The fifth episode of “666 Park Avenue,” entitled “A Crowd of Demons” aired on Oct. 28 with a tale that began on Halloween night 1929, which is 2 days after the Stock Market Crash that brought on the Great Depression.
Peter Kramer and a friend are in the elevator talking about a financial gamble they took and lost. “We invited evil into our homes.” Peter comes into his apartment acting strangely and kills his wife telling her, “In heaven, we will be truly happy.” His wife crawls to his daughter, hiding under the bed, and gives her a necklace she’s wearing, telling her to, “Keep it safe; keep it in the family.”
Back at Halloween 2012, Olivia is supervising the decorations. Peter Kramer appears in the lobby. Now the stage is set for real Drake Halloween fun!
After Henry does a TV interview on last week’s heroic actions, he is approached by Laurel, a media consultant who offers help with his political campaign.
While waiting for Olivia to finish up a call, Gavin gets a text. “You’re going to pay for everything you’ve done.” At that moment, a van comes roaring towards Olivia, and barely misses her. “Next time, I won’t miss her. See you tonight.” Gavin tells Tony the doorman to stick close to Olivia. “She’s the most valuable thing in the world to me.”
Henry is dressed as a cowboy (hero) and Jane is Tippi Hedren from “The Birds,” an obvious reference to her adventure with the starlings. They see Peter in the elevator who makes a comment about liking Jane’s necklace.
Peter removes a grate and finds a photo of his wife and daughter. “I have to finish this.” He picks up an ax and heads out.
When Jane’s costume gets ruined by a spill, she goes up to her apartment to clean up, not noticing she’s being followed. Jane sees the apparition of the little girl. “He got out.” “Who got out?” “Daddy.” Jane opens the old suitcase, now empty. She feels a false side and tears it open. In there, she finds a newspaper clipping on the 1929 murder.
Laurel just “happens” to run into Henry at the party. They talk about Henry and Jane getting married. Laurel tells him to do it now because “New York changes people.”
While Olivia waits for a friend outside the infamous Apt. 5F from 1929’s horror, a man in a gas mask knocks her out.
Meanwhile, Jane is on the computer about the 1929 clipping she found. She feels someone behind her. She grabs a knife and heads for the door. Jane turns on the lights, but thinks she’s overreacting. Peter grabs her and attempts to strangle her.
Everything goes dark as the man in the gas mask cuts the power.
Jane gets away from Peter and runs into a guy in the hall. As she’s calling the cops on his phone, Peter kills the guy and goes after Jane. Henry is getting worried as to why Jane’s taking so long and goes off to find her.
Gavin’s phone rings. “I have your wife, Mr. Doran.” Gavin tells him to name his price. “What makes you think I’m after money?”
The man in the gas mask breaks into Henry’s safe. Tony goes upstairs to look for Olivia and sees the safe open. He pulls his gun.
Jane runs down to the basement, still being chased by Peter and his ax. She hides in the dumbwaiter and pulls herself up. Peter can’t break into the dumbwaiter in time.
Gavin finds Tony hanging by the neck in the penthouse but still alive. Gavin cuts him down and Tony tells him that the safe has been robbed. Gavin sends Tony back to the party to check on the guests. Gavin finds Olivia on the terrace. She’s alive, but groggy and doesn’t remember much.
Jane manages to get a call through to Henry to tell him someone is trying to kill her on the 5th floor. Peter breaks in. “Don’t be afraid. I have to do this. In heaven, you’re going to be truly happy.” As he lunges for Jane, the starlings come out of the wall and kill him. She runs out screaming, right into Henry’s arms.
The police are finally at the Drake as the power comes back on. Jane claims she didn’t see her attacker’s face.
Gavin is on the phone with his mystery caller. “You have no idea what you’ve stolen.” “Oh, but I do.” Gavin tells him he’s coming for him.
And in usual Drake fashion, Peter’s ax, stuck in the floor of the apartment, disappears into the floor and the blood vanishes. And, of course, this all happens just before the cops get there.
As the episode closes, Gavin has the gas mask from his mystery man and locks it in his safe. Henry and Jane are finally in bed, with Jane crying as she holds onto her grandmother’s necklace.
The next episode of “666 Park Avenue” airs Sunday night, Nov. 4, at 10 p.m. eastern time. The quick preview looks like it’s an episode definitely not to be missed!