666 Park Avenue 1×03 – The Dead Don’t Stay Dead

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Now we’re talking! 666 Park Avenue is slowly yet capably finding its identity. However, the sad thing is I’m unable to fully enjoy it since it’s pretty darn obvious the show is going to get cancelled very soon. The ratings are just too abysmal for it to even last a whole season which is so unfortunate. With a cast this stunning, it would be a shame for this show to become nothing more than a failed memory.

The episode’s strongest element is undoubtedly Vanessa Williams who was blasphemously underused in the show’s first two outings. She at least gets some focus here and Miss Williams does a wonderful job with what she’s given. Whether it’s doting over her dead daughter or speeding like a mad-woman through Manhattan’s streets with Jane fearing for her life, she’s always a charismatic presence on screen. I’m excited to see more of her and learn more about the Sasha ordeal. Is Olivia in cahoots with Gavin or will she become one of the show’s unlikely heroines? Either way, I’m intrigued.

For once, Henry was more interesting than Jane. While his other half got to aimlessly stumble around The Drake in a very cliche manner (again), Henry was pushed by Gavin to come out of the shadows and pursue a political career for himself. Now this is one storyline that could reap some fascinating repercussions as I’m sure Gavin and politics will prove to be a highly entertaining mix.

Finally, our resident of the week was another engaging yet somewhat disposable affair. I enjoyed watching Annie the obituary writer find success with her “creative” writing only for everything to backfire as she’s stalked and brutally tortured in her own apartment. However, the suboplot felt somewhat disposable as we’re sitll not entirely clear about the show’s rules and mythology. Nevertheless, I can’t deny that it was extremely entertaining.

Sinister Snippets

– Vanessa Williams was extremely hot zooming through New York in that Porsche of hers. God she really doesn’t age does she?

– I’m going to need something exciting to happen with Henry and his mistress soon because that subplot really should be more thrilling than it is now.

– Anyone else feel like that Olivia’s daughter is probably the psychic thief from the pilot?

– I liked the touch with “he’s evil” being visible in the burning letter.

– The creepiest sequence the show’s done so far was Annie being attacked and dragged in her own home. Just chilling. I adored it.

– Again, not the strongest cliffhanger with the hand and the suitcase.

Conclusion
The strongest hour yet. Here’s hoping the show continues to improve with what little time it has left.

Nad Rating
B+

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