Monday, November 14, 2016

TV REVIEW: ASH VS THE EVIL DEAD (SEASON TWO, EPISODES SIX AND SEVEN)

TV REVIEW

ASH VS THE EVIL DEAD

SEASON TWO, EPISODES SIX AND SEVEN- "TRAPPED INSIDE & DELUSION"
So much has happened between now and Halloween in the world of Ash Campbell. We were introduced to Baal, the big bad of our story. He poisoned the mind Sheriff Thomas Emery, who has been at odds with Ash and his group all season. Baal gets Thomas and a possible possessed angry mob to Brock's house where Ash and his group are hiding out. They are trying to get whatever is hidden inside Pablo out of him. But they can't really do that to supreme affect with a mob outside, especially when some of them are deadits. This episode sadly lead to the death of Ted Raimi's character Chet. Which killed me. I am not so much a fan of the trend of introducing cool characters on this show and then killing them before we have time to enjoy them. But that has become common procedure on this show.

What I also didn't expect was one of the women on the show being disguised as Baal and him successfully capturing Ash at the end of episode six, leading us into episode seven. The show took an interesting chance on episode seven. We have Ash trapped in some kind of demented mental hospital. Being psychologically tortured by, what we understand to be Baal's minions. He also has this weird puppet stuck to his hand where his chainsaw should be. Clowning with him at every turn. Did anybody ever see Mel Gibson's "The Groundhog?" Similar concept, only condensed to a half-hour and much more demented. This was a quieter episode than we are used to, and kind of what the show needed at this point. Too much cartoonish violence in one sitting. We need an episode to balance everything we already love about this show.

The mental hospital place that Ash is trapped is being manipulated by Baal. We see that right before the credits start rolling. We see that the doctor Ash has supposedly been seeing tells him to destroy a specific monster. All good and well in the land of Ash, right? Except that monster is the one trapped in Pablo.

Do not kill Pablo, "Ash vs Evil Dead."

I can spare you Brock, and I can spare you Chet. But don't you dare kill Pablo

What did everyone else think?

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