Dashiell "Dash" Gardiner is a powerful warlock and one of the main characters of Witches of East End. Dash is the son of the late Penelope Gardiner, the older brother of Killian Gardiner, and the father of Ingrid's Unborn Child.
When Dash was only a baby his mother stole his powers to make herself stronger. When she died, his powers were restored. Many years later, Dash was engaged to a woman named Elyse. The relationship was rocky to begin with, but things took a turn for the worse when his brother, Killian, slept with her three months before their wedding day. This drove a wedge between the brothers and started a feud that has continued to this day. Dash was later engaged to Freya Beauchamp.
Unlike his younger brother Killian Gardiner, Dash is very motivated and focused, both on his career and his family. Dash is also very loyal, as he is dedicated to his mother Penelope Gardiner and lives with her in Fair Haven. Dash works at the East End hospital, where he works as a doctor and is often called to speak at conferences due to his vast knowledge. Dash is also a very forgiving person, he chose to forgive his fiancee Freya Beauchamp when he discovered that she had kissed his brother Killian. He even welcomed his brother back to Fair Haven, as Killian has no memory of what Dash did to him and he's the only family Dash has left. Despite their differences, Dash truly cares for his younger brother and was scared that he'd end up killing him only a short while after they started staying under the same roof.
However, upon having been left at the altar by Freya and finding out that his mother died, he ended up becoming bitter and angry, feeling betrayed by what Freya did to him. This is in tandem with his growing curiosity for his newly discovered powers. He is also haunted by hallucinations of his brother Killian. His anger and resentment toward Freya extends to the other Beauchamp women, Joanna and Wendy, as he turned them away despite their reaching out to him kindly. He was furious at his younger brother, Killian, for ruining his engagement yet again, once saying that, for all he cared, he hoped that both Killian and Freya would rot.
He has no hard feelings toward Ingrid, though he might have considered using it as a front to get to understand his growing powers better, as they share identical brain structures. Nevertheless, he approached her kindly and treated her with respect, telling her that she doesn't need to apologize for what happened to him. He even killed Kyle Hutton, his blackmailer, because he wanted to protect her. With Ingrid's help, his worries about his gifts are put to rest, as he discovers he isn't going insane and that he is not alone. He is grateful to Ingrid for telling him the truth and helping him when she didn't need to, promising that he'll do anything for her in return for all that she has done for him. He clearly trusts Ingrid a lot and holds her in high regard.
He is seen to be very adventurous with his newfound gifts, convincing his younger brother to try a spell from his family's grimoire. However, upon seeing the deadly effects of what he did, he tried his best to help his younger brother and called for Ingrid to help them out.
Throughout The Series
Pilot - Dash is first seen at his and Freya's engagement party greeting guest. He and Freya then go outside of Fair Haven where they are sitting on a bench over looking the sea and moon. Penelope Dash's mother then interrupts them and takes Freya for a walk. While Penelope and Freya are having a conversation Penelope insults Freya and in return Freya made Penelope choke on a kish Dash then takes her away. Dash then sees Joanna who is Freya's mother looking at a painting of Archibald Browning. He then joins her and they start to talk about the architecture of Fair Haven and how Archibald was into weird stuff. Dash then rejoins with Freya but Freya is not feeling great just then Killian who is Dash's brother surprises him after not seeing each other five years. The next day Freya and Dash are then seen at Fair Haven where they are having sex. Freya is a little upset that Dash has to leave for Europe but he promises her that they will travel after they are married. While Joanna and Wendy are trying to figure out who The Shifter is Joanna reveals that she tested Dash to see if he was a witch by cutting and taking his blood and plucking one of his hair but the test came back negative.
Marilyn Fenwick, R.I.P. - At The Bent Elbow Dash comes to see Freya but finds Killian instead. Dash and Killian then start to play pool Dash ask Killian we he is here in East End and if he wants something from Dash but Killian says no. Dash then wins their game and Killian walks out. He then ask a passing waitress where Freya is but she says she hasn't seen her. Dash finds Freya in the middle of a fire in the bathroom and rescues her Freya wakes up and tells Dash about a dream that she had about a man trying to kill her. Freya tells Dash that she was playing darts with Killian then she went to the bathroom and must of passed out he tells her and he is glad that she is okay and kisses her. After Freya had went home with Wendy and Ingrid Dash went visit to Killian on his boat to try and pay him off to get out of town. Killian refuses to take Dash's money and says that he has decided to stay in East End for a while. Dash tells Killian that "There was a time that I would lay down my life for you, now that I see you it's all I can do not to rip you apart with my bare hands". Killian however says that he feels the same way and Dash leaves. The next morning Wendy, Joanna, Ingrid and Freya come home tired and covered in dirt and sees Dash on the porch. Freya takes Dash inside, Dash is trying to get Freya to tell him what had happened Freya ask Dash would he love her even if he found out she was a freak and Dash tells her that he loves her because she is a freak. Dash sees a bruise on Freya's neck and gets up to get ice but pulls him back she asks him "You don't run away from problems do you, you run towards them, and fix them". Dash reply "Of course that's what you do for the people you love" the two then start to kiss.
Today I Am A Witch - At Fair Haven Freya is having a dream about her and Killian making out when Dash walks in and catches the two but she then wakes up. Dash and Freya are having sex. When they were finished Freya had to get back to her family because she felt like they needed her. They then changed the subject and Freya told Dash that Killian got a job at The Bent Elbow Dash was upset and Freya asked why he hated him so much Dash then revealed the reason why he hates Killian is because Dash was engaged before to a women named Elyse but Killian slept with her three months before their wedding and last was the last he saw of his brother until now. Freya is upset that Dash didn't tell her about Elyse and leaves Fair Haven. At the Bent Elbow Dash waits outside for Killian when Killian finally comes out Dash then starts to walk after Killian. Dash tells Killian that he will not win this one, he promise,. Killian turns to Dash and says "You told Freya what happened five years ago but did you tell her the rest of the story?", Killian then leaves.
A Few Good Talisman - Freya is seen at the window at Fair Haven and Dash comes from behind and starts to kiss her indicating that they made up. Freya starts to ask about Elyse and if his mother liked her he told her not to worry that she doesn't compare to Freya. Freya is still a little hurt that he didn't tell her about that part of his life. They both decide no more secrets. While on her way out Freya sees Penelope looking at a picture of Dash and Killian when they were younger. Penelope then ask Freya to get Killian and Dash to come together and Freya trying to get Penelope to like her agrees. After Maura Thatcher is attacked by Wendy she is taken to the hospital where Dash is working. Dash takes a look into her throat and pulls out a Ramus Mortium and puts it into a glass jar. Freya cast a spell to get Killian and Dash to come together and have dinner with Penelope. Both Dash and Killian but Dash is beeped at the hospital and has to leave and Killian leaves because he has a date leaving Freya alone to have dinner with Penelope. Dash hears Freya playing to piano and goes over to join her she tells him that she had a nice dinner with his mother and that they connected a little bit. Dash tells her that he appreciate her trying to get him and Killian to dinner for his mother and that is proves how much she loves him.
Electric Avenue - Penelope and Freya are seen looking at a beautiful antique dress when Dash walks in. They both quickly hid the dress because it is bad to see the dress before the wedding. Penelope then says its better than what Elyse was going to wear at Dash's first wedding and walks out Dash soon after. At The Bent Elbow Freya realizes a woman is staring at Killian who then reveals that she is Dash's ex-fiancée Elyse who is suppose to be dead. Elyse is then revealed to be a ghost who was able to cross over because Ingrid summoned Adam's spirit and Elyse was able to piggy back. Later at the hospital Elyse goes to visit Dash and apologizes to him for having an affair with Killian but Dash however can not see or hear her. Freya then walks in and tells Dash that she knows Elyse is dead. He tells her that he just wanted to put her behind him and that he knew deep down that they weren't meant to be together and he was more hurt by what Killian did than her betrayal. Elyse who has heard everything tells Freya that he is not the one she came for. At the Bent Elbow Killian is attacked by Elyse and is rushed to the hospital. Killian's heart had stop but Dash was able to save him. Killian has woken with Penelope next to him and Killian tells thanks Dash for saving his life.
Potentia Noctis - At the pool room in Fair Haven Dash walks in to find Killian and Freya swimming to together and asks him to come back to the hospital around 1:00 for a check up. Things between Dash and Killian have also gotten much better. Later at the hospital Dash is giving Killian a check up after Killian's electrical shock. Dash's fellow co-worker Amy Matthews walks in and begins tells him about the mass that he found in Maura Thatchers throat. Amy sees Dash however still has a patient and Dash introduces Killian as his brother Amy surprised because she didn't know Dash had a brother. The two then begin to flirt until Dash sends Killian out because he still has work to do. When Killian leaves Dash is reading the test result of the mass and is astonished Amy then tells Dash the history of another sample of the mass in Louisiana. Freya walks in and sees the mass ask Dash what it is Dash tells Freya it is the specimen that he pulled out of Maura Thatchers throat the day she freak out on her family. Dash and Amy take a break for lunch and Freya steals the mass. Freya takes it to her aunt Wendy and it turns out it is Ramus Mortium you touch it you die but there is an antidote. At The Bent Elbow Freya, Dash, Amy and Killian are having drinks and Freya is secretly serving them the antidote to Dash and Amy telling them that they are celebrating. Dash tells Freya that he has never seen her so interested in his work and Freya becomes upset because she thought Dash didn't think she was interested in her work. Dash quickly apologizes and said it just came out wrong. Freya tells Dash that she wants to be apart of all of his life Dash asks Freya to marry him that weekend and Killian and Amy could be the witnesses and Freya say yes. The four of them return to Fair Haven and go for a swim in the pool and them went to explore the catacombs under it where Freya finds a wall of Ramus Mortium. When Dash and Freya return from the catacombs Freya is worried Dash told her about the first time he saw her that he knew he was going to marry her the two then kiss. After Freya had left Dash went back down to the catacombs and found the wall of Ramus Mortium. The next morning they both decided to wait because if their only going to do it once they should do it right.
Unburied - Dash is woken up by Freya after she is having a "bad dream" but it was actually about her and Killian. Dash asks her what her dream was about Freya tells him that she doesn't remember. He then gets out of bed and gets ready to go to work. Later that day at an event at the library Dash offers Freya to go to London with him because he has a conference there. Freya so excited agrees to leave in a day and Dash offers to take her to Paris as well making her more ecstatic. Freya then goes to Killian and pulls him aside and tells him that she has a feeling that something bad is going to happen. Killian asked if it's about "us" but Freya tells him that there is not "us" and that it was a mistake to kiss him that night of her engagement party. Killian tells her to relax, it will all be fine and they both leave. Behind the bookcase Dash comes out and has heard everything that Killian and Freya was talking about and is very angry. Later at the bar Dash walks in and punches Killian and walks out and Freya goes after him leaving Killian on the floor. When they get to Fair Haven Freya walks in on Dash packing and says that he is leaving for London. Freya ask him what's wrong and why he punched Killian and he reveals that he heard her and Killian talking at the library. Freya tells him that it was a huge mistake, that it was in the past and it didn't mean anything and that he wasn't supposed to find out. She tells him that she loves him but he walks out with his suitcase and leaves for London alone.
Snake Eyes - After Dash has left for London without Freya she hasn't heard from him ever since. When working at The Bent Elbow Freya receives a dozen white roses who she believes is from Dash. When Freya picks up a rose and smells it a thorn pocks her and disappear in her skin. Later she became dizzy and tired but Penelope Gardiner took her back to Fair Haven. When Dash had arrived home from London he found Freya unconscious in his mothers arms and went to get his medical bag. Dash soon discover that Freya was in Anaphylactic Shock and gave to her a shot of Epinephrine. Freya awoken and she ask him how did he get back so fast Dash tells her that he didn't go to the conference while things weren't settled between them. Dash tells her that he was planning on telling her that he can't marry her but after seeing her on the floor about to die he realized that he didn't want to live in a world without her. Freya becomes very happy, Dash and Freya continue on their plans to get married. They then go to Dash's bed Freya asks Dash if he believes in fate he tells her not really and she replies she does she believe that some things are written in the star that some things are meant to be like them. The two kiss and Dash goes to take a shower.
A Parching Imbued - Down at the catacombs of Fair Haven Dash has returned to examine the specimen that he found earlier but to his surprise it was all gone. However it felt a liquid metal that he took to examine instead and called Amy to meet him there at 3:00. Dash then leaves and takes Freya to the arch where they will be getting married. Freya confess's to Dash that she never wanted to get married because she thought that marriage was conventional, boring and normal and the end of adventure in any life until she meet Dash. She realized that marriage is more than a picnic fence and a mini van it's about sharing your life with someone you love. Dash says as someone who has been all around the world this is the adventure is is most looking forward to and Freya replies me too the two share a kiss under their wedding arch. Amy called Dash and told him that she went early to the catacombs. However when Dash went down Amy was no where to be found (because Penelope had killed her). Later at the Beauchamp Family Home Dash and Freya are having their rehearsal dinner where Penelope gave a beautiful toast about the Beauchamps and the Gardiners becoming one family. Dash goes outside and finds Freya who is sadden by her family drama and takes her to the beach. They sit under a large tree and begin to talk about their future together and what if they end up like Freya's parents, divorced. Dash tells her if there is a problem they can fix it, it's a choice to walk away and it him and Freya against the world. They share a kiss underneath the moonlight and look up at the stars.
Oh, What A World! - On the day of Dash and Freya's wedding Dash convinced Roger send Freya a text to get her to the bar. When Freya sees Dash she quickly covers his and hers eyes because she is superstitious and it is bad look to see the bride before the wedding. Dash gives her a gift a sapphire bracelet she could wear for the wedding it is something blue and something new. He tells her that he wants her to have the best and that he is so glad that she is his. Before the wedding after Freya has put on her wedding dress and speaking to her father Freya finds out that Dash is the trickster and that Killian is her soul-mate. She then goes to Dash and break-off the wedding Dash full of anger tells Freya to get out and that h never wants to see her again and breaks a lamp. Dash goes to the docks to confront Killian but he is stoped after his mother died and he receives his powers that if mother took from him while he was a baby. He reaches to Killian, Dash filled with anger let out a telekinetic blast that knocked Killian onto his boat unconscious. Dash then unties Killian's boat off of the docks and pushes it out to sea in an attempt to keep Killian and Freya apart.
Penelope was Dash's mother. He used to live with her in Fair Haven when she was alive and he was dedicated to staying by her side. Though she stole Dash's powers when he was a baby, she loved him nevertheless and left him her family's grimoire as his inheritance with his brother, Killian. She was especially concerned about his relationship with Killian, having enlisted Freya's help in trying to fix their broken relationship. Penelope's death affected Dash greatly, only made worse by the fact that Freya left him for Killian and he was having trouble understanding his new-found powers.
Killian is Dash's younger brother. Dash and Killian's relationship was compromised when Killian slept with Dash's fiancé, Elyse, before their wedding. When Killian returned to East End, Dash was less than enthusiastic and tried his best to keep away from his younger brother. He was also less than enthusiastic when Freya found out about Elyse, something that Dash used to his advantage to keep Freya away from Killian, earning his younger brother's ire for not telling Freya the whole truth. When Dash found out that Killian and Freya had a moment in their engagement party, he was absolutely furious and attacked Killian in The Bent Elbow. Though he eventually forgave Freya, the same could not be said for Killian. Things came to a head when Freya left Dash for Killian, causing Dash to confront Killian and inadvertently attack him with pulses of invisible force. He then loosened the ropes that held Killian's boat to the pier and left the scene.
Dash's anger for his brother remained strong as ever a week after he left him for dead. However, he began hallucinating about Killian, which was coupled with his issues about his growing powers. Finally, both Dash and Killian were reunited when the latter came back to Fair Haven, unaware of his brother's hand at almost dying at sea, and was welcomed back by Dash. Dash and Killian are in the process of repairing their relationship, finally being able to stay in the same room, talk casually, and work together. When a spell they did was killing Killian, Dash was really concerned as he tried everything to help his brother. He was more than glad to have his brother back after he, Killian, and Ingrid worked together to reverse their spell. (See the main page for Dash and Killian)
Archibald was Dash's grandfather. He has never met him and is unaware of the fact that the two of them are related. Though, he keeps a portrait of Archibald in Fair Haven as an homage to the man who built the grand estate.
In Season two, Ingrid told him that Archibald was his grandfather.
Ingrid is the sister of his former fiancé, Freya, and a trusted friend and confidant of his. At first, Dash only wanted to talk to Ingrid because he was curious about why he and the older Beauchamp sister shared identical brain structures. However, he was much more warm and friendly to her than he was with Freya, Joanna, and Wendy. He even kept her from seeing her boss, Dr. Foster, who walked into the 4th of July picnic after being attacked by the Mandragora.
However, it was only a matter of time before Ingrid finally told Dash about his growing powers and the fact that she, too, was a witch. Dash even killed Kyle Hutton, his blackmailer, because he wanted to protect Ingrid from him. Ingrid then helped Dash dispose of the body and promised to help him control his powers, something that earned her Dash's affection and gratitude.
He grew to truly care about Ingrid, stopping by the library to check up on her. He reassured Ingrid that none of the chaos that happened between them was her fault and that he is more than willing to help her with anything, in gratitude for all that she has done for him. Ingrid came to Dash's aid again when a spell he cast with Killian went horribly wrong. Together, they reversed the spell and saved Killian's life. Dash couldn't be more grateful and was more than prepared to help Ingrid when he discovered the wounds on Ingrid's back from feeding the Mandragora, vowing to help her figure things out.
He helps the Beauchamp's to defeat the Mandragora and ask Ingrid out on a Gala evening as friends, buying her a dress. At the party they dance and agree that they're not just friends, they've been through hell together and they saved each other. Dash says that they should "get a little lost, to see where they end up".
At the end of the evening, Dash tells Ingrid she's the only one who's really been there for him, and he says her that for his entire life he's always been the good one in his family, and she realizes he's "the anchor" just like her than they kiss.
Ingrid goes over to Fairhaven to talk to Dash and sees his one night stand and leaves. Dash arrives at Freya's party to talk to Ingrid and they are later seen making love at Fairhaven. When Dash found out that Ingrid was dead, he was devastated. (See the main page for Ingrid and Dash)
Dash was extremely hurt because Freya left him on the day they were supposed to be married. Only a week after, the embittered young man disposed of all the things that reminded him of Freya with a blast of fire that he inadvertently conjured. When he and Freya met again in the Bent Elbow, he pushed away Freya's repentant advances with such hostility that he released a pulse of telekinetic power that pummeled a nearby table. He spoke badly of her to Killian, calling her a "lying bitch". (See the main page for Dash and Freya)
Elyse was Dash's fiancé before he met Freya. They used to be madly in love with each other. Not long before their wedding, she slept with Killian, which caused a rift in the relationship of both Gardiner brothers. She committed suicide not long after and used Ingrid's spell to make her way back to the world of the living to take Killian with her to the Spirit world.
Amy Matthews was Dash's fellow doctor at the East End Hospital, they were also very good friends until she was killed. Amy and Dash were seen examining the Ramus Mortium together in an attempt to discover what it was since they had mysteriously found it inside of Maura Thatcher's throat. When Amy began seeing Dash's brother Killian she became more involved in his life. On a special occasion when Freya secretly gave Dash and Amy the cure to the Ramus Mortium they went onto a some what of a double date Freya and Dash, and Killian and Amy.
Raven was his lover and had sex with her multiple times. She is a special agent who used her sexual nature to get close to Dash when he believed Ingrid was dead. She interrogated him on the murders, stole books from Fair Haven, and later arrested him for murdering Kyle Hutton.
Kyle was the man who blackmailed Dash into giving him thousands of dollars in exchange for keeping the fact that he attacked and "killed" Killian a secret. Dash then found out who he was and threatened him by setting his blackmailer's car ablaze. Kyle then broke into Fair Haven, threatening Dash face-to-face and armed with a gun. Ingrid made her way into the attic and Kyle set his sights on her. Determined to protect Ingrid, Dash inadvertently killed Kyle using his powers, causing both Dash and Ingrid great distress and grief. Dash and Ingrid then disposed of Kyle's body together. However due to a magic fight with Killian, the body was no longer hidden.
Powers and Abilities
Dash is a Warlock whose powers come from his emotions, most notably his rage. Like all warlocks, he can move things with his mind and cast spells. Dash was born a warlock, but his powers were stolen from him when he was just a baby, alongside Killian. Their powers were only returned when their mother, Penelope, was killed. When he first used his powers, he was able to throw Killian around using pulses of invisible force, almost killing his brother.
Dash has an affinity for channeling electricity through his hands and using it for various purposes. When fueled by his rage, he is capable of shorting out computers, making cars explode, and killing a man by bludgeoning him with fists imbued with electric energy. He is also proficient in lighting fires with the power of his mind. Though at first he had to channel his rage to do so, he can now light fires with a snap of his fingers.
Dash's first spell granted him physical, mental, and emotional protection, but took the vitality of his younger brother, Killian. He wasn't skilled enough to reverse the spell, as he called for Ingrid's help to save his brother's life, which they did.
Known Past Lives
See also: Dash Gardiner/Gallery
Dash's novel counterpart is Bran Gardiner, who is arguably a lot different from Dash in more ways than one. He is described as an evil and vengeful man. His true identity is that of Loki, the god of mischief. He was responsible for summoning the poison on Midgard through the Tree of Life. He spelled Freya and made her believe she was in love with him when in reality she was not.
See Main Article: Bran Gardiner