In Review: Nancy Drew – The Hidden Staircase

Nancy and the Drew Crew desperately search for George’s missing sister, Ted, whose kidnapping eerily mirrors the investigation that started Nancy’s sleuthing career.

Synopsis: Nancy and the Drew Crew desperately search for George’s missing sister, Ted, whose kidnapping eerily mirrors the investigation that started Nancy’s sleuthing career.

Review: Nancy receives a blast from the past, which reconnects her with her father.

The Story

While investigating the whereabouts of George’s younger sister, Ted. Nancy figures out that it shares an eery connection with her very first case, which as it turns out was far from the average kidnapping due to it involving a supernatural element in the form of a dark entity known as Simon. As she unravels the clues and begins to piece her own memories back together Nancy begins to reconnect with her Father.

While getting some help with the investigation Bess asks Owen Marvin if she could do a DNA test to find out if she is of any relation to him and his family.

The Acting

Kennedy McMann and Scott Wolf are absolutely brilliant in this episode. The relationship between Nancy and her father has been a major plot thread in this series thus far. Especially given that Nancy had her father down as a possible suspect for the murder of Lucy Sable for awhile. Seeing the two reconnect over Nancy coming to terms with her childhood trauma felt very real and extremely believable. I also liked how Nancy’s father wasn’t convinced about the supernatural element of the case.

Overall

This was a really strong episode and you get the impression that Simon is not finished with Nancy Drew just yet, which would make a great deal of sense given that this series is pretty much putting a supernatural slant on the character, which was never really there in any of the prior incarnations of the character.

As already said. I really enjoyed how this episode allowed Nancy to reconnect with her father and how it pretty much sets her up for a very cruel twist of fate by the close of the story. A twist, which could potentially lead to Nancy losing her father.

9.6
Nancy Drew - The Hidden Staircase
  • Story
    9.6
  • Acting
    9.8
  • CGI & Stunts
    9.5
  • Incidental Music
    9.4

Ian Cullen is the founder of scifipulse.net and has been a fan of science fiction and fantasy from birth. In the past few years he has written for 'Star Trek' Magazine as well as interviewed numerous comics writers, television producers and actors for the SFP-NOW podcast at: www.scifipulseradio.com When he is not writing for scifipulse.net Ian enjoys playing his guitar, studying music, watching movies and reading his comics. Ian is both the founder and owner of scifipulse.net You can contact ian at: ian@scifipulse.net
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