Welcome back Nancy Drew fans! “The Drowned Woman” tries to tie up all the loose ends to the Aglaeca storyline, the Drew Crew has less than 48 hours left to live, and everyone is on edge. Nancy is running out of time and ideas and the Aglaeca would like to have them all dead and spread on toast with jam, so Nancy better start thinking like the sleuth she is before she ends up at the bottom of the ocean. As always this episode unlocked more mysteries than it solved, but that is the fun of this show. I’ve said it before but I will say it again. Horseshoe Bay is a hellmouth, bad shit happened/happens there. We have a lot to discuss in this weeks episode of Nancy Drew “The Drowned Woman” so lets dive in, shall we!
Aglaeca’s Need Love Too
While I totally understand that why the Drew Crew is on edge, I will never be okay with them all fighting with one another. Look, is the summoning of the Aglaeca Nancy’s fault? Yes it is, BUT her friends willingly helped her and in doing so, sealed their fates. So, I’m over George being upset and lashing out at everyone. She irritated me this entire episode. I mean she was angry even by her usual George standards. Me no likey. You slept with Nancy’s bio dad George, and you are now dating her former lover Nick. However, I don’t see Nancy lashing out, so like calm the fuck down. You’re not the only person who doesn’t want to die.
Nancy does some quick thinking and heads to the historical society to visit Hannah, a.k.a. Giles. Apparently all of the portent sand is gone and they will need some to stop the Aglaeca or at least wound her long enough to come up with a plan B. Hannah throws some bread crumbs Nancy’s way and tells her there are hundreds of cursed objects and totems locked away in protective boxes within the historical society. WTF? See, I told you, total hellmouth. Hannah then pulls out a ledger documenting all of the items! Librarians keep such good records. I really like Hannah so I hope the writers keep her around. Nancy needs at least one adult who is not clueless.
Meanwhile my two dads are like sorta bro’s now and they follow Nancy around town trying to be discrete, but they suck at it. The only good thing that came of out this duo was Nancy realizing Ryan has some portent sand in his car, Bingo! We are back in business baby! Ryan, conveniently sweepS up the sand in his dust buster which is equal parts hilarious and practical. Nancy divides up the sand evenly among her friends and they all wait for the Aglaeca to come and kill them. #buzzkill
Love Letters and Confessions
Ace speaks French. Nick reads French. I learn something new about these two every episode and I love it! You know what I also loved, everyone confessing their regrets to one another. Nancy apologized to everyone for dragging them into her messes. Nick still wants to bring down the Hudson’s with Nancy’s permission. George has no regrets. And Ace is maybe adopted? He at least knows about a secret brother he has, who is in the witness protection program. Is Ace a Hardy boy? What is going on writers? Gah! Just when I think I know everything about everyone, you go and drop this little nugget.
I felt calmer now that the Drew Crew was on good terms again, if they are all going to die, at least be at peace with one another, ya know. Nancy and I must have been on the same wavelength too, because she feels like the only way to stop the Aglaeca is to make her human again, or remind her that she used to be human. Good plan Nancy, that’s exactly what I was thinking too girl. The love letters Odette wrote to her girlfriend back in England are the key to solving this mystery.
Time is up though, and the Aglaeca has come to collect her debt. Let me just tell you that the Aglaeca was having one of Nancy’s poorly spoken French! Ha! It was not until she started reciting the letters from memory that the Aglaeca calmed down and changed form. I’m honestly not sure if she is capable of being human again, she is so angry and hurt, that nothing can be resolved for her at this point, at least I don’t think so.
The Hellmouth is Opened
Well damn Nancy! Just when I thought everything was about to go back to normal and everyone was going to sing songs and hold hands, George gets impaled by a harpoon and dies! Yep. George bleeds out in Nick’s arms and everyone is shocked, including me, because umm, George is a main character. The Aglaeca still took a victim, but let everyone else live? Wait, What? Nancy is having none of it and rushes to the historical society to fetch the shroud she read about, that will bring a person back from the dead. Holy Shit Nancy! Have you learned nothing from all of this? You can’t get something for nothing, it doesn’t work that way. There is always a price. Seriously go back and watch Once Upon a Time please.
Nancy is so damn reckless sometimes, I hate it but I also love it. The historical society basically has every evil totem and cursed object locked in boxes like on Ghostbusters. Nancy’s ass, unleashes all of them, unwittingly when she bashes in the utility box that keeps them all locked and safe, while trying to get to the shroud. Nancy, you in trouble girl! You might have saved George and brought her back, but now I’m pretty sure she is possessed by Odette AND you have opened the hellmouth, so we all know how it has to end. I’ve watched the series finale of Buffy hundreds of times, so listen writers if you need me, I’m here for you. Until next week guys!
Nancy Drew airs on Wednesdays at 9/8c on The CW.