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Evil (2019)

Season 1


Evil (2019) Evil (2019) [Season 1, Episode 1] Pilot
Shown 26 Sep 19

Dr. Kristen Bouchard ( Katja Herbers ) is a psychiatrist who specialises in helping the District Attourney to find suspects mentally fit to stand trial. Her latest target is alleged to be a serial killer, and she accuses him of having anti-social personality disorder. This brings her into conflict with a trainee priest, who suspects that the accused man might be victim of demonic possession.

Like the title character in Medium , the female protagonist who works for the District Attourney also has a busy home-life with four daughters. In this case, however, there is no pesky husband in sight. While he has divorced her and become a tour-guide on Mount Everest, the kids are left in the care of their maternal grandmother Sheryl Luria ( Christine Lahti ). This frees up the heroine to have a love life, and potentially pursue her cow-orker as a love interest.

The protagonist starts to have nightmares about a demonic entity. Luckily she has her psychiatrist, Dr. Boggs (Kurt Fuller - Supernatural ), to confide in.

The plot takes a twist with the appearance of Leland Townsend (Michael Emerson - Lost (2005) ) as the kind of creepy sinister manipulative mastermind that Emerson plays so well in everything he has ever done.

Evil (2019) Evil (2019) [Season 1, Episode 2] 177 Minutes
Shown 03 Oct 19

The wannabe Exorcists investigate a suspected miracle. A young woman was declared dead in a hospital, but woke up when they were about to start the autopsy. Was this a case of medical incompetence? After all, they do not even take the girl's clothes off before they start the autopsy procedure. And since this is was made in the Trump era, will the show make a woke reference to systemic racism?

Dr. Kristen Bouchard ( Katja Herbers ) is a freelancer, so she craves job security. The District Attourney offers her old job back, so she gets to start a bidding war. Who will offer her a two-year contract first?

Leland Townsend (Michael Emerson - Lost (2005) ) is back, and will probably spend the rest of the Season undoing her work.

George the Dream Demon is back again. This time he has apparently appeared to one of the daughters. Is the image based on a monster in a movie the family watched? And since the monster is based on a dream the SPFX designer had, did the dream actually feature a real demon?

Evil (2019) Evil (2019) [Season 1, Episode 3] 3 Stars
Shown 10 Oct 19

The team investigate a suspected case of Diabolical Obsession, an obscure form of possession that may just be mental illness. The target is Byron Duke (Jon Glover - Smallville ), a Broadway producer who has become volatile after losing a Tony contest. It turns out that he may be the victim of a computer hacker, so the tech support guy takes the lead in this case.

Glover played the devil incarnate in Brimstone (1999) , but in this show the nearest equivalent is Leland Townsend (Michael Emerson - Lost (2005) ). When Townsend tries to overturn his predecessor's decision, with the intent of having a teenage boy tried as an adult, she has to face him at his own game. Strangely the Judge allows Townsend to use stolen files, even though this is fruit of the poisonous tree and should render him and the DA unemployed or worse for the felony of handling stolen goods.

Evil (2019) Evil (2019) [Season 1, Episode 4] Rose 390
Shown 17 Oct 19

The team investigate a young boy who may be possessed. The technician suspects the problem may be contaminated water from a dodgy pipe in the family's new house. The priest bonds with the boy over a shared love of graphic novels.

Dr. Kristen Bouchard ( Katja Herbers ) has problems with her own children. As in Medium , the four daughters are whiny and annoying. This week they try some Virtual reality goggles, courtesy of their maternal grandmother Sheryl Luria ( Christine Lahti ). The naughty children decide to play a computer game that is above their age range, and end up butting heads with a creepy character named Rose 390. This is the new version of Satanic panic , with a digital version of the ouija board.

Evil (2019) Evil (2019) [Season 1, Episode 5] October 31
Shown 24 Oct 19

It is Halloween, so there is a lot of supernatural activity. Dr. Kristen Bouchard ( Katja Herbers ) and the priest help out on an exorcism. This includes a scene that is the compulsory visual homage to The Exorcist (1973) . Unfortunately the patient is in medical difficulties, with a severe case of dehydration, so the doctor is worried it might end up like The Exorcism of Emily Rose (2006) . Luckily she has her psychiatrist, Dr. Boggs (Kurt Fuller - Supernatural ), as backup.

The tech support guy has a subplot of his own. He is guest-star on a Ghostfacers type Reality TV show. They investigate a haunted strip-club.

As always, Kristen's kids are left in the care of their maternal grandmother Sheryl Luria ( Christine Lahti ). Unfortunately she is being seduced by Leland Townsend (Michael Emerson - Lost (2005) ), which distracts her from her babysitting duties. Meanwhile, the girls have some friends over for a sleep-over. This includes a new girl who never takes her halloween mask off, and urges the others to indulge in ever creepier games.

Evil (2019) Evil (2019) [Season 1, Episode 6] Let x = 9
Shown 07 Nov 19

Evil (2019) Evil (2019) [Season 1, Episode 7] Vatican III
Shown 14 Nov 19

Evil (2019) Evil (2019) [Season 1, Episode 8]de 2 Fathers
Shown 21 Nov 19

Evil (2019) Evil (2019) [Season 1, Episode 9] Exorcism Part 2
Shown 05 Dec 19

Evil (2019) Evil (2019) [Season 1, Episode 10] 7 Swans a Singin'
Shown 12 Dec 19

Evil (2019) Evil (2019) [Season 1, Episode 11] Room 320
Shown 09 Jan 20

Evil (2019) Evil (2019) [Season 1, Episode 12] Justice x 2
Shown 16 Jan 20

Evil (2019) Evil (2019) [Season 1, Episode 13] Book 27
Shown 30 Jan 20

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Evil (2019)

Evil (2019) Evil (2019) [Season 1 , Episode 1 ]
Shown th October 2019

Reviewed in our special supplement Evil (2019)

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