WARNING: If you don't want to know what happened in this episode, don't read this photo recap!
Before we jump back into all the crazy our heroes are dealing with, we're starting this season somewhere quiet, kinda nice, with balloons and a garden. This couple is apparently trying to get word to other survivors to find their little safe haven. Maybe the whole world hasn't gone to hell just yet.
Or maybe it has, because Dylan is still definitely a vampire and still defintely loyal to Rebecca who has apparently had Dylan for a long time. Dylan either blames Vanessa for dying and leaving her or has been brainwashed into thinking that. Either way, it hurts.
Vanessa doesn't take kindly to her daughter being used as a pawn in this game and she throws herself at Rebecca , breaking her finger and holding her into the growing sunlight in the room. But before Rebecca can burn up properly, Dylan whacks her mom over the head.
Chaos continues as the rebels storm the Citadel and Taka is still bargaining with Dimitri over who gets what when the dust settles. Scortched Rebecca stumbles in and Taka shoots Dimitri a bunch of times before he gets his throat ripped out. Oh, and Rebecca gets very dead thanks to Dimitri's creepy sister.
Where's Mohamad in all of this? Dazed, confused, but not dead, so that's a plus. His sister is less lucky. She's a little crushed under the fallen debris and begs him to get Rebecca and Dimitri to turn her. He won't do it and ends up smothering her instead.
Flesh has a new friend. Her name is Lucky and she is very tall and has a giant gun. She wants to blow up the generator and take out everyone she can but she makes a deal with him. If they live, then she'll help him find Vanessa. So, she's fun.
Dylan isn't just a regular demure vampire child. She's a killing machine. Really not what every mother hopes for their daughters and Vanessa is aptly appalled by the whole thing. She manages to talk Dylan down for half a second before Mohamad ruins the whole thing and she runs off. He's doing really well.
With the Citadel under seige, Rebecca dead, and Dimitri on the run (at least for now), Dr. Shomoloke seizes the opportunity to make his escape. Of course, he makes himself out to be more of a victim than he ever really was in order to gain sympathy and, you know, not get dead.
Down in the boiler room, Lucky and Flesh shoot their way to the generators and set some charges. They are not messing around.
Meanwhile, Vanessa uses Mohamad as the can of bloody spinach to her vampire Popeye, sucking down a bit of sidekick blood in order to "center herself" and get those vampy spidey senses running. Works too, cause she catches Dylan's scent and they're off to the races.
The other rebels are ready and willing to take Taka's death at face value. He died a hero, right? Not selling them out to the vamp with the best offer. But Flesh goes all Sherlock on them and finds Dimitri's secret passageway. He is the king of the former vampire nerds. Lucky goes with because smarts are sexy.
As if he wasn't already the worst, Dr. Shomoloke knows exactly where Dylan is and makes a beeline for the pre-teen vampire. The worst part is probably the fact that he promises her there won't be any experiments today. What have they been doing to this poor kid?
Flesh and the other rebels manage to make their way into Dimitri's tunnel system, but run face first into his sister and a really disgustingly deadly trap. Flesh tries to comfort Lucky but that really doesn't go well since all her friends were just murdered and it's a little bit his fault.
Note to self: do not piss off a supernaturally strong and very protective mother who is more than willing to rip your throat out with her bare hands. She will find you, even if she has to physically beat down a solid steel door to do so.
Solomenko has one more ace to play, though. You see, Dylan isn't like other vampires at all. She can't be changed back with a bite from her mother. He screwed with her DNA and made her some kind of crazy new vampire. Dylan doesn't really care. She bites him, then Vanessa shoots him a whole bunch of times before he can turn.
So what does that mean for mother and daughter? It looks like it's gonna be a long road ahead. Good thing we've got all season, right?