At the start of The Watcher episode 1, the Brannocks walk through the beautiful town of Westfield. The family from the city has decided to move to the suburbs to get away from all the noise and chaos. They are going to check out a house. Dean, Nora, Carter, and Ellie make up the members. If the family likes 657 Boulevard, it can be their new home. And if they can pay for it, of course.
A man with glasses looks down on the family from the second floor of the open house. He will be very important in the future. A black-clad, pigtailed old woman tries to get her adult brother, who seems to have mental problems, to move away from the dumbwaiter.
Pearl in ‘the watcher’ is the President of the local Preservation Society, which sounds as fake as teenage girls at prom. She says that the dumbwaiter is a treasure of the country. Dean thinks to himself, “What a weirdo.” And so do the people who watch. Nora runs into an old friend, Karen. She is the real estate agent who is selling the house and taking care of the sale. In art school, they were both friends. Nora is planning a big gallery show. Nora might finally get her big break if it sells out. As Dean looks around the upstairs rooms, he meets a man with a bowtie. Remember his face, because he will also be an important part of the story that is about to start.
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Ellie in ‘the watcher’ is still not sure she wants to move. But Dean tries to make things look better. Dean talks to Mo and Mitch, who live next door and keep an eye on the house all day. Dean and Nora like it, so they put in an offer to buy it. The money is now the problem. Dean meets with Steve, who says that the Brannocks’ bankruptcy in the past makes the bank very worried about their credit risk. His income is fine, but it isn’t enough to get a loan this big. Then comes the important choice. Dean decides to use all of his savings, stocks, IRA, and bonds to make a down payment and pay down the loan. Steve says that the place can’t be that safe everywhere, but Dean is in love with it.
Then the moving starts. As the movers come to the house, a mysterious person watches from a distance. Sprinkles, a ferret, is given to Carter to make the move easier. Mitch and Mo gripe about the piano when the movers bring it in. Nora feels freer in her new home, and it seems like a good time for the two of them. Ellie wears the lipstick she finds in the bathroom, which makes Dean mad. He can’t keep up with how fast she’s growing up. This idea will come up again and again in the series. Ellie hears strange music coming from the speakers in the attic. When they check it out, the music stops. After they leave, the static keeps going, which shows that something is still in the house. Dean is surprised to see Jasper in the house again as he brings in the newspaper. The Watcher writes a strange letter to the family, which Ellie reads out loud.
It’s a sneaky way of telling them they shouldn’t stay in the house any longer. The watcher has a soft spot in his heart for the house, which has been in his family for more than a hundred years. They don’t like that they’re going to have to fix up the basement and kitchen. They think that the people who sold them haven’t told the family some things. The kids are also mentioned in the letter. And what made them come to the house: greed. It wants to eat kids, and when the kids know their name, they will be drawn to the watcher. The police are called by Nora and Dean in ‘the watcher’. Dean doesn’t go to work, which will also be a big deal in the grand scheme of things.
Detective Chamberland in ‘the watcher’ says that the threat is not true and that Westfield is one of the safest places in the United States. From what he has seen, things like this usually don’t work out and are mostly jokes. At Nora’s insistence, they send the letter in for a month-long DNA analysis. He thinks that Jasper might have done it, but Jasper is safe. “Digging deep to afford the house” hits a nerve with Nora. She wonders how he knows that. Dean talks to Mo and Mitchell about the wild arugula they grew as they pick it. On the other side, it has grown, and they have been doing it for almost 20 years. When Dean fights back, they are all of a sudden very rude to him. They leave and say they will be “watching” what they do.
Nora joins a country club, where she and Karen sometimes play tennis. The real estate agent is also a bit odd. She gives Nora a nudge about the car she drives and how she should be able to get anything she wants. Then she tells them that if they feel scared, they should probably sell the house. This, too, will be a theme in the future. It’s how well they use these small things to build tension that stands out. Karen is no longer married. Her ex-husband Rick gave her the house and a lot of his money. Carter is surprised to find Jasper in the dumbwaiter when he takes Sprinkles for a ride. Dean knocks him out of the house with a punch. He is angry, which is how it should be. Before the attack, Dean also points out that Ellie’s “bra strap was sticking out.”
Pearl is here to tell Jasper how the old owners let him use the dumbwaiter. He plays with it a lot. But Dean makes it sound like he should never come back. Dean says that they will take out the dumbwaiter to get back at her. He also talks about cutting down the trees, and Pearl’s tone gets too weird for a normal person, calling them “yuppies.” “Not neighborly!” she yells at him as she walks away. She also says that she is keeping an eye on them. Dakota from Vanguard Security comes to the house to set up cameras and alarms. On his way out, he runs into Elie, who is swimming. They flirt with each other, and it could lead to something more. From the window, Dean looks out. At night, we see someone outside again watching them. Sprinkles gets out of his cage, but someone in the hall kills him. Chamberland and the cavalry show up to look into the strange thing that happened.
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People in the area watch from afar. Chamberland doesn’t care about the death of the ferret, and he sends more police cars to the area. When Mo and Mitch hear Ellie play the piano, they say bad words. Dakota puts in the alarm system and the cameras. Nora asks Karen about the other bids for the house because she wants to figure out what’s going on. Soon after, Dean gets a second letter that drives him crazy. The letter still talks about the kids and is violent and threatening again. Dean runs around looking for vantage points and people who might be watching them.
Review of the Episode 1 of ‘The Watcher’
Don’t you think that these remote places are perfect for strange mysteries? The first episode of The Watcher was a real banger. We’ve kept the plot moving quickly, and we’ve finally gotten to our main idea: there are intruders. From the first episode, we can tell that it will probably be very hard to figure out. The hardest part is knowing that someone is out there in the shadows but not being able to see them. It is the best way to make a story more interesting, and Ryan Murphy has done it again.
There are a lot of strange characters to choose from, which makes it fun to play around with different situations. Naomi Watts and Bobby Cannavale, who are both beautiful, seem to be in for a lot of pain and suffering. The town is so unfriendly that you can almost feel the hate coming through the screen. The limited series is off to a great start, and we’re in for a treat.