V-Wars Recap: Someone to Rely On

December 6, 2019
Jonathon Wilson 0
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“The Night Is Darkening Round Me” introduces a grim development as vampires are rounded up in internment camps, and Luther finds an ally in Jimmy.

This recap of V-Wars Season 1, Episode 7, “The Night is Darkening Round Me”, contains spoilers. You can check out our thoughts on the previous episode by clicking these words.

Let’s recap: Luther (Ian Somerhalder) is looking for Dez (Kyle Breitkopf), who is turning, but a mysterious pursuer is looking for Luther without his knowledge. Dez, following Teresa’s death and his being left to his own devices, turns to his mother, who later lies about his whereabouts. V-Wars Episode 7 confirms what I already knew: I don’t particularly like her.

At least Luther has an ally in Jimmy (Michael Greyeyes), now free of the undercover biker subplot, and working for the FBI, who have been kept out of the operation by General May (Jonathan Higgins) and the DNS. Now people are being rounded up and taken to internment camps, which is not a good look. Luther and Jimmy decide to stop by Rachel’s house, where she has shot a DNS agent and hurried away with Dez.

The Bloods have a lot on their plate in “The Night Is Darkening Round Me”, as the government is mobilizing against them. Michael (Adrian Holmes) has a plan but Dani (Kimberly-Sue Murray) thinks it isn’t ambitious enough. Kaylee (Jacky Lai) also runs into the vampire gang in V-Wars Episode 7, but first impressions aren’t exactly great for her since she gets tortured.

In a dark closer, Luther and Jimmy manage to track Dez to an internment camp, “one step away from mass executions”. It’s a grim development for V-Wars Season 1, Episode 7 to take, echoing currently political catastrophes in the show’s typically unsubtle and inconsistent way. But take some solace in the fact that V-Wars actually has ideas, even if it doesn’t necessarily know what to do with them.

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