Deep breath, deep breath, George is back. Okay, now that I got that out the way, did you see Evil episode 2? If you haven’t, go watch. Like right now. There is so much to unpack in this episode, so remember to check out my video reaction on Twitter @SkylahAnari. So, let’s get into this.
First off, what is Leland exactly?! I know David said he is a demon, but are we talking a possession is going on? Because the man (demon) has a day job!!! If you ignore the truly disturbing things he says, you really want to giggle and ask who does his taxes. But then he says some very twisted things that make you want to punch him in the face. Thank you, David. Can we address the fact that Leland is the demon but he is the demon we know but can’t see and George is the demon we see and terrifies the h…out of me. But really when you think about it, Leland is the more dangerous one. Because he is hidden. Talk about speaking to the truth of the twistedness of humanity, the demons look like us.
There were some high notes, the examination of a miracle; I do love when the good person comes back to life. This tackles that intersection that is being asked from the beginning: Where is the religion and where is the science? In this episode there was another evil that you see, that puts some things in order; the biases and inherent racism that plagues our country still. This conversation about how black women are cared for in comparison to white women in the same situation. So, though we have seen internal evil in the first episode, we are getting a glimpse at another evil; the social evil of racism.
Next week is supposed to bring John Glover, who I adore, to join our talented cast of Colter, Herbers, Mandvi and Emerson for a view of the next evil. Please tell me no George. Please. Either way, are you ready?