More thoughts, recaps, and analysis of the third episode of ABC’s “666 Park Avenue,” “The Dead Don’t Say Dead.”
(For part one of this article, please click here.)
That night, Henry and Jane go out with Brian and Louise. When the subject of moving comes up, Louise doesn’t know anything about it. Alexis arrives, and after she dances with Louise, an angry Brian takes Louise home.
Annie pops some champagne and sits down at her laptop to tell the story of Kandinsky the Russian mob enforcer, and as she writes him into existence, we see him coming through the lobby of the Drake. He breaks in and tortures her.
In Gavin’s office, Edwards and Gavin have a drink. He’s hired Gavin’s boy, so now he’s come for his compensation. Gavin wants a deal for some property, but Edwards already has a man for that.
Olivia is tearfully reading a letter from her daughter. We only see part of it, but it says
“Dear Mom, I’m so sorry that it’s come to…
If you’re reading this, I need…
know that I tried. That this is…
fault, So please don’t blame…
It’s him. He’s evil. And…
my only way out. My only…
Please forgive me and …
I’ll miss you. I love you.
She pulls out a lighter and burns the note, and the camera zooms in on the words “He’s evil.”
As Edwards is leaving Gavin’s office, he asks him once more to reconsider, and Edwards says he can’t. The elevator door opens, and Gavin pushes him into the open shaft. As he falls all the way down, he lands not with a crunching sound, but with a weird flash of light.
As Henry and Jane get back to the Drake, a doorman tells Henry that Gavin wants to see him. He leaves and as Jane goes around the corner, she sees the little girl at the end of the hall.
Jane: What? Don’t what?
Girl: Don’t let him out.
Henry joins Gavin on the balcony, and Gavin tells him he doesn’t think the Edwards job is for him. Henry should dream bigger and not just run a campaign, but run for office.
That night, Jane’s awakened by the bell sound again and goes down to the basement. The secret door is open, and a flashlight waiting on her. The bell sound is on a suitcase, and she brings it back upstairs with her. As she goes back to sleep, we see something trying to break out of the suitcase.
Some thoughts on “The Dead Don’t Say Dead.”
This week’s apartment spotlight wasn’t too shocking. The Annie story was pretty much outright “Twilight Zone” material. The only thing that makes it stand out is seeing Kandinsky in next week’s promos. Perhaps Annie has dreamed up a longterm villain.
The Brian/Louise/Alexis love triangle didn’t move much at all. All we really found out is Alexis doesn’t want anyone to watch her through her window except Brian, and he’s starting to get sick of the whole thing.
The biggest development was the revelation that Olivia’s daughter apparently thought Gavin was evil, or at least that’s what we’re being led to believe. As they’ve been a unified front so far, it’s interesting that Gavin might be the real bad guy here.
He’s certainly the one throwing people into elevator shafts.
Oh, and Edwards? I’m pretty sure he’s in Hell now.
Rating: Six out of a possible ten suitcase monsters.
— Reid Kerr recognized the kid from “Louie,” but it took a while. Follow Reid on Twitter or subscribe to him on Facebook and yell at him.