"Rebirth," is the title of the "Near Death" fanlisting, because of Nick dying as a mortal and returning as a vampire in this episode. In it, Nick and Schanke are investigating a case where a doctor has died from an unknown cause, which leads Nick to a special facility where patients undergo "near death" experiences. Nick believes that this special machine can help him return to the gateway he met nearly 800 years ago, and this time return as a mortal. He secretly tries this experiment and falls into an altered state of consciousness, leading him back to the portal. However, Nick will have to face all his sins over the past centuries and this time he has traveled to it as a vampire - not a mortal...
In the flashbacks, France - 1228, LaCroix offers a young, mortal, Nicholas the gift of immortality. He describes how glorious vampirism is, as Nick listens, fascinated. Nick decides he wants this gift - this power - and allows LaCroix to bite him and grant him this wish. Janette and LaCroix watch the nearly-drained Nicholas in great anticipation, waiting for his decision to turn away from the light and return to their world of darkness. While Nick meets the guide, he questions going into the light or returning to LaCroix and his new love, Janette. It doesn't take long for him to follow LaCroix's voice and the smell of his bloody wrist. He returns to his vampire family, eagerly drinking LaCroix's blood, and giving a kiss of life to Janette as he awakens - transformed...
Favorite Quote: "I can give you a gift only the gods can grant, Nicholas. Give your life to me and I will give you ten thousand lifetimes in return. Your existence will be transformed in ways mere mortals can not even imagine. Come to me..." - LaCroix to Nicholas
About The Fanlisting
What is a fanlisting? Well a fanlisting is a place for fans who come together and build a list of other fans with the same interest, this one being the "Near Death " episode of course. The Fanlistings is the brilliant idea of Janine, who originally created the Buffy fanlisting and thought it would be interesting to find out where all the "Buffy" fans were from. Now, there are thousands of fanlistings for actors, tv shows, movies, books, and practically anything you can imagine. However, for each topic, there can be only one fanlisting.
Is this the Official Near Death fanlisting? Yes - in a matter of words. It is not approved by anyone to do with Forever Knight, but it is approved by Janine. If you see another Near Death fanlisting, report it to Janine.