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‘SurrealEstate’ episode 9 review: Average story but exciting cliffhanger

If the SurrealEstate crew aren’t careful, a wedding could turn into a funeral.

When we last left SurrealEstate, most of the gang dealt with a time warping house that transported them to when they were sixteen years old. Meanwhile, Susan had to rely on her powers to exorcise the demon within Megan Donovan. With Luke’s better half back to normal, she could begin searching for a new, non-haunted home.

In “White Wedding,” Susan’s childhood friend, Priya, is getting married in her parents’ estate and it should be a time for celebration. However, there’s a supernatural spirit with a vendetta that wants to prevent the nuptials by trying to kill the bride. Fortunately, all the attempts so far have been unsuccessful but the team need to work double time and solve the case before the ceremony turns into a funeral.

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For the most part, the property of the week on this episode of SurrealEstate is an average story. The attempts on Priya’s life aren’t very inventive or scary and the lackluster special effects don’t help. There’s even a clichéd creepy, though sweet, great aunt of the groom that is involved.

The more interesting parts are related to the season long narrative. All the recent bad press hasn’t affected the Roman Agency that long as Rita Weiss reaches out with some houses she could use their expertise on. There’s an amusing little montage as they deal with the spirits and line up new owners. On their own, each house seems like an independent incident but a look at the bigger picture shows all the paranormal activity is related back to the Donovan House developing more of its mystery.

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Auggie volunteers to do more readings now that Megan has moved out and it’s empty. His subplot is one of the few times on SurrealEstate that we really connect with the character. Maurice Dean Wint has done an exceptional job making the eccentric scientist so amiable and charismatic but here he becomes more sympathetic. The upcoming wedding reminds him of those of his four daughters showing how he’s a loving father. Then we see how good a friend he is to Luke through a sweet and candid exchange he has with Megan as she packs the last of her stuff.

With all that set up tugging at emotions for Auggie, it doesn’t bode well when he’s all alone in the Donovan House. The episode ends with a gripping cliffhanger and a cryptic message to the rest of the group that will hopefully help them later on. What an exciting way to build the suspense for next week.

The house of the week in “White Wedding” is an average story at best but the developments in the overarching plot help pave the way and build anticipation for the following episode.

New episodes of SurrealEstate air Friday nights on Syfy.

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SurrealEstate E 9 Review: 'White Wedding'
The house of the week in “White Wedding” is an average story at best but the developments in the overarching plot help pave the way and build anticipation for the following episode.
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The connection to and sympathy for Auggie.
Suspenseful cliffhanger.
Unexciting house of the week story.
Subpar special effects.
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