Father Tomas is leading a service for Casey but is feeling guilty doing so because he knows where she is but has been sworn to secrecy by Marcus who knows he must try to save her. If her family knows where she is, the likelihood of them taking her to hospital is too great for them to risk and the demon is on the verge of taking her soul completely.
The media are in a frenzy and swarming around the Rance home demanding answers about Angela’s previous identity. Agreeing to make an appeal to find their daughter, Angela and Henry are appalled to find the media are only interested in the story from her childhood.
Father Bennet tries to ensure the safety of the Pope when he visits and does some research into the façade which is the Tattershall business owned by Maria Walters. Maria attempts to throw him off the scent but he decides to do some further digging and what he finds is deeply disturbing.
Mother Bernadette pleads with Marcus to bring a merciful end to the suffering of Casey who is ensconced in the nunnery – the only safe place for her – by giving her a poisonous concoction. Torn between saving the girl and ending her torture, he seriously contemplates it but in the end he can’t bring himself to do it.
Angela is on a mission to purify everything to do with Casey so when they find her she can make her believe she is not tainted. She reveals that her mother never did that for her and it took her years to get rid of the feeling of filth after her own possession so she is determined Casey will not have to go through that.
The strain Tomas is under comes to a head when he gets into a fight with a stranger who wants a photo taken with him. He calls the only person he knows can help – Maria Walters – completely unaware what she and her fellow devil worshippers are plotting. When he is called the Rance family home he finds Angela delirious with grief and convinced her daughter is dead. Knowing she isn’t, he does the only thing he can think to ease the pain of the family; he takes them to Casey at the nunnery, much to Marcus’ annoyance.
When Angela enters the room, the demon resurfaces and finally Marcus can begin the exorcism.
The demon has Casey firmly in its grips and Angela, although happy her daughter is alive, has to suffer the ordeal of seeing what it has done to her. Her ravaged body is quickly deteriorating and it is difficult to watch what it is putting her through, rotting her from the inside out. Kat finds out that it was the demon she saw right before her car crashed and that it caused the accident in which Henry suffered brain damage. It has been trying to find a way to gain access to Angela and her family for a long time. It delights in causing physical tensions between Marcus and Tomas.
The exorcism is intense with it proving its power to all involved. It sends Angela back to the moment she first made contact with the demonic entity. Regan is playing with the Ouija board in her basement when something calling itself Captain Howdy comes through to her. Angela is forced to watch on helplessly as it takes hold of her soul. The salesman presents himself to Angela as she watches the replay of the fateful moment of her childhood. He makes her remember what, mercifully, she has forgotten up until now. He is furious Regan was the one who got away and he is determined to make her pay.
The exorcism intensifies until finally, the demon is driven out of Casey. I couldn’t help but think it all happened a little too quickly, especially as there are still two more episodes to go. I was wondering if it would concentrate on the side story of the Satanists who are intent on unleashing the devil upon the world. Before the end of the episode I got my answer.
Casey is taken to hospital where she has a long road to recovery ahead of her. The police want to speak to her in connection to the deaths of the ambulance drivers she killed when she escaped but as of yet, she is too ill to speak to them.
Father Bennet is accompanying the papal entourage and offering his advice as to what to do to keep the Pope safe on his visit when he finds out that even those closest to the Pope are involved in the diabolical satanic worship. They suffocate him before he has chance to warn anyone of their intent. It seems it will be down to Marcus and Father Tomas to prevent the evil which is soon to be let loose. Are they up to the task?
Angela is packing up ready to take her family and leave so Casey can recover away from the prying eyes of the media. Her mother is trying to help when an argument breaks out between the two of them and Angela reveals she remembers the not-so-affectionate nickname she gave her when she was a child. Believing her daughter remembered nothing of her childhood, Chris is taken aback and as she realises the awful truth Angela snaps her neck and hurls her down the stairs. The reason the demon didn’t put up more of a fight to keep hold of Casey is because he has possessed Angela, the girl who defeated him all those years ago.
A brilliant ending to the episode that left me wanting more. Now the demon is back where it started, who is to tell what hell it can cause?