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Effie Boyle was a journalist from The Sentinel newspaper.[1] After her death, Maladie steals her identity and uses the persona of Effie Boyle to defend the Touched on The Clarion and observe her own trial.[2]

Biography

In 1899, Detective Frank Mundi is called down into the underground tunnels to investigate Effie's death,[2] then an unidentifiable woman. Her corpse has marks of stabbing and rat bites. There's a message written in blood on a nearby wall: "Behol my works for I am the Angle of Death." However, Detective Mundi doesn't believe the message is Maladie's work, reasoning that she can spell correctly. He asks the foreman who moved the body, claiming that someone wrote the message in hopes of framing Maladie for the murder. Mundie orders for every worker to be checked for blood on their nails and clothes. He then grabs the foreman and demands to know how exactly he altered the crime scene.[3]

Maladie, who indeed killed her,[2] assumes Effie's identity to write articles for The Clarion newspaper in defense of the Touched.[1][2] She also visits Inspector Mundi to ask about the investigation of Mary Brighton's death.[1] Finally, Maladie uses this disguise to sneak into the execution of Clara Stowe, who in turn is disguised as Maladie. Inspector Mundi notices this and takes the "unknown" tunnel victim's file and fills her name: "Effie Boyle." Meanwhile, throws away the glasses, fake teeth, breast padding, facial prosthetic, and blond wig she wore in her disguise.[2]

Behind the scenes

  • When Maladie assumes Effie's identity, Amy Manson is credited under the alias Margaret Tuttle.

Appearances

The Nevers: Season 1
"Touched"
appears
"Exposure"
absent
"Ignition"
absent
"Undertaking"
mention
"Hanged"
mention
"True"
absent
Episode 7
upcoming
Episode 8
upcoming
Episode 9
upcoming
Episode 10
upcoming
Episode 11
upcoming
Episode 12
upcoming

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 The Nevers — "Undertaking". HBO, May 2, 2021.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 The Nevers — "Hanged". HBO, May 9, 2021.
  3. The Nevers — "Touched". HBO, April 11, 2021.
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