|"Dog Eat Dog"|
| Series 1, Episode 10|
|Broadcast date||March 21, 2011|
|Written by||Toby Whithouse|
|Directed by||Jeremiah Chechik|
I Want You Back (From the Dead)
Dog Eat Dog is the 10th episode in Season 1.
Bishop may be head vampire in Boston but he’s not without his own people to answer to. The Dutch have awoken. Lead by Heggeman, The Dutch are a group of elderly vampires that hibernate on an Amish farm in Pennsylvania and wake up every half a century. They’re unevolved, live a Puritan lifestyle, and are resistant to change.
Flashbacks take us back to 1955, where Aidan was more of a greaser-type and Bishop was more the older square-ish type. Interestingly, his and Aidan’s roles were somewhat reversed at that time. While Bishop was courting a human (this show apparently has a thing for good-looking blonde nurses), Aidan scoffed at his maker’s choice in alternate lifestyles.
Things didn’t work out for Bishop and Jane-the-nurse, despite how in love they seemed to be. The Dutch found out about it, killed Bishop’s maker as a punishment and offered Bishop the run of Boston in exchange for walking away from the nurse. Bishop inevitably took the deal and killed Jane for good measure.
Back in the present, Aidan finds himself in a tricky situation. The Dutch have awoken again and while Aidan tries to make Rebecca understand why he had to put down her “son” Bernie, he also has to deal with the fact that Bishop has kidnapped Josh and is planning to force him to fight with an older werewolf. The dog fight is Bishop’s attempt to impress/pacify the Dutch.
While Josh befriends the older werewolf - a man named Douglas, but also known as "The Professor" - who’s been stuck down in a dirty old basement for fifteen years doing research on the other werewolves he’s been forced to kill, Aidan tries to get his friend out. In the end, he strikes a deal with Bishop. He’ll return to the fold in exchange for Josh being freed. Bishop takes the deal... sort of. Josh ends up fighting (and killing) the old werewolf, but after he's won, he is freed rather than being held captive to replace the man.
Bishop’s maker was killed by The Dutch as a punishment for Bishop deviating from the traditional vampire lifestyle. At the end of the episode, Bishop welcoms Aidan back and then announces to him and Marcus that in all likelihood, the Dutch were planning to kill him tomorrow (presumably as a punishment for Aidan's 'bad behavior', similarly to how Bishop's maker was killed).