List of Friday the 13th: The Series episodes

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The following is a list of episodes of the horror series Friday the 13th: The Series. Starring John D. LeMay, Chris Wiggins, Louise Robey and Steve Monarque. Friday the 13th aired from October 3, 1987 to May 26, 1990 in first-run syndication, for a total of 72 episodes.

Overview[edit]

SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
126October 3, 1987July 30, 1988
226September 30, 1988June 17, 1989
320October 7, 1989May 26, 1990

Episodes[edit]

Season 1 (1987–88)[edit]

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TitleOriginal air date
11"The Inheritance"October 3, 1987 (1987-10-03)

When Micki Foster and her cousin, Ryan Dallion, inherit an antique shop from their late Uncle Lewis Vendredi, they soon meet an old friend of Lewis' named Jack Marshak. He reveals to them that their inheritance comes with a devil's curse.

Cursed Antique: A doll that kills people for its owner (Sarah Polley).
22"The Poison Pen"October 10, 1987 (1987-10-10)

After reading a news story, the cousins and Jack track an antique quill pen to a monastery famous for its "Oracle of Death". In order to enter, all three have to disguise themselves as monks.

Cursed Antique: A quill pen that kills people by writing about it.
33"Cupid's Quiver"October 17, 1987 (1987-10-17)

Jack, Micki and Ryan search for a cursed statuette in the houses of a local college. When they finally find it, it's in the hands of a lonely misfit with an unrequited love for a popular girl. Episode directed by Atom Egoyan.

Cursed Antique: The Cupid of Malek that makes people fall in love with the owner (Denis Forest) then forces them to kill them.
44"A Cup of Time"October 24, 1987 (1987-10-24)

When a series of deaths of homeless people is brought to their attention, Micki and Ryan discover the murders are connected to a popular singer. Meanwhile, Jack must deal with unwanted attention from a social worker with a crush on him.

Cursed Antique: A tea cup decorated with Swappers Ivy that strangle the drinker and trades their life for the owners youth.
55"Hellowe’en"October 31, 1987 (1987-10-31)

The evil spirit of Uncle Lewis crashes a Halloween party at the shop and seeks to re-enter the living world.

Cursed Antique: The Amulet of Zohar that can transfer a spirit into a deceased body.
66"The Great Montarro"November 7, 1987 (1987-11-07)

In order to find out who is using a set of deadly magician boxes, Jack enters a magic competition under his old alias, "Mad Marshak".

Cursed Antique: The Houdin Box that transfers damage from someone performing a deadly magic trick to a victim trapped in it.
77"Doctor Jack"November 14, 1987 (1987-11-14)

A series of slashings leads the group to a surgeon (Cliff Gorman) who loves the limelight. To complicate matters, a woman seek revenge on the doctor for her daughter's murder.

Cursed Antique: A scalpel believed to have belonged to Jack the Ripper that guarantees a successful surgery after it is used to kill.

Villain and Fate: Dr. Charles Gorman, electrocuted and stabbed.
88"Shadow Boxer"November 21, 1987 (1987-11-21)

A punchy, broken-down fighter gets in touch with his dark side.

Cursed Antique: A pair of boxing gloves that allow the owner to win in the ring while his animated shadow beats someone to death.

Villain and Fate: Tommy Dunn, beaten to death by Ryan’s shadow.
99"Root of All Evil"November 28, 1987 (1987-11-28)

Micki must decide whether to continue tracking down cursed objects or to go marry her fiance, Lloyd the lawyer, while Ryan and Jack look for a hexed mulcher.

Cursed Antique: A portable garden mulcher that turns chewed up bodies into money.
1010"Tales of the Undead"January 30, 1988 (1988-01-30)

Ryan witnesses an attack by a character from his favorite comic book. To learn more, Ryan tracks down the comics creator, a bitter man (Ray Walston) with a vendetta against his former business partners.

Cursed Antique: A comic book that transforms the owner into a killer robot.

Villain(s) and Fate(s): Cal, and Jay Star, both impaled.
1111"Scarecrow"February 6, 1988 (1988-02-06)

Micki and Ryan head to a small farming town where three people turn up dead each harvest. While investigating, Ryan becomes attached to a young boy who witnessed his father's death.

Cursed Antique: An animated scarecrow that guarantees good crops after it beheads three victims.
1212"Faith Healer"February 13, 1988 (1988-02-13)

A debunked faith-healer acquires real healing-powers, but gets debunked again, and worse, by one of Jack's peculiar old friends (Robert A. Silverman). Episode directed by David Cronenberg.

Cursed Antique: The Sforza glove that transfers a magnified ailment from one person to another.

Villain(s) and Fate(s): Stewart Fishoff, shot; Jerry Scott, killed by the curse of the glove.
1313"The Baron’s Bride"February 20, 1988 (1988-02-20)

Micki and Ryan are thrown back in 19th-century London along with a murderous, hypnotic vampire who has his eyes on Micki.

Cursed Antique(s): A black cape with a diamond clasp. The cape makes the wearer irresistible to women and the clasp allows time travel when touched by blood.

Villain(s) and Fate(s): Frank Edwards, staked; Marie Simmons, impaled.
1414"Bedazzled"February 27, 1988 (1988-02-27)

After Jack and Ryan recover a cursed lantern, the owner tries to get it back by terrorizing Micki and her young guest at Curious Goods.

Cursed Antique: A brass lantern that reveals sunken treasure as long as the lantern burns a diver who recovered it to death.
1515"Vanity’s Mirror"March 5, 1988 (1988-03-05)

An unattractive girl (Ingrid Veninger) uses a magic compact to make boys who insult her fall in love with her, then kills them to make them stop pestering her.

Cursed Antique: A gold compact that makes men fall in love with the owner, but they must be killed later.
1616"Tattoo"March 12, 1988 (1988-03-12)

A compulsive gambler in Chinatown acquires tattoo needles that enable him to win big as long as someone else loses their life.

Cursed Antique: A set of Chinese tattoo needles. The tattoos come to life and kill their wearers, and the user of the needles gets certain victory in a game of chance.
1717"The Electrocutioner"April 23, 1988 (1988-04-23)

An innocent survivor of an electric chair uses the chair's magic powers to get revenge on those who put him in it.

Cursed Antique: An electric chair that grants the owner electric powers after it is used to kill.

Villain and Fate: Eli Pittman, electrocuted
1818"Brain Drain"April 30, 1988 (1988-04-30)

A mentally impaired man (Denis Forest) uses a cursed trephanator to steal brain-power from smart people, and his next target is Jack's bride-to-be.

Cursed Antique: A trepanater that takes the intelligence from one person who dies and gives it to another.

Villain and Fate: Stewart, killed by the trepanater.
1919"The Quilt of Hathor (Part 1)"May 7, 1988 (1988-05-07)

While searching for a cursed quilt in a reclusive, anti-modern religious community, Ryan falls in love and joins a religious sect.

Cursed Antique: The Quilt of Hathor that lets the owner kill others in their dreams.
2020"The Quilt of Hathor (Part 2): The Awakening"May 14, 1988 (1988-05-14)

Ryan is framed by the town leader as the mastermind of all the killings.

Villain(s) and Fate(s): Josiah Grange, falls to his death; Effie Stokes, neck and back broken
2121"Double Exposure"May 21, 1988 (1988-05-21)

Ryan sees a famous television newscaster hack someone to death with a machete at the same time he was on the air live.

Cursed Antique: A camera that produces a murderous double of the person whose picture was taken. The original will die if the negative and double aren't destroyed.

Villain(s) and Fate(s): Winston Knight, vanished from existence; Knight’s duplicate, bleeds to death after being stabbed by Ryan, and becoming human after the real Knight dies.
2222"The Pirate’s Promise"July 2, 1988 (1988-07-02)

Ryan and Micki visit a small seaside town which is haunted by the ghost of a murderous, long-dead pirate.

Cursed Antique: A foghorn that summons the murderous spirit of a pirate that trades his treasure for the lives of the descendants of his mutinous crew.

Villain and Fate: Joe Fenton, hooked by the ghost of Angus McBride and dragged away.
2323"Badge of Honor"July 9, 1988 (1988-07-09)

A bitter, burnt-out cop (Val Avery) uses a cursed badge to get revenge on the mobsters who killed his wife. Meanwhile, an old boyfriend of Micki's comes for an extended visit.

Cursed Antique: A sheriff star that kills anyone it is pinned to violently.

Villain(s) and Fate(s): Russ Sharko, shot; Victor Haas, killed by the badge
2424"Pipe Dream"July 16, 1988 (1988-07-16)

Ryan is invited to his father's wedding, but learns that his father (Michael Constantine) has been using a magic pipe to murder his business rivals in the military industry.

Cursed Antique: A tobacco pipe that emits smoke that incinerates a victim.

Villain and Fate: Ray Dallion, killed by the pipe.
2525"What a Mother Wouldn’t Do"July 23, 1988 (1988-07-23)

A cursed cradle from the R.M.S. Titanic compels the parents of a sick baby to drown people, in order to save their baby's life.

Cursed Antique: A cradle that keeps an ill baby alive and cures them after the parents kill seven people in water.

Villain and Fate: Leslie Kent, drowned in a pool after leaping from a balcony.
2626"Bottle of Dreams"July 30, 1988 (1988-07-30)

Micki and Ryan are trapped inside the vault with a cursed urn that conjures up a wave of nightmare flashbacks.

Cursed Antique: An Egyptian canopic jar that emits a mist that traps its victims in their worst memories.

Season 2 (1988–89)[edit]

No.
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TitleOriginal air date
271"Doorway to Hell"September 30, 1988 (1988-09-30)

Uncle Lewis' ghost is back and he lures Ryan and Micki to an abandoned home in hopes of eliminating them and returning to the living world.

Cursed Antique: A mirror that acts as a portal to the Realm of Darkness. Though magical, it is technically not one of the cursed antiques.
282"The Voodoo Mambo"October 7, 1988 (1988-10-07)

A disinherited man uses, and is used by, a bloodthirsty voodoo priestess who is connected to an old friend of Jack.

Cursed Antique: A voodoo mask of Ghede Nibo that contains the evil spirit of a voodoo priestess and steals the souls of others by ripping out their throats.
293"And Now the News"October 14, 1988 (1988-10-14)

Just as an ambitious psychiatrist's (Kate Trotter's) patients are enjoying miraculous cures, other doctors' patients are being frightened to death, literally.

Cursed Antique: A cathedrals type radio that transmits valuable information to the owner after it frightens its listeners to death.

Villain and Fate: Dr. Avril Carter, killed by the radio.
304"Tails I Live, Heads You Die"October 21, 1988 (1988-10-21)

The leader of a Satanic cult (Colin Fox) brings powerful, long-dead magicians back to life. Together, they plan to summon Satan himself, and to "rule the world, in His name".

Cursed Antique: The Coin of Zioclese that can bring others back to life after it kills someon, leaving a ram's head branded on their forehead.
315"Symphony in B#"November 4, 1988 (1988-11-04)

Ryan falls for a talented young violinist (Ely Pouget) who is being haunted by her supposedly dead mentor and lover.

Cursed Antique: A violin that temporarily restores its owners crippled hands after killing someone with a blade hidden in the bow.
326"Master of Disguise"November 11, 1988 (1988-11-11)

While providing antiques to a film set, Micki catches the eye of an up-and-coming actor whose good looks mask an ugly agenda.

Cursed Antique: A makeup case belonging to John Wilkes Booth, that temporarily grants its deformed owner good looks, after it is covered with blood from a murder victim.

Villain and Fate: William Pratt, presumably incarcerated.

Trivia: This episode reveals Jack knew Boris Karloff.
337"Wax Magic"November 18, 1988 (1988-11-18)

Ryan gets close to the wife of a jealous wax sculptor while investigating a series of axe-murders at a local carnival.

Cursed Antique: A handkerchief belonging to Louis XVI that gives life to wax statues, but one must kill for the other to live.
348"Read My Lips"November 25, 1988 (1988-11-25)

An old friend of Micki's is about to marry a ventriloquist, whose sharp-humored dummy does not approve.

Cursed Antique:Adolf Hitler's pink silk boutonniere that brings a ventriloquist's dummy to life and compels people (Billy Drago, John Byner) to kill.
359"13 O’Clock"January 7, 1989 (1989-01-07)

A rich man's ambitious trophy-wife (Gwynyth Walsh) murders him for his magical stopwatch. Two street-kids witness the murder, and appeal to Curious Goods for help.

Cursed Antique: A pocket watch that stops time for an hour at 1 a.m. (the 13th hour), allowing the user to plunder the motionless world, after the owner kills someone.
3610"Night Hunger"January 14, 1989 (1989-01-14)

Curious Goods neighbor Dominic Fiorno asks the group to help his son Michael, who has been driving in illegal amateur car-races.

Cursed Antique: A silver chain with a blank car key that magically upgrades its owner's car after its dipped in the blood of a run over victim and gives them telepathic control over their car after it wraps itself around their heart.
3711"The Sweetest Sting"January 21, 1989 (1989-01-21)

A beekeeper (Art Hindle) uses a swarm of vampiric bees to provide terminal patients with new bodies, and to extort money and services from them afterwards.

Cursed Antique: A transport beehive which causes the bees to become 'vampires', able to transfer life-force from one person to another by stinging.
3812"The Playhouse"January 28, 1989 (1989-01-28)

Two abused children connected with a mysterious rash of disappearing children.

Cursed Antique: A playhouse that grants children a fantasy world, but they must lure other children into it as prisoners.
3913"Eye of Death"February 4, 1989 (1989-02-04)

Another antique dealer, formerly one of Jack's business rivals, is time-travelling and getting collectable Civil War artifacts straight from the battlefields. While trying to stop him, Ryan becomes trapped in the past.

Cursed Antique: The Eye of Death Civil War Era magic lantern that allows its owner to travel back to the time shown in the slide, requiring a murder for each leg of the trip.
4014"Face of Evil"February 11, 1989 (1989-02-11)

An aging super-model uses the cursed compact to revive her career, at the cost of her competition's lives.

Cursed Antique: The gold compact, lost at the end of "Vanity's Mirror", is found, but now it restores a model's beauty by killing others or mutilating their faces.
4115"Better Off Dead"February 18, 1989 (1989-02-18)

A doctor (Neil Munro) has been abducting prostitutes in order to experiment on them and find a cure for "hyper-violence syndrome". Jack, Micki, and Ryan learn that he is also willing to experiment on women who are not prostitutes.

Cursed Antique: A silver syringe that extracts part of the soul from others, allowing him to temporarily cure his daughter of her hyper-violence, but the "donors" become hyper-violent themselves.
4216"Scarlet Cinema"February 25, 1989 (1989-02-25)

A film student with a thing for werewolf films uses a cursed movie camera to bring the beast to life, and, eventually, to become a werewolf himself.

Cursed Antique: A movie camera that brings film characters to life, and grants wishes after the character kills three people.
4317"The Mephisto Ring"April 15, 1989 (1989-04-15)

An indebted gambler (Denis Forest) may have struck it rich with a ring that provides betting tips at the cost of a person's life.

Cursed Antique: A 1919 World Series ring that predicts the outcome of sporting events after killing someone who puts it on.

Villain(s) and Fate(s): Donald Wren, shot to death; Anthony Macklin, killed by the ring.
4418"A Friend to the End"April 22, 1989 (1989-04-22)

While Micki and Ryan track down a sculptor who turns her models into stone statues, Micki's lonely nephew finds a new, dangerous playmate.

Cursed Antique: A stone fragment called the Shard of Medusa that turns people to stone, and a child's coffin that resurrects a dead child, but the child must kill to stay alive.
4519"The Butcher"April 29, 1989 (1989-04-29)

Jack's past comes back to haunt him in the form of a resurrected Nazi officer (Nigel Bennett) whom he killed and must kill again.

Cursed Antique: The silver Thule Amulet, which allows a Nazi criminal to resurrect a dead warrior and communicate telepathically with him.
4620"Mesmer's Bauble"May 6, 1989 (1989-05-06)

A lonely man uses a cursed bauble to get close to a beautiful popular singer (Vanity). Very, very close.

Cursed Antique: A hypnotist's crystal bauble that grants wishes after it is used to kill a hypnotized victim.
4721"Wedding in Black"May 13, 1989 (1989-05-13)

The Devil (Satan) sends three dead souls back into the living world, with orders to lure Ryan, Micki, and Jack out of it.

Cursed Antique: A snow globe that traps its victims in a fantasy landscape. Though magical, it is technically not one of the cursed antiques and is destroyed.
4822"Wedding Bell Blues"May 20, 1989 (1989-05-20)

With help from Johnny Ventura, Micki hunts down a hexed pool cue, which is being used by someone with terrible taste in love.

Cursed Antique: A cue stick that grants unbeatable skill at pool after it is used to kill someone.
4923"The Maestro"May 27, 1989 (1989-05-27)

Jack's niece comes to town to dance for a prestigious choreographer (Colm Feore), whose dancers seem prone to suicide and deadly accidents.

Cursed Antique: A Victorian symphonia (music box) that provides new choreographic material, but kills the dancers in the process.
5024"The Shaman’s Apprentice"June 3, 1989 (1989-06-03)

A Native American doctor uses a magic rattle to cure terminally ill patients, and to kill people who disrespect his Shamanist faith.

Cursed Antique: A Native American shaman's ceremonial rattle that can cure any disease, but only after it is used to kill.

Villain and Fate: Dr. John Whitecloud, presumably dragged off into the afterlife.
5125"The Prisoner"June 10, 1989 (1989-06-10)

An invisible burglar kills Johnny's father, and sets Johnny up as the killer. While in prison awaiting trial, Johnny recognizes the murderer (by smell).

Cursed Antique: A Japanese kamikaze pilot jacket that renders the wearer invisible after it is smeared with blood from a murder victim.
5226"Coven of Darkness"June 17, 1989 (1989-06-17)

Uncle Lewis' old witches coven wants a powerful witch's ladder that will enhance their powers, and they hex Ryan to get it for them.

Cursed Antique: A witch's ladder that can greatly enhances the owner's magic powers. Also a sculptor's tool that enchants victims by shaping their likeness in clay.

Season 3 (1989–90)[edit]

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TitleOriginal air date
531"The Prophecies (Part 1)"October 7, 1989 (1989-10-07)

Jack heads to France to investigate strange events that are connected to a prophecy that will bring about the anti-christ.

Cursed Antique: One of three Books of Lucifer that makes the prophecies written in it real. Though magical, it is not one of Vendredi's antiques.
542"The Prophecies (Part 2)"October 7, 1989 (1989-10-07)

Ryan has been turned into a servant of the devil and the only hope he has is a young girl who believes in God's love.

Cursed Antique: One of three Books of Lucifer that makes the prophecies written in it real. Though magical, it is not one of Vendredi's antiques.
553"Demon Hunter"October 14, 1989 (1989-10-14)

A family of ex-cultists is being hunted by a demon, and they have tracked paranormal activity right to the shop.

Cursed Antique: A golden ritual dagger that allows one to summon a demon.

Villain(s) and Fate(s): Bonnie Cassidy, stabbed with the dagger; Ahriman, sent back to Hell.
564"Crippled Inside"October 21, 1989 (1989-10-21)

While fleeing from a gang-assault, a girl is hit by a car and paralyzed. She then uses a magical wheelchair to reverse her paralysis and to kill her assailants.

Cursed Antique: A wheelchair that heals crippling neurotraumatic injuries by killing others, and projects a dangerous ghostly double of the owner.
575"Stick It in Your Ear"October 28, 1989 (1989-10-28)

A stage-performer with a bad mind-reading act acquires telepathic powers and murderous compulsions.

Cursed Antique: A hearing aid that allows the wearer to read minds, but the thoughts build up and must be transferred to another person, killing them.

Villain and Fate: Adam Cole, killed by the absorbed thoughts.
586"Bad Penny"November 11, 1989 (1989-11-11)

A crooked cop finds the hexed coin and uses it for his own ends until Johnny steals it and uses it to restore his father to life. Meanwhile, the coin's return has Micki terrified.

Cursed Antique: The coin of Zioclese from season two.
597"Hate on Your Dial"November 18, 1989 (1989-11-18)

Johnny carelessly sells a cursed car radio to the brother of a racist man. The racist travels back in time and tries to prevent his father, a member of "The Klan," from being convicted of murder.

Cursed Antique: A 1954 Chevy car radio that allows time travel when it is smeared with blood.

Villain and Fate: Ray Pierce, burned alive by "The Klan".
608"Night Prey"November 25, 1989 (1989-11-25)

A vampire hunter steals a golden cross that kills vampires, in order to get revenge on the vampire that turned his wife into a vampire.

Cursed Antique: The Cross of Fire, which can destroy vampires after the owner kills someone with a blade hidden in the cross.
619"Femme Fatale"December 2, 1989 (1989-12-02)

An aging director (Gordon Pinsent) frolics with the female lead character from one of his classic noir movies, who convinces him to kill his wife.

Cursed Antique: A 16 mm movie print that releases a character for the duration of the film, as long as a live person takes their place in the deadly action.

Villain(s) and Fate(s): Desmond Williams, shot; Glenda, burned.
6210"Mightier Than the Sword"January 20, 1990 (1990-01-20)

An author (Colm Feore) gets rich by turning innocent people into homicidal maniacs, and writing true-crime thrillers about them. While tracking him, Micki becomes his next victim.

Cursed Antique: A fountain pen that injects people with 'evil' that forces them to do whatever the owner writes.

Villain and Fate: Alex Dent, slashed with a razor by Micki.
6311"Year of the Monkey"January 27, 1990 (1990-01-27)

A samurai instructor offers the group the return of a cursed tea set if they help him retrieve three cursed monkey statues.

Cursed Antique: A set of statuettes of the three wise monkeys that tests the honor of their owner and his heirs. Though magical, they are technically not Vendredi's antiques. Also a Japanese tea set that turns ordinary tea into poison.
6412"Epitaph for a Lonely Soul"February 3, 1990 (1990-02-03)

A mortician (Neil Munro), desperate for companionship, acquires a tool that brings back the dead. When he resurrects a young woman, her fiance seeks help from the shop.

Cursed Antique: A mortician's aspirator that drains the life from one person and then transfers it to a dead body, bringing it back to life.
6513"Midnight Riders"February 10, 1990 (1990-02-10)

Jack, Micki, and Johnny visit a small town haunted by the evil ghosts of bikers who were wrongly accused of rape and lynched. Meanwhile, Jack meets his father for the first time in years.

Cursed Antique: None.
6614"Repetition"February 17, 1990 (1990-02-17)

A newspaper columnist goes mad after running over a girl, and kills a series of people, each in order to resurrect the previous victim. Episode written by Jennifer Lynch.

Cursed Antique: A cameo pendant that resurrects the previous wearer if someone else wearing it is killed.
6715"The Long Road Home"February 24, 1990 (1990-02-24)

After recovering a cursed charm in another city, Micki and Johnny run into a family of nasty rural degenerates while driving home.

Cursed Antique: A small yin-yang charm that enables the owner to transfer their consciousness into the body of someone they've killed.
6816"My Wife as a Dog"March 3, 1990 (1990-03-03)

A firefighter (Denis Forest) in the middle of a drawn-out divorce uses a cursed leash to turn his wife into a dog, and his dog into his wife.

Cursed Antique: The Aboriginal Leash of Dreams that makes its owner's dream come true after they strangles others with it.
6917"Jack-in-the-Box"March 5, 1990 (1990-03-05)

After her father is murdered, a young girl uses a jack-in-the-box to exact revenge and to see her father's spirit.

Cursed Antique: The Drowned Sailor jack-in-the-box that allows its owner to see the spirit of her dead father after it drowns people.

Villain(s) and Fate(s): Megan Garrett, stopped from committing suicide; Mike Reilly, drowned.
7018"Spirit of Television"March 12, 1990 (1990-03-12)

The trio investigates a terminally ill psychic (Marj Dusay) whose celebrity clients are all getting killed in "accidents" involving television sets.

Cursed Antique: An old television that summons the spirits of the deceased that kill those who wronged them, then it prolongs its owners life.
7119"The Tree of Life"March 19, 1990 (1990-03-19)

A grieving mother claims that an all-female cult is keeping her daughter as their own.

Cursed Antique: A Druidic fertility (Cernunnos) idol, that guarantees the birth of fraternal twins of the opposite gender at the cost of the father's life.
7220"The Charnel Pit"March 26, 1990 (1990-03-26)

A history professor (Vlasta Vrána) sends Micki back in time into the dungeons of the Marquis de Sade (Neil Munro), who shows her new ways to enjoy life.

Cursed Antique: A double sided painting that acts as a time portal when it is touched by blood. One person is sent to the past alive and another person, carrying gifts, is sent forward dead.

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