EVIL Season 2 Episode 9 review: U is for UFO

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EVIL is at its best when mired in gray areas.

EVIL Season 2 Episode 9 beautifully portrayed this gray area, without offering a good explanation for anything, but suggesting plenty of reasons to put your conspiracy theory hats on.

The stories had many facets, and discussing them should be a good time.

Kristen’s kids have taken a back seat this season, and when featured, they serve a purpose.

With Andy at home, Kristen is in the spotlight. Her behavior is radical and she struggles under the weight of it.

In episode 8 of season 2 of EVIL, Kristen’s anger was palpable and her carefree demeanor came back to bite her in the ass. For five young girls who look to her (and, God forbid, Sheryl) for how to behave, Catholic school may not be enough to keep them on the right path.

A video of Kristen’s smackdown in the grocery store was all the rage. Sheryl reveled in her daughter’s 15 minutes of fame, sharing them with her granddaughters. These girls ate it. Kristen was a hero to them.

Catching David Unawares - EVIL Season 2 Episode 9

Nothing in what she did was heroic. She represents the mental health community and the Catholic Church and is meant to be a role model for her daughters. And what worries him the most is David’s impending ordination.

Before we get to that, however, kudos to Andy for recognizing that Kristen is restless. They were hoping Kurt could shed some light on the situation, but the guy is no magician.

Andy goes so far as to return to Colorado to shut down their trekking business. Coincidentally, in a previous version of this review I said I thought it said trucking company.

This overwhelmed me and asked readers to help me understand. Reader Bob pointed out that I had misheard the word, and they had said trekking, not trucking. Readers matter; thanks Bob!

Putting Their Heads Together - EVIL Season 2 Episode 9

In any event. The point of mentioning the impending closure of the business is that at some point, with all of these long trips, it looks like Andy won’t be coming back. The way Kristen leans and wants David to take flight in the wake of Andy’s death.

Andy leaves for a month and David is ordained in a month. It cannot be a coincidence.

David still sees Kristen when he walks into a vision groove. They are closely linked, and severing that link would be far less interesting than maintaining it and increasing it.

Kristen questions everything and relies so heavily on David, so their candid discussion of why David fully intends to move forward with his priesthood ordination could not have happened too soon. .

Have a drink - EVIL Season 2 Episode 9

Kristen: Why are you becoming a priest?
David: Now there is a flow. [long pause] My mother had me baptized. My dad thought it was silly. Her life was art and sex. His life was prayer and mass. I was more drawn to my father’s life. I followed until, I guess, five years ago?
Kristen: Julia?
David: That’s when I knew science didn’t really explain life to me. It was like having an instruction manual on how to ride a bike, but when the bike was ridden it didn’t explain the bike. Science is best used as science, not as philosophy or religion. It was then that I was drawn to my mother. She seemed to understand.
Kristen: What? Understand what?
David: People hurt. People are bad. They try not to reveal it because Americans are obsessed with purity. They can’t even suggest that something is wrong and that there is only one solution.
Kristen: Jesus?
David: No. Sorry. People apologize.

The priesthood was not a decision David took lightly, so it shouldn’t have been surprising that he was not overwhelmed by Kristen’s simple request not to pursue his goal.

Despite all of her thoughts on Kristen, it doesn’t seem like they’re strong enough to challenge her determination to become a priest.

If he was easily swayed as a character, David wouldn’t be so intriguing. Going forward knowing that he has doubts speaks volumes, and it must be a realistic interpretation of what men see as the experience of the priesthood.

If people have doubts about marriage, they must be exponentially higher when they join the Catholic clergy as a priest or nun. They sacrifice a lot in their devotion to Jesus. But the most important thing is that they are still human. This is why this sacrifice is so important.

David is taken by surprise - EVIL Season 2 Episode 9

Of course, there are still other avenues at play that attempt to disrupt David’s journey, including the secrecy of the Church even when he works so hard on his behalf and Leland and his, well, whatever. it represents.

Before “U Is for UFO”, the jury wondered what Leland’s sessions with the Horned Goat Beast-Man consisted of. Was it real, or was it in Leland’s head?

The “therapist,” for lack of a better term for it, wondered if Leland was taking action when he crawled over to David for help after being strangled by his rosary or if part of him really wanted one. exorcism.

This is such a big question. Leland hesitates between being Mr. Cool and something else that’s hard to explain.

The Ultimate Performer - EVIL Season 2 Episode 9

This question annoyed him, but he was still considering getting blood from mad Sheryl because the therapist had asked for blood, apparently from a source who had not given permission. But Leland didn’t take to the streets to get blood. He asked Sheryl.

Sheryl is her own riddle, of course. She still prays the cracked doll, but she still entertains Leland and his weird quirks. They are both impossible to read.

Is Leland just crazy, or is he really interested in serving his “manager” or whatever name the therapist calls him? Did Leland kill the therapist to prove himself to the manager or because he’s crazy?

These questions are so crazy, but that’s why Leland is such an interesting character. Well, the therapist was real. Leland took a page from Hannibal Lecter’s playbook and served it for dinner with Sheryl.

Let's go for the soup!  - EVIL Season 2 Episode 9

To keep things interesting, Sheryl fingers a knife when dinner is served. Why is she here? Is she seeking the strength of the doll to fight Leland?

So everything that happens in between remains a threat to David’s ordination. The other important and existential threat is David’s distrust of the Church.

In the past, the Catholic Church was at the center of progress, be it cultural, social or technological. More recently, they have languished in this responsibility, allowing others to follow everything they accomplish.

David: Does the Church take UFOs seriously?
Marx: The Church takes all scientific progress seriously.

“U Is for UFO” suggests otherwise. In this story, Marx says that the Church is interested in the possibility of life, no matter where God created it.

Cassie the Air Force Pilot - EVIL Season 2 Episode 9

The reasoning was also sound, as one priest explained to the team. If what the Church believes is to hold true, they must study all the possibilities of another life as it could change what they have known or present a new challenge.

David: Does the Vatican believe in extraterrestrial life?
Father Katagas: The Vatican believes in what exists, and if it exists, does that change the question of original sin?
Ben: What do you mean?
Father Katagas: If there were other beings, could they be free from original sin? Wouldn’t they even be aware of what it was? Or are we missionaries, invited to share the gospel as we have done with indigenous peoples in the new world.
Kristen: Look how good it went.
Father Katagas: Yes, it’s an easy roost to occupy with your ability to buy what you want, to eat what you want. Please return your property to the natives. It’s an easy thing to do, give your act to someone who originally lived here. Look in the land.

Kristen’s sarcasm was greeted with such ferocity from the priest (with whom I fully agree) that I hardly believed it. It’s so easy to throw comments over your shoulder or whisper them, but walk like this? Few do. They would rather point fingers and act godly than to be godly.

Entertainment, however, does not often admit this disparity. You have to love EVIL.

The investigation uncovered two women, an Air Force pilot and another teenage student, who witnessed phenomena that transformed them in one way or another.

Sign Your Life Away - EVIL Season 2 Episode 9

The timing of this scenario matches the government’s admission that there are unidentified flying objects. Just as the name suggests, supposedly, no one knows what they are.

EVIL showed a craft that looked like one of the UFOs that’s been in the news lately, as well as a light shining on it that looked like a cross – a lot of possibilities there.

There were other people like the pilot and the student, but since most of those affected were women, some marginalized, they were called hysterics. This time, “The Entity”, the Vatican secret services, wanted to bring them and the team back to the Vatican for further analysis and investigation.

Well, until Cassie and Asha change their stories after a threat and appeasement level. Cassie had been banned from flying, but she was in the air again when she retracted her story. Something much bigger was brewing; whether adopted by the government, the Church, or both didn’t really matter.

Talking with Cassie and Asha - EVIL Season 2 Episode 9

It was an aggravating situation. Being so close to figuring out a secret or at least being part of a group that would study it further and have it ripped off left a bitter taste in David’s mouth.

Everything they’ve been called to question has been linked in some way to something else, much of which leads to RSM fertility. One month away from his ordination, David will try his luck to go out on his own, with the help of Ben and Kristen, to finally find out what is going on with RSM.

We’ve been skating around RMS Fertility for two seasons now, and it’s time for some answers. With so much going on and the long reach of RSM affiliate organizations, the time for fun and games might be coming to an end.

A personal investigation will certainly have dire consequences, but we are ready.

Carissa Pavlica is an editor and writer and reviewer for TV Fanatic. She is a member of the Critics’ Choice Association, enjoys guiding writers, conversing with cats, and passionately discussing the nuances of television and film with anyone willing to listen to her. Follow her on Twitter and email him here at TV Fanatic.



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