4. The Lovely Dorabella
In the first part of the episode, Dorabella (Lily Dodsworth-Evans) doesn’t take to the motion of the ship and stays to her cabin. We finally see her venture out on to the deck for a bit of fresh air and enjoying the sight of the moon, but unfortunately, she runs into our resident bad boy.
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After spending a few minutes talking to the sweet girl, she quickly becomes his first victim. The next day, Lord Ruthven does a great acting job in expressing concern for his missing bride. Of course, they can’t find her. The entire ship is in an uproar about the fact there seems to be a murderer on board.
Now the character Dorabella wasn’t in the movies or novel either. Dorabella is actually a character in another BBC vampire series (I love it) titled Supernatural. No, not the American series starring the handsome Winchester boys, but the 1977 BBC series. In one of the episodes, she was a vampire too.
3. Dr. Sharma and his daughter
Neither character was in the movies or novel. So, what is he doing on the ship then? His new employer, Mr. Balaur, arranged the passage for him.
However, we learn that Dr. Sharma (Sacha Dhawan) is no stranger to creatures of the undead as he repeatedly has nightmares about his encounter with one. That one meeting has filled him with such terror that he carries a bottle of poison with him, and if his precious daughter ever becomes contaminated by such a creature, he will kill her.
Except, that Dracula wants Dr. Sharma’s knowledge and has his own plans for him. Using our young Lord Ruthven to invite him into Sharma’s cabin, we learn he wants to assimilate the doctor’s knowledge. Ruthven thinking to speed things along threatens to shoot Sharma’s daughter if he doesn’t comply. The daughter, Elena (Lujza Richter), drinks the poison to save her father, but he drinks the poison because he can’t live without her.
Now, Dracula has lost the doctor, and he isn’t happy about that. He takes that anger out on our young lord, and we learn that he had planned for Ruthven to meet Dorabella. He arranged for Ruthven to inherit her money when she died and then planned for himself to inherit Ruthven’s money when Ruthven died. Then Dracula quickly dispatches the young lord.