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Investigators is the third episode of the third season, and the 15th episode overall, of Netflix's original series, Castlevania.

Synopsis

Belmont and Sypha's plan to leave Lindenfeld hits a snag. Isaac and the Captain debate the merits of humanity. Hector tries to get a read on Lenore.

Plot

Lindenfeld

Trevor and Sypha are sitting on a bench, contemplating their next move. Sypha suggests hunting more night creatures, which brings a smile to Trevor's face. Even so, they have a nagging suspicion that some of the townsfolk worship Dracula, which the Judge confirms. He asks them to accompany him for tea. Back at his house, the Judge asks them who they really are, and Sypha introduces her and Trevor and reveals that they killed Dracula. Upon hearing their identities and accomplishments, the Judge asks them to find out what's going on in the church.

In a flashback, the Judge reveals a pack of night creatures attacked Lindenfeld. Luckily, the town's men-at-arms dispatched the demons. However, the pack leader managed to escape to the local priory. Instead of hearing blood and guts, they were met with a deadly silence. The creature wasn't killing them; it was talking to them. A blinding green light was emanating from the church with lightning bolts hitting the ground around it. A while later, the monks came out with blackened pieces of the creature. They looked broken. The next day, the people of the town wanted to give thanks for God's mercy. However, Sala wouldn't allow them into the priory's hall. A few days later, the first stranger, a priest covered in blood, arrived looking for the monastery. Every day since, a new stranger arrived in town and the monks took them in. The Judge wants to know why the priory is attracting damaged, frightened people. Sypha and Trevor agree to find out.

Mediterranean

Isaac and the Captain are debating the merits of humanity. Isaac reveals that he's a Sufi –the self-flagellating kind– because it brings him clarity, but he's too angry to continue the practice. The Captain is intrigued by Isaac and asks him to tell him his story, which Isaac obliges. Isaac tells what happened in Wallachia and how Dracula threw him through a magic mirror to save his life. Isaac goes on to reveal his skills as a forgemaster and other abilities. After he kills Hector, he plans to take up Dracula's cause and kill all the people in the world. Upon hearing Isaac's plan, the Captain disperses a little bit of wisdom to the Sufi. Why would Isaac live out Dracula's story when he can tell his own. But also, the Captain points out that by eliminating humanity, you also destroy what makes it beautiful. Isaac could use his skills to teach people how to be kind.

Carmilla's Castle

Lenore visits Hector and brings him a basket filled with food. The battered Hector is wary of Lenore's intentions. Even so, he can't deny his empty stomach and quickly fetches the single blackberry that Lenore throws like a starving and obedient pet. She stands to give him a piece of chicken, but Hector sees an opportunity and quickly yanks her to the cell's bars, leaving Lenore in a position that he can easily rip her throat out if she doesn't call the guards to free him. Before he can finish his threat, however, Lenore transforms into countless little bats and attacks Hector, beating him to a measly pulp. Once again, Lenore explains that she only wants peace, but that people, especially Hector, shouldn't mistake her kindness for weakness.

Cast

Quotes

Captain: [pouring a drink] I have brandy. You know brandy? Fire and wine. Do you partake of alcohol?
Isaac: I do not.
Captain: Ah, thought so. Muslim?
Isaac: Sufi.
Captain: The spinning-around kind, or the self-flagellating kind?
Isaac: The latter. Or, I was.
Captain: If you don't have your own story, you become part of someone else's.

Trivia

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