Hello Nancy Drew fans! If you thought last week was a doozy, what with the Aglaeca, sea shanties, and the Bobbsie Twins, it did not compare to this week, which had me on the edge of my seat! Nick was the main focus of this week’s storyline, along with many ghosts who apparently have been just leading normal lives in Horseshoe Bay this entire time.
Like, no one knew they were dead! This town is a hellmouth! How many times do I have to say it? Nancy is Buffy’s cousin! There is so much to cover in this week’s episode of Nancy Drew, “The Reunion of Lost Souls,” so lets dive in, shall we?
Bartender, I’ll Have Another
Lets, begin with Nick. He is not my favorite member of the gang, but I don’t hate him either. I just think Nick is kinda boring. I never cared for him with Nancy, and I don’t care that he’s dating George now. What I did find interesting is that a ghost named Mac was drawn to him because he looks like his old best friend, who also happened to be black and he thinks Nick/old bff can locate the missing sea shanty that Nancy needs to stop the Aglaeca. Apparently the sea shanty is hidden on an old record and Mac’s friend hid it for safe keeping. Mac haunts Nick while he’s at Nancy’s and demands a drink, but Nick is all like I am not a bartender! Be gone!
The writers tried to tie in Mac’s confusion over whether Nick was his old bff or not by inserting that Mac might be kinda racist. Look, Mac, just because your dead, bartender, best friend who just so happened to be black lived in Horseshoe Bay, doesn’t mean every black man you see is your best friend, or wants to pour you a drink! I mean how many black people actually lived and worked in Horshoebay, Maine during Mac’s time period? Not many, I’m sure. Nick lives there and honestly he’s the only black person I ever see on the show. Which leads me to believe no black people, except Nick, live in Horsehoe Bay. Nick’s mom knows that Horseshoe Bay is not what it’s cracked up to be. She knows its’ a Hellmouth! Can someone please hire her down at the police precint? Those idiots over there need all the help they can get.
In tonight’s B-storyline, Nick’s mom is in town visiting him but the real reason she’s there is to convince him to move back to Florida with her. While we all know this will never happen, it’s nice to see that Nick does have a family and they do love him. I also chuckled at George meeting Nick’s mom. George can be a tough pill to swallow if you don’t know her, but she’s had a hard life. George basically raised her siblings, kept a roof over their heads, and managed a diner all while in high school. George has a right to be cranky and sarcastic! Get off her back.
Sea Shanties, Odette and other things
Thanks for nothing sea shanty. This whole time, I thought once the gang found the song, and did some sort of penance for calling on the Aglaeca in the first place, that this entire ordeal would be over with and everything would go back to normal.
I was wrong.
Nancy is always trying to put together the clue’s ya’ll and sometimes I’m frustrated with her, because I just want to skip to the point. This show is only an hour!
Of course everyone in the Scooby gang bands together to stop the Aglaeca from killing them, and of course they end up in an abandoned orphanage, in the woods no less. WTF? This town is creepy AF. You know just when I thought, it could not get any more deep , Nancy finds a picture of the grown up kids who used to live at the orphanage. They are all DEAD. They died in the summer of 1975 while summoning the Aglaeca, and Nancy and her friends have all interacted with them at one time or another in our timeline!
Shut the front door!
It gets deeper ya’ll.
Once Nancy and the crew find the song, which is in fact hidden on an old record they learn much more about the Aglaeca’s past as well as Bess’s family’s dark past. Before the Aglaeca became a monster she was a real woman, named Odette, who fell in love with Bess’ many times great grandfather. Of course he was a handsome scoundrel, and he betrayed her, but honestly, all I kept thinking was, her name is Odette! This is not gonna end well for her! Has anyone seen Swan Lake? Odette dies. The end.
Except maybe Odette didn’t die of consumption. Odette was murdered for her fourtune! Bess’s family covered it up and we all know Bess’s family is TROUBLE. I know they covered up Captain Marvin’s crime and said Odette died of consumption, to save their own asses and take her money because Odette was really murdered in cold blood. Now Odette is haunting folks because she’s pissed, and giving them seven days to live like Samara from The Ring.
Nancy and her friends have three days left to live.
Nancy Drew airs Wednesdays at 9/8c on the CW.