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TV Review: 666 Park Avenue – “What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?”

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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

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About Dr Joseph S Maresca

I've taught approx. 34 sections of collegiate courses including computer applications, college algebra, collegiate statistics, law, accounting, finance and economics. The experience includes service as a Board Director on the CPA Journal and Editor of the CPA Candidates Inc. Newsletter. In college, I worked as a statistics lab assistant. Manhattan College awarded a BS in an allied area of operations research. The program included courses in calculus, ordinary differential equations, probability, statistical inference, linear algebra , the more advanced operations research, price analysis and econometrics. Membership in the Delta Mu Delta National Honor Society was granted together with the degree. My experience includes both private account and industry. In addition, I've worked extensively in the Examinations Division of the AICPA from time to time. Recently, I passed the Engineering in Training Exam which consisted of 9 hours of examination in chemistry, physics, calculus, differential equations, linear algebra, probability/ statistics, fluids, electronics, materials science/structure of matter, mechanics, statics, thermodynamics, computer science, dynamics and a host of minor subject areas like engineering economics. A very small percentage of engineers actually take and pass the EIT exam. The number has hovered at circa 5%. Several decades ago, I passed the CPA examination and obtained another license in Computer Information Systems Auditing. A CISA must have knowledge in the areas of data center review, systems applications, the operating system of the computer, disaster recovery, contingency planning, developmental systems, the standards which govern facility reviews and a host of other areas. An MBA in Accounting with an Advanced Professional Certificate in Computer Applications/ Information Systems , an Advanced Professional Certificate in Finance and an Advanced Professional Certificate in Organizational Design were earned at New York University-Graduate School of Business (Stern ). In December of 2005, an earned PhD in Accounting was granted by the Ross College. The program entrance requires a previous Masters Degree for admittance together with a host of other criteria. The REGISTRAR of Ross College contact is: Tel . US 202-318-4454 FAX [records for Dr. Joseph S. Maresca Box 646 Bronxville NY 10708-3602] The clinical experience included the teaching of approximately 34 sections of college accounting, economics, statistics, college algebra, law, thesis project coursework and the professional grading of approx. 50,000 CPA examination essays with the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Additionally, membership is held in the Sigma Beta Delta International Honor Society chartered in 1994. Significant writings include over 10 copyrights in the name of the author (Joseph S. Maresca) and a patent in the earthquake sciences.