The second episode of 666 Park Avenue fell short of the promise that was shown in the Pilot. In “Murmurations”, Jane (Rachael Taylor) and Henry (David Annable) continue to discover new mysteries of The Drake, and also run into some interesting characters during their searches.
It seems like 666 Park Avenue is moving towards a weekly deal with the devil feel, a format that could work really well if a story arc is also followed through with Gavin (Terry O’Quinn) and Olivia (Vanessa Williams), the owners of the infamous building.
This week, we learn that Gavin has been keeping Drake resident Danielle young forever and forcing her to commit repeat killings of her boyfriends, but we don’t really know why. It just seems that this is one of the ways Gavin can keep the Drake residents in check. Personally, I think Danielle asked for eternal youth, but didn’t realize the price that would come with it.
For the weekly scare quota on 666 Park Avenue, Jane (who apparently hasn’t seen as scary movie in her LIFE) decides to investigate her new home and discovers my worst nightmare living in the walls. Right where overbearing wife disappeared into the Drake last week, Jane discovers a freaking flock of birds. In a very Hitchcock (she even name drops The Birds actress Tippi Hedren) way, the birds fly out of the wall and I kid you not, I covered my head and almost dropped off of my couch.
I despise birds, so the scene with the guy being attacked by the flock was enough to give me nightmares for a LONG time.
I am intrigued by Nona (Samantha Logan) and what she has to offer Jane. I think that Nona has the same amount of powers that Gavin has, but her motives seem to lean towards the good side of things. She seems to want to help out Jane more than get her to sell her soul and whatnot, so it will be interesting to see what comes of that relationship.
Overall, “Murmurations” wasn’t as interesting as the pilot of 666 Park Avenue, but the show is a fun network suspense/drama that I’ll look forward to on Sunday nights.
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