Content material warning: The next story accommodates spoilers for “What We Do in the Shadows.”
On the finish of “What We Do in the Shadows” season 4, Guillermo (Harvey Guillén) makes the drastic choice to ask Derek (Chris Sandiford) to show him right into a vampire. Fed up after years of his grasp, Nandor (Kayvan Novak), ignoring his pleas, decides to get it completed himself.
However at the start of the present’s fifth season — which premiered its first two episodes on July 13 — we discover out Guillermo’s turning did not work. Or it did work, however solely slightly bit. In the beginning of the season, it has been 16 days and the everyday vampire powers have not totally are available for him, which is very irregular. Guillermo can nonetheless eat meals (although he does crave very uncommon meat) and exit within the solar. He cannot, nonetheless, flip right into a vampire bat and fly away.
Guillermo additionally learns that having a vampire who’s not your grasp “turn” you is an enormous slight to Nandor, which he did not know. Laszlo (Matt Berry) calls it the “greatest humiliation” a well-known can inflict on his grasp, and Nandor says that if Guillermo did it, he would kill him after which himself. Guillermo’s in a tricky spot, as he can also’t have Nandor chew him and fake that Nandor turned him. Why? Apparently, getting bitten twice makes a vampire explode.
Within the third episode, which aired on July 20, Laszlo helps Guillermo examine the weirdness of his transformation. He has small, fleshy bat wings on his again, however he isn’t any sooner and unaffected by garlic. He does have some telekinetic powers and lifts a glass along with his thoughts. We additionally study of a stereotype that for those who spill rice, a vampire should depend all of it. Laszlo and Nandor just do that, however Guillermo would not share their compulsion. Laszlo additionally discovers Guillermo’s sweat is the important thing to his skill to go safely within the solar, although they cannot agree if that makes him a day-walking vampire like Blade or not. Laszlo decides that Guillermo’s transformation has been “stymied.” Later within the season, he makes use of Guillermo’s blood to make animal-Guillermo hybrids (that are severely creepy), however the secret to what’s preserving Guillermo from totally remodeling stays a thriller.
In episode six, “Urgent Care,” which premiered Aug. 10, a vampire physician informs Nadja (Natasia Demetriou) that Guillermo’s blood alerts that he is turned, however he is nonetheless in very early phases. And by the tip of episode eight, which aired Aug. 25, mainly all of the vampires find out about Guillermo’s secret — aside from Nandor.
So why is not Guillermo a full vampire but? Viewers discovered in earlier seasons that Guillermo is a descendant of the legendary vampire hunter Van Helsing, which explains why he is such an exquisite vampire killer (or defender when the coven wants him to be). Is it attainable there’s one thing in Guillermo’s DNA that retains him from totally remodeling? Might he simply be an undead vampire killer now with some bizarre quirks (like no need for blood)? It undoubtedly appears attainable.
Different followers have speculated Guillermo is a Dhampir, a legendary creature that’s the baby of a vampire and a human. Getting bitten solely introduced out among the vampire traits that have been in him all alongside. The vampires additionally appear to consider that if a vampire dies, the vampires they created additionally die. Might killing Derek un-turn Guillermo, making him human once more? Some followers have additionally speculated that the take a look at Guillermo, Derek, and the Baron (Doug Jones) carry out that reveals that getting bitten twice makes you explode did not management for sufficient variables, and Guillermo would truly be advantageous if he was bit once more.
There’s additionally the prospect that Guillermo’s transformation is not working appropriately as a result of he did not have his grasp do it for him. Possibly his transformation will end when he lastly does inform Nandor the reality — even when it breaks their relationship without end. Or there may very well be one other loophole; Guillermo has stated many instances that he isn’t Nandor’s acquainted anymore, he is his bodyguard, and possibly if Nandor accepts that, he will not be so mad. The season finale will in all probability tell us simply what is going on on with Guillermo’s vampirism, and we’ll see if he could make it out of the state of affairs alive (or, reasonably, undead).
The ultimate two episodes of “What We Do in the Shadows” season 5 premiere on Thursday, Aug. 31, on FX and stream the following day on Hulu.