‘Evil’ 1×12 Review: “Justice x 2”

If there’s one show that just leaves me completely baffled after every episode, it’s CBS’s Evil, and “Justice x 2” was no exception to the rule. Now, that’s not necessarily a bad thing, nor is it a great thing; I’m so confused usually that I have no time to embed myself into a plot or character. I don’t know whom to root for.

This week’s episode, seemed like a bit of a filler episode. There was one major plot point that I know set up the finale next week, but for the most part, it was just three separate subplots that I don’t see connecting very much.

The first being Laura’s heart surgery. It was a small comment and a quick question every now and again throughout the season. I didn’t really forget about it, but I also didn’t really care. I’m not sure why, but it just didn’t really induce many emotions in me;

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What we did get to witness this episode, is well, “a miracle.” A real one. Laura’s heart, which the doctor thought was in dire need of surgery- was “miraculously” fixed. And to be honest, the whole thing was a bit anti-climatic. Yes, there was a bit of emphasis on the word ‘miraculous’, but there was no real moment to really understand that: Yes. Miracles happen.

Because I would have loved to see how Katja Herber’s would have played that understanding. What does this mean for her moving forward? If Andy is allowed to explore- then shouldn’t she?

The second plot was a bit more philosophical. It was about revenge and justice. This whole storyline was a bit out of left field, and I did find myself wondering if there if maybe Lando was telling the truth? It was a great way to show that sometimes Evil isn’t always… bad? Sometimes, in Sonia’s case, she felt like it was necessary.

And while I think David needs some serious therapy, it’s possible he was there to witness this for a reason.  I just wonder what effect this whole situation will have on him and his decisions about his future.

“Justice x 2” — Photo: Elizabeth Fisher/CBS ©2019 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved

And lastly, the biggest reveal of them all. Leland Townsend is a fake… sort of? It was great to see Kristen out him as “Jake the flake from marching band.” And I thought: well there you have it. There’s no such thing as evil. The show has done a great job of explaining away “supernatural” events with very human explanations. So it made sense that this would be too.

But then we see Leland talking to his therapist, shook to his core by Kristen’s words.

And who is his therapist?

A straight-up demon. With horns and hooves.

It was jarring and hilarious and just such a bold move that made me anticipate next week’s finale. Because that kind of cliffhanger doesn’t get an explosive plot. And I am here for it all.

What did you think of this week’s episode of Evil? Let us know in the comments below.

Evil airs Thursdays at 10/9c on CBS.

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