Season 1

Nov. 12, 2021

Purple Hyacinth 49: Cruel Curse (with Fwoot and Laura)

Laurens stands in front of her board, looking at the picture of her parent's car outside the station that fateful day. She looks out the window & imagines her parents about to drive off. She slides down uselessly, & a …

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Nov. 6, 2021

Purple Hyacinth 48: Memorable Mistake (with Emma and Fwoot)

Through a series of flashbacks, we encounter Tim Sake playing cards, casting a baleful glance at a man, Kevin Chow, whom we then encounter on the ground, dead. Lauren is assigned to the case, and we see her interrogating Tim …

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Nov. 5, 2021

Purple Hyacinth 47: Foul Foe (with Fwoot and Ocean)

The next day, Lauren is getting dressed, using makeup to hide the marks left by Kieran. She descends the stairs to find an elaborate breakfast with Tristan eating. They engage in some banter, but then Tristan reveals his worr...

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Nov. 4, 2021

Purple Hyacinth 46: Skeptical Spies (with Emma, Fwoot, and Kenny)

Kym and Will are in the office. Kym remembers their argument and makes a show of huffing and puffing. Lukas, enjoying the silence, offers to make coffee for everyone, shocking Will and Kym. Some time passes, and Will decides ...

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Nov. 3, 2021

Purple Hyacinth 45: Misdirected Mission (with Bundin, Firedancer, and…

We open with Kieran standing in the cave, alone and stiff, finally expressing his emotion by screaming and punching the cave wall with such strength that pieces of it dislodge. He and Lauren have very similar reactions. He go...

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Nov. 2, 2021

Purple Hyacinth 44: Culpable Confession (with Fwoot and Inspirashamul)

We see the aftermath of Lauren and Kieran's explosive encounter. Lauren crashes her way through the forest, reliving Kieran's words and actions, pausing at his last statement, a lie. She walks through the streets of Ardhalis,...

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Nov. 1, 2021

Purple Hyacinth 43: Murderous Monster (with Allo, Fwoot, and Vita)

This is THE episode. The darkest episode of them all, the one that must not be named. Be warned. Lauren barges into Kieran's cave, looking murderous. Kieran, of course, prepared, deflects and blurts out some nonsense designed...

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Oct. 15, 2021

Purple Hyacinth 42: Simmering Storm (with Emily and Saucy)

Note: Emily and Saucy Tuggles are experienced Midnight Poppy Land cohosts, and it's a pleasure having them on the Purple Hyacinth podcast to hear their perspective! * Lauren flips out when learning that Kieran killed all of t...

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Oct. 15, 2021

Purple Hyacinth 41: Royal Retaliation (with Fwoot and Rin)

We open with Kym getting dressed, with emphasis placed on her pocketwatch. She picks up a newspaper and its headlines shock her. We transfer to the royal palace, where Dakan Rhymsel, the king's right hand, barges through the ...

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Oct. 7, 2021

Purple Hyacinth 40 - Blood Bath (with Emma and Firedancer)

Lauren leaves the funeral, and Will and Kym continue together to the reception. Will, remembering Kym's reaction to Harvey's death, asks her how she is doing. Kym talks about her feelings of helplessness, but then reverts to ...

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Oct. 7, 2021

The Man Who Laughs: An Explanation of Victor Hugo's The Man Who Laughs

Remember the books Lauren pulls out in Episode 38, in Kieran's apartment? Well, we discuss those books in the Episode 38 chapter, but I took it upon myself to read over 600 pages of Victor Hugo's "The Man Who Laughs," …

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Sept. 24, 2021

Purple Hyacinth 39: Bitter Burial (with Firedancer and Laura)

The APD hosts Harvey's funeral, a somber, snowy event, with Harvey's grandfather heartbroken. Lauren, being a black and white thinker, struggles to have sympathy for Harvey and see any potential explanation for Harvey's choic...

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Sept. 14, 2021

Purple Hyacinth 38: Humble Human (with Bundin, Firedancer, and Fwoot)

Last one from my favorite arc! Lauren wakes up, shocked to find herself in Kieran's home and bed. Ever the detective/nosybody, she explores his home, surprised by how many books he owns. She pulls out several books: The Secre...

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Sept. 13, 2021

Purple Hyacinth 37: Nettlesome Nurse (with Bundin, Firedancer, and Fw…

Another one of my favorite episodes! Kieran brings Lauren to his apartment, which is surprisingly homey and tastefully decorated. While discussing details they'd learned at the tavern, Kieran stitches Lauren up, skillfully an...

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July 25, 2021

Purple Hyacinth 36: Impeached Innocence (with Bundin, Fwoot and Kryst…

With Lauren flat on the ground, Kieran presses his advantage to make the best joke ever. Lauren, being Lauren, insists that she can walk after her three story fall, but unsurprisingly, she can't. Nevertheless, when Kieran sw...

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July 18, 2021

Purple Hyacinth 35: Free Fall (with Bundin, Fwoot, and Krystine)

Flemmings opens the door, enters his room, and, much to sweating Lauren's anxiety, retrieves the documents from under his bed... where Lauren happens to be hiding. He cocks his gun and Lauren thinks she's done for, but luckil...

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July 16, 2021

Purple Hyacinth 34: Baleful Belladonna (with Bundin and Fwoot)

Kieran and Bella engage in a conversation filled with hidden threats, shows of bravado, and vague references. Meanwhile, Lauren is searching for evidence in Flemmings' room, and finds suspicious red stains on his coat, as wel...

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July 11, 2021

Purple Hyacinth 33: Mad Maid (with Fwoot and Laura)

We open on The Lonely Travelers's Inn, where Lauren enters though the employee door in the most amazing getup ever. Kieran, meanwhile, is waiting in the bar, watching Flemmings, when in short order, a bombastic pink-headed wo...

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July 8, 2021

Purple Hyacinth 32: Lonely Lullaby (with Firedancer, Fwoot, and Hadzy)

Kym rushes off, and Hermann makes Lauren give her deposition. We discuss Hermann’s reaction and character and hint: he’s not so bad. We also have a Hermann theory by our theory master, Fwoot. Meanwhile, Will chases after Kym,...

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July 5, 2021

Purple Hyacinth 31: Sordid Surprise (with Fwoot and Krystine)

Will arrives early at the office, only to be surprised (and attacked) by an even earlier Kym, who has arrived to do her much dreaded paperwork. Their third partner, Lauren, joins them, and this surprise catapults a coffee cup...

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June 25, 2021

Purple Hyacinth 30: Sanguinary Snake (with Fwoot and Krystine)

Our freckle-faced Harvey goes back to the APD to do some extra work. Unfortunately for Harvey, he is being followed by an ominous black shadow with red glaring eyes. At the cave, Kieran and Lauren discuss visiting The Lonely ...

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June 12, 2021

Purple Hyacinth 29: Deft Duo (with Fwoot and Krystine)

The APD office is abuzz with news of Lune's success, and Lauren listen on. That night, Lune completes their visit with Colden and the APD moves in to arrest him too. Harvey gets lost and almost stumbles upon Lauren and …

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May 31, 2021

Purple Hyacinth 28: Prying Partner (with Bundin, Firedancer, and Fwoo…

With difficulty, Lauren thanks Kieran for, hm... SAVING HER LIFE. Kieran's first response is a sincere smile (melt), but he quickly turns to teasing. As a thank you, gift, though, Lauren tells him how she can detect lies. The...

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May 28, 2021

Purple Hyacinth 27: Perplexing Paradox (with Bundin, Fwoot, and Lilia)

Lauren is dangling off the roof, about to get killed by an assassin, when another assassin (*her* assassin) chops his head off. Lauren is taken aback, and there's a lot to read in Kieran's expression. A moment later, when Kie...

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May 20, 2021

Purple Hyacinth 26: Thorny Truce (with Bundin and Fwoot)

Kieran grabs Lauren into an alley so they can talk. Pretty quickly, they are at each other's throats, literally. Kieran wants to know what made Lauren explode, and Lauren begrudgingly gives him the tiniest sliver of informati...

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May 15, 2021

Purple Hyacinth 25: Faithful Friend (with Fwoot and Laura)

Lauren and Will chase and apprehend a thief, their past training lending itself to flawless teamwork. Will is reminded of his sick mother, and when Lauren tries to get him to open up, Will reverts back to his usual "I'm …

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May 10, 2021

Purple Hyacinth 24: Deceitful Dream (with Fwoot and Hadzy)

We open with an unusual scene: Lauren in an idyllic blue skied paradise. Dylan appears, and she pursues him and the mysterious thing he possesses. Sadly, their running only leads them off the edge of a cliff, after which Laur...

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May 6, 2021

Purple Hyacinth 23: Aftermath Anger (with Emma, Fwoot, and Shivii)

Kieran bounds along the rooftops, looking highly angry while Lauren looks dead. He ungraciously deposits her on the ground, and Lauren is too disheartened to do more than catch herself against the wall. Kieran yanks his mask ...

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May 3, 2021

Purple Hyacinth 22: Disruptive Discovery (with Fwoot and Shivii)

Kieran continues his interrogation, but then Lauren discovers something shocking in a notebook. The APD enters the Golden Clover, encounters Lady A and the butler, and is about to enter the storage room. Meanwhile Lauren has ...

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April 30, 2021

Purple Hyacinth 21: Tricky Teamwork (with Firedancer, Fwoot, and Meg)

Poor Kieran thought he was trying to seduce Lauren. He wasn't expecting Lauren, and neither was Anslow. Our femme fatale makes her way across the room with confidence, and sits sultrily at the table. It isn't long before she ...

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April 29, 2021

Purple Hyacinth 20: Dancing Devil (with Bundin, Firedancer, and Fwoot)

Poor Hermann. All he wanted was to drink his coffee, but instead he got a mysterious black and gold file. Back at the club, Kieran and Lauren are doing their best to be wealthy socialiates without a care in the …

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April 26, 2021

Purple Hyacinth 19: Laconic Lass (with Bundin and Firedancer)

Lauren and Kieran are in the cave, planning their next move. Kieran genuinely praises her and great banter ensues. They meet on a blue toned evening, Kieran dressed for the occasion and Lauren dressed for maximum suspicion - ...

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April 23, 2021

Purple Hyacinth 18: Lunatic Lovers (with Meg and Vita)

Our trio steps outside the police station, and is immediately met by a sight: an elegant, if somewhat ridiculous, coiffured figure with a lamp in her hair. She has lost her butler, to whom she is apparently devoted. Her devot...

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April 22, 2021

Purple Hyacinth 17: New Nemesis (with Laura and Meg)

The entire office is abuzz with news of McTrevor's arrest. Most people are happy about it, despite Lune's methods - all except one. *** 𝗥𝗲𝗮𝗱 𝗣𝘂𝗿𝗽𝗹𝗲 𝗛𝘆𝗮𝗰𝗶𝗻𝘁𝗵 𝗼𝗻 𝗪𝗲𝗯𝘁𝗼𝗼𝗻:

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April 21, 2021

Purple Hyacinth 16: Persuasive Psychic (with Firedancer and Fwoot)

Lauren takes over the investigation, and uses her special abilities to guide her questions, a skill Kieran unbegrudgingly admires. Taking a page from the Phantom Scythe's book, Lauren uses McTrevor's child to threaten him, s...

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April 14, 2021

Purple Hyacinth 15: Illicit Interrogation (with Emma, Fwoot, and Soli…

Lauren and Kieran interrogate McTrevor, and antics ensue. That's all. *** 𝗥𝗲𝗮𝗱 𝗣𝘂𝗿𝗽𝗹𝗲 𝗛𝘆𝗮𝗰𝗶𝗻𝘁𝗵 𝗼𝗻 𝗪𝗲𝗯𝘁𝗼𝗼𝗻: 𝗦𝘂𝗽𝗽𝗼𝗿𝘁 𝗦𝗼𝗽𝗵𝗶𝘀𝗺 𝗼𝗻 𝗣𝗮𝘁𝗿𝗲𝗼𝗻: https://www....

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April 13, 2021

Purple Hyacinth 14: La Lune (with Emma and Laura)

Hermann completes reading the letter, and Lauren tries to hide a contented smile behind coffee, only to spit it out moments later when Hermann insults its style. March praises the professionalism of the work (go, team!) and H...

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April 12, 2021

Purple Hyacinth 13: Exposing Envelope (with Leslie and Myrna)

Having delivered her missive, Lauren waits anxiously at her desk - so anxiously, in fact, that she fails to notice Kym trying to get her attention. Kym, however, immediately notices Lauren's fatigue. We predict that Kym's per...

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April 11, 2021

Purple Hyacinth 12: Perilous Plan (with Fwoot and Laura)

While sharing information about the Phantom Scythe, Lauren and Kieran engage in both verbal and physical sparring, capable of both sarcasm and open compliments. We learn more about and discuss the Phantom Scythe and their mot...

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April 10, 2021

Purple Hyacinth 11: Hidden Home (with Fwoot and Meg)

In a move of great wisdom and caution, Lauren follows the assassin who just tried to kill her yesterday to an unknown location deep in the woods where no one can hear them. Great. Turns out Kieran lives in a …

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April 9, 2021

Purple Hyacinth 10: Dreadful Deal (with Bundin, Fwoot, and Shivii)

Lauren takes the plunge and meets the assassin on the bridge. We discuss the symbolism of that towards the end. Before she agrees, however, she has some questions. At the point of a gun, by the way. She asks the …

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April 9, 2021

Asura's Bride 11: The End is the Beginning

We begin with the classic warrior departure from the loving Yuwa, and learn that their happiness was short lived. Yuwa is taken home and Ulaan is presumed dead. Yuwa mopes around her home for months, believing Ulaan to be def...

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April 2, 2021

Asura's Bride 10: When Nuttin' Leads to Something (with Darla, Patty,…

Yuwa and Ulaan share a heart to heart about war, which Ulaan takes the wrong way. He questions her motives, and we learn about the Grand Advisor's ultimate plot. Despite his previous anger, Ulaan tells her to respect herself ...

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March 26, 2021

Asura's Bride 9: Unravel (with Myrna)

Our hearts melt like the snow outside as we watch Ulaan and Yuwa get ever closer with tender displays of affection. They share a tender kiss, and all of Ulaan's pretenses of this being normal bathing fall away as he …

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March 23, 2021

Purple Hyacinth 86: Dazzling Demoiselle (with Fwoot and Rin)

What an episode! We open with the Sinclair's New Year's Party. Lauren doesn't seem too keen on parties, but plays the gracious hostess. Stephan and Will come in, looking dashing, and Stefan and Tristan exchange compliments, s...

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March 19, 2021

Asura's Bride 8: Fire and Snow (with Kim and Priya)

Yuwa is worried about Ulaan's shoulder, and insists on bandaging it. They're left alone in a candle lit tent, with a snowstorm whirring around them, and a rose petalled bathtub awaiting. Romantic much??? Ulaan claims this is...

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March 15, 2021

Purple Hyacinth 9: Unexpected Uprising (with Firedancer and Meg)

This episode is crucial for understanding Lauren's reasoning in agreeing to work with Kieran. We continue with the riot scene. The man on the statue hurls insults at the APD, outnumbered by an angry crowd. Our friendly assass...

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March 14, 2021

Purple Hyacinth 8: Challenging Choice (with Hadzy and Meg)

Our perceptive Kym picks up on Lauren's distress over Hermann's chewdown. We learn that Lauren doesn't use her uncle's position as police chief to gain favor, something that doesn't surprise us, given her independent nature. ...

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March 12, 2021

Asura's Bride 7: Here's A War (with Anne Rose, Molly, and Tina)

Alone in the tent, Yuwa contemplates what she has been told about the Northern King, and how it contrasts with what she sees of him. She wonders about her own role or lack thereof in the war, and remembering a …

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March 11, 2021

Purple Hyacinth 7: Burning Burden (with Leslie and Meg)

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