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     Chapter 25: Dead Road 
The vamily is attacked during the day by forces unknown. After fleeing the destroyed club, they regroup at Jasper's haven.

  • Action Bomb: The episode opens with the burning down of the coterie's headquarters and primary haven.
  • All Your Base Are Belong to Us: The attackers successfully destroy the PC's home base.
  • And That's Terrible: Sachez and Rychek couldn't care less about Kindred dealing drugs.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: The mysterious Lasombra kicks the curb with our heroes before vanishing.
  • The Dragon: The Lasombra woman is Vannevar's Scourge.
  • Gas Leak Cover Up: The destruction of Victor's haven is blamed on one of these.
  • Kick the Dog: Jasper commits the ultimate sin among Kindred by diablerizing a vampire of his clan.
  • Hidden Agenda Villain: Who attacked the PCs is not readily apparent. It was Vannevar Thomas but we don't know who his Scourge is.
  • Horror Hunger: The Beast plays a prominent role in this episode.
  • Hypocrite: Jasper's criticism of Nelli G becomes this after he commits dialberie.
  • Magical Library: Jasper keeps one of these in his haven.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: Sanchez and Rychek.
  • Shame If Something Happened: The Camarilla agents suggest this is what will happen if the Anarchs keep riling things up.
  • The Siege: The Maharaja Nightclub is burned down to ground.
  • Those Two Guys: Sanchez and Rychek.
  • Tragic Keepsake: Jasper keeps one of these in his picture of Chloe.
  • Trash the Set: An Irony in that they get miniatures made of the club with their characters, only to burn down the club in-universe.
  • Watching Troy Burn: The player characters witness their nighclub home base burn to the ground.
  • Weakened by the Light: The attack on the club is extra dangerous because it's during the daytime.
  • Wham Line: After receiving a photo of the Lasombra, Fionrenza gives one response.
    • Another one happens later.
    "I don't think [Vannevar Thomas] cares about the Masquerade anymore."

     Chapter 26: Love and Fear 

Mark finally discovers the truth while Eva and Jasper do NOT go on a date.

  • Brainwashed and Crazy: What everyone is afraid will happen to Mark if he becomes a ghoul. In the end he becomes one to Annabelle.
  • Breather Episode: This episode resolves entirely around chatting with the group and their allies.
  • Daddy Had a Good Reason for Abandoning You: Mark finds out about his father being a vampire and the dangers it brings.
  • Exact Words: Jasper explains that he used to keep his fellow Kindred in his haven prisoner. He neglects to mention he fed on them or that he's a diablerist.
  • Expy: Archangel is one for the Deb of Night from Bloodlines.
  • Greek Chorus: Archangel relates the events of previous episodes on-air, in public to the people of Los Angeles with barely disguised metaphors.
  • I Did What I Had to Do: Victor is unrepentant about keeping Mark in the dark, saying it was for his own protection.
  • Internal Reveal:
    • Mark finds out about the existence of vampires.
    • Nelli G finds out a bit more about the Lasombra in 5E and how some are defecting to the Camarilla.
  • It's Not You, It's My Enemies: Annabelle says this was the reason that she stayed away from Mark for months.
  • Killed to Uphold the Masquerade: What the fear for Mark is. He becomes a ghoul.
  • Nightmare Fetishist: Jasper takes Eva on a tour of his haven, dungeon included. They end up touring the Labyrinth. Then they possibly have sex.
  • Passing the Torch: Abrams alludes to wanting to give Nelli G the Hollywood Barony after he's been Beckoned.
  • Sadistic Choice: Mark must either be ghouled, Embraced, or mind-wiped.
  • Suspiciously Specific Denial: Jasper denies he's going on a date with Eva. He is.
  • Tome of Eldritch Lore: The Second Inquisition has a copy of the Book of Nod.

     Chapter 27: Dancing with the Devil 

The team opens Victor's newest nightclub and have a number of unwelcome guests.

  • Armor-Piercing Question: By Annabelle to Chelsea.
    "So, do you like being a ghoul?"
  • The Beautiful Elite: All of Hollywood's show up at the club for the night.
  • Bookcase Passage: Sanchez compares Victor's secret passages to this.
  • Breather Episode: The entire episode is just the opener of the Maharani.
  • Broken Masquerade: A low-level version as Jasper's compulsion forces him out onto the open dance floor.
  • Co-Dragons: Vannevar Thomas is revealed to have a brother and sister pair as one of these.
  • The Dead Can Dance: More or less the theme of the episode.
  • Enemy Mine: Gregory is attempting to set the Second Inquisition against the 'Black Tower.'
  • Explain, Explain... Oh, Crap!: A humorous example as Annabelle talks about how she's gotten together back with Mark only to realize how terrible it sounds.
  • Friendly Neighborhood Vampire: Chelsea decides the group is a bunch of these. This is due to Nelli G showering her with gifts, Annabelle offering her a way out, and the Bad Boss history she has with Chaz.
  • Implied Death Threat: The Lasombra make a number of these.
  • Involuntary Dance: Nelli is forced to have one of these with Aurora.
  • Kirk Summation: by Jasper about Annabelle's actions in the previous episode.
    "So Mark showed up, you told him everything, and you made him a ghoul?"
  • Mundane Utility: Victor uses his Dominate to get the majority of the crowd to have an enormously good time.
  • Playing Both Sides: Gregory continues to work with the Second Inquisition.
  • Truce Zone: Victor attempts to make the Maharani one of these.
  • Vampire Dance: All of the undead in the Valley cut a rug on the floor.
  • Vampires Own Nightclubs: The Maharani is a bigger and more secure version of the Maharaja.
  • Villains Out Shopping: Aurora and Rodrigo are the Lasombra Scourges who show up to dance.

     Chapter 28: Swimming with the Sharks 

The vamily attempts to negotiate with the Prince's Scourges, only to find themselves in epic battle.

  • An Offer You Can't Refuse: The vamily believes they are giving Sanchez one of these. He Took a Third Option He's still captured by the Scourges.
    • The Second Inquisition offers Fiona this. She refuses anyway.
  • "Ass" in Ambassador: The player characters attempt to negotiate with the Scourges, only to be rebuffed. Justified as they're not here as friends to the coterie but to Take Sanchez prisoner.
  • Bad Boss: It's revealed that Vannevar wants Sanchez killed for trying to negotiate with the Anarchs.
  • Brother-Sister Team: It is revealed Rodrigo and Aurora are one of these.
  • Distressed Dude: Mark is captured by Aurora before they manage to rescue him, only to have them capture Jasper instead.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: Mark is intensely jealous of Rodrigo's dance with Annabelle. This is due to the vampire blood in his veins.
  • Horror Hunger: Jasper attempts to diablerize Aurora. He fails.
  • The Load: Mark proves useless in a fight and quickly gets taken hostage.
  • Out-of-Character Moment: Mark and Annabelle are polyamorous and open with their relationship. The blood makes him possessive and angry over her. He doesn't like this at all.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: Sanchez prefers flight over joining the Anarchs.
  • Ship Tease: Between Mark and Chelsea.
  • Truce Zone: Victor's attempt to make his haven into this fails miserably.

     Chapter 29: Play the Devil 
The Camarilla's leadership in L.A. meets to discuss the various doings in the city.

  • Aristocrats Are Evil: Everyone at the table is upper class and awful. Including Ib.
  • Bad Boss: Vannevar Thomas executes Sanchez out of pique.
  • Bait-and-Switch: Garrick hides the fate of Jasper and Sanchez so the audience can think they're alright. They're not.
  • Blood Knight: The two Scourges are considered this by Garrick.
  • Blue Bloods: All of them at the Camarilla table.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: Fiona manages to use this to escape the Second Inquisition.
  • The Caligula: Vannevar Thomas has degenerated into this.
  • Dramatic Irony: Therese, a Malkavian, comments on how Vannevar is clearly losing his mind.
  • The Dragon: Ib becomes Vannevar's new Sheriff.
  • Evil Plan: Ib concocts one to destroy the coterie.
  • Face–Heel Turn: Ib has been Embraced by the Lasombra and is now the new Sheriff.
  • Hope Spot: Garrick keeps it from the audience That Sanchez and Jasper have been captured for the first part of the video.
  • Kick the Dog: Suzanne kills her vessel for the evening without thought.
  • Magicians Are Wizards: Garrick has this quality about him and is apparently a former Stage Magician with a continued interest in the subject.
  • Only Sane Man:
    • Ib proves to be this as she's about the only member of the Camarilla coterie willing to work around Vannevar's insanity.
    • Ironically, this isn't true as Therese (A MALKAVIAN) is the only one to actively comment on Vannevar's lunacy.
  • Rogue Agent: Subverted. Garrick assumes the Lasombra Brother-Sister Team is this. Vannevar makes it clear he's the one who ordered them to burn down a dozen Anarch nightclubs.
  • Sanity Slippage: Vannevar Thomas is angry, petulant, rash, and close to frenzy the entire discussion.
  • Skewed Priorities: Garrick is more concerned about dealing with the insurance companies than the Anarchs.
  • Smug Snake: Garrick is every bit as bad, if not worse, than Chaz.
  • Ungrateful Bastard: Garrick is Vannevar's Primogen and a well-respected court member, who casually robs the Prince of a priceless stone tablet.

     Chapter 30: Beauty and Decay 
Suzanne uses a Memorium to journey back into the past and relive the French Revolution.

  • And You Were There: The cast of the Modern Day take on the roles of past Kindred with B.D. Walters as Karsh, Cynthia Marie as Lucita, Erika Ishii as Marie Antoinette, and Alexander Ward as Francois Villon.
  • Aristocrats Are Evil: A literal example as the French Camarilla and Marie Antoinette are portrayed as monsters.
  • Asshole Victim: Marie Antoinette is one of these.
  • Badass Baritone: B.D. Walters puts on one of these as Karsh and is awesome.
  • Bad Boss: Francois Villon shows absolutely no care for his ghouls and even rejoices in their murder.
  • Beethoven Was an Alien Spy: Marie Antoinette was a ghoul to Francois Villon.
  • Brainless Beauty: Marie Antoinette is portrayed by Erika Ishii as a Dumb Blonde and Blondes Are Evil.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: Francois Villon has a bunch of his ghoul servants killed for flimsy pretexts.
  • Eldritch Location: The Labyrinth underneath Versailles.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Suzanne and Vannevar are revolted by the behavior on display at Versailles.
  • Ignored Expert: Vannevar Thomas survived the American Revolution and came to inform Francois Villon that one is imminent in France.
  • Instantly Proven Wrong: Francois Villon puts down the idea of revolution, only for an assault to take place on the palace.
  • Kick the Dog: Karsh, Lucita, and Francois Villon murder a bunch of ghouled servants for almost no reason.
  • Oh, Crap!: Gregory has this reaction when he finds out that the kidnapped Firstlight officer knows he gave Fiona up to the Second Inquisition.
  • Torches and Pitchforks: The peasants mass into a mob of these to strike at the vampires inside Versailles.
  • The Revolution Will Not Be Civilized: The revolutionaries are being aided by the Sabbat.
  • Vampire Vannabe: Marie Antoinette is a 17th century version of this.

     Chapter 31: Hollywood Ending 
In Hollywood, where all the lights are low and truth's as rare as the winter sow.
Sleater Kinney, Hollywood Ending

The vamily mounts an attack on the Hollywood sign to rescue Jasper.

  • Ambiguous Situation: Did Ib intend to help the vamily or was she leading them into a trap?
  • Big Damn Heroes: The vamily attack the Hollywood sign to rescue Jasper.
  • Bittersweet Ending: The vamily rescues Jasper but have lost many of their allies in the process.
  • Broke Your Arm Punching Out Cthulhu:
    • The vamily all survived but some were close to Final Death and suffered serious losses in the process.
    • The Valkyries gang, a bunch of Action Girl Badasses got slaughtered fighting a "monster."
  • Crucified Hero Shot: Jasper is mounted on top of the Hollywood sign for the sun.
  • Gunship Rescue: The player characters only succeed because of their use of a helicopter.
  • Internal Reveal: Gregory reveals that he's been working with the Second Inquisition against Fiona to Nelli G.
  • The Load: Victor keeps Mark locked up in the club during the evenings to prevent him from being a Distressed Dude.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: Annabelle has this reaction when she finds out the Valkyries have been wiped out.
  • Logical Weakness: Victor Temple uses the spotlights on Griffith Observatory to remove the shadows of the Lasombra Scourges.
  • Monumental Damage: The Hollywood sign is damaged during the battle against the Camarilla's forces.
  • Never Found the Body: The vamily isn't sure if they killed Rodrigo or not.
  • Playing Both Sides: Ib tells the vamily where they can find Jasper.
  • Pyrrhic Victory: The Valkyries destroyed much of the Camarilla's hard cash and resources, but at the loss of nearly all of their members.
  • Skewed Priorities: Nelli G is very upset she broke a nail during the rescue. Annabelle, though she tries to hide it, is upset her jacket is destroyed.
  • Survivor Guilt: Jasper is not happy to find out people died for his rescue.
  • Was It Really Worth It??:
    • Jasper asks this if it was worth sacrificing Abrams' men to rescue him.
    • Annabelle has this reaction when she finds out the Valkyries were all killed but for Kasey and Sycorax.
  • Worth It: Kasey believes the Valkyries dying was worth it to destroy the Camarilla's stash houses.

     Chapter 32: Blood Divides 
The vamily recovers from the rescue of Jasper and seeks revenge.

  • Absentee Actor: Erika Ishii is at a convention so her character is written out for the session.
  • And Then What?: Jasper asks what they have planned if they drive out the Camarilla.
  • Arc Welding: All of the various factions are now joined together in search of the Labyrinth.
  • Cold Sniper: Kasey shoots Rodrigo from a distance while he's distracted.
  • Cool and Unusual Punishment: Gary loves to Troll Nelli G by forcing her to watch a Nosferatu fashion show. Eva is confused why this is a punishment.
  • Everyone Has Standards: Victor would gladly kill Fiona himself but doesn't want her falling into the hands of the Second Inquisition.
  • Evil Chancellor: Both Strauss and Suzanne have been carrying out the duties of the Prince with Vannevar's incapcitation.
  • Killed Off for Real: Rodrigo meets the Final Death here as part of an ambush by the team.
  • Internal Reveal:
    • Gary reveals that Vannevar Thomas has been suffering Sanity Slippage to the rest of the group.
    • Victor finds out that Ib is the Sheriff of LA.
  • Playing Both Sides: Ib uses the vamily to eliminate Rodrigo.
  • Plot Coupon: There's a mysterious box that Don Antonio and the Camarilla were both searching for. Our heroes get it first.
  • Puppet King: Vannevar Thomas is now this, having had all duties taken over Suzanne and Strauss.
  • Revenge:
    • Eva wants revenge on Strauss for past actions.
    • Kasey and the vamily put down Rodrigo for his part in the attacks on the team.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: Kasey is suffering serious Buyer's Remorse for joining the Anarch's struggle against the Camarilla.

     Chapter 33: Into the Night 
The vamily decides to finally investigate the Labyrinth.



     Chapter 34: Set Me Free  
Victor Temple has a meeting with Isaac Abrams then reunites with Ib.

  • Aloof Dark-Haired Girl: Averted by Ib as she's now much more personable.
  • Aw, Look! They Really Do Love Each Other: Ib reveals her friendship to Victor is real and she's done her best to run interference for him.

  • Blackmail: Isaac says that Victor's attempt to do that with the Second Inquisition was pointless. He was, however, impressed enough to give Victor the Valley.
  • Blatant Lies: Victor says that he has no idea what happened with the Scourge's disappearance.
  • Character Development: Ib's pesonality is much more on display now that she's no longer blood bound to Fionrenza.
  • Continuity Nod: They reference THE SACRIFICE chronicle from Chicago by Night 5th Edition.
  • Dude, Where's My Respect?: Averted. Victor has finally achieved enough successes that Isaac Abrams treats him like an equal.
  • Dropped a Bridge on Him: X's drum circle has apparently been destroyed.
  • Easily Forgiven: Averted. Victor and Isaac aren't 100% okay but are on professional terms.
  • Fate Worse than Death: What Victor thinks falling into the hands of the Second Inquisition is.
  • Good All Along: Ib reveals that she has always been on Victor's side and is more so than ever.
  • Friendly Enemies: Victor doesn't forgive Isaac Abrams for giving away his territory to Fiona but says it's not important now.
  • Keeping the Enemy Close: Why Isaac Abrams gave Fiona territory in the Valley.
  • The Mole: Isaac knows the Camarilla mole is not Victor, Nelli, or Abrams but trusts no one else.
  • Remember When You Blew Up a Sun?: Isaac points out that Victor can't lecture him on keeping it cool when he killed a Sheriff and Camarilla Scourge. It's not without some level of respect, though.
  • Not Me This Time: Isaac Abrams was involved in the Lasombra defection in Milan in some respect.
  • Space Cold War: What the truce with the Camarilla means for Los Angeles rather than genuine peace.
    "A cold war is still a war, Victor."
  • Uncertain Doom: X may have suffered one of these with Victor knowing the "pineapple" code was used.

     Chapter 35: Break the Silence 
Nelli G talks with Isaac Abrams and Gregory then has her meeting with Suzanne.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: Nelli G informs Gregory that he is this.
  • Grand Theft Me: Gregory is briefly possessed by Suzanne in order to relay a message. He is not happy about it.
  • Hazy Feel Turn: VV is hanging around with a Camarilla agent.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Gregory is now officially on the vamily's side.
  • Internal Reveal:
    • Gregory finds out about the Blood Bond.
    • Isaac points out that VV isn't his childe, just his adopted one.
  • Last Request: Isaac wants Nelli G to take over Hollywood from him after he's Beckoned.
  • Not Brainwashed: Gregory now follows Nelli G out of his own free will.
  • Out-of-Character Alert: Gregory notes that him gunning down his fellow agents in cold blood isn't like him.
  • Pet the Dog: Nelli G doesn't want Gregory to follow her because of the Blood Bond.
  • Secretly Dying: Isaac Abrams confirms that the Beckoning is getting stronger and he won't be able to resist it soon.
  • Ship Tease: It's implied Gregory is following Nelli in part because he's in love with her.

     Chapter 36: Shattered Faith 
Jasper and Eva have a talk. It is soon joined by Eva's sire.

     Chapter 37: Captain of my Soul 
Annabelle and Mark have a discussion with Nines.

     Chapter 38: Witching Time 
Jasper visits the Weird Sisters for a consultation.


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