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“177 Minutes” — Kristen, David and Ben are called to investigate a supposed miracle when Naomi Clark (Hannah Hodson), a 17-year-old soccer player, comes back to life after she had been declared dead for almost two hours. Also, Kristen meets with her former boss, Lewis Cormier (Danny Burstein), at the Queens District Attorney\’s office where she runs into Leland Townsend, on EVIL, Thursday, Oct. 3 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Pictured (L-R) Katja Herbers as Kristen Bouchard and Mike Colter as David Acosta Photo: ELIZABETH FISHER CBS ©2019 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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?



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Skylah Anari

I am a little weird and I love that. I grew up in Cleveland, Ohio and after 7 years in the military, I moved to LA to become a part of this crazy entertainment world. Having the chance to put my thoughts out on this slice of life is an awesome experience. So, join me on my journey through all this, grab a slice of my weirdness and enjoy the insanity.