Life happens at the most inopportune times on What We Do In The Shadows. In “Freddie,” Guillermo (Harvey Guillén) has a visitor from overseas and Laszlo (Matt Berry) takes over management of Baby Colin’s (Mark Proksch) career.
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Nadja’s (Natasia Demetriou) nightclub is a hit, primarily because of Baby Colin Robinson. The Vampires love BCR. Even celebrities are showing up to catch the show. the latest celebrity sighting is Sofia Coppola, Jim Jarmusch, and Thomas Mars. Sofia and Thomas ordered the celebrity special and unfortunately, they are dead now. Nadja is having a great night until the Guide (Kristen Schaal) informs her that BCR is not performing.
Laszlo decided it’s time for him and Colin to get something out of the nightclub gig. He gives Nadja a new contract, even though BCR never signed on to begin with. BCR doesn’t care about the contract or the money, he just wants to sing and dance. Nadja refuses to look at the contract, so Laszlo takes Baby Colin to find a club that will accept his terms.
LOVE IS IN THE AIR
Guillermo has been secretly … but not so secretly, talking to someone on FaceTime. Now that he’s out, he’s ready to reveal that he met someone while in England with Nadja. His name is Freddie (Al Roberts) and Freddie just happens to be on his way to Staten Island to spend the weekend with Guillermo. To Guillermo’s surprise, Freddie arrives early.
Nandor (Kayvan Novak) is home when Freddie arrives. He doesn’t pay too much attention to Freddie until Guillermo starts showing his boyfriend around the house. Nandor finds Freddie very charming and funny … something he’s missing with Marwa. Guillermo and Freddie leave to explore the city, leaving Nandor and Marwa (Parisa Fakhri) alone.
Nandor can’t stop thinking about Freddie, no matter how hard he tries. (He’s not trying hard at all.) He asks Djinn (Anoop Desai) to transform Marwa to an exact copy of Freddie; appearance, personality … everything! Djinn asks no questions. He just snaps his fingers and Nandor has his own Freddie now.
Guillermo and Freddie spend the day in New York City based on Freddie’s list of everything he wanted to do in the big city. Nandor and his Freddie are also in the big city, doing all of the things on Freddie’s list. Guillermo is having a great time but keeps seeing Nandor everywhere. He thinks he just needs a life outside of work.
After Colin left, the club goes downhill. The Guide is concerned about Nadja’s state of mind. She’s been drinking the blood of drunk celebrities. The club decides to audition new children performers to replace Colin. All of the kids are cute, but they don’t have the same kind of appeal that Baby Colin has. Nadja abandons the idea of featuring a child performer and decides to go a different route. She books the Le Cirque Erotique. They are erotic vampire circus performers. Nadja is convinced the vampire crowd will love them.
Laszlo and Baby Colin travel to upstate New York to another vampire club. BCR entertains the folks on the bus while Laszlo collects their money. Laszlo is excited about BCR’s tour and thinks he can make a killing on the kid. When they get to the hotel, Laszlo steps out to make a phone call. When he returns to the room, Baby Colin isn’t a baby anymore. He’s taller, has acne all over his face and his voice starts cracking. Hello puberty.
When the Le Cirque Erotique arrives at Nadja’s club, there’s only one performer, Gustave Leroy. He is kind of a contortionist who can pleasure himself. The vampires love it but it’s over too quickly. Then the vampire crowd gets angry. To make them happy again, Nadja decides to turn on the blood sprinklers. The sprinklers break, causing the crowd to leave.
Guillermo returns home from his date to find Nandor and Freddie #2 lying naked in front of the fireplace. He’s really confused and a little annoyed. Freddie #1 follows him into the room and starts screaming when he sees Freddie #2. Nandor hypnotizes them both so that they calm down. In an effort to keep them calm, the two couples play board games. The two Freddies are on a team and having the time of their life.
Guillermo is really annoyed now. He pulls Nandor aside and asks why he had to take this away from him. Nandor doesn’t think he did anything wrong; he just really liked Freddie. Guillermo says this is his last night with Freddie and he won’t let Nandor spoil it. He grabs Freddie and leaves.
The next morning, Freddie #1 returns to England. Guillermo goes back to his boring life of taking care of Nandor and Freddie #2. Even when his Freddie calls, the other Freddie takes over the call. It’s hard for Guillermo to see Freddie #2 with Nandor and in a better relationship with Freddie #1.
ALL ABOUT FREDDIE
Colin’s tour is canceled. He becomes temperamental. He’s acne is worse and he smells. Things get worse when they get to the new vampire club. Colin’s tiny voice is deeper now and he’s off key. He does his best to perform, but he’s eventually boo’d off stage. Nadja’s club is a failure without Baby Colin. So she’s happy when Laszlo and Colin return home. She realizes that Colin has grown up. Now there is no hope for the club.
Nandor finally realizes what he did to Guillermo. He feels bad and says it was wrong and selfish. He tried to give Freddie #2 to Guillermo, but Guillermo refused. Guillermo lays in his hidey-hole pouting all day. There is only one thing Nandor can do. He has to let Freddie/Marwa go. Marwa always wanted to travel the world and she likes being Freddie #2. So Nandor leaves her in that form and gives her money to travel.
Guillermo has been taking money from the nightclub. He uses it to fly to England to surprise Freddie #1. It’s the first time he’s smiled in weeks. Guillermo videos his surprise for the documentary. He turns down a busy street and sees Freddie #1, with Freddie #2. Guillermo turns around and walks away.
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What We Do in The Shadows airs Tuesdays on FX and the next day on FX on Hulu.
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