The BEST Episodes of Van Helsing

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Oct 2, 2019

Network: Syfy

After three years in a coma, Vanessa awakens to a world ravaged by vampires. Now, she and a motley band of fellow survivors fight to stay alive.

Black Days

#1 - Black Days

Season 2 - Episode 13

At a mountain stronghold, secrets of the Van Helsing family are unearthed and the true face of evil is exposed; a climactic battle between humans and vampires leaves humanity's fate in question.

star 7.79
837 votes
Directors: Jonathan Scarfe
Writers: Neil LaBute
Love Bites

#2 - Love Bites

Season 2 - Episode 3

Vanessa makes a horrific decision to save her daughter; Axel and a former ally struggle to survive in the wild; a group of juvenile delinquents come face to face with a sadistic vampire.

star 7.77
1,123 votes
Directors: Michael Nankin
Writers: Jackie May
Base Pair

#3 - Base Pair

Season 2 - Episode 10

A mystery unravels when an organization fighting to find a cure for vampirism enlists the help of someone in the group; old loyalties are put to the test with deadly results.

star 7.76
808 votes
Directors: Paul Johansson
Writers: Jackie May, Michael C. Natchoff
Crooked Falls

#4 - Crooked Falls

Season 2 - Episode 12

While the rest of the group fight for survival, Axel and Scarlett defend a mountain stronghold against a relentless foe; Doc makes a medical discovery that could change everything.

star 7.76
796 votes
Directors: Paul Johansson
Writers: Jonathan Lloyd Walker
Veritas Vincit

#5 - Veritas Vincit

Season 2 - Episode 6

Vanessa's past rushes back to confront her in an unexpected way; a secret is revealed that Doc has been protecting; in a bid to bolster his power, Dmitri sends Scab on an impossible mission.

star 7.74
951 votes
Directors: Kaare Andrews
Writers: Jonathan Lloyd Walker
I Awake

#6 - I Awake

Season 3 - Episode 3

Vanessa relives the memories of her ancestor, Lily Van Helsing, in Colonial Hong Kong. There, she learns to control her dark side and fights the B'ah, the second vampire Elder.

star 7.74
608 votes
Directors: Michael Nankin
Writers: Jonathan Lloyd Walker
Everything Changes

#7 - Everything Changes

Season 2 - Episode 7

Vanessa faces off with Dmitri; Axel fights against becoming a full-fledged vampire; Sam tracks Mohamad, Flesh and Lucky; Scab tries to enlist a fierce group of vampires to join Dmitri.

star 7.71
887 votes
Directors: Kaare Andrews
Writers: Jeremy Smith, Matt Venables
Christ Pose

#8 - Christ Pose

Season 3 - Episode 12

Scarlett is reunited with Axel but he is badly injured before they can find Vanessa. A mysterious man helps them find their way. Flesh and Jolene are fugitives on the run from Blaktek.

star 7.70
488 votes
Directors: Leslie Hope
Writers: Jonathan Lloyd Walker
Dark Destiny

#9 - Dark Destiny

Season 4 - Episode 1

With the amulet in hand, Vanessa and Lily escape from Elder Sam and return to the real world.

star 7.70
212 votes
Directors: David Winning
Loud Love

#10 - Loud Love

Season 3 - Episode 9

Doc and Jolene clash with Denver authorities over the repellent. Flesh chooses to face his past. Axel struggles with leaving Scarlett behind. Ivory and the Sisterhood infiltrate Denver.

star 7.70
497 votes
Directors: David Winning
Writers: Jeremy Smith, Matt Venables
Wakey, Wakey

#11 - Wakey, Wakey

Season 2 - Episode 9

A tense standoff between law enforcement and the survivors erupts into a bloodbath; in a bid to evade a vicious breed of vampire, Axel and Scarlett find themselves hunted like prey.

star 7.68
831 votes
Directors: David Winning
Writers: Jeremy Smith, Matt Venables
Like Suicide

#12 - Like Suicide

Season 3 - Episode 6

Vanessa has a final showdown with the Second Elder in San Francisco. In Denver, Flesh, Doc, Julius and Jolene learn that even in a Safe-Zone, life isn't easy.

star 7.66
513 votes
Writers: Jeremy Smith, Matt Venables
Fresh Tendrils

#13 - Fresh Tendrils

Season 3 - Episode 1

Vanessa is once again resurrected and must confront her family's legacy; Axel, Scarlett and the others fend off Blak Tek's forces, who hope to add Scarlett to their list of lab rats.

star 7.66
690 votes
Writers: Neil LaBute
Super Unknown

#14 - Super Unknown

Season 3 - Episode 2

To find its totem, the First Elder brings Vanessa, Scarlett and Axel to an abandoned insane asylum protected by powerful vampires, where they discover the legacy of a long dead Van Helsing relative.

star 7.65
648 votes
Writers: Neil LaBute
It Begins

#15 - It Begins

Season 1 - Episode 13

Now in Dmitri and Rebecca's clutches, Vanessa learns secrets from her past and finds herself at a crossroads; Flesh and the Resistance accelerate their timeline to rescue Vanessa; Mohamad and Sheema finally come to blows over their allegiances.

star 7.64
1,727 votes
Directors: Amanda Tapping
Writers: Neil LaBute
A Home

#16 - A Home

Season 2 - Episode 4

Vanessa encounters a group of vampires whose gruesome methods bring savagery to a new level; the Juvenile Delinquents continue their game of cat and mouse with Sam and that has deadly consequences.

star 7.63
1,003 votes
Directors: Jason Stone
Writers: Jeremy Smith, Matt Venables
Save Yourself

#17 - Save Yourself

Season 2 - Episode 5

Vanessa faces off against Sam in a bloody showdown; Dmitri hears news that sends him on a warpath after Vanessa; Flesh, Mohamad and Lucky take desperate steps to save their lives.

star 7.61
974 votes
Directors: Jason Stone
Writers: Neil LaBute
He's Coming

#18 - He's Coming

Season 1 - Episode 12

While on the road to a vampire-controlled camp, Vanessa and Mohamad find themselves in a dangerous game of cat-and-mouse against Sam. Sheema discovers a secret that can bring down the ghetto-cell of the Resistance, while Julius takes a clandestine meeting with Dmitri. Ultimately, Vanessa and Mohamad walk into a trap that places one of them in great peril.

star 7.61
1,718 votes
Directors: Amanda Tapping
Writers: Shevon Singh, Jeremy Smith, Matt Venables
For Me

#19 - For Me

Season 1 - Episode 7

Vanessa and Axel lead the hospital's last stand against a siege by Julius and his vampire soldiers; Dmitri's arrival with his vampire ``Death Squad'' reveals a possible civil war brewing among the two vampire factions.

star 7.60
1,969 votes
Directors: Amanda Tapping
Writers: Simon Barry
Big Mama

#20 - Big Mama

Season 2 - Episode 8

As the group struggles with the disappearance of one of its own, they accept sanctuary in a town run by its Sheriff and his troops; Dmitri inches closer to achieving his darkest goal.

star 7.59
853 votes
Directors: David Winning
Writers: Neil LaBute
Pretty Noose

#21 - Pretty Noose

Season 3 - Episode 5

In San Francisco, Vanessa, Scarlett and Axel find and battle against the Second Elder's forces. In Denver, Flesh, Doc, Julius and Jolene rejoin American civilization as best they can.

star 7.59
544 votes
Directors: Jason Priestley
Writers: Jeremy Smith, Matt Venables
Crooked Steps

#22 - Crooked Steps

Season 3 - Episode 8

On a distant island, Vanessa and Scarlett battle the Third Elder which leads Vanessa to make a choice about her path forward, one that Scarlett does not agree with.

star 7.59
521 votes
Writers: Neil LaBute
Birth Ritual

#23 - Birth Ritual

Season 3 - Episode 13

Vanessa and Sam face off to find the Last Elder, with Scarlett, Axel and Mohamad caught in the crossfire. Julius fights the Sisterhood, while Doc unlocks the secrets in the Dark One's blood.

star 7.57
503 votes
Directors: David Winning
Writers: Jonathan Lloyd Walker
Been Away

#24 - Been Away

Season 3 - Episode 11

In his hometown, Axel fights both his tragic past and a vicious pack of Daywalkers. Sam can't find Mohamad, and takes his anger out on Chad and Mike.

star 7.57
501 votes
Directors: Jacquie Gould
Writers: Jackie May
In Redemption

#25 - In Redemption

Season 2 - Episode 2

Vanessa fights to get her daughter out of the citadel; Dmitri and Antanasia hatch a plot to stop Vanessa; Mohamad risks his life to save Vanessa and Dylan.

star 7.51
1,202 votes
Directors: Michael Nankin
Writers: Jonathan Lloyd Walker