ravenswood death and the maiden 'Ravenswood' 'Death and the Maiden': Will the curse go after them one by one?When we last left our new “Ravenswood” friends, they had all driven off a bridge into a river — who survived? Read on to find out.

As we predicted, Miranda does not survive the car crash and is now a ghost haunting the town. That’s about the only big revelation of the episode — that and the eerie spectre that Miranda saw on the bridge is out there and Miranda is afraid of it.

The rest of the episode was spent establishing that something is terrorizing the kids — someone or some thing goes after Luke while he’s lifting weights, lets the dog out of the minivan at the junk yard to go after Remy, etc. Presumably it’s the spectre, the thing that meant to kill all five of them and only got Miranda, though the show does a nice job of establishing other people who might want to hurt the kids, i.e. the jerk at school or Olivia’s so-called “friend.”

The parents are all mixed up in their own little problems too, particularly Mrs. Matheson. She and her husband were having problems before his death and there may have been someone else. She’s not telling just yet. Oh, and it turns out Mr. Matheson was actually Mayor Matheson when he died.

Thoughts & Tidbits

  • How are you liking “Ravenswood” so far? We’ll admit to not being as grabbed by it as “Pretty Little Liars,” but we’ll stick with it. It does have us wondering where it goes past Season 1. Do the kids just keep dying, like the curse won’t stop until it gets them all, “Final Destination”-style?
  • We don’t love Caleb lying to Hanna, but we supposed if she heard Miranda had died, it would be out of character for her not to come back to Ravenswood and that’s not in the cards yet.
  • Could they make Luke any less likable? Stop being mean to Caleb, dude and maybe we’ll like you more.
  • We choose to think the “Leaves of Grass” book was a “Breaking Bad” nod.
  • Best Line: “Fortunately the existence of the soul isn’t based on your limited experience,” Mrs. Grunwald.

What did you think of “Death and the Maiden”?

Posted by:Andrea Reiher

TV critic by way of law school, Andrea Reiher enjoys everything from highbrow drama to clever comedy to the best reality TV has to offer. Her TV heroes include CJ Cregg, Spencer Hastings, Diane Lockhart, Juliet O'Hara and Buffy Summers. TV words to live by: "I'm a slayer, ask me how."