28 Days Haunted season 1, episode 6 recap – the ending explained

October 24, 2022
Louie Fecou 8
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A cliche-ridden, cheap, exploitative production that does nothing to help the community it is trying to highlight.

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A cliche-ridden, cheap, exploitative production that does nothing to help the community it is trying to highlight.

We recap the Netflix series 28 Days Haunted season 1, episode 6, “Piercing the Veil,” which contains spoilers and discusses the ending.

So, a title card informs us that Jereme was taken to the hospital for his safety. I am still at a loss as to why this happened. If you have been reading these recaps, then you may have gotten the impression that my engagement in the proceedings has slowly slid into complete disinterest in what is happening.

What may surprise you is that as far as the paranormal goes, I do enjoy this sort of thing.

However, this show has limped along at a snail’s pace, provided nothing of interest, and has done more to convince me that psychic investigators are just rubbish.

In nearly 28 days of constant filming in some of the most haunted locations, there has been no evidence at all of real paranormal activity, and the amateur dramatics of the cast of characters involved has reinforced my utter skepticism of the genre. I now firmly believe that this has actually been a clever ruse by Netflix to disprove the nature of psychics rather than prove their abilities, as this experiment in a so-called 28-day cycle of paranormal events has been a complete and utter waste of time.

28 Days Haunted season 1, episode 6 recap – the ending explained

It is 9 hours since Jereme was taken to the hospital, and Brandy has been up all night. She is worried that a demon has attacked him, or he has had a heart attack. Upon his very understated return, Brandy asks what happened and he states, “Some things are better left unspoken.”

Jereme thinks he has broken free of the possession. Woo hoo. Apparently, he had symptoms of a heart attack, but the doctors could find no evidence of this. They then go for a lie down. Luckily Jereme feels much better. By day 26 Jereme is preparing for a final conflict.

Studio-bound Aaron tries to keep us interested and explains the Warrens’ investigations parallel the teams’ experiences.

In Preston, at The Captain Grant’s Inn, it is now day 27. Psychic Sean has now concluded that a portal has opened and trapped lots of spirits in their location. Sean believes that mirrors are pathways for the spirits to escape our realm and feels that by blessing the mirrors they can let the spirits go. Where this has come from, I don’t know. How this information was obtained, I don’t know. But this is the narrative that has been set up to conclude the most boring psychic investigation in history, so we might as well run with it.

Back in Madison Dry Goods, Brandy gives Jereme a pep talk and asks him to cleanse the house in his role as a demonologist. Jereme readies himself and prepares for his big moment.

It is night 28, and all three teams are setting up their own final third act. In pieces to camera, our teams try to create a sense of drama in their locations. Spirit boxes are at the ready, bumps are heard in the night, and Psychic Sean is saying The Lord’s Prayer. A chair, off camera, falls down the stairs. More bumps are heard, and a door slams on its own.

At Lumber Baron Inn, the team is back in the basement cellar, they are looking for clues under their feet when the boys hear a scream. Ironically the only one who doesn’t hear anything is psychic Amy. In the wall, Ray discovers an old newspaper clipping. It tells of another murder and the team believes it has been hidden there by the killer of the girls, and definitely not hidden there by the production team. Shane then announces that “It’s all coming together now.” Really? They deduce the killer must have hidden down there. They climb through the manhole tunnel and out into the street.

Back at Madison Dry Goods, Jereme is trying to antagonize the evil spirit of Charlie. The usual bumps are heard. Then hilariously when a shout is heard Brandy moves like Scooby Doo, running from the room shouting, “I’m done.” If I am honest, I expected more from these paranormal investigators.

Back at Captain Grant’s, it’s nearly 2 am and the cleansing of all the mirrors has started. The team is wandering around the house and Windexing the mirrors with holy water. They finish in the bedroom, and the spirit box states, “I’m home.” This seems to appease the team who hope that the prayers have released the spirits, in the most undramatic conclusion to an investigation ever recorded.

Back at Madison, Jereme is going full Nicholas Cage and Brandy is standing downstairs out of the way. More noises don’t deter Jereme, and something falls from a shelf. The second most paranormal thing that has happened. Jereme now earns his fee by banishing the spirit. Brandy reminds him from downstairs, “This is not a joke.”

At Lumber Baron Inn, they are back with the candles, they thank the ghosts and Shane concludes that the dead girls wanted the team to know that the killer had killed other people, Shane hopes that the investigation will help re-open the case or something.

By day 29, it seems that the groups are ready to leave. Studio Aaron then tries to wrap up the loose ends with more exposition. He believes that the 28-day theory has been validated. He recaps the events of the previous 28 days, and in case the viewers have fallen asleep, he recounts Shane discovering his psychic talent.

Psychic Shane takes flowers to ghostly Adelaide’s grave and makes a speech. Aaron feels that Captain Grant’s Inn was unprecedented, and loud crashes and glass breaking means that a final battle had taken place.

At Madison Dry Goods, Brandy is still going strong and wants to connect once more to see if the mother figure has been helped. She concludes that what they did worked as the house feels lighter. Jereme is happy to leave. They go to the graveyard where the bodies of that poor family are buried, needless to say, they must have Googled it rather than find it psychically.

Brandy has a teary-eyed farewell. Studio Aaron recaps the events and validates everything the investigators had done. In conclusion, Aaron and Tony feel it has all been a success, but they say they need to do it again to prove the theory does work. In other words, they are praying for a second season.

Now, incredibly, the production team actually has a final scene inserted, with Brandy saying at least they banished an evil spirit, but there is a close-up of Jereme looking straight down the camera with an evil face, almost implying that he may still be possessed. This was obviously staged, but the problem here is, that if the production team feels that a cliched horror movie ending is ok to insert, then what else has been staged in this production?

The ending

The last shot of Jereme looking at the camera pretty much sums up this entire production. This reality-based hokum had the opportunity to examine the paranormal world of ghostly investigation, but there is absolutely no balance given as the narratives unfold. There is never any doubt given that things are not what they seem, and everything has been done to make sure that the viewer believes every second of footage that has been recorded. I would venture that this kind of filmmaking does nothing to elevate the community it is trying to highlight, and this type of biased and one-sided presentation has no viable substance and therefore destroys the very point it is trying to make. This was an idea that went nowhere, presented in a cheap and underwhelming way that proves nothing to anyone.

What did you think of 28 Days Haunted season 1, episode 6, and the ending? Comment below.

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8 thoughts on “28 Days Haunted season 1, episode 6 recap – the ending explained

  • October 24, 2022 at 10:36 pm
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    It’s believable enough so what’s your problem mate?!

  • October 25, 2022 at 4:58 pm
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    Jereme’s look into the camera after Brandy “said at least the demon was banished” kinda freaked me out. I truly hope it was staged, and not something that Jereme will take home. I’m interested to know if they go through a post-show psyche evaluation.

  • October 27, 2022 at 3:51 am
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    Impossible to find any recap in which the author is “open minded”. Must the journalists be sarcastic, always? (Insert Jereme’s expression here)

  • October 28, 2022 at 8:20 am
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    Julie, it freaked me out as well! It gave me chills. I want to know if that was really staged. If not, yikes!

  • October 30, 2022 at 4:21 am
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    I don’t know if it’s staged for the new episodes or what. But if they did see “something demonic about that, and had to show it as the last footage”. Surely he was sent to psych and not home. Come on now, they could’ve ended that better. I love to watch these shows, just don’t believe much if it is true.

  • November 2, 2022 at 11:46 pm
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    I agree with the author. The only person who I give some validity too is Amy. She stood her ground because she knew what he was doing. The others, ugh, a little too much. I’ve been on enough investigation to know how freaking boring they are and how much you want anything to happen.and it doesn’t. I know we were only seeing the “best” pieces but do these people shower, eat, read a book; it was 28 days.

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