Nancy Drew was an intriguing addition in 2019.
Many of us were familiar with the teen detective from the books, but The CW’s character took on a life of her own mainly due to Kennedy McMann’s fresh take on the character.
She’s clever, witty, outspoken, independent, and ready to solve any mystery that arises. Plus, the Drew Crew is always ready to follow her wherever the spirt world may take her.
With plenty of calculated mysteries, jump-out-of-your-seat scares, and jaw-dropping twists, the series rapidly rose the ranks from newcomer to must-watch. It’s hands-down one of The CW’s best shows!
As we await the coronavirus-delayed second season, let’s take a look at some of the biggest twists of Nancy Drew Season 1.
*Beware – spoilers ahead*
Owen Marvin is Dead
Just as Nancy Drew gave in to her feelings and found love, Owen Marvin was brutally murdered. Initially, fans assumed Owen’s death was the result of Nancy and her friends summoning the Aglaeca and not paying the blood toll. Yes, the Aglaeca latched onto Owen during the spell, but Nancy and the Drew Crew were able to pull him back without losing too much blood. The real killer was, surprisingly, of the human form — Lucy Sable’s brother Joshua. Owen died protecting his girlfriend. Their romance deserved a chance and this is a major loss to the series.
The Truth About Lucy Sable’s Death
The mystery of Lucy Sable’s death turned out to be something no one expected. Hoping to clear her father of murder charges, Nancy went to Lucy’s old house with Ryan Hudson and dug up her diary where she learned that Lucy wasn’t killed. In the entry, she confessed to stealing a knife from the Drew household and detailed her plan to end her own life because she was pregnant with a baby she couldn’t keep. She was also threatened by Everett Hudson. Nancy suspected her mother, Katherine, of killing Lucy and ordered a DNA test that revealed the mother of all secrets: Lucy was Nancy’s mother. This explains why she was haunting her the whole time! Right before jumping off the cliff, Lucy handed the baby (Nancy) to Katherine and Carson Drew who took her in and skipped town only to return when she was a teenager to avoid raising any suspicion.
Nancy is Ryan Hudson’s Daughter
Now, if you were blown by the fact that Lucy was Nancy’s mother, it’s about to get even crazier. Since Katherine wasn’t Nancy’s biological mother, Carson wasn’t Nancy’s biological father either. That title went to none other than Ryan Hudson. Yes, the same Ryan who was having an affair with Nancy’s best friend George. Twisted!
Lucy and Ryan had a torrid love affair that his parents were desperate to break up. Nancy was the first to realize it and spent the whole day with Ryan sleuthing. He eventually figured it out after finding her locket that contained her baby photo which looked eerily similar to Lucy’s baby picture. Let’s just say it led to a pretty awkward encounter with Carson.
Nancy’s Dad is Arrested
Carson Drew arrested for the murder of Lucy Sable. It was a theory Nancy was mulling over, but she never planned for it to see the light of day. Unfortunately, she left her diary wide open and Carson’s now-ex-girlfriend, Detective Karen, stumbled upon it and arrested him. Yep, the ultimate betrayal. For a while, it was unclear if Carson was actually a good guy or not, but all of that was cleared up in the finale. He may have lied to Nancy about her parentage, but he was doing it for a good reason. He definitely wasn’t a murder. Well, for now.
Tiffany’s Murder Solved
Aside from Lucy Sable’s murder mystery, Tiffany’s death was one of the core mysteries on the series. And as with most great mysteries, the answer was staring us right in the face. Ryan Hudson was considered a suspect in Tiffany’s death since he was the common denominator in both Tiffany and Lucy’s demise, but the twist came when it was revealed that he was the intended target rather than Tiffany.
After retracing the steps of the fateful night at The Claw, Nancy realized that Josh, Lucy’s vengeful brother, was hoping to get his revenge on Ryan for his sister’s untimely death. He snuck into the restaurant and poisoned a salad he knew Ryan would order. However, Ryan sent the salad back and instead of tossing it, Ace, Bess, and George accidentally served it to Tiffany. Tiffany’s death was a complete accident and if one of the events had gone differently — Ryan didn’t show up, Bess dropped the salad, etc. — she would’ve been alive!
Bess is a Marvin
In the fourth episode of the series, we learn that Bess isn’t who she said she is! Her name is Bess Turani, she has a British accent, and she believes she’s a descendant of the Marvin clan. This is the moment when fans truly start to question if anyone is actually telling the truth in this series. Later episodes prove that she is a Marvin, after all, but that might not be all that’s it’s cracked up to be. In the finale, she accepted Aunt Diana’s invite to live at the mansion, but with the Marvin’s, everything comes with a price. Is Bess ready to pay?
Lisbeth is an Undercover Agent
There was something suspicious about Lisbeth from the get-go, but who would’ve thought she would be revealed as undercover state police who was pretending to be a driver for the Hudsons because she was investigating them! Lisbeth was worried that her cover would be blown, but the Drew Crew promised to help her keep her identity a secret. Bess and Lisbeth even broke up so that she can show the Hudsons her loyalty. By episode 11, Lisbeth helped Nancy trap Mr. Hudson in a confession that led to his arrest at a Marvin-Hudson dinner party. Don’t mess with Nancy!
What other big twists would you add to the list?
Summer TV 2021: 13 Shows and Movies Heating Up Your Screen
The weather isn’t the only thing heating up!
As society reopens following the COVID-19 lockdowns, your summer itinerary likely includes hitting the beach and the pool, checking out local patios, throwing a BBQ, and catching some rays!
But after a long day of being out and about, there’s nothing better than settling in with a good, new show.
Thankfully, there are plenty of new shows, movies, and seasons waiting for you this summer!
From scandalous teen dramas to psychological thrillers — there’s something for everyone to binge-watch!
Check out our list below:
Why Women Kill – June 3 (Paramount+)
In the second season, Allison Tomlan (Good Girls, Emergence) stars as Alma a meek housewife looking to join an elite garden club run by Rita Castilla (Once Upon a Time’s Lana Parilla) when she unearths a secret about her husband that flips her world upside down!
In the Heights – June 11 (HBO Max)
From the man that brought you Hamilton, Lin-Manuel Miranda does it again with a musical that celebrates New York’s mostly Puerto Rican neighborhood of Washington Heights and the lives and dreams of those living in it. Watch the first eight minutes below:
Kevin Can F**k Himself – June 13 (AMC)
Annie Murphy’s first post-Schitt’s Creek role is a promising one. She plays the role of a housewife perfectly, but she longs to break free from the confines of a sitcom wife and land the lead role while realizing that she wants to murder her husband. The series attempts something that’s never been done before as it alternates between “single-camera realism and multi-camera comedy.”
Elite – June 18 (Netflix)
Murder, mystery, sex, intrigue — Elite has it all. If you’ve seen the first three seasons, you know what to expect from the students of Las Encinas. If you haven’t, well, you’ve got some time to catch up before season 4 drops!
Sex/Life – June 25 (Netflix)
Gossip Girl – July 8 (HBO Max)
The series that shot Blake Lively to worldwide fame returns! Are you ready to return to the Met steps and read more tea from the private school teens? The new version of the beloved hit series taps into the role social media plays in the spread of gossip amongst NYC’s elite. We bet you’ll find yourself tuning in simply for the nostalgia factor.
Fear Street: A Film Trilogy Event – July 2, 9, and 16 (Netflix)
Think of this as Halloween in July! Netflix has tapped into R.L. Stine’s novels for the three feature films, which will debut over the course of three Fridays. The movies are set in three different time periods — 1994, 1978 and 1666 — and focus on the haunted town of Shadyside, home to a spirit that possess people and forced them to commit murders.
Virgin River – July 9 (Netflix)
Virgin River is a small town with lots of drama. And Mel is gearing up to find out who shot Jack in the upcoming third season, which teases “a funeral, a fire, divorce, a hurricane, and a new romance.”
Schmigadoon! – July 16 (Apple TV+)
SNL’s Lorne Michaels brings together two of the greatest comics, Keegan-Michael Key and Cecily Strong, for a six-episode musical series that parodies iconic Golden Age Musicals. The duo star as a couple that goes backpacking in hopes of reviving their romance when they stumble upon a town living in a 1940s musical. The worst part? They can’t leave until they find “true love.” Other notable names include Alan Cumming, Kristin Chenoweth, Aaron Tveit, Dove Cameron, Ariana DeBose, Fred Armisen, Jaime Camil, Jane Krakowski and Ann Harada.
Roswell, New Mexico – July 26 (The CW)
Nine Perfect Strangers – August 18 (Hulu)
Is there anything Nicole Kidman can’t do? Hailing from the author who also wrote Big Little Lies, this star-studded mini-series finds nine people (Melissa McCarthy, Bobby Cannavale, Michael Shannon, Regina Hall, Samara Weaving and Manny Jacinto) who attend a health-and-wellness retreat where they find themselves “transformed,” and not in a good way.
The Chair -August 27 (Netflix)
Grey’s Anatomy’s Sandra Oh stars as Professor Ji-Yoon Kim, the first female chair of a university’s English department, in the six-episode satire. Oh also serves as executive producer alongside creator Amanda Peet. Much of the plot is being kept under wraps, but the synopsis teases that we’ll see the “trials and tribulations” of her role within the department.
Only Murders in the Building – August 31 (Hulu)
If you love whodunit’s, you’re going to love the 10-part comedy starring Steve Martin, Martin Short, and Selena Gomez as three strangers who love crime stories and bond over a murder in their apartment complex on the Upper West Side.
What to Watch in June 2021 Guide: Loki, Elite, The Bachelorette and MORE!
The weather is heating up and so are your TV choices!
There are plenty of exciting options coming your way in June, so there’s absolutely no reason for you to be bored this summer!
Get ready to lounge by the pool and binge-watch these new shows and movies!
Why Women Kill – Paramount+ (June 3)
The second season of the anthology series takes place in 1949 Hollywood and follows socialite Rita Castillo (Lana Parilla) and meek housewife Alma (Allison Tolman).
Sweet Tooth – Netflix (June 4)
Based on the beloved DC Comic, the Netflix series takes place in a post-apocalyptic fairytale about a hybrid deer boys adventures. Robert Downey Jr. serves as executive producer.
Lupin: Part 2 – Netflix (June 11)
The heist continues! Per the synopsis: “Assane’s quest for revenge against Hubert Pellegrini has torn his family to pieces. With his back to the wall, he now has to think of a new plan, even if it means putting himself in danger.”
The Bachelorette – ABC (June 7)
Katie made quite the impression when she arrived on Matt James’s season with her trusted vibrator. She then earned the love of Bachelor Nation for being one of the only women in the house not to bully others. Now, she’s on her quest for true love! Will she find it?
Home Before Dark – Apple TV (June 11)
The second season of the mystery drama consists of 10 episodes released weekly. It finds a young journalist investigating a suspicious explosion at a local farm.
Love, Victor – Hulu (June 11)
The Love, Simon spinoff returns for a second season and tackles the hardships of coming out, which makes it the perfect binge-watch for Pride month!
Loki – Disney+ (June 11)
Marvel fans, suit up! Loki is one of the most anticipated releases of the month! Thor fans will get a deeper look at Tom Hiddleston’s character and what happened to his character in the aftermath of Avengers: Endgame.
iCarly – Paramount+ (June 17)
It’s beginning to feel like the 00’s in here! The iCarly reboot brings back Miranda Cosgrove and friends! Per the synopsis, it’s set to “pick up nearly 10 years after Nickelodeon’s original show ended and finds Carly Shay, the original influencer, and her friends navigating work, love and family in their twenties.”
Elite – Netflix (June 18)
It’s getting hot in here. A new mystery, new romances, and new drama unfolds at Las Encinas at the start of the new school year, which brings some new faces!
Too Hot To Handle – Netflix (June 23)
The second season of the reality competition is heating up summer as sexy singles face a $100,000 celibacy challenge.
Bosch – Amazon Prime (June 25)
The last handful of episodes of the series will arrive at the end of the month ahead of the IMDb TV spinoff!
Luca – Disney+ (June 18)
Let Disney+ sweet you away to Portorosso! In the animated film, two sea monsters inhabit human bodies and begin exploring the Italian Riviera! The Pixar film is the second to drop straight to the streaming platform without a theatrical release right after the award-winning Soul!
The CW Reveals Summer Finales for ‘Legacies,’ ‘Nancy Drew’ and More!
The TV season is bleeding into the summer months.
And we’re not mad about it at all.
Typically, the summer season tends to be a bit dry when it comes to new shows, but due to the pandemic, networks were forced to be flexible with the schedule.
As a result, we’re going to be lounging by the pool with plenty of new episodes to binge!
Here’s when all the summer finales will air:
Monday, May 24
9/8c Black Lightning
Wednesday, June 2
9/8c Nancy Drew
Thursday, June 24
Sunday, June 27
Sunday, July 16
Monday, July 19
8/7c All American
Tuesday, July 20
8/7c The Flash
Wednesday, July 21
8/7c Kung Fu
Thursday, August 12
Tuesday, August 17
9/8c Superman & Lois
And don’t forget to check out all the summer premiere dates on The CW that include Riverdale, Roswell, New Mexico, In the Dark, and The Republic of Sarah.
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