Hemlock Grove S03E05 "Boy in the Box" Recap

Pryce goes to a sex club to meet with a random man for a casual hook-up and after sniffing some drugs, has a flashback to being abused by his father who locked him in a cabinet as a small child. The flashbacks of abuse continue throughout the episode that show him being abused into his teens until he finally fought back and locked his father in the same cabinet he was always forced into himself.

Roman calls Annie to apologise for killing the security worker and pleads with her to call him back so they can reconcile. She's shown to be in her motel room writing "porquois" on the wall with blood she pricked from her finger.

Destiny leaves another voicemail for Andreas, as she hasn't seen him since he left and though she sensed it, doesn't have the official confirmation that he's dead. Peter gets pulled over on the road by some of the Croatians who give him directions on where to find Andreas' body, in case he wants it back.

Roman tells Pryce about his encounter with the creatures and Pryce lets it slip that Spivak was working with the Nazis, but since this is information he had shared with Olivia and was supposed to keep quiet, he quickly covers his mistake by claiming he'll be looking more into it.

Destiny's friends insist she carry on with her plans and go to the bridal shop to try on dresses for her wedding. They presume that Andreas is simply hung over and recuperating from a wild night at his bachelor party. Destiny doesn't stop being worried while trying on dresses and while at the store she begins to get a severe nosebleed.

Ochoa continues to spy on Shelley and report back to Olivia on her comings and goings. He also gives her a charm of his for a spirit called Chango. She later goes to the warehouse to try to force Shelley to come home but Shelley stands up for herself with Aitor by her side. Olivia leaves dejected but Ochoa reassures her that she will figure things out and suggests she reach out to her long-lost daughter. Olivia lists Annie at her motel room and they begin to reconnect as Annie tells her about the daughter she had and lost and the life she has lead over the centuries. Annie had become a combat nurse to atone for all the innocent lives she had taken as a young and out-of-control Upir.

Roman figures out that Ochoa must be working with Olivia so he sets up a trap to prove it and has Peter come with him to spy on his actions. They follow him in the car and confront him. He goads Peter into attacking him violently but Roman stops him. They retrieve Andreas' body and Peter later breaks the bad news of Andreas' body being 'discovered'. Olivia tries to convince Ochoa to stay when he says he'll be no longer working for her since he can't find anything else that's useful and his being a spy has been exposed.

Hemlock Grove is available for streaming on Netflix.

Hemlock Grove S03E04 "Every Beast" Recap

Pryce is locked into his own quarantine chamber with no way to override the system. He demands that Klaus bring him his meds but there's no way to get them into the quarantine chamber until the system does its full analysis of what's inside.

Peter's relationship with Andreas remains tense due to Andreas not wanting to walk away from the dangerous heist plan he has concocted. Peter is certain that Andreas will get himself killed is he continues down this path and leave Destiny devastated in the process. Peter and Andreas go to meet with some professional colleagues and discover multiple dead bodies at the warehouse. They decide they will investigate and track down whomever is responsible for these murders.

Annie brings Roman to a medical centre full of food bags. The two begin to hedonistically feed on the bags and begin to have sex. They are interrupted by a security guard that Roman kills, despite Annie's objections.

Peter tracks down The Tongue, who reveals that he admitted to discovering some counterfeit eggs to save himself and thus inadvertently caused the deaths of Peter's professional contacts. Peter demands to be set up with a meeting with whomever is in charge. Andreas later reveals that he and the other pack members want to lock up the Croatians in a building and set it on fire but Andreas wants to only go after the leader, Milan. This will send a clear message without casualties of innocent lives.

Olivia is called in to the Godfrey Institute and determines that Klaus locked Pryce into the containment centre to try to get him clean from his rapidly escalating drug addiction. Klaus says that there's no contamination so Olivia orders him to get Pryce out since she needs his help. However, she is called away by Ochoa who has been monitoring Olivia's home and Shelley has come back with her new friends to get some of her belongings and leave once more. When Olivia returns, Shelley is already gone but Ochoa assures her that he has already slipped a tracking device on the man's car so they'll be able to follow her. The conversation is interrupted by the arrival of Annie who reveals that she is Olivia's long-lost daughter. Annie only wants answers on why she was given up and gives Olivia her address, saying to come visit her when she is ready.

Back at the building, Shelley is encouraged to go up and perform during talent show which she does so successfully but collapses in the middle of her poem, seemingly due to a dizzy-spell of sorts.

Pryce is finally able to escape the containment centre and pops some pills as he informs Olivia that she is infected with the disease that involves a creature growing inside of her. There is no way to surgically remove the creature because it so drastically intertwines itself with the brain and spine that attempting to remove it is all but guaranteed to kill the host. The disease doesn't infect humans, as Spivak specifically engineered it to try to exterminate the Upir. Without treatment, Olivia has roughly one month to live. Olivia reminds Pryce that if she dies, her failsafe will be activated and all his dirty secrets will be revealed to the world, ruining his career and making him a wanted man.

Peter and Andreas go to launch their attack on Milan but Milan is already waiting for them. Andreas is taken captive by Milan's men and a sex tape is played in which Andreas was having sex with another woman. The woman is present along with her parents and they are ordered to leave the state. Peter is outraged to learn that part of why Andreas was so determined to go after Milan was because he was sexually involved with Milan's woman. Peter does not object to Milan enacting his revenge and killing him, despite Andreas' pleas that Destiny will never forgive her. When Andreas is shot, Destiny senses the wound and impending death while at her bachelorette party.

Hemlock Grove is available for streaming on Netflix.

Wonder Woman DVD review

After countless failed attempts to bring DC’s biggest heroine to a big or small screen, director Patty Jenkins smashes her first outing in the superhero genre. Wonder Woman is heartfelt, exciting and may be better than anything else that either Marvel or DC have to offer.

Before she was Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot), she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained to be an unconquerable warrior. Raised on a sheltered island paradise, Diana meets an American pilot (Chris Pine) who tells her about the massive conflict that’s raging in the outside. Convinced that she can stop the threat, Diana leaves her home for the first time. Fighting alongside men in a war to end all wars, she finally discovers her full powers and true destiny.

Some people are born to play certain characters. When Gal Gadot was announced as Wonder Woman, may scoffed at her slight figure. However when she slipped on that tiara and slammed her cuffs together for the first time, in Batman V. Superman, no one could deny that she embodied the character. But Wonder Woman is more than her presence. In Wonder Woman we finally get an origin story worthy of the character and her rich history.

Set in the DC Extended Universe first established by Man of Steel, Wonder Woman is your classic superhero origin story. The film opens in the present, before going back to Diana’s childhood. Diana grew up as the only child on the island of Themyscira, the daughter of the fierce Queen Hippolyta (Connie Nielsen) and trained by her ferocious aunt, General Antiope (Robin Wright). Themyscira is literally a shining beacon of hope. The tones on the island are bright and almost overly vibrant compared to the dark setting of World War I.

Diana’s life completely changes when Steve Trevor literally crashes into her paradise. Under duress, and forced by the lasso of truth, Steve tells the Amazon about the Great War, and the devastation that it has reeked across Europe. Diana hears his account, and correlates the evil in the world with Ares, the God of War, and seemingly the only reason that the Amazons exist, to put an end to him.

Against her mother’s wishes, Diana leaves with Steve for Europe in hopes of finding and defeating Ares. Steve with the help of his very capable secretary Etta Candy (Lucy Davis) and ally Sir Patrick Morgan (David Thewlis) they put together a ragtag group: Sameer (Saïd Taghmaoi), Charlie (Ewen Bremner), and Chief Napi (Eugene Brave Rock), to find the real world villains General Erich Ludendorff (Danny Huston) and Scientist Doctor Maru (Elena Anaya).

The acting throughout is fantastically crafted, which is helped by carefully plotted details. Unlike the heavily burdened Man of Steel, or the shotty edited Suicide Squad, Wonder Woman was allowed to be hopeful in the darkest of times. Gadot brought a shining naivety that hasn’t really been showcased before. Diana may be old in age, but up until she left that island, she was fairly sheltered. She was learned, but not experienced, which gave us some great moments, like the cute ice cream scene and the heart wrenching moment when she realizes just how depraved war can be.

The Amazons adapting Gadots native accent was brilliant, rather than Americanizing her, allowing Gadot to keep her accent it made her and them seem exotic against the normalcy of Pine’s American Accent, or even the countless other German and British accents that were peppered in.

Not only was the acting exceptional, the action was dynamic, and different. There are several action sequences, and yet they were done in a way, that no two are alike. Sure Gadot is dominating the field of battle, but each time, they almost highlight a skill, whether its by sword, whip, or even pure power, it all works to highlight the eliteness of the Amazons.

Where Wonder Woman stumbles, is where most superhero movies, or action movies in general stumble, the villain. What is great is the fact that the villain is mighty enough to actually pose a threat, however the execution leaves much to be desired. But whereas most of the characters are well developed, Ares is very one dimensional, relying too heavily on the use of monologue to make his point. But even so, the character does succeed in creating doubt in Diana, and actual furthering her character development as she becomes a true hero.

Bottom line, Wonder Woman is a solid and gripping origin story, finally worthy of the character’s legacy. Jenkins as director has given us the best comic book adaptation yet, that proves women can be the lead character in good comic films.  Gadot is as amazing as she is beautiful, and Pine is as charming as he is handsome.

Now what do you get with the DVD, besides amazing visuals, and a quality movie? Besides the normal behind the scenes extras and blooper reel, there’s some extended scenes and a bonus scene not seen in theaters. Unlike Batman V. Superman, Wonder Woman didn’t need an extended cut, which was definitely closer to the film that fans deserved. What Wonder Woman does give is a great scene with Etta Candy and the remaining gang. Although World War I is at an end, it doesn’t mean that everyone’s work is done. Etta steps in as leader, and shows just how capable it is. It’s a very fun scene, with the delightful Miss Candy and is a nice set up for Justice League with the mother box.

Crafting the Wonder, A Director’s Vision, The Wonder Behind the Camera,  Warriors of Wonder Woman  and the Trinity are all great behinds the scenes extras, showcasing the amazing Patty Jenkins, or the intricate work that went into Wonder Woman. The only extra that didn’t feel needed was Finding the Wonder Woman Within, which was more opinion piece than anything that had to do with the film.

Of the extended scenes, which are only about a minute,  the one that I personally favored most, was the extended boat scene. Pine and Gadot ooze chemistry from the first Little Mermaid moment on the beach, and the boat scene in the film is one of my favorites. The dialogue edges the lines of witty, suggestive, and innocent all at the same time. The extended scene is more of this goodness, though in all honesty the cut in the movie was definitely preferred.

Although many of you have already purchased the digital copy of Wonder Woman, the blu ray is a must have. The video is incredibly crisp, the audio is intense and it really does make the purchase worth every penny, and that’s before all the bonus goodies. Wonder Woman is available on dvd and blu ray tomorrow, September 19th 2017. 

Hemlock Grove S03E03 "The House in the Woods" Recap

Roman wakes at the Godfrey Institute after Annie brings him there to be treated by Pryce. He seems to be recovering well enough but Pryce warns him to take it easy for the next twenty-four hours. Annie also brought along the body of the creature that attacked Roman and has been hunting Upirs, and Pryce is eager to dissect it. Upon further inspection of it, Pryce finds that it has similar attributes to Upirs but that doesn't make sense because Upirs do not feed from other Upirs to survive. But a tumor in the corpse reveals that some sort of experimentation has been done on the Upir to compel it to feed on other Upirs to survive.

Roman and Annie head back to Roman's home where Peter had only just learned of Roman's injury. Roman welcomes Annie to stay there for some time being and she heads upstairs in time for Ochoa, the private investigator, to turn up prepared to give over some information that will tide over Roman and Peter's search for Nadia and Madeleine while Ochoa continues to conspire with Olivia. Ochoa provides Roman and Peter with the evidence he found that would indicate that Spivak has been alive without aging for at least the last seventy years. Ochoa proposes that there is something supernatural at work here.

Annie comes downstairs and asks Roman about the book she found of Spivak's containing a drawing of a creature called the Omul Negru, also known as the Upir boogeyman. Roman is insistent about learning more and Annie suggests getting in contact with an Upir friend called Nate that would know more about it than her.

Ochoa returns to Olivia and relays another update on what has just happened with Roman and Peter and suggests that Shelley might be staying there, as he had heard Annie's footsteps upstairs but didn't see who was causing the noise. Olivia insists that Ochoa help her to break into the home so she can see if Shelley is there. Once inside, she finds a family photo with her face torn out of it. Ochoa promises to find Shelley, wherever she is.

Back at the Godfrey Institute, Pryce accidentally rubs some of the corpse's blood into his lines and he becomes infected with the virus. Immediately, his eye turns red and it spreads to the skin surrounding his eye till he collapses to the ground and begins gasping for air. Another doctor at the Insitute injects him with an EpiPen that revives him. Doctor Klaus suggests that Pryce get some sleep but Pryce remains determined to keep working.

Roman admits to Annie about why he wants to learn about this creature and how Spivak kidnapped Nadia but only says that the baby was Letha's without admitting that he is the baby's father. They reach Nate's place where other Upirs are there for dinner. Everyone must exchange pleasantries and have dinner before Roman can ask about the answers he is searching for.

Pryce's behavior is growing increasingly erratic, as he begins to set up a drum set out of various equipment from the Institute. He thinks that drumming is helping him to unlock the answers he is after and ignores Klaus' continued recommendations that he get some sleep.

Peter becomes alarmed when he finds out Andreas is planning on not only stealing some guns but some heroin too. Peter doesn't want drug-dealing going on in the family home but Andreas will not be muscled over by him so easily.

Shelley has taken up residence in a run-down building where other homeless people have taken up residence. She meets a kind man named Aitor Quantic who brings food that's past its expiration date that he's supposed to take to the dum but is still good enough to eat so that the homeless won't go hungry.

Nate is shocked by Roman's questions about the drawing of the creature resembling Spivak. He then finds another drawing and shows it to Roman, who identifies it as Spivak in his winged-reptilian form. Nate identifies it as the Jörmungandr, a creature that dates back to 14th century Norway. The mythology states that it grew large enough to wrap around the entire world and bite its own tail. It is also a sign that foretells the end of days - the apocalypse. But the more realistic interpretation of the folktale is that the large-as-the-planet creature is a collective memory of an entire ancient species that was evenetually wiped out. Only Spivak appears to have survived and he is inconceivably vicious. Roman becomes alarmed by the danger that Nadia must be in now and storms off angrily. But the party is interrupted by an attack from more of the infected Upir that intend to feed on all the party guests. Roman and Annie begin fighting them off and Nate then leads them to a barn where they can barricade themselves in.

Destiny returns home and Peter tries to ask if she is rushing into marrying Andreas, having only been dating him for four months. She interprets his concern as nothing more than his inability to move on and let go after losing Letha. Destiny later decides to perform some magic when Andreas takes too long to come home. She has a vision of some children playing together though it's unclear what the deeper meaning is, if any.

Roman attempts to run outside to get help but tries to run back when he is quickly surrounded by more of the creatures. Nate tries to stop Annie from letting Roman back into the barn and while Roman must fight one of the creatures off he discovers that the creatures are disoriented by light. Annie is able to break free from Nate's grip and let Roman back in, who then informs them of the weakness he has discovered. Roman then admits the truth to Annie about how Letha was both his cousin, half-sister, and how Olivia compelled him to have sex with Letha who never knew the truth about what happened to get her pregnant. The creatures break into the barn and Nate runs out to leave Roman and Annie to fend for themselves but he is swiftly killed outside by another one of them. Roman uses a flashlight to disorient the creatures that were trying to attack them but the battery begins to die. But the creatures are called away by the one that had killed Nate so they can all feed on him together. This allows Roman and Annie to escape.

Pryce continues his investigation while high from being infected by the corpse, all the while his online activity is being monitored by Ochoa who relays the information onto Olivia. There was one particular video that Pryce had been watching repeatedly so Olivia watches it and finds it's an infected rat acting in a strange, aggressive manner.

Hemlock Grove is available for streaming on Netflix.

Teen Wolf S06E19 "Broken Glass" Recap

Chris Argent meets with a professional contact in Cabecerias, Brazil, in the middle of the night for information. The man tells of a mass murder in which twelve bodies were found dead with no identities or any clues left to explain what happened. The bodies are shown to viewers to be werewolves and though the narrator's men were looking for answers - another person was too. This is where we have the return of Derek Hale. Derek interrogates the killers for answers as to why they killed the wolves and they reveal it was under Gerard's orders. Chris examines a crime scene and discovers a message written in blood: "Beacon Hills".

Tamora tortures Ethan with electric shocks while lecturing her followers on the dangers of werewolves and how they must arm themselves and band together to kill the supernatural. She calls out a young teenager in attendance called Sydney, who shares how she hid with some other during an attack on a lacrosse game. She then calls out Nolan and commends him for the attack he launched on Scott McCall's house (the attack that Gabe actually launched and then claimed was done by Nolan). She then tells Nolan and Sydney to move Ethan's body, all the while Ethan is pleading to know where Jackson is. Nolan appears to be morally conflicted by how things have been escalating. He then text Liam asking to meet and Liam agrees, though not without reservations. Nolan offers help and says he has a plan. He will bring Liam to the hospital, show him something important, and then Liam will be free to beat him up to make the others think that Liam beat the information out of him. At the hospital, Nolan reveals how several members of the hospital staff have joined Gerard and Tamora's army. Furthermore, there are some werewolf patients in the hospital that are being administered wolfsbane through their IVs. Liam allows Nolan to go free without beating him up first but he is confronted by Gabe, who reveals that Tamora knew what Nolan would do and his betrayal was part of a larger plan to lure the pack out. Then Gabe proceeds to violently beat Nolan.

Lydia comes looking for Scott at his house but finds Peter waiting instead and searching for Malia. The two realise that the phone towers have been starting to be knocked out. Gerard's followers are making strategic moves to box everyone in and isolate everyone within the grid. Lydia shares how she had a vision of Peter dying in the fight due to the Anuk-Ite's gaze along with all the others.

Scott and Malia have gone to meet with Deucalion who begins training them to use their senses so they can fight without looking at the Anuk-Ite. Through all the training, Scott remains determined to believe that people are still inherently good, even though the Anuk-Ite has seemingly brought out the worst in them.

Sheriff Stilinski meets with Parrish, who cross-reference a pattern they've noticed. Tamora has been having the members of her army look up old accident reports, hospital records, and the blood testing at school in order to compile a list of all the supernatural people in Beacon Hills.

Chris manages to track down Derek, who reveals another vault that belonged to a different member of the Hale family. Chris pleads with him to help in their fight against Beacon Hills. Derek says he first needs to prevent the murderer of the pack in Brazil from getting a bottle of poison. Chris tells him to get rid of it and it's then that some FBI agents emerge. They want to arrest Derek but they're all shot in the back by Kate, who wants the wolfsbane poison for herself. She holds Derek at gunpoint to get the poison but Chris shoots at her before she can kill Derek. She gets away with the poison and declares that she will use it to get revenge and kill Scott. Derek tells Chris to get back to Beacon Hills and warn Scott, while he will go after Kate himself.

Mason and Corey arrive at the hospital and begin receiving strange looks from all the hospital staff. They begin to realise that they are bait and end up locked in a wing by some armed men.

Deucalion is shot dead by some of Tamora's men that arrive at the sometime that Lydia and Peter arrive to warn them of danger. Gunfire ensues and they all begin to run.

Tune in to MTV next Sunday for the final episode of Teen Wolf.

Teen Wolf S06E18 "Genotype" Recap

The pack listens to a voicemail on the cellphone found on one of the dead bodies in the woods. This particular body was missing his face, leading them to believe that it's one half of the Anuk-Ite. The two halves must be kept separate so now the pack must divide and conquer in order to find the two separate halves. Theo and Mason will go after Aaron while Scott and Liam will try to follow the lead of the voicemail. Meanwhile, Lydia and Malia are at the morgue examining the body of the Hellhound. For him to have been able to reach Lydia and give her visions, he can't be fully dead.

Theo and Mason head down to the sewers to find Aaron and must fight off the escalating feelings of fear, which stocks the flames of mistrust in Mason against Theo for all he did against the pack. Theo suggests that perhaps he'd like to join the pack but Mason is vehemently against the idea, particularly when feeling so overcome by fear. When Theo feels the increase in fear too, the pair realise that Aaron is near and are promptly attacked by him.

Liam and Scott try calling the number from the voicemail and find that it came from Beacon Hills high. Liam listens carefully to the voice again and realises it is his science teacher, Ms. Finch. Liam must go back to class, despite all the risk that comes with going back into a school overrun with people that want to capture and kill him. Scott will be close by in the hallway to help him with the mission. Liam tries different methods in an attempt to get Ms. Finch to reveal herself as some sort of supernatural creature, including putting some wolfsbane in the chalk dust. This tips her off and she pulls Liam aside to speak privately after class. She isn't supernatural and denies knowing anything until Scott emerges and plays her voicemail. Scott and Liam break the bad news that her daughter is dead and now half of the Anuk-Ite. She is distraught and in denial that something could violate the laws of biology in this way. Liam and Scott are shocked when Ms. Finch reveals that her daughter's name was Quinn - meaning that the new werewolf they recently met is the other half of the Anuk-Ite. Quinn arrives to the school and Scott and Liam prepare to fight her but Ms. Finch attacks them instead and runs off in search of Quinn, believing her daughter can still be saved. Ms. Finch tries to approach her but is overcome with fear and realises that this isn't her daughter anymore. Quinn attacks her with claws and glowing purple eyes and wants to know where her other half is. She lets out a growl of pain, due to an injury Aaron sustained in the fight with Theo, that Aaron hears in the sewer and immediately sets off after her. Scott must look after an injured Ms. Finch while Liam sets off after Quinn.

Lydia is unable to get into the Hellhound's head and then remembers that she received the visions when she was unconscious. Malia offers to knock her out but Lydia doesn't want to experience pain so she asks Malia to press firmly against her chest till she's rendered unconscious instead. This works and Lydia is able to have a vision in which she meets the Hellhound, who is still alive despite being buried deep inside of his own mind. Lydia and Malia put the Hellhound in an MRI in the hopes of using its magnetic pull to draw out the bullet. But Lydia is alarmed to find that the bullet was also coated in silver so if they pull it out, the Hellhound will begin to heal and his body heat will melt the remaining silver fragments and poison him to death, this time for good. Lydia hesitates to turn the machine on but Malia convinces her it's the right thing to do. The hellhound wakes and is furious to realise he is poisoned. The hellhound says they must keep the two halves of the Anuk-Ite apart and if they merge, they must not look at it or it will be certain death.

Liam prepares to confront Quinn in the library but then Aaron emerges and stands next to Quinn, prepared to fight Liam with her. Armed militia from Gerard's fanatical group enter the school. Scott pleads with Ms. Finch to shift in order to activate her healing which she eventually does after being reminded that the Anuk-Ite killed her daughter.

Aaron and Quinn easily knock Liam aside and then turn to kiss each other before beginning a fight. Eventually Aaron snaps Quinn's neck and puts his hand on her face and absorbs the other half of the Anuk-Ite inside of him. He then shifts into a skinless monster with glowing purple eyes - the true form of the Anuk-Ite. Lydia shows up and gets Liam out of the library, warning Liam not to look at it or else he'll be killed. The Anuk-Ite then encounters the armed gunmen in the hallway and they turn to ash upon seeing it. Gabel overhears Lydia's warning about not looking at the Anuk-Ite so he hides and keeps his eyes shut while the Anuk-Ite passes by.

The pack determine that they must learn to fight without using hitter eyes so they'll have to go back to Deucalion for help. But first, Scott and Malia have shower-sex. The Anuk-Ite heads to the hospital, killing anyone it encounters along the way before heading to the morgue and looking at the body of the dead Hellhound. Gerard is there waiting for the Anuk-Ite and speaks to him with his back turned. Gerard offers to help the Hellhound kill the rest of the pack which will give it enough power to take over the world.

Teen Wolf airs on Sundays on MTV.

Hemlock Grove S03E02 "Souls on Ice" Recap

A man screws up at his job as a mortician and is fired as a result. When he goes back inside to retrieve something he forgot, he finds that his former boss is dead on the floor after being brutally murdered. This is Hemlock Grove after all, so it's probably the same monster that's been introduced in the season premiere as the one hunting down people and attacked Roman in his home.

Roman checks the spare bedroom where he had allowed Annie to stay but finds she's gone. She later reveals herself as not having left but was simply taking a shower. The two discuss the monster that attacked him the night before. Annie wants to go back to her hotel but Roman first asks her how she feeds and what she does with the bodies. She says she doesn't have to kill anyone and seems surprised that no one had taught him how to live and feed in the modern world. She shares how most Upirs work in professions that allow them to be close to blood. She herself works as an ER nurse. Peter shows up with a box of his things, having previously made an agreement with Roman that he would be able to move in and stay at his place to give Destiny and Andreas some space.

Olivia is taking care of Shelley and encouraging her to take some prescription medication. Shelley doesn't like how the pills make her not feel things but reluctantly takes the pills anyway. A man comes to visit Olivia, searching for Norman as he was a patient of his and recognised Olivia from a photo on Norman's desk.

Peter is skeptical and weary of Roman bringing Annie into all the supernatural drama they have but it shocked when Roman reveals that she's also an Upir. Roman wants to keep Annie around, as he feels connected to her and also wants to take the opportunity to learn about how to function as an Upir. Peter then calls Destiny and asks her to come use her abilities to figure out what attacked them. Destiny eats a piece of broken glass from the scene and becomes frightened when having visions of the monster that attacked Roman. She coughs up the glass shard and is visibly shaken by what she has seen and also speculates that the monster went to the mortuary seen at the episode's beginning after attacking Roman.

Olivia meets with the double-agent PI who shows her what he has found in his search for Spivak. When investigating Spivak's abandoned apartment, he found a war medal baring the name Ryan Dunbrack and upon further searching he found a photo from 70 years ago of the Ryan Dunbrack that looks identical to Spivak today. The PI doesn't know about the supernatural world so he presumes that the man is Spivak's father. Olivia then says she needs to tell the man the truth about Roman - looks like she'll be spinning some lies to turn him against Roman.

Spivak is shown to have another woman hostage in a cabin in the woods along with Madeleine and baby Nadia. The other woman attacks Spivak by stabbing him in the neck with a fork and he in turn spits his acid saliva onto her face which then melts off. Afterwards, he throws her body down into a cellar. Spivak has been experimenting on Nadia in the basement, much to Madeleine's horror.

Olivia shows the findings about Spivak to Pryce. She wants more nutrient but it isn't ready yet and Pryce's behaviour appears to be growing increasingly erratic.

Shelley tries to commit suicide by strapping a chain around a tree branch to hang herself but when she attempts to do so, the branch breaks and she simply falls to the ground.

Peter and Andreas meet with the Croatians to sell them the product. The deal goes well but afterwards, Peter is alarmed when he does the math and realises that Andreas has scammed the Croatians by tricking them into thinking there's double the amount of product then what they actually had. A specialist is brought in to verify that the product being sold to the Croatians is legitimate. He confirms that it's the real deal since thankfully he sampled part of the supply that was real.

Roman and Annie bring Destiny to the morgue so she can try to track the monster. They feed on some of the blood stored in a vat while Destiny tries to sense anything that can help them. They are able to figure out that the mortician that was killed was an Upir. This means that the monster that attacked Roman is specifically hunting Upirs.

Madeleine attacks Spivak by knocking him in the head with a candlestick. She grabs the keys so she can run outside and leaves Nadia behind, claiming that she'll come back for her before running out into the woods. She hails down a couple in a car and asks to use their cellphone. She sends a text message for help but then Spivak drives up. She wants to hide and stay away but decides to give herself over when Spivak begins playing with the couple's infant. He sees that Nadia sent a message for help and tells her to get in the car with other thinly veiled threats, tough the couple are none the wiser.

Olivia visits the man that had come looking for Norman. She tries to attack him but appears to be too weak to kill him quickly and barely feeds on him at all. She later goes to Pryce to try to figure out what's wrong with her. He gives her a glass of blood but she can't seem to tolerate it. For some unknown reason, her biochemistry is such that she is having trouble consuming blood. It's a mystery of what she should feed on.

Andreas reveals to Peter that the Tongue (the man who was in charge of verifying the authenticity of the caviar) was bought off so they could scam the Croatians. Peter is still angry at Andreas for putting their lives at risk which would've left Destiny alone without those closest to her. Andreas apologises and says that all the money he has earned is supposed to go towards building a life with Destiny.

Annie confides in Roman that she once had a family but they died due to her being immortal and them not. Destiny then comes over and warns them that the monster is still there. Roman gets the text from Madeleine, which is hard to understand as she was distressed when writing it so it's a lot of capital letters and mostly illegible. But then they are attacked by the monster and Destiny is able to overpower it by injecting it with the tool used to drain corpses. Roman then begins to suffer from a seizure and the cause is unknown.

Madeleine is brought back to the cabin and Spivak forces her to go down to the basement which she is terrified to have to enter.

Olivia returns home and finds that Shelley isn't there. She is shown to have run away.

Finally, the family that had pulled over for Madeleine are shown to be dead and frozen in their car when discovered by some local police officers.

Hemlock Grove is available for streaming on Netflix.
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