This week’s 666 Park Avenue show is entitled “Downward Spiral.” The title of the show describes accurately the journey Jane is about to make by the end of this week’s episode. The show opens with Henry (David Annable) being honored at City Hall.
Henry’s political career continues to rise when the mayor presents him with a Bronze Medal for bravery and courage for stopping a mass murderer at The Drake. Gavin needles Henry by calling him Mayor Martin, an apparent reference to his potential for a political career.
Up until now, Henry continues to resist the suggestions that he pursue the mayoralty. After all, he realizes that the driving force to pursue the mayoralty is external to him. This is not a goal that Henry has internalized voluntarily through deep reflection, prior planning, goal setting and a firm personal commitment to public service at the present time.
Henry’s exuberance is tempered by Jane’s (Rachel Taylor) insistence upon leaving The Drake, where she feels unsafe and ill at ease. This scene only reinforces Henry’s dilemma. He must deal with the public accolades, as well as Jane’s constant reminders that she would like to go back to Indiana.
Jane expresses her wish to go back to Indiana to Olivia (Vanessa Williams) who suggests that she stay in the place where opportunity beckons. In addition, Jane delivers a resignation letter to the front desk where it is accepted with reluctance.
Henry discusses Jane’s depression with Gavin (Terry O’Quinn). Surprisingly, Gavin’s idea of a cure for Jane’s depression is to marry Henry. Gavin reinforces Olivia’s advice to Jane which is to stay at The Drake where there are opportunities for Henry and her right now.
Henry is inclined to take Gavin’s marriage advice and goes with Olivia to search for an engagement ring. Both Henry and Olivia settle upon a few good choices for diamond rings displayed at a local jewelry store.
Henry could be wasting time searching for an engagement ring. He really needs to deal forthrightly with Jane’s continuing emotional dilemmas made worse by her inability to cope with the rough and tumble atmospherics at The Drake.
Finally, Jane and Nona (Samantha Logan) discover one of The Drake’s ultimate secrets as they look for Nona’s grandmother, Lottie – a secret that will alter Jane’s life forever. Jane and Nona stumble upon a picture of Jane at The Drake in 1992 at age 8. Jane identifies the picture of herself readily; however, she simply cannot recall being at The Drake in that time frame.
While scurrying around the basement of The Drake, Jane stumbles upon an exotic amulet. In fact, it’s very much like the one worn by the little girl who appears to Jane in various apparitions. Jane finds an exact fit for the amulet in a floorpiece at The Drake.
Upon fitting the amulet onto the floor section, a huge amount of shaking occurs. The floors literally open up to a descending spiral staircase; whereupon, Jane steps in to investigate. Shortly afterward, she disappears and the episode concludes leaving viewers with a question as to where Jane disappeared in the labyrinth of a never-ending staircase into obscurity.
Stay tuned for the next 666 Park Avenue November 25, 9:00 p.m. on ABC.