Subtitles section Play video Print subtitles [music playing] [knocking] -Well, well. [inaudible] spray. No pulse, you're good. -Come in. -Well, there are definitely more than last night. -A smile wouldn't kill them. -It's going to take time to drive out that mix of blood lust and attitude. -Wonderful news-- your fiancee, the princess Adze, will be presented to you in five minutes. I think it's time to ditch the breather trash, hm? -He can't force you into this engagement. Just don't show up. -She's Ramanga's daughter. I can't insult him. I need his support with the High Council. But I'll find a way to get rid of her. -We'll find a way. We're in this together. --[shouts] Message from Van Helsing. He's going to be late delivering the blood to feed the ferals. -Why aren't we upstairs? Why are we stuck in a classroom like a bunch of kids? -The Draculas are hosting an important ritual. -And they don't want us making the place look untidy. -Is that why we haven't got our blood? Vlad's too busy partying? -Our supplies have been delayed. -Not good enough. -A suit? -Well, jeans and a T-shirt would have been seen as disrespectful. Are you sure you want to be here for this? -Are you kidding? I want to get a proper look at the competition. -There is no competition. -Right answer. COUNT: [laughing] A great day, old friend! -Hm, the first step in joining together of two noble houses. COUNT: Ah! Bueno. -Is this seat taken? -It is now? -Unless my senses deceive me, that perfume you're wearing-- -Is distilled from the flower of The Deadly Nightshade. -The Deadly Nightshade is the emblem of my clan. -Really? I had no idea. [trumpets] -I present Princess Adze. [music playing] COUNT: Absolutely charming! You're a fortunate man, Vlad. [applause] [applause] [applause] -Now remember, the chosen couple must not meet again until the blood tea ceremony tomorrow night. So, what do you think of your new consort? No need to answer. I can see the desire in your eyes. [laughing] -What's the blood tea ceremony? -Just part of the process. All show, no substance, just like my engagement. -There's a problem with the ferals. [bats squeaking] -Some of them have tried to raid the school nature club. They're desperate for a feed. I can't contain them for much longer. VLAD: I'm sorry, do you want to go back to dossing about in abandoned buildings and feeding off stray cats? Because, if you want a life here, the only way it's going to work is if you listen to Bertrand and me. -If you can't deliver I'll find my own food. -Lose the attitude Ryan. -Stay out of it, breather! -What are you talking about? VLAD: It's not funny, Ryan. [hissing] -OK, bad joke. Chill out. VLAD: [inaudible] -Yeah, well, persuading slayers to donate their blood is turning out to be a lot tougher than we thought. -We'll have to introduce the soya blood earlier than I planned. I'll get Renfield to start producing. We're going to need volume. -What's this I hear about your-- your fiance? -She's not my fiance. Bertrand, I'm going to need you to do some digging on Adze. [music playing] -It's all going to plan. Nobody suspects a thing. -What are you doing in here? -Fancy a walk after dinner? -Who was with you? I thought I heard voices. -Nope, it's just me. -Let's get back to class. Can't have you lot roaming around. [music playing] -You look positively malevolent. -You say the nicest things. -Eyes full of treachery, lips as cold as the grave. Did I do something wrong? -On the contrary, you've done nothing. You agreed to help me get a seat on the High Council. -I will. You have my word. -As what? An evil, duplicitous vampire noble? Hardly a cast iron guarantee, is it? I think actions speak so much louder than words. -Don't think you're meant to be up here. -I heard there was a party. Thought I might crash it. -Party? I wish. Just my brother's boring engagement. -Well maybe we ca liven it up a bit? -You love to stir things, don't you? -It's part of my charm! [door creaking] -Go. -Adze's ancestry is without blemish. She's the direct descendant of numerous kings and princes going back centuries. On paper she's the perfect match for you. -Perfect? She wouldn't be interested in Vlad if he wasn't the chosen one. VLAD: Hm, thanks. -I mean she's a mercenary, total grave digger. Nail her in a coffin and post her somewhere sunny. -If there are no skeletons in her cupboard, we create one. JONNO: And we catch it on digital camera? -Show the video to Ramanga and the Count. VLAD: Adze's disgraced, and it's bye, bye engagement. Sounds good to me. ERIN: Usually my feminist principals would have me questioning such a chauvinistic plan. But, in this case-- -I'll give it a go. -What, you think I'm punching above my weight? -Before the peace, she was a traditional vampire. Now, offer her dinner, and you could be on the menu. -Look, I'm a trained slayer. I can look after myself. Look, I want to do this. Vlad and Erin's relationship represents the future for vamps and breathers. I won't let anything destroy them. -No, it's too dangerous. -He'll be fine. Like he said, he can handle himself. -If anything goes wrong, you know what I'm saying? Better dead than undead? No offense. -None taken. -All right. -Good evening, Princess. For you. -You know, if I touch them they'll wither and die. -Not these. They've been dipped in liquid nitrogen. Like you, their beauty is frozen in time. Well, are you enjoying your visit? -It has its attractions. -Yeah, this is quite an interesting old building. -Look into my eyes. Deeper. -She's going in for the kill. -We just have to sneak one shot. ANZE: Look deeper. ERIN: Vlad. Vlad! -OK, get in there. -Well, Jonno, there you are. Your mom's on the phone. -A sensitive vampire, who knew? -It's about dignity. -Jonno put his life on the line and you're worried about your feelings? -We're busy, Dad. COUNT: Well take a moment to insure those sewer rats who attend your school leave the premises before sunrise. I found her vagabond brother dossing under my desk. And if I find him there again he'll be undead meat. Well, not long now until the blood tea ceremony. Your time's almost up. -What did he mean? -Ignore him. But, if Ryan's taken to wandering about the school, we need to find him before the breather kids arrive. -I'll track him down. -Not on your own. -Uh, I can look after myself. And you need to concentrate on getting rid of Adze. -You haven't told her what the blood tea ceremony really means, have you? -No need. It's not going to happen. -All fixed. [music playing] [knocking] -Enter. -Princess, Vladimir Dracula sent me to see if there's anything you need. -I need distraction. RAMANGA: I mentioned your candidacy to the president, and for the next 10 minutes I couldn't get a word out of him because he was laughing so hard. -Ugh! -It's going to take a while. You'll be overturning centuries of tradition. -You've got two weeks. -So delightfully unreasonable. -I just have faith in your powers of persuasion. -Hm. -The rewards will be great for both of us. Are you spying on me? -I like to think of it as looking out for you. He's got to be 600 if he's a decade. INGRID: Apparently he's 515, unless you think he lies about his age. I'm playing the long game. You wouldn't understand. -Well, you might be surprised. The "Magnus Fabula?" -It's the history of the High Council, so I'll know if Ramanga is lying to me. So I don't need looking out for. -Yeah, but isn't it good to know you've got backup just in case? -Ryan? Sorry. -[laughs] [shouting] [music playing] ANZE: [laughing] Could you teach me? [laughing] -You've just been fed. -Bottle fed, like a baby! -They could hand you over to the slayers for this. -Better not tell anyone, then. Brutal. -Why won't you listen to Vlad? You'd have a much better life. -Vlad! Why do you think he's so special? He's about to dump you for a princess. -You are where of the allegations Vladimir has made against you? -Well can you off any defense? -I was alone and bored? -[sighs] -What? So you threw yourself at my friend?