'666 Park Avenue' Recap: Jane Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
'666 Park Avenue' Recap: Jane Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Jennifer Lind-Westbrook
Jennifer Lind-Westbrook
Contributing Writer, BuddyTV
In this week's episode, "Whatever Happened to Baby Jane," Jane reappears with no memory of what happened after she descended the spiral staircase. Brian finds out that Alexis is a malevolent muse. Gavin holds Shaw hostage and learns some disturbing news regarding the death of his daughter.

Lost, Not Found

It has been 36 hours since Jane descended down the mystery staircase. Henry is distributing flyers, while Gavin offers the services of a private investigator. Detective Cooper tells Henry that Nona said she and Jane split up in the basement while searching for Nona's grandmother. Henry questions the detective as to why he hasn't followed up on the mystery man who disappeared in the hallway the night Jane was attacked. Meanwhile, Jane appears in an initially deserted Times Square, a la Vanilla Sky. She sees a woman, who communicates without speaking, telling Jane that she shouldn't have come here. All of a sudden, the dream-like special effects disappear, and Jane is in the midst of a bustling Times Square yelling for Henry.

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Found, But Lost

Jane is picked up by the police and brought to a hospital. She is finally reunited with Henry. Tests reveal there is nothing wrong with Jane physically, but the doctor believes she is having a "dissociative episode." The doctor states she is blocking out a traumatic episode, and Jane can't start to heal until she remembers. Henry wants to take her home, but the doctor tells Henry she is required by law to stay in the hospital for 48 hours.

True Confessions

Kandinsky is torturing Victor Shaw, trying to get him to reveal the location of the mystery box. When Kandinsky's methods prove futile, Gavin talks to the man himself. It turns out the Shaw is an alias and that Gavin knew the man's father. Gavin recalls that Shaw's father was willing to do anything to succeed, including abandoning his child. Gavin's plan backfires when Shaw brings up the death of Gavin's own daughter, Sasha. He claims that she didn't die in a car accident, but had killed herself in reaction to finding out her father's true identity. Shaw also states that Olivia knows the truth. When Gavin confronts Olivia, she confirms Shaw's story, telling Gavin she was just trying to protect him.

They Try to Make Me Go to Rehab

Louise returns from rehab. Apparently, her stay was arranged by Gavin. She is greeted warmly in the lobby by Alexis, who didn't bother to tell her husband, Brian, where his wife has been for all this time. Louise finally confesses to Brian about her recent addiction to painkillers. Brian asks why Louise didn't tell him, and she says she was ashamed. Anxious to move forward, Louise sees her return as a new beginning. "I feel like this crisis could be an opportunity for us to start fresh. No secrets this time," she states. "No secrets," Brian agrees.

The People Under the Stairs

It is obvious pretty quickly that Jane wasn't having tea with the Mad Hatter in the basement of The Drake. When the nurse tries to take Jane's blood pressure, it triggers a memory that causes her to have a hysterical episode. The more hospital staff that comes to hold her down, the more uncontrollable she becomes. At last, they sedate her. Slipping in and out of consciousness, Jane overhears two nurses speaking about a man who had a similar reaction a month earlier when the nurse tried to draw his blood. He started babbling about a spiral staircase as well. Jane learns the man is still in the hospital in what can only be assumed is the psychiatric wing.

Get Well Soon

Nona comes to see Jane at the hospital and runs into detective Cooper. He asks Nona if she has any idea what might have happened to Jane. Nona doesn't divulge a word about the mystery staircase. Cooper says he will be speaking with Jane soon and can pass along a message for Nona if she would like. She hands him an envelope and tells him, "She'll know what it means."

Fatal Attraction

Alexis decides to play the psycho card. Brian returns from the store to find her talking to Louise about her involvement with a married man. Alexis says she doesn't even feel badly about it, because the man's wife is a bitch. "He needs me, even if he doesn't know it yet," Alexis says. Brian goes to see Alexis and tells her that she needs to quit her job and move. He states vehemently that they are through. Alexis tells him they can't fight fate. "The universe wants us to be together," she says. Alexis also insinuates that Brian's recent burst of creativity is due to their indiscretion.

What Goes Down Might Come Up

Jane, in a more coherent state, talks to Detective Cooper. She tells him she need to go back to The Drake and retrace her steps. She also tells him about the other patient, Julian Waters, found under the same circumstances as Jane. Cooper informs Jane that the D-Wing is for violent patients and that whoever this man is, she doesn't want to talk to him. He passes along the envelope from Nona that contains Jane's necklace and the picture of her in the lobby of The Drake. Later, Jane manages to pretty easily infiltrate the D-Wing and locate Julian Waters.

Jane inundates him with questions that he refuses to answer with the exception of one: did he come up the stairs? To this, Mr. Waters answers that he didn't go down but came up. Jane returns later to speak to Julian and sees what appears to be symbols drawn on the wall in blood and Mr. Waters hanging from a noose made of a bed sheet. He opens his eyes and says, "You shouldn't have come here." Too little, too late, Mr. Waters.

Jane returns to the one place she couldn't wait to leave, and this week's episode raises more questions than it answers. All should be revealed soon, since 666 Park Avenue's 13 week run is just about finished.

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