The CW Releases First Peek At Nancy Drew Season 4
It won’t be long until we say goodbye to The CW. It’s still going to be there, but as a husk of its former self, surviving on Canadian imports and golf. Most viewers will be turning away from the network once Flash or Riverdale wraps up, but for me, the network’s true swan song will be the end of Nancy Drew.
Taking a nearly century-old property and throwing actual supernatural events into it really seemed to work, and the cast of characters was lively and likeable. Nancy Drew never failed to be interesting. The fact that it’s lived this long with the ratings it got is a miracle in itself. We finally have footage of Season 4 (filmed months ago, well before the writers strike) as well an an official synopsis of the upcoming season’s events.
Season Four begins as Nancy (Kennedy McMann) launches a new investigation to find a group of missing bodies from Horseshoe Bay’s cemetery that have been dug up and stolen – or have possibly risen. As Nancy is drawn into this ghostly case, a string of unexplained paranormal crimes leads the Drew Crew to believe that the literal sins of the town’s past have returned to haunt the living.
Sounds promising so far. But we haven’t gotten to the show’s biggest weakness, its “relationship stuff.” Let’s just get this over with…
Meanwhile, Nancy struggles with yearning for Ace (Alex Saxon), the man she loves. But when a slow-burning attraction begins between Nancy and the son of Ryan Hudson’s (Riley Smith) newest enemy, Nancy must decide whether this love interest is worth the ire of both her father and Ace – whose own heart may be tempted by a new relationship too. Amanda Row directed the episode written by Noga Landau.
For those who don’t remember, Nancy was “cursed” at the end of Season 3 so that if she gets together with Ace, or even flirts with him, Ace will drop dead. Kind of harsh, or at least it would be if this pairing was compelling to begin with. Kennedy McMann and Alex Saxon have never been able to pull off any convincing romantic chemistry between their characters, and Saxon just feels like he’s cashing a paycheck no matter what he’s doing. I’d rather they not drag this further.
The good news is, they were aware of this being the final season the entire time they filmed it, so there WILL be a definitive conclusion. Nancy Drew returns one last time starting May 31 on The CW.
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