Synopsis: After discovering a connection between the poison that killed Tiffany Hudson and a Horseshoe Bay cold case, Nancy and the Drew Crew risk their lives to bring a serial killer to justice.
Review: Nancy is racked with guilt over the arrest of her father, but gets a distraction when she learns the cause of Tiffany Hundson’s death.
When Nancy learns that Tiffany Hudson was murdered with a rare poison called Baneberry, which is apparently difficult to make and just as difficult to detect. It leads her into opening a cold case, which was investigated by Ace’s father before he retired from the Police. After having cracked the murderer’s cipher Nancy leaves the Killer a message.
Meanwhile, Owen reveals that Bess is related to him and the two set about trying to get Ryan Hudson to turn against his family, but with very little success.
Kennedy McMann puts in one of her best performances to date on the series as we see Nancy trying to deal with the guilt of pretty much handing her father to the police on a plate. We see her struggle to deal with those feelings when she is speaking to the lawyer at the beginning of the episode and again when she is preoccupied with her friends. It was also nice to see Alex Saxon make a return as Ace who had been sidelined for a few episodes due to his injuries.
This was probably the least supernatural episode of the series we have had to date given that we only had two appearances from dead lucy sable in the episode. The rest of it focused on Nancy’s investigation of the unsolved murders from the early 2000s when Ace’s father still worked as an investigator with the police. I really enjoyed Ace and Nancy’s interactions with his father and the fact that they used sign language throughout the conversation due to Ace’s father being deaf. It is good to see that representation on screen.
I also enjoyed the investigative process that Nancy used to track the killer down and how one clue led to the other and so forth.
Overall. A really enjoyable episode.
- CGI & Stunts9.3
- Incidental Music9.5