At the end of the last episode Ash left his group behind and went missing – we know where he went and is going - the cabin. In the most entertaining pre-title sequence since episode one, Ash comes upon the cabin, readies himself for battle and announces ‘Honey, I’m home’. The episode kicks off from here, Pablo and Kelly go one way and Jill goes the other in their search for Ash, which as we all know is not a good idea around these parts. This episode probably more than any other do we get the full PTSD ‘Evil Dead’ experience and then some. A hell of a lot of flashback and quick edits, certainly solidifies something we already know – Ash doesn’t want to be here, a place full of bad memories. Jill finds Ash and together they enter the cabin, with a wistful yet funny Ash quip – ’I came to get laid and ended up cutting off my hand – fun weekend’. Ash has to go back to the work shed to get a crow bar because he needs to go into the cellar to bury the book and he warns Jill that there maybe the head of his ex-girlfriend – including a spot on description of what happened to his girlfriend in Evil Dead 2. Meanwhile Ash’s errant hand seems to be forming something…
Pablo and Kelly wander around like the kids from The Blair Witch Project until they come in contact with some good looking hikers who are more than likely Deadite vessels waiting to be filled, and get directions back to the cabin, Kelly reassures Pablo that they’ll be ok as she deadpans - They’ve got pepper spray. Meanwhile Ash has a reunion with Linda’s head in the work shed, Linda has certainly got far more explicit than last time round, as she teases and taunts Ash that everyone he brings he dies and he can’t save anyone.
So we have all our main players, including Tumour Ash at the cabin but we have no Ruby Knowles…yet. It is all coming to a head and to be perfectly honest I’m not exactly sure of how things are going to finish up and that is the sign of good show.
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