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Nancy Drew Review – The Mystery of Blackwood Lodge (1×06)

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These ghosts are getting really advanced on Nancy Drew.

Lucy Sable was not only able to appear in front of Ryan Hudson, but she was also able to grab his hand, transform herself into the way she looked years ago, and kiss him.

How is that possible?

I would not want to be haunted by this townie spirit.

The action took place at The Velvet Masque, an underground exclusive party where rich do weird stuff when they think nobody’s looking.

Nancy managed to work her way into the party alongside Ryan Hudson, who needed her help stealing some very expensive coins belonging to his family.

His goal was to sell them off in the auction so he could have some money to his name now that his father had cut him off.

Admittedly, if the coins were that expensive, they shouldn’t have been that easy to steal. They didn’t even show Nancy breaking in because it wouldn’t have been dynamic enough!

Nancy and Ryan weren’t the most obvious pairing, but they worked.

Nancy has a way of bringing out the best in people, even people like Ryan.

When Ryan realized he was making out with Luce’s ghost, he had no choice but to come clean to Nancy. I mean, you don’t call someone Luce if you didn’t have any personal involvement with them aside from a summer fling.

She had been helping him all day and all he had done was lie to her.

With Ryan filling in the blanks and Nancy decrypting Lucy Sable’s poem about the night she went to the ball, we’re starting to get a clearer picture as to what happened to her and she could possibly be connected to Tifanny.

When Nancy decrypted Lucy’s poem, she realized that the Kraken was Owen Marvin’s Uncle Sebastian, who was having an affair with Medusa, Ryan’s mother, while her husband, Everett, Ryan’s dad, had no idea.

But it’s likely that he did have an idea, or, at least, he figured it out.

When everyone began looking into those coins, they realized that they should have been at the bottom of the ocean.

Instead, the Hudson family had them in their possession, likely cashed out on their insurance, and they sank the ship with Uncle Sebastian on it.

Now, the Hudson’s have never needed money so everything plus the timing points to Everett killing Sebastian because he was a liability.

And around the same time, Lucy Sable was pushed off the cliff, shortly after she witnessed Ryan’s mom and Sebastian hooking up at the party and got called out for it.

All signs point to Ryan’s mom as Lucy’s murderer, but it cannot be that straightforward, right?

Nancy’s a little hot-headed when it comes to her investigations and she immediately called Ryan’s mother out without thinking how she could spin this to her advantage.

Why give up all your cards so quickly in the game? Now, Nancy put a target on her back.

There’s also the fact that her father, Carson Drew, had the bloodied dress stashed in his attic.

He always said he hated working for the Hudson family and from the sounds of it, he was the one who cleaned up their messes.

Did he kill Lucy Sable to protect them?

The next step of this mystery is how Tiffany ties into it.

Why was she killed as a result of Lucy Sable?

Did she figure out who the killer was?

Did she figure out something else that was incriminating about the Hudson’s?

Nancy’s still waiting on the blood test from Tiffany’s body, but the DNA picked up from Lucy Sable’s body belongs to another woman’s.

All the more reason to believe it was Ryan’s mom.

Unless Tiffany and Lucy somehow knew each other and she was there the night of the murder.

I’m cheering for Nick, George, Bess, and Ace to take down the family now more than ever.

Since Nancy got them the coins, they have everything they need to prove how corrupt the Hudson family really is.

Even Owen Marvin, who initially seemed like a bad guy, revealed that he wanted justice for his uncle.

His family always knew that the Hudson’s were responsible, but they never had any proof.

He’s overstepping with Nancy while fully knowing that she has a boyfriend, but while her mouth is talking about how much she loves Nick, her body language is pulling towards Owen and being rather flirtatious.

She clearly doesn’t see what it looks like from Nick’s perspective, but I felt for the guy.

He’s so into Nancy only to see her teaming up with Ryan and Owen and watch her lie about her ghost escapades.

Other Claw Thoughts

  • Bess was a nervous mess on her date with Lisbeth. Thank god they made up for it after.
  • Bess steals on the regular and couldn’t deliver when it mattered! How does a good thief manage to get their hand caught in the cookie jar?
  • Why do rich people always need a creepy sex room?
  • Where’s the Sheriff in all of this?
  • Everyone cleans up very nice!

What did you think of tonight’s episode?

What’s the connection between Tiffany and Lucy?

Who killed Lucy?

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Nancy Drew Review – Saving Ace (1×08)

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Nancy Drew The Path of Shadows Review

The spirit world continues to have a major presence on Nancy Drew. In fact, it’s becoming so common that it’s now odd when we stumble upon someone who hasn’t dabbled in the occult.

Carson Drew is that someone, but he quickly learned that there are much greater forces at work in Horsehoe Bay and his own home.

The “Path of Shadows” illuminates another member that isn’t just aware of the supernatural but has experiences with it. Chief McGinnis hasn’t been the most welcoming of characters considering his crusade against Nancy Drew in the pilot episode and going forward, but he’s also realized that he won’t get anywhere without her help.

Apparently, a group of teenage sleuths is better at being a detective/cop than actual police officers and cops.

When Nancy finds him in the hospital and tells him he “looks like he’s seen a ghost,” she’s being quite literal.

And McGinnis has just seen a ghost.

He believes it’s Ace’s lost soul looking for a way back into his body, but after that “ceremony,” it seems like McGinnis wasn’t entirely accurate about what he was seeing.

Ace was lost, that’s a fact, and though it took poor George some time (of course, it’s her) to find the 6-year-old version through all the noise stemming from Nancy and Carson’s conflict, she eventually succeeded.

It didn’t bring Ace back, but it did help his situation and offered them a lead int who caused the accident that was, as suspected, no accident.

The “killer boots” Ace saw right before going into a coma belonged to a dirty cop named Rawley on the Hudson’s payroll but more on that in a minute.

McGinnis accused everyone at The Claw for allowing dark spirits to hang around, and admittedly, they probably haven’t been following ghost protocol properly. But this latest gaffe is on him.

The dark figure he saw at the hospital wasn’t Ace, and we’re not entirely sure who it was or what they wanted.

If I had to guess, I’d say it’s Uncle Sebastian as he’s the only male ghost we’d be familiar with.

The evil figure followed George out of the “Stranger Things”-esque supernatural layer and kidnapped her little sister, Ted, since she’d been communicating with it.

But what does it want from the town and from Ted? She’s innocent in all of this!

McGinnis may have seemed like he was on Nancy’s team, but he picked up on a lot of tension at the Drew household including a deeper connection to Lucy Sable, which motivated him to write Carson Drew down as the suspect in her death.

Nancy’s going to regret poking around in this case and stirring up trouble for her father at first, but eventually, it’ll hopefully lead her to whoever murdered Lucy that night.

Because we can officially cross Drew off of our list.

Nancy confronted him head-on and though he admitted to stealing her DNA, he had absolutely no hand in Lucy’s death. In fact, there was a logical explanation for why he had her bloodied dress — he was keeping tabs on her for the Hudson’s and was at the scene of the crime the night she died.

Drew claims to have told Nancy everything he saw, but is that true?

The show keeps proving that the line between good and evil is very thin, so maybe there’s some validity to Nancy’s suspicious and untrusting personality.

I hate to be the bearer of bads news, but we still don’t have an explanation as to why the Lucy Sable nursery rhyme was scribbled over and over in their attic, so this mystery and Carson Drew’s involvement is far from over.

Okay, now back to the killer boots.

As George was getting the clue from baby Ace, Nick and Bess teamed up to force the truth out of Lisbeth, who was looking more and more like a suspect.

Much like Carson, Lisbeth had a logical explanation for why she was in town the night of Ace and Laura’s accident while the Hudson’s weren’t — she’s undercover.

As an undercover cop, she should have known better than to get into a relationship with Bess.

She also looks super young to be this advanced of a cop, doesn’t she?

Everyone promised to keep Lisbeth’s secret so that she could continue working the Hudson’s, but that meant she had to make it believable.

Punching Nancy for accusing her of breaking up with Bess was childish, but hopefully, it did the trick.

If the Hudson’s are as capable as Drew Carson says they are, then she needs to be especially careful.

The Hudson family seems to be ruthless killing anyone that gets in their way or threatens to expose them.

They attempted to get rid of Laura Tandy the same way they got rid of her sister Tiffany and Lucy Sable before that.

You’d think that at some point, someone would catch onto them and stop them.

If Laura perishes in the accident, all of Tiffany’s riches will be given to them. It almost seems silly for them to attempt to kill her when there’s so much riding on her survival.

Ace was simply in the wrong place at the wrong time, but that’s almost a relief cause for a minute it seemed like either Laura killed him because he suspected her or it was a spirit.

Where do you think the mystery is going now? Who kidnapped Ted? Where is she? And how is this connected to the overall mystery?

The midseason finale of Nancy Drew is Wednesday, December 11.

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Nancy Drew Review: Did [SPOILER] Kill Lucy Sable? (1×07)

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Nancy Drew The Tale of the Fallen Sea Queen Review

Nancy Drew put more focus on the first and older murder at Horshoe Bay: dear Lucy Sable.

Reduced to nothing more than a children’s rhyme, Lucy Sable didn’t get the proper respect in town nor did anyone ever try hard enough to solve her murder.

That is until she began haunting Nancy and our sleuthing detective needed to know why.

When she found out that Lucy’s murder may have been connected to Tiffany’s through Ryan and the Hudson family, she couldn’t help herself. She had to know the truth.

And how else to get the truth than by communicating with Lucy herself through a seance done on the night of a new moon.

The ghostly scares could have been just that on this series, but they’ve proven to be crucial to unraveling the story.

The pacing of this episode was a bit slower than previous ones, with the seance coming towards the end of the episode, but it provided crucial revelations to the maddening mystery of who killed the famous Sea Queen.

There were a few suspects on the table, including second-runner-up Candace, but Dead Lucy scratched her off the list immediately.

There was, however, one person with the means and the motive to get it done: Drew Carson.

Had Nancy mustered up the courage to ask Dead Lucy’s spirit if her father was the killer, we would have had our answer.

But that would have been too easy.

Instead, Lucy confronted her father during “family” dinner once she realized that he was the one who stole all of the remaining dead Lucy evidence from the Sanders house.

Any way you splice it, Drew seems like the culprit. He took care of the Hudson’s problems during that time, he received a $50k payout from their shell account just 2 days after Lucy’s death, he had (and destroyed) Lucy’s bloodied dress buried in his attic, and his house was being haunted by her spirit. I mean, facts are facts.

Then again, it would be too simple, wouldn’t it? We’re barely through half of the season, so finding out Lucy Sable’s killer was right under Nancy’s nose the whole time.

Drew Carson definitely had the “oh, shit. She caught me” look when Nancy confronted him, but what will he say to get out of it?

While Lucy’s murder mystery took precedence, no one forgot about Tiffany’s murder either, especially not with those haunted coins and Laura’s posters making their way around town.

Those posters are exactly what lead Ace to believe that his very own girlfriend, Laura, could have been the one to kill her sister.

It would have made sense if Laura was trying to prove her sister’s murder was done at the hands of the Hudson’s, but it didn’t seem like Laura cared about the “who” much at all.

When Ace realized she’d been in town the day of Tiffany’s death (just 10 miles away) and that she was suing Tiffany for her money, he began to formulate a theory that Laura needed to prove the murder so she could get her hands on the inheritance money.

Unfortunately, Ace might not live to tell anyone else his theory because he was involved in a terrible car accident that’ll either leave him dead (NO!) or with some form of memory loss.

Was it an accident? It’s possible. But if Laura even got a whiff of Ace being onto her, she could have invited him along for a ride in an attempt to eliminate him.

And honestly, that makes me furious because Ace is such a good-hearted person.

He wants the truth, he wants to do right by his friends, and he’s too smart for his own good sometimes, like when he got weaseled into working for the Sheriff because he got caught hacking into a government computer.

Oh, Ace. We’re rooting for you, buddy.

If all that action wasn’t enough for you, Nick broke up with Nancy because he feels like an afterthought to all of her mysteries, which is valid. She hasn’t been including him as much as she should, sometimes for his own good.

Freeing Nancy from her relationship commitments will undoubtedly bring her closer to Owen, who was noticeably absent from the episode as was Ryan.

Following the seance, another dark spirit infiltrated Ted’s toy and it made sure she knew it wasn’t Dead Lucy. There’s no shortage of spirits with ill intentions in this town, that’s for sure.

McGinnis offered to work alongside Nancy to crack the case because, at this point, he’s realizing she’s better at his job than she is. Which is true. Nancy now knows one crucial part of Tiffany’s murder that will allow them to better narrow down the murderer: Tiffany was poisoned.

Considering she ate food from The Claw just before she died, it had to be someone with access to the kitchen. Nancy delivered the food, but who made it? This once again paints everyone as a suspect.

Horseshoe Bay has lived in denial for quite some time, but Nancy is here to make them face the truth, no matter how ugly and heartbreaking it is.

Other Thoughts

  • Why did it matter that Lucy was “sleeping with a lot of influential men?”
  • Her half-brother lives in town now but is pretending to be someone else. Will this play a bigger role in solving the mystery?
  • How creepy is it that Drew sees all of Nancy’s texts? What an invasion of privacy. It makes this guy even more of a creep, sorry Nancy.

What did you think of the episode?

Did Drew kill Lucy Sable on behalf of the Hudson’s? Did Laura kill her own sister to snag that inheritance money?

Will Nick and Nancy work things out?

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Nancy Drew – The Case of the Wayward Spirit (1×05)

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Nancy Drew the Case of the Wayward Spirit Review

We’re only on the fifth episode of Nancy Drew and so much has happened, the most important being George’s possession by Tiffany’s unsettled spirit.

Horseshoe Bay was seeing dead people in its first possession case.

Tiffany wasn’t just sticking around for no reason either, she had a vengeance against George and Ryan.

She wasted no time letting Ryan know that “she knew” about the waitress at The Claw.

Her anger is understandable. Her Ryan cheated on her — it was low on his part.

But poor Tiffany didn’t know two things: 1. she was dead and 2. she was inhabiting George’s body.

There has always been a supernatural element to Nancy Drew, but the possession cemented it. At the beginning of the episode, Nancy dismissed Bess’ assumption that George was possessed but by the end of the episode, she was on board and even trying to figure out what message Lucy Sable was sending her.

The strength of the episode was Leah Lewis, who did a phenomenal job embodying both George and Tiffany into one body.

When she was George, you could tell she was terrified and had absolutely no idea what just happened or why she was holding a knife and pressed up against a bookshelf by Ryan.

And when she switched over to Tiffany, she was confused but angry and ready to make someone pay.

These little nuances sold what would have been a cheap and cheesy storyline if not done right.

But as much as we embrace the supernatural, Nancy strikes me as someone who is always going to choose concrete evidence over everything and it’s exactly that balance the series needs to not go down a similar path as Ravenswood.

Playing with the idea that Tiffany wasn’t crossing over because she had unfinished business was fun, but the storyline didn’t overstay it’s welcome. When it was time, Tiffany let go and was banished while George reassumed her body feeling guiltier than ever.

I guess when you feel a spirit’s emotions and the hatred she had towards you, it takes a toll on you.

However, I would have loved for Nancy to get some kind of information out of Tiffany about her murder. Anything, even the slightest hint, would have been great.

They had the spirit of the dead woman at their disposable and didn’t get any leads into her death.

Tiffany left behind a ton of secrets, but the good thing is that she gave Nick the password to the drive that Laura found (Dantes as in Dantes Inferno, the first book she gave him), which revealed a ton of documents on the Hudson family signed by Owen Marvin.

Not only is the hunky dude that flirted with Nancy a member of the Marvin family (Bess, get your cousin) but he’s also involved in the mystery, which means Nancy may be in danger.

We know she can take care of herself, but you wish she picked up the call from Nick warning her of Owen’s possibly nefarious intentions.

Anyone associated with the Hudson’s cannot be trusted. It’s just a fact.

However, if it wasn’t for Owen, Nancy would have never connected Tiffany’s death with Lucy’s.

Since the first episode, Lucy has been a presence on the series and has been haunting Nancy and now, we know why — it all has to do with Ryan.

If you haven’t picked up on it yet, Ryan’s a scumbag.

And he may be at the center of two mysterious murders.

It was surprising to learn that Ryan was involved with Lucy Sable while they were in high school because of the age gap. Ryan’s sleeping with George who is Nancy’s age while Nancy’s dad is sleeping with Karen, who was Lucy Sable’s best friend.

It’s easy to forget Ryan was older and thus, could have been responsible for both deaths.

What exactly happened to Lucy at the exclusive party that Karen mentioned?

Why did she drift away from her best friend?

In retrospect, we should have figured out that Ryan was involved in Lucy’s murder in some way.

Nancy’s father had Lucy’s bloody dress hiding in his attic not because he killed her but because he was representing the man who did.

The series has stressed Carson’s involvement with the Hudson family ran deep and spanned years. It probably started with Lucy.

While the focus was on getting Tiffany’s spirit out of George’s body we got to know a lot about George through it.

Her family life is fractured and her relationship with her mother is complicated.

Victoria helping showed that she loves her daughter, but there’s also a layer of resentment stemming from George who likely had to grow up quickly to become the breadwinner and to be a parental figure for her siblings while her mom partied and acted like a child.

George even blamed her affair with a married man, which her mother referred to as immature, on her mother’s messy love life.

Overall, both of them are strong women who don’t see eye-to-eye but love each other nonetheless.

Hopefully, overcoming a possession brings them closer together and they work it out.

Bess and Lisbeth finally arranged a dinner date, though, as I said before, I don’t trust anyone who works so closely with the Hudson’s.

Lisbeth may like Beth, but she may also have ulterior motives.

Ace and Laura’s connection runs deep and he seems to be the only one able to reason with her to give up the drive, but he also has no willpower around her. That could be a good thing or a bad thing depending on the situation.

But when it comes to Ace as a person, his heart is in the right place. He’s harmless and genuinely on point when assessing situations about the real world and even the spiritual one.

What did you think of this week’s Nancy Drew?

Did Ryan kill both Lucy Sable and Tiffany?

Will George get over what happened to her?

How is Owen involved?

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