Strategic Planning
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Season One, Episode 21
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Air date October 9th, 2014
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"Strategic Planning" is the 21st episode of Carmilla. It aired on October 9th, 2014.


Laura and the ladies go back and forth on what to do with Carmilla and in the dark of night a surprise visitor shakes up the status quo. 


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...she just confessed to centuries of tricking girls into being her friend before she ATE THEM!

Laura attempts, with no success, to get the others to release Carmilla. Danny, in particular, is not convinced about Carmilla's tale and points out that she did commit kidnapping for centuries.

Laura attempts to point out that they need Carmilla's strength to have a chance against The Dean. Regardless of the situation Carmilla is in, they have to focus on The Dean and her own plans. Afterwards, Laura goes to bed.
Ep21 3

How's that collarbone feeling? Eh, lucky shot.

During the night, Carmilla hears Will sneak into the room, where he then cuts her free, stating The Dean is unhappy with her lack of progress. The conversation about the incident wakes up Laura, who freaks out and orders Will to flee. He instead attacks Carmilla, revealing that he himself is a vampire in the process.

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See, this is why I miss the 1930's.

Laura is subdued in short order and Will professes his desire to kill her. Carmilla points out they can't kill her, as she is needed for the ritual, only for Will to continue through with his intention anyways. Carmilla promptly punches Will and drives him off in response. Seconds before he flees, Will warns Carmilla, stating she's going to regret her choice.
Ep21 6

Laura hides behind Carmilla.

Laura thanks Carmilla for saving her from Will and his murderous intentions, only for Carmilla to bite her and give chase. Laura sits up in shock, realizing she's been bitten.


Cultural ReferencesEdit

  • Sparkly Twerp - this is a reference to a vampire, and most likely specifically to Edward Cullen, in the Twilight series. Carmilla mentions it while watching Vampire Diaries.
  • Vampire Diaries - Carmilla mocks it while watching it.


Carmilla: (Watching the Vampire Diaries) Vampires don't cry. That's almost as bad as that sparkly twerp.

*Laura hits Will in the throat and runs into the bathroom*
Will: Okay, ow. What the hell was that?
Laura: Uh, my father is a raging paranoid! You think he sends me day of the week bear spray but didn't sign me up for krav maga at age eight?


Carmilla Episode 21 Based on the J

Carmilla Episode 21 Based on the J. Sheridan Le Fanu Novella