Please note that this preview doesn’t include any major spoilers, but if you’d rather know nothing about the episode then come back after you’ve watched it.
After last week’s glorious return of Herrick to the series, one of the reasons the flashbacks which open each episode are proving to be more than just gimmicks, this time we glimpse some of the back story of the mysterious Kemp.
Sticking to my promise not to spoil these episodes I won’t go into detail here, but it’s an introduction which more than explains Kemp’s hatred towards vampire kind, even if the details of the lead up to the events are left unclear.
In the present, Mitchell is still struggling with his addiction to blood, Lucy seemingly his only hope if he’s going to continue to abstain. Lucy, of course, is torn between caring for Mitchell and following Kemp’s cause.
It’s a shame that while every other character seems to get some light shed on their actions, Lucy remains something of a mystery. Then again, it’s arguable that we’re being fed too much information of the others and that there’s something to be said for keeping us in the dark.