Like so many other series, Van Helsing was not on the program schedule this fall. The fifth and final season will finally arrive this spring and SyFy announces the start of the broadcast for Friday, April 16.
This 13-episode and fifth season of Van Helsing is set to bring the story to its natural conclusion, its end being announced long before production begins. Their war against The Dark One (Tricia Helfer) is far from over, however.
Vanessa (Kelly Overton), Violet (Keeya King), and Jack (Nicole Munoz) must find their way to their enemy before they can confront her again. After the catastrophic events that concluded Season 4, all seem lost, but they can still muster their strength to resume the fight.
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In the cast of this season 5 of Van Helsing, we find Kelly Overton, Jonathan Scarfe, Tricia Helfer, Aleks Paunovic, Kim Coates, Keeya King, Nicole Munoz, Jesse Stanley, and Jennifer Cheon.
About Van Helsing season 4
At the heart of SyFy’s catalog, Van Helsing is certainly not the most noticed series. Yet while she is far from being free from some conspicuous flaws within the confines of her production, she is strangely more ambitious than average in her narrative structure.
Season 4 illustrates this again with its mythological tale expanding in new directions to better refocus on its issues when the time comes. We thus find Vanessa (Kelly Overton) who chose to change her approach after the death of Scarlett (Missy Peregrym) at the end of season 3. She still wants to eliminate the Dark One – who happens to be Dracula played by Tricia Helfer -, but she’s determined to stop killing. She wants to save the world.
It won’t be easy and the fact that the character is out for a good half of the season doesn’t help. Indeed, now scripted by Jonathan Walker, Van Helsing offers us a season 4 that is once again not afraid to part with its heroine, finding two replacements to fill the void.
Narratively speaking, this new batch of episodes therefore always alternates between points of view but especially abandons a notable number of characters midway through to better explore the history of vampires. At least, after some mistakes during the first mid-season. It was obvious that the new showrunner had to defuse situations set up by his predecessor and that he was in a hurry to introduce new faces.
We meet Jack (Nicole Munoz) and Violet (Keeya King), two young women who are destined to follow in Vanessa’s footsteps, but who are caught in situations even more complicated than her.
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Van Helsing has already developed her mythology well by exploring the past, but she still has many twists to unveil following this direction. If Jack and Violet, helped by Axel (Jonathan Scarfe) and Julius (Aleks Paunovic), are there to forge the future, it is once again in the origins of the Van Helsing that the season has managed to take root. The actions of ancestors force their descendants to continue a fight that should not have been theirs.
The series isn’t very much about metaphors and subtext, but this season 4 takes a stand in this idea of handing over responsibility from one generation to the next. It’s a subject with potential and it’s a shame that the show continues to encumber itself with supporting characters who are often too cartoonish to succeed in seriously exploiting its themes.
That said, it’s nice to see several recurring figures finally be eliminated this season – especially at the vampire level. After all, season 5 will be the last, so you might as well prepare the ground by doing the housework first.
This season 4 of Van Helsing has in any case been loaded with twists and revelations, even if it leaves a significant number of storylines unresolved. It was an uneven journey, but it has the merit of not following a predictable route, which allows the show to remain intriguing and still surprise on occasion, which is not a bad thing. Now, we can hope that the end will come to complete everything cleanly.