

Valarie Rae Miller

Cynthia 'Original Cindy' McEachin (Season 1-2)

J.C. MacKenzie

J.C. MacKenzie

Reagan 'Normal' Ronald

Kevin Durand

Kevin Durand

Joshua (Season 2)

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (12)

    • Max: Can you see my barcode?
      Original Cindy: No, but, sugar, the rest of you is coming in loud and clear.

    • Max (to assumed transgenics): Let's skip the Manticore handshake and cut to the chase. You and your playmates have been naughty little transgenics, not to mention stupid. Maybe I should just bend you over my knee.

    • Logan: You don't have to be scared.
      Rain: I'm not scared of anything.
      Max: Maybe you should be.
      Rain: Maybe you should be.
      Max: Why? You going to hit my fist with your face again?

    • Marrow: You are fooling yourself if you think you can go on hiding. Sooner or later, the world is going to realize that we are out there, and that we are better than they are. The time will come when they will declare war on our kind, and when they do I'm going to have my own private army to protect me. See, those kids out there, they would do anything for me – fight, kill, even die. They love me.
      Max: Love you?
      Marrow: Well, they can't live without me. Isn't that the same thing?

    • Alec: Where's my clipboard? Where's my clip…I left it at my last run.
      Normal: Honestly, you young people would lose a large intestine if it wasn't attached to you.

    • Joshua: Joshua sees life go by through window. Life looks back...and screams at Joshua.

    • Max: Logan, what happened? What's up?
      Logan: Up is right. The thing flies.
      Max: What flies?
      Logan: Another creature. Wingspan of a jet. The thing breathes fire. Titanium claws, some kind of screeching thing that makes peoples' heads explode…(laughs as Max begins to look skeptical)

    • Max: Well, I'll just kick it and be a regular girl, then.
      Logan: A regular girl. What fun is that?

    • Joshua: I thought they would understand. So I took off my helmet, and they didn't understand, Max. They were just like, "Ahhh! Ohh! Oh my God, dude, look at him! He's got a dog face! He's got a dog face! I'm trippin'! Are you trippin'? I'm trippin'!" "Sorry! Sorry!" "I'm trippin'! Oh my God!"

    • Logan: But he believed it. They all did...except for Max, and eleven of her brothers and sisters. They wanted out so much they escaped, and they've spent the last eleven years defending their freedom with their lives. That barcode on the back of their necks? That was put there to keep track of them, like a brand. So when she sees someone like you, eager to be a slave, wearing it...it kills her inside.

    • Janis: Great. We got some buffalo wings coming.
      Joshua: Buffalo wings?
      Janis: Chicken wings.
      Joshua: Ah, chicken with buffalo in his cocktail.

    • Alec: A chance for you to get out there, see the world. I thought your kind liked to take walks.

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    • Episode Title: Love in Vein

      This is a reference to a song with the same title by Skinny Puppy.

    • Max (to Original Cindy): Tonight we're going to party like it's 2099.

      This is a reference to the Prince song "1999" in which one of the lyrics is "tonight we're going to party like it's 1999!".