Did you know Dracula had his own TV show in 1990? This is the Halloween season, so let’s watch it!
Dracula the Series episode 15, “My Girlfriend’s Back and You’re Gonna be in Trouble,” picks up where the last one left off. Just as Chris and Sophie were about to become a couple, Chris’s old girlfriend from America showed up for a visit. Uh-oh!
Cemetery plot: A few days have passed since the last episode. Chris insists that he and his ex, Alexa, are just friends now. Jealous Sophie isn’t buying it. Alexa isn’t buying it, either, as she definitely wants to be more than just friends. Alexa’s dad, meanwhile, is a slick businessman who think he can outwit Lucard (a.k.a. Dracula). Now Chris has to sort out his love life while also saving the dad.
King of the vampires: Lucard’s dealings with Alexa’s dad have to do with a new computer chip, which we’re told will give him an edge over his business competitors.
Blood brothers: There’s a long stretch of sitcom-style plot in this episode, where Chris tries to dissuade Alexa from pursuing him by acting as boring as he can. In true sitcom style, this only makes his problems worse.
The new Mina: In the end, Sophie says she’ll step back at let Chris and Alexa be a couple, just because she wants Chris to be happy. What she doesn’t know is that Chris was about to dump Alexa for her. Relationships, man.
King of the Vampires: Uncle Gustav saves the day by sneaking some garlic into Alexa’s dad’s pocket, which prevents Lucard from biting him.
Slayer’s handbook: Lucard is able to transform into a bat while holding a briefcase full of money, and the briefcase transforms with him, allowing him to escape with the cash.
Killer quotes: Gustav: “Appearances can be deceiving, Mr. Singleton. I’ve heard many rumors about him. They say he’s vicious.” Alexa’s Dad: “Don’t you worry about me, Gus. If there’s one thing I know, it’s how to go for the jugular.”
Behind the screams: Alexa was played in this episode and the last by Tamara Gorski. Like most of the actors on this show, she went to have a long career of TV and film appearances, including a recurring role as Morrigan on Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, as well as Bruce Campbell’s The Man with the Screaming Brain and the indie comedy My Awkward Sexual Adventure.
Bite me: Although this episode isn’t as high stakes (heh) as the previous one, it does continue on with character development for Sophie and Chris. It’s just too bad that Dracula is barely in this episode of Dracula.
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