Castlevania Season 4, Episode 2 recap: Having the World

Castlevania -- Courtesy of Netflix -- Acquired via Netflix Media Center
Castlevania -- Courtesy of Netflix -- Acquired via Netflix Media Center /

Episode 402 of Netflix series Castlevania doesn’t offer many new surprises, but it does move the story along in its own way. You still have Hector (Theo James) as a slave to the vampire sisters, with Lenore (Jessica Brown Findlay) regarding him as a lover and, awkwardly, as sort of a loyal pet. However, Hector hides a (probably magical) stone inside of a crack in the castle wall, suggesting he may have tricks up his sleeve. It also seems that Hector might be among various characters seeking to resurrect Dracula (Graham McTavish).

Meanwhile, Lenore indicates that she still has faith in sister Carmilla (Jaime Murray) and her plan, believing it buys the sisterhood security for hundreds of years. However, Carmilla is losing patience with Hector, who she suspects is stalling in the construction of a special, magic hammer. Hector says his magic must be channeled through a special instrument, in his case, a hammer, and it requires careful efforts to make it work correctly. Still, his slowness gives Carmilla an opportunity to discuss details of her plan for world domination (Carmilla says “Having the world will be enough”). However, in a bit of a Castlevania twist, Lenore almost seems reluctant about her sister’s quest for global dictatorship.

Castlevania introduces Zamfir

Castlevania hasn’t forgotten about Trevor (Richard Armitage) and Sypha (Alejandra Reynoso), who in this episode wind up fighting assorted night creatures in an abandoned farm. They are watched by vampires Varney (Malcolm McDowell) and Ratko (Titus Welliver), though we do not quite know their full intent, it doesn’t seem to bode well for the future of mankind. Fortunately, Trevor and Sypha get surprise assistance from Târgoviște’s Underground Court (though two of the fighters et their heads bitten off!). The scene further establishes Varney and Ratko, as well as Trevor and Sypha’s fighting skills.

However, one of the main developments is the introduction of Zamfir (Toks Olagundoye). Zamfir is a leading protector of Târgoviște, and we see firsthand her survival skills, seemingly equal to Trevor and Sypha’s. Finally, as Trevor and Sypha leave the barn, Trevor takes a glowing rock from one of the slain inside the barn. Unsure of what it does, he still feels it might prove valuable in the future. Not much else happens in the episode, but it is quite action-packed.

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