Night in Question
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Broadcast Date  18 November 1995
Season  3
Broadcast Order  10th
Episode Number  59
Production Number  310
Writer  Gary Stephen Rieck
Director  Nicholas J. Gray
Previous Story: Let No Man Tear Asunder

Next Story: Sons of Belial

Look at him! Half his brain's been scrambled.
— Dr. Turner, Night in Question


When Nick is shot in the head and loses his memory, Natalie takes advantage of his ignorance of being a vampire.

Guest CastEdit

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Detailed Story RecapEdit

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Natalie prepares to give Nick a drink of blood by injection

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LaCroix swaps around the X-ray pictures

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Not knowing that he is a vampire, Nick eats the food in hospital

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In desperation, Natalie offers Nick a drink of the human blood that LaCroix had brought

Vampire LoreEdit

Removing a Stake:Edit

If the injury is not immediately fatal, a vampire who has been stabbed in the heart can heal and survive provided the stake is removed.[1]

Blood Transfusions for Injured Vampires:Edit

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    Natalie gives Nick a transfusion of blood directly into the stomach

    When Nick is lying in hospital, apparently dead, Natalie gives him a transfusion of blood directly into the stomach. This revives him enough for healing to begin.
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LaCroix cuts his own wrist

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LaCroix clasps his cut wrist to Nick's

  • Vampire blood can be absorbed through direct contact of open flesh to flesh, by slashing through the skin and placing the wounds together.

Fan FictionEdit


Nightcrawler MonologueEdit

Bon soir, mes amis. C'est moi, the Nightcrawler, with you, soothing your confusion, keeping you company until the sun rises. Tonight's meditation is on lost friends, lost from each other, lost from themselves. And the simple fact is, the way back for one is the way back for the other. For we must never forget what we are, or whom we came from. This is our lifeblood, our nourishment. Without it we wither, and become nothing.

You will come back. You must come back. It is your destiny, and destiny will not be trifled with.

All's well that ends well; although it never really does end for some of us. Anyway, until tomorrow, I remain a friend to all, and as always, when you have a friend in the Nightcrawler, who needs enemies?


Behind the ScenesEdit

  • The German title for this episode is "Verloren in der Nacht" ("Lost in the Night").


Canadian ContentEdit


  • When LaCroix arrives at the loft, Nick recognizes him as "the doctor from the hospital". But Nick was still unconscious when LaCroix posed as a doctor and gave him the blood transfusion. He should not be able to remember anything about it.
  • In I Will Repay, it was established that a vampire's heart beats only once every ten minutes. When Nick revives in the Emergency Room, he's rushed to surgery. There he would have been attached to a monitor. Nevertheless, no one on the medical staff notices his abnormal heart rate. Although it would be possible for LaCroix to hypnotize them to forget afterwards, they should still have noticed while he was being treated, which should have had consequences.
  • When Leon Sharp was firing his bullets at Tracy, she was able to dodge the bullets, as almost anyone knows, no one can dodge bullets and when the drums of toxic chemicals had exploded, Tracy, I think, was a bit too close for comfort. So in either cases, Tracy could have died from either the bullets of the exploding barrels.

See AlsoEdit

Notes & ReferencesEdit

  1. There is speculation among some fans that resistance to being staked in the heart comes with great age, and that only much older vampires can survive a stake in the heart temporarily as LaCroix had done. Younger vampires expire sooner depending upon their age, how long since they last fed, etc.
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