Ash vs. Evil Dead has proven to be one of the most entertaining new shows of the season, delivering strong comedy with over-the-top horror. We’re now in the second half of the season, so let’s take a look at this week’s new episode, “The Killer of the Killers.”
The episode opens with Ruby and Amanda, ever a step behind Ash, arrive at the brujo’s smoldering house. They see Ash driving away, but they aren’t able to follow as the Deadites arrive with them. It’s a short scene as the two investigate the land, but we did get a short action scene with Ruby that shows Lucy Lawless is going to be perfectly able to hold her own on the series. The CGI for the scene is mediocre, but that’s not really anything new, and it doesn’t diminish the effectiveness of the scene.
Amanda ends up heading out on her own to follow Ash, and she observes him outside a diner as he meets with a man from his past. Amanda calls it in after finally tracking him down, and Ash, Pablo, and Kelly get ready to drive to the cabin at which all of this madness started. While they wait in the trailer for Ash, though, the Necronomicon manages to attack the necklace that Pablo’s uncle had given him. The two are able to get the book locked back up, but not before Pablo realizes that Kelly is actively looking for a way to kill more Deadites. A lot is added to her character and motivation with this realization, and it should be interesting to see where this path takes her.
The Deadites descend on the restaurant just as Amanda attempts to arrest Ash, and we’re treated to one of the goriest and most fun fight scenes on the series so far as the whole team joins in on the action. This show definitely knows how to use its two genres effectively, and “The Killer of the Killers” shows that incredibly well.
Pablo and Kelly continue to be a major source of the heart and emotion on Ash vs. Evil Dead, and I hope we get even more time with them through the rest of the season. Amanda also joins the team after the events of this episode, so I believe we’ll finally start getting some real development with her (something we haven’t seen much of after the series premiere). Ruby is still just as much of a mystery as she’s ever been, so the show certainly has more room with which to explore her.
“The Killer of the Killers” was just as comic book-y as I’ve come to expect with this series, and I mean that in the best possible way. Every scene on this show seems to be crazier than the last, and I’m excited that we just get the chance to watch it all unfold each week. I’m not quite sure yet how things are going to settle in this season, but I feel better knowing already that any cliffhangers or loose threads that pop up in the next few weeks will have another season for resolution.
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