This week’s show is appropriately named: “What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?” At the close of the last show, Jane (Rachel Taylor) disappears into a labyrinth beneath The Drake. Jane’s disappearance has Henry (David Annable), Gavin (Terry O’Quinn) and Olivia (Vanessa Williams) worried. Somehow, Jane appears dazed and confused in the Times Square area. She is found and taken to the hospital for observation. Detective Cooper informs Gavin that Jane has been located.
The action begins with Henry passing out leaflets throughout parts of the city in order to get tips from the general public as to Jane’s whereabouts. The audience can see that Henry is in a panic over losing her. In addition, Gavin offers to call the mayor and Olivia offers whatever help Henry needs.
This scene shows the human side of Gavin as an employer concerned about the welfare of Jane. In addition, the audience can applaud both Gavin and Olivia for their quick thinking and deep empathy for Henry. In a quiet moment, Henry looks sadly at the diamond engagement ring he purchased for Jane. This scene portrays the deep love and concern Henry has for Jane, as well as his heartfelt loss. These scenes are critical because they show the emotional side of the show characters. In addition, there is more balance between good and evil.
Detective Cooper reports to Gavin that Jane has been found. She is seen next in the hospital in a stupor unable to recognize anyone except for Henry. The hospital setting with Henry and Jane together establishes conclusively that his decision not to pursue politics was a good one and that he has excellent judgment.
After Jane returns home, she visits Nona to try to determine what happened to her, as well as the significance of the spiral staircase at The Drake. Nona confirms that Jane did indeed go down a spiral staircase leading into an unending labyrinth. She agrees to consult with a local resident more intimately acquainted with the history of The Drake. This scene reinforces the idea that the spiral staircase is real and not just a part of Jane’s imagination.
The scene is very central to the show because it provides a glimpse of Jane trying to obtain facts which explain the unfortunate happenstances surrounding her on a frequent basis. If she is successful in finding out the significance of the spiral staircase, she can get closure for these events and perhaps return to a normal life at The Drake.
ABC has decided to cancel 666 Park Avenue after this season ends. The show presentation might be more successful on HBO or perhaps as a full length movie named “The Drake”.
Stay Tuned for the next 666 Park Avenue on ABC December 2, 2012 at 10PM