Apparently, it is hard for Grayson/Dracula (Jonathan Rhys Meyers) to reach his full potential as a captain of industry when he doesn't keep daylight office hours and knows he is running out of time as the Order of the Dragon, on top of his less nefarious business associates in Victorian England, is growing increasingly suspicious of his tendency to burn the midnight oil.
On this Friday's episode, "Of Monsters and Men," it is show-up-or-shut-up time. In an attempt to flush out the beast, Browning is throwing a midday meeting in his solarium, and our vengeful vamp knows he needs to make an appearance or "all our efforts will have been in vain. We can't win if we don't go all in." He needs to become a daywalker, stat.
That's where this exclusive clip and Van Helsing (Thomas Kretschmann) come in. As seen in previous installments, the good doctor has been experimenting with Dracula's blood, other bloodsuckers, metal alloys, and torture devices, err, medical equipment, in hopes of inventing a sunlight serum that will allow the count to walk among the living 9-to-5ers.
But there is no more time for tests, so Van Helsing has strapped him in and starts explaining the science of blood pressure, tissue saturation, and electrical currents. Not that we're listening, really, because we're too busy noticing Grayson's lack of clothes. Apparently, to get a really good dose of solar meds, he needs to be in his undies. Thank you, science!
Will it be his time to shine? Is his future so bright, he's gotta wear shades? No idea, but one thing's for sure, that all-blood diet is good for the abs.
"Dracula" airs Fridays at 10 p.m. on NBC.