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"Seriously Maudie? The mad professor is obviously a boy, had you even seen the movie?"
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"The Case of the Incredible Fortune Teller" is the 18th episode of the second season of The InBESTigators, and the 38th overall.

Synopsis

Ezra and Ava's friendship is tested when Ramona's fortune telling predictions come between them during the Coins for a Cure fundraiser.

Plot

Cast & Characters

Actor Character
Abby Bergman Ava Andrikides
Anna Cooke Maudie Miller
Aston Droomer Ezra Banks
Jamil Smyth-Secka Kyle Kilmson
Lily Hall Ramona
Clarke Richards Mr. Barker
Roy Marshall Small Boy
Maria Angelico Miss Tan
Zakaria Rahhali Mario
Zac Mineo James

Features

Locations

Events

Groups

Report Details

Characters

Crime Details

Victim(s)

Name Crime
Ezra Banks They were in conflict over Ramona's fortune telling stall, especially since Ava believed Ramona was a real psychic, while Ezra thought she was a fraud.
Ava Andrikides

Culprit

Name Motive
Ramona Ramona wanted to have at least one tent to help her out in the storage room, so, to pretend to be a real fortune teller, she took the photos from each page of Ava's event book.

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Trivia

  • This is the second episode in which a fundraiser appears, being seen for the first time in the previous one.
  • Ezra again mentions his uncle Keith, while giving Ramona the suggestion of being a psychic, since one was seen on his uncle's 40th birthday, which may possibly be his current age.
  • It is revealed that Ava uses a notebook of future events, the purpose of which is to write down future events of the people she knows.
  • An unknown character is seen for the second time, which is called "Small Boy", seen when Ava was in conflict with Ezra in Maudie's tent.

Cultural References

  • The machine Ezra uses in his tent is a van de graaff generator, which makes the hair stand on end when it touches the dome.
  • The flags seen in the episode during the Coins for a Cure fundraiser are similar to the flags used on the Brazilian holiday São João.
  • Maudie demonstrates using clothes similar to those that baker Jacques Torres uses in the baking series Nailed It.
  • The personality that Ezra demonstrates by disagreeing with Ava that Ramona is a real psychic is similar to an episode of Avatar: The Last Airbender, in which he seems similar to Sokka in disagreeing that a psychic in a small town makes correct predictions and stays determined to prove that she is wrong.
  • The episode makes reference to Machado de Assis' short story A Cartomante, because the conflict between Ezra and Ava makes them similar to the characters Camilo and Rita, where the first disagrees that the fortune teller is real, while Rita demonstrates the opposite of that.
    • In addition, Ramona acts as an impostor throughout the episode as well as the fortune teller, as she manages to deceive both Ezra and Ava.
  • Ramona mentions the term glamping, which is a type of camp quite different from the traditional camp, due to the fact that tourists reside in resorts.
  • The conclusion of the episode makes reference to another account by Machado de Assis, entitled Adão e Eva, due to the fact that Ezra and Ava have different opinions, makes a reference to the opinion of one of the characters in relation to the story of Adam and Eve, concluding that the people do not always have opinions similar to others.

Continuity

References

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