Despite his protestations that isolation curbs his blood lust Hal is persuaded by Annie and Tom to work in the cafe with Tom,where they meet a weird Goth girl Michaela. After a ... See full summary »

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Despite his protestations that isolation curbs his blood lust Hal is persuaded by Annie and Tom to work in the cafe with Tom,where they meet a weird Goth girl Michaela. After a confrontation with Fergus Annie seeks the help of Regus,who tells her that Eve's nemesis has a burnt arm and who suggests they leave town with the baby,but before they can do so vampires led by Fergus pursue Michaela,Hal and Tom from the cafe back to the house where Hal leads his house-mates in killing the vampires. Michaela is vampiricised but loves it and goes off with the 400-year old Regus. As the trio decide to stay in the house a ghost called Kirby comes back from beyond. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Hal: I used to ride a horse once. I had a sword... I was respected. better than that, I was feared. i... Peasants had their backs flayed for looking at me funny. It was brutal but it worked. We had order, we had respect and now we have this?
Tom: Okay then mate let's go in the back and have a bit of a chat now shall we, come on.
Hal: And I had a shield. A red one!
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Hal gets a job
20 February 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

As the household is getting short of money Annie and Tom tell Hal that he will have to get a job and contribute if he is to stay there. He isn't impressed with this idea but eventually agrees and ends up working in a burger bar with Tom; it is not the way he expected to be spending his time; after all he isn't any old vampire; he is one of The Old Ones! The work is mundane and the people who go there aren't the most interesting people around; even if some like Michaela think they are. She believes that she is 'dark' and will one day be a renowned poet; she does not to be in a burger bar when it is attacked by vampires and only get away alive because she is rescued by another vampire and a werewolf. They manage get back home but when they get there they find Annie preparing to leave with Eve after another warning from Regus. There is of course a problem… the vampires find them and by the time the confrontation is over Michaela's life will never be the same again.

This was a decent episode with just the right mix of frights and laughs. Damien Molony did a fine job as Hal; it was interesting to learn more about his character; it came as quite a surprise when it was revealed that he was one of the Old Ones. I recently saw Mark Williams in 'Hustle' and wasn't too impressed; thankfully he is much better here playing Regus; the scene where he made Annie show him one of her sexual memories was hilarious! Laura Patch's performance as Michaela was pretty good even if the character could be a little annoying at times. I wasn't sure how good this series would be now that Mitchell and George were gone but it has still got what it takes to keep me entertained.


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