'The Curse Of Oak Island' Season 7 Episode 15 Review: The team investigates original trio's discovery in 1795

In the latest episode, the team unearths coconut fibre, which could have been used to booby-trap the flood tunnels


                            'The Curse Of Oak Island' Season 7 Episode 15 Review: The team investigates original trio's discovery in 1795
Rick Lagina, Craig Tester, Jack Begley, and Laird Niven (IMDb)

While unearthing the mysteries shrouding the Oak Island, the Lagina brothers are finding answers as well as several more questions. In the previous episode of 'The Curse Of Oak Island', the team discovered an iron artifact from the swamp. Blacksmith Carmen Legge informed them that it had sustained a fire, leading to the team coming up with more theories. Could the iron piece be from the ship-shaped anomaly at the bottom of the swamp? More importantly, was the ship blown up after the mythical treasure was offloaded from the ship?

In the fifteenth episode titled 'Surely Templar', the team question the accepted tale of Daniel McGinnis and his investigation of the depression near the oak tree back in 1795. They decide to examine Daniel McGinnis's involvement in the whole Oak Island mystery and ponder whether he and his friends had actually discovered some of the treasure and hidden it somewhere on the island.

The team begins to believe that McGinnis's discovery of the 13 ft depression near the oak tree was not an accident, they were actually looking for something.  And so, they begin to search the McGinnis Foundation, which had been declared off-limits by the provincial government of Nova Scotia. The Templar theory is brought into the spotlight again, and the team is surer than ever that they're linked to the 200-year-old mystery.

Sir William Alexander, the man responsible for the founding of Nova Scotia, was also recorded as one of the first speculative, non-operative mason in history, essentially the first Freemason. The Freemasons are inextricably intertwined with the island, ever since the Money Pit was discovered, if not long before. What are these tantalizing links, and when will we get answers? 

Meanwhile, at Smith's Cove, they discover a semblance of a tunnel, which fuels their conviction that they might have intercepted a part of the flood tunnel. The team realizes, the earlier searchers were trying to shut off the flood tunnels.  Interestingly, the oak island team unearthed bits and pieces of coconut fibre lodged in the pit. This counts as another historic development.  Could they be on the verge of discovering something that people before them, did not have?

The coconut fibre could be used to booby-trap the flood tunnels. Apart from this, they discover a pike pole, which could just be from a sailing ship.

An exciting episode and the team could just be closing in on the numerous mysteries surrounding the island.

'The Curse Of Oak Island' airs on Tuesdays, History Channel at 9pm ET.

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