The season premiere of "666 Park Avenue" kick started viewers' investigations into what is going on at The Drake. New fans were introduced to the main characters and began to get a feel for the dark mysteries surrounding the apartment building and some of the dangerous occupants. If the first episode of the show is any indication as to what the season has in store, fans will be in for a very twisty ride.
Main characters and setupJane Van Veen and Henry Martin came to The Drake to interview for the live-in manager position. Jane is an out-of-work architectural specialist and Henry works at the mayor's office, while Gavin Doran owns the building and Olivia is his wife. The Drake's owner takes an interest in the couple, but his potential motives come out later. Doran tries to bring Henry closer with the potential of getting an inside connection to the mayor's office. In a later scene, Jane has a vision of Doran sensually kissing her neck and sets up the perception of the older man wanting more from her.
OpeningAs "666 Park Avenue" opens, fans are introduced to a concert violinist who has apparently traded his soul for the opportunity to be the greatest violinist in the world. After being contacted by Doran about the contract time being up, the distraught musician is sucked (as if through a straw through an opening in the front door. The building's owner becomes established as a "businessman" who refuses to back down or change the qualities of a deal.
Other occupantsBrian is a struggling poet with a wandering eye who is drawn to his wife Louise's new photography assistant. Louise later becomes the victim freak of a elevator accident, which puts her in the hospital.
John Barlow was also introduced as a widower who was able to bring his wife back to life by murdering Doran's enemies. When the resident becomes reluctant, his wife's spirit is released, and he is sucked into the wall.
There is also a young woman who appears steals small trinkets from people in the hotel and can foresee the future.
The buildingWhile exploring the building, Jane finds a dragon design in the floor that she later discovers is the symbol of the Order of the Dragon, a group which met in the basement of the hotel in the 1920s. Viewers see a mysterious spirit as Jane investigates. She would later return to this area in a dream led by Barlow's wife's ghost and saw the darkened and decrepit basement returned to its former glory. Fans of "666 Park Avenue" will have to wait until next week to see what other of the building's odd mysteries have the residents intertwined.