The Exorcist (S02E08) "A Heaven of Hell"

The children are alive and well, for now. Rose (Li Jun Li) wants them off the island and away from the imminent threat. Their safe and secure home has been ripped away from them and they will never be able to fully move on from the terror they have witnessed first hand. Verity (Brianna Hildebrand) is digging in her heels and she’s not going to give up without a fight.

Our dear exorcist’s have been working tirelessly to try to get the demon to release its grip from Andy (John Cho). It is starting to take a toll on all of them. Tomas is still being plagued by awful visions, and the lines of reality are starting to blur. The demon has them right where it wants them, tired, weary and questioning the words that slip out of Andy’s mouth. A very dangerous position to be in.

Father Bennett’s (Kurt Egyiawan) wounds are not healing, even though they are running short on time, Mouse (Zuleikha Robinson) is forced to take him to the hospital. They need to find Tomas (Alfonso Herrera) and Marcus (Ben Daniels) as soon as possible, but there always seems to be something hampering their plans. When Bennett questions Mouse’s relationship with Marcus, we finally get a glimpse into the mysterious priests past.

The exorcism is exceeding all their limitations, this is not normal and they need all the support they can get. Andy needs to know that there is something worth fighting for on the outside, so having one of the children join them would be beneficial. Verity gets wind of this and becomes a willing participant in Andy’s race to survival.

Andy briefly breaks through to the land of the living, enough to fight back against the demon in order to keep Verity safe. It’s a small, but this is exactly what they needed. But the efforts seem to be futile, one step forward comes with ten steps back. They need a miracle, and in the state they’re in, they need it fast.

Each character is desperately trying to cling on to some sense of normalcy, but that doesn’t exist in this world. The darkness is coming for them all and no one is safe. Andy was able to escape while Tomas was caught up in a trance, he was played by the demon and everyone is going to suffer terribly because of it.

No one is getting off the island. Not if the demon has anything to do with it. The scenes that the creators set are dark and foreboding, and each episode seems to fit perfectly in the balance of chaos. There are only two episodes left in the season, there will be one hell of a fight on the horizon.

Who will make it out alive? I am sure there will be more twists, turns and carnage. I am looking forward to see whatever is about to be unleashed upon the world.

Rating: 9/10
The Exorcist airs on FOX every Friday at 8/9c

Photo: Screenshot taken by author of review