Columbia TriStar surprised a lot of Forever Knight
fans by releasing the second season of the cult supernatural series on DVD, despite underwhelming sales of the first-season set; what's even more exciting about this six-disc box for longtime followers are its supplemental features, which include commentary by star Geraint Wyn Davies and series co-creator James Parriott. Overall, the second season is marked by change, both in front of and behind the camera: vampire detective Nick Knight's former master and nemesis, LaCroix (Nigel Bennett), takes a more active role in the series, and offers a direct threat to Nick's desire to become mortal again, while Nick's lengthy past is explored more deeply in flashbacks. Gary Farmer's Captain Stonetree is gone, having been replaced by Natsuko Ohama as Captain Cohen-however, she too would leave the show by season's end, as would Gary Kapelos (Nick's partner, Schanke), and Deborah Duchene (Janette Ducharme).
What didn't deviate from the first season was the abundance of exciting and imaginative stories--highlights from season 2 include "Stranger Than Fiction," in which Nick falls for an Ann Rice-like writer; "Father's Day," which partners LaCroix with the Mob; the return of Jack the Ripper in "Bad Blood"; and "Baby Baby," one of two second-season episodes directed (quite well) by Wyn Davies. Extras include Wyn Davies and Parriott providing commentary for two episodes ("Blood Money" and "Killer Instinct"), while Nigel Bennett goes it alone for a pair ("A More Permanent Hell" and "Curiouser and Curiouser"). Parriott and Wyn Davies also appear in a 20-minute featurette (titled, appropriately enough, "About the Show"), and a brief segment in which they answer questions posited by series devotees. In short, season 2 has plenty for FK aficionados to (ahem) sink their teeth into. --Paul Gaita
From the Back Cover
The undead are unleashed for the second season of the sexy an stylish vampire horror series FOREVER KNIGHT, starring Geraint Wyn Davies as Nick Knight, a 13th century vampire working as a police detective in modern day Toronto. Season Two highlights include: Nick's battle with Jack the Ripper in the terrifying "Bad Blood"; his infiltrating the "Luminology" cult and getting brainwashed in "Faithful Followers"; and finding romance with an Anne Rice-type author in "Stranger Than Fiction." And in "Blood Money" and "Baby Baby," star Geraint Wyn Davies steps behind the camera to direct. Natsuko Ohama, as Captain Amanda Cohen, joins the cast in Season 2. During the course of it's three-year run, FOREVER KNIGHT amassed a huge cult following, whose fans can now sink their teeth into the delights of Season Two.