After the final scene of last week’s episode, we wondered where The Exorcist would go from here. It’s not like the demon can really hide anymore, or is even interested in hiding. Ripping some dude’s chest out on the L isn’t something you can just shrug off. At this point, we know the exorcism is coming. Now, it’s just a matter of getting there.This episode, titled “The Movable Feast” begins by confusing the hell out of us. We see Casey at home, entering her kitchen for breakfast, decidedly not covered in blood. Angela offers to make her breakfast, which is where we see the first sign that things aren’t what they seem. Angela cracks open the eggs, and a bloody fetal bird falls out. When Angela sets down a plate full of them, The Salesman appears. He tells Casey not to be rude, to let him in. When she hesitates, she is tied down by bloody tendrils.Breakfast for the possessed. (Photo: Screenshot via FOX)We cut to the real world, where Casey is in a hospital being restrained by doctors. It turns out that the hospital has taken custody of Casey because they think she might be a danger to herself or others. They aren’t wrong, but even without the demon, I don’t think anyone could argue that the guy didn’t deserve to have his chest ripped out.The hospital is where the episode’s scariest moments happen. As the doctors try to figure out what’s wrong, The Salesman is in the room with them. He abuses Casey, hurts her, does everything he can to get her to fully accept the demon. She resists through everything, but when he begins to strangle her psychiatrist, she gives in. Before The Salesman can take her hand, Angela runs in and grabs it, having regained custody. That doesn’t mean the demon’s gone of course. We see The Salesman smile as he seems to float out of the hospital room.Father Marcus (Ben Daniels) kills a demon with kindness. (Photo: Screenshot via FOX)Meanwhile, Father Marcus contacts the list of friends given to him by Father Bennett, his ally in the church. The first name on the list brings him to a convent where a group of nuns are working on an exorcism of their own. Unlike Father Marcus’s techniques, they use love and compassion to calm the demon. One of the nuns speaks to Father Marcus, telling him that he’s going to fail sometimes. Every once in a while, he’ll lose somebody. She encourages him to try again and invites him to their final exorcism that night to learn something new.Standing in the middle of a circle with the possessed man, Marcus begins using his old techniques. He violently grabs the possessed and demands the demon come out. The nun reminds him of what he saw the night before, and Marcus changes tactics. His grab turns into a hug, and he offers the man forgiveness. It works. The demon is gone, and the man wakes up, himself again. Honestly, this sequence felt too easy and tensionless, but this is all in service of getting us to the big exorcism next week. This was a warm up, meant to get Father Marcus back on his feet before the next episode.While all this is going on, Father Tomas is dealing with temptation. Jessica, the woman he’d had a mild flirtation with in the past, shows up at his apartment. Her husband was cheating on her. He lets her sleep on his bed while he takes the couch. Later, when he goes to check on her, she comes on to him. He declines, but we all know the demon is going to bring that up next week. The episode closes with Tomas telling the Rance family he will go against the wishes of the church and perform the exorcism. Windows are boarded up; holy water is placed around the house, and Father Marcus closes us out with the line, “Let us begin.”Next week: The exorcism of Casey Rance (Hannah Kasulka). (Photo: Screenshot via FOX)While there have been some scary moments throughout, The Exorcist has been a slow burn. We’re finally getting what we came for next week. It’s so close we can taste it. This episode was just about getting us there and was a fairly weak one because of it. It still had its moments. Seeing what possession is like from Casey’s point of few has been one of the more chilling aspects of the past couple weeks. Plus Robert Emmet Lunney is terrifying as The Salesman.Fortunately for us, all the set up seems to be over now. Everything is in place and next week’s episode promises a real-time 45-minute exorcism. I can’t wait to see how they do that. Hopefully, come 10 p.m. next Friday, we’ll all be cowering under our blankets. The show owes us that much at this point.
Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. ‘God of War’ Documentary ‘Raising Kratos’ Explores 2018’s Top Video GamePS4 Hits Turn Tabletop With ‘God of War,’ ‘Bloodborne&… Since late last year, rumors pertaining to the release date of God of War began to circulate around the internet. Dates ranged from March 22, 2018, to June 30th. Sony has finally laid all rumors to rest by announcing a solid release date. The gods of Norse mythology will meet their demise by Kratos’ hand on April 20. Yes… that April 20.This announcement comes straight from God of War developer Santa Monica Studio, who let everyone know on Twitter. Along with a solid release date, a new trailer was revealed.The trailer gives more detail about the game’s plot. Particularly, we’re shown why Kratos and his son Atreus set out on their perilous journey. Kratos is a god, which is something Atreus finally discovers during the course of the game. Being that this is God of War, the trailer has plenty of action. Kratos is seen taking on both man and monster with his new battle axe. It’s an epic trailer for what will no doubt be an epic story.“There has been a long journey just to reach this point, so it’s a little bittersweet to think that we are only a few months away from that journey finally coming to an end,” said God of War director Corey Barlog on the PlayStation Blog. “While I am sad, I am also excited because it means everyone will get their hands on this crazy adventure we have been crafting for nearly five years!”In addition to a release date and trailer, Sony also announced a number of pre-order bonuses. Pre-ordering at any retailer will net users three “legendary” shield skins. By pre-ordering from GameStop (or EB Games), players will get the “Luck of Ages” XP boost, which grants +10 Luck and has one enchantment. There is, of course, the deity-pleasing Stone Mason collector’s edition which we previously reported on. Stay on target