Loved this episode--especially the stuff about his daughter and her friend--and their "egg."
But I didn't get any of the references--I didn't get to watch his previous series. But I'm glad they threw those in for people who did get it.
I especially like the info they gave about the disease of Porpheria which started the myth about vampires. It's thought that King George III of England had it too--which accounted for his very "eccentric" way he handled the Revolutionary War in the Colonies.
I love that this show gives real and factual info in its stories.
Writers after my own heart!