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Abandon All Hope is the tenth and final episode of the third season, and the 22nd episode overall, of Netflix's original series, Castlevania.

Synopsis

With the portal to hell open, Trevor and Sypha must battle an onslaught. Meanwhile, the Judge shares a disturbing legacy, and Hector learns his fate.

Plot

Unknown Location

Isaac is exploring the tower and finds a room filled with floating mirror shards. When put together, they form a giant mirror, perfect for teleporting an army. Isaac commands his night creatures to kill the survivors but not to destroy the city, in case it receives new occupants.

Lindenfeld

Trevor, Sypha and Saint Germain can't believe what they're seeing; it's a portal to Hell. Before Saint Germain can close the portal, the Visitor breaks free and countless of night creatures come out. Trevor and Sypha are back to back, trying to dispatch the monsters. Seeing his opportunity, Saint Germain attempts to close the portal.

Meanwhile, Sala tries to escape, but not before getting stopped by the Judge. Nonetheless, the monk is more crafty and manages to fatally stab the Judge in the abdomen. With his dying breath, he warns Sala that there's nowhere for him to run. The only way to evade capture is to follow the path to the Judge's apple tree. Sala is confused, why would the Judge help him? Even so, he heeds his advice leaving a dying Judge behind.

Killing the Visitor is becoming quite difficult for the young Belmont as such, leaving him no choice but to use both of his whips. Saint Germain realizes the creature's goal to bring back Dracula. He jumps on to the Visitor's head and smashes his crystal into one of its eyes. The beast shows Saint Germain what he wants to see –the portal with the mysterious woman– and he quickly jumps in. With one blow, Trevor manages to destroy the night creature. Saint Germain closes the corridor and thanks Trevor and Sypha for their help.

Sypha spots the dying Judge; he tells them he killed Sala and where they can find him. With his last breath, the Judge asks Sypha to burn his house down.

Sala manages to find the apple tree, but falls into a pit filled with spikes, killing him on the spot. When Trevor and Sypha find Sala's body, they also discover countless human bones. Suspicious of the Judge, they explore his home only to find a room filled with children's shoes. It seems the Judge had his little pleasures. Trevor and Sypha burn down the house and leave Lindenfeld, with Sypha vowing to never, ever return.

As they drive out in their wagon, a new darkness has settled on them. A haunted Sypha asks how things went so wrong; Trevor sullenly replies that for the last few weeks, they have been living in "her world", where monster hunting is a thrilling adventure, filled with a righteous sense of victory.  Now - for the moment at least - they are living in his and his family's world: a world where they fight the monsters because they have no other choice, but should know better than to expect any kind of moral clarity, let alone any sense of vindication, where the people they defend are just as vicious and cruel as the monsters they are being saved from.

Dracula's Castle

Alucard struggles against the magical binds. Taka and Sumi believe he has been playing with them, not teaching them any magic or how the castle moves. Alucard can't believe that his students have betrayed him. Before they can stake him, he uses his mental connection to his sword and slits their throats. Alucard can't help but grieve. As he enters the castle after gathering food, he darkly remarks to himself that if he wanted to keep visitors away, he could have hung a "keep out" sign, but "this seemed to work well enough, for dead old dad."  - referring to the fresh corpses of Taka and Sumi, impaled on stakes outside the front door.

Their betrayal has changed Alucard, who feels himself going down the same path as his father.

Carmilla's Castle

The sisters have perfected their plan, including Lenore, who walks in with an obedient Hector. Thanks to the slave ring - duplicates of which have been forged for the other sisters, the night creatures that Hector forges will be automatically loyal to Lenore and to whoever wears the rings, including Carmilla. Hector has become Lenore's pet, a status that outrages him, but Lenore assures him that he will find his new accommodations - a nice cottage attached to the castle, good food, and plenty of sex with her in a big, soft bed - a vast improvement.

Cast

Quotes

Isaac: If I have to call you "Sir", I am going to give up and live in a ghost town with a mad magician woman who will probably eat my eyes while I sleep.
Trevor: He was the Judge. And he found his little pleasures.

Gallery

Trivia

  • The title of this episode is a reference to Canto III from Inferno by Dante Alighieri, where the author passes through the gate of Hell, which bears an inscription ending with the famous phrase "Abandon all hope, ye who enter here".
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