Blade Trinity changes things up a bit. In this episode, although most people remain unaware of vampires, they are now aware of and fearful of Blade, who gets portrayed by the media as a serial killer. Police and FBI pursuit of Blade (possibly assisted/manipulated by vampires) results in Blade's capture during a raid on Whistler and Blade's compound. Luckily Blade is rescued by Hannibal King (Ryan Reynolds) and Abigail Whistler (Jessica Biel) -- welcome white eye candy of both sexes. Turns out this rescue team is part of a group of vampire hunters referred to as the Nightstalkers who just happen to be working on Daystar, a bioweapon to kill all vampires.
"Drake" who may or may not be Dracula
The Nightstalkers are up against vampires Danica Talos (Parker Posey) and the resurrected first vampire "Drake" (Dominic Purcell). The vampires in this episode not only have better infrastructure (an industrial complex full of comatose humans for a continual blood supply) but also a play to improve the vampire race by turning all Vampires into Daywalkers. The 3rd installation ramped up the action, the eye candy, and the snarky dialogue (mostly delivered by Ryan Reynolds). The special effects definitely hold up better, but that might just be because it was made more recently. The tagline really should have been "Wesley Snipes as Wesley Snipes. Ryan Reynolds as Ryan Reynolds and Parker Posie as Parker Posie.