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|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]|
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.
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|
|Themes:||Revenge | Family | Business | Sickness | Sadness | Death | Fear|
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.|
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.
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].
|E04.A01||Lyman Biggs||Copycat of Spring-Heel'd Jack. Causing mass hysteria and the death of Herbert Ogilvie.||39:20|
|E04.A02||Vladimir Palinov||Copycat of Spring-Heel'd Jack. Causing mass hysteria and the death of Herbert Ogilvie.||39:33|
|Ep#.Bet#||Amount Wagered ($USD)||Amount Wagered (£BP)||From||To||Activity||Winner||Timestamp|
|E01.B01||$50 USD||---||Houdini||Doyle||The man responsible for the scare on Natalia is Mr. Tuttle.||Doyle||18:30|
|E04.C01||10:27||A.M.||As Doyle, Stratton & Houdini are leaving Merring's office.||Wall||6:55|
|E04.C02||12:21||P.M.||Inside of Stratton's house.||Desk||20:12|
|E04.C03||10:17||A.M.||Before Houdini's demonstration of mass hysteria.||Clock tower / Big Ben||27:15|
|--- = 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.
|E04.D01||Barrett Underhill||Knocked out of his window by Spring Heel'd Jack.||2:08|
|E04.D02||Herbert Ogilvie||Trying to climb over the fence to escape the shadowy figure. Instead, he slipped and fell, impaling himself.||25:42|
|E04.MC01||Neurasthenia||Doyle explains Natasha Kroshenko suffered from it.||17:54|
|E04.N01||"City Purchases Motorised Omnibuses"||0:00|
|E04.N02||"Spring Heel'd Jack Claims Second Victim"||16:10|
|E04.N03||"Are You Next?"||35:25|
|E04.N04||“Spring Heel’d Jack Caught”||39:32|
|Ep#.Ref.#||Description||Notes||"Sherlock" Name Drop||Timestamp|
|E04.ST01||Paper boy intro.||Steve Waddell||Smokey Mokes||0:00|
|E04.ST02||When Houdini & Doyle search Strattons apartment.||Baio||Sister of Pearl||19:40|
|E04.ST03||Doyle following Stratton near the end.||Darkside||Paper Trails||41:00|
Biggs swears he didn’t have anything to do with the murder of Barrett Underhill.
We see a black figure looking over the city during the end scene.
|E04.TRA01||Motorcar||Scotland Yard||Tuttle's Livery||7:13|
|E04.T01||Tricking Doyle into thinking he is passing the note to him. The "fake pass", twice in a row.||Sleight of Hand||4:16|
|E04.T02||Causing tickets to appear in gains pocket.||Sleight of Hand||4:59|
|E04.T03||Demonstrating 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.||Other||12:10|
|E04.T04||Picking the locks on Stratton's door.||Locks||19:05|
|E04.T05||Causing people to think they were being gassed.||Other||28:23|
|E04.T06||Dressing up like Spring Heel'd Jack and tricking Biggs.||Other||38:29|
The story line was based off true events of an unsolved crime from 1837.
In the opening scene a stunt mad did fall to the ground with the use of a bungee cord [source tweet].
Doyle was driving a Wolsey Roadster. [source tweet]
The London Daily address is 228 Fleet Street.
Strontium aluminate and candle wax was used to create the glowing red eyes. [as per Doyle]
Ethanol was used to create the blue flame. [as per Doyle]
Houdini is twice successful in fake passing the note to Doyle.
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.
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.
West Riding Pauper - the insane asylum in which Natalia stayed.
The Meowing Nuns - Houdini's favorite mass hysteria moment.
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."
Doyle's Plate # AH407
|BILLS TO BE SETTLED ON THE FIRST OF THE MONTH|
M: Unknown Signature
Tuttle's Livery Stable
|LIVERY, FEED, BOARDING AND SALE STABLE|
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|"||23||from town to church||0.75|
|E04.V01||Phantom knocks Barrett Underhill out of window.||Hands / Pushing||2:09|
|E04.V02||"Phantom" breaks window, attacks Miss Kroshenko, and tries to pull her through the window.||Hands||15:53|
|E04.V03||Adelaide hits Arthur over the back of the head with her blackjack (club)||Blackjack / Club||30:28|