Want to know what happens in Evil Season 3? You’ll have to wait just a little while longer. But what we can do, to try to help the time pass a little more quickly, is lay out some spoiler-free details of just how good these upcoming episodes are.
If you’re here, wondering what happens in the series’ third season, this probably goes without saying. But, we want to be clear. So, let’s just say it: The show continues to be just absolutely, balls-to-the-wall nuts, just outright absurd—and in all the best ways.
Regardless of the subject matter and the constant questions of whether evil is rooted in the spiritual, the mundane, or both, the new season still gives viewers so many opportunities to just…shriek with laughter. It’s the type of thing that never should have worked so well on a drama with such “dark” subject matter. And yet, not only has Evil always just worked, but Evil Season 3 somehow manages to take it up a notch.
Or. Rather, Evil Season 3 does the truly unthinkable: It contradicts itself at every turn, while still being exactly what the show always was. The series ups the ante, while turning everything down a notch. All we can say to justify that assertion, though, is just…You’ll see.
The same, actually, can be said for the main characters themselves. Kristen Bouchard, for instance…There are moments when she is even more empowered and totally over it all than she was last season. But dear God, when we say Katja Herbers will break you with a brand new level of vulnerability and fragility, we want you to know that doesn’t even begin to explain it. Let’s throw another word out here: Tension. All types, everywhere.
Herbers also gets to portray something entirely different than we’ve ever seen before. But. Well. No, we can’t go there—wouldn’t even if we could. It’s best for you to see for yourselves. We have a lot to say once you do, though. And we mean. A. Lot. To. Say.
Evil Season 3 also sees the recently-ordained Father David Acosta, continuing to grapple with faith and doubt, purpose and a sense of restlessness. The pacing of the series is such that, if we say the very last episode we’ve screened (so far) is Mike Colter’s, and David’s, best…We wouldn’t at all be surprised if, once we’ve seen more, we retract that.
Then, there’s Ben. Aasif Mandvi gets to play something entirely new for him, as well. Except, well. When you know Ben, and you know his journey thus far, maybe it’s not all that new or unexpected—if still fantastic television—at all?
Want to know more about the evil side of Evil Season 3? Well. We know we’re not supposed to love it when Leland is…Leland. However, that’s just too bad. Michael Emerson makes it impossible to be anything but entertained by how trollishly awful that guy is. And unsurprisingly enough, there are a lot of “I LOVE HER” notes after seeing Christine Lahti do that as Sheryl.
So, in short, fear the things that go bump in the night all you want. But there’s nothing to fear about this show’s latest season. This is the just as good, yet even better than ever, series you signed up for. And, it’s probably cliche at this point. But it’s still worth saying that it’s really possible to feel every single emotion at once.
What are you hoping to see in Evil Season 3? Leave us a comment!