FIRST SEASON COMMENTS
Comments, tidbits, bloopers, and other interesting info about the episodes.
Dark Knight (Part 1)
Nick uses a semi-automatic handgun while Schanke uses a revolver.
Vampires see normally except for when they use their heightened senses, and
their eyes change to yellow or red. The infrared vision, which helps them,
to see clearly at night. Gives a red cast to everything, yet allows the vampire
to see as clearly as daylight.
Stonetree is pretty sure that Nick's a vampire but doesn't tell anyone. He
even convinces Schanke vampires are only legends.
Lucien LaCroix means light of the cross.
The scenes that are only in French are because Canadians speak English and
French so there is no need to translate it.
Billy Buttery is a Gaffer, Bryan Renfro is a stuntman, but here they are
on the other side of the camera.
Dark Knight (Part 2)
Nick's address is 101 Gateway Lane with 3,7, and possibly 9 as the first
3 alarm code digits.
First season ID card is for Nick Knight, the address on it is 9 Curity Ave,
27th precinct and has the month of October on it (probably the month of issue)
and gives his age as 34. Birth date of 1/90. There is no signature on it.
Caddy's license # 35H MV6 says keep it beautiful under the plate number.
They can be killed by fire, sunlight, a wooden stake through the heart. Steel
spikes will not kill, just hurt really badly.
Badge # 72748
ID # 8072 (on his Metropolitan Police Dept. ID card)
Precinct phone # 555-4762
Department 314 Homicide
ID card is signed N. Knight
96th Precinct is located at 27 Lockwood Rd. Toronto, Ontario, Zip code M4L
The ways to kill a Forever Knight vampire are
fire, sunlight, (wooden) stake through the heart, and decapitation.
For I Have Sinned
The Myra from the Raven is not the same Myra as Schanke's wife.
Joan of Arc was the first famous person we see Nick interacting with.
Tracey Cook returns as Rebecca in Dying for Fame.
We see that Nick did at some point enjoy his life as a vampire. That he was
not always the angst and guilt filled person we see today.
That his first season wardrobe was more casual than the other two seasons.
This is the only season he wears colorful clothes and blue jeans.
We learn Natalie believes suicide is never the answer.
Just because you are a vampire doesn't mean you don't have the same problems
mortals do: are they contributing to society or are they a burden? Do they
love life or are they just there because they see no way out. Even the ones
that pretend they do not care.
Nick spent time with the circus.
Natalie is not afraid to confront Nick when he really needs it. And he respects
her enough to listen. This is another example of their strong friendship
being beneficial to both of them.
Nick hurts because he cares. He cares about mortals, about his own kind.
He has never lost that part of himself.
And as a former Knight he likes to see justice done, the guilty hurt and
the innocent protected.
Nick was indeed in the Crusades, that he saw a Moorish castle during his
time there. And that he was wounded and nearly died.
The Factory Theatre is where Erica's play was put on. It is a real theatre
Dance By the Light of the Moon
We learn a bit more about the characters.
We learn what turns Schanke on, as well as a little about his past.
There's some on Nick's past as well. Mainly about how he was seduced by a
beautiful woman and wound up a vampire.
It is a good look at the differences between the sexes, and how easily one
can be seduced. How some people will do anything for a beautiful woman.
Dying to Know You
Nicholas J. Gray is one of the stuntmen on the episode. He is also the second
Unit Director as well as an Associate Producer/Production Manager.
Rick Forsayeth who is the stunt double for Nick Knight and was the stunt
double on MacGyver, for Mac. Rick is also the stunt co-ordinator.
Yet another description of Myra. This one is probably one of the more different
and the least nice of all the descriptions.
This is the episode with the infamous popcorn scene. The one that is a practical
joke Geraint played on Catherine.
Natalie's lines about them cutting her budget all to hell and having to lose
two of the attendants from her shift leaves the impression that she is in
charge. At least in charge of the night shift. Responsible for hiring and
firing, scheduling, etc.
I Will Repay
Natalie's comment that she's known Nick for a year and a half makes this
one set about six months before Only the Lonely.
We learn a lot about just how much Nick and Natalie would do to help each
other, and how deep their friendship is. How much they truly trust one another.
We also learn a bit about Natalies life, her family, and her past.
We see a new side to her, one that is not pleasant but makes her all the
more real, all the more human.
We see that it is not that Nick does not want to help Natalie, it is that
he cannot. That he was never taught how to bring someone across successfully.
It is possible that the true character of a person remains hidden. It is
a gamble when you bring someone across. Just like in normal human life, you
dont know how they will react. It might not be about Nick being able
or not able to bring someone across. It is about the hidden motives of the
person he does it to. Which is a possible reason why the vampire is not entirely
capable of assimilating the complete nature of a person through the blood.
The vampire experiences a high when drinking a persons blood that makes
him think he knows everything. And we find out in a later episode, Francesca,
that this high only lasts about 2 hours. This also accounts for the fact
that Nick can be surprised about peoples motives even after he has
tasted their blood.
Nick gave Elizabeth a lot more information about what she would become than
either Janette or LaCroix gave him. He also gives her more of a choice, as
she gets to say yes or no.
It seems that Janette also was not taught how to bring someone over. She
admits that she never can stop in time. She promises them forever but can
never stop in time to keep the promise, but there's no one left to apologize
We learn that the vampire heart beats a couple of beats once every ten minutes
(approximately). This makes them marginally alive, but still living beings.
The comment right above this one is a continuity mistake, because we learn
in a later episode, If Looks Could Kill, Janette brought the baroness across.
This is something that may have been cut in American versions, as many fans
tell us Janette cannot bring anyone across.
Jorge Montessi was the director of False Witness.
Natalie's license plate reads NTX 738.
This is Diane Cary's first of two appearances on the series. The second is
in the third season episode Avenging Angel where she plays a completely different
We learn that LaCroix's cruelty was not from his vampirism, or Nick not being
the perfect son. That it was actually bred into him, back when he was mortal.
That it was from an extremely brutal childhood, physically, psychologically,
The colorful cards Nick is playing with are Tarot cards. They almost look
If the writers had developed it, there could have been a very interesting
friendship between Schanke and Janette.
Larry Merlin is introduced in this episode.
Alan Smithee is the name that directors use when they want their name removed
from a project.
This shows there is more to Schanke than just the bumbling exterior. He is
much smarter and on the ball than people realize.
Schanke took off his tie in the motel room, yet at Memory Lane it was back
around his neck. I doubt Schanke put it on before the explosion and did not
have it afterwards.
George Kapelos is John's brother, and is playing Arthur, one of the forensic
technicians. He is the one that Schanke calls Artie, and picks on.
The music on the videotape is the same as from the strip club in Dance By
the Light of the Moon when Ann is dancing.
Nick gives Schanke the Caddy keys much easier than he usually does all through
Nick has a different, a more informed view of women in the flashback. One
that's a bit ahead of it's time.
The apartment exterior used for the Fiori's apartment building is the same
one used for many different apartments, including Natalie's first season
one. It is known by fans as the Apartment Building of the Damned.
This season shows Natalie to be friends with Schanke as well as Nick. She
has scenes with just her and Schanke, as they have known each other longer
than she and Nick have. -Who is the boy that Schanke is talking to at the
end? It has been established that Schanke has one child, Jenny. But he was
talking to the little boy as a father does.
Nick's quickly kissing Nat on the lips in front of the Captain is not in
the Canadian version.
They never were consistent with Nick's image in the mirror. It was either
because of time or budget constraints. The first season was filmed on a
shoestring budget and did not have spare shooting or post-production time
like some large budget shows did.
We see Nick's desire for children is part of the reason he wants to become
mortal. He desires the whole wife, children, and house with picket fence
dream. Most of the time he keeps this hidden from everyone.
Watching Natalie grab the Janie Jinx comics and Schanke grab the others is
amusing. It shows that even though they're grown up professionals, they still
enjoy comic books.
Lisa's not the only one to call the loft Nick's fortress of solitude. Schanke
has done it as well.
LaCroix admits he is deranged.
This is the only episode where we see a scene shot from inside the lift looking
into the main room. There are brick walls on the inside of the lift rather
than the standard steel box.
There's a downstairs bathroom behind the main stairs, next to the mural,
almost in the corner.
The flashback scenes were filmed at Casa Loma.
The pendant says Make Luck on one side and Steer Fate on the other.
The National Intruder's headline
Deceased Rock Star Alive
He's a 400 year old Vampire
obliquely refers to the Nick Knight movie with Rick Springfield.
The Hotel Perceval is really the Novatel Hotel. And there is no convention
center as part of it. The convention center is several blocks away, by the
CN Tower. The exterior seen right before the camera cuts into the crime scene
is the Flat Iron building which is close to the Novatel.
The scene in the loft where Nick is playing with the candle was previously
used in Hunters with different voiceovers. It is very rare for a scene to
be reused without it being a flashback.
Did Natalie get hurt in the crash? Stonetree comments for them to make headway
without anyone else getting hurt, which makes it sound as if she might have.
Also, it's apparently the next night as she's talking with the Captain, as
she tells him that last night Hiatt tried to put a stop to the investigation.
Why didn't she do it the night of the crash?
Nick's a cop in Chicago ten years later in the Amateur Night flashbacks.
Does this mean he goes from Associate Professor, with his picture in the
paper as a Communist/Communist supporter, to a police officer with no one
noticing? He is still a Chicago police officer in the flashbacks for Beyond
the Law, which is set in 1968, where he is working convention security.
What would elections be like without spin doctors, fancy publicity, rumors,
gossip, massive war chests, etc? Would it make things fairer? Would the most
qualified, most honest person get in?
Dying for Fame
Tracy Cook was already in one episode as Alma, For I Have Sinned.
The bizarre diner scene looks more like it belongs in Feeding the Beast but
was used here instead, for some reason.
Lori Yates sings Dark Side of the Glass.
For the younger people
an album is a vinyl record. It is like a CD only it had fewer songs and had
them on both sides of the round piece of vinyl. It was larger and more fragile
as they could be scratched. Album covers were often known for their artwork.
They were also called 33's for the 33 rpms (revolutions per minute) they
were played at on a record player. They were cheaper than CD's are now.
Another musical history note: the 8-track came before the cassette tape.
It was a primitive and clunky box about the size of the original handheld
Gameboy. You stuck the cartridge into a slot like you do a game on any game
machine today, only this one went in horizontally like a floppy disk or CD
does on a computer. It had eight songs on it and you used a button to pick
which of the four sets of two songs you wanted to hear. There was no way
to go directly to the song you wanted as there was no forward, no rewind,
no skipping to the next track, or back a track. The tape was almost as wide
as a videotape and was rather fragile. It wound around inside the hard plastic
Dark Side of the Glass is on the first Forever Knight Soundtrack (available
from Cresendo Records).
Only the Lonely
This is the only season that Natalie has that bright orange apartment, the
cat, or that particular apartment.
From what we have seen of her vehicle, she does not own a convertible, so
it would be quite hard to drive with the top down.
This is the only episode she has flashbacks.
According to the flashbacks, she's known Nick between eighteen months and
two years at the time of this episode.
Nick and Natalie really need some lessons on how to communicate. If they
knew how, they would not have had half the problems they did in this episode.
Her forehead injury moved from over her eyebrow to the end of it so it wouldn't
be as noticeable and mess up the looks of the next scene, with her, Nick
and Stonetree. It is also much smaller than it was.
For a while one of the well known fans was giving out home made brick pins
to anyone who told her that they'd watched the episode more than three times,
back during it's CBS run. All you had to do was email her with the statement
that you'd seen it more than three times, give her your name and address,
and send her a SASE.
Brick was a nickname that Nick earned for being a bit on the dense side at
times, especially when it came to dealing with women. Some of the fans, Nick's
in particular, did not like the nickname, while others, Nick fans included,
did not mind it. And there were those that didn't pay it any attention.
Grace is in her late thirties.
The Humber Nursery is located an hour outside of Toronto.
Originally, there was supposed to be much more of a chase, with Nat defending
herself, crawling under tables, etc to escape before she trips over the hose,
hits her head on the table and is motionless on the ground. He is armed with
a pickaxe as he is hunting her. He was going to use garden lyme on her while
she's unconscious. After Nick's arrival, Roger goes after Nick, even after
Nick breaks the head off the axe, and knocks the stake out of Roger's hand,
and Roger to the ground. Roger gets a hold of the gun and fires three shots
into Nick, asking what the hell is he, and when he sees that he can't stop
Nick he aims the weapon at Natalie, threatening to shoot her. This is what
causes Nick to fully vamp out furious, grab and toss Roger into the manure
pile, leaving his broken body there for the other cops to deal with as he
tends to Natalie.
Originally, we were supposed to see Nick tell her that she will not remember
him and try to whammy her.
Some of the dialog after Natalie tells the person on the telephone that Eddie
just brought the body in, the no, not yet is adlibbed.
If it is a morgue, why is there a hospital gown on a hanger hanging up, over
by the cooler door? It looks wrinkle free and unworn.
The fan named Apartment Building of the Damned is seen as Natalie's apartment
Natalie's notes in her research journal consist of chemical formulas, a graph
and notes. There's a shot of a two page spread with neat, block letters on
one of the pages which says simulates blood plasma, gives a date of August
14, 1991. Subject was unable to ingest
Note: Try increasing synthetic
It's a good thing that Nick shows up in pictures and videotape, even if he
can't always see himself in the mirror.
Schanke's comment about how every cop should have a video camera with them
has pretty much become a reality in real police cars.
LaCroix purposely did not teach Nick how to shield his thoughts so that he
can keep control over him.
This may be the first mention of the Enforcers and the code.
Notice how Schanke did not take the camera crew to his place. Myra probably
told them that if he did he would be either dead or divorced, maybe both.
Either someone at the hospital does not know their medicine or Schanke got
confused when he tells Nick and Tawny that the bullet shattered Bobby's Tibia,
and if it had gone a little higher it would've made him a permanent soprano,
or killed him. The Tibia is not in the thigh. It is one of the two lower
leg bones. And for a broken tibia, the cast stops below the knee, unless
it's broken up by the knee.
This is the second time Natalie, Nick, Schanke and Stonetree have gathered
off-duty, at least from what we've seen, and it's the only time at Nick's
Feeding the Beast
Schanke's bowling is referenced in a few other episodes
Unreality TV, The Fix and probably one or two others.
This is probably the longest Nick has gone without blood, and without growing
weak like in Dark Knight where Natalie had to give him a transfusion to prevent
him from starving to death.
We see just how powerful the bond between Nick and Natalie is. How deep it
is. She can talk to him, calm him, when Janette cannot.
Vampirism seems to be partly the physical addiction to the blood, the
psychological addiction as well as the actual virus and physical changes
to the host's body. Is Natalie right? Is it the blood that keeps Nick from
coming back across?
If Monica had not disillusioned Nick, would he have stayed with the Twelve-Step
There are more Schanke and Natalie scenes first season.
We see just how much Nick truly cares for Schanke. Just how deep the friendship,
The same thing goes for Natalie and Schanke's friendship.
This was the second confrontation between Natalie and Janette.
If Looks Could Kill
The Apartment House of the Damned exterior is used in this episode to be
the exterior of where Norma Dean lived. It is the same exterior they use
for Natalie's apartment.
This is the first of several different descriptions of Myra we get over the
course of the series. In the first episode of the third season, we get our
only brief look at her.
Natalie knows quite well that bullets do not kill vampires as she has dug
numerous ones out of Nick over the years. One such time was in Father Figure.
Natalie's hairstyle, makeup and wardrobe changes about halfway through this
episode. Gone are the frizzy hair and the overdone makeup. A more natural
look starts here, which is much more flattering to her. The start of the
style that will be seen through the second season and parts of it are still
seen in the third season.
CDC is the Center for Disease Control, which has its headquarters in the
United States, in Atlanta, Georgia. It has branches in other places.
This is the first time we see that there are at least two cells, opposite
The white medical cabinet will later find a new home in Natalie's lab. One
of the episodes it's clearly seen in and used for a few scenes is the second
season episode The Fix.
The fact that Janette successfully brought over the Baroness contradicts
Janette's statement in I Will Repay that she can't bring anyone over because
she can never stop until they're drained dry and by then it's too late.
This episode has an alternate title
To Die For which was probably a working title.
Alexandra is sometimes referred to as the dingbat barmaid.
A vampire's blood sweat gives new meaning to the phrase do not let them see
They should have done more scenes like the one with Grace, Natalie and the
chicken. At first, you were not sure what they were doing and then once you
saw it was dinner it became quite amusing.
We get a very different description of Myra in this episode. It seems that
every episode she is mentioned in, she has rarely described the same way
Stonetree's badge number is 8623.
Nick's obviously not the only one who thinks being a vampire is a hellish
existence. LaCroix thought it was just Nick, but now he has two children
that despise what they are. Alexandra hates it as much, and probably more
than Nick does.
It looks like Alexandra missed the lesson on vampires going poof when they
die. Which makes it impossible to put Nick's head on her mantel.
If she is looking for the one who made her a vampire then she should be going
after LaCroix, not Nick. Nick did not even know she was a vampire until she
showed up that night.
Someone finally noticed the holes in Nick's clothes from being violently
attacked. In Father Figure he told Natalie that sometime, someone was going
to notice and he was right.
This is one of few episodes that contain more flashback than current day
story line. This flashback has a more complete story to it than the main
story line does, or than most of the flashbacks do.
Nick was not doing much, if any driving in 1966, at least according to his
comment to Bernard. Was the comment a satirical reference to the speed and
recklessness with which he drove the car? If not
it makes one wonder
when did he start driving? How long has he had the Caddy? Has he had it in
more than one life?
Love You to Death
-This season's Schanke tended to be the more crass version, but he was still
quite interesting, even when you wanted to smack him for being a jerk.
One of the reasons Myra would not leave the catalog lying around was they
had a young daughter and it was not appropriate material for her to see.
The music played during the beginning of the photo shoot in the Raven was
the same music used for Ann in Dance By the Light of the Moon.
Myra's mother is alive in this episode. Throughout the series she has been
alive and dead a couple of times.
It is scary how good a LaCroix/Nigel impression John can do. And here wasn't
even trying to when he said Nicholas' name in a dark, raspy tone.
There would be a ton of questions if anyone learned that Nick actually had
478 million dollars, once they recovered from the shock of it. Among the
ton of questions would be why he took a paycheck, why he worked, especially
as a cop. And of course everyone, Schanke in particular, would be hitting
him up for money all the time. They would want to know why he pretended to
be a working stiff. Why not live somewhere nicer. In addition, of course
they would want to know where and how he got the money.
When Nick walks into the darkroom near the end one of the sounds is that
of a transporter beaming someone either onto a ship or off land.
Nick's telling LaCroix he hated him is similar to a scene in Star Wars where
Luke tells his father, Darth Vader, the same thing. Both fathers' tell their
sons that is good, that they've taken the first step in the right direction.
Both fathers keep baiting their sons to draw them further down that dark,
Evil path. Moreover, both sons are tempted but something inside them keeps
them from choosing that path.
The last scene was supposed to be a cliffhanger for season two. -This episode
was supposed to be set one year after the events in Dark Knight part two.
LaCroix was a very messy eater as it seems half of his dinner was flowing
down the guy's arm and dripping off his fingertips.
Nick had started killing only the guilty about 400 years earlier, around
Dark Knight Part 1 | Dark Knight
Part 2 | For I Have Sinned | Last
Dance by the Light of the Moon |
Dying to Know You | False Witness
| Cherry Blossoms
I Will Repay | Dead Air |
Hunters | Dead Issue
Father Figure | Spin Doctor
| Dying For Fame | Only the
Unreality TV | Feeding the Beast
| If Looks Could Kill | Fatal
1966 | Love You to Death
Different Versions of the First Season
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