A young couple named Jane Van Veen and Henry Martin move to New York City, where they accept jobs working for mysterious hotel magnate Gavin Doran and his wife Olivia. The Dorans own a beautiful downtown apartment building called The Drake. Henry and Jane quickly begin to get sucked in by their new posh lifestyles, that is until Jane starts having frightening supernatural experiences.
While renovating an apartment in The Drake, Jane makes a horrifying discovery about the building's abilities. Meanwhile, Henry faces an ethical quandary, Gavin fixes a lovelorn tenant up with a business associate of his, and married Drake resident Brian tries to resist the physical temptations of his sultry neighbor Alexis.
Jane begins seeing the apparition of a little girl beckoning to her in the basement, but the ghost disappears whenever she gets close. Meanwhile, Gavin gives Henry the hard sell on getting into local politics. A struggling writer living at The Drake makes a Faustian deal with Gavin, inadvertently making her murderous fictional creation a reality.
Songs: Lana Del Rey
-- Blue Jeans (Gesaffelstein Remix), The M.I.D.S. -- Golden Eye, Bite The Buffalo -- Hello (Peace Of Mind), Julia Michaels -- Pancake, Dawn Mitschele -- The Queen, Gold Fields -- The Woods
Henry learns that Gavin is being investigated by his boss for illegal real estate dealings, forcing him to choose either his job or his friendship. Meanwhile, Jane realizes Nona is the one stealing people's things, and makes her return the items. Before she goes, Nona has a premonition that Henry will be murdered at a party, and Jane resolves to stop it from happening.
It's time for the annual Halloween celebration at The Drake, but a series of bizarre events leads to Jane spending the holiday running for her life from a homicidal spirit. Elsewhere, Gavin and Olivia receive threatening messages, and Brian suspects Louise of cheating on him with her handsome doctor.
Songs: White Zombie
-- I'm Your Boogie Man (Sex On The Rocks Mix), Chromatics -- Into The Black, Shotgun Radio -- Jade, Ian Vidovic -- Miracles, The Gutter Twins
-- The Stations
The aftermath of the Dorans' Halloween party leaves everyone with an emotional and psychological hangover. Jane, traumatized by the terror she experienced, is even more devastated by the lack of support not only from the detectives investigating the case, but from Henry, leading to repercussions in their relationship. Meanwhile, Dr. Evans, who suffers from a gambling addiction, becomes beholden to Gavin in order to pay off a large debt. Finally, Gavin tracks down the person responsible for endangering Olivia and stealing his property, and is determined to end the trouble or risk losing The Drake and everything he owns. And in one horrifying moment, Jane pieces together how is she is connected to the history of the building.
Henry's political career continues to rise when he receives a special commendation from the Mayor for his heroic actions. However his exultation is tempered by Jane's ever-changing mood about staying at The Drake, where she no longer feels safe. Meanwhile, Jane discovers that both Nona and her missing grandmother, Lottie Clark, have mysterious connections to the building; Brian determines that Alexis has been duplicitous when it comes to Louise and her "affair" with Dr. Evans; and back at the hospital, the good doctor learns the unethical terms of his payback to Gavin in exchange for his help. Finally, Jane and Nona discover one of The Drake's ultimate secrets as they search for Lottie - a secret that will change Jane's life forever.
POLIÇA -- Lay Your Cards Out, Promise and the Monster -- Spine, The Manhattans
-- Til You Come Back To Me
Jane disappears without a trace, forcing a despondent Henry to worry for her safety and sanity. When she suddenly pops up in the middle of Times Square dazed and confused and is taken to a hospital for observation, Jane discovers that a horrible fate may be waiting for her there. Meanwhile, Gavin has Victor Shaw held captive in The Drake's boiler room with Kandinsky torturing him to give up the location of the red box. Shaw, however, shockingly reveals to Gavin his knowledge of what really happened to his daughter, Sasha, and threatens to tell Olivia. Finally, to Brian's dismay, he discovers that unless he is with Alexis, his creativity vanishes.
Jane is hurled back in time to October 1927 by the mysterious Maris Elder, who hypnotizes her in an effort to find out where she disappeared down the spiral staircase. Her time travel adventures unlock secrets long hidden in Peter Kramer's apartment, where his wife was murdered, and shows Jane that her family has a dark legacy that's tangled with The Drake's history. Meanwhile, Gavin talks to Henry about the possibility of becoming a city councilman, but his chances may be destroyed by the leak of some sensitive personal information. And in a shocking revelation, Sasha's identity is exposed.
Jane's disturbing dreams keep fusing with reality, but many Drake residents have reason to celebrate. Gavin and Olivia are thrilled and grateful that Sasha (a.k.a., Laurel Harris) has returned; Olivia connects Louise with a great opportunity to work for a top magazine, and Brian is close to making a deal with a producer for his play. Meanwhile, Alexis' overwhelming guilt over her indiscretion with Brian drives her to find an escape clause in her deal with Gavin. Finally, the Dorans plan a big kick-off fund raiser to introduce Henry into the political world, and Jane, propelled by her dreams, visits an ancient Harlan Moore to learn more about Peter Kramer's journal and The Drake's history.
Sasha/Laurel Harris lays out her plan to get Henry elected, which includes his speaking at the Dorans' local church. She secretly offers Father Douglas a disturbing arrangement to rid himself of the demons who have tormented him since being tempted to open Gavin's red box. Meanwhile an enigmatic new tenant who may have ulterior motives moves into the Drake. Brian is still upset with Louise for her relapse into substance abuse while, simultaneously, Alexis plots her revenge on Louise after she discovers they've crossed paths in the past. Finally, Sasha and her parents have a bizarre showdown.
Who or what is the "conspiratii"? When Jane tries to crack the meaning of this mysterious word that keeps popping up in Peter Kramer's journal, a secretive Detective Cooper shockingly reveals his part in the shadowy group. Jane agrees to be their eyes and ears at The Drake, but Gavin is one step ahead of her. Meanwhile, Henry tries to track down Jane's estranged father to surprise her at a splashy engagement party Olivia is throwing them. Jane and Henry spend a magic night at the Dorans' party, while on another floor there is no love lost between Alexis and Louise when they have a final face-off and Louise learns the true depth of Alexis' hate for her.
Brian and Louise are discussing what to do with Alexis's body. Henry refuses to get into dirty politics. Jane's father returns to the Drake and tries to take her away at gunpoint.