We've been following this project since it was first announced that an adaptation of Kelley Armstrong's novel Bitten was in the works. And now, here it is! Check back weekly for episode recaps from Jackie Lester the day after the show airs in the U.S. on SyFy (and remember that in Canada the show will be airing a couple days earlier, on Saturdays on Space). Catch up with recaps for recent episodes1x05, 1x06, 1x07, 1x08, 1x09, 1x10, and 1x11.
Note: This post contains SPOILERS for all aired episodes of Bitten, including last night's Season 1, Episode 12, “Caged.” Enjoy!
Elena, in the dress she’d slipped on post-change in the last episode, runs from her apartment building and hops into Clay’s SUV. She’s just about to start the vehicle when someone raps on the window: Nick. He and Jeremy have arrived. Elena gives Jeremy a big hug and hurriedly tells them about Olson stabbing Philip, saying an ambulance is on the way and probably the police too. She lets them know the mutts have taken Clay. Jeremy tells her about the signs of attack at Logan and Rachel’s, with no clue to where they’ve gone. Elena wants to split up and “track the mutts,” but Nick says they “could be anywhere by now.” Jeremy tells Elena that Santos won’t permanently harm Clay until he’s gotten what he wants; Elena doesn’t want to hedge bets where Clay’s life is concerned. Jeremy says they “have to work together on this.” He knows that as soon as Santos gets his hands on Elena, it will be game over for Clay. Jeremy tells Elena to go back to Stonehaven in the truck with Nick where they’ll reconvene for planning and they all depart.
At a rundown barn, Clay is strung up by his hands. He looks to be a little groggy still. Santos, on the other hand, is morbidly gleeful as he hits the two ends of a pair of jumper cables (that are connected to a battery) together to create sparks. Santos, smiling, says “Ready to make some noise, Clayton,” then applies the jumper cables to Clay’s stomach. Clay doesn’t flinch, prompting Victor Olson to comment “You’re going to need a bigger battery.” Santos makes a snide comment about not needing Olson for “roadside assistance” then orders him to go contact Marsten and Leblanc to let they’re at the barn. Olson tries to give Santos a bit more advice about torture, as only a psychopath can. Santos isn’t interested, though, saying there’s more to it than just getting Clay to talk; “it’s about respect.” He connects the clamps to Clay’s torso, this time for a little longer and providing Santos with the first cries of pain from Clay. Olson, continuing to offer his unwanted opinion, thinks Santos is kidding himself that he’s doing this for respect. Instead, it’s looking more like revenge.
[A dish best served bloody?...]