Synopsis: As wakes up in an asylum and a seemingly helpful doctor tries desperately to get him to admit his horrific acts so his healing can begin. Ash’s world seems to crumble around him. Was this all in his head? Is he really Ashy Slashy?
Review: This episode features a powerhouse acting performance from Bruce Campbell as Ash begins to seriously question his own reality in the face of seeds being planted by the seemingly helpful Doctor.
Ash begins to see people from his world in various roles within the asylum. People like Pablo who is now an orderly with a loving for putting the serious hurt to patients. As well as Ruby who is know the stereotypical Nurse Ratchet with absolutely no sense of humour. But worse still is the fate of Kelly who is also an inmate.
The use of a puppet to be Ash’s saner self was a fun tool and allowed for some funny dialogue in which Ash is technically talking to himself.
The episode wraps when Ash gets a visit from Linda Emery who claims that she has been visiting for 30 years. After this visit Ash seems ready to submit to the Doctor.
We get some really strong acting performances in this episode from both Bruce Campbell and Dana DeLorenzo as both have to peel back some of the more disturbed aspects of their respective characters.
Although this is mainly set up for next week’s episode. It is really strong as a stand alone.
I look forward to next week’s conclusion to this episode as Ash figures out that it is all a delusion being fed to him by Baal.
- Blood & Gore9.5
- Incidental Music9.5