“Blackstone” (APTN) was renewed for a 4th TV season with an 8 episode order 2014. “First Nations” fans can now watch the Canadian TV series in the United States over at the website called, “Hulu.” The first three TV seasons are streaming online there. You have to be a member of “Hulu” to watch because the show is for mature audiences only.
“Blackstone” stars a dominant “first nations” aboriginal cast. Here are 8 characters, Carmen Moore (Leona Stoney), Eric Schweig (Andy Fraser), Steven Cree Molison (Daryl Fraser), Michelle Thrush (Gail Stoney), Nathaniel Arcand (Victor Merasty), Andrea Menard (Debbie Fraser), Trevor Duplessis (Greg Nepoose) & Justin Rain (Alan Fraser).
This is a rewind back to season 1, episode 8 called, “Push Pull Twist Turn” which aired on March 15, 2011. It opened with Alan Fraser waking up in his bed. His father is Andy the re-elected Band Chief. He goes to the bathroom to find his grandfather lying on the floor bleeding from the head.
Leona returns to Blackstone after she left behind her white boyfriend Chris. She goes up to Andy & gives her condolences over the death of his father. Alan tells his girlfriend Sheila that there will be a wake for his grand-dad. He is remorseful because no one in his family got along with him. Andy wants to know why Leona started programs down at the Band hall. He wants to stop her from building anything in his community.
Gail has gone back to her job as a hairdresser & she is planting a new garden in front of her home. She is singing a traditional Indian song as Cecil drives up. They talk about Andy & he tells her to speak up because a lot of “first nations” people never do. Andy dissolves the recreation committee & decides to scrap all of Leona's by-laws when she was Chief. He is a control freak, but Leona has better things to do than argue with him. Victor is upset with her for leaving the office. He wants her to fight back.
Leona's drug counseling group talks about the recent 8 “first nations” people who have died from drug or alcohol addictions. Gail shows up & sees Natalie's ghost sitting in the back of the room listening. Leona tells Alan he can come & talk to her whenever he wants. She feels bad for the death of his grandfather. Gail wants to be on the recreation committee, but is informed that Andy wants to dissolve it.
Carla is a high school teen who comes to see Leona. She wants to talk about her future & doing drugs doesn't look like it is working. Meanwhile, Andy's girlfriend stripper makes a pass at his brother Daryl. She wants $10,000 for her condo. Daryl says he likes to share with his brother.
Who will show up at the wake of Andy's father? Will Andy dissolve everything Leona started when she was band Chief? Will the recreation center be controlled by Andy & only him? You can watch “Push Pull Twist Turn” at Hulu.