Episode 4 – “Spring-Heel’d Jack”

Info / Review / Arrests / Bets / Clocks / Clothing / Deaths / Food & Drink  / Medical Conditions / Newspapers / Sherlock References / Smoking Attempts / Soundtrack / Supernatural Transportation / Tricks / Trivia / Tuttle’s Invoice / Violence


Info & Summary

Season#01
Episode#04
Production#104
Episode Title:Spring Heel’d Jack
Original Air Date:May 23, 2016 (Canada/USA) | March 31, 2016 (UK)
IMDb Link: Click here
Written by:Carl Binder [Twitter]
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Panic grips the city as a demon who feeds off fear returns from the past, killing via seemingly impossible means, piquing the interest of Houdini and Doyle.

Title Explanation:

The title alludes to the phantom, Spring-Heel'd Jack  which is the source panic, chaos and death over the past 100 years.

DVD Chapters: Spring-Heel'd Jack, The Phantom, Magic Trick, Message, Are You Following Me?, The City's Paralysed
Intro Length:2:14
Themes:Revenge | Family |  Business | Sickness | Sadness | Death | Fear
Short Summary:

Episode 4, involves a phantom named Spring-Heel'd Jack. The phantom is to blame for the death of an Omnibus businessman (Barrett Underhill) and the fear and panic puts the town in chaos. Out trio start the primary investigation when another death occurs and a man is impaled on some fencing (Herbert Ogilvie).  As time goes by our trio pinpoint the blame on a local newspaper reporter, Lyman Biggs. With the help of Harry Houdini in disguise, Lyman Biggs confesses his crimes. As it turns out Biggs had hired a local circus gymnast to send the city into panic, by running across rooftops, jumping from one to the other and creating a phantom persona. Biggs, in jail, tells Houdini he just wanted to scare the city to be able to write a story in the newspaper, therefore selling more papers. He goes on to say Ogilvie was killed by accident, he tried to run, climb a fence but impaled himself by accident. Biggs swears he wasn't responsible for Underhill's murder which leads Harry and Doyle to believe the phantom may still be out there.

Detailed Recap:Episode 4 opens with a paper boy shouting “read it here first…motorcars in, horses out to pasture”. The headline on the paper reads “City Purchases Motorised Omnibuses”. A man and wife...Read more.
Character Appearances:

Harry Houdini | Arthur Conan Doyle | Adelaide Stratton | Sergeant George Gudgett | Inspector Merring | Kingsley Doyle | Mary Doyle | Paperboy



Ratings & Review

Rating:5_Star_Rating_System_4_and_a_half_stars
Review:

This episode was very well done. While the last episode was the most emotional yet, this episode was the most adventurous. Certain scenes carry the same scary atmosphere as a horror movie and leave you on the edge of your seat. The boisterous Lyman Biggs was a great addition as well, giving an over the top, but not annoying character to the mix. It was interesting to see Stratton has her own secrets too. Keeping her marriage or lack of marriage a secret until now keeps the audience craving more...what else could she be hiding? It is also interesting to see how Doyle's emotions or lack thereof are changing as well. He is trying to be strong for the family but after some talking with Houdini and seeing how Kingsley is trying to be manly, we see that he is not hiding his emotions as much. While most of Doyle's and Houdini's family issues stay at bay this episode, they make up for it in lots of action and adventure scenes. Houdini truly shines in this episode, showing off his acrobatic skills and keeping his entertainer lifestyle (i.e. women, drugs, etc...). Again, this was a very well done episode and highly recommended.

Viewer Statistics:

According to TVBTN Fox pulled a rating share of 0.6/2 for the 18-49 demographic, with an estimated 2.6 million viewers. [USA].



Arrests

Ep#.Arrest#CharacterDetailsTimestamp
E04.A01Lyman BiggsCopycat of Spring-Heel'd Jack. Causing mass hysteria and the death of Herbert Ogilvie.39:20
E04.A02Vladimir PalinovCopycat of Spring-Heel'd Jack. Causing mass hysteria and the death of Herbert Ogilvie.39:33


Bets

Ep#.Bet#Amount Wagered ($USD)Amount Wagered (£BP)FromToActivityWinnerTimestamp
E01.B01$50 USD---HoudiniDoyleThe man responsible for the scare on Natalia is Mr. Tuttle.Doyle18:30


Clocks

Ep#.Clock#TimeA.M./P.M.DescriptionLocationTimestamp
E04.C0110:27A.M.As Doyle, Stratton & Houdini are leaving Merring's office.Wall6:55
E04.C0212:21P.M.Inside of Stratton's house.Desk20:12
E04.C0310:17A.M.Before Houdini's demonstration of mass hysteria.Clock tower / Big Ben27:15


Clothing

Ep#.Clothing#CharacterPants/DressJacketShirtVestTieShoesHat
Coming soon...
--- = unknown because of camera angle or covered.

Small changes not listed. For example, if a character adds a hat later in the episode but it's the same costume it will only be listed on a single row.



Deaths

Ep#.Death#CharacterDetailsTimestamp
E04.D01Barrett UnderhillKnocked out of his window by Spring Heel'd Jack.2:08
E04.D02Herbert OgilvieTrying to climb over the fence to escape the shadowy figure. Instead, he slipped and fell, impaling himself.25:42


Food & Drink

Ep#.Food#FoodDrinkCharacterDescriptionTimestamp
E04.F01ToastMaryDuring breakfast.2:31
E04.F02---Champagne/WineSophieBurlesque club.24:35
E04.F03---MilkHoudiniBurlesque club.24:21


Medical Conditions

Ep#.Condition#ConditionDescriptionTimestamp
E04.MC01 NeurastheniaDoyle explains Natasha Kroshenko suffered from it. 17:54


Newspapers

Ep#.News#ScreenshotDescriptionTimestamp
E04.N01City Purchases Motorised Omnibuses"City Purchases Motorised Omnibuses"0:00
E04.N02Spring Heel'd Jack Claims Second Victim"Spring Heel'd Jack Claims Second Victim"16:10
E04.N03Are You Next?"Are You Next?"35:25
E04.N04Spring Heel’d Jack Caught“Spring Heel’d Jack Caught” 39:32


Sherlock References

Ep#.Ref.#DescriptionNotes"Sherlock" Name DropTimestamp
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Smoking Attempts

Ep#.Attempt#CharacterDescriptionTimestamp
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Soundtrack

Ep#.Song#DescriptionBandSong TitleTimestamp
E04.ST01Paper boy intro.Steve WaddellSmokey Mokes0:00
E04.ST02When Houdini & Doyle search Strattons apartment. BaioSister of Pearl19:40
E04.ST03Doyle following Stratton near the end.DarksidePaper Trails41:00


Support For The Supernatural

Ep#.Support#DescriptionLocation
E04.S01

Biggs swears he didn’t have anything to do with the murder of Barrett Underhill.

39:53
E04.S02

We see a black figure looking over the city during the end scene.

43:10


Transportation

Ep#.Transport#MethodFromToTimestamp
E04.TRA01MotorcarScotland YardTuttle's Livery7:13


Houdini's Tricks

Ep#.Trick#DescriptionCategoryTimestamp
E04.T01Tricking Doyle into thinking he is passing the note to him. The "fake pass", twice in a row.Sleight of Hand4:16
E04.T02Causing tickets to appear in gains pocket.Sleight of Hand4:59
E04.T03Demonstrating to Doyle how a person could have done what Natalia had seen. He jumps onto the wall and runs across rooftops in the back of Natalia's house.Other12:10
E04.T04Picking the locks on Stratton's door.Locks19:05
E04.T05Causing people to think they were being gassed.Other28:23
E04.T06Dressing up like Spring Heel'd Jack and tricking Biggs.Other38:29


Trivia

Ep#.Trivia#DescriptionTimestamp
E04.TR01

The story line was based off true events of an unsolved crime from 1837.

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E04.TR02

In the opening scene a stunt mad did fall to the ground with the use of a bungee cord [source tweet].

2:10
E04.TR03

Doyle was driving a Wolsey Roadster. [source tweet]

7:13
E04.TR04

The London Daily address is 228 Fleet Street.

35:47
E04.TR05

Strontium aluminate and candle wax was used to create the glowing red eyes. [as per Doyle]

38:34
E04.TR06

Ethanol was used to create the blue flame. [as per Doyle]

38:43
E04.TR07

Houdini is twice successful in fake passing the note to Doyle.

4:16
E04.TR08

Two scenes are missing from the American broadcast. The first is when Houdini is smoking opium. During the American broadcast, he was not seen physically smoking pipe. The second is during the end scene. The American broadcast did not include Houdini asking Doyle which tragedy did this foretell.

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E04.TR09

Up until this episode, Doyle has been strong and not shown emotions. As he learns its okay to show emotions we see him pass that on to his children, specifically when Kingsley tells him he is not afraid but Doyle, looking at a picture of Touie, says its okay if you are.

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E04.TR10

West Riding Pauper - the insane asylum in which Natalia stayed.

17:38
E04.TR11

The Meowing Nuns - Houdini's favorite mass hysteria moment.

28:52
E04.TR12

Spring-Heel'd Jack is known to terrorize people before a major tragic event. During one of the live tweet sessions Stephanie (@miss_steph42) asked Joshua Brandon what tragic event is Spring Heel'd Jack foretelling during the last scene. He answered back saying "that scene wasn't in the US version it seems, but it was about the rise of technology (omnibuses) and sensationalist news media blurring the line between reporting and provoking to make a buck."

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E04.TR13

Doyle's Plate # AH407

7:58


Tuttle's Invoice

BILLS TO BE SETTLED ON THE FIRST OF THE MONTH
Amount: £6.00
M: Unknown Signature

[Company Logo]

Tuttle's Livery Stable

LIVERY, FEED, BOARDING AND SALE STABLE
March6Church Work1.00
"82 to Station0.50
"61 from "0.25
"13
"16Church Work
"17
"202 + 1 from station[covered by thumb]
"pick up at the end of
"the day1.00
"22
"22to town0.25
"23from town to church0.75
Total6.00


Violence

Ep#.Violence#DescriptionWeaponTimestamp
E04.V01Phantom knocks Barrett Underhill out of window.Hands / Pushing2:09
E04.V02"Phantom" breaks window, attacks Miss Kroshenko, and tries to pull her through the window.Hands15:53
E04.V03Adelaide hits Arthur over the back of the head with her blackjack (club)Blackjack / Club30:28

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