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S1E10 - The Grace Hypothesis

Episode Notes

Content Warning: Forced family separation, parental loss, scratchy sci- fi effects

Episode 10: The Grace Hypothesis

Teen genius, Astrid Grace, is faced with a difficult decision. Continue her mother's research into the nature of our reality, or risk the persecution of the government and the disappointment of her father.

This episode was written by Peter DeGiglio, edited by Mark Zurek and directed by Elsbeth Denman

Astrid was played by Mia Christo

Hal was played by Jim Yue

Claire was played by Teresa Hui

The State Agent was played by Peter DeGiglio

The Narrator was played by Mark Zurek

Dark Valley is produced and edited by Elsbeth Denman

This podcast is recorded under a SAG-AFTRA Collective Bargaining Agreement.

It is made possible by the generous support of our patrons at Patreon.com. including: Ryan Astheimer, James Malloy, Joshua Denman, Calie Ann, Honey Brea, Joshua Ryan, Maryann Mengak, Ryan Boelter, Charlotte and Peter, Madeline Denman, Marcia Mandel, Elaine Gibson, Brett McLaughlin and Michael Bowman.

"Chalk My Cue" is by Peter J. Schmidt

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S1E9 - Where Have You Been, Scott Thomas?

Episode Notes

Content Warning: Lost child/ sibling, grief, family trauma, and sound effects of bones crunching

Episode 9: Where Have You Been, Scott Thomas?

The Thomas family is overjoyed when their runaway son and brother, Scott, finally returns home. If only it were him.

This episode was written by Mark Zurek and directed by Elsbeth Denman

Ian and Scott were played by Ryan Halsaver

Courtney was played by Brianna Eckhardt

Jeremy was played by Aaron Catano - Saez

Laura was played by Melanie Peterson

The Narrator was played by Mark Zurek

Dark Valley is produced and edited by Elsbeth Denman

This podcast is recorded under a SAG-AFTRA Collective Bargaining Agreement.

It is made possible by the generous support of our patrons at Patreon.com. including: Ryan Astheimer, James Malloy, Joshua Denman, Calie Ann, Honey Brea, Joshua Ryan, Maryann Mengak, Ryan Boelter, Charlotte and Peter, Madeline Denman, Marcia Mandel, Elaine Gibson, Brett McLaughlin and Michael Bowman.

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S1E8 - Try Again

Try Again

Episode Notes

Content Warning: Gaslighting, alcohol and a car accident

Episode 8: Try Again

After a night out with an old friend, Zach Fuller comes home to an angry wife and he can't seem to escape the feeling, that he's been here before.

This episode was written by Mark Zurek and directed by Elsbeth Denman

Zach was played by Byron Hagan

Morgan was played by Eva Ding

Jamie was played by Elizabeth Ann Rimar

Doctor was played by Jesse Singleton

The Narrator was played by Mark Zurek

Dark Valley is produced and edited by Elsbeth Denman

This podcast is recorded under a SAG-AFTRA Collective Bargaining Agreement.

It is made possible by the generous support of our patrons at Patreon.com. including: Ryan Astheimer, Charlie Neal, James Malloy, Joshua Denman, Calie Ann, Honey Brea, Joshua Ryan, Maryann Mengak, Ryan Boelter, Charlotte and Peter, Madeline Denman and Michael Bowman.

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S1E7 - Sabrina

Episode Notes

Episode 7: Sabrina

An unusual caller surprises radio DJ, Sabrina Becker, with intimate knowledge of her life before fame.

This episode was written by Mark Zurek and directed by Elsbeth Denman

Sabrina and Bree were played by Monique Sanchez

The Narrator was played by Mark Zurek

Dark Valley is produced and edited by Elsbeth Denman

This podcast is recorded under a SAG-AFTRA Collective Bargaining Agreement.

It is made possible by the generous support of our patrons at Patreon.com. including: Ryan Astheimer, Charlie Neal, James Malloy, Joshua Denman, Calie Ann, Honey Brea, Joshua Ryan, Maryann Mengak, Ryan Boelter, Charlotte and Peter, Madeline Denman and Michael Bowman.

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Sound credit: "retro polysynth loop.wav" by zagi2 via freesound.org

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S1E6 - We're All Friends Here

Episode Notes

Content Warning: Disordered eating of a child, a hospital rehab, siren type alarm (sound effect)

Episode 6: We're All Friends Here

Kristen Bryers and Jenna Green head to their daughter’s school after an incident, only to find that 6 year-old Zoe has made a secret friend.

This episode was written and directed by Mark Zurek.

Kristen was played by Rachel Faison

Jenna was played by Cara Picone

Mr. Hoffman was played by Gerrard James

Zoe was played by Cole Whitmore

Dr. Ng was played by Si Chen

The Narrator was played by Mark Zurek

Dark Valley is produced and edited by Elsbeth Denman

This podcast is recorded under a SAG-AFTRA Collective Bargaining Agreement.

It is made possible by the generous support of our patrons at Patreon.com. including: Ryan Astheimer, Charlie Neal, James Malloy, Joshua Denman, Calie Ann, Sylva, Honey Brea, Joshua Ryan, Maryann Mengak, Charlotte and Peter, Madeline Denman and Michael Bowman.

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S1E5 - The Many Wounds of Gwen Miller

Episode Notes

Content Warning: Manipulation, Gaslighting, and tension building sound effects.

Episode 5: The Many Wounds of Gwen Miller

Gwen and Erin Miller have always had each other’s best interests at heart, but like sisters often do, they disagree on who knows best. They are about to discover the delicate line between a helping hand and a leash.

This episode was written by Mark Zurek and directed by Elsbeth Denman

Gwen was played by Mary McNulty

Erin was played by Claire Liu

Mike was played by Ryan Hemstock

The Clerk was played by James Malloy

Phyllis was played by Jane Mandel

The Narrator was played by Mark Zurek

Dark Valley is produced and edited by Elsbeth Denman

Special thanks to our Guest Editor, James Malloy

This podcast is recorded under a SAG-AFTRA Collective Bargaining Agreement.

It is made possible by the generous support of our patrons at Patreon.com. including: Ryan Astheimer, Charlie Neal, James Malloy, Joshua Denman, Calie Ann, Sylva, Honey Brea, Joshua Ryan, Maryann Mengak, Charlotte and Peter, Madeline Denman and Michael Bowman.

Opening Music by https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-IZceGNQFEc

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S1E4 - The Way We Were

Episode Notes

The Way We Were Credits

Episode 4: The Way We Were

While Maggie Perez may be excited to see her daughter Lexi off to college, her husband Oscar feels differently. Little does this family of three realize just how far behind schedule his inability to accept the present will set them.

This episode was written by Mark Zurek and directed by Elsbeth Denman

Oscar was played by Victor Almanzar

Maggie was played by Francesca Nong

Lexi was played by Rose Hahn

Jack was played by Charlie Aleman

The Narrator was played by Mark Zurek

Dark Valley is produced and edited by Elsbeth Denman

This podcast is recorded under a SAG-AFTRA Collective Bargaining Agreement.

It is made possible by the generous support of our patrons at Patreon.com. including: Ryan Astheimer, Charlie Neal, James Malloy, Joshua Denman, Calie Ann, Sylva, Honey Brea, Joshua Ryan, Maryann Mengak, Charlotte and Peter, Madeline Denman and Michael Bowman.

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S1E3 - The Ultulu Anomaly

Ultulu Anomaly Credits

Content Warning: repetitive sound effects

Episode 3: The Ultulu Anomaly

In their long months aboard the Coalition Starship Emvue, the crew of 4 has grown numb to the potential danger of their current station. But they are about to discover, history can be no indicator when it comes to the anomaly they monitor.

This episode was written and directed by Mark Zurek

Captain Clark was played by Peter DeGiglio

Bannon was played by Emily Buza

Stripe was played by Scott Paladin

Lanski was played by Corvyn Appleby

The Narrator was played by Mark Zurek

Dark Valley is produced and edited by Elsbeth Denman

This podcast is recorded under a SAG-AFTRA Collective Bargaining Agreement.

It is made possible by the generous support of our patrons at Patreon.com. including: Ryan Astheimer, Charlie Neal, James Malloy, Joshua Denman, Calie Ann, Sylva, Honey Brea, Joshua Ryan, Maryann Mengak, Charlotte and Peter, Madeline Denman and Michael Bowman.

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Sound Clip Credits: "UI Confirmation Alert, A3.wav" by InspectorJ (www.jshaw.co.uk) of Freesound.org

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S1E2 - The Hooded Man

The Hooded Man

___Content Warning_** : stalking and obsession

Episode 2 - The Hooded Man

Everyone has had a feeling of being watched from time to time. Many have experienced the unwelcome, uncomfortable attention of a stranger. Bianca swears there's a man intent on following her every move; a man whose only attribute is the dark hood he wears.

This episode was written by Mark Zurek.

It was directed by Elsbeth Denman

Bianca was played by Yhá Mourhia Wright

Liz was played by Cindy Chu

AJ was played by Christian Victoria Allen

Officer Wilson was played by Cole Whitmore

The Narrator was played by Mark Zurek

Dark Valley is produced and edited by Elsbeth Denman

This podcast is recorded under a SAG-AFTRA Collective Bargaining Agreement.

It is made possible by the generous support of our patrons at Patreon.com. including: Ryan Astheimer, Charlie Neal, James Malloy, Honey Brea, Joshua Ryan, Maryann Mengak, Madeline Denman and Michael Bowman.

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S1E1 - Hotel Merit

Hotel Merit

Content Warning car accident, loss of a parent, and suicide.

This isn't the first time Jason and Sam have checked in to a hotel while on a business trip. However, the rooms of Hotel Merit are wholly unlike any other hotel rooms, providing opportunities neither Jason nor Sam ever expected to have again.

Episode 1 , Hotel Merit This episode was written by Mark Zurek

It was directed by Mark Zurek

Sam was Played by Geoffrey Hymers

Jason was played by Ben Dawson

Sam’s Mom was played by Shelby Rebecca Wong

Alex was played by Grant Emerson Harvey

Woman was played by Gabriela Aleman

The Clerk and Phone were played by Elsbeth Denman

The Narrator was played by Mark Zurek

Script editing by Geoffrey Hymers

Dark Valley is produced and edited by Elsbeth Denman

This podcast is recorded under a SAG-AFTRA Collective Bargaining Agreement.

It is made possible by the generous support of our patrons at Patreon.com. including: Ryan Astheimer, Charlie Neal, James Malloy, Honey Brea, Joshua Ryan, Maryann Mengak, Madeline Denman and Michael Bowman.

Sound Clip Credits: "Rain, Car Interior, A.wav" by InspectorJ (www.jshaw.co.uk) of Freesound.org "Footsteps, Puddles, C.wav" by InspectorJ (www.jshaw.co.uk) of Freesound.org "Bell, Counter, A.wav" by InspectorJ (www.jshaw.co.uk) of Freesound.org

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