The ‘Ravenswood’ winter premiere offered up answers about the mysterious curse — and, of course, a million more questions.
Following his three-day stint in Rosewood, Caleb (Tyler Blackburn) returned “home” on the Jan. 7 winter premiere of Ravenswood, only to discover that life in the titular town is even more twisted than when he left.
Sleepwalk This Way
Upon realizing her nightmares were actually allowing her a glimpse into the past — I’m sorry, do your nightmares not do that? — Remy (Britne Oldford) went on a semi-conscious jaunt through the town, followed closely by Caleb and Luke (Brett Dier), who I think found themselves in combat with a scarecrow. Like, an actual scarecrow.
Anyweird, Remy’s nightmare revealed the creation of the original pact, offering her a new clue that leads her to believe the Collins family has more — if not all — to do with the pact than previously understood. Also, I’m fairly certain the preacher in Remy’s nightmare turned into a raven and flew away, like freakin’ Charal from Ewoks: The Battle For Endor. (Please excuse my obscure Star Wars reference; it’s been a long day.)
Highway To Hell
Meanwhile, Olivia (Merritt Patterson) — blissfully unaware that Dylan (Luke Benward) is working alongside that creepy little girl who threatened to send everyone to hell on the winter finale — agreed to leave the group behind for some one-on-one time with her boyfriend. The episode ended with the trio driving off into the night, possibly headed for ice cream, but more likely headed to hell.
(I hope Dylan’s car has air conditioning!)
More Important Thoughts
1. Honestly, Collins (Steven Cabral) can’t really be the bad guy in all of this. He’s way too outwardly creepy to be evil; it’s always the person you least suspect, like Dylan. That said, I can’t help but LOL every time Collins enters a scene. He’s so bizarre, it’s like he’s never interacted with humans before.
2. What the actual fuzz is up with Mrs. Grunwald (Meg Foster)? Does she have a secret ghost boyfriend? My guess is that the spirit she confessed her love to is actually one of the teens who died because of the pact — a relative of some kind, most likely — but either way, that chick gets weirder by the day. And this is why I love her.
3. Are we supposed to believe there’s any chance for Caleb and Miranda (Nicole Anderson) to be together, or is their eternal separation just supposed to make Caleb’s split from Hanna even more painful? Either Caleb needs to tell Hanna what’s really going on, or someone needs to get Caleb and Miranda a Ghost-style pottery wheel. I’d be fine with either.
HollywoodLifers, what’s your take on the Ravenswood winter premiere? Drop a comment with your review, and any lingering questions, below!
— Andy Swift