WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS:
IS COLIN DEAD OR UNDEAD?
By Alec Bojalad
There’s some compelling evidence to suggest that What We Do in the Shadows is pulling a fast one on its audience.
Warning! Spoilers ahead for What We Do in the Shadows Season 3.
FX vampire comedy What We Do in the Shadows isn’t well known for killing off its characters. In fact, already being dead is kind of their whole thing!
That all changed with season 3’s penultimate episode, however, when it was revealed that energy vampires have a lifespan of only 100 years.
Viewers had to watch their beloved Colin Robinson die in truly gaseous fashion, and then witness Nandor accidentally cave his skull in for good measure.
The totality of Colin’s death seems hard to come back from. But we think he will, for five important reasons...
The Law of the Conservation of Energy states that energy cannot be created nor destroyed. That bodes well for the energy vampire.
SCIENCE WON’T ALLOW IT
Energy vampires differ from traditional vampires in many ways. Who’s to say that dying after 100 years only to be reborn isn’t just part of the process?
DYING MIGHT PART OF THE ENERGY VAMPIRE LIFE CYCLE
What if Colin planted that fake book for Laszlo to find, get him invested in his fate, and then fake his own death? That would really suck the energy out of the room.
IT COULD ALL JUST BE A PRANK
Vampires aren’t the only undead creatures on What We Do in the Shadows. The show has covered zombies and ghosts as well. Perhaps all energy vampires are doomed to come back as ghosts.
VAMPIRES HAVE OPTIONS
The show could shock its viewers by killing Colin Robinson. But then it would have to endure the rest of its series without actor Mark Proksch. And that’s just an untenable state of affairs.
MARK PROKSCH IS ESSENTIAL
Whatever Colin Robinson’s fate might be, we’ll certainly find out soon with the season 3 finale “The Portrait”, which airs at 10 p.m. ET, Oct. 28 on FX.