Nancy Drew’s final episode of 2021 was a rollercoaster of emotions.
There were a lot of pivotal moments that led up to one intense cliffhanger that also revealed the season-long phantom knocker.
As Ace investigated the haunting at the Historical Society — specifically the voice that kept repeating “die” — he thought he was connecting with Charity’s spirit, Temperance’s daughter.
Meanwhile, Agent Park and Nancy went down to the Copperhead’s lair hoping they could connect with Charity and find his future victims.
It was all a roundabout way of getting Nancy and Park into the same room again, while also making Ace terribly jealous.
He wasn’t exactly aware of his jealous until Bess pointed it out, but when he finally realized it, he knew he needed to act fast.
However, Agent Park isn’t exactly like Nancy’s other love interests. He’s not only very chill with the whole supernatural aspect of her lifestyle, but he’s also pretty good at solving mysteries himself.
If I wasn’t such an Ace and Nancy shipper, I’d say that he was her perfect match.
They have plenty in common, so it wasn’t surprising that Ace felt his window with Nancy slowly closing.
Unfortunately, when Nancy finally arrived at his place where he planend to tell her his feelings, Ace got pulled into a parallel reality right alongside Hannah, who, as it turns out, has been the mystery knocker this whole time.
She’s been trying to get Nancy’s attention so that she could help her out.
When she realizes that Ace can see her — and Nancy can’t see either of them — she informs him that they are in a lot of danger.
But who is posing this said danger?
Is it Charity and Temperance?
Nancy has begun to trust Temperance, but Bess, on the other hand, has begun to question her judgement.
That questionin led her to the truth that Temperance is a low-key sociopath. While she read the letter for herself, she doesn’t have the proof, which means she has to seek out evidence.
It’s a dangerous game, but if there’s anyone that can beat Temperance at her own game, it’s Bess.
And hey, maybe she’ll find a way to save Ace and Hannah at the same time!
Ace’s disappearance couldn’t come at a more inopportune time because now Agent Park can swoop in and make all the moves on Nancy.
There’s definitely a spark there.
The episode also found Ned, George, and Bess assisting his old friend, Eve, who admitted she is a murder suspect.
Eve sought out her old friend because she thought she might’ve been possessed. She blacked out and had no recollection of her boyfriend’s death.
While Bess wasn’t all that comfortable with accepting posession as an excuse, she was a little harsh with the way she pushed back on Eve.
That being said, heightening Eve’s emotions also caused another black out, which proved that she was telling the truth about not remembering what led to her boyfriend’s death.
Eventually, she connected with Agent Park who informed her that she was still processing the trauma of what happened the night Nick killed someone in self defense.
I love that this connected with Nick’s past because it’s such an important part of his character. It would be a shame for the series to forget his roots.
It’s also nice to see someone from Nick’s past since we barely know anything — aside from the murder — about his former life.
George suggested that Eve stick around for a little while long. And while Eve would’ve made a great addition to the Drew Crew, she acknowledged that she needed to seek out her own healing process.
Meanwhile, Ned and George rushed to the courthouse to get hitched, and while I was all for them finally getting this moment, it didn’t feel right at all.
They are two people who truly value friends and family, so an impromptu wedidng without any witnesses just didn’t seem like their vibe.
I was very happy when George realized she couldn’t walk down the aisle and informed Nick that she didn’t want to start their “forever” from a place of fear.
It was such a mature moment for the two of them, and a really healthy look at what a relationship should be.
They both love each other enough to admit that rushing into this might not be the best thing for them.
Every decision about their relationship, including the proposal, came from a place of fear. They thought they were dying, they thought that George’s lifespan was shorter because of Odette, so they were rushing their forever.
But now, with forever looking a lot more promising, it became harder to justify the quick pace.
It’s okay to take it day by day and work on their relationship.
And while I love George and Nick together, their relationship is pretty rocky. Bess was so used to their fighting, which shouldn’t be normal. Nick disappeared and didn’t even tell George where he went for a few days, and in the meantime, she regained control of her life without even bringing him into it.
They have a lot to figure out and work on before they exchange “I do’s.”
- I love the call back to the nor’easter ushering in spirits. Honestly, how is Agent Park so chill with all of this?
- Nancy and Park eventually realized that the souls are passed down generationally, so they were able to cast a wide net of potential suspects.
- The episode felt weird without Nancy’s dad’s.
Do you think Nancy will pick up on Ace’s energy and realize she needs to help him?
How will things end with Temperance and the Copperhead?
Share your thoughts about the episode in the comments below!
Nancy Drew Season Premiere Review – The Dilemma of the Lover’s Curse (401)
Welcome back, Drew Crew! It feels great to be back in Horseshoe Bay, doesn’t it? The supernatural never stops in this seaside town, though it does have its ebbs, flows, and lulls as evidenced on Nancy Drew Season 4 Episode 1, the premiere episode of the fourth and final season (an absolute bummer!).
Nancy (Kennedy McMann), who now spearheads Nancy Drew Investigates out of Icarus Hall, has been taking on minor cases that veer into “normal” territory—think locating a missing cat—to pay the rent, all while the case of the missing bodies (the cliffhanger for season 3) and the curse placed on her and Ace (Alex Saxon) looms over her head.
That’s a lot for anyone to take on, and then you add in Ace’s arrest in the case of the grave robbery, and well, Nancy feels an immense amount of guilt for letting the case get cold as she thinks she’s somehow led to this moment and this is all her fault.
Of course, the Drew Crew is on top of it, dethawing the situation almost immediately as their friend’s fate is in their hands.
There’s, naturally, much more to Nancy’s guilt as she’s still grappling with the fact that she had to shatter Ace’s heart into a million pieces due to the lover’s curse Temperance placed on them. She hasn’t told Ace about it because she knows he’d do anything to break it—even something potentially deadly and dangerous—but it’s the big elephant in the room that needs to be addressed sooner rather than later.
From my experience, when someone tells you that you can’t have something, it makes you want it even more, and in this case, forcing herself to stay away from Ace is driving her crazy.
And it doesn’t help that Ace continues to be in Nancy’s orbit, which is to be expected because he’s in her friend group, but it almost feels like the curse is purposefully pulling them together in order to be extra cruel by reminding them that they can’t be together. Throw it in their face, why don’t ya?
I was surprised that Nancy clued in her dads about the curse as Carson (Scott Wolf) barely even knew that the supernatural existed in the past. Though, I don’t mind having him in the loop. Nancy is an adult and on her own now, so it’s nice that she has this open relationship with both of them and that they both get along so swimmingly. The supernatural is literally Nancy’s life, so it wouldn’t make sense to keep Carson and Ryan (Riley Smith) in the dark.
Sometimes, I forget that Ryan is Nancy’s dad simply because of his age. And it doesn’t help that he’s now buddied up with Bess as it makes me think he’s just a part of the Drew Crew.
Nancy fights her feelings for Ace as best as she can, but as I mentioned in my review of the Nancy Drew Season 3 finale, Ace is perceptive, and he’s not just going to take Nancy’s rejection at face value, especially because every time they’re around each other, you can feel the chemistry, not to mention that both times they got super close, something in the vicinity shattered. That doesn’t just happen for no reason though it definitely adds a little oomph to the forbidden love/attraction plot.
He doesn’t just believe her when she says she doesn’t have feelings for him, and he has the little note she wrote in the bottle with his name on it as proof.
There’s also no one that knows Nancy better than Ace, so he knows when she’s lying. His arrival at Icarus Hall is his way of essentially testing his hypothesis, and Nancy finally gives in, telling him they can’t be together because they are cursed. While that isn’t something anyone wants to hear, it does give him hope! Curses can be broken with the right spell—but now he knows for certain that the girl he’s in love with loves him back! And there’s no better motivation to find a solution.
The writers know they can’t end this series without finding a way to bring Ace and Nancy together because they are endgame!
In the end, Nancy found a way to exonerate Ace by proving to the new sheriff in town—who definitely didn’t believe in the supernatural at first but now has no choice and is probably questioning accepting this job in the first place—that he didn’t steal the bodies from the graves, they merely got up and walked away on their own. Yep, Horseshoe Bay can now count zombies are residents. Nancy was able to prove that they were responsible for moving themselves around town, however, she still has no idea why, and that’s the piece of the puzzle that she absolutely needs because it seems as though they are on a mission to take over Horseshoe Bay, and it may or may not have something to do with the curse. The blood pouring through the town lines was ominous, to say the least.
The imagery (including the costumes), the scenery, the perfectly timed jumpscares, the new chapter of everyone’s lives that are still—and even more than ever—intertwined by the mystical and supernatural, and how everyone just knew their place in this mystery-solving machine—lent itself to one solid premiere. No one skipped a beat, nothing fell through the cracks—they’ve done this before, and they’ve done it well, and again, I can’t emphasize that, it’s a shame it’s all coming to an end.
George (Leah Lewis) had her doubts about her decision to study law, which Carson put to rest. He may not be involved in all of the investigations, but he’s the group’s dad dad, and it’s nice to see him involved in some capacity. George also got closure with Nick (Tunji Kasim), who explained that he sold the engagement ring out of necessity, with George giving him permission to move on and date one of those thirsty women in town throwing themselves at him. It will be weird to see Nick with anyone else when he finally does decide to put himself out there, but George wants to navigate the single life, it’s not fair to ask him to wait for her.
Bess (Maddison Jaizani) and Addy are still going strong, though I’m standing by my theory that Addy is somehow connected to something menacing. Bess, as the new leader of the Historical Society, is finding that being in possession of dark artifacts comes with a plethora of responsibilities, and when she turns down the odd Glass couple, who Ryan owes, she witnesses their persistence and vengeance firsthand. They really meant to do harm to Ryan and Bess for not getting what they wanted by placing the talisman on his engine. Thankfully, the duo walked away from the car accident unscathed, though the Glasses’ wrath seems like just the beginning.
And caught in the middle of all of it is Tristan, the Glasses son, who has taken a liking to Nancy Drew. I feel the sparks there, though, to be fair, I think Nancy can have chemistry with any person—dead or alive—but I’m not interested in exploring this because I’m team Ace. We all are, actually, so back off! We don’t need yet another obstacle standing in the way of Nancy and Ace finding their way to each other.
Ryan, and now Bess, need to be very careful around this new family as they won’t hesitate to do harm to get what they want, it seems. And how will Tristan play into this?
And finally, there’s the end of it all, closing in on us quickly. I mean the end of Nancy Drew, of course.
The premiere—which tapped in perfectly into the franchise but also what fans love about the series—proves that Nancy Drew is one of the shows that deserves to live on for several seasons—and it’s a damn shame that its biggest curse was The CW.
QUIZ: Which ‘Nancy Drew’ Character Are You?
If you’ve been watching The CW’s Nancy Drew, chances are, you like to solve mysteries.
But are you a sleuthing teen like Nancy herself? Or are you more of the sidekick best friend?
Find out by taking our quiz below! Share your answers in the comments below or on social media @CraveYouTV
Coffee Table News
‘Riverdale’ and ‘Nancy Drew’ Announce Final Season Premiere Dates—And Series Finale Dates
Riverdale and Nancy Drew are gearing up for their final hurrah.
We’ve known that the end for these CW dramas was near—and now we know exactly when we’ll have to say goodbye and part ways with our favorite TV redheads.
Riverdale will premiere for its seventh and final season on Wednesday, March 29 at 9/8c.
The wait for Nancy Drew will be a bit longer as the series will return on Wednesday, May 31 at 8pm taking over The Flash’s time slot.
Riverdale will have a significantly higher episode count with 20 total episodes to wrap things up, while our time at Horseshoe Bay will be limited to 13 episodes.
Both teen dramas will come to an epic conclusion when the series finales air on Wednesday, Aug. 23.
The CW also gave fans official synopses for both shows so fans know exactly what to expect.
“Picking up where last season ended, Jughead Jones finds himself trapped in the 1950s. He has no idea how he got there, nor how to get back to the present. His friends are no help, as they are living seemingly authentic lives, similar to their classic Archie Comics counterparts, unaware that they’ve ever been anywhere but the 1950’s.”
Archie Andrews is the classic all-American teen, coming of age, getting into trouble, and learning life-lessons; Betty Cooper is the girl next door, starting to question everything about her perfect life — including her controlling mother Alice; Veronica Lodge is a Hollywood starlet who moved to Riverdale under mysterious circumstances; Cheryl Blossom is the Queen Bee with a withering wit and a secret longing; Toni Topaz is an activist fighting for the Black students of recently integrated Riverdale High; Kevin Keller is a ‘square’ crooner wrestling with his sexual identity; Reggie Mantle is a basketball star from farm country; and Fangs Fogarty is a greaser who’s destined to be an Elvis-type star. It isn’t until Jughead is visited by Tabitha Tate — Riverdale’s Guardian Angel — that he learns the cosmic truth about their predicament. Will Jughead and the gang be able to return to the present? Or will our characters be trapped in the 1950’s forever? And, if so…is that such a bad thing?”
“George’s desire for justice has brought her fighting spirit to the courtroom as an aspiring law school student; Nick, whose broken engagement with George has left him single, is back on the dating scene, and focused on becoming a rising star as a local businessman; Bess is eager to become the town’s guardian of dangerous supernatural secrets, only to encounter a threatening new foe who’s hellbent on leading a witch-hunt to undermine her mission; and Nancy’s star-crossed love Ace must confront the deathly curse keeping him and Nancy from acting on their feelings for each other.”
Nancy Drew‘s final season “begins as Nancy launches a new investigation to find a group of missing bodies from Horseshoe Bay’s cemetery that have been dug up and stolen—or have possibly risen. As Nancy is drawn into this ghostly case, a string of unexplained paranormal crimes leads the Drew Crew to believe that the literal sins of the town’s past have returned to haunt the living. Meanwhile, Nancy struggles with yearning for Ace, the man she loves. But when a slow-burning attraction begins between Nancy and the son of Ryan Hudson’s newest enemy, Nancy must decide whether this love interest is worth the ire of both her father and Ace —whose own heart may also be tempted by a new relationship. Nancy’s exploits this season will bring the Drew Crew numerous standalone cases, stunning twists, humor, and unexpected romances as they are drawn into a season-long mystery unlike any they have had to solve before. When Nancy’s efforts to protect her seaside hometown from the sins of its past backfire, she must do the unthinkable to save her friends from both the supernatural and earthbound threats coming for them—and it could cost her everything, and everyone, she’s ever loved.”
Find out more about Riverdale Season 7 right here!
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