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Nancy Drew Review – The Phantom of Bonny Scot (1×11)

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If I had to give Nancy Drew one piece of advice, it would be to be careful who you make an enemy out of.

The Hudson’s are definitely not a family one should mess with and the fact that their body count makes up half of Horseshoe Bay should be a fair warning.

But that’s also what we love about Nancy Drew. She’s not afraid to go after the truth, expose people for their indiscretions, make them pay, and above all, she always goes after what she wants.

When Owen said that, it wasn’t a bad thing, it was just realistic.

“The Phantom of Bonny Scot” was by far the episode of the series because it feels like we’re starting to fall into a groove.

We know what to expect from Nancy, we know that she always has a plan, and we know when to look away from the screen as to not get frightened by Dead Lucy.

It’s also the episode that didn’t feed us any extra mysteries but stuck solely to what was most important – solving Dead Lucy’s death and getting Nancy’s father, Carson, out of prison.

Initially, it seemed like Nancy struck a deal with the devil when she promised Mr. Hudson to spy on Owen and see what proof he thought he had about the Bonny Scot.

But how could Nancy ever spy on Owen let alone sell him out to the Hudson’s? She was having steamy dreams about him, so it was impossible.

Owen was ignoring Nancy and claimed to have a good reason: he found the sole survivor of the Bonny Scot.

If this information got into the wrong hands, it would be devastating.

So, Nancy played her cards right. She showed up to the Hudson and Marvin dinner to tell Mr. Hudson everything she’d learned about Owen’s survivor. She convinced him to wire over the money and he did everything she asked never realizing that he’d walked right into a trap.

Nancy set him up and paying off Bashiir basically proved all the claims that they purposefully sunk the Bonny Scot and killed 11 innocent people.

While Nancy couldn’t use the get out of jail free card, she promised her father they’d find a way to prove his innocence. And if we know Nancy, she will.

Mrs. Hudson didn’t waste a moment after her husband was jailed to put out a hit on Carson to teach Nancy a lesson.

It’s unclear who she called, but it has to be someone with connections to the jail.

Though, the episode made it seem like she was in cahoots with Lucy Sable’s mother.

Lucy wants Nancy to solve this mystery and keeps showing her clues that get her one step closer.

This week, she found her mother’s files on Lucy in which she wrote that if anything ever happened to her, it would be her mother’s fault.

And this brings up an interesting point – we’ve never considered the Sable family in Lucy’s death.

Why did Lucy write that? What did her mother know?

Nancy and Owen teamed up for the takedown, and in a moment of glory, shared a passionate kiss, one that Nancy had quite literally been dreaming about.

And then, she pulled away likely because she knows getting too close to a Marvin is bad news. And yet, I find myself shipping them.

Oddly enough, I’m also pretty invested in George and Nick. It’s clear that Nancy cannot give Nick what he wants in a relationship, and the sparks between him and George are flying.

She asked Ryan for help with saving The Claw and despite being the richest man in town, he refused because of “family issues,” and yet, Nick realized how much the establishment meant to her and put in an offer.

Something tells me that Tiffany’s coins will be traceable and Nick will get into legal trouble again just as he’s about to become a free man.

Bess and Lisbeth had an epic moment as they both admitted their falling in love with each other, but Bess’ role within the Marvin family may prove to be a problem.

Her Aunt Diana, who accepted her with open arms, set her up on a lunch date with Amaya Alston, the daughter of a family she wants to get in business with. While she said it was innocent, it definitely seemed like a set-up, especially when she said that Marvin’s don’t marry drivers.

Well, Lisbeth isn’t technically a driver, but it doesn’t seem like the family approves.

I wonder what they’d say about Nancy?

In terms of haunted moments, the episode had plenty with Lucy Sable haunting Nancy’s dreams, the painting at the Hudson house, and, of course, Bashiir re-living what happened on the Bonny Scot every single night.

What did you think of the episode?

Nancy Drew was renewed for a second season by The CW, but the ratings aren’t as great as they should be. In terms of detective shows, this one has really been getting better with time, and I feel like that message needs to be made clear for those who maybe gave up on the show early on!

Share your thoughts in the comments below! Do you think the Hudson’s are responsible for Lucy’s death? And who killed Tiffany?

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Nancy Drew Review – Amensia Got the Best of Us (2×11)



Nancy Drew The Scourge of the Forgotten Rune Review Season 2 Episode 11

It’s always a blast when shows switch up their format. 

On Nancy Drew Season 2 Episode 11, the Drew Crew dealt with a Viking monster that murdered anyone who knew its name. 

Once we figured that out, it made all the sense in the world that Nick erased his memory upon accidentally hearing the name from Aristotle, the tour guide from the historical society, who was found dead. 

Playing with the amnesia aspect allowed for some truly hilarious moments from the cast while also tapping into their incredible acting skills. 

Nick went through a world of emotions upon learning that he was a “lying millionaire who couch-hops and has no home.

And learning that he killed someone in self-defense didn’t make things better as he was now a suspect in Aristotle’s murder and couldn’t remember a thing about what transpired. 

In an effort to help Nick, the Drew Crew began investigating the Vikings from Artistotle’s podcast and stumbled upon the name of the creature, which then led to a series of memory erases that somehow always found Bess waking up and screaming bloody murder. 

Comedy gold. 

It’s really great that even without her memory, Bess’s personality remains consistent. Even though she doesn’t know who she is, she’s still the Bess we’ve come to know and love.

Since this isn’t their first rodeo, the Drew Crew left themselves quite a detailed map to help get them up to speed whenever they erased their memories. This included all the ways they tried to “kill” the creature.

You really have to give it to them for being crafty! 

Eventually, they figured out that the only way to weaken the Stranger Things-looking animal known as the grimathorn is by publicizing his name. 

And what better way to get the word out than through the power of social media?

Bess’s social media expertise and Ace’s hacking skills truly came in handy for this one!

While the creature wasn’t as terrifying as the ghosts of Horsehoe Bay’s past, the episode remained one of the stronger ones this season by allowing the Drew Crew to tap into several iterations of themselves trying to solve the same riddle over and over. 

Nancy Drew The Scourge of the Forgotten Rune Review Season 2 Episode 11

Nancy Drew — “The Scourge of the Forgotten Rune” — Image Number: NCD211a_0007r.jpg — Pictured (L-R): Leah Lewis as George, Tunji Kasim as Nick, Kennedy McMann as Nancy, Maddison Jaizani as Bess and Alex Saxon as Ace — Photo: Colin Bentley/The CW — © 2021 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

On top of the amnesia, Nancy also dealt with Celia finding out that she’s Ryan’s daughter. 

Celia go-to reaction was to tell Everett, which Ryan couldn’t allow.

He called for an emergency family meeting, and Can I just say that I love that Ryan is now in a group text and considered family?

When Celia couldn’t be persuaded with logic, Nancy decided to steal her memories in order to buy herself some more time.

Honestly, how was Ryan not asking more questions about Nancy’s abilities to alter somoene’s mind and give them amnesia?

Without the Hudson blood running through her veins, Celia was actually quite enjoyable, though, it didn’t last long. The moment her memories were restored, she was right back to threatening Nancy with the truth. 

Though, it’s quite possible that Nancy made a compelling point about proving her worth to the family, which would prevent Celia from revealing the truth.

Sure, if push comes to shove, Nancy could destroy the family, but she could also be an asset. She’s known about her Hudson blood for much longer than Celia and hasn’t come after the company. All she wants is Everett’s victims to get justice. 

But if her cover is blown, Nancy, Ryan, and Carson will be forced to retaliate.

Celia should play her next move wisely.

Ace also dealt with some family drama as he finally met his brother.

While I knew that there had to be more to Grant, the new employee at The Claw, I never guessed he would end up being Ace’s long-lost brother. 

But are we surprised? The series has a knack for pulling off a good family plot twist! 

Grant informed Ace that his mother was in troubled and needed his help, but what could that possible mean?

And will helping her force Ace to finally confront his father and potentially destroy their perfect little family?

Other Musings

  • I don’t really mind Odette anymore. She’s kind of a good addition to the team, and she even tried to save them all. 
  • Carson’s moving back home, which means Nick gets his own place. In fact, he splurged and bought the whole building!
  • George and Nick forever — they’re just too cute together!
  • Ace is so pure.
  • How funny was the scene where Ace tried to hit on Bess and she let him down by reading a cue-card that reminded her she was into girls!

What did you think of the episode? 

Are you a fan of episodes that play with reality? Are the mysteries captivating? Share your thoughts in the comment section below! 

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Nancy Drew Review – Handsy Drew! (2×10)



Nancy Drew Review The Spell of The Burning Bridge Season 2 Episode 10

A new curse made Nancy Drew quite thirsty for all the men in town. 

One of the best things about the reimagined CW series is that it never takes itself too seriously. 

The case managed to embrace a compelling yet lighthearted tone simultaneously while moving the overall plot along. 

And the best part — we were back to supernatural hauntings! 

Even before the curse turned Nancy Drew into a sex addict, she teamed up with Detective Tamura to solve the great bouquet heist that involved a woman in a wedding dress robbing various locations for things like flowers, jewelry, and gold wedding bands. 

Considering the tension between Tamura and Nancy prior to this episode, it was surprising that they were so eager to work together. And it was even more shocking to see how receptive Tamura was to the whole “ghosts” revelation. 

Nancy Drew Review The Spell of The Burning Bridge Season 2 Episode 10

Nancy Drew — “The Spell of The Burning Bride” — Image Number: NCD210b_0211r.jpg — Pictured (L-R): RJ Hatanaka as Detective Tamura, Tunji Kasim as Nick and Praneet Akilla as Gil Bobbsey — Photo: Colin Bentley/The CW — © 2021 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Unless you’ve been dealing with the spirit world directly, it’s kind of hard to wrap your head around ghosts, curses, and supernatural entities. However, he didn’t seem to question it at all. 

In fact, the two even admitted that they enjoyed working together, which is a big step for Horseshoe Bay. Nancy’s detective skills are finally being appreciated in this town!

Tamura gave me Owen replacement vibes. They even have a similar facial structure. 

We didn’t know much about Tamura until this episode, but it’s clear why he was drawn to Nancy. His previous relationship failed because his fiancee disliked his job and wasn’t interested in the cases he was working on. With Nancy, he’s not only found someone who is interested, but he’s found someone who’s just as passionate about it and equally s good. 

Their pairing simply makes sense, but I was glad that they didn’t cross the line and kiss while she was under the influence. If it happens in its own time, so be it, but not when she’s all jacked up on lust and desire. 

Plus, I want to see their friendship and partnership form before they pursue anything romantic as they seem to be on the same wavelength with cases. 

When Nancy and the team destroyed the wedding dress, she absorbed the curse, which gave us some of Kennedy McMann’s best work. 

The poor girl was locked in a freezer so that she would cool down. 

Each man’s slow-motion cameo was hilarious, the way she was trying to talk herself down in the cooler was perfection, and the fact that she faked sick to jump out of a bathroom window and chase down a man was one of the best things on television. 

And now, I want to run my hands through Ace’s soft and silky hair!

But while Nancy was the one lusting, there were still two men inside The Claw fighting over her as Tamura and Gil Bobbsey got all up in each other’s faces. What a lucky girl.

While being overcome with a sex curse likely wasn’t Nancy’s idea of a fun day, she did realize that there was something liberating about embracing desire. 

And Bess and George both encouraged her to essentially “get some.”

So, for now, Nancy has decided to walk on the wild side by pursuing her feelings for Gil. See, it wasn’t necessary to fight cops to get the girl!

We haven’t seen Nancy in a relationship since Owen’s death, so maybe allowing herself to feel again will do her some good. 

Bess went on a date with Odette, in George’s body, and props to the ladies for being able to sell the narrative. I could never see Bess and George together, but I could totally see Bess and Odette together!

Nancy Drew Review The Spell of The Burning Bridge Season 2 Episode 10

Nancy Drew — “The Spell of The Burning Bride” — Image Number: NCD210a_0904r.jpg — Pictured (L-R): Leah Lewis as George and Maddison Jaizani as Bess — Photo: Colin Bentley/The CW — © 2021 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

However, as Ace informed her, it’s absolutely not okay, and he’s right. George is already giving up her body to host Odette, but it’s another thing for Odette to pursue relationships with others while she’s “unconscious.”

Also, what a strange love triangle (or square) that would make if Nick had to share George’s body without actually sharing her soul. 

Ace connected with his brother, who agreed to come to Horsehoe Bay, but instead of meeting up with him, he left him a box with a photo of their father. 

Does anyone else think that maybe Ace isn’t actually chatting up his long-lost brother?

I’m slightly worried for him and don’t want him to get his hopes up only to end up disappointed. 

And finally… the cat’s out of the bag about Nancy Drew being Ryan Hudson’s daughter. 

Ryan thought he had Val Samuels in the palm of his hand, which speaks to Ryan’s privilege. He thinks that he can manipulate someone by flashing his pretty little smile and flirting a bit. 

However, Val was manipulating him by acting interested when she was really trying to get a DNA test. 

It’s unclear how she connected Ryan and Nancy to each other. It’s one thing to assume Ryan may have had a child with Lucy Sable, but it’s another thing entirely to know that the child is Nancy.

Maybe she’s just that good of an investigative reporter. Either way, she went behind Ryan’s back and informed Mrs. Hudson of the fact that Nancy is her grandchild, which is what everyone was trying to avoid. 

Way to put Nancy in the line of danger, Val. 

This is the second strike against her. We were first thrown off by Val due to her woman-on-woman repression in which she told Nancy to keep it clean on social media. How is that any different than the spelled wedding gown to curb women’s natural impulses?

Maybe let’s just let women be women and not judge their abilities and achievements based on a bikini photo!

What did you think of the episode? Are you enjoying the second season of Nancy Drew so far? Let us know in the comments!

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Nancy Drew Review – The Bargain of the Blood Shroud (2×09)



Nancy Drew The Bargain of the Blood Shroud Review Season 2 Episode 9

For the second week in a row, Nancy Drew graced us with an episode that limits the supernatural mysteries in lieu of ones that align more with the books.

Nancy Drew Season 2 Episode 9 brings back the Bobbsey twins, Gil and Amanda. The former is responsible for stealing the shroud that not only revived George but is currently the only thing keeping her alive.

Ace may have let it slip to Amanda that they had the shroud in their possession, and while she didn’t tell Gil anything, it wasn’t Ace’s brightest moment considering she has an overprotective brother who reads her texts and has sticky paws. 

Gil also had a purpose for it as he wanted to solve the mystery of his mother, Rosemary’s, death.

His plan was to use it on Eddie Collins, a man on his death bed that he believed killed his mother.

Nancy struck a deal with Gil, and man, I’m constantly in awe of her self-confidence.

She put George’s life on the line and committed to solving a 14-year-old mystery. Then again, there’s no better detective around than Nancy. Her track record speaks for itself. 

If anyone can do it, Nancy can. 

And she did. Within the hour, Nancy figured out that Eddie Collins, who eventually passed away, wasn’t a murderer. And Rosemary? She wasn’t dead. 

Nancy Drew The Bargain of the Blood Shroud Review Season 2 Episode 9

Nancy Drew — “The Bargain of the Blood Shroud” — Image Number: NCD209a_0692r.jpg — Pictured (L-R): Kennedy McMann as Nancy and Praneet Akilla as Gil Bobbsey — Photo: Colin Bentley/The CW — © 2021 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

After realizing that Rosemary was the artist behind the self-portraits tucked away in Eddie’s basement, the Drew Crew learned that she was actually still alive. 

A quick search of her medical records revealed that she was institutionalized for psychiatric delusions as she thought she was being haunted by monsters. 

In Horseshoe Bay, there’s a huge chance she was being haunted by them.

She met Eddie in group therapy, and he provided her with an outlet to paint.

Initially, Gil was skeptical of accepting the truth, but it did set him free and allow him to move on from a past that haunted him. 

And a new relationship may be blossoming between him and Nancy. Aside from the fact that he didn’t seem to mind killing George for his own selfish reasons, I think Gil nicely balances out Nancy’s energy. 

They both seemed to enjoy breaking into Eddie’s house and snooping around. Nancy needs someone that will meet her level of enthusiasm for wild escapades.

My heart is slowly but surely letting go of the fantasy that Ace and Nancy will get together… for now. Even though they had a really cute moment at The Claw that made my heart skip a beat!

While Nancy is embracing her feelings for Gil, Ace is smitten with the other Bobbsey twin: Amanda. 

Amanda also seems like a good fit for Ace, and he’s so gushy around her!

Their first kiss was interrupted by a text for Ace’s brother, which has been a mystery that was looming over the series since he made that distressed call when he thought he was going to get killed by the Aglaeca. 

Ace deserves his own storyline, so bring it on!

George and Nick also dealt with the third-wheel in their relationship — Odette Martin. 

She kept popping up at the most inopportune times, and while I’m a sucker for Leah Lewis’ French accent, Nick was right… she is really mean. 

Eventually, Odette overheard Nick and Bess talking about their plans to contain her, so she decided to drive to the cliffs and end her life in hopes of reuniting with her one true love, Mary. 

What is it with people and these cliffs?

Bess and Nick successfully talked Odette off the ledge — Bess using Carson Drew’s tactics and analogies was especially poignant — and it seems as though the body-snatcher may be gone for good. 

Maybe the way to get rid of her all along was to show her that this wasn’t her life to live? She was constantly seeking revenge for having her life and love taken from her prematurely, but by robbing George of the same thing, she was just as bad as the ruthless men. 

I know I’m not the only one that would be excited to see Odette go back to where she came from! 

Does anyone else think Bess should work for Carson? I can’t wait to see what her next “vine” will be! 

The episode had all the makings of a classic Nancy Drew mystery, but I’ll be the first to admit that I’m missing the ghostly spirits and hauntings. 

These episodes have been far less scary (sans Eddie’s “death rattle” moment), but they’ve helped me realize that I crave those frights from the series! 

What did you think of the episode? Let us know in the comments below! 

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