Flesh (Vincent Gale) climbs out of his grave, but sadly discovers that Lucky was not resurrected as well.
The Elder wakes Vanessa with a bite. She tries to kill him before he can explain that he has been sent by her sister and is bound to serve them, so he takes on other forms in an attempt to calm her down. First he appears as her dead daughter Dylan (Hannah Cheramy) and that might have worked except that in that form he knocks Vanessa across the room, disturbing the illusion. So then he becomes Scarlett, but that just makes Vanessa more violent. Finally he takes on the form of Susan (Hilary Jardine) and that is just right. Despite the unreality of the situation, Vanessa can’t bring herself to harm this fantasy. The Elder and Vanessa are finally able to communicate. Continue reading →
Hannah (Kelley Missal) listens to a seashell. Missal was Danielle Manning in 288 episodes of the ABC daytime soap ONE LIFE TO LIVE
Forty-seven people wash up on the beach near the small Oregon coastal town of Port Canaan. (Four hundred dead bodies wash up as well.) The survivors are not shy about revealing that they come from nearly two centuries in the future. Caleb (Marcuis Harris), the most articulate of the new arrivals, says: “We heard that someone had discovered something, a process, a way to bend time…People traveled from all over to get to the site. People with no other way out. We were the first group to attempt it. We knew there would be risks. But no one expected to arrive how we did – in the water beneath the surface. Something went wrong.”
Another refugee describes the time travel process: “They packed us onto the platform and took us into the ground – the ‘threshold’ they called it. The sound started and it was like cracks of thunder, over and over.” No one expected to materialize under the sea, One supposes they were lucky the machine’s error landed them in the water and not inside solid rock. Continue reading →
Syd (Syd Lazzara) the McGrath-Dufresne’s soon-to-be-deceased babysitter
“We Need To Talk About Abigail”, written by Sonja Bennett, is certainly the most watchable episode of GHOST WARS so far. The story, filled with intense imagery, centers on the McGrath-Dufresne family. After Sal the Babysitter is frightened by a kitten that turns into a severed hand. she falls fatally backward onto a butcher knife. Young Abigail wanders off into the woods with the ghost of Marcus Moon (Marcus died in Episode four after Father Dan’s failed exorcism), and her sister Isabel, who can predict stuff and draws cool pictures of what she predicts, paints a mural on the wall of her room in red (grease pencil, not blood) showing exactly where Abigail is. (Nobody else recognizes the place so Isabel has to lead them to it.) The girl is found encased in a pod-like structure at the base of a tree. When Billy touches the pod, he experiences a kind of euphoria. The pod is quite similar to the thing that Father Dan keeps hidden in a secret room in the church basement. Continue reading →