The BEST Episodes of Kindred: The Embraced

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Sep 17, 2021

Network: FOX

Kindred: The Embraced was a prime-time drama by Aaron Spelling that revolved around the lives and loves of the clan-based vampire society of San Francisco.

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Cabin in the Woods

#1 - Cabin in the Woods

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired May 8, 1996

Julian hasn't been out of San Francisco in seven years. So when Caitlin asks him to go away with her for the weekend, Julian leaves Archon in charge and goes with her sans bodyguards to Manzanita Springs in Sonoma County where Caitlin has secured a secluded cabin in the woods. Unbeknown to Julian, the sole survivor of that bloodbath, a Brujah named Cameron, has reunited with the three remaining Manzanita Springs Brujah and has plans to take over Eddie's seat on the San Francisco conclave.

star 7.87
23 votes
Directors: Ralph Hemecker
Writers: P.K. Simonds
The Rise and Fall of Eddie Fiori

#2 - The Rise and Fall of Eddie Fiori

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Apr 24, 1996

Lily is jealous of Caitlin and sends a P.I. to take photos of Julian and Caitlin together. The P.I. ends up capturing Eddie's assassination attempt on film. Frank ends up with a copy of the photos and shows them to Caitlin, so she breaks up with Julian. Lily, meanwhile, has sided with Eddie, who is still planning to kill Julian. Heads will roll, but not the ones Eddie plans.

star 7.46
57 votes
Directors: Kenneth Fink
Writers: Scott Smith Miller
Live Fast, Die Young and Leave a Good Looking Corpse

#3 - Live Fast, Die Young and Leave a Good Looking Corpse

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Apr 17, 1996

Zane, a rock star embraced by Lily, endangers the Masquerade, but she's having trouble admitting that he's a problem. Sasha embraces her Brujah blood.

star 7.41
59 votes
Directors: James L. Conway
Writers: Aaron Meidelsohn, Paul Tamasy
Prince of the City

#4 - Prince of the City

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Apr 3, 1996

The feud with the Brujah is escalating. Against Masquerade policy, Eddie Fiori has ordered the death of Boyle, an informant of Detective Kohanek. Fortunately for Eddie, the vote by the ruling primogens is split, and Eddie is not sentenced to final death. Julian has fallen in love with reporter Caitlin Byrne, a human who wants to do an article on him because he is wealthy, powerful, and unseen. In order to control her, Julian buys the San Francisco Times and appoints her as the editor.

star 7.40
68 votes
Directors: Peter Medak
Writers: John Leekley
Romeo and Juliet

#5 - Romeo and Juliet

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Apr 10, 1996

Cash and Sasha have become lovers and Julian grudgingly gives permission for Cash to "embrace" Sasha. He's too late, however, because the Brujah clan, trying to provoke a war between clans, has already embraced her.

star 7.28
88 votes
Directors: Ralph Hemecker
Writers: Joel Blasberg
Nightstalker (Unaired)

#6 - Nightstalker (Unaired)

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Apr 5, 1996

A recently embraced and insane Kindred is making the news as a serial killer. Falling in love with human women is an issue for Julian, Cash, and Daedalus.

star 7.27
93 votes
Directors: John Harrison
Writers: John Leekley, P.K. Simonds
Bad Moon Rising

#7 - Bad Moon Rising

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired May 1, 1996

With Brujah primogen Eddie Fiori gone, fights are breaking out all over San Francisco to determine which Brujah will succeed him. This is to be expected. What isn't expected is the return of the Nosferatu Goth. Julian ran Goth out of town years ago, but he has returned, stronger than ever. And, when he performs the ritual and drinks the blood of the human infant he has just kidnapped, he will be unbeatable.

star 7.24
55 votes
Directors: James L. Conway
Writers: Jean Gennis, John Leekley, Phyllis Murphy
The Original Saga

#8 - The Original Saga

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Apr 2, 1996

A police detective, Frank Kohanek, has learned that vampires exist, but doesn't realise that he's surrounded by them. The businessman whom he suspects is a mobster, Julian Luna, is the Prince of the San Francisco "Kindred" clans. And Frank's girlfriend, Alexandra, is Julian's ex and also a vampire. When she reveals herself, breaking the Masquerade, her life is forfeit.

star 7.18
143 votes
Directors: Peter Medak
Writers: John Leekley