Swamp Thing Season 1 Preview: Abby and Alec Have a Rotten Reunion

Well, heading into the following look at the next episode of The CW's Swamp Thing (which is taking a holiday break next week, but returning on December 1) it seems like everyone and their mother wants to pick a fight with Swampy (Derek Mears)- or get him on a dissection table. And while everyone seems suddenly in the need to test that theory that confession is good for the soul, Daniel (Ian Ziering) found himself feeling a little "blue"… and "devilish"… and you know what we're getting at! So now seems as good a time as any for Alec (Andy Bean) and Abby (Crystal Reed) to spend a little "hallucinogenic flower" time together- at least before it all starts to go to rot.

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Photo: Fred Norris / 2020 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. — © 2020 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved.
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Photo: Fred Norris / 2020 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. — © 2020 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Swamp Thing season 1, episode 7 "Brilliant Disguise": ALL IS NOT WHAT IT SEEMS – Still taking on the human appearance of Alec Holland (Andy Bean), Swamp Thing (Derek Mears) guides Abby (Crystal Reed) to an area of the swamp blighted with the encroaching rot, but, when her life is threatened, he must use all of his still-developing powers to save her. Meanwhile, Lucilia (Jennifer Beals) leads Avery (Will Patton) out into the swamp under a false pretense, while Maria (Virginia Madsen) meets with Nathan Ellery (guest star Michael Beach), the leader of the shadowy finance group known as The Conclave. The episode was directed by Alexis Ostrander and written by Conway Preston & Rob Fresco.

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).

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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.

Swamp Thing Season 1 Preview: Abby and Alec Have a Rotten Reunion
Photo: Fred Norris / 2020 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. — © 2020 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved.

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.

Swamp Thing Season 1 Preview: Abby and Alec Have a Rotten Reunion
Photo: Fred Norris / 2020 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. — © 2020 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved.

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.

About Ray Flook

Serving as Television Editor since 2018, Ray began five years earlier as a contributing writer/photographer before being brought onto the core BC team in 2017.

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