Nancy Drew Season 2 Episode 11 Assessment: The Scourge of the Forgotten Rune


This present by no means fails to spin out enjoyable, authentic episodes which can be a pleasure to look at.

Coming off of a lust-crazy ghost journey, Nancy Drew Season 2 Episode 11 was a wild combination of Groundhog Day, amnesia, and one thing that’s solely the collection’ personal.

As has been a staple on Nancy Drew, the hour was filled with humorous moments, terrifying scares, and heartbreaking scenes that mixed to make a narrative we won’t quickly neglect. And, sure, that pun was meant.

Drew Crew - Nancy Drew Season 2 Episode 11

Time loop movies and episodes of tv reveals have been carried out time and time once more. However Nancy Drew managed to tug from that trope and make it into one thing contemporary and new.

For starters, the day wasn’t repeating itself. As an alternative, time went on whereas the Drew Crew replayed their countless cycle of attempting to defeat the Grimathorn, failing, and resetting their reminiscence.

Nick: “Nick Nickerson. Good at constructing stuff. Suspect in a homicide investigation, however don’t fret, you might be harmless.
George: Wish to commerce? I’ve a lifeless French woman inside me.

It was past entertaining to see them lose their reminiscence and begin their dynamics from scratch. In fact, they ended up trusting each other and forming tight bonds whereas on their mission.

If this episode proved something, it is that this group of associates was meant to seek out each other and remedy mysteries collectively. If that does not heat your coronary heart, I do not know what is going to.

Nick - Nancy Drew Season 2 Episode 11

Whereas it was a gaggle effort to take down the traditional Viking god, Nick was the actual star of the hour. Or, ought to we are saying, Tunji Kasim was.

It is no shock since all of us noticed him masterfully painting Nick’s anguish and damage when George died on Nancy Drew Season 2 Episode 5. Nevertheless it’s at all times good to be reminded of his vary as an actor.

Nick was nearly solely unrecognizable when he misplaced his recollections, and we knew straight away when the actual Nick was again. And the scene the place Carson informed him that he had killed somebody years in the past was, to place it calmly, heartbreaking.

Amnesic Nick was filled with innocence and surprise, so we get why George wished to guard him from the reality. However that is what the 2 of them do as a result of they love each other.

Nick was positively the guts of the episode, and we recognize that Nancy Drew offers all their major characters room to develop and step into the highlight. It is a rarity these days that reveals bear in mind to present all their stars intriguing tales.

George and Nick - Nancy Drew Season 2 Episode 11

It is onerous to see George and Nick ever breaking apart at this level. And I really hope I did not jinx their relationship by writing that.

They’re two very robust characters on their very own, however collectively they’re magic.

The 2 of them match collectively so effectively, regardless that they should not, and have constructed a relationship rooted in love and belief.

Nick: I killed somebody. I needed to be taught it from Ace’s dad. Not from my associates. Not my girlfriend. Is it…Is it since you’re ashamed of me?
George: No, no, no. Something however that. Look, I did not know easy methods to let you know in regards to the worst trauma of your life. I did not need you to should undergo that once more.

Sure, generally they preserve a few issues from each other. However that is all part of rising collectively and realizing that they are higher off once they’re on the identical web page.

And on “The Scrouge of the Forgotten Rune,” George and Nick continued to open up to one another and show why they’re such a fantastic couple. We desperately hope that their love continues as a result of they actually do make the opposite a greater individual.

Nancy Drew - Nancy Drew Season 2 Episode 11

Within the midst of the loopy reminiscence loop, Nancy handled the fallout of Celia discovering out she was her granddaughter.

Celia understanding is one factor, however Everett discovering the reality can be a loss of life sentence for Nancy. This implies, after all, that he’s destined to seek out out earlier than Nancy Drew Season 2 concludes.

Ace: I am working software program to attempt to monitor down the troll grasp.
Bess: And I am scrolling by way of Instagram whereas we wait. Since we’re all saying what we’re doing.

Carson and Ryan can solely shield their daughter from a lot, however they should understand that she will be able to deal with nearly something thrown at her. Even when she acts with out pondering generally, she at all times does the appropriate factor in the long run.

Fortunately, she now is aware of the hazard of Everett realizing he’s her grandfather. The one proper transfer from right here is to get him to belief her. As insane as that sounds, at the very least she seems to have Celia considerably in her nook.

Carson and Nancy - Nancy Drew Season 2 Episode 11

One of many underlying themes of this season is Nancy’s concern of turning into a Hudson and every part that title entails.

Ryan has had vital character growth all through his time on the present, and we love the progress of his relationship with Nancy. However his dad and mom are one other story solely.

Nancy is afraid that she is going to develop into ruthless and unforgiving, identical to Everett. What she does not understand, nevertheless, is that nurture positively gained out in terms of her character.

Nancy: Perhaps I’m extra Hudson than Drew.
Carson: You are my daughter. And you may nonetheless do the appropriate factor. You’ll have their blood, however you are a Drew at coronary heart.
Nancy: Thanks, Dad. I actually wanted to listen to that from you.

Although she is a Hudson by nature, she is a Drew, by way of and thru. And he or she is so fortunate to have Carson in her life to remind her of that.

Nancy and Carson have been by way of a lot since she discovered the reality concerning her adoption on Nancy Drew Season 1 Episode 16. We’re so pleased that they’ve gotten to the purpose the place they will stay collectively once more.

Nancy and Bess - Nancy Drew Season 2 Episode 11

Nancy is not the one member of the Drew Crew to have household drama, although.

In the end, now we have met Ace’s brother. Surprisingly, it is the brand new line prepare dinner at The Claw — Grant.

Grant has been within the background for the previous few episodes, so it was tough to note him. However he was there, and he positively knew that Ace was his brother all alongside.

Grant: Oh, this isn’t food-free.
Ace: You are not food-free, Grant!

The query is why he took so lengthy to come back ahead and why he’s in Horseshoe Bay. Plus, Ace nonetheless hasn’t confronted his father about his long-lost brother.

There’s nonetheless a lot now we have to find out about this wildly intriguing story. But when the trailer for Nancy Drew Season 2 Episode 12 is any indication, we’re about to get loads of solutions.

What do you assume, Nancy Drew Fanatics?

Did you like the reminiscence loop story and the Grimathorn? How a lot did Nick make you cry? Did your coronary heart swell when Ryan texted Nancy and Carson about an emergency household assembly?

And do you consider that Ace and Grant are literally the Hardy Boys?

Let me know within the feedback, and don’t forget which you can watch Nancy Drew online proper right here through TV Fanatic!

Nancy Drew airs Wednesdays at 9/8c on The CW.

Sarah Little is a employees author for TV Fanatic. Comply with her on Twitter.

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