‘Interview with the Vampire’ 1×05 Review: “A Vile Hunger For Your Hammering Heart”

Interview with the Vampire 1x05 Sam Reid as Lestat De Lioncourt, Bryan Fenkart as Deputy Haversham and Jacob Anderson as Louis De Point Du Lac
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  1. Alisha says:

    The fight scene was shocking and disturbing ! I haven’t read the books but do you know why Lestat bit him? Someone said it may be considered r*pe in the books. I recall him biting him in episode 1 where they were intimate and they levitated . But I wasn’t sure if it was meant to weaken him so he’s forced to stay and heal ? I was surprised Louis didn’t respond to his question. Is it because Louis still loves him?

    1. Shana says:

      In the books, sharing the Blood (capital B, “Lestat’s” way of doing it) with other vampires is definitely…I can see where people might call it that when there’s a lack of consent. It’s been a while since I’ve really dug deep on some of the texts that would’ve been clearer on that, though, so I don’t necessarily want to confirm or deny. Sorry if that’s too vague of an answer.

      I truly can’t figure out why it happened in this episode, and it’s not at all “right” in terms of how I see the characters. If they would’ve put this absolute ass kicking later, it would’ve resonated with me a lot better. I don’t want to give too much away on that, but…yeah.

      But as far as still loving Lestat goes, I’d definitely say that’s exactly why Louis didn’t answer. He can’t say he doesn’t still love Lestat, so he doesn’t. It’s possible he’s not even completely sure how he feels, especially as he’s learning Lestat lied to him about something as significant as the Cloud Gift, but there’s a certain love that endures. It’s very messy, and Lestat isn’t at all a “good” character. But with that being said, leaning so hard on his “bad” side really doesn’t do any adaptations of the rest of the novels any favors, whatsoever.

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