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Eastwick: What Happened in the Unaired Last Episode, “Pampered and Tampered”?

EastwickEastwick revolves around three women (Rebecca Romijn, Lindsay Price, and Jaime Ray Newman) who meet at a wishing fountain and become friends. Soonafter, mysterious Darryl Van Horne (Paul Gross) moves to town and unleashes powers within the ladies. The cast also includes Ashley Benson, Johann Urb, Jon Bernthal, Sara Rue, and Veronica Cartwright.

The show was cancelled when ABC decided not to order any episodes beyond the initial order of 13. To make things worse, they didn’t even air episode 11 (“Red, Bath And Beyond”) or episode 13 (“Pampered And Tampered”).

Though we can’t show them to you, we can tell you what happened. You can find episode 11 here. And here’s what happened in the series finale of Eastwick but be forewarned, there are several cliffhangers…

Clad in satin robes, Roxie, Kat and Joanna ease down the winding staircase at Darryl’s mansion. They’ve been enjoying massages and are ready for drinks. Darryl and Roxie have planned an intimate evening at the mansion. Joanna is going to relax at home and Kat has a park and zoo date planned with daughter Emily and her new neighbor, Colin (Jerry O’Connell from Do Not Disturb), and his son, Gene (Skyler Gisondo from The Bill Engvall Show).

Kat and Joanna leave and Darryl presents Roxie with an invitation to travel to Rio the following week. Darryl tells her that Rio is wonderful and that she’ll “feel like she’s died and gone to heaven.” The words suddenly jolt Roxie into a flashback. When she comes to, she tells Darryl her vision was of the night, “I accidentally killed my husband.”

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The next day, Penny (Sara Rue from Less than Perfect) tells Joanna that Jaimie’s car has been found and that she’s convinced that Jaimie was murdered. Joanna tries to convince Penny that just finding an abandoned car doesn’t mean he was murdered. Penny disagrees and confides that she has learned that they dragged Jaimie’s car out of a lake. She insists on visiting the police station, and Joanna agrees to accompany her. At the station, Officer Teaser is not giving out any information, though it does seem as if there is more to the story of what the police have discovered.

Joanna tells Penny they need to regroup. She asks Penny to go hold a table for the two of them at the coffee shop and she’ll join her after visiting the police station’s ladies room. When Penny leaves, Joanna uses her powers on Teaser and he willingly offers Joanna access to the evidence bag. Enclosed are Roxie’s bloody hairs that were found in Jaimie’s trunk. Penny returns unexpectedly because the coffee shop is closed. Surprised to see the evidence bag, Penny insists on a full DNA analysis. Tearfully, she confides to Joanna that she won’t rest until they find out what happens to Jaimie.

Kat calls Roxie and asks her to meet her at the hospital. Upon arriving, Kat explains that a John Doe, washed up on the beach this morning. He is claiming to be her husband, Danny (The Sopranos’ Matthew Del Negro). Roxie takes one look at “Danny” and passes out.

Joanna returns to the police station that night. She uses her powers to create a diversion and manages to retrieve the bag of evidence taken from Jaimie’s car. She returns home and promptly burns it in her fireplace.
Roxie is in shock — the man looks and acts exactly like Danny. He knows things only Danny could know and even smells like him. “Danny” sees Roxie and calls her Cara Bella. He believes that the car accident happened just twelve hours earlier, rather than five years ago. Slowly, Roxie comes to realize that Danny is not a ghost. He is very real. It is Danny. Mia pops her head in the room, and is shocked to see her Dad. Danny is confused at Mia’s growth. When he last saw his little girl, she was only ten years old.

Roxie, Joanna and Kat meet. They puzzle over the fact that Danny hasn’t aged a day. Roxie is absolutely positive that it is Danny but, where has he been? The three wonder if Danny’s sudden and unlikely appearance is due to magic. Ultimately, Roxie is confused, happy and upset. She doesn’t know what she’s going to do about Darryl.

At the park, Kat and Colin talk while enjoying a picnic at the park. Emily and Gene are seemingly happy playing tag. The viewer is privy to the idea that there something really odd about Gene.

Roxie visits Darryl and tells him everything. She finishes by apologetically informing him that she can’t go to Rio. Darryl seems to be unaffected by the news about Danny. It’s obvious that he wants things to continue with Roxie and he urges her to consider what she really wants — not as a wife, not as a mother, but in her heart. Roxie says that she feels numb. Danny is back, yet all she can think about is Darryl. She leaves Darryl with things still unresolved between them.

Back at the park, things start to fall apart with the kids. Emily tells Kat that she wants to go; that she doesn’t like Collin or Eugene and that they don’t need either of them as she already has a daddy. As they leave Gene stares strangely after them.

At Joanna’s, Penny arrives to report that the police have lost the evidence bag. She is firmly convinced that not only is Darryl responsible for this mystery, but he’s also responsible for Jaimie’s death. Joanna tries to come up with excuses and finally suggests that the police might just be incompetent. Penny wants to confront Darryl. Joanna warns her that Darryl is very powerful and that she shouldn’t pursue this line of investigation. Penny is undaunted and, once again, Joanna agrees to accompany her. Penny tells Joanna that they are the best of friends and gushes over how fortunate she is to have Joanna as a confidant.
Danny and Roxie are at a welcome home party for Danny who’s having trouble keeping up with all the changes in the lives of his friends. As Roxie tries to reassure him that she’s just glad he’s back, she notices that Darryl has joined the party.

Penny and Joanna arrive and Penny wastes no time in confronting Darryl. She accuses Darryl of conspiring against Jaimie and Jaimie’s mother and states that Darryl would stop at nothing to get rid of him. She tells him that the police know there’s foul play. Darryl coolly responds by saying that, if he wanted Jaimie out of Eastwick, he would have just offered him money. He added that he’s not stupid and sloppy and enough to have left the car in the lake, and further, to leave evidence in the car. He then whispers a thinly veiled threat of pain to Penny if she persists.

Shortly after, Darryl meets Danny. Roxie is completely flustered while Darryl is polite. The entire encounter screams of awkwardness.

Later, at home, Danny notes that Roxie flinches every time he touches her. He asks Roxie if she’s been involved with Darryl. Roxie is honest with him about Darryl and her other relationships since Danny’s “death.” She explains that he was knitted so deeply in her heart that, when he died, it ripped her apart. She had to remake herself piece by piece and now she’s a different person. She doesn’t know if she can go back to the way things were.

At home, Kat talks to Emily about Gene and Collin. Anna has talked with her Dad about Kat dating and is now more comfortable and understanding that Kat needs friends too. However, she still feels that Gene is weird. Kat acknowledges that Gene is a little odd, but points out how tough things must be for him without his mom around. Kat suggests that Emily try and be a friend to Gene. Emily agrees. Collin and Gene appear at the front door. Collin seems apprehensive about Gene and Anna playing alone together.

Penny arrives at Joanna’s for coffee. Joanna tells Penny that she’s worried about her, and that she suspects that Penny would rather be angry than sad. Penny sees the truth in what Joanna says and agrees to work through her grief. They get ready to go out for a nice lunch, to toast Jaimie. While Joanna goes to get her coat, Penny notices a piece of red plastic in the fireplace. She picks it up and realizes that it is what’s left of a burnt evidence bag! She pockets it and abruptly tells Joanna that she feels sick and needs to go home. She rushes out on a puzzled Joanna.

While the children play in Emily’s room, Kat shows Collin her greenhouse. Emily is trying to keep her promise and play with Gene but he’s only interested in spying on Collin and Kat from the window. Collin is amazed by Kat’s beautiful gardening abilities. Emily asks Gene what he’s doing. He says he is watching their parents almost make out. Anna is disgusted and tells Gene she’ll never let that happen. Gene is upset, but then seems to compose himself. He says that he can see a deer out the window. As Emily leans to see the deer, Gene pushes her out the window. Below, Collin and Kat are about to kiss. They stop as Emily screams, and rush to her side. Emily’s arm has broken from the fall. Collin grabs Gene and they go in to call for help. As Kat secretly heals Emily, Collin confronts Gene.

We learn that Gene is actually possessed by some sort of demon or spirit. The demon will only leave Gene’s body if Collin helps him to take possession of Kat. Collin asks why Kat, and demon/Gene responds that it’s because Kat is very powerful. If he can possess Kat, nothing will be able to stop him from doing or getting anything he wants. The demon/Gene opens his mouth very wide, and we can hear that Collin’s son, Gene, is trapped within his own body – frightened and alone. The demon will release Gene when Collin gets Kat to fall for him.

Roxie visits Darryl. She tells him that she still want s him and cares for him, but Danny is her husband and Mia’s dad. She loves Danny, and she loved him first. Darryl says that all her gifts and growth will wither and die. Roxie says that she believes her gifts are what brought Danny back. Darryl gives her his blessing but says he’ll still be here if she ever needs him.

Collin returns to Kat’s house with cookies for Emily and is confused that Emily seems unhurt. Kat gives him a beautiful flower that she grew. Kat says she thinks they should try and get together again. She thanks him for being there for Emily during the accident. They briefly kiss at the door. Collin pauses for a moment after leaving – but then continues, seemingly determined.

At Roxie and Danny’s home, Danny and Mia are working on a new and improved treehouse. Danny tells Roxie he loves her more than ever, but that he realizes everything is different now. He plans to go away for a while in order to give her time to figure things out. Roxie asks him not to go. She tells him that he is her home. “You came back. You came back to us!”

Joanna and Darryl share drinks at Darryl’s mansion. Joanna is upset about all of the lies and cover up of the past few days. Darryl tries to make her feel better by saying that the worst is over. He reminds her that Jaimie was a vicious psychopath and that she was actually helping Penny.

Meanwhile, Penny spies through Darryl’s window and misunderstands the nature of Darryl and Joanna’s relationship. Darryl seems to know that she was there. Penny hurriedly returns to her home, upset and hurt by this evidence of further betrayal by Joanna. She walks through the door and is shocked to see Jamie waiting for her. He says, “Hello darling.” End of series.

Unfortunately, that’s the end of the series so we may never know what was planned or how any of these cliffhangers would be resolved.

What do you think? How did Jamie survive? What really happened to Danny? Will the demon that’s possessing Gene succeed? What does Darryl really want?

 

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Tina December 31, 2010 at 1:48 pm

Regarding Eastwick, and the cancellation of said show, it is annoying and becoming a poorly chosen habit now that ABC has cancelled another, well liked, show. At least with life on Mars they did, regardles of how thinly, wrap up the show. Having been a watcher of these cancelled shows has left me not wanting to start watching any new shows on ABC. Couldn’t they have at least done a 2 hour movie or mini-series to finish up the plot and leave happier viewers. I used to watch Brothers and Sisters regularly but have stopped because I lost interest in the plot line but it is still on. With todays viewers watching television by DVR I am not sure how the networks are able to reliably pick what shows are being watched. Clearly they only go by the numbers they get from who and where?. They have not polled me regarding the shows I like to watch or for that matter my husband, any of our family members (and we have a BIG family) or any of our friends. So how do they make their choices it must be by the same people who pick the least funny videos on Americas Funniest Home Videos to be voted on by the audience to win the prizes. I find it interesting the an inane “reality” show like Dating in the Dark (which for a reason I am not even sure watched a few times, the whole time thinking how stupid this is.) is returing, why?. It seems that there are people who are in charge of this programming who themselves don’t watch their own shows. I am tiredly waiting for the shows I do watch on ABC ie. Castle, The Gates, Desperate Housewives and Americas Funniest Home Videos to get cancelled, too.

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grammy November 6, 2010 at 11:16 pm

I wish the great series had more seasons. I’m thinking in the ways that they can continue it.
I enjoyed it a lot but it was not such a series without ends, I think.

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Nou September 26, 2010 at 2:19 pm

I really enjoyed this show. I only found out about it near the end of the first season and just as I was getting into it I found out it was cancelled! I don’t understand why. Also, what a horrible way to just end a show with no conclusion. It makes you not want to watch anything until you are sure it has an ending!

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Bobbie Jo July 12, 2010 at 9:03 pm

I was a very avid watcher of this show!!! I was so sad to see it cancelled and the manner in which the writers left it for all of us was terrible!!! So many unanswered questions…very sad.

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Oliver June 26, 2010 at 8:33 am

I am so appalled that this show seems to have to end so abruptly. Here I was, thinking of an excellent review for this show in the New York Times, and “bam”, its over.

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Outlawmars May 16, 2010 at 11:31 pm

needed a show like this to break up all the cop shows was different and thats a crime in this country

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Dawn April 28, 2010 at 5:21 pm

I really enjoyed this show. It was fun to watch, and had the hints of humor and darkness to keep you on your toes. I am sad to see it is no longer on!

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Laurie April 22, 2010 at 8:55 pm

This was a really interesting show. It gave me my daily mix of wizardry and magic. But there was way too many cliffhangers at the end!!!!!

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jenna April 8, 2010 at 8:48 am

it’s really too bad that this show was cancelled….I really enjoyed it. it was a fun and exciting kind of comedic drama that deviated from the norm of other shows, which is why i liked it. now it’s back to the same-ol’-crap.

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