After last week's episode of The CW's Swamp Thing left us feeling even more creeped out by any grouping of bugs that totals more than two, we have a set of preview images for this week's episode, "Darkness on the Edge of Town." We've reached that stage where people should probably pause and start paying attention to be big, green soon-to-be elemental god (we might not be up on the most recent origin story) because he knows that things aren't right in the swamp. Unfortunately, Abby's (Crystal Reed) in the middle of wading through her own personal swamp with Avery (Will Paton) and Maria (Virginia Madsen). Oh, and as for Dan (Ian Ziering)? Appears he has a bit of a devilish side to him…
Now here's a look at the promo for this week's episode, followed by an overview of "Darkness on the Edge of Town":
Swamp Thing season 1, episode 4 "Darkness on the Edge of Town": SKELETONS AND SECRETS – While Swamp Thing (Derek Mears) senses a growing darkness within the swamp, Abby's (Crystal Reed) return dredges up her dark history with Avery (Will Paton) and Maria (Virginia Madsen). We learn more about the mysterious Dan Cassidy (Ian Ziering). The episode was directed by Carol Banker and written by Erin Maher & Kay Reindl.
Something unnatural is happening in the swamps outside Marais, Louisiana. When a mysterious illness strikes the town, CDC investigator (and former Marais native) Dr. Abby Arcane (Crystal Reed) is sent to investigate. At the hospital, she encounters biologist Alec Holland (Andy Bean) who believes the bizarre illness might be connected to his scientific work in the swamp for powerful businessman Avery Sunderland (Will Patton).
Abby has a history with Avery and Maria Sunderland (Virginia Madsen), who still blames the young Arcane for the tragic death of her daughter years before. But with a deadly swamp-born virus out there, something is wrong in Marais right now. Along with Sheriff's Deputy Matt Cable (Henderson Wade), Abby once again crosses paths with Alec, but this time they encounter a terrifying, dark force that's not only killed intruders, but is also taking control of its victims.
At Delroy's Roadhouse, Abby consults her old friend and local reporter Liz Tremayne (Maria Sten) who has a lead deep in the swamp. When Alec goes missing after investigating the unnatural experiments deep in the swamp, something else rises in his place: Swamp Thing (Derek Mears), a mysterious creature born of the depths of the swamp's mystical and terrifying secrets. With nature wildly out of balance and coming for the people of Marais, in the end, it may take some Thing from the swamp to save it.
Also starring Jennifer Beals as Sheriff Lucilia Cable and Jeryl Prescott as Madame Xanadu, with a special appearance by Kevin Durand as brilliant bio-geneticist Jason Woodrue, this one-hour drama series is filled with Southern Gothic twists and turns and characters who are corrupted by the supernatural forces that surround the town of Marais. When these unexplainable and chilling horrors emerge from the murky marsh, no one is safe.