New Breed, New Blood

Pilot episode

We played the pilot episode of “New Breed, New Blood”.

Scenes

Prologue

Focus:Plot
Location:Mine elevator entrance
Agenda:Vampire hunters take down a target.
Summary:Miners exiting the lift at shift change. Three figures move from the fence, one points, another takes down one of the miners with a crossbow bolt.

Scene 1

Focus:

Character

Location:

Operations room

Agenda:

Discuss role of protagonists in Newbury Commission.

Cast:

All protagonists, MacAllister

Summary:

Debriefing leads to argument between Boris and Macallister about handling of previous missions.

Stakes:
  • Boris: Do I convince MAcAllister to take our team on the next primary run? (no)
  • Producer: Does MacAllister figure Fanny is behind the push? (yes)

Scene 2

Focus:

Plot

Location:

Alley near Edinburgh Castle; Hospital at the Commission.

Agenda:

Reveal new vampire behaviour.

Cast:

All protagonists, MacAllister, Dougal

Summary:

On the streets in the morning, Boris is attacked from an alley in daylight and wounded to the arm; Mary is sure assailant was a vampire. At the hospital at Commission base, Dougal asks for explanation of incident.

Stakes:
  • Fanny: Do I realise the injury is not caused by usual vampire? (no)
  • Producer: Does the Commission dismiss Mary’s vision? (yes)

Scene 3

Focus:

Character

Location:

Informal quarters

Agenda:

The B team re-establish their bonds.

Cast:

All protagonists, Dougal

Summary:

Dougal checks in on B team to see Boris; they discuss significance of daylight attack.

Stakes:
  • Mary: Is Boris assigned to the next hunt mission? (yes)
  • Producer: Does Boris get sent for long recuperation at the hospital? (no)

Scene 4

Focus:

Plot

Location:

Commission laboratory

Agenda:

Sample from Boris’s wound is examined.

Cast:

Fanny, science wonks

Summary:

Fanny discusses wound with laboratory technician and preliminary investigation of sample.

Stakes:
  • Fanny: Does the scientist describe a potential weakness of new breed vampires? (yes)
  • Producer: Does Fanny inadvertantly mention the sample came from Boris? (no)

Scene 5

Focus:

Character

Location:

Wallis’s lair

Agenda:

Fanny and Wallis discuss latest vampire news.

Cast:

Fanny, Wallis

Summary:

Fanny visits Wallis in what is obviously a regular notes-comparison exercise on movements in the vampire community. Wallis probes Fanny’s interest in the eternal life of a vampire.

Stakes:
  • Fanny: Does the news of new breed vampires provoke a reaction from Wallis? (no)
  • Producer: Does Fanny admit she’s more interested in vampire way of life than in weaknesses? (yes)

Scene 6

Focus:

Plot

Location:

Sewerage tunnel mouth

Agenda:

The combined teams conduct a raid on a vampire nest.

Cast:

All protagonists, MacAllister, three unknown new-breed vampires

Summary:

Mary and Fanny wait at sewer mouth as the sounds of fierce battle draw closer. Fanny monitors instruments and prepares weapons, Mary prepares vision enhancement goggles. The battle breaks from the tunnel and bursts onto the beach, but Mary is distracted by three cloaked figures watching from the cliff top with a red aura in her vision.

Stakes:
  • Boris: Does my performance in the battle impress MacAllister? (yes)
  • Producer: Is Mary physically prevented from revealing her vision to the Commission? (no)

Scene 7

Focus:

Character

Location:

Boris’s apartment, flashback to Russia

Agenda:

Boris muses about the events of the episode.

Cast:

Boris, Vladimir

Summary:

Boris changes his bandages but realises the wound is already closed. He flashes back to russia with uncle Vlad, who discusses a prophecy of the vampires.

Stakes:
  • Boris: Do I deny the significance of the prophecy in light of these changes? (no)
  • Producer: Does Boris recognise the prophecy speaks of current events? (yes)

Teaser

Focus:Plot
Location:Wallis’s lair entrance
Agenda:New breed confront Wallis.
Cast:New-breed vampires, Wallis
Summary:Wallis returning to his lair is ambushed at the entrance by a smaller figure, who overpowers him and drags him away saying “Now we’re going to have a little chat”.

Next time on …

  • Fanny, wounded on a cobbled street.
  • Wallis, chained to a wall with head down.
  • Boris awakens sweating from a nightmare.

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