Casey is suffering immensely at the hands of the demonic salesman and with the exorcism in full swing Tomas and Marcus have their work cut out for them. When Casey manipulates Henry into going to her she tells him a secret which makes him question his whole life with Angela.
The secret was a fantastic twist that I didn’t see coming. Angela is not Angela. She is actually Regan Macneil – the Regan Macneil from the film. The demon has been speaking of wanting ‘her’ and personally I thought it wanted Kat but nope, it wants Regan, the little girl who managed with the help of the church rid herself of the evil that tried to take her life. Henry is very creepy in this episode. I was convinced he was possessed and was out to kill Angela, so foreboding was his mannerisms.
Meanwhile, locked in Casey’s room the demon inhabiting her body tortures not only Casey but Marcus and Tomas also. It makes them bear witness to the physical cruelty he puts her through while intermittently playing on their weaknesses by pretending to be Marcus’ mother and Tomas’ grandmother. Tomas; less experienced and prepared than Marcus, is left shaken and he flees to Jessica’s house where he breaks the ultimate cardinal sin.
We again see the demon sitting astride Casey’s chest which, as I have said before is a simple touch that has such powerful meaning. While her sister is in the grips of the demons relentless torment, Kat tries to persuade Angela to get her to a doctor. Angela refuses so Kat goes behind her back and the police arrive to arrest Marcus who Kat believes is doing nothing but harm to her sister. Casey is taken to hospital in an ambulance. When the ambulance doesn’t make it, Kat realises what a huge mistake she’s made.
Angela goes to Tomas for spiritual help and she talks about her own possession and how her mother used her story for financial benefit. The scene cuts to what appears to be one of the most iconic images in horror; a figure in a black hat carrying a black bag standing in front of a town house under a street light while eerie mist swirls around. It is an image that immediately conjured up connotations of the movie for me. However, it is not Father Merrin who stands in front of the house, but Regan/Angela’s mother Chris Macneil.
With Casey missing after she attacked and killed the ambulance drivers – a fact that the public have not been made aware of – Angela’s mother Chris has turned up after years of absence from her daughter’s life to help her find Casey. Angela is bitter towards her for using her to get a book deal and make money off her trauma when she was young. Henry and Kat are slightly more welcoming and Angela has no choice but to allow her to stay at the house.
The community comes together to search for Casey while Marcus branches out on his own to find her. He wants to do it without Tomas who he says has too much to lose. We witness a ritual with the organs of the people who were murdered a few episodes ago, although it doesn’t become clear what is intended until later in the episode.
The influential and formidable Maria Walters shows her support for the Rance family, but her interest in the case is more than just concern for the girl. With the help of friends Marcus learns that one of the companies the Walters own is a mere façade and the vans are the ones being used in the murders of the people who had their organs taken.
At a party held by Maria Walters and attended by the police superintendent leading the investigation into Casey’s disappearance, the reason for the harvested organs becomes clear when a demonic ritual is performed with the guests hoping for their chance to be possessed by the conjured demonic entity.
Marcus finds Casey hiding in an underground tunnel along with many other homeless and possibly possessed people. She runs but he finds her and attempts to save her soul with prayer and faith. In a moment of clarity she tells him that He is coming.
Could the devil himself be about to walk the earth? I am looking forward to finding out.