Imagine if you will that you are possessed by a demon. Now, imagine that this demon, while being very strong and powerful, is convincing you that it is the person that you love the most in the world. If you can, imagine now that very demon is also twisting your memories and convincing you that you are remembering things incorrectly and that the people who are trying to help you are actually the ones causing you so much pain and trying to rip you apart from the person you love the most. Would you be strong enough to fight it, or would you succumb to its seductive ways? That’s what Marcus and Tomas are fighting in this week’s episode.
The exorcism has started and Marcus and Tomas are facing an uphill battle. Nikki is twisting Andy’s memories and manipulating them to her favor. throughout the episode Marcus and Tomas are trying to get Andy to tell them when the demon first came to Andy and through memories and flashbacks we get a sense of when the trouble started for Andy and his family. As the episode progresses, however, some of those same memories begin to change and Andy is trying to figure out what is right and what isn’t. What this show does so well is that it shows the manipulation and trickery that demons use to get inside someone’s mind; other shows and movies will just have the person get possessed, but not show the details as to how this happened in the first place.
John Cho was amazing again. He carried the episode on his shoulders with him being in the entire thing and them not relying on our heroes as much. The other all star was Alicia Witt, who plays Nikki (and the demon), Andy’s deceased wife. She was so good this week. She had me legitimately freaked out a few times, though she was also very sweet and subtle when she had to.
My favorite scene from this week was when Nikki began to convince Andy that Marcus and Tomas weren’t actually trying to help him and that they were there to hurt him. Seeing those two looking so scary and demon-y was so unsettling to see. Right from the beginning of that scene when you are looking at the two of them and they both have their backs to the camera, you know some shit is about to go down.
This was a fun episode. I think I would rate it an 8.5/10. Seeing the memories and how they would be different each time we went to them was a lot of fun and it’s great to see our guys getting to do what they do best.
There is no episode this week, but it will be back for on December 1st and will play the final three episodes of the season. From everything I have read, the final few episodes will be just as intense as the last few have been. I personally cannot wait.
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