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Is Owen Marvin Really Dead on ‘Nancy Drew’?

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In the past few episodes, Nancy Drew has thrown some wild twists at the Drew Crew, and it has left the audience in a state of constant shock.

*SPOILER ALERT — the post contains spoilers. We advise you to stop reading if you’re not caught up with episodes*

One of the show’s biggest twists was the reveal that Nancy Drew is not Carson and Kate Drew’s biological daughter.

Nancy has been haunted by the ghost of Lucy Sable, and initially, it seemed like she wanted Nancy to solve the mystery of her death before an unlikely connection revealed that Lucy was Nancy’s biological mother.

And that means that Ryan Hudson is her father! It’s been a few weeks since the reveal and it still has my mind spiraling in all different directions.

The series didn’t even give us (or poor Nancy) any time to recover from the twist because the following episode resulted in the tragic death of Owen Marvin, Nancy’s love interest.

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Nancy Drew — “The Terror of Horseshoe Bay” — Image Number: NCD115b_0132b.jpg — Pictured (L-R): Maddison Jaizani as Bess, Alex Saxon as Ace, Miles Gaston Villanueva as Owen, Kennedy McMann as Nancy, Tunji Kasim as Nick and Leah Lewis as George — Photo: Jeff Weddell/The CW — © 2020 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Owen’s death was a result of Nancy and her friends summoning the Aglaeca and not paying the blood toll.

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.

Nancy hoped it was enough, but it wasn’t as the portents began shortly after they conducted the spell.

Nancy and the Drew Crew then opted to perform a ritual to mask Nancy so that the “spirit” couldn’t find her and she could cheat fate and continue on without paying the toll, but the portents only intensified.

That’s when it dawned on Nancy that the Aglaeca must have been a human entity and thus, the ritual only infuriated it.

As a result, they found poor Owen dead in the bathtub with a bloody, gaping hole in his stomach likely from the fisherman hooks.

Of course, upon seeing such a gruesome sight, everyone’s first reaction is that “Owen Marvin is dead.” And I’m not arguing with it, but I’m also not 100% convinced.

Many shows rooted in the supernatural have a penchant for bringing people back from the dead, and that goes double for any CW series.

Nancy and the Drew Crew dabble in all kinds of seances, spells, and rituals, so there’s a huge likelihood that they can find a way to bring Owen back.

Maybe the can make a deal with the Aglaeca? We’ve only scratched the surface of fully knowing what it wants and how it operates.

There’s also a chance we see Owen Marvin in the spirit world since Nancy has a way of reconnecting with the dead and/or being haunted by them.

Read More: Find Out How Owen Marvin Died on the Season Finale of Nancy Drew! 

What I’m saying is that dead doesn’t really mean dead on television.

However, Miles Gaston Villaneuva’s Instagram suggests that his character, Owen Marvin, is dead dead.

In a post from three days ago he wrote, “RIP Owen. so sad & disappointing. definitely not my choice. definitely blindsided. no one told me why.”

https://www.instagram.com/p/B-xnNqMgpDI/

Miles seems very triggered and upset by the death (as he should be) as he alludes to the fact that it was a decision he was not forewarned or consulted about.

After thanking friends for their support on this “short run,” he goes on to encourage people to be better and to stand up against those in your “inner-circle” badmouthing others.

Is he alluding to some tension on the set as the reason he was written off? Was there some drama between the cast behind closed doors?

While he seems to be coming from a real place of hurt and anger, there’s a slight chance Gaston Villanueva is trying to make us believe his death is permanent.

Is he throwing us off?

Is Owen Marvin Dead on Nancy Drew

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On one hand, it would be foolish of The CW and Nancy Drew to kill off a promising character.  Nancy just found out her father and her boyfriend are rivals, which would undoubtedly make for compelling television.

There were so many story avenues to explore with Owen’s ties to the Marvin’s and his relationships with Nancy and Ryan.

His death seems premature and foolish.

However, on the other hand, as an audience, we’ve grown so accustomed to death on shows never being final. It’s the very reason why this article exists.

While I’m an Owen Marvin fan and hope his death is reversible, there’s something to be said about a series upping the stakes in a permanent fashion that’s refreshing and keeps audiences on their toes.

Is Owen Marvin Dead on Nancy Drew

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Horseshoe Bay is a town filled with uneasy spirits. Nancy’s decision and actions to wake the dead and follow mysteries must have repercussions not only for herself but for her friends as well.

Killing off someone that had the potential of becoming a main character pushes the boundaries, it changes the narrative, and it forces characters into uncomfortable and painful situations that inspire character growth.

It’s a stark realization that what they do matters and has permanent consequences.

And for the audience, it means that we’ll never see what’s coming next.

Update: Gaston Villanueva tweeted us after we published this article and yep, he’s a ghost. 


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Fall television is going to look a little different this year as many scripted dramas and comedies get pushed back to a midseason 2021 premiere due to the coronavirus.

Some networks have done a better job of securing new offerings that have filmed enough episodes to be included in the September kickoff to TV season.

There’s a slew of new shows in the works from prime networks — ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX, and The CW — that are beginning for your attention. 

Check out the comprehensive guide ahead of the 2020-2021 TV season.  and make note of what you’ll be adding to your DVR. 

 


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CBS Reveals Fall 2020 Lineup With ‘All Rise,’ ‘Young Sheldon,’ and ‘Survivor’

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CBS has revealed its fall 2020-2021 lineup, and it’s looking slightly different than the schedules previously released by The CW and FOX

For starters, CBS doesn’t seem to be wavering in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic — it’s moving full-force ahead with slotting in scripted programming for the upcoming season.

The network is confidently banking on the return to production for many of its shows in time to get episodes filmed and edited by September. 

Either they’re being very optimistic or they know something we don’t.  

CBS added your favorite TV shows like NCIS, Survivor, Young Sheldon, All Rise, Mom and Blue Bloods to the schedule. 

Other networks took precautions with their fall lineups offering fool-proof programming; FOX is betting heavily on the return of football and animated series while The CW has acquired rights to pre-produced shows that will take the place of their vast original programming. All FOX and The CW scripted dramas will premiere in 2021 as part of the midseason slate. 

CBS pushed Silence of the Lambs sequel series Clarice to its midseason along with S.W.A.T. and Undercover Boss.

Check out the CBS 2020 fall lineup below:

MONDAY
8 pm The Neighborhood
8:30 pm Bob Hearts Abishola 
9 pm All Rise
10 pm Bull

TUESDAY
8 pm NCIS
9 pm FBI
10 pm FBI: Most Wanted 

WEDNESDAY
8 pm Survivor
9 pm The Amazing Race
10 pm SEAL Team

THURSDAY
8 pm Young Sheldon
8:30 pm B POSITIVE
9 pm Mom
9:30 pm The Unicorn
10 pm Evil

FRIDAY
8 pm MacGyver 
9 pm Magnum P.I.
10 pm Blue Bloods

SATURDAY
8 pm Crimetime Saturday (drama series encores)
9 pm Crimetime Saturday (drama series encores)
10 pm 48 Hours

SUNDAY
7 pm 60 Minutes
8 pm THE EQUALIZER
9 pm NCIS: Los Angeles
10 pm: NCIS: New Orleans  

 

Previously cancelled CBS shows include: Broke, Carol’s Second Act, God Friended Me, Man With a Plan and Tommy 


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The CW Releases Fall 2020-2021 Schedule, Delays Scripted Dramas like ‘Riverdale,’ ‘Legacies’ and ‘Nancy Drew’ to January 2021

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The coronavirus pandemic has affected the television landscape more than we’d like to admit.

Since mid-March, most TV show productions have been shuttered due to the outbreak, and with things so uncertain, it’s unclear when shows will begin filming again. 

Naturally, this affects the upcoming season. 

Many networks have been improvising with FOX revealing a 2020-2021 lineup that revolves heavily around NFL (pending the season returns on time) and animated shows. 

Now, The CW has made a bold move and unveiled their fall 2020-2021 schedule, which reveals that most of its scripted dramas will be pushed back until the spring 2021 TV season. 

The network is filling the schedule with completed series’ and streaming shows like Swamp Thing and Tell Me a Story, acquired from DC Universe and CBS All Access, respectively, to fill in the gaps. International shows Dead Pixels and Coroner will also fill out the schedule. 

The only new series airing will be the final episodes, which were finalized prior to COVID-19, of Supernatural. 

Peep the schedule below:

Sunday

  • 8/7c: Masters of Illusion (two episodes)
  • 9/8c: Pandora

Monday:

  • 8/7c: Whose Line Is It Anyway? (two episodes)
  • 9/8c: Penn & Teller: Fool Us

Tuesday:

  • 8/7c: Swamp Thing
  • 9/8c: Tell Me a Story

Wednesday:

  • 8/7c: Two Sentence Horror Stories
  • 8:30/7:30c: Dead Pixels
  • 9/8c: Coroner

Thursday:

  • 8/7c: Supernatural
  • 9/8c: The Outpost

Friday:

  • 8/7c: World’s Funniest Animals (two episodes)
  • 9/8c: Penn & Teller: Fool Us (encores)

 

All scripted dramas including RiverdaleNancy DrewBatwomanLegacies, and more will be held until January 2021. This include new series orders for Superman and Louis and Jared Padelecki’s Walker, Texas Ranger spinoff. 

This means that Supergirl, DynastyRoswell, New Mexico, and Katy Keene (pending a season 2 order) will likely be held till the spring TV season likely debuting sometime in May. 

Check out that schedule below:

Sunday:

  • 8/7c: Batwoman
  • 9/8c: Charmed

Monday:

  • 8/7c: All American
  • 9/8c: Black Lightning

Tuesday:

  • 8/7c: The Flash
  • 9/8c: Superman & Lois

Wednesday:

  • 8/7c: Riverdale
  • 9/8c: Nancy Drew

Thursday:

  • 8/7c: Walker
  • 9/8c: Legacies

Friday:

  • 8/7c: Penn and Teller: Fool Us
  • 9/8c: Whose Line Is It Anyway?

The Arrowverse spinoff Green Arrow and the Canaries and an untitled The 100 prequel are awaiting a decision. 

The CW also ordered the Kung Fu reboot and The Republic of Sarah.


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