Season 1
High Voltage
High Voltage
Season 1 | Episode 101 | Aired 06/23/2013

Chapter 1

The stench of death fills the air, yet the only aroma the guests of Rue Manor sense is the sweet smell of money. They’ve come to play a game at this cursed estate in the hope of escaping with a $250,000 reward. Unbeknownst to them, the game they have chosen to play is murder. The guests are an eclectic group. There’s a beauty queen, a mom of eight, an ex-cop who claims he’s a football coach and many others. SMASH! Sheri the cheerleader drops her champagne glass. The help will clean it up. Rue Manor is adequately staffed with two maids as well as a mysterious butler. His name is Giles.

Only Melina the flight attendant notices Giles descending the staircase. Observation skills are essential in Rue Manor. It could mean the difference between life and death. CRASH! The guests scramble to locate the source of the deafening noise heard from afar. A most disturbing scene awaits in the main room. Sheri the cheerleader is dead. A live wire causes her lifeless body to flail about on the water-soaked floor close to where the fish tank used to reside. Giles informs the guests that Sheri was murdered. Her killer is amongst them. It has begun.

The guests must stay alive long enough to uncover the killer’s true identity. They are given an opportunity to investigate one of three areas: the crime scene, the victim’s last known whereabouts and the morgue. Partnerships are formed as information sharing will be needed to solve this dastardly transgression. The crime scene reveals a live wire suggesting electrocution, but there were no signs of burns on the body. Don believes the victim may have been whacked on the back of the head causing her to fall forward into the tank. He needs to stop using terms like “bleeding out” so others won’t know he’s a former detective.

The morgue is conveniently located in the basement of Rue Manor. There’s glass in the front of the victim’s head and what looks to be an old school musket bullet lodged in the back of her neck. The three morgue investigators agree to keep this compelling clue to themselves. Sheri’s last known whereabouts, her room, shows signs of forced entry. A message was written on the mirror that’s revealed only through steam. It reads: "Meet me at the fish tank. I have vital info for you." It appears as though an unsuspecting Sheri was lured to her ultimate demise.

Giles offers the guests finger sandwiches during a time when they share the information they’ve discovered. Kam, Ulysses and Geno do not want Adrianna joining in with their discussion. Others feel the same. Dontae goes back on his word by sharing what he learned in the morgue with others. This infuriates Ulysses as he is now telling a contradictory story. Dana also wants nothing to do with Dontae. His wild theories are enough to make even Richard Castle cringe.

The killer provides the guests with a riddle and a key. But what does it open? The number “1317” is inscribed on the key along with two crowns. This leads several guests to a Bible verse. Ronnie the bounty hunter realizes the key unlocks a trunk outside where a slingshot and crowbar are found. The guests adjourn to the library to state their case to the killer. Theories and accusations fly. The statements lead to Giles reveal that Sasha has impressed the killer the most with her assessment of this heinous crime.

The killer broke into Sheri’s room while she innocently showered. He lured her to the fish tank with his steamy message. The killer cut the cord of nearby lamp. He aimed the slingshot from the yard, fired and killed Shari instantly. The suddenly-cheerless cheeleader fell forward into the fish tank. The unstable aquarium ultimately burst causing the already-dead Shari to be electrocuted courtesy of the severed lamp wire. This is shocking tale is followed by more jarring news. Many of the guests are told they have been “spared,” but two unfortunate souls have cause to be “scared.” Don and Dontae learn that one of them will be their diabolical host's next victim.

A whistle summons the guests to the pool area in the dead of night. Screams are heard in the distance. A body engulfed in flames races wildly through Rue Manor. The guests watch in horror as the figure leaps into the once-still waters of the pool. The flames have been extinguished. The screams have been silenced. For Dontae is dead.

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