‘Interview With The Vampire’ Episode 2 & 3: Recap And Ending, Explained – Why Did Louis Kill Alderman Fenwick?

Anne Rice’s classic “Interview with the Vampire” has been adapted into a new AMC series, and it’s off to a roaring start full of drama, thrill, and exquisite romance. The first episode showed the transformation of Louis de Pointe du Lac (Jacob Anderson) into a vampire by Lestat de Lioncourt (Sam Reid). Prior to discussing episode 3’s ending, let’s have a quick recap of episodes 2 and 3.


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What Happened After Louis de Pointe du Lac Became A Vampire?

Lestat de Lioncourt was in love with Louis de Pointe du Lac, so he turned him into a vampire. Now that he was a vampire, Louis was having trouble living his life. He had to drink blood from any source he could. Even breathing was hard for him. Lestat took him to a bar full of people, which made Louis very hungry for blood. Lestat told him he should wait for other people to come to him first. Louis soon learned how to act like a vampire. But the next morning, he started missing his family, so he left the house in a rage. He even pushed Lestat out of the house with his superhuman strength, which is one of the benefits of being a vampire. Lestat tried to stop him because he didn’t want Louis to burn in the sun, which can kill vampires.


But Louis soon figured out what was going on when his skin started to burn soon after he went out into the sun. He needed to return to Lestat. With the help of Lestat, Louis had become a well-known businessman, and as time went on, everyone in town got to know him. When he went to see his family, he found out that his sister is going to have a twin, thanks to his vampire-like powers. In any case, as time went on, the distance between him and his family widened. He had even stopped putting up with the White people making fun of and insulting him. When someone made fun of him because of the color of his skin, he would drink their blood. But Lestat did not agree with this. He knew that no one would notice if they killed random people and drank their blood. But Louis began to kill important people, which may eventually make their secret identity known to the human world.

Later, Louis bought the Fair Play Saloon and turned it into a huge place where everyone including the people of color could go to have fun. Louis became a very important person in society, but he never stopped wanting to kill people. He knew this when he was holding his niece and had to fight the urge to drink her blood. But instead of hurting her, he stopped killing people and drinking their blood. To stay alive, he started drinking animal blood. Lestat also cared about how Louis felt, so he wouldn’t kill a person in front of him. As time went on, Louis began to think that Lestat was controlling him in a funny way. Louis had an idea soon after. He thought that the gift they had should be used to do something big. He told Lestat that they should kill and drink the blood of bad people. Lestat asked him how he could tell the difference between people who were good and those who were bad. Later, Louis learned that he couldn’t judge someone as bad in just one moment.


Anyway, Lestat and Louis came to an agreement that let them both enjoy sexual pleasure wherever they wanted. But when Louis went into a forest with an old friend named Jonah, Lestat followed them. Lestat was too possessive of Louis, but Louis didn’t feel the same way. Soon, the government took over all of the brothels where prostitutes worked. This hurt Louis’s business a lot. He was patient at first, but soon Louis started to ask questions of the people in charge. When he was ignored more than once, he went to talk to a politician who used to take advantage of Louis. There, he killed Alderman Fenwick and put his dead body in front of the people of Storyville. This led to a civil war, and Louis could only blame himself for putting his own people’s lives at risk.

‘Interview With The Vampire’ Episode 3: Ending Explained – Why Did Louis Kill Alderman Fenwick?

Alderman Fenwick was a racist hypocrite who had taken advantage of Louis when they did business together. Since Louis turned him down, Alderman decided to stop Louis’s business from doing well. He was a person who could vote yes or no on any petition. He put the plant on the political agenda on purpose so that it would kill Louis’ business. When it was all over, he acted like it wasn’t his fault that the government was so mean to Louis’s business. But Alderman didn’t know that Louis was a vampire and could hear his thoughts. Louis knew that Alderman was to blame for his loss. But at first, he didn’t let his anger make the decision for him. But it soon got very personal when he saw Alderman giving talks about illegal things while he himself had done them. Louis went to talk to Alderman and killed him there. He told Lestat that he killed because he did it for his people, people of color, because he thought that Alderman was only going after them. Lestat, on the other hand, told him that Louis killed Alderman because he had a grudge against him. He told Louis to stop being silly and stop calling himself selfless. Later, Louis realized that the tragedy that happened to the people of Storyville was caused by him. There were fights and deaths, and Louis was the only one who could be blamed.


Daniel Molloy, a journalist, once brought up a small fact in between interviews. Lestat de Lioncourt chose Louis de Pointe du Lac, a black man, and made him a vampire. He then gave him money to help him become a successful businessman, but society didn’t notice that the man had done well. They only looked at his class and skin tone. Daniel dropped a hint that made me wonder if Lestat’s plan all along was to make Louis a vampire especially because of his skin tone. In the next episodes, we’ll find out more about this.

See more: ‘Interview With The Vampire’ Episode 1: Recap & Ending, Explained Why Did Lestat Want Louis To Be A Vampire?

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Shovan Roy is a creative content writer. Formerly he used to write film reviews on an international film festival website named Beyond the Curve International Film Festival. He also interviewed global directors. He also interviewed one of the characters from the show 'Trailer Park Boys', Mr. Bernard Robichaud, platformed in Netflix. Shovan tends to write through the third person narrative and he loves to do psychoanalysis. He can't say that he has mastered it but that is some sort of hobby of his. Film is a platform where he loves to spend most of his time learning.

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