Nancy Drew Episode 7 Review: The Tale of the Fallen Sea Queen

Nancy and buddies attempt to summon the spirit of Lucy Sable and get some solutions in Nancy Drew’s most overtly supernatural episode but.

This Nancy Drew overview comprises spoilers.

Nancy Drew Episode 7

Initially, Nancy Drew’s “The Story of the Fallen Sea Queen” looks like a disjointed mess. Nick and Nancy are having relationship issues. Ace is getting pressured by the Chief of Police. Carson Drew desires to be extra concerned in Nancy’s life. George’s mother Victoria is wandering round city drunk, seeing visions of spirits and darkish monsters. And people Roman cash the gang stole from the underground wealthy individuals social gathering final week? Yeah, they’re haunted.

These are loads of actually disparate story items, and by all rights, they shouldn’t match collectively into any type of cohesive entire. And, to be sincere, for essentially the most half, they don’t. In truth, I used to be fairly prepared to put in writing this episode off for nearly its complete first half. I’m awfully glad I didn’t.

As a result of by the tip of the hour “The Story of the Fallen Sea Queen” has by some means managed to turn into exactly the type of story that Nancy Drew does greatest. There are some real scares and creepy visuals, to make certain – however extra importantly, there are stable character moments that floor the supernatural sequences in actual emotional stakes.

When this present started, loads of viewers have been possible apprehensive about the concept that this collection was going to provide us a Nancy Drew the place the ghosts have been truly actual, moderately than, say, a cat sneaking into an attic, in the way in which the unique novels did. The choice to provide the collection an overtly spooky really feel not solely ups the hazard these characters are dealing with, however offers the collection a definite alternative to inform completely different sorts of tales utilizing a horror framework.

The sequence wherein Nancy, Nick, George and Bess summon the spirit of Lifeless Lucy into a baby’s gentle up dragon toy is, on its face, type of ridiculous. Nevertheless it’s additionally genuinely visually scary – what was up with all of the greedy The Grudge-fashion phantoms! – and supplies some actual ahead progress within the story. (Issues we realized: Lucy and Tiffany have been killed by completely different individuals; Lucy is aware of who killed Tiffany; and Nancy’s positively being haunted by everybody’s favourite teen queen due to the bloody gown she present in her attic).

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Maybe extra importantly, it drives a number of vital character beats. Experiencing the horror of the identical vengeful spirits her mom was consuming to neglect earlier offers George a barely higher understanding of why Victoria is the way in which she is. To place it mildly: We’d most likely all drink if we noticed that type of factor on a regular basis. Lucy’s presence is what lastly pushes Nancy to simply accept that her father is aware of greater than he’s telling about what occurred to the lifeless lady. And it convinces Ned that Nancy isn’t able to letting him in the way in which he desires her to, when she will be able to’t admit she is beginning to suspect Carson could be a killer.

For a lifeless lady, Lucy Sable positive does nonetheless make an affect in the true world.

It is a bit unlucky that “The Story of the Fallen Sea Queen” hints that Nancy Drew will lastly inform us a considerable piece of Lucy’s story after which fails to essentially observe by on that promise. At this level, on condition that the poor lady has turn into such a people legend in Horseshoe Bay that little children sing nursery rhymes about her, it appears previous time that we see some type of full on flashback episode that particulars the occasions of the night time she died, or at the very least higher explains why this one explicit tragedy has captured the creativeness of this city for therefore lengthy.

And never for nothing, however I additionally type of need to understand how Nancy herself ended up a Sea Queen, however that’s a subject for an additional day.

By the tip of the episode, supernatural scares have given approach to extraordinarily real-life drama, as Ace makes the selection to betray his girlfriend Laura to assemble data for Chief McGinnis, and tells Nancy she had a motive to kill her sister, in any case. Ned breaks up with Nancy, insisting that he was improper to fret about whether or not there was room for him in her future when she refused to let him be totally part of her life now. And Nancy wrestles with the damning data that’s come to gentle about her father.

And let’s be actual, issues should not trying nice for Carson Drew. This isn’t exactly information, since Scott Wolf has typically appeared to experience enjoying Nancy’s father as if each phrase that come out of his mouth is presumably proof that he’s secretly a supervillain from the collection’ first episode. Wouldn’t it be a shock to find he’s a killer too? Not likely.

In any case, he did do away with the bloody gown within the Drew attic, accepted a fifty-thousand-dollar secret payoff from Horseshoe Bay’s shadiest wealthy household, continues to work for mentioned household and was just about referred to as their fixer again within the day. Oh, and he stole proof linked to Lucy’s homicide, which he solely knew existed as a result of he tapped his daughter’s cellphone.

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On the very least, Carson Drew isn’t going to be successful any dad of the 12 months awards anytime quickly.

Excellent news, although: Among the finest traits about Nancy Drew is that its characters are huge followers of simply asking one another issues, moderately than letting them sit and fester for months on finish. (Take some notes, just about all of the characters on each different CW present). So, when the episode ends with Nancy simply straight up asking her dad if he killed Lucy, we most likely shouldn’t be shocked.

Unhealthy information: We’ll have to attend two weeks to learn how Carson solutions that query.

Nancy Drew airs Wednesdays on The CW. You could find out extra about it right here.

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Lacy Baugher is a digital producer by day, however a tv fanatic just about on a regular basis. Her writing has been featured in Paste Journal, Collider, IGN, SyFyWire and elsewhere. Actually all the time searching for somebody to yell about Physician Who and/or the CW superhero properties with, yow will discover her on Twitter @LacyMB.

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Nov 21, 2019


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