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Renfield

written by Bob DeRosa
directed by Ben Rock

Everyone has a destiny. Hers is just written in blood.

10 Episodes
Original Run: 7 eps, 2/10/18 - 3/24/18
Playoffs Run: 3 eps, 4/14/18 - 4/28/18

Episode One (2/10/18)

Summary: Ren has a date - a rare nighttime date, as her job keeps her up late - but the date keeps getting interrupted by calls from her demanding boss, Pierce, a party planner, to whom she is a personal assistant. Pierce has finally gotten the famous London Maxwell to come to one of his parties... and he's bitten her friend Misty. See, "Pierce" is actually Dracula, and "Ren" is his servant Renfield. Pierce is very bad as keeping himself from biting and killing people; it's Ren's job to stop him. Unfortunately, with Ren on her date with Jerry - who claims he's been working as a consultant, but is most likely a vampire hunter (he's been "training" and "waiting" and "hunting") - Pierce ends up killing Misty. In front of London. Who "Pierce" has bitten and bonded with, making a slave of her. When London Maxwell goes missing, everyone's going to be looking for her. Looks like Ren's going to have to take care of things... as usual.

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Episode Two (2/17/18)

Summary: Ren is invited to dinner at Jerry's home - he's going to cook for her - but first Ren must convince "Pierce" to let her go. He agrees - but first, they must diverts Officer Goode and Officer Badd, who have come to investigate the disappearance of London Maxwell. Some vampiric hypnotism seems to throw them off the scent... but the officers continue to stake out the place, convinced there's something shady going on.

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Episode Three (2/24/18)

Summary: Ren is ecstatic after she hooks up with Jerry. "Pierce" calls, and Ren tells him he should try using his personal charm for once instead of just mesmerizing people; he might like how it feels when he has to work for what he wants. Pierce also adds that Officers Goode and Bad are back. Ren tells him not to kill them. Pierce only kind of takes her advice - he uses his natural charms to seduce Officer Goode... before biting her, while London Maxwell bites Officer Badd. Meanwhile, Ren, attempting to leave Jerry's place but getting lost in the dark, discovers a room full of crucifixes, bibles and holy water. Jerry tells her what he doesn't know she already knows: vampires are real. And his full name is Jerry Van Helsing... a direct descendant of the original Van Helsing, sworn to track down and kill Dracula.

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Episode Four (3/3/18)

Summary: Ren finally makes it back to Pierce's place, and Pierce is unsympathetic as Ren experiences the worst day of her life. Even less sympathetic is Officer Badd, who is still alive and begging for help; London Maxwell isn't a vampire and hasn't managed to kill him, but she did drink a lot of blood out of his neck. Ren is utterly unsympathetic to Badd's dilemma, wrapped up in her own sorrow over the turn of events with Jerry. And things get worse when it turns out Jerry has followed her to Pierce's place... a wedding ring box in his hand. She doesn't notice the wedding ring and manages to turn him away, but he sneaks into the building. When he asks who Badd is, she claims he's her boyfriend, breaking his heart... and hers. As Jerry is dejectedly leaving, he finds a woman with binoculars spying on Pierce's place from across the street. She says she's Missy, sister of Misty, who went missing at Pierce's home. And Jerry realizes he's found his quarry at last.

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Episode Five (3/10/18)

Summary: Badd attempts - and fails - to break Pierce's hold over Goode... though Goode does admit that his passion for Pierce has awakened feelings he's never been able to express before, and he nearly kisses Badd. Pierce is charmed and decides not to order Goode to kill Badd... much to London's dismay. London begs Pierce to turn her into a vampire, but Pierce says he can only turn one person per generation, so he must choose wisely. And he gets an idea, which Ren does not approve of: he sends London and Goode outside to find and bring him a victim; whoever brings Pierce the victim he likes better gets to decide Badd's fate. Ren goes outside to look for them and runs into Jerry, who is still casing the place. He says he forgives her, as he now understands she's in Dracula's thrall. But Ren angrily tells him that no one tells her what to do - not Pierce, not Jerry; nobody. And she reveals her heritage as a Renfield before storming off. Shortly thereafter, London runs into Jerry; she pretends to be begging or help, but when he's off guard, she plunges a knife into his back...

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Photos by Luis Chandia

Episode Six (3/17/18)

Summary: London drags Jerry, who she has stabbed multiple times, back to Pierce's lair. Ren is horrified, and she begs Pierce not to feast on him. When Pierce learns that this is Ren's beau, he makes her a deal: he'll spare Jerry if she can find him another victim to feed on in his place. Reluctantly, she agrees, and she asks the inexplicably slowly-dying Badd, who she's been feeding, to keep an eye on Jerry. Ren finds Missy outside, and tells her that both London and Misty are okay and it's all been a big misunderstanding. Ren chokes back tears as she piles one lie upon another, not okay at all with luring a good person to her death. Meanwhile, Badd finds a wooden stake in Jerry's pocket and attempts to kill Pierce with it by hurling it at his heart... but London catches it mid-flight. Pierce examines the stake; he realizes the wood comes from Poland, and it has been fashioned specifically to kill him. He mesmerizes Badd to force him to tell him where he got it. Ren enters with Missy in tow, and Pierce to angrily announces that she's just in time to see him kill her boyfriend... Jerry Van Helsing.

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Episode Seven (3/24/18)

Summary: Ren forcibly breaks up the fight and makes Jerry leave and orders Pierce to let him go. It's the first time she's ever disobeyed a direct order from Pierce. Badd asks to go to the hospital, but Ren has Jerry take him to his place - the only place in Los Angeles she's certain that Pierce hasn't yet been invited to enter. Pierce also agrees to make London a vampire, but Pierce he off as he realizes that Ren doesn't like her. Pierce also says he's been having dreams about darkness - as if some creature with a hunger greater even than his was coming - but now realizes he was just dreaming about a Van Helsing entering his home. And then Ren breaks the news to Missy - who has been standing there, forgotten and shell-shocked, through all the fuss - that her sister Misty is dead; she takes Missy to the basement to get her remains so she can give her a proper burial. Once everyone is gone, Officer Goode finally returns with her potential victim - a sweet, innocent young girl named Lizzie. Goode calls out, and Ren, Missy and London return. Everyone is annoyed by Lizzie's clueles perkiness - but Lizzie suddenly turns serious, saying her hobby is punishing people who talk down to her. With a gesture, she freezes Ren and London in place... and, upon learning that Missy is a complete innocent, kills her horribly. As she returns with blood smeared on her face, Pierce enters, takes one look at Lizzie's now demonic visage... and sighs, "MOM!"

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Episode Eight (4/14/18) - Playoffs Round 1!

Summary: London arrives and thinks the youthful-looking Lizzie is another rival for her affections and insults her before learning that she's Pierce's mother. Lizzie is unimpressed that London is Pierce's choice for an eternal companion... and, avenging her insult, tears out and eats one of London's eyeballs. She's very disappointed in Pierce's life - throwing parties, and letting a Van Helsing and Officer Badd escape just because Ren told him to. She has a plan to get Jerry, even though she and Pierce have not been invited into his home. Since Officer Goode is still bonded to Pierce, they command her to use her connection with Badd to gain trust and entry... and they'll be accompanied by a now-groveling London... as well as the corpse of Missy, re-animated as a ghastly zombie by Lizzie's powers. And once they gain entry, they'll kill Jerry and Officer Badd...

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Episode Nine (4/21/18) - Playoffs Round 2!

Summary: Jerry tells Badd that he'll never love again; Van Helsings aren't ever supposed to have sex anyway - the Van Helsing line are all orphans trained to hunt and kill "Dracul." Meanwhile, as Goode, London and Missy prepare to attack, Ren attempts to call Jerry to warn him not to invite them in... but Lizzie catches her and stops her. Lizzie has convinced Pierce that Los Angeles has had a bad effect on him, and that they'll be moving back to Romania... and that Ren's services will no longer be needed. Ren is devastated.

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Episode Ten (4/28/18) - Playoffs Round 3!

Summary: Goode convinces Badd to let her and her murderous companions into Jerry's home. Goode attacks - but is cut short at the last moment by a stake thrown by Jerry. As Goode dies, the bond with Pierce broken, she confesses her love for Badd. Meanwhile, Madison once again incurs Lizzie's wrath; she rips out Madison's remaining eye and feeds it to Missy. As Pierce and Lizzie prepare to return to Romania, Jerry prepares to follow them. And Ren insists on coming with him to help hunt them down once and for all.

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Photos by Travis Snyder-Eaton

Cast

Kristyn Evelyn Ren (Eps. 1-10)
Tim Kopacz Pierce (Eps. 1-10)
Isaac Deakyne Jerry (Eps. 1-10)
Monica Greene London Maxwell (Eps. 1-10)
Libby Baker Misty (Ep. 1)
Missy (Eps. 4 & 6-10)
Stasha Surdyke Party Girl #1 (Ep. 1)
Alex DeMaio Party Girl #2 (Ep. 1)
Erin Matthews Goode (Eps. 2-3, 5 & 7-10)
Jim Nieb Badd (Eps. 2-10)
Laura Nicole Harrison Lizzie / Mom (Eps. 7-8)
Rebecca Larsen Lizzie / Mom (Eps. 9-10)
Fight Choreography: Tim Kopacz (Eps. 8 & 10)