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I merely point out that it’s something of a mystery, and the police should keep an open mind.
―The maid, on London’s recent attacks.[src]

An unidentified maid attended a party in London, 1880.

Biography

During a party in London, 1880, the maid discussed with Cecily Addams, Charles, and an unidentified gentleman about a recent rash of disappearances. She pointed out that, despite the indication they were caused by wild animals, it was a mystery, so the police should keep an open mind during the investigation. Indeed, the attacks were likely the work of vampires, as the Whirlwind was in town.[1]

When William Pratt arrived at the circle, the amateur poet changed the subject to poems, prompting the unidentified gentleman to snatch his unfinished work and read it out loud. Despite the maid’s initial curiosity on hearing it to be saved from a dreary topic, the poem amused her as well as the crowd, who all laughed at him.[1]

Afterwards, she mentioned William was called “William the Bloody” because of his “bloody awful poetry”.[1] An ironic statement, William’s vampire persona Spike would gain notoriety with the nickname for torturing his victims.[2]

Behind the Scenes

  • She was portrayed by Katharine Leonard.
  • The maid name is never addressed during episode "Fool for Love", simply credited as “Female Partygoer”.
  • In the non-canon comic "Old Friends", the maid and all party-goers die immediately after William leaves the house; in response to his wish that they were the bloody ones, all present bleed from their eyes, their blindness cause a house fire.

Appearances

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Fool for Love"
  2. "School Hard