“Anne Rice’s Interview with the Vampire,” or simply “Interview with the Vampire,” tells a dark tale of romance and horror in the 20th Century. It focuses on the complicated relationship between vampires Louis de Pointe du Lac (or Lestat de Lioncourt). The second episode of AMC’s drama, ‘…After-the Phantoms of Your Former Self’ follows Louis’ efforts to adapt to his new life as a vampire.
Various ethical and physical issues plague Lestat and Louis. The viewers will be curious about the relationship between Lestat and him. Here’s everything you need about the end of “Interview with the Vampire” episode 2. SPOILERS BEFORE!
Interview with the Vampire Episode 2 Recap
The second episode, ‘…After Your Phantoms of your Former Self’ opens with Louis returning to continue the interview with Daniel Molloy following his outburst. Louis’ servants serve Molloy a lavish meal while he apologizes for his behavior. Molloy continues to ask questions about Louis’s past as he eats. The latter happily answers. Louis shares his childhood with Molloy, describing how Lestat bit him and turned him into a vampire. We move to the 1910s and see Louis and Lestat preying upon commoners in the dark alleyways of New Orleans.
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Lestat tells Louis about the changes that his body will experience after becoming a vampire. Louis decides to go home and see his family before Lestat can fully explain the downsides of their immortal life. His skin begins to burn as soon as he steps into the sun. Lestat rescues Louis and restarts his training. Lestat teaches Louis how to control his blood sugar and use his enhanced hearing.
Louis is made a “fledgling,” and Lestat becomes his master. Louis continues to live with Lestat as Lestat charms his way into Louis’ heart. Louis can sometimes feel like a slave because of Lestat’s restraints. He decides to open his own company.
Louis borrows money to buy a local club. Louis transforms the club into a profitable business and repays Lestat with the borrowed money. Louis is still able to control his bloodlust while interfacing with other people. Louis visits his sister and mother to learn that she is pregnant with twins. Louis visits his sister after the birth of the twins and nearly consumes one nephew. Louis is dissatisfied with himself, and Lestat takes the opportunity to convince Louis that he should leave his family.
Interview with the Vampire Episode 2: Why did Lestat kill the Singer? Louis Does Not Like Killing
Lestat attempts to lift Louis’ spirits after he becomes depressed by the idea of separating from his family. Lestat suggests that Louis go to Rome, Italy. But he has actually planned for Louis to attend an opera. Louis is thrilled by the idea and joins Lestat in the opera house. Being a black man, Louis must adhere to certain rules when he appears publicly with Lestat. Lestat presents Louis as his chauffeur. Louis takes his place only after the lights go out in the theater.
Louis praises Lestat’s love for music during the performance of Gaetano Donizetti’s “Don Pasquale.” Louis notices Lestat’s passion for music keeps him connected to humanity and helps him control his bloodlust. Louis notices that Lestat’s expression changes when the male lead sings some wrong notes during the performance. Lestat is lauding the performance and inviting the artists to a drink. However, the male lead clearly seems unhappy.
Lestat shows the Singer how to make mistakes by playing the songs from the opera on a keyboard. The Singer is able to see his mistakes and lose his confidence with Lestat’s performance. Louis, who can read the thoughts of Lestat and feels sympathy for him, uses his powers to help him. Lestat finally sees the opportunity to kill the Singer. Louis is dismayed at Lestat’s actions but is still under the older vampire’s Power.
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Lestat uses Lestat’s kill to teach Louis that they are natural hunters and that they should not be tamed. Louis agrees with Lestat’s philosophy when he drinks the blood of Lestat. Louis tells Molloy in the present that he was only seduced and didn’t believe Lestat was a natural killer. Louis also eats human food during the conversation, suggesting that he still feels connected with his humanity. The episode’s conclusion narrowly distinguishes Louis from Lestat and emphasizes the former’s humanity. It will be fascinating to see how Louis and Lestat develop their relationship.