I have to say I’m still loving this show, but I am often puzzled as to what is going on! The latest episode gave of some hints and clues, but a lot of new twists to the mystery at the same time. I’m thinking I need to get my hands on the book this show is based on just to try and figure out where everything is going! It’s only 2 bucks on Amazon right now, but the description sounds very different from the show.
Much of this episode centered on some woman who worked as an obituary writer at the newspaper, but also lived in the building. She wants to do bigger things, and Gavin gives her the push she needs. She learns that she had the power to make what she writes come true . . . though when she pushes things too far, she pays the ultimate price. In an attempt to impress the editor she made up some fanciful story about a local dead guy really being a secret Russian hit man and spy, or something along those lines. In the end, her creation comes to fruition, and he storms her apartment and takes her out! Gavin was the one who suggested the whole idea to her, basically because it seems he wanted this mob killer for his own purposes. Next week it seems the killer is targeting Henry! I’m sure this is to make Henry take on this “hero” role that Gavin has talked about.
The other writer in the building and his photographer wife, Brian and Louise, are still being plagued by the creepy neighbor Louise that Brian watches through his window while he writes. Brian called up Henry about their lease to try and break it. When Henry showed up at their place, he got an unintended show from Louise! The secret is somewhat out I guess. Later Louise put the moves on Alexis during a dinner party, and that angered Brian. I’m not sure where their storyline is leading, but hey we get to look at that hunky actor shirtless a whole lot!
Gavin asked Jane to look after Olivia as it was the anniversary of their daughter’s death. This meant Olivia was going to lose it, which she did. She took Jane on a joy ride, which happened to be how their daughter ended her life. She drove, purposefully, into a cement pylon. So we know two things about their daughter now . . . well maybe three? She was old enough to drive, she may have known the deal with her parents which is why she ended her life, and she’s clearly not the little girl ghost in the basement who seems so attached to Jane. Later in the episode we saw Olivia burn their daughter’s suicide note, and we saw that she referred to her father as evil! We didn’t see the whole note, but I wonder if maybe she was Gavin’s step-daughter and not his biological daughter?
Gavin and Henry continued to bond in this episode, and he set Henry up with some councilman who is up for election that Henry was hoping to get a job working for. However everything Gavin does seems to serve a higher purpose, and it seems Gavin wants something from the councilman. Gavin seems to be buying up a lot of property in New York . . . but for what purpose? When the councilman says he can’t give Gavin what he wants, Gavin later suggests to Henry instead of being a drone for the Councilman . . he should run?