Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Houdini & Doyle - Necromanteion

After briefly stopping home to bury his mother, Houdini (Michael Weston) joins Doyle (Stephen Mangan) and Adelaide (Rebecca Liddiard) in Canada where a murder suspect (Lara Jean Chorostecki) insists her husband was killed by a poltergeist. Also present are a spirtual medium and Thomas Edison (Peter Outerbridge) who hopes to use his invention, a Necromanteion, to speak to the recently deceased from across the veil. While Houdini dismisses the entire premise, and derides Edison over such a ridiculous invention, both Adelaide and Doyle suspect their friend has conflicting purposes for leaving his family to join this particular murder scene.

Despite as going as far as it has gone to suggest the paranormal is indeed real, the haunting of the woman's home and the murder of her husband all turn out to have legitimate motives as the woman's lover (Elias Toufexis) turns out to their killer. As for Adelaide the trip across the Atlantic also provides a surprising reunion as the constable finally uncovers answers to what happened to her husband (Jacob Blair), why he was involved in an anarchist group, and the true facts behind his death. The fallout of these revelations give her a heavy secret to carry heading into next week's finale.

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