Evil (2019) s02e13 Episode Script

C Is for Cannibal

Why did the apostles leave
bishops as their successors?
In order that the Gospel might
be preserved in the Church.

What does divine economy refer to?
The common work of the Trinity.

Definite, certain, fixed?
Certus, certa, certum.

- To seek, to ask?
- Quaero,
quaerere, quaesivi, quaesitam.

What's the difference
between temptation and sin?
Temptation is a strong suggestion to sin
coming from the Devil
or our fallen state.

Sin is knowingly breaking
the law of God.

Can temptation always be resisted?
God will not allow us to be
tempted beyond our strength.

Let's discuss your sermon on race.

On God's love.

My apologies.

Is there any place for
racial politics in the Church?
There is.
The Holy Father stated,
"We cannot tolerate or turn a blind eye
to racism or exclusion in any form
yet claim to defend the
sacredness of every human life".

Just one more interrogator.

Hello, David.


Sorry to do it this way, but I
just got this case last minute.


As the Church's lawyer,
I've been asked to interview
prospective priests for
potential liability concerns,
so please answer
as honestly as you're able.


Do you know of any potential
past financial indiscretions
that might reflect poorly on the Church?

Do you know of any potential
past sexual indiscretions
that might reflect poorly on the Church?
Before you answer, let me clarify.

The Church is not asking
about all past financial
or sexual dealings,
merely those that might place the Church
in a potential litigious position.

Then the answer is no.


Before you joined the seminary,
you were in a program
for sexual addiction?
I was.

Have you needed
to return to this program?

How are you?

I wasn't expecting to see you.

Expecting this.

I wasn't expecting it, either.

The monsignor called me in last minute.

Can I ask you something, David?
Are you doing this for yourself
or for my sister?

Make sure you're doing it
for yourself, only for yourself.

The life is too hard.

They told me I have to keep it brief.

You're due for an appointment?
I'll miss you.

And I'll miss you.

Ah, here is Father David now.

Hello, Father.

Hello, my children.

I'm still three days away,
but thank you.

I'm sorry I'm late.
David Acosta.

Oh, uh, Mitch Otterbean.

Hell Week, primal scream.

Uh, do you want to go inside, Mitch?
No, no, I'd r Um, out here is better.

The monsignor said your parents think
you're under demonic attack?
My parents can be, um,
a bit melodramatic.

But something's
I-I don't know haunting me?
I don't mean that literally.

Or maybe I do.
I don't I don't know.

- Just tell us what's going on.

- Okay.

Um, I'm a vegetarian,
ever since I was 14,
but, um, a few weeks ago,
my parents were having
a barbecue for my Aunt Kimmi,
and I ate a whole steak, downed it.

A raw one.

And then I-I immediately
grabbed another.

I-I couldn't stop myself,
and this feeling
hasn't stopped, and right now
my body is screaming out for it.

- Raw meat?
- Yeah.

All right, so you're studying
day and night.

You know, you're probably eating
nothing or maybe junk food?
Your body needs enzymes, right?
That's why you want the raw meat.

Your body is trying
to balance the enzyme intake.

But it's it's not just that.

It's these urges.

Um, it's not just meat anymore.

I-I was dissecting a cadaver
in Clinical Practicum,
when I got this reaction.

Which was?
I started to salivate.

For the body?
- But you didn't act on it?
- No.

And I won't.

But it's getting harder
and harder because
I come back from class
with this formaldehyde
and rotting flesh smell,
and it's making me dream.

Dream? What are you dreaming?
That I'm running through Old Keening.

What's that?
Um, an old psych ward
behind here this building.

They closed it down years ago.

Something's chasing me
through the halls.

Something dark.

And I can't turn around, 'cause
I know it'll catch me if I do.

I just run.

Each time I dream about it,
it's closer and closer.

Somehow I just know if it
catches me, I'll give in to it.

So, how long have you two
been roommates?
The beginning of the year.

Uh, what's that thing?
Oh, this? Oh, it's a
it's a particle counter.

It just, uh, looks
for sources of toxicity.

What's with these?
Zip ties.

Mitch got them
from an army surplus store.

- He started using them at night.

- For?
Zip-tying himself to his bed?
So he doesn't try to bite me.

Okay, so this urge of his this
cannibalism is it worse at night?
I actually think it's worse
when he gets back from practicum.

Where's that?
No, not yet.

No asbestos, no CCA.

How about you? Any demons yet, Father?
So you're gonna do this
all the time now?
Call me "Father"?
Yeah, yeah.
Hey, this is too much fun.

Tell me, how do you plan
to handle this whole celibacy thing?

Hey, look, you call me up
with a minute's notice,
and I will come over
and drive you down to Mexico
so you don't have to become a priest.

Good to know.

You're coming tonight, right?
What's tonight?
It is your ordination bachelor party
with Kristen and me.

We are going to get you drunk.


That's blood, right?
Yeah, maybe.

All right.

You know, very few people know this,
but this was in the original
Wizard of Oz,
instead of the yellow brick road.

What do you think?
I think if there's blood,
someone might be hurt.

Yeah, this is definitely a good idea.

Probably just Hell Week stuff, right?
"3:00 a.

After the party?
Is that you, Father Acosta?
Me and beer.

Here, drink up.

- I'm two ahead.

- I still have to drive.

Oh, oh, so this is the, uh,
party for just the three of us?
- Well, we thought you secretly wanted everyone.

- Ah.

- Don't worry.
I will not make a speech.

- Thank you.

- Here's to Father Acosta!
- Thank you!
Have you seen the cake?
can I talk to you?
Who are you?
Oh, I'm a friend of the team.
- Okay.

- Um,
I saw something
at-at their last exorcism,
and I need to talk to someone
who won't laugh at me.

Why don't you think I'll laugh at you?
Because you believe in demons, right?
We want to go on the balcony.

No, no, no, no.
You will kill yourself.

All right, what do I care? Sure.

- That would never happen
- Ugh!
That's not very nice.
You should care.

Well, I'm not very nice.

You haven't noticed that by now?
- No, not really.

- What's that?
Uh, that?
- Nothing.
You don't you don't want to know.

- Yes, we do.

You have to tell us
- That's the rule, Ben.

- It's nothing.
It's nothing.

It's for ghosts when I sleep.

- What?
- Ben, do you have footage?
Do you have pictures?
Please, can we see, Ben?
- You won't sleep at night.

- Come on.

All right, okay, I'll tell you.

I'll tell you if you stop
jumping on my bed.

Come on.
Move over.

You really want to know?
- Yeah.

- Yes.

- Sometimes late at night
- Yeah.

- I get visited
- Mm-hmm.

- by ghosts! - Okay.

- Ben!
- All right, my work here's done.

- Sorry.

We couldn't let this moment pass.

Told you you wouldn't sleep at night.

It's okay.
It's good to see everybody.

- Mm-hmm.

- Your kids seem happy.

Oh, yeah.
They don't get out much.

Are you okay, David?
Is it hard, the countdown?
No, I just My mind runs
through its usual doubts.

Well, you always seem
to do the right thing, so
- Do I?
- Oh, yeah.

Much more than I do.

I just, um

Oh, my God.
My kids.

I examined every second of that moment.

It-it was There was no hallucination,
no trick of the light.

There was something there.

Do you believe in God the Father?
I believe in what I see.

So what you saw was
a figure, a scary thing,
but a part of your mind wanted
to say it was, what,
a trick of the light
or your overactive mind creating fears?
- Yeah-huh.

- Because you've devoted your life
to the empirical, and when
the empirical confuses you,
you have to create psychologically
or scientifically-approved
explanations for it.

But what if there was
no psychological explanation?
That's why I'm asking you.

No, you're asking me because you want me
to say what I'm about to say.

Stop creating fictions to avoid God.

That's the bottom line.

So this demon walked up to you,
and your mind wants
to make it anything but a demon,
because if there were a demon,
life would be terrifying.

Everything you based your life
on would be wrong.

You ask me what to do.

If you're serious
you see that man over there?
That's Monsignor Korecki.

You go up to him right now and you say,
"I want to be baptized.

I want God to forgive me".

Because if you don't,
that demon that you saw
will drag you into hell when you die.

Oh, yes.

How's he doing?
Oh, much better.

Now that your exorcist cured him.


In fact, he was talking
about volunteering
in some kind of overseer
position at the Church.

Yes, that's right.

Though I know your daughter Kristen
has mixed feelings about it.

Once they've worked
together for a while,
I'm sure everything will be
just fine between them.

Gonna make it ♪
'Cause there's a million
better bands ♪
With a million better songs ♪
- Who do you love more?
- Oh, my God.
- You love Lynn more?
- No, I don't.
What's this about?
Drummers who can drum ♪
- You smell different.

- What?
Your hair, you smell different.

Not like you used to.
Where'd you go?
What do I smell like?
That cat last year
who died in our backyard.

The one in the sun for too long.

Are you saying I smell like a dead cat?
No, more like a dead body.

'Cause we don't have the talent ♪
And we don't have the time ♪
And we don't have the patience ♪
And we don't know how to rhyme ♪
Deep in my heart.

What are you doing?
Do I smell like anything?
No, you don't.

Lexis said I smell like formaldehyde
and something rotting.

How sweet of her.

Yeah, it's 3:00 a.
If we're
gonna find your demons,
it's now or never.

Mitch said he had nightmares
about this place.

Being chased down the halls
by something dark that he never sees.

Okay, so a dark thing.

Or any evidence of demonic infestation.

Sure, but that doesn't
necessarily mean

It's a prank.

Taste it.
See if it's wine.

I don't want to taste it.
You taste it.

You're the one who said
it smells like wine, not me.

Hold on.
You're the one
so sure it's a prank.

- Why don't you taste it?
- Well, you didn't have any problems
dipping your finger in it, so if anyone
should taste it, you should taste it.

- Guys.

- You want to taste it?

- Who are you guys?
- Who are you?
Fourth-year GP.

That's Michael, Oncology.

What are you doing?
The haunt.
We have
to sleep the night here.

If you want a drawer,
there's three in the bottom row.

Oh, my God.
You scared
the living shit out of us.

You did to us, too.

Can you push the drawer closed?
Okay, well, that was stupid.

- Anything with your particle counter?
- No, nothing.

Okay, let me just finish
the psychological evaluation,
and let's stop playing
this stupid ghost hunter game.

Okay, David?
All right?
- David?!
- Hello?!
David, are you okay?
- What's wrong?
- I don't know.

I don't know what that was.

Hey, you want to go home?
Let's go.

You've had visions of evil before?
But this was the first time
it didn't feel like a vision.

It was there.

It was real.

David, you have a gift.

Maybe one of a hundred million
have a similar gift.

God opens a door for us to truly see.

And through that door flies
pain and beauty,
ugliness and evil.

Now comes the hard part.

What do you mean?
The closer I got to receiving my orders,
the more real my visions became.

They were no longer dioramas.

They were things that could hurt me.

And I think the same things will come
with your ordination.

Are you saying what I saw was real?
They were always real.

The closer you are to God,
the more good and evil
has corporeal presence.

It can hurt me?

Has anything hurt you?

This is from last week.

What was that?
A tail.

Oh, my God.

Why am I doing this?
I wanted things to be normal.

This is crazy.

David, normal life is crazy.

This is how things really are.


- I'm not smelling anything.

- Yeah, so,
I didn't either, but my daughter said
she smelled rotting flesh on me.

- Wow.

- Yeah.

I was thinking of Cotard's Delusion,
but it's just a smell, not a visual.

It might have to do with
how much I deal with God
and hell and death
and everything else in my job,
but I think I smell it, too.


Is your back hurting?
Just a bit.
Stupid thing!
You think with all the computer
chips we've invented,
we could create
a back-warmer that works.

I've got a good chiropractor
if you want.

Oh, no.
My wife suggested
I take a break.

Write my book,
stop seeing patients for a while.

Just for two months.

Probably just a midlife crisis.

I don't know.

Maybe I should buy a sports car.

Oh, I look at 'em online
and just scroll.

Uh you're leaving?
Oh, it's just for two months.

I'll be back, I promise.

I need to figure out what I'm about.

I'll offer you a referral
in the meantime.

Um some advice, Kristen.

- Yeah?
- I don't know if you realize
how much you're still suffering
from the trauma
of your encounter.

- The killing.

- Oh, please, Kurt.
I'm fine.

No, I don't think you are.

This trauma can come out
in various ways.

Even this-this smell
your daughter is smelling.

Things are not yet right
in your world, Kristen.

You need to deal with it.

I'll see you in two months.

You believe there is evidence
of diabolical infestation?
I think we should conduct
a location-based exorcism now.

- Tonight.

- With Gregory?

He's an idiot.

You want to do it?
This can't wait, Monsignor.

Okay, this is what I ask first.

I need one last psychological
interview with a videotape
of the subject requesting an exorcism.

This is Mitch's roommate.

Hey, Luke.
What's up?
You told me to call
if anything happened.

What happened?
Mitch chewed through his zip ties.

He was heading toward Keening Hall.

No! Stop!
No! Damn it, no!
I don't I don't want to do this!
- I don't.

- Mitch, you don't have to.

Come on, just step away.

You don't understand! It wants me to!
- He wants me to!
- Who? Who wants you to do this?
Hey, hey, hey, hey, hey.

Calm down.

It's okay.


David is not yours.

He is protected by Jesus,
by the Holy Ghost.

Kanite gari menafisiti mayeti
Most vile spirit,
in the name of Jesus,
get out and flee from David,
a creature of God.

You will not hurt David!
You will not hurt David!
You will not hurt David!
Why do you think it happened, Mitch?
I don't I don't know.

- Did you know the man, the-the corpse?
- No.

What does this symbol
on his head mean to you?

The Church needs you to say
you want an exorcism
in order to perform one.

Are you are you willing to do that?
Yes, definitely.
Hold on.

- That's probably Luke.

- Sure.

Hello, Mitch.

Leland Townsend.
The monsignor sent me.

You're kidding.

Kristen, hi.
How's it going?
- Get out of here, Leland.

- No, Kristen.
I'm sorry,
but the Church wants me
to observe your questioning.

- Like hell!
- Kind of an impolite way to put it.

Sorry, Mitch.
Church politics.

Would you excuse us for just a second?
Get the fuck out of here!
Not happening, Kristen.

I know you want to escape supervision,
but the three of you have been working
without a net for a long time.

Oh, that's right.
Call your daddy.

- Yeah.

- Monsignor
I agree.
I have Leland
Townsend on the line.

He says your psychologist is
keeping him from an assessment?
No, no.
He is keeping her from doing
a psychological assessment, from
getting the permission we need.

Leland, I'm putting you on speaker.

Kristen, I'm putting you on speaker.

- Okay.
What is the issue?
- The issue is
that Mitch is in a very
vulnerable place right now
I'm just trying to ask a few questions
- at this new assessment
- Wait, wait, wait.

Stop, stop! I need you all
to stop, stop.

I-I want you both to work together.

Monsignor, that's not how
this works.
She is
I'm not working with a psychopath.

Couldn't we just disagree
without calling each other names?
We're all working toward the same goal.

Oh, my God.
This is a nightmare.

Hey, hey, stop that.
- Kristen just threw a shoe at me.

- She what?
Ow! She threw her other shoe at my side.

This is not how colleagues work.

- Oh, my God.
What a liar.

- Okay, Ms.
I need you to let Leland do his work.

- No, Monsignor!
- David, you should concentrate
on your ordination
and let me handle this.

Now, Ms.
please return to the parish.

Thank you, Monsignor.

I'll get back to work right now.

So this was your plan all along?
Fake the need for an exorcism
so you could win the confidence
of the Church?
I gave you an opportunity
to work with me, Kristen.

Now, can I get copies of your notes?
Are you all right, Kristen?
You seem a little bit uneven.

What are you doing?

All right.
Throw it at me.

I deserve
You think that's gonna stop me?
It's just gonna make me feel good.

Go get yourself some help, Kristen.

This is me with help, Leland.


Oh, here it is.

This was on the cadaver
that someone tried
- to cannibalize last night.

- That's the word.

That's it.

- What?
- Oh, God.

This is a map of 60 demonic houses,
all houses of Satan,
going back 60 decades.

- Okay.

- They're like family crests.

And each house needs to assure
its line of succession.

Before the master of one house dies,
he must guarantee his successor.

How does he or she do that?
He needs to be consumed.

Oh, but you're missing the point, Mitch.

There's nothing forbidden
about cannibalism
as long as it's not cannibalism
of a living thing.

- Are-are you serious?
- Yes.

Look at the rites
of the Catholic Church.

Eating the body, drinking the blood.

There's nothing wrong with imitating
the holiest of Catholic sacraments.

Kumbaya, my Lord, kumbaya ♪
Please turn to face the congregation.

Kumbaya, my Lord, kumbaya ♪
My dear people, let us pray
that God, the all-powerful Father,
will pour out abundantly
the gifts of Heaven
on these servants of His,
the ones He has chosen
for the office of priest.

Let us kneel.

Someone's praying, Lord ♪
Kumbaya ♪
Someone's praying, Lord ♪
Kumbaya ♪
Someone's praying, Lord ♪
Kumbaya ♪
Oh, Lord ♪
Kumbaya ♪
Oh, Lord ♪
Kumbaya ♪

Please be seated.

How long does this go on for?
Oh, just another six hours.

- I'm just joking.
It's almost done.

- Funny.

His omnipresence will often manifest
beyond our human understanding
Did he give you something? Show me.

and passions to the Holy Trinity.

- What does this mean?
- I don't know.

- But why did he give it to you?
- I don't know.

- Mom, I don't.

- What's going on, Lexis?
- What are you doing?
- I'm not doing anything.

- Are you lying?
- No.

Then why did he act like he knew you?
Uh, because he came to the house
that one time with Grandma.

And that's it? That-That's
the only time he's seen you?
Lexis, answer me.

Promise you won't be mad?
I'm only gonna be mad if you lie to me.

He told me not to tell you
because it would only make you mad.

He's been coming by school.

It didn't mean anything.

He just said he missed talking.

He thought we could talk in the future.

Lexis, he's a grown frickin' man!
I know, but I think he seems
lonely since Grandma left.

Oh, my God.

Give me one sec.

I'm so tired.

- Lynn?
- Yeah?
- Lynn, you're in charge, okay?
- Okay.

- You guys are so mean.

- Are you going out?
Yes, but just for a few hours.

- Mom, I didn't do anything.

- I know.
I know, baby.

- Let me see.

- No, my Squigz.

I told you you were mean to me.

You guys, you can watch
Netflix for a few hours!
I call the computer.

No, but I want to watch the computer.

If you can get in front of me,
you can have it.

- Okay.

- I lied.

We're watching the one
about tigers.
I've decided.

- No, I want to watch Scarface.

- Yes, we are!
- Oh, my God.

- Mom won't let us
- watch Scarface.

- It's just as bad as tigers.

We're not watching Scarface,
and we're not watching tigers, 'cause
- Mom would yell at us for both.

- Oh, my God, Laura.

- We're watching Scarface.

- Scooch, scooch, scooch.

- Not enough room!
- Laura!
If you don't like it,
then don't sit here.

All right, we're not gonna watch
tigers or Scarface.

I get to choose this time
'cause I never get to choose.

You better not mess up my bed, Lex!
Better not mess up mine!
- Okay.

- Mess it up, Lexis!
- Oh, my God.

- I'll pay you five bucks.

I'll pay you ten if I can find ten.

You don't have to do anything.
No, you do not touch!
You got to choose last time.

Hold your horses.

Here I come.

Hold your horses.

Well, aren't you the anxious beaver.

Something's wrong with me.

I know.

You're hungry.
Come on in.

So, wh-what do I have to do?
It's your birthday, Mitch,
your real birthday.

And this is Sheryl.
She's new, also.

Happy birthday, Mitch.

This is the first day
of the rest of your life.

No need to be nervous.

I know that you're hungry,
which is why we've prepared a feast.

Shall we?
If I do this, I want you to remember.

- You have my word.

- This is not about your word.

It's about something much more real.

If you ever hurt one
of my granddaughters,
I'll cut off your dick.

The body of your predecessor.

And this.

The prime cut.

All for you.

Kumbaya, my Lord ♪
Kumbaya ♪
Kumbaya, my Lord ♪
Kumbaya ♪
Kumbaya, my Lord ♪
Kumbaya ♪
Oh, Lord ♪
Kumbaya ♪
Someone's crying, Lord ♪
Kumbaya ♪
Oh, Lord ♪
Kumbaya ♪
Are you all right?
I don't know.
I don't know what to do.

My children mean more
to me than anything.

- I
- What happened?
Leland he's been in touch with Lexis.

- He's
- Come in.

Earlier tonight, I was
on my way to kill him.

No, you weren't.

Can you hear confessions, David?
Right after you're ordained?
I can.
Do you have something to confess?
How do I do it?
Go ahead.

- Do you remember?
- Help me.

Bless me, Father, for I have sinned.

Bless me, Father, for I have sinned.

It's been years, 20 years maybe,
since my last confession.

These are my sins.

I've tried so hard to be a good mother,
to be there when they need me, but I
And to be a good wife.

Do you want me to get
do you want me to get
somebody else, Kristen?
- I can get one of the other priests.

- No.

- I
- It's okay.

What-Whatever it was, God forgives.

I I killed a man.
I-I-I did.
Orson LeRoux.
I-I killed him.
He was threatening my-my-my children,
my girls, so-so I killed him.

And I got away with it.

I got away with it.

The cops they knew me,
and they just let me go.

Is all this true?

And are you sorry? Are you truly sorry?
I am so sorry.
I don't want to
I don't want to do it again.

Kristen, do you remember
the acts of contrition?

Repeat after me.

O my God, I am heartily sorry
for having offended Thee.

O my God, I am heartily sorry
for having offended Thee.

I detest all my sins because
of thy just punishments.

I detest all my sins my sins
because of thy just punishments.

I firmly resolve
with the help of Thy grace
to sin no more and to avoid
the near occasion of sin.

I firmly resolve to sin no more
and to avoid the near occasion of sin.

- Amen.

- Amen.

Through the ministry of the Church,
may God give you pardon and peace.

I absolve you from your sins
in the name of the Father and of the Son
and of the Holy Spirit.



I can't show my face.

Yes, you can.

No, I'm ashamed.

Not anymore.

It's okay.
It's over.

It's over.

Someone's crying, Lord ♪
Kumbaya ♪
Oh, Lord ♪

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