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REGINALD THE VAMPIRE -- "The Truth About the Truth" Episode 203 -- Pictured: Max Montesi as Uriel
Photo: James Dittiger/Syfy

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‘Reginald the Vampire’ season 2 episode 3 review: A credible rival and a romantic reconciliation

Reginald the vampire has competition for Sarah’s affections.

On the previous Reginald the Vampire, our hero and his kind are given 30 days until a vengeful angel will wipe them all out. This takes them all by surprise, and in “The Truth About the Truth,” Reginald and his friends make plans for their next move.

Knowing your days are numbered can rattle even the most composed of people. The added stress has Reginald the vampire taking shortcuts and making ethically questionable decisions. This is one of the few times that the protagonist is held in an unsavory light. His acts are out of frustration and desperation and depict how flawed he can be at times, even if temporary. The most gut punching consequence of his actions is the tension with his love interest Sarah.

In the process, the episode successfully develops an engaging love triangle between Reginald, Sarah, and the angel, Uriel. Max Montesi instills a childlike innocence in Uriel that you can’t dislike him though the character is the other man. There are sweet scenes between the angel and Sarah bonding at the Slushee Shack, and you can see the latter letting her guard down with regards to her new friend.

One way Uriel distinguishes himself is through his complete honesty and transparency. It shows his comfort in being open to someone he is so enamored with, and serves as a contrast to Reginald and his secrets. There might not be the same spark between Sarah and Uriel, but you know that he wouldn’t hurt her.

REGINALD THE VAMPIRE -- "The Truth About the Truth" Episode 203 -- Pictured: Christin Park as Nikki
Photo: James Dittiger/Syfy

Another area where Reginald the Vampire effectively uses contrasts revolves around the running theme whether monsters can change their ways. That is the plan to show Bolestro that vampires are redeemable, and the test subject example used is Angela. Reginald plans to convert her into a respectable person. Jacob Batalon and Bassley have an amusing like/hate dynamic that provides some levity, but Angela may be too far gone for significant change.

Elsewhere, Nikki learns that there are consequences for killing the divine. Is her state really a result of dispatching Uriel’s brother or is it the guilt she feels for betraying Ashley. The subplot demonstrates how Nikki and Ashley are arguably the show’s best couple. The love and devotion that they have for each other combined with the open lines of communication and feelings make them so endearing. Christin Park delivers such a sincere and vulnerable performance as Nikki bares her soul to her partner. Maybe vampires aren’t so hopeless after all.

“The Truth About the Truth” develops a credible rival for Sarah’s affection, but more importantly, shows why Nikki and Ashley may be the series’ best couple. 

New episodes of Reginald the Vampire air Wednesdays on Syfy.

REGINALD THE VAMPIRE -- "The Truth About the Truth" Episode 203 -- Pictured: Max Montesi as Uriel
Reginald the Vampire S 2 E 3 review: 'The Truth About the Truth'
“The Truth About the Truth” develops a credible rival for Sarah’s affection, but more importantly, shows why Nikki and Ashley may be the series’ best couple.
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The use of contrasts to highlight Sarah's romantic options and the potential for vampires.
The love and devotion that Nikki and Ashley have for each other combined with the open lines of communication and feelings make them so endearing.
The shortcuts and ethically questionable actions paint the protagonist in an unsavory light.
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