Ravenswood episode 2 review: Death And The Maiden

Review Kaci Ferrell
30 Oct 2013 - 06:39

Ravenswood's mysteries continue in this week's surprising episode. Here's Kaci's review...

This review contains spoilers.

1.2 Death and the Maiden

Well, that was unexpected.

In the second episode of Ravenswood, the stakes are already pretty high; Miranda dies before the credits have even finished rolling. Caleb, being a veteran of Rosewood's wacky fake death shenanigans, decides to stick around in Ravenswood because as we recently learned from the Liars-verse, no body, no death. And even if there is a body, it's possible that that body is wearing a mask of someone else's face (possibly over a mask of yet another person's face on top of a mask of their own face…). Naturally, he decides to stick around.

His choice pays off nicely when Miranda turns up, and seriously, it says so much about the ridiculousness of Rosewood that Caleb pretty much just accepts it immediately. I mean, her body is on a slab in Creepy Uncle's lab and his reaction is pretty much, "Do the cops know you're back so they can get off Remy's ass already?" I really love that it's harder for Caleb to accept that someone might be a ghost than it is for him to believe that someone got up off a slab after being embalmed. Caleb Rivers, ladies and gentlemen. Rosewood has trained this young man well.

We learn a little more about the mystery, too: Miranda tells Caleb that she thinks there's something else "out here" with her, and that the thing she saw on the bridge has been waiting a while for these five teenagers.

Meanwhile, Luke informs Olivia that their mother was probably having an affair (going off the Look the two share, I'm guessing that affair was with Creepy Uncle) and thus had a motive to kill their dad. By the end of the episode, she seems to be coming around to the idea.

I'm already kind of bored by the drama with the kids at school, to be honest. Olivia's best friend is making out with a dude who hates her and Luke is threatening anyone and everyone including Caleb, and it's all just a little overdone for my tastes. I really could've lived without him literally manhandling Remy into a car ranting about her hanging out with another guy. It's not interesting, particularly when there is so much else going on in the episode that is.

That said, I really enjoyed this episode a lot, and I'm glad Miranda isn't truly gone. I really hope we find out more about Creepy Uncle soon, since we keep getting teases that he knows more than he's letting on. I really want to know why he would've known to expect five teenaged bodies. Here's hoping we find out soon.

Read Kaci's review of the previous episode, Pilot, here.

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