THE DEVIL IS IN THE DETAILS
We begin our delicious Sunday night distraction at the address of 666 Park Ave. while visiting another Drake tenant, one who lives on the mysterious second floor, meet Maris Elder (Whoopi Goldburg). Jane is sitting comfortable in a big red chair when Maris offers Jane some mint tea. Its strange Maris’s is an unknown tenant to the building’s manager and there is a rumor from Gavin, Maris is safer inside her gilded cage than out. One of Maris special gifts is she can communicate with Nona’s catatonic grandmother Lottie, ATT should hire her.
Jane asks when was the last time she left The Drake? Maris’s replays, 1986, after the World Series. I have heard of devoted baseball fans, but she must have been rooting for the Red Socks since the Mets won three out of four games in 86, and Mets fans never lock themselves up, get locked up yes, but never get put away for two long. Jane comments that Nona told her that Maris well she just know things about The Drake and she can help the ever-curious cat find answers to The Drake’s haunting questions. So what is under the basement and where do the stairs lead?
Maris’s suggests to Jane that she may be experiencing an Associative Retro Grave Amnesia Disorder. Maris takes her hand and suggests that Jane sit and relax. “I put a few herbs in your tea just to help open your mind,” Maris replies. Mind opening herbs should be a required consumption for The Drake residents. Jane needs to know, why she is here. Maris’s takes her hand and tells her again to relax. Maris’s picks up the horror channel inside Jane’s mind and tells Jane to come see her in the morning. Maris will need to prepare. She tells Jane, girl you never left The Drake. Jane in a bit of disbelief states, “they found me in Times Square”. Forget where, Maris said and think when.
Next we find Jane in bed and she smells smoke or is it a lame breakfast attempt by her future hubby. Henry says he is only concerned about Jane and yet he serves her burnt food so she does the apologies dance. He is working from home to play another round of chase the crazy girl.
Gavin selling Evil-way door to door stops with News that the councilmen Sullivan has been a very naughty boy and the political consultant Phillip Perez wants to back him Henry in a new city wide race.
Where or where has our Sasha Gone?
In a large warehouse Mr. Shaw claims he is in cahoots with Gavin and Olivia and their thought to be the dead daughter Sasha. With Olivia’s help Shaw was bleeding to call Sasha and have her meet him at this warehouse site. Apartment shopping wink wink. Olivia says “You better prey Sasha gets here first”. The first, that means before Gavin.
More Tea My dear
Tea, with herbs, help Maris prepare Jane. So Jane keeps drinking. Maris shows Jane a clock, a device that opens her mind. Maris explains there is a dark presence here at The Drake and it has the ability to move people threw time and space, the present as well as the future. Maris continues, “Jane when you went down that staircase, you crossed a threshold and those memories are locked into your mind and Jane only you can unlock them. Watch the cock, concentrate on its movement. Now breath and….and……………now
We are Now in Lobby of The Drake, and there is a rather large Elizabeth Arden door right ahead of you, Jane opens it and she gets far more than a facial, she is transformed to The Drake say 1920’s. She is greeted as Libby Griffith, and sees a different women’s reflection in the mirror.
Jane is still in the chair at Maris’s, and also back in spirit at The Drake. Ok now this could get confusing but lets take a stab at it.
Jane is in the body of Libby Griffith and the date is October 28th, 1927. Time traveling is so convenient but they always lose your luggage. Now in the lobby of The Drake. Jane aka Libby is at Jocelyn’s (Jane’s Grandmother when she was a little girl) birthday party. Jocelyn calls for Libby and asks her to find her best doll Sally. In walks the hatchet killer, Mr. Crammer Jocelyn’s dad and Jane’s great granddad with an evil friend. Now this so-called friend says,” soon whatever we desire will be ours”. Libby and Jocelyn go in search of the dolly Sally and find her in Crammers office. Daddy will get the hatchet if he finds me in here. So they hide in the closet. It is Jocelyn birthday and although mad, Crammer sends his daughter back to the party intact. Maris pulls Jane back.
Jane tells the story of what happened. Maris is concerned. Henry calls and Jane meets Galvin in the Elevator.
Back at the Soho warehouse, the soon to be the late Mr. Shaw tells Olivia about a special bracelet with a heart-felt inscription. He shares secrets about Sacha’s and in fact the idea to steal the Pandora Box was her idea. It all stems from her extreme hatred of daddy Gavin.
Back at Jane’s apartment, Henry is dressed and off to see the wizard of politicians. Jane’s says go, ill be fine, but will she.
Henrys meeting with Mr. Perez didn’t go well. Perez gave Gavin a file. In it was the records of Jane’s recent psycho ward visit and said if you run for office people will use this against you. Dump the crazy girl and you in, but if you don’t it is a deal breaker. Henry says no deal.
Jane calls detective Copper to come over and ghost hunt, so fine is as fine does..
Ding Dong, Evil calling. Gavin visits Maris’s apartment and we find out he is the one who banished her to her apartment, but now wants to deal or no deal. Maris said she would like to go outside of The Drake and live in one piece, Galvin said if that is what it takes for him to find out just what happened to Jane when she went down the rabbit hole. Fine Gavin agrees. Maris says to Gavin, “well I don’t know all not yet, but I will be in touch.
Henry calls his favorite PR girl who seems to be able to fix anything. She digs up some nasty little tax records on Mr. Perez and hands them to Henry all the while reminding him, that if he goes down this blackmail road it could be really lead him further to the dark side. Henry explains it is not for personal gain, it is for justice for Jane so he has justified it in his mind.. She says ok and hands him the file.
So Jane’s hanging out with Policeman Cooper in an empty apartment (my) and she begins to tell him of her visit to three flags over yesterday. Cooper pulls the record of our Miss Libby Griffin per Jane’s request and come to find out, Libby was born 1903, and she died, yes wait for it, the day Jane time traveled. Jane asks the hunky cop, “Why are you here?” It is because the writers needed to find a way to have him come over and take his shirt off. Now that he is properly un-attired Copper displays his technique he learned at anger management class and hits the apartment wall with a sledgehammer looking for a lost fireplace. Copper says they get a lot of strange calls and all of them are about things that go bump at the Drake. Speaking of bumping ugly’s, Copper is a bit sweet on our Miss Jane.
And we are back one more time at the warehouse for another helping of beating the Shaw. Shaw tells Olivia he can prove he is working with her dead daughter. Sasha. He calls her cell phone. You see with the new really broadband phones, even in the afterlife you can keep your service. Can you hear me now? Sasha gets a call from Mom. Hello, and hang up.
Jane and Cooper find the missing Peter Crammers (Jane’s great grandfather, murderer and all around sell out for evil power) personal journal that was hidden in the now plastered over fireplace. Jane dashes off to show Maris, and as she leaves Libby reflection is in the newly exposed mirror above the fireplace. Maris explains to Jane her family has a dark past and she truly is connected to The Drake. It was not a co-incidence she moved to New York and found a great apartment and Job at The Drake. Maris goes on to say like therapists do, your special.
Now you see 1927 and those who came before including her great grand father (and we think Gavin) say we called forth something terrible that night something we will regret until the grave. So Jane books a ticket back to the past. She is about to get frequent scary miles. In the lobby Jane now again in the body of Libby and runs into Peter Crammer (Jane’s great grand father) where he instructs Libby take his daughter Jocelyn’s (Jane’s grand mother) out of The Drake and hide her. Crammer knows that to open the door a blood sacrifice has to be made and his other evil coven associates chose Jocelyn, they say Crammer agreed but looks like he is having a change of a fathers heart as in walks Libby (Jane is still inside her) and blood is blood to the men of The Drake, so they kidnapped her and took Libby to the basement, strapped her to a chair and sacrificed her to shall we say yes that ole black magic called Beelzebub. Her sacrifice was to open the doors of hell and the men would receive all the riches there little black hearts desired.
Olivia chasing clues concerning her daughter that may or may not be dead after all but in fact very much alive arrives at an apartment building and apartment number 4b. Olivia makes the walk of shame and opens the door to the apartment but Sasha was gone and the apartment was empty. Yea, I know an empty apartment in Manhattan, but go with it for now, Sasha is way gone except for a houseplant, her daughter Sasha’s favorite. It was left like a message. Shaw is tied up in the car a bit slightly warned for ware. Olivia here’s a shot and runs outside to see Shaw lying on the ground bleeding. Where is my daughter? She screams and just as he is about to tell her, …….yep he dies.
Maris releases her white dove from the cage in her living room. They both know its time. Maris grabs an old book and proceeds towards the lobby stepping outside of her apartment for the first time in many years. She loves the paint color of the lobby and the chandeliers are very fetching and just make the room.
Standing in the lobby is Gavin, its always Gavin and he says “we have some unfinished business”. Maris hands him the book. It was a guest book Jane signed at Jocelyn’s birthday party in 1927 the night The Drake went to the Devil. Gavin understands what that means. Gavin was a bit surprised Maris kept her end of the agreement. She reminds Gavin that if anyone knows, the cost of having what you really want in life it is he and now she is leaving. She walks out see’s the sunshine and bursts into a flock of white doves and fly’s towards heaven. Will see be back or is it her final release who can say.
Gavin up in his apartment speaks to Phil Perez and smoothes over the tax file. Again, another test for Henry. They were impressed but Henrys new press kit and the file about Jane are in the same red folder so Gavin had a light bulb moment and the assumption is they were both sent from the same person, Henrys fabulous PR Girl.
Jane in the bathroom after getting the past washed off and Libby grabbed her threw the mirror. I hate when ghosts do that.
Gavin feeling a bit thirsty walks into a hip trendy Manhattan club and we see yes, Henrys PR girl sitting there and Gavin says “Hello Sasha”. The PR Girl is none other than his long lost, not nearly dearly departed daughter of Satan Sasha. Surprise.
This really was a great episode. But the law is if I like a show it will be canceled and if I hate it and never watch it, it will hang on like a bad cold.
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