Very odd ret-con of the timeframe for the present. I believed the collection began a yr after Nancy’s Mother handed.

From my perspective, they didn’t need to stipulate that this episode was 1 yr after her Mother’s passing.

Nancy was such a large number with respect to her mom’s passing, after which the invention that the Drews weren’t her start mother and father, that having this anniversary be troublesome for Nancy would have labored, even when it was the 2nd or third anniversary of her mom’s demise.

Whereas the that means of the day hangs over Nancy’s head, she desires a standard day.

Fortunately, Nancy and the Crew outline “normal” on a curve.

Let’s face it, a supernatural physique swap is just about Wednesday for this group.

Nancy’s solely in a position to keep away from coping with the anniversary for thus lengthy.

She encourages Ace to go on the fishing along with his father she unintentionally scheduled. The day has made her cognizant of the significance of the recollections they’ll make.

Nancy lastly let everybody know what was occurring along with her. They’d her again, exhibiting up when she invited them to assist her mark the day the best way her mom would have wished.

It seems like we’ve had extra moments like this this season than in earlier seasons.

It’s moments just like the cake combat that preserve me so engaged with these characters and their adventures.


I knew Ryan’s new gig as artifact hunter was going to be entertaining.

The Glasses swapped the artifact he ordered with one thing that induced the physique swap.

I’m guessing they had been relying on creating mass chaos.

If The Claw had been open for enterprise (Liked the signal: “Opening late….again”.) ,they’d have gotten the chaos they had been after.

nancy drew the crooked banister reviewThe Drew Crew simply took it in stride.

Really, I don’t suppose anybody truly altered their plans for the day.

Sadly for Ryan, it appears like his issues with the Glasses are solely going to worsen.


Everybody adjusts to the swap fairly easily.

Bess lands in Nick’s physique, and, after evaluating Nick’s studliness, she heads for the City Council candidate assembly.

To be trustworthy, I used to be anticipating Bess to improvise components of Nick’s speech. However she didn’t.

She even managed to channel Nick when the girl from FFTH requested about Nick’s assist of “the extremist” who runs the Historic Society.

Her response was very politic. Nick gained the seat.

Nonetheless, Nick turned down the seat. He’s going to concentrate on preventing the FFTH.

His evaluation of Mrs. Farquar and her definition of preserving Horseshoe Bay secure was superior.
I do love his thought of opening a secret satellite tv for pc workplace of the Historic Society.

The one drawback I see, within the quick time period, is the shortcoming to get to the provides presently locked up in the primary Historic Society constructing.


George landed in Bess’ physique.

I can’t assist however suppose that, had Bess been in her personal physique, the person following her would have been missed.

George’s job for the day was to cancel an appointment Bess (illegally) made with a pair of brothers who want Bess’ assist.

1690290838 826 nancy drew the crooked banister reviewOne of many brothers has been cursed to listen to the voices of the useless; a curse that can, inevitably, drive him insane.

However listening to their story, George is reminded of her mom and what her “gift” has executed to George and her sisters.

George empathizes and takes them to Bess.

It doesn’t appear to be that concerned a spell, however since Bess now not has entry to the Historic Society’s containment unit, one of the best they will do is a pickle jar despatched to the underside of the ocean.

If we had extra seasons, I wouldn’t be stunned if that curse got here again to chew somebody. Hopefully Mrs. Farquar.


Nancy maintains her concentrate on discovering The Black Door.

Final week Ron’s ghost advised her the door was in City Corridor.

So, after all, Nancy broke into Horseshoe Bay’s present City Corridor. She didn’t discover the door, however she did handle to keep away from getting arrested.

The constructing that served as City Corridor 200 years in the past is now the yacht membership.

Ace finds a clue within the city’s public data. A person was arrested for murdering his co-worker 20 years in the past.

When he was arrested, he begged the police to let him get to The Black Door.

The police report contained the precise location, however, after all, it was redacted.

I interpret that to imply Horseshoe Bay’s highly effective wished that secret saved.

I’m instantly questioning if the wealthy and highly effective in Horseshoe Bay are utilizing the FFTH to maintain their secrets and techniques locked down and eliminate anybody that threatens the established order.

1690290838 780 nancy drew the crooked banister reviewHannah Gruen was low-key; staying underneath the radar.

Bess rocks the boat.

But when TPTB can use the FFTH to close Bess up, then their palms stay clear.

If I’m wherever near the suitable observe right here, perhaps we’re taking a look at a second the place they transfer in opposition to Nancy.

Ace’s father, Thom, was in a position to level Nancy to the precise space contained in the yacht membership the place the arrest occurred.

As soon as the Drew Crew returned to their correct our bodies, Nancy went again to the yacht membership and located The Black Door….which was as freaky as promised.

When she learn that inscription aloud I apprehensive that she was going to wind up trapped.

You by no means learn the creepy writing out loud!

She (properly) ran away terrified, however was smart sufficient to seize all the traditional tomes she may carry.

Now we’ve got a reputation for the creepy monster.

The Sin Eater.

Subsequent up, discovering a strategy to kill The Sin Eater.

This episode was loaded with story. The writers managed to service all the common solid and make vital motion on the arc tales.

As you may most likely inform, they’ve grabbed me with the thriller of The Black Door.

Score: 8

We’ve acquired a reputation for the monster of the season! Nick determined to tackle Households for Reality in Historical past his approach. The episode misplaced some extent from me once they performed with the collection timeline. The season’s thriller has me hooked.