Please forgive my tardiness this week. Work’s been a bitch. Maybe I should ask Gavin to help me out with a new gig.
Previously on 666 Park Avenue: Jane and Henry were impressed with their new digs. Gavin asked Jane to help restore the Drake to its former glory. Brian and stalker/neighbor Alexis did the nasty. Jane became obsessed with the basement and the secret DOOR down there.
We pick up where we left off last week, with Jane being trapped in a room after investigating the mysterious, formerly boarded-up door. Using her cell phone for light, she notices a bunch of creepy old dolls, which obviously signify evil because nothing is more malevolent than a bunch of creepy old dolls. She hears a voice whisper something that sounds like “Cohen” but is probably “go away” and then something grabs her leg. Jane starts to panic, but since it’s only the beginning of the episode, she is suddenly rescued by Henry. She tells him that she heard voices and he says it was probably just voices in the lobby coming down through the air vent. Jane is skeptical, but she lets him take her upstairs, but not before asking if he thinks she’s crazy. He says yes. As they leave, something runs by behind them. It looks like a little kid. A minute later, we see a little girl hiding and holding a doll. Hmm. Is it a ghost girl or a real girl?
Real devil spawn or imaginary devil spawn?
Meanwhile, Brian, who apparently still doesn’t have a day job, is hanging out in the laundry area with a woman whose name we learn is Annie. They talk about the writing game and it turns out Annie is a frustrated newspaper obituary writer who went to school to be a “real” journalist to write “real” stories. A real journalist wouldn’t need a degree for that, but whatever. Also, apropos of nothing, her mom wrote a bunch of children’s stories but never published them. Conversation turns to Louise and the demon elevator attack and it turns out that Louise’s pain went away almost as soon as she returned home from the hospital. As Annie leaves, she promises to check in on Louise later. Brian stays down there with his laptop, presumably to search the “stalker chicks who disrobe in front of windows” section of Craigslist.
Gavin catches up with Annie in the lobby and she bitches to him about being just a lowly obit writer. He tells her to tap into her creativity and says maybe there is “something” he can do to help. He gets his signature sinister ™ look, so you know something bad is going to happen.
I soooo own you
Annie is in her way-too-nice-for-a-lowly-obit-writer apartment writing a lowly obit. So she’s like a freelance obit writer who can work from home? Whatever, show. The stiff of the hour is some poor schmuck named Oscar Diebold. But Annie was inspired by Gavin’s pep talk, so instead of writing the facts, she starts making up a story that Diebold actually did covert ops for the CIA during the cold war and captured a rogue former KGB agent named “Kandinsky,” a named she picked from an art history book.