I love this series, this installment included, but at this point I'm convinced it's someone's VtM game with the serial numbers filed off. Their are a couple of scenes where people are killed in public without any crowd reaction, and John especially is shown to have inhuman levels of stamina and resistance to damage. I'm pretty much convinced that his big impossible task involved diablerizing someone who was way above his pay grade.Wrong RPG. This is V:tM, not Shadowrun. Winston is a powerful local Prince who is striking at the heart of the Camarilla.
I'm a little disappointed with Winston, his people were woefully unprepared for the High Table forces, much less the ninja assassin clan. If John hadn't come back as fast as he did, the high table would have cleaned him off the board with little loss. It might be that he held back some of his better forces when he turned John though. It feels like Winston is playing the long game here, and intentionally shot John to feign allegiance while working with the Bowery King to get John to where he could recover. I can't see how the next film doesn't end with all out war against the High Table.