Episode 9 – “Necromanteion”

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Info & Summary

Episode #09
Episode Title:Necromanteion
Original Air Date:June 27, 2016 (Canada/USA) | May 5, 2016 (UK)
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Written by:Melissa R. Byer & Treena Hancock
Text Preview:While Houdini visits New York to bury his mother, Doyle and Adelaide investigate a murderous poltergeist in Canada, encountering Thomas Edison with his newest invention, the Necrophone, a device for communicating with the dead.
Title Explanation:Necromanteion was an ancient Greek temple and it is where people would gather to talk to their dead ancestors. Necromanteion relates to this episode because at Falcroft Manor, with Edison's Necrophone, people are able to communicate/hear the dead.
Intro Length:1:56
Themes:Death | Mystery | Murder | Sadness | Spirits | Technology
Short Summary:The trio travel to Canada to investigate deaths of a man named Mr. Reid at Falcroft Manor. Mrs. Reid blames a poltergeist but police say the evidence points to her killing her husband. Thomas Edison has also taken notice of this case and travels there to use his new device a Nercophone. The Nercophone is a new piece of technology that would allow people to communicate with the dead. While there Edison’s assistant is also murdered and after some investigation our trio pinpoint the blame on a man named Roland Carson. Carson has been having an affair with Mrs. Reid and killed her husband. When Edison’s assistant found out, he killed him as well. At the end Edison ends up destroying the device because it was starting to open the gates to Hell with many voices calling out, one of the voices being Houdini’s mother. During the final moments of the episode we also find Benjamin Graves has returned and wants Stratton to leave him alone while he tends to dangerous business.
Detailed Recap: Episode 9 begins at Falcroft Manor. This manor is based in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada. Inside we see bottles of women’ tonic and a woman sleeping. There are some ghostly sounds and the woman wakes, calling out for...Read more.
Character Appearances:Houdini | Doyle | Stratton | Rustom Avari |Thomas Edison | Benjamin Graves

Ratings & Review:

Review:This was another 5-star episode, and while the story was superb it is the setting and soundtrack that I fell in love with. Being a Canadian, I pretty much love anything to do with Canada featured in TV and movies. My favorite setting in the whole episode was the ship at the beginning, it looked lovely! Now..about that soundtrack. A few beautiful, heart touching pieces here as well as many with creepy vibes. All and all, setting, music, and story this episode is deserving of 5 stars.
Viewer Statistics:

According to TVBTN Fox pulled a rating share of 0.4/2 for the 18-49 demographic, with an estimated 1.75 million viewers.


E09.A01Mrs. ReidThe murder of Emmett Reid, but later found innocent.1:49
E09.A02Roland CarsonThe murder of Emmett Reid and Rustom Avari.35:56


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E09.D01Mr. ReidPinned to wall with swords. Murdered by Roland Carson.1:11
E09.D02Rustom AvariKilled in a basement then thrown off a cliff to make it look like a spirit had done it. Murdered by Roland Carson. 22:14

Food & Drink

E09.F01---WaterMillie After scare.13:45
E09.F02---Unknown alcoholHoudiniDealing with his mother's death when Adelaide visits him.27:48
E09.F03---Unknown alcoholHoudiniWhen Arthur talks with him after the Necrophone gets destroyed. 37:35

Medical Conditions

S09.MC01InfluenzaMrs. Reid explains that is how her son Maxwell had died.4:07


N09.N01Walbridge's Hardware Store. Going Out of Business Sale.Walbridge's Hardware Store. Going Out of Business Sale.16:31

Sherlock References

Ep#.Ref#DescriptionNotes"Sherlock" Name DropTimestamp
E09.SR01Doyle mentions Edison was his inspiration for a character in "The Adventure of the Engineer's Thumb".---05:48
E09.SR02While all are standing around Necrophone and Houdini pranks them saying "bring back Holmes"---114:46

Smoking Attempts



Ep#.Song#DescriptionBandSong TitleTimestamp
E09.ST01Houdini is praying at his mother's grave.Tom Day & MonsoonsirenConversations41:11

Support For The Supernatural

E09.S01Houdini hears his mother's voice coming from Necrophone.27:19
E09.S02Voices coming out of Necrophone.36:15


E09.TRA01ShipNorth AmericaEurope2:01

Houdini's Tricks

E09.T01Houdini pretending to talk from the necrophone when he first arrives at Falcroft Manor.Other14:46
E09.T02Light bulb lighting up.Other15:26
E09.T03Chimney cap to create wind tunnel, causing bible pages to turn and figures to fall from shelves.Other12:54
E09.T04Another breeze blowing through the manor. Other35:17
E09.T05Smashing mirror.Other35:11
E09.T06Flying knife.Other35:20


E09.TR01Houdini & Adelaide's first and only kiss.29:49
E09.TR02Stratton's telegram was recieved in Niagara on August 25, 1901.38:41



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