|Sons of Belial|
|Broadcast Date||25 November 1995|
|Writer|| Phil Bedard &|
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|“||He is my creation. My son. I won't let you take him from me.||”|
— LaCroix, Sons of Belial
A woman commits suicide, apparently fighting possession by a demon. When Nick and Tracy interview the unfrocked priest who had been trying to help her, they witness him performing an exorcism—but the demon shifts to Nick. When he realizes that he is himself possessed, he turns to LaCroix for assistance; but, even when they go to the exorcist, nothing he does proves effectual.
- David Hemblen......Dr. Max Vanderwal
- George Buza......Eric Sawchuck
- Cheryl Swarts......Melanie Sawchuck
- Peter Messaline......the Inquisitor
- Mario Romano......Sanchez
- Eduardo Gómez......Ario
- Patrick Gallagher......the possessed man
- Thea Andrews......Eva
- Johanna Black......Paula
- Vincent Marino......jailer
- Frank Pellegrino......Officer Brian MacIsaac
- Sean Roberge......Barnes
Detailed Story RecapEdit
The following vampire lore was introduced or referred to in this episode:
- Vampires are allergic to lamb's blood because of its Christian religious symbolism.
The following fan fiction was inspired by this episode:
- Lacroix: This god and this devil are a mere human contrivance and convenience. They are for the justification of slaughter without the tricky business of accountability.
Sancho: You are also a non-believer?
Nick: If there is a God, He has not yet shown Himself to me.
Sancho: For the sake of your souls, do not abandon your faith! Though there may be evil within you, there is God also.
- Tracy: So you mind telling me why you're so familiar with biblical quotes?
Nick: It's always a good idea to know what the other side is up to.
- Lacroix: Why give glory to a devil other than yourself?
- Lacroix: Listen to me, Nicholas! You must fight this demon. There is goodness in you—there is God in you. Use it!
- Vanderwahl: For the devil to be driven out, one must first believe that God has not abandoned the soul. Torn as he is by good and evil, Nick does have faith.
Behind the ScenesEdit
- The German title for this episode is "Der Exorzist" ("The Exorcist").
- Peter Messaline, who appears in this episode as the Inquisitor, also appeared in the Season One episode, "Feeding the Beast", as one of the murder victims.