The CW's 'Nancy Drew': George's curious love affair has the police tailing her after Tiffany Hudson murder
It was just another day at the Claw but it all changed after the arrival of a last-minute customer.
Spoilers ahead for Season 1 premiere of 'Nancy Drew'
In the pilot episode of The CW's 'Nancy Drew', Kennedy McMann's titular character is faced with a murder mystery - something the teenage detective hadn't planned on happening. You see, after the untimely death of her mother, Nancy had sworn off solving crimes and mysteries. Instead, she was going to spend her year waitressing at the Claw and then reapplying to college. But the town of Horseshoe Bay, Maine, had other plans for her.
What was supposed to be just another day at the Claw turned into a surprise with the arrival of a last-minute customer Ryan Hudson (Riley Smith). He brings company - three men with him inside the diner while his wife, Tiffany Hudson (Sinead Curry), is outside by the car. He orders food to be sent to her, and when Nancy returns with another order, she finds Tiffany dead right by the car parked outside their diner.
The fact that the four - Bess Marvin (Maddison Jaizani), a rich girl with a mysterious past; Nancy’s secret boyfriend, Ned “Nick” Nickerson (Tunji Kasim); and amiable burnout Ace (Alex Saxon), and her nemesis from high school George Fan (Leah Lewis) - are present at the site of the murder, somehow immediately makes them prime suspects in the murder. The police officer in charge wastes no time in allotting each a motive to kill Tiffany. Which is strange considering Nancy's contribution to the town by solving crimes. So they must now solve the mystery before it is too late.
Throughout the episode, Nancy reiterates that the police must look into the husband Ryan Hudson, for, in cases like these, it is most often the spouse. But since they don't pay her any heed, she sets off investigating by herself.
A series of events leads the group to believe that the murderer is Dead Lucy, the town's ghost who died in 2000 and since has been haunting the residents of Horseshoe Bay. But this remains pretty disputed - is the ghost being a hindrance or is she there to help? We have to wait until we figure it out.
In due course, Nancy realizes that none of her friends has an alibi for the murder. Which makes them potential suspects. And the biggest of them all is George - a clue Nancy hasn't picked on yet, but the police have. As it turns out, George is having an affair with Ryan Hudson. Sometime after the murder, she turns up at his house only to be told that it is too early for them to mingle. But she is persistent and says that she's no longer in high school and that Ryan Hudson is no longer married. Maybe their relationship has been on for a while.
What George doesn't know is that Ace is following her, gathering evidence and sending it back to the police. George definitely has a motive. But is she a murderer? If not, will she be paying the price of someone else's actions?
'Nancy Drew' airs Wednesdays at 9 PM ET on The CW.