Dracula Episode: September 26th

Episode Synopsis: Van Helsing is amazed to see that Jonathan has made a full recovery.  Jonathan tells him that since Mina revealed Van Helsing’s assessment in the truth of Jonathan’s journal, his confidence in his own senses has completely returned and he is a new man.  Van Helsing cannot help but praise Mina to her husband, detailing how clever, resourceful, and compassionate she is. Jonathan realizes that Van Helsing is planning to go after the Count, and pledges his assistance in any way possible.  The three share breakfast as friends, and Jonathan takes Van Helsing to the train station. Van Helsing is distracted by an article in the Westminster Gazette and fears that events are accelerating more quickly than anticipated. Dr. Seward was settling into acceptance of Lucy’s death, when Van Helsing paid him a visit, asking what he made of the “Bloofer Lady” article in the Westminster Gazette. Seward noted the details about the wounds on the children’s necks being similar to that on Lucy, but he could not detect the cause.  Van Helsing loses some patience, demanding to know why scientists claim that nothing exists that science cannot explain, and why Seward disbelieves anything metaphysical. He lists a bewildering number of examples until Seward is exasperated, and begs Van Helsing to speak plainly, and he will not let previous prejudice cloud his logic. Van Helsing explains that the wounds in the children’s throats did not come from the same source attacked Lucy, but from Lucy herself. Seward is staggered by the claim, but Van Helsing suggests that they should investigate, starting with the injured child, who is currently being treated by a mutual friend, Dr. Vincent.  The two met with Dr. Vincent who tells them that he suspects a wild animal, perhaps a bat bred from a foreign source, inflicted the wound.

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Dracula Episode: September 25th

Episode Synopsis: A reporter for the Westminster Gazette writes about children who have gone missing while playing on Hampstead Heath, and have been found later, sometimes the next day, with wounds on their throats. All of these children have given the excuse that they had been lured away by “The Bloofer Lady”. Whether this is true, or an excuse that the other children picked up after the first occurrence is unknown, as the children have taken to playing the popular “Bloofer Lady” game amongst themselves while playing on the Heath. The reporter exclaims in an extra special that another child has been found injured, weakened, and emaciated. “The Bloofer Lady” was again given as cause. Mina anxiously awaits the visit from Van Helsing. Her mind is filled with the horrors of Jonathan’s Journal, and while she knows she is to speak with Van Helsing about Lucy, she hopes for a chance to get his opinion of Jonathan’s experience. Van Helsing arrives ask Mina if she might explain her vantage of the incident of Lucy’s sleepwalking to the churchyard. Mina mystifies Van Helsing by giving him her shorthand diary for a moment before producing her typewritten account. Van Helsing is overjoyed with the evidence that he is able to derive from her words, and praises her immensely, offering his services whenever she might need them. Mina takes this opportunity to ask him to help her with Jonathan’s sickness. After assuring Mina that he will not judge her and Jonathan, he takes Mina’s typewritten version of Jonathan’s Journal with him so he may read it and then discuss it with Mina and Jonathan at lunch tomorrow. Van Helsing writes to Mina that Jonathan’s account is true, and that he can certify before meeting him that Jonathan’s mind is sound. He praises that Jonathan’s account has provided rich detail that he had been needing. Mina writes back to Van Helsing exclaiming delight that Jonathan is sane. She says that Jonathan will be home earlier than expected, and asks Van Helsing to please come to breakfast instead of lunch.

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Dracula Episode: September 24th

Episode Synopsis: Mina is deeply disturbed by what she reads in Jonathan’s travel journal. She wonders how much of it could be true, for there is a certain continuity that would explain the appearance of that man Jonathan spotted the other day. To be safe, Mina decides to transcribe Jonathan’s Journal on her typewriter in case they should need to consult someone. Van Helsing writes to Mina asking if he might pay her a visit to discuss some of the details he found in Lucy’s writings. He states an awareness of Jonathan’s condition, and suggests it might be best if he meets her without Jonathan’s knowledge.

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Dracula Episode: September 23rd

Episode Synopsis: Mina is rejoiced that, since Mr. Hawkins has passed, Jonathan has taken up the mantle of responsibility excellently. He told her that he would be out late, and would be unable to return for lunch, so Mina has decided to take the opportunity to read Jonathan’s travel Journal.

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Dracula Episode: September 22nd

Episode Synopsis: Following the funeral of Mr. Hawkins, Mina and Jonathan take a walk through Hyde Park Corner. Jonathan undergoes a sort of trance as he sees a man intently watching a pretty woman, following her when she leaves. Jonathan proclaims that the man is the count, who has grown young again. Mina leads him away, and he falls asleep, awaking without memory of the encounter. Mina determines that she must find a time and read Jonathan’s travel journal to discover what horrors lie therein. When Mina and Jonathan return to Exeter, they discover a telegram from Van Helsing telling them that Lucy and her mother are both dead. It is with a heavy heart that the gentlemen friends of Lucy leave the cemetery where she and her mother are interred. Arthur speaks with guests about the blood transfusion he underwent on Lucy’s behalf, unaware of the other men who donated their own. He comments that he felt as though he and Lucy were married in the eyes of God. Once alone in the carriage with Dr. Seward, Van Helsing breaks down into a mixture of laughter and sobs. Dr. Seward is alarmed at the impropriety of laughter at such a morbid time, but Van Helsing explains that during times of great stress, it is a merciful laugh that breaks the strain, a laugh that cannot be stopped. He tells Seward that he cares for Arthur in his time of need more strongly because arthur reminds him of his own dead son. However, Van Helsing was struck by Arthur’s comment about the blood transfusion, because it would imply that Lucy was in fact “married” to all of them. Van Helsing tells Seward that he must return to Amsterdam to attend to some business, but then he will return to take care of further matters here. Seward concludes his diary, heartbroken with the loss of his love.

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