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I Have a Scheme is the fourth episode of the third season, and the 16th episode overall, of Netflix's original series, Castlevania.

Synopsis

Sumi and Taka share their history with Alucard. Also, Saint Germain gains entrance to the priory, and Isaac receives an icy welcome in Genoa.

Plot

Dracula's Castle

Taka and Sumi are looking at Alucard's puppets, which are based on his friends, Trevor and Sypha, prompting Taka to asks how long Alucard has been alone in the castle. However, he's unaware of how much time has passed since he last saw his friends.

Sumi starts to tell her and Taka's lives at Chō's secret fortress in Northern Japan. Even though countless vampire hunters came to take Chō's head, they were no match for the ruthless vampire. Not only that, but her human slaves had to watch how each hunter fell to their knees in defeat. However, little did Chō know that Taka and Sumi were watching her, studying how she lived, studying how she fought, learning from her every victory, memorizing her every weakness.

Their lives became nothing but the development of plans to end their master, but when Chō left to join Dracula's war court, Sumi and Taka escaped the compound. They killed all of Chō's guards and freed the prisoners. But knowing that Chō would return, Sumi and Taka left the country to hunt their former master. But even though she's already dead, another vampire will take her place, and their freedom will mean nothing. As such, they need Alucard to help them fight the creatures of the night.

Carmilla's Castle

Striga and Morana are a bit wary of Carmilla's plan. The lovers reminisce about how they came together, including the bad times. Striga believes it would be hard to execute Carmilla's plan. If the plan would to succeed, they would be in control of an entire empire, ruled by four women.

Lenore once again visits Hector. She gives him one shiny red apple if he answers her question. But before Lenore can ask, Hectors cuts her off and reveals that he knows why Carmilla is keeping him alive. Now that she confirmed Hector's suspicion, she asks her question: what would Hector like? Which he answers: shoes. Lenore has another question: what was Dracula going to give him?

Hector's reward for helping Dracula was his freedom, to be spared from the slaughter. His answer made Lenore wonder if Hector was expecting a prize to be presented to him for his deeds.

Lindenfeld

Saint Germain gains entrance to the monastery. However, the monks don't trust him. Even though Saint Germain has access to the priory, he can't stop sucking up to the monk, which the latter finds it to be patronizing. While inside, Saint Germain notices the feces, blood, and bugs crawling around.

Before he can start looking through the pile of books, Sala returns and spouts how the night creatures actually bring light. The prior's words scare Saint Germain, and he questions the monk's loyalty to God. Even so, he's fascinated with Sala. Even wondering how the preacher came to the symbol on his armband. It seems those who bore witness to the Visitor –night creature that appears in episode three– wear it because it gave it to them, it's its mark. However, Saint Germain reveals that the symbol is the alchemical sign for sulfur used by philosophers to denote Hell. This tidbit makes Sala's eyes glitter with joy. After Sala leaves, Saint Germain picks a book that captures his interest.

Trevor and Sypha sneak around the priory before a monk spots them and asks them to leave. Sypha tries to defuse the situation. However, their short discussion revealed quite a bit of information about the monks and their monastery.

Genoa

Isaac and his night creatures arrive at Genoa; however, it's an icy welcome as a group of men-at-arms approach him. Isaac tells them that they have nothing to fear from him, they're just leaving. But the sergeant will not allow them to enter Genoa. Isaac tries to talk with the man peacefully, but once again, he experiences the rudeness of humans, as such, leaving Isaac no choice for his night creatures to attack.

Cast

Quotes

Sala: Don't be sorry. Just be better.
Isaac: Why do I keep doing the same thing and expecting a different result? Isn't that the definition of insanity? Am I mad? You know... one day, the last one of you will ask me, "Why did you work with Dracula himself to murder all the people?" And you know what I'll say? It's because you're all so *** rude.
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