Warning: Specific spoilers for the Season 2 finale, “The Echo of Lost Tears,” are revealed from here on out.
According to this Entertainment Tonight interview with executive producer Melinda Hsu Taylor, the second season finale heralds a narrative sea change for the show heading into its third season, as Nancy will be pitted against her ancestor, Temperance Hudson (Marilyn Norry), who is living in the body of her distant relative Myrtle Hudson. Since Myrtle used blood magic to summon Temperance, it’s clear that something dark and strong is at work. Hsu compared Nancy and Temperance to Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader in that they are both examples of two powerful opposing forces colliding.
Elsewhere, romantic drama came to the forefront, as George proposed to Nick and Nancy finally decided to try her hat with Ace. But when she showed up on his doorstep, Ace’s mother informed her that he had taken off on a summer road trip — with Amanda. We smell a triangle afoot, but we’ll have to wait until Season 3 debuts to find out if it will come to a boil.