‘Evil’ 1×13 Review: “Book 27”

If you go back and check my reviews over the past few episodes of Evil, you will see that I have been hoping for this exact season finale, entitled “Book 27.” Everything finally came together, like I knew it would, but there were some things even I couldn’t have predicted. 

Let’s get into it, shall we?

In the last hour of season 1, we see our Ben, Kristin and David work on a… maybe demonic baby? As well as really figure out what the plan of the 60 might be- and just how they’re doing it. 

To be honest, I wish we had seen a bit more of the whole fertility clinic throughout the season. I like figuring out mysteries when I have all the information to figure them out. This whole fertility clinic plot sort of came out of nowhere this episode, and to find out that Kristin had Lexis through in-vitro just sort of seemed out of left field. 

Mind you, I’m very happy Kristin’s daughters hold a greater purpose on the show than just showing how much noise 4 girls under the age of 13 can cause.

What I did love, was once you got past the whole fertility thing, everything came together. David’s visions, and even the crazy stars that he was mapping out at the beginning of the season. We saw him understand the quote when he was drugged up and high, and I just absolutely loved seeing all the little points, paint a huge story. 

“Book 27” — David, Kristen and Ben assess whether a pregnant woman is possessed when she claims one of the twins she\’s carrying is evil. Their investigation leads to a fertility clinic where they discover a connection to all of their encounters throughout the season. Also, Kristen questions one of her daughters\’ capacity for evil upon realizing that she also used that fertility clinic, on the first season finale of EVIL, Thursday, Jan. 30 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Pictured (L-R): Mike Colter as David Acosta and Katja Herbers as Kristen Bouchard Photo: ELIZABETH FISHER/CBS ©2019 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved

They’re trying to just make babies evil. Not tempt them over to the dark side when they’re older. 

Which, you know what? It’s a pretty clever plan. But who’s… doing it? Is it the 60? Are 60 demons somehow making embryos… evil? 

But where does Leland fit into all this? And why on earth is he investing so much time into Sheryl (I mean… marriage? Really?) and even David? I still haven’t understood why he’s been trying to kill David with so much persistence. My spidey-senses are telling me that David may be the one to save (?) the world from this plan? If cinematography means anything to anyone, 

It seems like if Lexis is one of the kids affected by this plan, then David and Kristin will move heaven and earth to make sure her soul is not taken to the dark side. So maybe there is a way to undo this plan. 

But maybe it’s not that easy. 

Throughout the episode, the case that the trio worked on was a mom who was convinced that out of her unborn twins, one- the brother- was possessed. David does a series of tests, one of which is getting the mom to hold a cross to see if her skin burns. It doesn’t. After the brother “absorbs” (or eats) his sister- the church decides an exorcism is okay, but its interrupted by mommy going into labor. 

Anyways, she’s very worried about her son now. But when all is said and done, Kristin goes home and holds a rosary, because… why not? Again, I’m not sure what went through her head in that moment, but she did it- and what happens? 

It leaves a burn on her palm. Dun Dun Dunnnnnnnn!

End of Season 1. 

I know, it’s nuts. How did this happen? Who is possessing Kristin? She did seem weird and overly vague with Ben at the hospital when talking about the blood on her leg. And how does this all tie into the embryos? 

So many questions. And a whole year to think about them! 

What did you think of this season of Evil

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