Ravenswood Season 1, Episode 4 (original air date November 12, 2013) opens at the graveyard right after the seance. Miranda (Nicole Gale Anderson) is searching for Abby and spots her with the four other high school students killed in the fire. They see Miranda and run away. Then a lightning bolt strikes and Abby’s grave is sliced down the middle!
Back at the carriage house, Caleb (Tyler Blackburn) is writing an email to Hanna. And yes, he’s totally shirtless (thanks, writers!). Miranda comes in his room to tell him about her Abby sighting but he’s in a really bad mood–he misses his girlfriend and hates that he got off the bus at Ravenswood. Would his life be totally different if he hadn’t? Yes! He tells Miranda he’s having trouble with the email to Hanna because he doesn’t know how to tell her everything that’s happened.
Meanwhile, Olivia (Merritt Patterson) and Luke (Brett Dier) are in their kitchen talking about what happened that night. Luke tells her to leave it all alone, although ‘Liv says they really need to figure it all out.
Over at Remy’s, she goes to get some water in the kitchen and sees her glass filling up with blood and not water. WTH?! She drops the glass, screaming, and someone comes up from behind her. It’s her dad–phew! She was just hallucinating–the cup only had water in it. When she looks out the window, she sees a raven sitting on the sill.
The next day, the four of them reunite and talk about what happened. Luke is pretending that nothing happened but Olivia says it’s because he hasn’t dealt with his father’s death. He leaves them and heads to school on his bike, and a raven flies into his wheel, making him lose control and crash on the ground, hurting his knee. That’s so raven…
Creepy Collins (Steven Cabral) runs into Olivia and her mom on the street. Something looks a little interesting between him and Rochelle (Laura Allen). He talks about wanting to call her after the funeral, etc. Then, he outs Olivia about the party at Caleb’s the night before. Turns out, Creepy Collins is also a snitch… Olivia and her mom are talking about him in the car and ‘Liv finds out they were friends back in high school. She asks her mom why she never had him over to the house. We find out that’s because her father never really liked him.
At the graveyard, Caleb is taking pictures of Abby’s broken tombstone so that he can show her family and maybe get some answers. Then he spots an old lady taking some flowers from a grave so he approaches her and tells her she can’t do that. She recognizes him as Caleb Rivers (the old Caleb…) and mentions a man named Henry who was Caleb’s brother.
Remy finds Henry’s info on the Gazette’s subscription list via her cell phone. As they’re talking about this, they see hands pushing a white sheet over a gravesite. Um, run. But they don’t: Caleb instead lifts it up, only to see the word “Go” appearing in the dirt. Shiver….
Remy and Caleb head to the old people’s home to find Henry who is shocked to see Caleb. The three of them are playing chess and Caleb tells him about the accident and asks him about the five pact. He replies with, “You’re careless, boy. You have to pay more attention to your moves.” Dun dun dun…
Olivia heads to Caleb’s house only to find Miranda there. They talk about Ray and Rochelle’s conversation. Miranda tells her Creepy Collins has all sorts of clippings of her father’s death. We find out her dad was stabbed, and Miranda invites Olivia to come over when he’s not there to look through his things. Totally smart and not at all risky, you guys!
Luke has to join a play to get his grade in history back up. Turns out he will be playing the opposite of Olivia’s ex-BFF Tess (Haley Lu Richardson). After practice, the two meet up by the lockers and say they both want to drop out of the play because of the tension between her and Olivia. She also admits to using Olivia as a VIP pass to hang out with a certain crowd and she wants him to pass on the message that she’s sorry.
Meanwhile, back at Caleb’s, Miranda is sitting at the computer finishing his letter to Hanna with her mind (pretty cool!). She starts sobbing at the thought of Caleb being in a relationship. Love you Miranda, but you’re not exactly available….
Next Miranda goes into Ray’s office and he comes in, but he can’t see her. He goes straight to the cabinet and pulls out a knife and shines it. Olivia’s voice rings in Miranda’s head that her father was stabbed. We all put it together–that must be the murder weapon, right?!
When Caleb returns home, Miranda tells him the email to Hanna is written, but he gets upset. He says that his feelings aren’t irritation–it’s confusion. They hear a knock on the door–it’s Henry, drenched in sweat. He takes a key necklace off and hands it to Caleb, saying, “You must know what you’re up against, boy. You must know.”
Caleb shows the keys to Remy and she recognizes one of them as belonging to the old county courthouse–which is what their school used to be. There are a bunch of rooms in the basement that haven’t been renovated yet. So they decide to go check them out!
While they head out on their mission, Miranda takes Olivia to Ray’s office to look around. They uncover jars of hair and realize that Miranda’s locks are in there as well. She’s so angry, the jar explodes and she disappears from the office and ends up on the other side of the graveyard gate. Olivia is still in the office when the drawers start opening and closing on their own and a heart in a jar starts turning a different color. She runs away–as she should!
Tess and Luke end up both staying in the play. As they’re talking about things, she kisses him to “practice” for that scene and he gets mad at her. She tells him it’s like the honey-roasted penis incident all over again. In 7th grade she had a mouth full of metal and a lisp. At the carnival, she ordered a bag of nuts and that was her nickname for a year. Honey-roasted penis. LOL
Remy and Caleb are at the school, trying the keys out. One of the doors is successful! They walk in and see a bunch of junk, along with a box that one of the key fits into–although the key breaks when Caleb tries to use it because it’s so old and rusty. Then the door shuts behind them!
Back in the auditorium, Luke is practicing for the play when Miranda approaches him and asks him if Caleb is there. Then she notices her mom is sitting in one of the chairs. We all start singing to ourselves, “Reunited and it feels so good…”
Luke is upset when he sees the others at the school investigating. “I’m not a part of this,” he says right before a large steel piece from backstage falls in his direction. Caleb is able to save him by pushing him out of the way. Looks like you are a part of this, Luke….
Later that night, Luke is over at Remy’s and they’re talking about everything. He admits that he kissed Tess. Even if it was for the play, he said it felt good because it reminded him what it felt like before the curse. She tells him to leave.
Caleb goes to Ray’s office and accuses him of the collection of the hair. He asks where Miranda is and goes to the drawers but nothing is in there. Back at his room, he throws down one of the boxes he took from the basement room at the school. It finally opens! Although, we can’t see what’s in there.
The episode ends with Miranda and her mom walking towards a door and white light.
Wow! Tons of big moments in Ravenswood Season 1, Episode 4. Do you think the five of them are any closer to solving the mystery of the curse? Tell us your predictions in a comment below!