Nancy Drew Season 2 Episode 13 Evaluation: The Beacon of Moonstone Island


In honor of Nancy Drew’s 91st birthday, the writers of The CW present determined to deal with us to a juicy, dramatic, suspenseful, and fantastic hour of tv. However that is truthfully only a typical Wednesday for them.

The center-strings had been pulled on Nancy Drew Season 2 Episode 13 with a case-of-the-week that the present masterfully tied again to Nancy’s personal private struggles. Additionally, love was within the air.

“The Beacon of Moonstone Island” what a pleasure to look at from starting to finish, surprising nobody. And it furthered Nancy’s season-long wrestle relating to her standing as a Hudson, making us fear about her future within the Drew Crew.

Help - Nancy Drew Season 2 Episode 13

Ever since Nancy discovered that Ryan Hudson was her delivery father on Nancy Drew Season 1 Episode 16, she has questioned whether or not or not she inherited the Hudson evil genes.

However as was the case with Birdie and the fireplace souls, good and evil will not be as black and white as they could appear. And it appears as if Nancy lastly realizes that.

Whereas it may be an excellent sentiment, it doesn’t apply to all circumstances. Celia has been reasonably grandma-like in direction of Nancy ever since she discovered she was her granddaughter, nevertheless it’s clear that she has an ulterior motive.

Nick: Okay, my loft’s largely product of bricks. It is far more fire-resistant than this place.
Bess: Sure, and it is almost empty as a result of you don’t have any tenants!
Nick: What?
Bess: Does that hit a sore spot?

Celia wants Nancy on her aspect to maintain Everett out of jail. There isn’t any telling how she would act if this weren’t the case, however Celia’s monitor file signifies that she would not be this heat in direction of Nancy.

However nobody might blame the beginner detective for wanting a mom determine in her life. Since each her moms are useless, it is solely logical to look in direction of Celia to fill that function.

On the Case - Nancy Drew Season 2 Episode 13

I consider that Nick was a bit dramatic when he referred to as Ryan and claimed that they’d “misplaced Nancy.” Nancy shouldn’t be a full-fledged Hudson now; she’s only a human being in quest of a household.

Her story is form of paralleling Bess’s with the Marvins. Understandably, they’d each search that stability and feeling of dwelling, and it is solely a matter of time that they understand that they’ve that with the Drew Crew.

They’re a household in each definition of the phrase. They love, they combat, and so they care a lot about each other.

Nancy: You and Amanda.
Ace: You and Gil.

Hopefully, Nancy can overcome her Hudson struggles earlier than Nancy Drew Season 2 ends and earlier than she loses what she has with the Drew Crew. However, for now, it is wildly fascinating to see these dueling forces inside Nancy and watch as she tries to determine who she is.

Nancy Drew actually is all the things you’ll need to see in the primary character. She’s complicated, relatable, and flawed, and her journey is simply simply getting began.

Birdie - Nancy Drew Season 2 Episode 13

Nancy’s identify has been dragged by the mud ever since she recanted her testimony towards Everett to save lots of Ace. Because of this her workload simply bought an entire lot heavier.

To get her credibility again, Nancy wants to unravel extra circumstances and assist extra individuals. The primary particular person on her checklist was a stranded teenager on an deserted island.

As talked about earlier than, Nancy was capable of relate to Birdie due to a trauma that they each have in widespread — the demise of their mother and father.

The case of Moonstone Island was closely emotional for each of them, and it was wonderful to see all of it play out. It took twists and turns, similar to any basic Nancy Drew thriller, and led to a well-acted scene between Nancy and Birdie.

Every of them discovered one thing from the opposite, and it was fairly stunning to look at. We desperately hope to see extra of the shipwrecked teen since her connection to Nancy was so robust.

Ace and Amanda - Nancy Drew Season 2 Episode 13

Over on the romantic aspect of issues, Ace and Amanda are formally collectively. In the meantime, Nancy and Gil are someplace within the land of friends-with-benefits, however with out the buddies half.

Ace and Amanda appear to have fashioned a real connection, however that did not cease the writers from persevering with to arrange a romance between Nancy and Ace.

George: So Ace and Amanda are a factor now?
Bess: Oh, will we like her?
Nancy: She’s competent.

Nancy was clearly jealous of the now established couple throughout their time on the island. Ace informed Nancy flat out that she should not be with Gil. And Amanda confronted Ace about his reference to Nancy.

The method for a love connection between these two members of the Drew Crew is unfolding in entrance of our eyes, and it is hitting all of the marks of a powerful one.

Ace - Nancy Drew Season 2 Episode 13

This love triangle — or love sq. in the event you’re together with Gil — produces one other degree of angst that the present hasn’t deeply explored earlier than.

It is clear that the pairing of Nancy and Gil is not going to end in a deep, loving relationship between the 2.

The collection has painted Gil to be the dangerous man, and since Nancy is heading down the highway of evil — AKA the Hudsons — it is smart that she is gravitating in direction of him.

Amanda: What is the take care of you and Nancy? You two ever hook up?
Ace: What?
Amanda: I simply get a vibe. And in the event you did, I would not be mad at it. I imply, she is cunning.
Ace: There isn’t any vibe. We’re simply buddies.

The true impediment that Nancy and Ace must get by is Ace and Amanda. The 2 of them clearly look after each other, and there is not any doubt that they do make a candy pair.

However Amanda, like Laura Tandy, seems to be keen to flee from Horseshoe Bay. And Ace has acknowledged that he appears like he has a goal there with the Drew Crew. Maybe that can throw a wrench into their new relationship.

George and Bess - Nancy Drew Season 2 Episode 13

At the least one romantic connection has been snuffed, although. Bess and her splendidly unusual love affair with Odette are not any extra.

It wasn’t honest to George as enjoyable because it was to see Bess catch emotions for the French ghost.

And Bess actually must learn to be on her personal with no girlfriend. She deserves a little bit of self-love in spite of everything she has been by.

You realize, I’ve this sample of counting on different individuals to make myself really feel beloved. And I do know it is unhealthy, however I am simply scared of being alone.


Plus, Odette continues to be hung up on Mary, her lover, from earlier than she was murdered. George promised to assist Odette discover Mary after lastly coming round to Odette like the remainder of us.

May Mary be a ghost who’s looking for her misplaced lover? How candy of a reunion would that be? Or, maybe, she’s not a pleasant ghost. In both case, it is a win as a result of Odette’s story lives to see one other day.

Drew Crew - Nancy Drew Season 2 Episode 13

What did you suppose, Nancy Drew Fanatics?

How do you’re feeling about Nancy’s new tackle Celia? Do you hope to see Birdie once more? Are you rooting for Nancy and Ace? Will Odette discover Mary and at last have the ability to transfer on and go away George’s physique?

And the way happy with Nick are you for wanting to show his constructing right into a youth drop-in middle?

Let me know within the feedback, and don’t forget that you would be able to watch Nancy Drew online proper right here by way of TV Fanatic!

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

Sarah Little is a workers author for TV Fanatic. Observe her on Twitter.

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