History Recap / TheWildWildWestS4E4TheNightOfTheSedgewickCurse

21st May '13 7:55:31 AM Tarlonniel
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West and Gordon come upon the Sedgewick family, whose members have experienced rapid aging. In an attempt to cure this disorder, their family physician has been kidnapping people afflicted with the same disorder and using them to test a serum he has prepared.

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West and Gordon come upon are sent to meet with a government official, but he disappears very mysteriously from his hotel room before they can do so. Gordon checks into the same hotel (in disguise) while West tracks down a desk clerk who appears to be involved; however, the clerk turns up dead and Gordon ends up nearly so. Enter Lavinia Sedgewick family, whose members have experienced rapid aging. In in a runaway carriage. West saves her and accompanies her home, earning an attempt invitation to cure this disorder, their family physician has been kidnapping people afflicted with dinner that night. However, a little research turns up some suspicious facts about the same disorder Sedgewicks and using them to test soon both agents find themselves the unwilling house guests of a serum he has prepared.
very strange family...



* EvilAllAlong: [[spoiler:Lavinia Sedgewick.]]
* KarmicDeath: [[spoiler:Lavinia Sedgewick, who by her own actions dooms herself to the rapid-aging demise that she wanted to avoid.]]
* LaserGuidedKarma: The BigBad (who had been arranging inhuman experiments that caused RapidAging in the unwilling test subjects) ignores her colleague's advice when she thinks it's worked, tries the serum herself before he or Artie can stop her (Artie substituted distilled water, and the doctor tells her they have to carry out more experiments just to be sure) and becomes a decrepit invalid.
* TheManBehindTheMan: [[spoiler:Lavinia Sedgewick.]]
* OldDarkHouse: Sedgewick Manor.
* RapidAging: The curse in question.
* StrappedToAnOperatingTable: Artie ends up this way.
* VainSorceress: [[spoiler:Lavinia Sedgewick]], albeit using sci-fi technology instead of magic.

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* EvilAllAlong: [[spoiler:Lavinia Sedgewick.Sedgewick, who plays the damsel in distress right up until the last act in order to keep Jim off-guard.]]
* KarmicDeath: [[spoiler:Lavinia [[spoiler:Miss Sedgewick, who by her own actions actions, dooms herself to the rapid-aging demise that she wanted to avoid.]]
* LaserGuidedKarma: The BigBad [[spoiler:Miss Sedgewick (who had has been arranging inhuman experiments that caused cause RapidAging in the unwilling test subjects) ignores her colleague's advice when she thinks it's worked, tries the serum herself before he or Artie can stop her (Artie substituted distilled water, and the doctor tells her they have to carry out more experiments just to be sure) and becomes a decrepit invalid.
* TheManBehindTheMan: [[spoiler:Lavinia Sedgewick.
invalid.]]
* TheManBehindTheMan: Dr. Maitland, the Sedgewick family physician, is set up as the villain of the piece throughout most of the episode, but [[spoiler:his "victim," Lavinia Sedgewick,]] is really behind it all.
* OldDarkHouse: Sedgewick Manor.
Manor, a very large, dark, creepy place with plenty of hidden passages and terrible secrets.
* RapidAging: The curse in question.
question causes members of the Sedgewick family to experience this once they reach middle age.
* StrappedToAnOperatingTable: Artie is kidnapped for use as a guinea pig and ends up this way.
way in preparation for the procedure.
* VainSorceress: [[spoiler:Lavinia Sedgewick]], Sedgewick is determined to retain her youth and beauty]], albeit using sci-fi technology instead of magic.
21st Jan '13 6:30:14 PM Tarlonniel
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* StrappedToAnOperatingTable: Artie ends up this way.
21st Jan '13 7:47:05 AM Tarlonniel
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West and Gordon come upon the Sedgewick family, whose members have experienced rapid aging. In an attempt to cure this disorder, their family physician has been kidnapping people afflicted with the same disorder and using them to test a serum he has prepared.

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!!Tropes present in this episode:
* EvilAllAlong: [[spoiler:Lavinia Sedgewick.]]
* KarmicDeath: [[spoiler:Lavinia Sedgewick, who by her own actions dooms herself to the rapid-aging demise that she wanted to avoid.]]
* LaserGuidedKarma: The BigBad (who had been arranging inhuman experiments that caused RapidAging in the unwilling test subjects) ignores her colleague's advice when she thinks it's worked, tries the serum herself before he or Artie can stop her (Artie substituted distilled water, and the doctor tells her they have to carry out more experiments just to be sure) and becomes a decrepit invalid.
* TheManBehindTheMan: [[spoiler:Lavinia Sedgewick.]]
* OldDarkHouse: Sedgewick Manor.
* RapidAging: The curse in question.
* VainSorceress: [[spoiler:Lavinia Sedgewick]], albeit using sci-fi technology instead of magic.
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