The Drew Crew tackled a brand new mystery on Nancy Drew Season 2 Episode 7.
The writers are so brilliant that a hazing initiation at a “murder hotel” that seemingly had nothing to do with Nancy and her crew somehow connected back to the mystery of George and Odette.
As the season progresses, each episode just gets better and better.
And while the murder mystery wrapped up within the hour, the mystery of George and Odette’s split personality continues on.
Odette’s getting quite good at taking over George’s body, which leaves her with no recollection of what has happened. It’s unclear what she wants, but she doesn’t plan on leaving anytime soon.
None of the exorcisms that George has attempted have worked. And according to Odette, the only way to get rid of her is to kill George. Though I wouldn’t take a ghost’s word for it without doing a thorough investigation.
George wanted to keep the situation of time-sharing her body with a ghost under wraps from her friends, but it was impossible when she was revealed to be responsible for the disappearance of a college girl from the hotel.
Of course, it wasn’t George, it was Odette, but George had a lot of explaining to do.
I think it’s safe to say that for most viewers, the George/Odette involvement was quite the unexpected twist.
It’s odd that a series with so many supernatural occurrences explored a haunted hotel that faked all of its scares as tourist bait.
You’d think they wouldn’t have to do that with Horeshoe Bay crawling with ghosts.
And yet, there was nothing supernatural about the hazing kidnapping.
Jennifer escaped through a servant’s corridor and plunged into the basement where she encountered Odette in George’s body. She figured this was her opportunity to disappear so that she wouldn’t be a college dropout, but when Nancy found her, she realized Jennifer wasn’t ready to leave it all behind her.
It led to a pretty vulnerable heart-to-heart as Nancy was also dealing with her own college woes. Like Jennifer, Nancy thought she had her path all figured out until her mother passed away and college was placed on the backburner.
Since then, her life has spiraled out of control with the hauntings, Aglaeca curse, and family drama, so school hasn’t been much of a priority.
Nancy isn’t even sure it’s what she wants anymore. Personally, I don’t think Nancy would even have the time for it now that she’s Horseshoe Bay’s most sought-after supernatural detective.
With Twitter doing half the work for her, she might as well just open up her own agency.
Jennifer’s case was your run-of-the-mill, textbook Nancy Drew mystery. It’s not the stuff we’re used to from the TV show, which has reimagined Nancy in the best possible way, but it was the stuff that tickled fans of the books. And it was equally as thrilling.
For a moment, it seemed as though Jennifer’s disappearance happened at the hands of some murderous hotel owner, and wow, the only thing scarier than ghosts are serial killers.
Thankfully, that wasn’t the case and the Beaker Hotel was fabricating the scares for profit.
What a relief, right?
Ace formed a pretty flirty connection with Amanda Bobbsey, the receptionist at the hotel who we met on the Nancy Drew Season 2 premiere. To refresh your memory, she was Gil’s twin, who took Nancy to the murderous woods and eventually provided the team with an artifact to beat the Aglaeca curse.
I can’t say I’m a fan of this pairing. Yes, I want Ace to be happy, but it’s very clear that he and Nancy have chemistry that needs to be pursued. Why is the series holding out on us?
Bess and Nancy learned about George’s body-snatcher, but she asked them to keep it a secret from Nick, who is still struggling to cope with her near-death experience. It’s understandable that he’s been traumatized by almost losing the love of his life, but it’s not fair to keep something this major from him. He deserves to know.
Nick and Ryan (and Carson) have teamed up for the ultimate takedown of Everett Hudson, but they have to tread carefully. Ryan has been trying to drum up enough evidence to bring his father down with all the stuff on Tiffany’s drive. However, he can’t show his hand either because that would mean he’d forfeit his place in the will and it would all be passed down to an heir: Nancy.
With everything Nancy has done to Everett, he would destroy her in a heartbeat if he found out that she was his granddaughter, and thus, Ryan prioritized protecting his daughter by snagging a job with his dad so that he could close to him and deliver a fatal blow.
You have to admire Ryan for being on the right side here. Not only is he interested in getting justice for all the things his father has done, but he’s not being reckless — he’s making sure he doesn’t put Nancy in danger.
And finally… the biggest shocker of the evening comes with a new visitor in town that’s looking for his wife.
When he shows Ace the photo of the wife, Ace is shocked to see that it’s Bess Marvin.
We know Bess has her fair share of secrets — she was never upfront about who she was — but keeping a whole husband from your friends who you’ve literally been through hell and back with is quite the omission.
Why did she lie? Why is she running from him? Why is he here now? We need answers, Bess!
And what are the odds he checked into the Beaker hotel? Hope he doesn’t stay in room 413!
Nancy Drew Review – The Frozen Heart Killer(3×02)
Nancy Drew might either be extremely reckless or she’s the bravest person we know.
Option #3 — she’s a bit of both, which makes her Horseshoe Bay’s resident badass.
The FBI profiler that blew into town knew it based on all the hearsay, but he was in denial about it.
However, after he saw Nancy leap into action during her first day as community liaison, he could no longer pretend to be unimpressed.
Without Nancy Drew’s clues, the Horseshoe Bay Police Department wouldn’t have gotten anywhere with their case.
Nancy deserves a much better job within the department, but if she’s settling for a volunteer position, the least they can give her is a better desk.
The FBI agent is the first person within the department to actually acknowledge Nancy’s skills as a rogue detective.
Despite all the assistance over the years, she has never gotten a proper thank you. She’s always reprimanded even though she puts the town and the safety of its citizens ahead of everything else.
It’s funny that it took her seriously jeopardizing a crime scene and making evidence inadmissible in order for anyone to acknowledge her and realize the lengths she’ll go to.
Maybe the FBI agent will stick around in a more permanent setting so that she can officially be clued into Horseshoe Bay matters.
There were definitely vibes between the two of them. Every single male on the series has some kind of chemistry with Nancy, but honestly, can you blame them?
Refer back to option #3 at the beginning of this post.
Nancy is a catch, both professionally and personally, and she fully enjoys the flings, even when they don’t evolve into anything more.
And while she definitely seemed to entertain the idea of a possible romance with an FBI agent, her heart seems to be set on Ace, whether she’d like to admit it or not.
Who was the first person she texted when she heard about DetectiveCon sweeping into town? Ace.
The ship is a slow burn, which is nice because it means the writers value the friendship between Ace and Nancy.
It’s also great that the series isn’t just hinging on the relationship as the main draw.
The show is about supernatural mysteries, so the romance comes in second place. Both Nancy and Ace have their own storylines independent of each other.
They are fully developed characters, so when their paths eventually cross in a romantic way, it’ll be that much more satisfying.
As Nancy pursues the truth about the town’s new serial killer, the Frozen Heart Killer, while working the police angle, Ace and Nick spent the episode running various possibilities to cut down their list of potential suspects.
Honestly, I probably wouldn’t eat at The Claw considering they use their meat lockers for science experiments.
They managed to pinpoint the identity of the man who turned two bodies into corpses with an icebox where their heart used to be, but Trott was an alias so they didn’t get very far at all.
Ace is also likely keeping his distance from Nancy romantically because he’s a good guy that’s loyal to Amanda.
He’s so loyal in fact that he’s giving Mr.Bobbsey a second chance after his stint in prison despite objections from a very concerned Bess.
Ace definitely isn’t that naive — deep down he knew that Bobbsey was asking him to get involved in something shady, but he wanted to give him the benefit of the doubt for Amanda.
Thankfully, when he realized Bobbsey was going to make him an accomplice by driving the getaway car, he put his foot down.
Sorry, Bobbsey, but no one threatens our Ace.
Will this bad blood jeopardize Ace’s relationship with Amanda? Probably.
Bess didn’t trust Bobbsey for one minute, so she tried her hand at casting a protection spell that quickly backfired.
It’s awesome that after the whole ordeal with the Marvin’s, Bess hasn’t given up trying to get to know her ancestors.
She decided to sneak into Icarus Hall to retrieve a candle that Temperance stole from Marta Marvin, but she wasn’t as stealthy as she hoped to be.
Temperance caught her and offered to help her come into her power, which was a tempting but dangerous offer.
I now know why they call her Temperance — it all makes sense.
Bess was excited to finally get a spell right, but I hate that she’s manipulating our girl and using her vulnerability for something more sinister.
Temperance comes off as trustworthy, but deep down, we know she isn’t.
She may have helped Nancy track down Trott using the memory weave, but she’s also involved with the mystery of the Frozen Heart Killer somehow as we saw her using the hearts in the previous episode.
What is she up to? Is she manipulating Trott? It can’t be a coincidence that he showed up in town just as Temperance did.
Maybe Trott is trying to take down Temperance and going after her ancestors to gain strength, which is why he set his sights on Nancy?
The season is also honing in on Nancy’s relationship with both her dads, Carson and Ryan.
While Carson knows Nancy’s plays by heart, Ryan doesn’t really have a clue what it’s like to be a father, so he’s easily manipulated by his daughter while trying to be the “Cool Dad.”
It’s sweet that they both want to carve out a spot for themselves in her life, and they deserve it since she’s always dragging them into her messes anyway.
Ryan has been doing his best, so it was a little uncool for Nancy to use his naivety against him.
Hopefully, she begins to loop them in more in the future because they have proven that they can get down with the supernatural on numerous occasions!
And finally, George and Nick are the absolute cutest. I love that she made it a point not to let the ring define her self-worth, but it’s almost important that she highlighted the importance of accepting the love you deserve.
The engagement ring is a sign of their future — it’s a promise that Nick will be around not only for her but for her sisters.
While the Fan Clan may have had their wall up because of experiences with Victoria, Nick proved that he’s a family guy first and foremost.
Have you ever seen a cuter family talking about BTS? The answer is absolutely not!
What did you think of the episode? Let us know in the comments, Drew Crew!
Nancy Drew Season Premiere Review – The Warning of the Frozen Heart (3×01)
Set against the backdrop of a corn maze, Nancy Drew Season 3 is the perfect kickoff to spooky season.
The long-lost heiress for all of five minutes (she dissolved her grandpa’s company and redistributed assets to the victims amongst his victims with Ryan Hudson’s blessing) and homegrown town sleuth return on a brand new night. But being banished to Friday nights might not be a bad thing for Nancy in the slightest.
There isn’t a better way to wrap up a long week than by indulging in a little mischief and horror after a long workday.
Over the course of three years, the series has proven that it has a gift for delivering compelling mysteries that are way above the YA level.
This season is no different. After season 2 wrapped up the Drew Crew’s journey with the Aglaeca and the Wraithe, but a new mystery was just around the corner that continued to revolve right around Nancy.
Bodies with an “icebox where their hearts used to be” began popping up all over town, but only on properties related to Nancy. The first one was found in a corn maze on Hudson ground, while the second was left right on Nancy’s car.
And if the killer’s message is to be believed, he won’t stop until there are 12 bodies.
Obviously, this is a case for Nancy. No one in town can do what she can, and no one is that meticulous in their attention to detail.
While it wasn’t outright established, the case is definitely connected to Temperance Hudson, Nancy’s relative from the 1800s who used Nancy’s blood to lift the veil to re-enter the town.
Temperance cannot be trusted.
And I knew that cat had something to do with it.
For someone who is dealing with heartless cadavers haunting her around town — I think I almost preferred the supernatural haunting — Nancy and the Drew Crew still found time to plan a romantic proposal.
As a refresher, George popped the question to Nick at the end of last season after finding out she had about 10 years left to live.
When Nick didn’t say ‘yes’ right away and took a week to give her an answer, she became pretty flustered.
Turns out, Nick was planning a romantic gesture and international shipping delays — an authentic gift from her mother in China — caused the brief delay.
Still, the moment was everything George wanted and deserved.
It’s clear that the writers always intended to have Nick and Nancy end up together, but the chemistry between Nick and George is undeniable.
As is the chemistry between Nancy and Ace.
They’re dancing around their feelings for each other right now, and while their crushes are cute, I almost want to remind them that in their line of work they can die at any minute, so why waste any more time?
She was obviously insinuating that Ace didn’t want her when she was telling him about Columbia.
But the feelings are there, and they are palpable. And it’s such a reassurance to all of us day one Ace and Nancy shippers who could feel the sparks but couldn’t figure out if the series actually wanted to go there.
Of course, Nancy and Ace’s relationship isn’t going to come easily.
There’s a deep friendship there that they likely don’t want to mess up.
Ace is also dating Amanda, and it seems that he’s already doing Mr. Bobbsey’s bidding despite only running a few “innocent” errands for him.
Things are bound to get messy before they get romantic.
The bottom line is that Nancy cannot outrun her destiny — she’s born to solve crime in Horsehoe Bay.
With that impressive resume, it’s hard to believe she hasn’t been hired by the police department just yet.
While she may not be on the payroll officially, her talents have been acknowledged by the neighborhood, who nominated her as a community police liaison!
The fact that they gave her free reign to handle whatever business she wants means that they trust her more than they trust the new FBI specialist, who hopefully isn’t a replacement for Tamayo.
Tamayo kind of slid right into the group organically just like Ryan Hudson and Carson Drew. The former has been more privy to the cases Nancy has been working on, while Carson just finds things out in passing.
Did you see the poor guy’s face when he found out about Temperance?
They really have to remember to keep him up to speed.
As for Ryan, he’s learning to live humbly and without relying on money. It’s an adjustment, but it’s fun to watch him navigate the normalcy of the real world with his rose-colored glasses on.
Bess did her best to move on from Odette, but losing your heart’s desire and soulmate is tough.
She’s looking to numb the pain with quick hookups, which is just making her feel lonelier.
Hopefully, Bess gets a proper love interest this season now that everyone is all coupled up. Her luck in the romance department hasn’t been all that great, so she could use a little pick-me-up!
What did you think about the season premiere of Nancy Drew? Is Temperance going to be a royal pain?
Will Carson and Ryan continue to keep the fun dynamic? Will Ace and Nancy go there?
Sound off in the comments section.
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WATCH: ‘Nancy Drew’ Season 3 Trailer Teases Nancy and Ace Romance
The season 3 trailer of Nancy Drew is finally here, and we’ve never been more excited for October 8!
In addition to a possible Nancy and Ace romance (there’s so much chemistry there, it’s insane), the trailer picks up a week after the Nancy Drew Season 2 finale.
Fans can expect plenty of new dark mysteries and murders to continue haunting Horeshoe Bay, along with a deadly new game brought upon by the spirit of Nancy’s relative Temperance Hudson, who is all too eager to cause mischief.
The rest of the Drew Crew — including Nancy’s biological father, Ryan Hudson, and her adoptive dad, Carson Drew — can expect to be dragged into the cursed world of the supernatural.
Watch the trailer below and get ready!
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